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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 outdoor pool, near Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great pool
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Awesome vibe
Delicious food
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From 1,353 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs

from $89
  • 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

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
  • Restaurant
  • 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.

    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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs


    • Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium - 4 min walk
    • Baristo Park - 29 min walk
    • Agua Caliente Cultural Museum - 30 min walk
    • Ruddy's General Store Museum - 30 min walk
    • Heusso Gallery - 31 min walk
    • Plaza Theatre - 32 min walk
    • Palm Springs Art Museum - 39 min walk
    • O'Donnell Golf Club - 40 min walk

    Getting around

    • Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.) - 10 min drive
    • Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD) - 30 min drive
    • Thermal, CA (TRM-Jacqueline Cochran Regional) - 42 min drive
    • Palm Springs Station - 15 min drive
    • Free self parking

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.8 From 893 reviews

    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Would not recommend
    I stayed here for two nights. The hotel is very outdated and I could hear every movement of the guests above me. While the lobby is supposed to be open 24 hours, there was no one present when I wanted to check out, delaying my departure. I ordered a drink from the pool and the waitress never brought it. The pool and jacuzzi water was murky and unkept. I won’t be staying here again.
    Andrea, us2 night trip
    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Polynesian Paradise!
    Clean comfortable room in a tranquil polynesian setting. The pool area was wonderful and check-in and out was a breeze! We would definitely book again!
    Lauren, us2 night trip with friends
    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Very Good8.0
    Overall a fun and exciting place to stay at. Needs some up-keeping in showers and outlets but overall still a fun place.
    Felipe, us1 night trip
    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Business Family Fun
    We’ve been wanting to stay here for some time because of the vintage tiki/Hawaiian vibe including tikis throughout grounds, amazing pool area and The Reef... we checked in late after 10, were greeted with ALoha and a pet friendly room and given a complimentary CD of Hawaiian music to take home... room was clean vintage feel and comfortable bed and a mini fridge. The Reef is always friendly 2nd visit this week Brandon makes the best liquid tiki yumminess and Tess is very accommodating; looking forward to returning next month!! No “Uppities” please, Caliente Tropics is for real people who appreciate Ohana
    GeNelle, us1 night trip
    Caliente Tropics Hotel, Palm Springs
    Front desk not very accomadating. Here is your key have a nice stay was it. Pool service not very good
    Rob, us2 night trip

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