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Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs

2.5-star2.5 stars
411 E Palm Canyon DrivePalm SpringsCA92264United States of America

Hotel with 2 restaurants, near Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.0
Great location
Great pool
Fantastic service
Delicious food
867See all 867 reviews
From 1,400 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs

from $71
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Parlor Suite King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

What’s around Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs


  • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium - 4 min walk
  • San Jacinto Mountains - 5 min walk
  • Baristo Park - 30 min walk
  • Ruddy's General Store Museum - 31 min walk
  • Agua Caliente Cultural Museum - 31 min walk
  • Heusso Gallery - 32 min walk
  • Plaza Theatre - 33 min walk
  • Palm Springs Art Museum - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD) - 32 min drive
  • Thermal, CA (TRM-Jacqueline Cochran Regional) - 41 min drive
  • Palm Springs Station - 15 min drive
  • Free self parking

About Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs

Located within 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) of downtown Palm Springs, this Polynesian-themed hotel is 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Desert Princess Country Club.

Hotel Features.
The Caliente Tropics Hotel opened in 1964 as a hangout for celebrities such as Elvis and the Rat Pack. The hotel combines its retro charm and motor-hotel style with an up-to-date look and feel. Polynesian accents include tiki-style art and a small stream in the lobby that flows through a rock garden. Amenities include a restaurant onsite, outdoor pool, spa tub, expansive lawn, and shuffleboard areas.

Room décor features custom-made furnishings with Polynesian influences. All rooms include refrigerators. Weekday newspapers are delivered to guestroom doors. Extras include in-room safes, in room massage, limited room service, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 90 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
If you are planning to arrive after 2 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • 2 per room (up to 60 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 restaurants
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The Congo Room - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.


On Site

  • Spa tub


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs’s small print

Also known as

  • Caliente Hotel
  • Caliente Tropics
  • Caliente Tropics Hotel
  • Caliente Tropics Hotel Palm Springs
  • Caliente Tropics Palm Springs
  • Tropics Caliente
  • Tropics Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to midnight.
  • Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Mandatory fees

    Deposit: USD 100 per stay

    Optional extras

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.0 From 867 reviews

    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Tiki Time at Christmas
    Our toilet and shower didn't work but we only stayed one night so we didn't need them as much. The Reef bar and pool area is always a 10/10! Will definitely be back.
    A Traveler, us1 night trip
    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Great pool area
    Great pool and jacuzzi. A few Miles from downtown Palm Springs. Room was very clean and Comfortable. Service was Great. Will stay here again
    Robin, us2 night trip
    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    On arrival no hot water, no phone service. Late evening dog barking in next room. Not a scrap of paper or pen in the room, beds ok room clean but dated.
    Robert, us1 night trip
    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Very Good8.0
    Great Pool! Great Bar! Great Vibe! Sad Rooms.
    This hotel has lots of things to boast about but the rooms are not one of them. This hotel was built in the 60s and it shows. The rooms have no natural light and are generally shabby looking. That being said, the room was clean and big. The pool area is fantastic and lush! There is a giant pool, a big green grassy lawn, and a good sized hot tub. The pool is open late and they light Tiki Torches at night. It has a great vibe. The hotel bar, the Reef, is pretty dang good and has a fantastic happy hour. The Mai Tais here are excellent. If they invested some capital into renovating the rooms this place would be a gem. Otherwise, have low expectations of the room and you will like it here!
    Emily, us1 night trip
    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Very Good8.0
    Good place to stay while exploring the area
    Enjoyed our first time in Palm Springs and Joshua Tree NP. Caliente Tropics was a comfortable place to stay, with friendly and helpful staff
    Jack, us3 night trip

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