Rate based on Check-in: Sep 24, 2014 Check-out: Sep 25, 2014

Caliente Tropics Hotel

2 stars
431 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
316 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 (316)

Ratings and reviews for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
316 out of 316
Amenities:
3.4
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
Came to chil
Claremont, California
Sep 11, 2014

Nice night

Had a good time love the Late check out, didn't have to leave till 1 pm. That rocks! Pool was super nice and at night with the lights was real cool

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ELKASAL10
Business
las vegas
Sep 10, 2014

great hotel for the price

we had a great experience the first time we stayed there so we came back for a second time

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vacationer839
Orange County, California
Sep 4, 2014

Good value

Nothing fancy, but good location and nice pool area.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
gboyangel
Los Angeles
Aug 28, 2014

Nice but needs some TLC

From ooms almost make up for the curbthe street, very "mid-century" appearing. The rooms almost make up for the "curb appeal". They advertise "luxury bedding"; however, it was nothing special (plain old cotton) and both my sheet as well as pillow case had small holes. The staff was accommodating and, due to the value, I'd make a return visit. They've been talking about opening a restaurant (off the lobby)...but "talk" is cheap and they don't seem to be doing anything to reach that goal!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

La Bella Roma in Cathedral City (corner of Ramon and Landau) serves the MOST delicious lunch specials everyday (except Sunday) for only $6.99, including entree, soup/salad and home baked rolls. You CAN'T miss this place - BEST VALUE anywhere and you can order off the lunch menu until 4pm! DON"T MISS OUT!!!

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
shananigans5040
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 26, 2014

you get what you pay for... almost

If you want to get away and have a quiet, no frills weekend, this place comes through in a pinch. The rooms are decent enough, but in much need of some renovations. The pool and jacuzzi are okay, as long as there aren't a lot of families with kids around. Not really walking distance from anything.

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

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
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