We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Torch Lite Inn

    500 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5124
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    Lock in the lowest price from our partners
    US$80
    View Deal
    Traveller (40)
    Room & Suite (16)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Sea & Sand Inn
    454 reviews
    #1 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
     
    Capitola Hotel
    290 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Capitola
     
    Dream Inn
    1,640 reviews
    #2 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
     
    Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites
    634 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Capitola
     
    Overview
    • Excellent10%
    • Very good24%
    • Average32%
    • Poor16%
    • Terrible18%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Suites
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    2.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Offers from Torch Lite Inn
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"},"scriptFlags":null}
    Sea & Sand Inn
    454 reviews
    #1 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
     
    Capitola Hotel
    290 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Capitola
     
    Dream Inn
    1,640 reviews
    #2 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
     
    Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites
    634 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Capitola
     
    Rooms
    Aug 27Aug 28
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 9 partner sites to see rooms from US$80.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Santa Cruz hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "6e7a2b008cb842b1a1d3d1410802caea", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":79864,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[32472187],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":27,"month":8,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":28,"month":8,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":80,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"6e7a2b008cb842b1a1d3d1410802caea","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":80,"lowestMetaPrice":80,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":80,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":80,"lowestMetaPrice":80,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":80,"hotelName":"Torch Lite Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjZlN2EyYjAwOGNiODQyYjFhMWQzZDE0MTA4MDJjYWVhIiwiQUlLIjoiODkwMGFhYjk3OWFjNDcxYTkxYzJlMTJmODk1MTI2ZmQifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "27/08/2017", "checkOut": "28/08/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$80", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"32594113":"Expedia","109276929":"HotelsCom2IB","32472187":"BookingCom","34355994":"Hotwire","79397763":"CheapTicketsEWS","53894654":"TravelocityEWS","78845342":"OrbitzEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget"},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget"},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget"},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (106)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    There are newer reviews for Torch Lite Inn
    See the most recent reviews

    21 - 25 of 93 reviews

    Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

    Started here for 1 night. I have no major complaints. Requested a ground floor room and thought it was lovely and clean. We loved it! Close to the Boardwalk and very central. We would definitely return. Had a toilet issue where the water kept coming...More

    1  Thank Sarah Q
    Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

    Our first impression wasn't that good. At first, our reservation date seemed to be wrong. The host couldn't cancel - we had to call hotels.com. We could stay there, but had to pay like 30$ extra a night. The host wasn't really friendly to us...More

    Thank marinaandmike
    Reviewed 30 August 2015

    This hotel doesn't even deserve 1 star! This hotel is way overpriced for the what you get. By far one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at. Horrible customer service, dirty room. Never again! To top it off, rather than giving me back my...More

    1  Thank Brianna F
    Reviewed 28 August 2015

    Hotel has a nice breakfast, swimming pool. Room has everything you need( refregirator,hair dryer,micro oven, iron,shampoo, soap, mini coffee maker,) Stuff is helpful. Every day cleaning. Five minutes walk to the ocean. Bad wi- if connection.

    Thank Anastasia B
    Reviewed 4 August 2015

    We decided to go to Santa Cruz on a Saturday and Sunday in early August. I must admit I was flabbergasted at the prices of motels in the area. I chose Torch Lite as it had availability and was close to the Boardwalk. We paid...More

    4  Thank keybjones
    Sea & Sand Inn
    454 reviews
    #1 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
     
    Capitola Hotel
    290 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Capitola
     
    Dream Inn
    1,640 reviews
    #2 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
     
    Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites
    634 reviews
    #2 of 4 hotels in Capitola
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$90 - US$374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #12 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, getaroom.com, Hotwire, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your Torch Lite Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Santa Cruz
    • Also Known As
    • Torch Lite Hotel Santa Cruz ,
    • Torch Lite Motel
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (40)
    Room & Suite (16)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Dining (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (24)
    Bathroom (5)
    Nearby
    Sponsored by:
    Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites
    634 reviews
    4.75 km away
     
    Dream Inn
    1,640 reviews
    .99 km away
     
    Capitola Hotel
    290 reviews
    5.97 km away
     
    Sea & Sand Inn
    454 reviews
    1.10 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Saturn Cafe
    204 reviews
    .47 km away
    Zachary's Restaurant
    204 reviews
    .56 km away
    Surfrider Cafe
    133 reviews
    .56 km away
    Mutari Chocolate House and Factory
    23 reviews
    .55 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    2,795 reviews
    .56 km away
    Santa Cruz Main Beach
    217 reviews
    .80 km away
    Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
    88 reviews
    .84 km away
    Nickelodeon Theatre
    82 reviews
    .86 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    John F
    26 July 2016|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    Response from sejw | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. the area is safe. The Hotel is typical of accommodations you will find this close to the boardwalk. My 14 yr old daughter and her three friends stayed in a room one away from mine. I didn't fear for their safety nor... More
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "I was on the ground floor and I could hear the people above me. I would suggest asking for a room on the..."
    Read review
    "I do not have any helpful tips for this hotel."
    Read review
    "Stay away from Riverside Drive in Santa Cruz, cheap hotels charging expensive prices because people are..."
    Read review
    "Try to get a room at the end of the building to avoid the noise of people checking out early."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing