Torch Lite Inn

Address: 500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States | 2 star motel
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This 2 star motel, located on 500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, is near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Main Beach, Pacific Garden Mall, and McPherson Center.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsTorch Lite Inn Santa Cruz

      Reviewed by kerry.lints


      Reviewed Jun 27, 2013
      by (13 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

      This motel is on a central location to the city centre and the boardwalk. The accomodation is comfortable and clean. The owner manager needs to learn how to be nice to people, he was extremely unfriendly and I wonder why he is in this area of business. He is the only place in America that wouldn't take our travel card as payment (which is just as good as cash) and then when paid in full still demanded a cash deposit. We overheard conversations with other people which was as unfriendly. I wouldn't return due to how rude he was! Beware.

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Torch Lite Inn Santa Cruz

      3.00 of 5 stars Good

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