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Caliente Tropics Resort
Ranked #46 of 75 Hotels in Palm Springs
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is an average hotel - nothing to complain about, but nothing to write home about either. Sure, the girls on reception were very helpful, the rooms were tidy and clean, the beds were quite comfortable and there's a small gym for any fitness fanatics, but this is average accommodation - great if you need a place you can depend on to get a good night's sleep. But it's just that - a good, functional motel - very pet friendly, though, for those dog lovers out there.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Love this place, central, fun theme and cool diverse mix of people, especially like the front desk staff, special thanks to Maritza!

If you are looking for a great value and place with cool history the Caliente Tropics is your place...one more thing, its better in person than the web site.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have to say this hotel is a great stay for a convienent price . Caliente is overall clean and the staff is amazing. Gabriel helped us with our luggage , and Trey at the front desk made our check in super fast and easy . I love the pool area ! Very nice also has a deep end which is hard to find ! I suggest the Caliente Tropics to anyone who wants the best stay for an economical price here in Palm Springs !

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We enjoyed this quiet, clean spacious King Suite at the hotel and enjoyed the pool even more! The water is sparkling with lots of chairs and loungers for everyone to enjoy. The grass area and cabanas were so cute and the tiki torches at night set a beautiful mood. Its close to downtown, restaurants, hiking trails and the airport! Maritza was incredible and helped us with anything we asked for and really made out stay spectacular. The only suggestion I have is to have the pool area non-smoking to make it even more enjoyable. We will definitely be staying here again.

Room Tip: Probably second floor away from the main road would be quieter
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

this hotel's advert states 500 thread sheets. the sheets were threadbare and torn. i phave photograps of this. the hotel is rundown and shabby. its more like a highway motel with very small rooms which they advertise as "Delux". the bathroom has no shower and is 4'x6'. the smallest bathroom i have ever been in. the restaurant is closed down. the coffee machine is cheap and they leave only 1 coffee packet. we thought we were getting somekind of decent hotel but this was unbelieveably dreadful for $150.00 per night. there was no complimentary newspaper, no extra towels (also threadbare) and the room keys dont work. the fitness room was half renovated, with plumbing pipes visable, no washbasin or toilet, just an empty shabby room. we were thoroughly disgusted by the bedrooms. we booked 2 months ahead and when we checked in 1 hour earlier than we should have and were told they did have a room we could check into. we thought this room was only for the interim until we could check into our $150.00 per night room. well that was the $150.00 per night. the next door neighbour had the same room and paid $84.00 per night. sadly we had booked for 4 nights and had to stay but there are many many hotels which offer clean, modern facilities so dont even think of staying at the Caliente tropics!

Room Tip: go to another hotel.
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a really lovely place, close to downtown on Rte.111. Beautiful pool area with nicely appointed, clean, safe rooms. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Some very nice restaurants in the area. The WIFI was kind of spotty but they let me use the hotel computer when I needed too.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I just stayed in a King Hawaiian room at Caliente last week. The room was great, better than we expected, and the staff friendly. We booked a week in advance and stayed for six nights so we paid a very reasonable price, for the March high season. The pool was clean & a comfortable temperature. The bedding was luxurious, a pillow-top, too soft for my own taste.

The wifi did not work in the rooms. The office staff re-booted the routers everyday, but that only helped for a few minutes. Their system is not powerful enough for when the hotel is almost full. The only way I could get work done, was to do it in the hotel lobby. Fortunately, the lobby is open early & stays open late. Some others did computer work by the pool, so they didn't have wifi reception in their rooms either. They have plans to improve the wifi system, but they didn't say if that was next week or next year.

Room Tip: Hawaiian rooms, on the South side, are on the 2nd floor overlooking the garden & pool, therefore...
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Address: 411 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-2549
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > Greater Palm Springs > 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
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Palm Springs
Price Range: $70 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Caliente Tropics Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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