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Friendship Inn Torch Lite Lodge
Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Yuma
cottonwood, az
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51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not a place I would stay again.”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed at this motel in February 2014. Some of the rooms have people that lived here. I understand people are down on their luck, but when I am traveling it does not make me happy when my next door neighbor is up all night, loud music, and sitting outside on the front step of their room drinking a beer. The room was not clean, a dirty wash cloth was left behind the bathroom door, when the door was closed. The pool was dirty and the furniture in the pool area was very old and junkie. If you paid me to stay in your hotel, is the only way I would ever, ever, ever stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

I was looking for a simple place to stay in Yuma as I was traveling from Albuquerque to San Diego. Torch Lite Lodge did exactly that. It isn't the Ritz Carlton, of course, but for the price, you cannot beat it. In fact, its only slightly more expensive than pitching a tent in a campround. For 30 something bucks, you get AC, a hot shower, a super clean room, wi-fi, a TV, and a pool. Not quite sure if there's a better deal in the US.

The room was quiet, conveniently located (about 5 min from the freeway), very clean, the shower was hot, the lady at the front desk was very nice. It's a great value and I support this motel. The only complaint was that the mattress was super cheap.....

I would have no problem staying here again and I'm always looking for the most bang for my buck.

Well done Torch Lite!

Room Tip: upstairs are probably best (two floor motel)
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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3 Thank voodoo-d
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Abilene
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Average for the price. Stayed here based on other reviews on TripAdvisor. Although we weren't disappointed, we did expect more. Our room was under the stairs leading to the rooms above making it difficult to navigate. The rooms make the just average grade. If you don't expect much this would be a good place to stay,

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Gary W
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Show Low, Arizona
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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Clean well kept quiet. Great for the price. Will come back. Good pizza at Rocky's right down the road. Juice and coffee in the morning. In room coffee and hair dryer Recommend this and like clean well kept places. We are seniors and this was a great find on our way to Algadones. Tried it because if trip advisor

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank lccampground
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Racine, WI
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

The friendship, comraderie, and efficiency were all top-notch at The Torch Lite Lodge Hotel. We stayed three nights and were pleasantly surprised. The Patels really know how to run a traveller and extended stay hotel. Our room, pool area, lobby were all clean. Mrs. Patel enhanced the walled pool area with her prized red and fuschia roses. Pool lounge furniture was a combination of stone, plastic, and wooden adarondeck. Pool was unheated, but a Canadian guest assured me that it would soon heat up with the onset of Spring. I swam anyway, because it was the same temp as Lake Michigan in July! We were visiting our brother, who lives nearby. When he came to play Scrabble with me in the evening, Mr. Patel accomodated us with special lighting poolside.
We slept comfortably...and yes, there was some tile work needed in the corner of the bathroom, but so what? We didn't expect a five-star place. We spoke with several seasoned travellers who were more than happy to stay at the Torch Lite. It is about 3 blocks from Frye's grocery, and walking distance also to McDonalds. We opted for Frye's Asian Bar fare, which we ate in our room. The Patels do offer a light breakfast of cereal, milk, fresh fruit, packaged cinnamon rolls & muffins, Sunny Delight drink, and coffee. A soda, and ice machine are on the property. We will stay here again the next time we visit our brother.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank nogo
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Elkhorn
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2013

The carpet stunk and was filthy and ripped. There was mold on the tile by the toiled ams the floor tile grout was gross in the bathroom. Old is fine, filth is not. The bed sheets were clean, pillows were flat.

  • Stayed December 2013
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1 Thank Proguest
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Arizona
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed here overnight while having dental work done in Los Algodones. Room was very clean and bed was very comfortable. Owners are very nice and helpful. The first room we had didn't get a good wifi signal so they moved us closer to the front office. Many restaurants close by and easy access from the highway. We will be staying there again on our next visit.

Room Tip: Request a room closer to the office for better wifi signal
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank vtec350
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Property: Friendship Inn Torch Lite Lodge
Address: 2501 S 4th Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364-7257
Location: United States > Arizona > Yuma
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Yuma
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Hotel Class:2 star — Friendship Inn Torch Lite Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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