Caliente Tropic

2 stars
View map of 411 East Palm Canyon Drive, 411 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
360 reviews
Great romantic adventure

I loved everything about our stay, the most comfortable beds ever! The hotel has amazing and... See full review

  • Sunny
  • Mar 9, 2015
get away weekend

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed staying here for a quick get away weekend. The staff was very... See full review

  • Sandy dandy
  • Mar 4, 2015
Polynesian-themed hotel with mountain views in Palm Springs

Caliente Tropics Resort is all about fun, relaxation and comfort. The hotel is one of the finest remaining examples of the Tiki and Polynesian-themed Palm Springs hotels built in the 1960s, and has hosted celebrities such as Elvis and Frank Sinatra. Updated for the 21st century with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, Caliente Tropics Resort retains the zesty feel of a Tiki lounge, while extending luxury and convenience to guests. The hotel features one of the largest pools in the area, surrounded by cabanas and pool deck.

Highlights
  • Tiki and Polynesian decor elements
  • Free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and lobby
  • One of the largest hotel pools in Palm Springs

 

Rooms

Caliente Tropics Resort guest rooms and suites give guests a sense of being in a tropical island setting. Polynesian-influenced furnishings give rooms a fun atmosphere. Every room features free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, 500 thread-count sheets, mini-fridge and free newspaper deliveries on weekdays. Suites offer a living room area with sofa sleeper and extra TV.

Property features

The swimming pool at Caliente Tropics Resort is one of the largest hotel pools in Palm Springs. Guests relax in the pool's cabanas, hot tub, or under an umbrella on the pool deck. A large lawn near the pool is ideal for throwing Frisbees or playing with pets. Barbeque grills are available, and the lawn offers enough space for picnics. Patrons can use the fitness centre or table tennis facilities on site for added entertainment. The hotel also offers guest laundry facilities.


Caliente Tropics Resort is a pet-friendly hotel, and permits animals 35 pounds or fewer (fees apply). The hotel provides concierge services geared toward guests with pets, offering recommendations on pet-friendly activities, grooming parlors and pet-sitting services.


The views of the mountains towering over Caliente Tropics Resort are breathtaking, adding to the sense of natural beauty throughout the hotel. The hotel is also close to the middle of Palm Springs, restaurants, entertainment options and shopping.

Transportation
  • Palm Springs International Airport (3 mi/5 km)

 

Nearby attractions
  • Village of Palm Springs (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Indian Canyons (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Palm Springs Convention Center (2 mi/3.2 km)

  

Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room

 

Caliente Tropic Rooms

Deluxe King
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Deluxe Queen Queen
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Tahitian Lanai King
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Tahitian Lanai Queen Queen
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Parlor Suite King
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Parlor Suite Queen Queen
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ADA Double Double
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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Air conditioned
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Wake-up service
Parking
Free parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sitting area
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

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Hotel Map

33.8012 -116.543
Area served
San Diego, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Palm Desert
Nearby airports
Municipal, (PSP), 3.30, MI, SW;
Area description
City Center, Just two miles from Downtown Palm Springs and four miles from t

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Caliente Tropic

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
360 out of 360
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
James B.
Business
N/A
Mar 26, 2015

A great overnight stay

We only stayed here one night but we were impressed by the great location, friendly helpful staff and great value for money. The rooms are spacious with nice decor & ours had pool views. The staff said the hotel had recently been sold to a new owner & had said they may look into reinstating a poolside bar and dining facilities. If these plans go ahead it will make this place an outstanding place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
GONZALO F.
Business
N/A
Mar 19, 2015

you get what you pay for

to plain, needs some updating......hotel didnt have a clean odor, kind of not so clean smell.. would not recomend to a family.....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KP
Business
San Francisco
Mar 18, 2015

Palm Springs w/ Ali

Was kind of hoping for an authentic, modern, Palm Springs tikki experience, but it was a little dumpy - like a motel and a lot of parking lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kristi T.
Business
N/A
Mar 17, 2015

Excellent staff & good value

Hotel is in good location not too far from downtown and pretty quiet. Hotel is older, but maintained fairly well. Staff at the hotel were great - we asked to be moved from a 1st floor room in front of hotel to a 2nd floor room in back, and they made the move for us. Also when the hair dryer broke and we informed front desk, it Gordon replaced the same day. Rooms towards the back of the hotel are more quiet as away from main road. Room was spacious and have been updated room was clean. Only downside was the bed was not that comfortable - mattress needs to be replaced. Overall this was a really good place to stay, would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Larz
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Staff was very helpful with room.

Great location near downtown. Walking distance to shopping & restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sunny
Business
N/A
Mar 9, 2015

Great romantic adventure

I loved everything about our stay, the most comfortable beds ever! The hotel has amazing and authentic decor. With great totem art. Great pool, privacy and overall experience, located in the heart of Palm Springs

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sandy dandy
Business
Glendora
Mar 4, 2015

get away weekend

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed staying here for a quick get away weekend. The staff was very nice and accommodating. We had a blast at the pool and enjoyed our room. Close to The Buzz, a free shuttle to downtown and back. Great value for the money. Only downside was that each day we had to go to the office to have our room keys reconfigured.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Been here 6 times
Business
N/A
Feb 22, 2015

good time at the caliente

We were at the caliente for four nights.We were in the bed sitting room and had lots of room.Room had a safe, small bar fridge,could have had a microwave,but was very clean.Loved the big pool and grounds very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elmer B.
Business
Lennox
Jan 21, 2015

Family Trip

We have stayed at this hotel for a few years now and we keep coming back. The pool is the main attraction, its nice and quiet and perfect for the family. I wish they would give us a discount now and then since we stay with them every time we head out to Palm Springs. Its a few miles to downtown Palm Springs and i would definitely recommend it to people with families. The Staff is friendly but the ice machine being down was a bummer especially in 120 degree weather.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropic

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G Rob
Business
Phoenix
Jan 21, 2015

PS Stopover

The Caliente Tropics is great for motorcycle riders on a budget. You can park right outside your room (if you're on the 1st floor). Beds were super comfy and the price is right. Uber car fare to downtown was only $6.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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