Torch Lite Inn

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Signature Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes
Deluxe Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes
Signature Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes
Deluxe Room | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Torch Lite Inn

Torch Lite Inn

2.5 star property
Art Deco motel within easy reach of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

6.6/10 Good

1,005 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 7 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 22 min walk
  • University of California, Santa Cruz - 12 min drive
  • Mystery Spot - 12 min drive
  • Capitola Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 25 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 43 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 46 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 58 min drive

About this property

Torch Lite Inn

Motel in the heart of Westside Santa Cruz
Torch Lite Inn provides amenities like a terrace and laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, outdoor furniture, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the central location
Room features
All guestrooms at Torch Lite Inn feature perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Shower/tub combinations, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 40-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 38 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Torch Lite Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Torch Lite Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Torch Lite Inn?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Torch Lite Inn on 27 September 2022 start from S$129, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Torch Lite Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Torch Lite Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Torch Lite Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Torch Lite Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Torch Lite Inn and nearby?
Have fun with activities like hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near Torch Lite Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Asti (8-min walk), Firefly Coffeehouse (8-min walk), and Beach Street Café (9-min walk).
What's the area around Torch Lite Inn like?
Torch Lite Inn is a short 5-minute walk from Ocean Street and 7 minutes' walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Travelers say the area is central and good for families.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

M, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Georgann, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Larry, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rooms were clean.
Veronica, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The rooms were bright, fresh and newly decorated throughout, it was a fresh surprise to find that the hotel was better than we expected, noisy with the odd car late at night due to the junction but nothing in comparison to others we have been in.
Emma, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Pue, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was walking distance to the boardwalk. New remodel still feel clean and new.
Alice, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

No place to hang clothes
There was not one place to hang clothes. I like to hang my clothes to get the wrinkles out. Not one bar anywhere. Not one clothes hanger either.
Joan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kai, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Diana, 1-night trip
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