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Caliente Tropics Resort

411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Ranked #36 of 72 Hotels in Palm Springs
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was a lot of fun to stay at. Some people might not like the pool open until 12:00 AM, but I believe it was the best part. The ceiling in the room looked kind of rough tho, and my Blinds looked a little rough as well. that's why I gave it a 4. I will be going back.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, this place had the most amazing shower pressure I've ever experienced at a hotel. Like, scour your skin like a loofah brush strong. A definite highlight of my stay! This place is clearly in mid-reno. My room was spacious and comfortable, on the ground floor near the pool, but had very little sunlight and so felt a little... More 

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Orange County
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first glance many may dismiss the Caliente Tropics as a holdover from the 1960s. I have stayed several times, most recently in July. The rooms are surprisingly large and have a mini fridge which comes in handy for restaurant leftovers and cold drinks. The Tiki theme is fun and whimsical (Isn't that what vacations are about? The pool area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A block from the much hipper Ace hotel this hotel offered surprisingly large rooms, solid A/C (a summer in PS requirement) and a Tiki themed exterior decor. Can't say this as a fact but I bet we paid half what we would at Ace and got a larger room. The room was a bit worn but adequate for when you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was extremely excited to book this hotel for my significant other and I and we still plan to go. The only problem I have with them (as of now) is their website. It contains a policy highlighted with flashy font that they "do not follow anymore". The first problem was contacting them. My girlfriend and I called them every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay here they have excellent customer service Mayra was very curtious and helpful I will definitely be staying here again and recommend that if your in the area this is the place to stay.

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Crestline, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here twice, it looks forgettable on the outside when passing on Highway 111. The Grounds are unique: Polynesian theme. Orange pool furniture and accent. and Baboo "huts" with lounge chairs. The rooms are quite large: 1st time was a two-bed room. 2nd time: a king bed room, with a huge oversized comfortable chair. The furnishings are quasi-Hawaiian. floral print-bamboo... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently spent an overnight in Palm Springs for the VERY affordable Caliente Tropics now under new management. First, I'm a huge TIKI -phile so the ambiance definitely resonates. Poolside Hawaiian/reggae tunes keep it festive. The bed and room was mostly remodeled and amazingly comfortable bedding and pillows. Friendly staff. Look forward to the soon-to-come steakhouse and diner/bar. Will be back... More 

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is two notches above a trailer park. Tacky lobby with rap music playing on a laptop. Vending machines front and center. Restaurant space is empty. Torn pillow cases. Tiny room for toilet/shower combo with no fan. Tailgating in the parking lot. People barbecuing on the grass sitting in their own chairs and drinking beer from coolers. Staff was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Palm Springs for the first time with the Grandchildren in March 2015, stayed at the Caliente and was very pleased. Rooms were a great size, pool and play area was wonderful for the kids, kept them busy every morning and evening. Had a small gym that our oldest Grandson enjoyed. Staff were wonderful and very helpful. Would stay... More 

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