Torch Lite Inn

500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States | 2 star motel
Prices starting from $85.00

Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz

Santa cruzzzzzz...

A travel blog entry by kerry.lints


I finally got a chance to sleep in.. Wayne even went down and got my breakfast. We set off finally to find the real Santa Cruz not the horrible, noisey stuff. We walked along the riverbank in reasonable temperature of 30+ till we reached the town centre. It has 1 main street with lovely trees and cafes scattered along it. Found a great local coffee …

Coastal Ride

A travel blog entry by kerry.lints


Today we started the day again with waffles and made them ourselves! Well sort of ..put the mixture into the girdle . We set off to a well known historical castle in San Simeon. The castle sits way up in the hills and was built by a wealthy man called William Hearst. We arrived at the bottom of the hill to be ferried up to the castle by the bus …

Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara - California dreamin'

A travel blog entry by sallyandsacha


Santa Cruz

After a great week in San Francisco we arrived at the Torch Lite inn in Santa Cruz where we were booked up for 5 days of chilling on the beach. The greyhound journey down from San Francsico was great and first impressions of Santa Cruz were really good. The town had a very chilled surfery feel and was a lot smaller compared to …

San Francisco

A travel blog entry by raroboy


... were bigger

  • that there were some famous criminals like:
    Al Capone, Robert 'Birdman'Stroud, George 'Machine gun' Kelly, Alvin 'Creepy Kravis'Karpavicz, Ellsworth ' Bumpy' Johnson
  • that when you come into the prison, you walked nude down the B-Block to your cells
  • 90 officers worked there to cover the 3 8-hour shifts
  • guns were only allowed on the gun-alley - so the ...

  • Life on the edge

    A travel blog entry by cyclinginaskirt


    ... appear sporadically on route politely advising car drivers to 'Share the Road', advice not always taken by impatient automobiles producing several heart stopping moments.
    Sadly too, a number of memorials to cyclists, such as the 'Ghost bike' outside Davenport, dedicated to Joshua Laven, a biker killed in a hit and run last year, attest to the limited efficacy of the above.

    So why do it......aside from the challenge. The sense of achievement ...

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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 (8 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