Rate based on Check-in: Oct 22, 2014 Check-out: Oct 23, 2014

Caliente Tropics Hotel

2 stars
431 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
325 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
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 (325)

Ratings and reviews for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
325 out of 325
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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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.

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CandyCupcake
Business
Palm Springs
Sep 21, 2014

Ordinary

Nice, but Resturant /Bar advertised was closed up.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Aqua Caliente concert hall

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Came to chil
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

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