Caliente Tropics Resort

Caliente Tropics Resort

411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-2549
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#6 of 20 resorts in Palm Springs
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Palm Springs, Caliente Tropics Resort is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quirky environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Caliente Tropics Resort makes it easy to enjoy the best of Palm Springs.

Caliente Tropics Resort is a quirky resort offering a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The resort features 24 hour front desk, a coffee shop, and express check-in and check-out. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Palm Springs. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Palm Springs' most popular landmarks, such as VillageFest (1.3 mi) and McCallum Adobe (1.4 mi), Caliente Tropics Resort is a great destination for tourists.

While in Palm Springs, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Caliente Tropics Resort, including Melvyn's Restaurant & Lounge (1.1 mi), Purple Room Supper Club (1.0 mi), and Miro's Restaurant (0.3 mi).

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular monuments and statues such as Statue of Lucille Ball, Sonny Bono Statue, and Isabelle.

Caliente Tropics Resort is sure to make your visit to Palm Springs one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Patio
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Farsi

Location

411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-2549
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Bart V wrote a review Aug 2022
Hamme-Mille, Belgium
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are a family from Belgium making a trip through the South West of the US. Last minute we booked in Caliente resort in Palm Springs to relax after a couple of days in the car. Upon arrival the manager told us we were very welcome but she warned us that the next day they would close for renovation works and that some facilities like the swimming pool would not be accesible anymore. We asked if it was ok to cancel our reservation without fees? She even helped us to contact Booking.com to get our money back. So unfortunately we didn’t stay in the place but we looked around and it looked really nice. So after the renovation works I can imagine it will be even better. The staff is extremely friendly in any case.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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MrFlinty wrote a review Feb 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this motel is fab - sitting in the heart of gorgeous Palm Springs, the tiki style of this original place is awesome.

The arrival is warm and welcoming and high quality customer service continues into the bar. The rooms are funky, with some original touches from back in the day, and the tiki feel sustained.

The pool is fabulous. Surrounded by the mountains, it is relaxing and with enough space to not feel crowded.

Top marks too, for being the only motel we stayed at that didn’t have plastic cups, instead real mugs and glasses were in the room.

Loved this Motel and will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yvette Galaviz wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay was amazing! The room was very nice. I liked the view we had. Our shower wasn’t working right away but they sent one of their employees right away and fix the problem. Rodolfo was was very helpful and very polite. My friend and I were happy to have someone help us right away. More places should have hard working gentlemen just like him. Overall we had a great time in Palm Springs. We plan on coming back next month.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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hdettmann wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My 2 kids and I stayed last month and really loved this hotel.

The only issue we had was really noisy people in the room next to us! We had a connecting door to their room so when they came back at 1am and had a argument we were woken up and the kids got quite scared. I tried to placed towels in front on the door to lessen the noise, but I think they just need thicker doors.

The rest of our stay was great!! The pool and hot tub were the highlight for us and the kids did about 6 hours a day in them!! I was able to enjoy the great cocktails and we loved the Tiki vibe throughout!

We would 100% stay here again and loved the location and the on site restaurants!
Check in with Cirenia was easy and she was super helpfull!
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mark H wrote a review May 2023
Portland, Oregon
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed a week, over Mother’s Day weekend at the end of the season. The location was close to friends and we thought the Tiki theme would be fun. Tacky is more like it. This is a very worn out old hotel. Our room, 120 (described to us as quiet, but actually next to the dumpster) was furnished with broken pieces that looked like they came from, well - that dumpster. Floors were damaged, paint was peeling, tile grout was filthy, shower control spun freely, no screen on the bathroom window so lots of flies from the dumpster. We were told there was a $15 one-time fee to have a tiny microwave in the room, but we were charged $15 per day. Pool furniture was also broken and guests were often drunk. One hen party brought large inflatable penises to the pool. We will not be returning.
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Date of stay: May 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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youhavethefun wrote a review Dec 2021
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Laura at the front desk was super helpful with a problem my head with a double booking on a third-party website. She also let me know that they will match any price you find on another website, so next time I will just book directly through the hotel.

The tiki touches everywhere were super adorable and I loved the Christmas and Hawaiian music that was piped in to the pool area. Also super loved the very hot Jacuzzi. Nothing was ever crowded and everything was super well-kept and clean.

