Rate based on Check-in: Apr 23, 2014 Check-out: Apr 24, 2014

Caliente Tropics Hotel

2 stars
431 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
288 reviews
Great location, outstanding customer service

I've been coming to Caliente for 4 years now, it's always been great, unbeatable value for the... See full review

  • PSlover
  • Aug 21, 2013
Maritza was awesome

I had a great stay thanks to the wonderful customer service provided by Maritza. When I wanted to... See full review

  • karaemurphy
  • Aug 13, 2013
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 (288)

Ratings and reviews for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
288 out of 288
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

4
Rayjjunior
Palm Springs
Apr 9, 2014

Was great

For the price this is the best hotel in Palm Springs.. But if you want a nice pool with no loud kids, this is not for you. Ray J

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

Reviewer score

3
Mom Needing a Getaway
Lake Balboa, CA
Mar 19, 2014

Nice and reasonably-priced

The island theme was nice. The room was fairly spacious and we liked the shower and long granite countertop. The pool was a bit cold though heated. The air-conditioner did not seem to put out very cold air. The gym had a bike, treadmill, and elliptical machine, but all were broken or had no resistance. The pool, Jacuzzi, and grassy area are nice with plenty of lounge chairs. It was good for the price and had a nice staff.

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

Reviewer score

3
Noel.kalti
Sherman Oaks, California
Mar 11, 2014

Very high rates

We came during the BNP week and paid high rate regarding this hotel. Actually it's more like a Motel, but renovated and high maintained. if your'e looking to have a decent place to get a night sleep- it may answer your wish; but if you want to have a real palm springs experience- you rather choose a resort. Very friendly stuff. clean room.

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

Reviewer score

2
Erkel on Vacation
Orange, CA
Mar 10, 2014

Not able to shower

This hotel is in a good location. The room itself wasn't so bad. The furniture was dated but clean. The biggest problem was that the water was so hot and we could not adjust it to be able to take a shower. Maybe that's not a big thing to some but I think that being able to take a shower is kinda important when staying in a hotel.

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

Reviewer score

4
Las Vegas bound
Business
Sacramento, CA
Mar 8, 2014

Unique & Fun

Staff sets this property apart with great attitude. Loved the tropical themed decor reminiscent of the 1950's craze. Modern comfort as well.

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

Business

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

1
G Rob
Phoenix, AZ
Mar 3, 2014

Power outage

The first room we were given had a broken A/C unit, so we had to repack and move to another room. Then......there was a planned power outage the night of our stay. We came back to the room at 9:00 PM to discover the power would be out until 6:30 AM. We were tendered a refund, but that was weak compensation for the major faux pas. Hotel management knew of the planned outage and still rented rooms. Had to move to a different hotel at 10:00 PM.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Roger the travelor
Saginaw, MI
Feb 26, 2014

great place to stay

Perfect location, nice surroundings, beautiful pool

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

Reviewer score

4
Vacherin
San Diego
Feb 22, 2014

Palm Springs at its best

Pleasantly surprised by the subtle mid-century bathrooms that added much comfort to the more "traditional" rooms. Everything was perfect, clean to the exception of the rug had several stains. Easy parking, very nice pool and great lobby and staff. Would certainly return

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

A variety of very nicely priced stores offering mid-century designed objects that meet everyone's budget. A must is Trio's who had a great lunch and dinner menu. Happy hour at 11:00am was just too early but great food, service, and appropriately priced.

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Vibram
Colorado
Feb 15, 2014

Pain Springs

Travel agent made daily reservations for us which were a nightmare. We had to re-check in every day and the staff couldn't find our reservations each day so they had to call Agent to re-confirim, that took about a half hour each time. The hotel had a party on our last day and all the parking spaces were taken up all night, had to park across the street, The water was shut off on our last day, no explanation, for about four hours. Over all Agent dropped the ball on this place. I hope they will refund a portion of the charges.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Many great restaurants within walking and driving

Review of Caliente Tropics Hotel

Reviewer score

4
det2013
Business
ventura, ca
Feb 11, 2014

Great hotel for a limited budget

The hotel is close to ACE Hotel, Suguaro Hotel, and a great coffee shop. The pool is spacious and the fitness center stays open til 2am. Staff is super friendly and will help you with anything you need .

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

Business

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