Great price, clean room - included breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"IT IS NOT A NONSMOKING INN"
The inn was advertised as nonsmoking. That is false. They do not seem to care that guests smoke. We were on the first floor and could hear movement througout the night from the room upstairs. There is no degree setting for the airconditioner. It is either ice cold or humid. The price paid is about what the room is worth. The maid was fantastic and we […] tipped her well for the service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Torch Lite Inn"
Location is good. Within walking distance to downtown area and beach / boardwalk. Stayed at Torch Lite twice in the week and both times the WiFi did not work .Breakfast was adequate but would prefer it start a little earlier than 7AM.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I think this place gets a lot of poor reviews because of their rates during the summer. I've never paid those. I stayed after Labor Day and it was one of the cheapest places to stay in the city and was clean, quiet, and comfortable. I've been staying at this place for years and highly recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"not in bad condition for being by the beach.."
The rooms were nice with nice flat screen tv's to watch sports on..the area I hire isn't so great considering that we were harassed by s.c.p.d.gang task force..and every time I went to get breakfast from the free continental breakfast area, there was some homeless person ruining in and stealing food..so all in all not so good..I wouldn't bring my children […] to this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Check-in time not flexible"
All other motels in the surrounding area have very flexible check-in times. If there is room available (most of the time there is room), they will allow me to check in as early as 11:00 in the morning. However, this motel wouldn't allow me to check in at 1:30. I was asked to come back at 2:30 p.m. Good thing that by 2:15, they had a room for me.Genuine Expedia guest review
If you want a quality hotel at the right price this is it. Our stay was great, breakfast daily and the location cant be beat if you want to be close to the beach/boardwalk (5min walk over the bridge). We will stay here again for sure.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
People were so loud in the middle of the night. Our tv didn't work. Would not recommend this place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Budget hotel near Santa Cruz Boardwalk."
Room was ok for a budget hotel. Location was good for what we needed. Bed was comfortable. It was quiet at night. There was no elevator, so had to haul all our luggage and stuff up stairs to 2nd floor and back down. Hotel staff found me another iron at 10:00 at night when the one in our room didn't work and I needed one. What I did not like was that […] they charged me a $50 deposit to my credit card at check-in "in case I left the room in bad condition". My husband and I are in our 60's, we're not going to trash the room. I will be watching my credit card account to make sure that refund in received back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No sleeping here"
The torch lite in looks cute on the outside. The inside looks updated but slightly scummy. The walls were paper thin; we could actually make out what our neighbors were watching on tv. We were also right next to the stairs so when anyone walked up or down, the room shook. Also, the busy street below became too noisy to ignore by 7am. The bathroom was […] clean with the exception of an industrial sized toilet plunger, which I had to use at one point during our stay. We chose the hotel because of the proximity to the boardwalk, but they told us our car would be towed if we left it past 2 while we were at the beach. I would suggest avoiding this place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to beach boardwalk, but lacking otherwise"
damaged bed rails, no one availabe to fix 1st evening in room, by 3 pm the next day it still wasn't fixed. we checked out losing 1 nights cost. the grounds were dirty, dryer lint in gardens in piles. Incidentially, I never used profanity or insults or mentioned price in my 1st review..but I'm not surprised that you wouldn't print it.Genuine Expedia guest review
This place was so gross! We almost packed and left as we arrived! - The walls are so thin, we could hear our neighbors talk for a good portion of the night before we were able to fall asleep. There was such a strong smell of bleach as we opened the door as we arrived, and the carpet was sticky and it felt so yucky! eeeekkkkGenuine Expedia guest review
You get what you pay for. It's run down & on the corner of a noisy intersectionGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is located in a pretty bad area...not much in the category of nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is clean and the staff was wonderful. The closeness to all the excitement of the boardwalk was the best part. Close, but not close enough to be kept up by all the traffic and noise of the humans and rides. However, that being said, you don't get to hear the ocean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Necessary to use car to get to most locations"
Room and pool area very clean. Didn't find the beds very comfortable. Looks like room recently rennovated. Not close enough to walk to Boardwalk so drove which cost us $12.00 for parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
For the $270 we spent, it was a joke. For $100 it would have been fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No one should pay over $100 for this place..."
the only things good about this hotel is its proximity to the Boardwalk and it doesn't have bed bugs - yet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The bathroom is dirty and missing toiletries. Breakfast sucked for the amount of money I paid. I am NOT COMING BACK!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was an easy walk to the Boardwalk, but was a little shabby. We had a wet suit stolen from the back of our truck even though we had parked under the carport. We were only there one night and spent most of our time at the Boardwalk. Thought it was over priced but the location was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Requested Room 210 and they honored request. The room was very clean and roomy. The pool is inviting and has a cute fountain that is lit at night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good to go"
It was a good spot to stay, comfortable and clean. Enjoyed our stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"walking distance to the Boardwalk A PLUS!!!"
I originally wanted to get (2) queen beds, Only had (2) double. When I got to Torch Lite Inn I asked if there were any rooms available with (2) Queen. Torch Lite not only accommodated me with my request, I got a nice sunny balcony to go with it!!! AWESOME!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Customer Service at front desk was horrible, she was not concerned with what your problem was. Phone didn't work, door didn't work properly. Other than that, the hotel is cute and perfectly located to the boardwalk and downtown area. Totally OVERPRICED!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My stay at Torch Lite Inn"
I was happy with my room. The cost of the room was good compared to other hotels in near by. The rooms were clean. I would stay here again if I need a hotel in the area again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Two girls were really rude. Attitude and not nice at all!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel, really clean and nice Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Average Hotel close to Boardwalk"
Staff allowed us to check in early because room was ready. Pool was clean and it was quick and easy to get to the Boardwalk & beach. Rooms were average but refrigerator kept things cold & microwave worked just fine.Genuine Expedia guest review
"We liked it!"
