Caliente Tropics Hotel

3 stars
Palm Springs, CA
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About Caliente Tropics Hotel

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  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

The Caliente Tropics Resort is decorated in Polynesian decor with tiki torch, coconut carving, and tiki statues, and coupled with a retro 1960s style. Some travelers love the dated, retro look but others want a revamp. Budget travelers looking for a convenient location, clean room, and a lovely pool will find all they need at Caliente Tropics Resort.

Set on the main drag of Palm Springs, Caliente Tropics Resort is less than 10 minutes from popular downtown restaurants, bars, galleries, and shopping. There are a few restaurants within walking distance but popular regional destinations like Joshua Tree National park and Coachella are a 45-minute drive.

The property features a beautiful outdoor pool, the largest in the area, with spectacular mountain views. The adjacent courtyard has a sunny lawn with barbecue grills and cabanas. Guests will also find access to two outdoor shuffleboard courts and a ping-pong table under a covered pavilion. A fitness center is on-site, as well as Evzin which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in tiki-setting.

The 90 rooms at the budget hotel have been renovated but still feature a standard layout. There are a variety of options for guests to choose from, but all rooms feature convenient necessities such as free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and min-fridges.

Caliente Tropics is the perfect outpost to explore the booming Palm Springs area. At the hotel, guests can save money while enjoying the area’s attractions, from top-rated golf courses and vibrant festivals to nature tours, museums, and active nightlife.

Latest deals for Caliente Tropics Hotel

Thu 2/29
Mon 3/4
Double room
1 double bed
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1 double bed
Deluxe room
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1 king bed
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Queen room
2 queen beds
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2 queen beds
King room
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Standard room
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1 king bed
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Caliente Tropics Hotel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Table tennis

Pool and spa

  • Massage
  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Iron and ironing board

Family friendly

  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Caliente Tropics Hotel

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6.0 Okay
Pros:The beds are very comfy
4.2 Mediocre
Pros:The pool was open until midnight.
Cons:The water in the pool was 90 degrees. The blinds were warped and you could see everything in our room from the parking lot. We had to use sheets to cove the blinds.
3.4 Poor
Pros:Cost and location
Cons:My wife and I stayed here for one night. We chose it for the cost and location. When we arrived we were unpleasantly surprised- there was that old motel smell, and overall, it was underwhelming and disappointing. The worst part was the next morning when I stepped in a puddle of water in the hotel room. We searched for the source, and after my wife heard a trickling sound coming from the floor, she saw that the water was seeping from under the tiling. We had to use all the towels to absorb the water as we got ready to go.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Great hottub and pool area with 2 restaurants on the premises, the Reef historic tiki bar and greek place. Laid back nostalgic vibe. Rooms nice enough and large...a bit outdated but more than functional.
Cons:Bed could have been more comfortable...a little too soft. Excellent cleaning staff...very clean and well maintained property.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Spacious and comfortable rooms, very clean. Bar and restaurant looked great but we did not have time to use them. Beautiful pool
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Loved the pool, and its open until midnight
8.0 Very good
Pros:Ressa was very kind and professional. It was a very quick stay but enjoyed the pool at night
7.7 Good
7.7 Good
Pros:Tiki feel and vibe are great. Friendly staff.
Cons:Rooms need updating.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Grassy area for dogs warm pool Bedding was nice on-site restaurant was convenient DVR was a great plus
Cons:Shower was too high, and couldn't get the water hot enough Carpet needed cleaning had to keep dogs on leash- rather have it fenced Can't enjoy the pool- no place to leave the dogs- maybe a couple kennels for a quick dip? With a treat my dogs would be happy for a bit.


