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999 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Parking included
Air Conditioning
24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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Explore the area

Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk7 min walk
Popular LocationPacific Avenue9 min walk
Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center12 min walk
AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Torch Lite Inn is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach, while Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are popular area attractions. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting. Kayaking and water skiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the motel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ocean Street - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 7 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 9 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 12 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportNorman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 43 min drive

About this property

Torch Lite Inn

An outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and free self parking are available at this smoke-free motel. All 38 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus coffee makers and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
3.2
999 reviews
5 - Excellent
155
4 - Good
282
3 - Okay
278
2 - Poor
143
1 - Terrible
141

3.4/5

Cleanliness

3.2/5

Staff & service

2.6/5

Amenities

3.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

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My house burnt down in the CZU lightning fires and I lost everything I own and haad to stay in several different hotels. This place being one of the worst. I needed to stay an extra night and he wanted to charge me $140 when on Hotels.com it was only $89 but the hotel owner said I would have to make a new reservation if I booked it online so he made me check out at 11am where I then sat on the sidewalk with all the belongings I have left in my life for 4 hours so I could then check back in at 3pm. I have done this exact same thing at other hotels and was never made to do something like that. I literally just lost my home and everything I own. I just can't understand how someond could have no empathy.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
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Way over priced kinda dumpy and poor staff but the room was comfortable
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveler
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Close to downtown. Kinda dumpy on the outside but nice rooms
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
I will not be going back
The acoustics of the property are such that the street noise carries into the complex and the rooms. There was a hair from a previous user on the first towel I used. I got to listen to people in an adjoining room argue at 3:00 a.m.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020