Rate based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 22, 2014

Caliente Tropics Hotel

2 stars
431 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
336 reviews
clean & queit

The stay and staff were pleasant. Parking was excellent. Not one issue only positive feelings. See full review

  • king louie 13
  • Nov 17, 2014
great tiki place to relax

we really enjoyed our stay here. it was very clean, friendly and quiet. The pool is huge & very... See full review

  • JoTraveller
  • Oct 13, 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 (336)

Ratings and reviews for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
336 out of 336
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RickeyRoberto
Business
San Diego, CA
Dec 7, 2014

Good value

At $35.00 a night, this hotel was a great bargain offering pool, spacious rooms and beds, wi-fi and even a decent gym. On the downside, the toilet kept making a annoying high-pitched sound after flushing for more than a minute, too hot water and not enough cold water and housekeeping did a poor job vacuuming obvious debris from the floor. Overall a decent stay.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gymrataz
Business
Phoenix, Arizona
Dec 6, 2014

quick getaway

Staff was great. ... they upgraded me to a suite that was very spacious. Great value for the price

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent PS Visitor
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 1, 2014

Good value in PS

Palm Springs is strange in that all of the major chain hotels have pretty old & threadbare facilities in town. You have to seek out independent hotels to find any kind of charm and/or freshness. With that in mind I booked at the Caliente Tropics, and found it to be a strong value. My room had 2 queen beds and was average in size. I was expecting more kitschy decor, but the "Tiki" theme was subtle, which may be a plus or minus in your view. In the plus column, the room had a ceiling fan, new marble shower, AC/heat with remote control, wood venetian blinds (instead of blackout curtain) and mini-fridge. Negatives were minor: No microwave, and the TV was an old CRT (it worked fine, though). Where the value came in for me was the fact that the beds were the most comfortable I have ever experienced in a budget motel. I would compare them to the beds at a Westin. The room was also extremely quiet, although that may have been my good luck. The staff were friendly, and they explained that the Caliente Tropics is under continuing renovation to return the property to its original 1960's Tiki glory, which will eventually include an on-site restaurant. For now the property and rooms are fairly unremarkable in appearance, but the comfort-for-price equation made it an excellent value in my view.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Great breakfasts can be had nearby at Elmer's (traditional, high-quality fare) and the Ace Hotel restaurant (diner-style, but with some innovative items). Both are just east on Hwy 111.

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chollar
Business
San Francisco, CA
Nov 22, 2014

wonderful value for the money

The staff was very inviting and personable. The grounds and pool were exquisite. Room was well appointed with a very comfortable bed and very nice shower.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bluzarate
Business
San Diego
Nov 19, 2014

Nice and confty

I like the hotel would definitely stay there again .

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Fun

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
king louie 13
Business
thousand oaks,ca
Nov 17, 2014

clean & queit

The stay and staff were pleasant. Parking was excellent. Not one issue only positive feelings.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

New York Cafe

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SilValley Mom
Business
San Jose, CA
Nov 16, 2014

Good value in an old hotel

We were laughing when we entered into the room with 70s d├ęcor and tiki-vibe, but the room is spacious and clean. The swimming pool is also big and clean. Location is near the heart of Palm Spring (not within walking distance) and the price is very reasonable. We won't mind staying there again.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Memmy
Business
Tuolumne, California
Nov 14, 2014

usually a great p;ace

The problem: the pool was not heated (freezing) because something had to be repaired. So the entire time I was there I had no use of the pool which is the reason I even had planned to stay there!!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Nice place for Happy Hour and one half off small plates is th.e Purple Room

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gregory H
Business
Palm Desert, CA
Nov 8, 2014

Really nice room and property, great staff!

This place is great and fun. The rooms and property are tiki Polynesian themed and very nice. Fantastic bed, room has a desk workstation, armchair, mini fridge and is well appointed and cleaned. Fantastic pool/hot tub area with a bbq area and private cabanas, dogs welcome. Awesome staff.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Downtown Palm Springs Village Fest is fun every Thursday night.

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BarbDogHouse
Business
Az
Nov 6, 2014

Great remodeled older hotel

This hotel is a real fin. The pool area is lovely, with a huge lawn area where you can barbecue. The rooms are very well done with granite showers, very clean. We are so happy with this hotel that we will be staying there every time we pass through Palm Springs.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Elmer's Diner; great food and staff

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