Rate based on Check-in: Feb 2, 2015 Check-out: Feb 5, 2015

Caliente Tropics Hotel

2 stars
431 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
353 reviews
For the price it's above and beyond!

The hotel was old but redone and I liked the modern feel to the lobby. The rooms were spacious and... See full review

  • KON TIKI
  • Jan 14, 2015
An eclectic gem in the desert!

We thoroughly enjoyed our night at Caliente Tropics. We arrived late at night and were surprised to... See full review

  • Vagabond Danielle
  • Jan 14, 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 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 (353)

Ratings and reviews for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
353 out of 353
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 Tropics Hotel

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 Tropics Hotel

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

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marcelo D.
Business
Redondo Beach
Jan 21, 2015

Kid friendly

Worth the price. Pool is great. Rooms need update.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ANDRE L.
Business
Huntington Beach
Jan 20, 2015

bargain

It was decent for the price. Nothing to write home about I only stayed one night. Worked out fine.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Beth
Business
Sierra Madre
Jan 19, 2015

Room too close to highway

If you stay here, try to get a room further back from hwy 111/Palm Canyon Drive. The noise from cars was apparent all night.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
steve
Business
Westland
Jan 17, 2015

So so couple trip

This hotel is just ok. No free breakfast. The room looks cheap. The hotel requires additional deposit.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BT.601
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Pleasant with some issues

Staff was accommodating when we experienced an issues with cleanliness. Overall, the hotel was nice. The decor was different and cultural.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KON TIKI
Business
N/A
Jan 14, 2015

For the price it's above and beyond!

The hotel was old but redone and I liked the modern feel to the lobby. The rooms were spacious and clean and the staff was kind and helpful. Let's put it this way it was like a motel 6 but a motel 10. Great price, great location. Definitely would recommend it to anyone passing through on a budget. Happy travels! :)

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vagabond Danielle
Business
Hayward
Jan 14, 2015

An eclectic gem in the desert!

We thoroughly enjoyed our night at Caliente Tropics. We arrived late at night and were surprised to have such a magnificent view when we woke up in the morning! The pool area is beautiful and it has a great sized hot tub jacuzzi. The kitchy-ness was such a treat. We loved all the tikis and idols on the property. The beds were extremely comfortable. The perfect amount of softness, but with support. And their tissue box holder is a hoot! The tissues come out of the nose of a tiki. Bwahaha!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Palm Green Cafe is a short drive from the hotel and has a wonderful menu (that is a great value) full of organic, vegan, vegetarian, paleo and.... regular old food for the rest of us! It was a wonderful variety and VERY tasty! The staff are very friendly. Worth checking out for lunch or dinner!

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andrew B.
Business
Napa
Jan 12, 2015

Nice place to stay

Was good on most accounts, the beds are comfortable and the price is amazing value

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

Business

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