Rate based on Check-in: Oct 26, 2014 Check-out: Oct 27, 2014

Caliente Tropics Hotel

2 stars
431 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
327 reviews
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
Excellent

The hotels decoration is unique. The man who checked us in was extremely friendly and helpful and... See full review

  • Valdk
  • Oct 6, 2014
Caliente Tropics Hotel provides the best of Palm Springs lodging in terms of location, recreation, accommodations and overall atmosphere. Built in 1964, this tiki-style tropical hotel often hosted celebrities like Elvis and the Rat Pack, and has been recently renovated. The contemporary style welcomes guests to a comfortable stay with the same retro charm as the original design. Caliente Tropics provides optimal Palm Springs lodging with comfortable non-smoking rooms and suites including amenities catering to business travelers, families, pets and everyone in between. Just two miles from Downtown Palm Springs and four miles from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and the Desert Princess Country Club, Caliente Tropics has a premier Palm Springs lodging location for varying clientele. Caliente is also near the San Jacinto Mountains, which create a breath-taking backdrop against this tropical-themed Palm Springs hotel. Guests of Caliente Tropics have choices of deluxe rooms or suite to stay in for their preferred Palm Springs lodging. All rooms and suites are non-smoking with Polynesian-influenced furnishings and choice of queen-sized or king-sized beds. Comfort, friendly service and relaxation are the name of the game at Caliente, making it one of the best choices for Palm Springs lodging. Not only are human guests welcome at Caliente Tropics, but pets 60 pounds or less can also bask in this luxurious Palm Springs lodging option. The friendly front desk is always willing to guide pet guests to nearby pet-friendly restaurants, grooming parlors and pet-sitting locations. Besides the top-notch accommodations, welcoming atmosphere and great location, the diverse recreation provided to Caliente Tropics guests also make it a top choice for Palm Springs lodging. The outdoor pool area is ideal, with cabanas and umbrellas for shade, and a 12-person spa tub. The lawn is great for picnicking. With such amazing outdoor amenities, guests will surely enjoy their time...

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.

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Guest Reviews (327)

Ratings and reviews for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
327 out of 327
Amenities:
3.4
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

4
5.01.0
Tom tom tom
Business
Europe
Oct 21, 2014

Excellent value!

Very good location. Room adequate. Good value! Fun place.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach Dude 2014
Business
Redondo Beach Ca.
Oct 21, 2014

TROPICAL SURPRISE!

Ive stayed here twice now. I have to say this is an EXCELLENT hotel! Very tropical/relaxing decor,inside & out. Staff was very friendly and professional. The pool/pool area is huge and laid out really nice! Very much worth your money!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Eat at "Elmers" for breakfast [lunch/dinner too] Just a couple blocks away. FANTASTIC breakfast!!

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jaba the hut
Business
Culver city
Oct 19, 2014

Clean rooms!

My first time staying here and it was a nice surprise to see how clean it was. Cleanliness is always a main concern of mine when picking a hotel. Other than the cleanliness it was a nice stay on general

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JoTraveller
Business
Los Angeles
Oct 13, 2014

great tiki place to relax

we really enjoyed our stay here. it was very clean, friendly and quiet. The pool is huge & very relaxing. Staff very polite & helpful. I would definitely be back here some day soon.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Great value for staying on the edge of all the main Palm Springs hub.

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Robindale
Business
Los Angeles
Oct 7, 2014

Affordable in a good area

The hotel is full of history, but depending on what room you get, it can be a bit dicey. I got a floor level room right by the entry, so it was a bit noisy. The new gym is a plus.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to the Ace Hotel and Koffi and way better than Motel 6.

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Valdk
Business
Hemet, CA
Oct 6, 2014

Excellent

The hotels decoration is unique. The man who checked us in was extremely friendly and helpful and told us about different restaurants that he has enjoyed in the past. The room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. We spend some time in the pool and it was very clean as well as their garden.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Peppers Thai Restaurant

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hot Motorcycle Babe
Business
La Mirada, CA
Oct 1, 2014

Love the tiki feel, this hotel is getting a facelift

Because the room was affordable, we weren't expecting the rooms to be so fresh. The bed was so comfy we didn't want to leave in the morning. The hotel appears to be going through a total overhaul after years of neglect, the rooms are beautifully and recently remodeled, the pool and lobby areas are in the process of a major facelift. When the pool bar is finished we will be back, that's the one thing that was really missing was a fruity cocktail by the pool under the watchful gaze of the tiki gods. The front desk staff spoke Spanish to one another, when I could find any staff at all, we felt ignored and otherwise excluded from the conversation.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a breakfast joint an easy walk down the road called Elmer's - fabulous and affordable breakfast. Highly recommend it.

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
joe good guy
Business
new Orleans, louisana
Sep 28, 2014

nice surprise

Check in late at night, the front desk clerk was friendly. I wasnt expecting too much of room other than normal standard hotel room would look like. I was pleasant surprised that the room was big, airy, and clean. I love the shower. Nicely done shower renovation. I would stay there again.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lynnfenn
Business
Irvine, ca
Sep 25, 2014

awesome deal!

the pool area is a great throwback to the area's heyday and i couldn't have enjoyed my time more. location was great with easy parking in a quite neighbourhood. great value for money! these guys have thought of everything... pool towels, grill area, cabanas, etc.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

NYPD is a great pizza place!!!!

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gregory H
Business
Palm Desert, CA
Sep 24, 2014

Great room and a great pool area!

I love this place, great staff, great rooms, tiki motif everywhere. The room has great beds and bedding, comfortable lounge chair, desk workstation, awesome pool and hot tub area and bbq area with thatched hut cabanas. Excellent staff always makes me feel welcome. Great place.

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: Short walk from hotel

The Ace Hotel and King's Highway is fun and you may see Jimmy DeFranco and Seth Rogan.

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