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Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk
2 stars

Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
Santa Cruz, CA
See location+1 831 426 7575
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C$ 88
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rate per night

7.2
Good
based on 1593 reviews
1,593 reviews

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About Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

This modern Santa Cruz motel is situated within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. It is located a short stroll from Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk offers an all-hours reception, plus laundry facilities and an outdoor pool. For added convenience, it features a wake-up service and a vending machine.

All the rooms at Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk include a refrigerator, a coffee maker and a private bathroom. They all offer heating, a telephone and ironing facilities.

The area near the motel has a range of cafés and restaurants. Natural Bridges State Park and University of California Santa Cruz are easily reached by car.

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Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Body soap
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Dining

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Microwave

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Key card access

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

General

  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Hardwood or parquet floors

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Disabled Access

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Golf

Bedroom

  • Socket near the bed

Workspace

  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk

7.2
Good1,593 verified reviews
6.3Solo
5.6Friends
22.0Families
17.8Couples

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2Poor
Anonymous, Aug. 2017

Pros. Nothing, ok maybe the location

Cons. We found five cockroaches in the room in about 30 minutes, including one on the headboard. There was pubic hair in the bathroom. We were on the second floor, but we could see their open, festering dumpster not 50 feet away. It looked like they had not even put fresh sheets on the bed. We were tired. We had to get up early, but we could NOT stay in this dump. The pics online made it look cute. The rating was not great, but it was good. I travel enough to know when people clean a room properly. This room had the appearance of not having been cleaned well in some time. There is no way you should even have this on your list of options, especially with a good rating! The place is a health hazard. We ended up at the Parralax which was a very nice place and worth the reviews and the money even though we only got five hours of sleep. I do not need to stay there or at The Ritz, but when you rate a place "good" it should be clean, devoid of cockroaches and pubic hair. Disgusting is mild when it comes to our reaction. I hope you will do something about it. I run my own business or I would start by calling the health officers in the city of Santa Cruz, but this your business and you should investigate for YOUR sake.

5.1Fair
Anonymous, Mar. 2017

Pros. It was fairly clean, room was pretty

Cons. There was no soap! Had to go downstairs and ask for it. The guy on the reception was not nice at all. In the morning, when I went for continental breakfast, mykey wouldn't open the room, when I finally got in, same guy showed up and demanded to tell my room number to make sure I'm staying there. Ummmm.... He only saw me six hours ago to check me in and give me soap 10 min later. Btw, neighborhood is skatchy, but I don't look like a homeless.

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Oct. 2016

Pros. So close to Santa Cruz. Also near food which is a plus. Quiet and relaxing and you get the HBO channel! reasonable price also. Provides a mini fridge and that's awesome.

Cons. Towels are too small

8.5Very good
Anonymous, Nov. 2015

Pros. On a family trip down to Southern California we were looking for a inexpensive motel to stay one night in. We found that in this motel. It looks a little rough on the outside but we were pleasantly surprised by how clean our room was. The room looked to be recently refurbished. The staff was friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was simple, but good. If you're looking for a cheap room for a night of just passing through town, then this is perfect.

Cons. The only downside to this motel was that our neighbors were coming and going all night. Luckily my kids are sound sleepers. Our bathtub was missing a drain plug. I was hoping to give my daughter a bath. When I called the front desk the man didn't seem too worried. He said he would bring one, but never showed. Also the beds were pretty firm, but for the price it overall was good.

5.1Fair
tati.atya, Aug. 2015

Pros. Free breakfast

Cons. Baby cockroach and ants inside room... YUCK!

8.8Very good
Teal, Feb. 2015

Pros. Good beds.

Cons. Bath room sink did not drain, couldn't use.

6Okay
Kelly, Nov. 2014

Pros. We were here for a wedding, we had 5 rooms in this hotel alone. Two were really nice. Two of the rooms were large. The handicap room was awesome, plenty of space for grandpa to get around. Online prices were great. Pool was warm and clean. I would stay here again, but recommended booking online to avoid dealing with the staff. Overall was a decent place compared to others that I have stayed in, in Santa Cruz.

