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Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! Up to two children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 2 years is charged USD 10 per person per night in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 377 reviews
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This Mediterranean style hotel is within walking distance of the Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk. It features free Wi-Fi and an indoor heated pool.
Score from 299 reviews Review score
Located next to Boardwalk Bowl, this motel is less than a 5-minute walk to Santa Cruz Boardwalk. It features free Wi-Fi and serves a daily free continental breakfast. Free parking is included.
Score from 343 reviews Good
Only a 2-minute drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this California hotel features an outdoor pool, serves a daily continental breakfast and has rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 292 reviews Good
This Santa Cruz hotel features an outdoor pool with cabanas available and fire-pits for guest use. A restaurant and bar is on site. The modern rooms feature an iPod docking station and a cable TV.
Score from 316 reviews Very good
Very noisey, constant banging/slamming of doors. Also loud cars/trash trucks.Bathroom towels and shower curtain smelled - need to be replaced. No regular coffee in room.
room was very comfortable, bed was very good, clean and bath was nice. Good price.
location to street. Very noisy, and people walking up & down street were very loud and drunk !Broken tiles in walkway and step up from pool with NO red or yellow warning. Trip easily.
Smell and the staff was not nice
Close to the Boardwalk.
Quiet for sleeping, close to everything, friendly, helpful staff, big room.
Minor things: no jacuzzi, small pool, older building with hard-to-open balcony door.
Location was great
outdated; bland decor
Beds were clean and comfy!
Not that I didn't like the walk but should change ad to 10 minute walk to beach due to traffic.
Within walking distance of the boardwalk
Stuck between two busy streets
I liked that it was a short walk to the beach.. The beds were very comfy..
Bed was awesome and the room was comfy
The room was not ready at 3pm but I was able to Che k in early and use the free parking.
The location was excellent, relatively quiet.
Price was to high for the amenities. Parking a big hassle. We to park off the property at least on night
location the view
staff was horrible things in room like fridge did not work pricing for room too high for the quality of room and place hotel is located
5 minute walk to the Beach and boardwalk, over the bridge, a very nice stroll at sunset.
Rooms were a bit noisy, from surrounding rooms,
Had upstairs corner room. Noisy at night from street.
Clean and comfortable
Pool was big and clean. The hotel is close to boardwalk
Clean remodeled room. It was beautiful. Nice pool .
Bathroom smelled real bad mildew and door was hard to close and open...
Over priced but all the hotels in the area
VERY rundown, the walls are paper thin, made it very difficult to sleep at all. The area where they offer breakfast was very dirty, our wifi only worked sometimes, and our beds were extremely uncomfortable. The entire building and rooms are very outdated. It needs ALOT of work, and for the money they charged us per night, I would never stay there again.
the location. over all was fine except last day.
on our third day we were gone got back about 4 our room still was not cleaned. the maid was still 4 rooms down so I had to ask her to clean our room while we waited at the pool. so we did not get back in until 5>15. so was not happy about that. the office staff at the front desk could be more friendly....
Perfect location to walk to boardwalk. Nice room
Took forever to get checked in
Late check inn time
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