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Truckee, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms have been remodeled. They have a decent breakfast bar. Yogurt, pastries, espresso/coffee machine - at the touch of a button, instant oatmeal, cold cereals, and fruit. The breakfast room has tables that easily accommodate guests in waves. There is a terrace that surrounds the complex on the top floor. The terrace has space enough for tables outside of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful place for a busy night. We walked to and from the Boardwalk in just 9 minutes each way. They had a great breakfast with yogurt, fruit and pastries. Although in a busy area, the pool and patio were private enough to avoid discomfort. The walls successfully kept out noise from otherwise busy streets. All over, the... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night on a trip down the Pacific Highway, nice room with good TV and wifi, nice clean spacious room, only problem was with the air conditioning that couldn't be fixed on the day but received a discount. Great location with plenty of parking and friendly staff.

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Modesto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed for one night and car was broken into got no real help from management. the person at front desk just gave us the number for police station and said we could file a report. when I asked for some compensation for this I was told parking is free and you park at you own risk and that they have... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We paid $300 for one night and we weren't happy. The room smelled bad. The batroom was worn out. For this price I expected more. Even the table and chair on the balcony were dirty and unusable. The pot was burned by cigarettes. The only good thing was the friendly staff.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The room had 2 queen beds. One had sand in it. The restroom area smelled like urine. The refrigerator made noise all night. The Night stand was sticky, I had to clean it. The worst of all, is someone tried to break into the room at 3:30AM. They took the screen off the window and were opening the window when... More 

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Hazel sd
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

This was a very nice and clean motel. Well taken care of and inexpensive as its not right on the beach. It's only a 5-10 minute walk to the boardwalk and you don't have to pay for parking. Helpful staff and clean pool. Parking is a little limited.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Not the best experience. Our room had a lounge chair that actually blocked the closet. It just made it difficult to move around in the small area. The room needed a thorough cleaning and remodel. Once nighttime came, it got loud. People yelling and banging around in the hallway outside the room. All around the hotel there was noise. It... More 

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Fresno, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Stayed here last weekend on the 2nd floor. Absolutely awful. The worst motel I have ever stayed in in my life. Roaches all over the balcony..not the creepy crawly kind, I'm talking about the kind you smoke. Hair in the shower, no toilet paper when we arrived. It took an hour for the front desk to bring some to the... More 

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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Only a one night stay but room was very clean and spacious. Would have liked tea as well as coffee in room. Pool a decent size and temperature (early October) and close to beach and restaurant area and riverside. Breakfast was very reasonable - fruit and juices, cereals, yoghourt, muffins, toast etc. Surprisingly quiet at night although the walls and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Torch Lite Inn is located only 1500 feet from the Santa Cruz Beachboard Walk. Our hotel currently offers Free WiFi, Breakfast, and Parking for our guest. We are located within minutes of Downtown Santa Cruz and UC Santa Cruz as well. Come and enjoy our hospitality at the Torch Lite Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Torch Lite Inn

Address: 500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5124
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $122 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Torch Lite Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Torch Lite Hotel Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Motel
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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