Hotel is kind of old but liked it. Walking distance to boardwalk beach. Close to restaurants, stores where we were shopping. We enjoyed breakfast. We were with our kids and they gave us two bedroom suite so that was nice. We had three queen beds. Awesome! We loved it.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good value. Strictly for serving as a place to sleep , nothing more. The room was clean enough m a little stuffy. It's near the Boardwalk n beach which make a compelling place to serve as a baseGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, close to the boardwalk"
Would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay"
What a great little hotel. Wasn't expecting much but found the rooms to be very clean. Bathroom very nice and updated. Only thing is that if you are a soft sleeper of late sleeper it is a little noisy. Traffic and kids in the pool in the morning. But other than that it is great.Genuine Expedia guest review
You think your getting a great deal, because it was half price. It was listed at regular price of $300 but, advertised for $144.00 for a King bed. If you wanted an additional bed, it was another $150.00. Upon arriving. Clerk was rude. Then, without warning, informed me that there was an additional $50.00 deposit! When I asked what for? She replies, […] " in case you break something." How many people have extra $50 to lay out, without knowing they were going to have to shell it out?! The room was humid. Bathroom window was open, the building next door could look right in. Needed the A/C on because of humidity. Sounded like a turbo prop plane. Stairs, sidewalks were grotty. The cherry put, on this motel, not hotel, was: the sign on the pool which warn about diarrhea. If anyone has it or had it in the last 14 days, they could not swim. NEVER saw a sign like this in all my years of traveling. This was a price gouging at its best. I believe the additional $50.00 I had to put up, "in case we broke something" was illegal by California Consumer Affairs. I did get it back upon check out. However, no one came and checked out the room. Since I paid Cash, I expected Cash back. Though she tried in vain to have me use my card. I wonder how legitimate this operation is? Hotels.com or any other travel site should NOT refer anyone to this place. As you bear responsibility in regards of the extra deposit, not stated in writing, upon booking. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Torch Lite Inn Mandatory fees Deposit: USD 50 per stay Optional extras Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per night
Staff was friendly & polite, location was excellent in regards to the boardwalk, (about 2 blocks away) the place could maybe do some cosmetic work/updating but all in all my stay at Torch Lite Inn - Santa Cruz was pleasant & I would/will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Few blocks from the beach"
A little pricey on the weekends but overall a really decent place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Expensive for what you get....."
The Hotel was quite expensive for what you get, however, it's all about location and it is very close to the Boardwalk. The motel has a small pool that is nice and they do offer a complimentary breakfast. Most of the motels in this area are very old, as was this one...but again, you are paying for location. I wouldn't be opposed to staying there again, […] just keep in mind that it is similar to an older Super 8 or Motel 6 that would usually run around $50 a night, however here you will spend over $200:( Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ok for the price"
Just needed a place to sleep for the night.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was fine. Sheets were clean. Room smelled of mildew and bothered my allergies! The arms of the sitting chair were dirty and worn. Pool was clean and fine. Location was just OK. Right near skate park which my kids loved, but lots of older kids flying around, inconsiderate. Was OK for the night but would not return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not very comfortable"
The room was small. The carpet was still wet from a cleaning, stayed wet for two nights. The WiFi barely worked then did not work at all. It got worse during the evening. The "breakfast" was very sad. Milk and yogurt left out on the counter with out refridgeration. The good news was that we found a wonderful breakfast spot not too far away....Linda's […] Seabreeze Cafe...go there, nice staff, great food, great coffee. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great deal in Santa Cruz. It's within walking distance of the boardwalk and the downtown. The property is taken care of and the rooms have be updated. We enjoyed our stay here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Untruthful ad in this hotel. Quality of facility, staff services and food is not worth for the price I paid. You can find better hotels in a minute walking distance.Genuine Expedia guest review
It is a pretty basic Motel, the rooms are quite old and need a refreshing. However, it was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Easy to check in and check out and a very good breakfast (in other motels it says they have but it's ridiculous). Has good coffee and toast and fresh milk fruit and musli! The location is perfect. The motel lies […] within walking distance of the downtow area and the boardwalk! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap hotel for a holiday overnight."
Good location. Cheap motel. You get what you pay for. Clean. Loud. Needs updates.Genuine Expedia guest review
"hotel's nice, but beware of deposit charge"
i usually travel on a budget, so when i check in at a place for which i've paid, i don't like to be asked to reach for my credit card again. in this case, it was a surprise $50 deposit ... on 'stuff.' partly smoking, no doubt. my biggest issue with this was that it wasn't listed on the hotel information, and it should be. some places only charge $10 […] deposits, and frankly, when i'm on a quick pleasure vacation, $50 that comes out of my account and will be returned in '3-5 business days' is a real downer. room was nice and clean, and service was fince. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for price"
Area was ok. Distance to boardwalk was great. Room was clean and big. Will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Motel was fairly easy to find. Located less than five blocks from the entrance to the Boardwalk. Pool was clean, breakfast was a continental breakfast, which I like, hallways could have been a little cleaner. Overall, for the price it fit the bill.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Torch Lite Inn"
The hotel was in a good location close to the boardwalk. I had constant trouble getting into my room because the key card wouldn't work. Overall, not bad for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We liked how close it was to the boardwalk. Walking distance. The breakfast was ok but free. Can't beat free.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Sure isn't anything to write home about (nor is the city of Santa Cruz for that matter). It was a place to lay your head, but was a little skeptic since I had my whole family. Wasn't worth the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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