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Caliente Tropics Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wonderful location, fabulous lawn area with pilapas. Definitely coming back!

Clean Bed very soft Easy check in check out Nothing fancy but well kept

We had a short and pleasant stay at this motel. The pool area is well kept and we enjoyed the Tiki restaurant that is attached to it. Our room was newly renovated, bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was small with only a toilet and shower, with the sink and vanity located just outside it. A small refrigerator was a bonus in the room. I would recommend new room doors and drapes be the next upgrade as it would add comfort and security to the room.

The AC was so noisy. The mattress was very uncomfortable

Our stay was very pleasant. Great ambiance in the pool area with the whole tiki theme complimented with the bar and restaurant. My wife and daughter loved it. A couple of minor annoyances. The front door was a little hard to close, and there was a high frequency alarm that would go off when we didn't shut it properly...which turned out to be pretty often. Also, the shower was a bit tricky. Turns out you have to pull the entire knob outward really hard. We weren't sure if we were going to break it while trying to figure that part out. Will definitely be coming back...just for the outdoor ambiance :)

Nice hotel, great pool, wonderful tiki bar with tropical drinks!

1. Door can not lock , we found out when we ready to leave to business appoinment after close the door. We can just open the door with out key. Stuff came to lock the door manual. 2. No Microwave : Stuff told me I can walk to liquor store to use microwave at liquor store. 3. Laundry basket drop off in front off our room 6am That woke me up. Around 10:30am I move a big basket cart out to clear space for loading our laugage. Stuff move basket back even have over 5 emtype parking space in next space ( 5 ft away) This is our 5th and last time to stay at Caliente Tropical.

My husband and I had a very nice time here. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. We loved the pool! We will definitely return to this hotel on our next trip to Palm Springs.

We have been going to Caliente for about 15 years. It's home away from home for us in Palm Springs. We really enjoy the location and view of the mountain from the tropical/tiki-themed pool. We had a one bedroom king suite that was just fine for us. Our A/C unit in the bedroom was pretty loud but overall we are happy with our stay.

Fun little hotel at the end of the strip. Pool is nice, rooms are fine, cool little bar at the pool serving tiki themed drinks. Excellent value for the $$$

My girlfriend and I loved the whole oldschool tiki vibe. Rooms are a little outdated but overall it was clean and perfect for our short stay. Bar and Pool were the best part.

Loved our stay here. The new Bar by the pool is Awesome! Very yummy tiki drinks! Very friendly staff. I loved that the pool stays open till Midnight because it's too hot to swimm in the day time. It is an older hotel but they have comfy beds with a nice tv and cable!! Can't wait to go back in the fall.

This was an easy way to enjoy Palm Springs! Drive up to room is retro but also super easy! Rooms are OK--but the pool scene was really fun and casual--drink service, food, jacuzzi and even got a massage. All is all, felt like a great value and the Hawaiian vibe was fun and relaxing.

Air conditioner was loud, was not able to turn the ceiling fan on it was about to fall. Blinds did not work.

Nice music on Saturday night. I enjoyed the pool and the jacuzzi. The hotel is close to downtown Palm Springs too.

Comfy beds, beautiful setting an views of the mountains. Super friendly and helpful staff. Clean room.

Overall I liked this hotel however the cleanliness of the room is what got me. The towels and some of the linens had some suspicious stains on them.

Perfect location. Very nice staff. Super clean room. Very quiet and confortable bed. Great bar and heated pool. Pool open till midnight.

Nice clean hotel with big pool and grass area. Room decor could use update but ok for the price.

Great hotel and cool staff. I love the pool with music playing as you get checked into your room, good vacation vibe.

411 E Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Caliente Tropics Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Ruddy's General Store Museum. This 90-room hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also close to Palm Springs Air Museum and Baristo Park.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at The Congo Room, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All of Caliente Tropics Hotel's 90 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, ceiling fans, and safes.


Property features

Caliente Tropics Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Guest reviews for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Everyone (21) Business (35) Couples (129) Family (78) Other (64) Friends (42)
5
Everyone

Wonderful location, fabulous lawn area with pilapas. Definitely coming back!

By on Apr 16, 2018

4

comfortable

Everyone

Clean Bed very soft Easy check in check out Nothing fancy but well kept

By on Mar 4, 2018

4

retro motel that's close to everything.

Everyone

We had a short and pleasant stay at this motel. The pool area is well kept and we enjoyed the Tiki restaurant that is attached to it. Our room was newly renovated, bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was small with only a toilet and shower, with the sink and vanity located just outside it. A small refrigerator was a bonus in the room. I would recommend new room doors and drapes be the next upgrade as it would add comfort and security to the room.

By , from Delta, BC on Feb 27, 2018

1
Everyone

The AC was so noisy. The mattress was very uncomfortable

By on Dec 27, 2017

4
Families

Our stay was very pleasant. Great ambiance in the pool area with the whole tiki theme complimented with the bar and restaurant. My wife and daughter loved it. A couple of minor annoyances. The front door was a little hard to close, and there was a high frequency alarm that would go off when we didn't shut it properly...which turned out to be pretty often. Also, the shower was a bit tricky. Turns out you have to pull the entire knob outward really hard. We weren't sure if we were going to break it while trying to figure that part out. Will definitely be coming back...just for the outdoor ambiance :)

By , from San Diego on Dec 5, 2017

4

hawaii feeling in pool and tiki bar

Everyone

Nice hotel, great pool, wonderful tiki bar with tropical drinks!

By , from Orange County, CA on Nov 27, 2017

1

quality go down

Everyone

1. Door can not lock , we found out when we ready to leave to business appoinment after close the door. We can just open the door with out key. Stuff came to lock the door manual. 2. No Microwave : Stuff told me I can walk to liquor store to use microwave at liquor store. 3. Laundry basket drop off in front off our room 6am That woke me up. Around 10:30am I move a big basket cart out to clear space for loading our laugage. Stuff move basket back even have over 5 emtype parking space in next space ( 5 ft away) This is our 5th and last time to stay at Caliente Tropical.

By , from Toluca Lake, CA on Nov 7, 2017

5

wonderful stay!

Everyone

My husband and I had a very nice time here. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. We loved the pool! We will definitely return to this hotel on our next trip to Palm Springs.

By on Oct 18, 2017

4

feel like you're on a tropical island.

Everyone

We have been going to Caliente for about 15 years. It's home away from home for us in Palm Springs. We really enjoy the location and view of the mountain from the tropical/tiki-themed pool. We had a one bedroom king suite that was just fine for us. Our A/C unit in the bedroom was pretty loud but overall we are happy with our stay.

By , from OC, CA on Sep 6, 2017

5

fun getaway

Everyone

Fun little hotel at the end of the strip. Pool is nice, rooms are fine, cool little bar at the pool serving tiki themed drinks. Excellent value for the $$$

By , from los angeles ca on Jul 10, 2017