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“Good Accomodations at Reasonable Price!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Caliente Tropics Resort
Ranked #35 of 71 Hotels in Palm Springs
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Good Accomodations at Reasonable Price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed at the Caliente Tropics Resort for 3 days. Although they have renovated the reception area, the motel is dated, but very comfortable. I definitely would recommend the suite. For the same price as a regular room at a more "upscale" hotel, you get a living room, a spacious bathroom with large countertop, a coffee maker and refrigerator, and a large comfortable bedroom with a large closet. Not much is close, but there is a supermarket and shopping center about a mile east. We enjoyed our stay and for the price, you can stay a little longer than planned. If you do want the suite, reserve at least a month ahead of time since there are only a few suites available. We did have to ask that our heater in the bedroom be serviced and a maintenance person eventually did arrive to fix it.

Room Tip: Choose the suite with king bed.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Graham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We drop down to Palm Springs a few times a year to get out from under the Pacific North West grey sky, and when we are looking for sun and pool time on the cheap we go to Caliente. Rooms are always clean, grounds are well manicured and taken care of with fresh plants and flowers each time we have visited, and the pool area is just what we are looking for in early fall and early spring when Palm Springs is at that comfortable 75-80 degrees. If you don't expect room service availability or a restaurant/bar on property and are looking for a decent pool then this is the place for great Sunday-Thursday prices. We have stayed at other hotels in the area for a quick sun get away and paid 2x-3x the price and still gravitate back to the Caliente Tropis.

Room Tip: Second floor overlooking the back end of the pool is nice and quiet with no road noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Other reviewers were accurate; think "motel" and you won't be surprised. The place is older, as is most everything in Palm Springs, but they keep it CLEAN! I don't care if my sink is inside or outside of the bathroom area, as one person complained, and the shower seemed brand new. The pool area was kept up to high standards. A nice place, especially if you can get it for $65/night, as one reviewer did... that would be a steal!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, Minnesota
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for five nights, it is a great little place to get away but very basic. They have a beautiful pool and all common areas are kept up very well. The rooms have been redone but still feel a little dated, really can't complain for the money it is a great place. Is a little drive or about a 1.5 mile walk to downtown and everything kinda happens down there. There is a nice coffee shop about two blocks down and a few restaurants right in the area though.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Azland
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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

My girlfriend and I were looking for a good place with a low budget. Taking a chance at a place this cheap was a gamble but we came out winners! As soon as we entered we were greeted by a very personable desk employee named Stephen. He was very friendly and very knowledgable about the town. He was very personable and made our weekend great by pointing us to all of Palm Springs hot spots. The pool and Jacuzzi were great! decorated with tiki lights and small cabanas. We will be back every time we visit Palm Springs!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Garrett B
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed here during Feb. 2013 for 9 days and we were reasonably satisfied with our stay.
Good points:
- the room was clean and the staff was friendly
- lovely pool and hot tub with plenty of space to lounge
- attractive grounds
- good location for town activities

Downsides
- the phone in our room never worked even though we requested a repair on arrival
- the water was often only lukewarm when showering
- Wi-Fi was OK but a little flakey
In summary, good but lots of scope with better management
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jvalihora
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La Jolla, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

They hired a good photographer and the pictures fooled me. This is a cheap motel pretending to be a resort. Features of our room: holes in the sofa; creaky floors; dirty carpet; bath sink outside the bathroom - no privacy; no closet; noisy refrigerator; absolutely no privacy - I could hear all conversations in the neighboring room. You should be able to find a similar motel at 1/2 the price within a mile.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Caliente Tropics Resort
Address: 411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264-2549
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Palm Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Palm Springs
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Caliente Tropics Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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