Torch Lite Inn Santa Cruz

Torch Lite Inn

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA | T.: +1 831-426-7575

The Torch Lite Inn is located only 1500 feet from the Santa Cruz Beachboard Walk. The hotel currently offers Free WiFi, Breakfast, and Parking for guests. Located within minutes of Downtown Santa Cruz and UC Santa Cruz as well. Come and enjoy the hospitality at the Torch Lite Inn Santa Cruz.

Torch Lite Inn at the Beach Boardwalk

Located near the beach, Torch Lite Inn is in Westside Santa Cruz, a neighborhood in Santa Cruz with good shopping. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a popular attraction and the area’s natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting.

Kayaking and water skiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

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Property highlights

Free parking – Free WiFi – Non-smoking – Air conditioning – Refrigerator – Bathtub

Main amenities

  • 38 smoke-free guestrooms
  • 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

What’s around

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Ocean Street – 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – 7 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf – 13 min walk
  • Monterey Bay – 22 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue – 1 min drive
  • Main Beach – 1 min drive
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History – 1 min drive
  • Cowell’s Beach – 2 min drive
  • Santa Cruz Harbor – 2 min drive
  • Mission Santa Cruz – 6 min drive

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

In the hotel

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

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

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 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.

Plan your stay at Torch Lite Inn

Torch Lite Inn Santa Cruz

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
T.: +1 831-426-7575

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