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Torch Lite Inn
Ranked #42 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
sacramento, California, United States
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“good for the night”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

first, I wouldn't pay the prices they want for this hotel! I had a free hotel night to use so I paid half the price. We booked a double bed room a few days prior to our stay and I was pleasantly surprised how big the room was. My whole family fit, (6 of us), we brought a queen size air matress and two of us slept on that, we also got a nice, good size fridge and microwave. But there's nothing special about it, sheets/bedspreads are pretty gross, room is outdated and make sure to lock your vehicles! lots of shady ppl walking around, we walked outside in the morning and our van door was WIDE open! we brought our valuables inside w/ us, so nothing was taken! I

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Hotel is located at cross roads and there is quite a lot of traffic and noise. Boardwalk was only few minutes walk away which was nice place to see. Room was ok, same as any other motel in the US. We had ours at second floor.

Free wifi in rooms and free parking was a big plus. Also breakfast was good, very basic, oatmeal, white bread and cereals.

Pool area looked nice but we didnt take a closer look that how clean was it.

We stayed here for one night (late check in, early check out) in June and travelled as two couples. Would stay again for one night sleepover.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Ok for one night. Room was large and clean but decor tired. Pool was nice and surrounding gardens lovely. However the guy on the front desk was surly and unhelpful. Would we use again? Probably not given the owner doesn't make visitors welcome.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is a very basic US type motel with free parking close to all rooms. The accommodation is surprising close to a main road junction but was not too noisy and probably the best looking of the hotels along the route to the Boardwalk. Basic breakfast was included although was not specified when we booked so was a bonus - not a lot on offer and very little seating but would not complain as we saw this as an extra. WiFi is available but very slow.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed 1 nite was suppose to stay 2, noise all nite the smell of drugs stayed in the air & drug users hanging around all night, couldn't close the bathroom window all the way, their are apartments behind hotel! Police might as well had a room there also bc they were there most of the nite anyway.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Best Value i had in a month long road trip across the western coast with my wife. Very good breakfast, great location, walking distance to the sta. cruz boardwalk. The room was huge and a perfectly functioning jacuzzi. Friendly staff, very clean, overall a surprisingly great place for the money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Great location, so close to everything! I was suprised to get to my room and have the phone flashing red with a message - it was just the front desk welcoming me and making sure I didn't need anything... such a nice touch. I definitely recommend this hotel. the rooms were very comfy and clean and really nice breakfast and very close to boardwalk!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Torch Lite Inn

Property: Torch Lite Inn
Address: 500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5124
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Torch Lite Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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 
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