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Torch Lite Inn, Santa Cruz

2-star2 stars
500 Riverside AveSanta CruzCA95060United States of America

Art Deco motel within easy reach of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Beautiful beach
Great location
Great pool
Service is adequate
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Torch Lite Inn, Santa Cruz

from $135
  • Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Signature Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • One King Bed Non-Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features



  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Torch Lite Inn, Santa Cruz’s small print

Also known as

  • Torch Lite Inn
  • Torch Lite Inn Santa Cruz
  • Torch Lite Santa Cruz
  • Torch Lite Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Torch Lite Motel


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.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 50 per stay

Optional extras

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

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

What’s around Torch Lite Inn, Santa Cruz


  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 6 min walk
  • Main Beach - 11 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 31 min walk
  • Sky Glider - 7 min walk
  • Boardwalk Bowl - 9 min walk
  • Cocoanut Grove - 9 min walk
  • Pacific Garden Mall - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 50 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 51 min drive
  • Free self parking

Torch Lite Inn, Santa Cruz

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