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Caliente Tropics Resort

411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-2549
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#9 of 23 resorts in Palm Springs
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Palm Springs, Caliente Tropics Resort is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly 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 family-friendly 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 a 24 hour front desk, express check-in and check-out, and a coffee shop. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travelers 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 Hotel, 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 history museums such as Palm Springs Air Museum, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, and Village Green Heritage Center.

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 tub
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 Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business center
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
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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
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Farsi
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Carol O wrote a review Yesterday
San Rafael, California27 contributions30 helpful votes
I thought this hotel would be a fun tiki hotel, but unfortunately it was not. It seriously needs a renovation. The rooms are old and funky with lumpy mattresses, bathrooms are seriously ugly, The bedside lamp was broken and so light weight, I knocked it over twice. The lobby smelled awful, most likely due to birds in cages. The only positive thing I can say about this hotel is that the pool is great (although many of the lounge chairs were BROKEN).
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Bart V wrote a review Aug 2022
Hamme-Mille, Belgium9 contributions2 helpful votes
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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: Traveled with family
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doug m wrote a review Mar 2024
Winston Salem, North Carolina49 contributions25 helpful votes
try as i might i can't think of anything positive to say about this hotel. the reviewer who called it a dump was being kind. the reviewer who said the staff was rude was being even kinder. the room was an upscale red roof inn. sorry red roof inn but you are what you are. stay far, far away.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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MsMarg0 wrote a review Jan 2024
San Diego50 contributions54 helpful votes
It’s an older converted motel and it does show some wear and tear. But it had some things that $350/night hotels lack. It had a towel ring next to the sink. It had really big, really deep drawers. It had a mini-fridge that was empty and actually useful. It had a safe large enough to fit a laptop. There was room to hang a full-length dress. Bathroom was small, but O.K. with a walk-in shower Bed was big and comfortable. The folks at the front desk were very polite, welcoming, and efficient. Room was clean, clean, clean. On the downside, walls are thin and you hear a lot of outside noise. Very squeaky floors. I wouldn’t have wanted to be in a room under us. Strangely, no clock in the room. Water temperature in the shower can quickly change quickly from comfortable to cold and back to comfortable. There is not an elevator for second floor rooms, but they warn you about that when you check in. We stayed in a second floor Lanai King room. The rooms are in various states of renovation, so ask for a recently renovated room.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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JenKnox wrote a review Jan 2024
San Diego12 contributions1 helpful vote
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The Caliente Tropics hosts some wonderful events and it's restaurants, Sansho's, La Fern and The Reef are must-go for the hip set. We love the restaurants and always see friends there. They are not run by the hotel, I believe. The hotel itself, once you get past the arrival of super cool instagram spots, is a complete dump. I mean, frightening dump. My pictures will tell the tale. Can someone please buy this place and lovingly restore it? Pop by for the pool scene but do not stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Pop in for the pool and restaurant scene, stay somewhere without black mold.
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Excursion669720 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The pool, hot tub and landscaping are very nice. The location is very good. The hotel is dated. Our room and bathroom were ok. The carpet is unraveling between the bathroom and bedroom. The price was good. We checked in early and had to pay $40. Check in is not until 4 pm. We checked in at 1:30 pm. Our friend checked in 30 minutes later and did not have to pay this fee. Would love to buy this place. Restaurant on the grounds. Didn't try it yet. This place totally has the old school Palm Springs vibe. Hot tub is large. Pool was heated and large.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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User N wrote a review Dec 2023
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If you get Room 118 immediately ask for a different room as Room 118 is a total dump: no door deadlock, cheap tile floors that get cold at night, tepid shower water that suddenly goes cold, and overall filthy. Check other reviews, someone else had similar issues with Room 120 which is in the same wing as Reception/check-in; this wing needs a professional renovation. The wing opposite the reception lobby is way better in terms of room quality. Management claims if you bring up room issues they will fix/reassign your room so if you’re unfortunate enough to be assigned this room hope management is true to their word. This hotel should not be renting out some of the rooms on this property until their quality is equal to or better than the Motel 6 next door which is cheaper.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Some rooms are in very poor condition on this property
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L. B. wrote a review Nov 2023
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I don't like leaving reviews but I had to this time. Whoever answers that phone is a rude person. She called me a bitch for no reason instead of providing minimum standard customer service or at least be nice.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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RKiss69 wrote a review Oct 2023
Szombathely, Hungary43 contributions55 helpful votes
Palm Springs was the last station of our US round trip. The town is between the Joshua tree NP and LA, so it was a perfect location before leaving US from LAX airport. The accomodation gave a tropical feeling with its palms. The pool was the biggest one of our 7 hotels we stayed, however it was also the most crowded. In spite of that we enjoyned it in the terrible heat. The rooms were a bit outdated but we liked it. The weakest point was the WiFi, best to have mobilnet if you stay there.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Milton Q wrote a review Oct 2023
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I was genuinely impressed with the level of service I received during my two night stay at this resort. I had called in advance inquiring about pet policies and ended up paying only 20 dollars for the stay which I was pleased with given other hotels were charging more for having pets. In addition, Dustin was extremely helpful and so was the rest of the crew (in particular a Latino gentleman whom I presumed was the manager and a lady with braids who had nothing but wonderful recommendations of the souvenir shops to visit in the area). Not only were they very cool with me checking out two hours later (I thought checkout was at 2 but it was noon actually) but they also went above and beyond finding my wallet which I stupidly forgot and desperately needed to check in to my next planned hotel; they were also kind enough to take photos of me in front of the hotel prior to me leaving. Overall, when in Palm Springs, this hotel is an excellent place to stay. One thing I will mention is that it is a little unfortunate the proximity of the Motel 6 as I could sense sketchy things can happen there so perhaps I'd caution a solo female traveler and if you do end up booking, try to request the side closest to the lobby.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Dont forget a tshirt, they are locally made and great designs.
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₱5,872 - ₱13,988 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Miro's Restaurant, Koffi South, 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 (3.6 km), Village Green Heritage Center (2.3 km), and McCallum Adobe (2.3 km).