The room is super Duper clean and also had little tiki touches that made it extra special.

The only tiny tiny complaint I have is that the stairwells were extremely dark at night, but that being my only complaint means the place was great.
Sadly because of Covid the tiki bar was closed during our stay, but it looks great.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2YYS4ME wrote a review Mar 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a little concerned with a couple bad reviews a couple days before we arrived. But didn't want to change plans last minute. The motel is older... but beds were comfortable and clean. Only a shower, the air conditioner unit is a little loud, but my husband liked the white noise. Location was great, heated pool and area was really nice.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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_glbetrkkr_ wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a Hotwire rate and this is the hotel we received. It really is an average hotel: not the worst, but nothing to write home about either.

The room was comfortable but worn. There were chipped areas and our fridge didn’t really work. As others have highlighted, there is no microwave. There is hot water though. Spatially, there is room for improvement including expanding the toilet and shower room and including a second sink.

I recommend staying on the second floor so you have nobody above you. We heard our upstairs neighbor often which I found interesting considering the floor is cement.

The pool is nice and kept clean, but wished they warmed it. The jacuzzi is closed until further notice. There’s plenty of space to social distance and the mountains make for a picturesque background.

Downtown is about a 7-minute drive, but there are a few restaurants in walking distance including Mirasol, Elmer’s and Koffi.

The staff we encountered were friendly. Rudy checked me in and he was very pleasant.

We definitely received our money’s worth, but I’m not in a rush to return.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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doug m wrote a review Mar 2020
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1.0 of 5 bubbles
i never actually stayed there after the the tennis tournament in nearby indian wells was cancelled because of the coronavirus. as soon as it was cancelled i contacted the hotel and cancelled my reservation but they insisted on keeping a one-night deposit. what a ripoff. i have attended this tennis tournament for several years but had never stayed at caliente tropics before. and i will certainly never, ever considering staying there again. these people are criminals.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Sadie wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here whilst attending a wedding in Palm Springs and it was great. Standard motel set up but super clean, friendly staff and a good atmosphere at the hotel.

We loved the grassy area and pool.

The room was cleaned every day and for the price in the area it was brilliant. Would highly recommend.

We had friends who were staying at the Ace hotel next door and were very disappointed as they were paying triple what we paid with a very similar room etc.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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shanF8799RL asked a question Jan 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Are dogs allowed?
Answer from Dylan B
Costa Mesa, California68 contributions27 helpful votes
They definitely allow dogs. Think you have to pay though...
kickstartmyheart7 asked a question Dec 2020
Boise, Idaho108 contributions40 helpful votes
Is there another phone number for this hotel? The one listed has been disconnected.
Answer from kickstartmyheart7
Boise, Idaho108 contributions40 helpful votes
Thank you for your reply, Dylan. But that's the same number I've tried. It says it's not in service. :(
Yasmin F asked a question Feb 2020
Ontario, California6 contributions
Are the pool and pool bar open Mon, Tue in April?
Answer from copejenney
Carlsbad, California450 contributions206 helpful votes
Yes, they are open on Monday and Tuesdays.
JenKnox wrote a tip Jan 2024
San Diego24 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pop in for the pool and restaurant scene, stay somewhere without black mold."
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User N wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some rooms are in very poor condition on this property"
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Milton Q wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont forget a tshirt, they are locally made and great designs. "
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Sarah S wrote a tip Jul 2023
5 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here, pay the extra $50 to stay somewhere else."
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Maci M wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is more of a relaxing, vintage, older hotel. If you’re picky over every little detail, maybe not for you. "
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PRICE RANGE
S$132 - S$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
92
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caliente Tropics Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Caliente Tropics Resort?
Nearby attractions include Moorten Botanical Garden (0.3 km), Antique Galleries of Palm Springs (1.2 km), and PS Underground (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Caliente Tropics Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Caliente Tropics Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Caliente Tropics Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Caliente Tropics Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caliente Tropics Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koffi South, Miro's Restaurant, and Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caliente Tropics Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Caliente Tropics Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Caliente Tropics Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Caliente Tropics Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Farsi.
Are there any historical sites close to Caliente Tropics Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Indian Canyons (5.6 km), Village Green Heritage Center (2.3 km), and McCallum Adobe (2.3 km).
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