Cons. Staff was unfriendly, the woman was better than the man however. the man kept interrupting the woman while she was helping us. When we needed an extra night on one room, they wouldn't match internet pricing for same room. When booked online, it let me add a rollaway bed to my room, but when I got there it was an additional $35 charge. One of our rooms had hair in the shower, and algae growing in it.

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What are the main attractions near the hotel?

The hotel is conveniently located near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Cocoanut Grove, Main Beach, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, offering easy access to popular local attractions.

What amenities are available in the rooms?

The rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, private bathroom, heating, telephone, and ironing facilities, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay for guests.

Is parking available at the hotel?

Yes, the hotel offers free parking, providing guests with convenient and hassle-free parking during their stay.

What are guests saying about the cleanliness of the hotel?

Many guests have praised the hotel for its cleanliness, with reviews highlighting the well-maintained facilities and commendable cleanliness throughout the property.

When is the best time to visit the hotel?

The high season for the hotel is in July, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the nearby attractions and the beach during the peak season. However, January is considered the low season, providing a quieter and more relaxed experience for visitors.

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Opt for a Room Away from Street Noise

Some guests reported noise from the street and neighboring rooms, so consider requesting a room away from the street and other guests to ensure a quieter stay.

Check Room Amenities

While the rooms offer basic amenities like a refrigerator and coffee maker, it's advisable to confirm the availability of specific facilities like a balcony or kitchenette if needed, as some guests found the lack of certain amenities inconvenient.

Be Mindful of Surrounding Area

Although the location is close to the boardwalk, some guests noted the presence of homeless individuals and mentioned feeling unsafe in the area, especially at night. It's recommended to be cautious and aware of the surroundings.

Verify Pool Availability

Despite the hotel listing an outdoor pool, recent guests were disappointed to find it filled with dirt. If the pool is an important amenity for your stay, it's best to confirm its current status with the hotel before booking.

Parking Considerations

The parking area was appreciated by some guests for its convenience, but others found it tight and challenging. If parking is a concern, it's advisable to inquire about the parking situation and any potential limitations.

Address Deposit Concerns

Several guests mentioned issues with the refund of their deposit, experiencing delays or encountering difficulties. It's recommended to clarify the deposit process and any associated policies during check-in to avoid any inconvenience during checkout.

Be Aware of Noise Levels

Some guests experienced disturbances from noise, including loud occupants and street noise. To ensure a peaceful stay, consider packing earplugs or requesting a room in a quieter area of the property.

Confirm Room Cleanliness

While many guests praised the cleanliness of the rooms, a few reported specific cleanliness issues such as a lingering smell and the presence of cockroaches. It's advisable to inspect the room upon arrival and promptly address any concerns with the staff.

Manage Expectations for Room Size

Some guests found the room size to be smaller than expected, especially when traveling with children. It's recommended to set realistic expectations for the room size based on the specific needs of your travel party.

Seek Assistance from Friendly Staff

Several guests appreciated the helpful and friendly nature of the staff, particularly singling out specific staff members for their positive interactions. If in need of assistance during your stay, don't hesitate to reach out to the accommodating staff members.

Location

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Cocoanut Grove0.5 km
  • Main Beach0.7 km
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1.1 km
  • Town Clock1.1 km
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.3 km
  • Mission Santa Cruz1.3 km
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1.8 km
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum2 km
  • State Lighthouse Museum2.1 km
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum3.1 km
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course3.5 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk

Low season

September

High season

September

Average price (weeknight)

C$ 159
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Top tips for your stay at Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk

  • The cheapest price a room at Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 159, while the most expensive was C$ 159.
  • How long should you stay at Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk

  • Where is Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk located?

    Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk is located at 500 Riverside Avenue, 1.2 km from the centre of Santa Cruz. Cocoanut Grove is the closest landmark to Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk.

  • Does Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk offer free parking?

    Yes, Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk offers free parking.

  • How far is Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk from the airport?

    Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk is 44.3 km from San Jose. Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk is 45.5 km from Monterey Regional.

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Good to know

Value for money

7.6

Distance to downtown

1.2 km

Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

44.4 km