Rate based on Check-in: Aug 28, 2014 Check-out: Aug 29, 2014

Caliente Tropics Hotel

2 stars
431 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
338 reviews
Awesome pool area, great rooms, great staff.

Paola greeted me with genuine warmth & had me in my room without delay. The rooms are very nicely... See full review

  • Gregory H
  • Aug 2, 2014
great price, nice room

The price is great. The room is clean and big. The pool is beautiful. Wifi is great. See full review

  • Gavagai
  • Jul 20, 2014
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 Tropics Hotel Rooms

Tahitian Lanai King
Tahitian Lanai King Ceiling fan/Coffee maker w/complimentary coffee
Parlor Suite King Bed
Parlor Suite King Bed Private bedroom/living area w/couch/coffeemaker
Deluxe King
Deluxe King Room - WiFi/Mini Fridge/Luxury Bedding/Ceiling fan/Coffee maker
Parlor Suite 2 Queen Beds
Parlor Suite 2 Queen Beds Private bedroom/living area w/couch/coffeemaker
Deluxe Queen/Queen
Deluxe Queen/Queen Ceiling fan/Coffee maker w/complimentary coffee
Tahitian Lanai Queen/Queen
Tahitian Lanai Queen/Queen Ceiling fan/Coffee maker w/complimentary coffee

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Parking
Free parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Sitting area
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

33.8012 -116.543
Nearby airports
(PSP), 4.00, MI;
Area description
Resort

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.

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Guest Reviews (338)

Ratings and reviews for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
338 out of 338
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Persian Cat
Los Angeles, California
Aug 21, 2014

Great Getaway

Great for a quick getaway on a tight budget! Enjoyed the pool area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gregory H
Business
Palm Desert, CA
Aug 7, 2014

great room, great pool.

Great staff, always accommodating & friendly. Cool & comfortable tiki rooms with lounge chair, desk, minifridge, really comfortable bed with nice bedding, large, sink & vanity area, & separate shower, bathroom. Excellent bbq, pool, hot tub area. Fun place close to lots of restaurants & shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gregory H
Palm Desert, CA
Aug 2, 2014

Awesome pool area, great rooms, great staff.

Paola greeted me with genuine warmth & had me in my room without delay. The rooms are very nicely appointed tiki style. Very comfortable king bed with nice bedding, a relaxing lounge chair, desk, mini fridge & coffee maker. The pool area is fantastic, nice hot tub, tiki torches, tables, umbrellas, lounges, bbq area with cabanas. Great area near downtown, shopping, restaurants, are all nearby. The staff is fantastic. Great place, great stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Elmer's Restaurant is consistently excellent.

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Persian Cat
Los Angeles, California
Jul 30, 2014

Great cheap getaway

Great place to have drinks by the pool. Loved the tiki touches at night. Can't beat the price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gavagai
Los Angeles, California
Jul 20, 2014

great price, nice room

The price is great. The room is clean and big. The pool is beautiful. Wifi is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveler FOR Biz
Business
San Diego
Jul 16, 2014

Great For The Price

Staff was super friendly, Nice Size rooms, Really Nice pool area. Great Price For time of year. My only Gripe had to do with towels and sheets having a sour-mildew type of smell. Other than that it was a nice stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
P.S visitor
Palm Springs, Ca
Jul 7, 2014

worse hotel stay ever!

When we arrived our room was not ready for 4pm check in; once we checked it that first night the fire alarm in the room went off and would not stop. Staff did not have access to repair it so we moved rooms at 10:30pm! The next day we were notiifed that the room below us had a water leak coming from somewhere (our room had no visible water leak) so we were moved once again! After getting into the third room; our keys did not work while trying to get back in our room in the late evening. We had to call someone to make new keys (that did not work); had to get the desk clerk to actually remove the door handle to let us in. By that time the door was jammed and it took two of us to push open the door. We both complained to the front desk staff manager Maritza about all three incidents who could only state "sorry". Seemed like the staff did not know what the other was doing at any given moment. Seemed like she had no idea about the leak, the fire alarm, or the other door being jammed until we stated that we were very upset They were going to call us to repair the door of course no one ever did. They don't seem to care about their guests-said oh well you booked through an outside source. Contact them. I will never stay here again; we visit Palm Springs area at least 2-3 times a year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lorrena
California
Jul 1, 2014

i am satisfied

Every thing was fine.there wasn't employees available in front desk its always one person

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bbb the boss
los Angeles, California
Jun 23, 2014

relaxation

Very good, nice area, friendly staff. Great for the price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rick from San Diego
Business
San Diego
Jun 20, 2014

Excellent value on a budget.

I stay here (at my own expense) for work travel mainly because it's cheap. But for Motel-6 prices you get much bigger and better furnished rooms with amenities typical of higher priced hotels (pool, hot tub, coffee, fridge, workout room, etc). The slightly tattered-around-the-edges Tiki Theme feels more like character than cheapness. The crowd at the pool can be eclectic, but I've never experienced any kind of late-night rowdiness or misbehavior. My wife actually likes to stay here when we turn my PSP work trips into family get-aways and she's usually the five-star type.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Around the corner on Palm Canyon (towards downtown) on the right is a great low-budget Mexican joint. It's sit-down, not a taco stand.

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