411 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264-8805

What's nearby

  • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium370 yd
  • Palm Springs Art Museum1.6 mi
  • Ruth Hardy Park2.4 mi
  • Indian Canyon2.4 mi
  • Indian Canyons2.5 mi
  • Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway2.9 mi
  • Wet'n'Wild2.9 mi
  • Palm Springs Air Museum3.1 mi
  • Palm Canyon Drive3.5 mi
  • Palm Springs Visitor Center4 mi
  • Palm Canyon4.4 mi
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tram4.8 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Caliente Tropics Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Caliente Tropics Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in June and August.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Caliente Tropics Hotel, plan to stay on a Monday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Caliente Tropics Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $116, while the most expensive was $327.
  • How long should you stay at Caliente Tropics Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Caliente Tropics Hotel

  • What are the best rooms for guests to stay in at the Caliente Tropics Hotel and why?

    Known for being spacious yet still affordable, the Deluxe King Room is a popular choice that features a refrigerator, flat-screen television, and a large work desk. If you would like to be in a particularly luxurious room, there is the Tiki King Suite, an option that has a separate living room area and an additional bedroom television. Particularly convenient for senior citizens and guests with disabilities, the Tiki Queen Suite is ADA compliant and can sleep up to four people.

  • What dining options are there to choose from at the Caliente Tropics Hotel?

    A restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean food, Evzin has become known among guests at the Caliente Tropics Hotel for using only the freshest of ingredients and creating meals that are both healthy and full of flavor. Created by Rory Snyder, The Reef is a tropical themed bar that is set in the same venue that once hosted the famous Conga Room restaurant. At The Reef, guests are able to enjoy casual appetizers that are perfect for sharing, while also sipping on a handcrafted cocktail.

  • Why should guests choose to stay in the Caliente Tropics Hotel instead of somewhere else?

    Although there are many reasons why guests flock to the Caliente Tropics Hotel, one of the main contributing factors is that the hotel has such as unique and rich history. Created in 1964, it was once a hangout spot for some of the most famous celebrities of that century, such as Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. After a major renovation in 2000, the hotel transformed into what we see today, an affordable lodging option that still maintains its charm and culture.

  • What interesting activities and attractions are near the Caliente Tropics Hotel?

    For those that are interested in seeing a stand-up comedy show during their stay at the Caliente Tropics Hotel, go to P.S Make Me Laugh, a venue that is less than a 10min walk away. If you enjoy nature and would like to see some of the city’s greenspaces, there is the beautiful Moorten Botanical Garden that can be reached by car in just 4min and that dates all the way back to 1938. Art-enthusiasts will want to make sure that they stop by Warnock Fine Arts, a popular local gallery that is a 7min walk away.

  • What is the most convenient way to travel from Palm Springs International Airport to the Caliente Tropics Hotel?

    If you are arriving at Palm Springs International Airport and would like to travel to the Caliente Tropics Hotel as quickly as possible, it is best to drive between the two locations, as this will only take you 7 to 10min. A standard UberX will cost you $13, while an UberXL will be closer to $18 to $20. As the city has an efficient public transportation system, it is also possible to take the local bus line to make the trip. If you hop on lines 30 and 111, you will reach the hotel in just over 1h.(Prices checked 21/08/19).

  • Where is Caliente Tropics Hotel located?

    Caliente Tropics Hotel is located at 411 East Palm Canyon Drive in Taquitz River Estates, 2 miles from the center of Palm Springs. Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium is the closest landmark to Caliente Tropics Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Caliente Tropics Hotel?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Caliente Tropics Hotel.

  • Does Caliente Tropics Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Caliente Tropics Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Caliente Tropics Hotel offer free parking?

    Yes, Caliente Tropics Hotel offers free parking.

  • How far is Caliente Tropics Hotel from the airport?

    Caliente Tropics Hotel is 2.7 miles from Palm Springs. Caliente Tropics Hotel is 44.5 miles from San Bernardino Int.

  • Does Caliente Tropics Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, Caliente Tropics Hotel has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Caliente Tropics Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Caliente Tropics Hotel in Palm Springs and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Caliente Tropics Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Caliente Tropics Hotel.

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Distance to city center

2.0 mi

Nearest Airport

Palm Springs

Distance to airport

2.8 mi