Waterfall in Tahquitz Canyon (in Palm Springs, California). The Palm Springs Art Museum has some great exhibits on mid century architecture (no photography allowed inside I'm afraid). The whole town looks like an episode of the Jetson's.
Ps February is the best time to go if you're weak to the heat like me. About time landscape architects designed some structure for the desert... Note: in German we call these Schwiegermutterstühle - mother in law's chairs.
This is a seriously unique and hip hotel created out of an old Howard Johnson motel. Outdoor fireplaces and couches outside most rooms. Turntables and vinyl. Canvas wallpaper. Retro art galore. A fun HQ for a high-desert getaway. March in the California desert means the ocotillos are in bloom. The desert is full of life - you just need to get out of your car and start walking to appreciate it! The Cactus to Clouds (C2C) trail starts at the desert floor at 483ft and ends at Mt. San Jacinto peak at 10,834ft. Throughout the 23-mile hike there is a total elevation gain of 13,400ft. Some people opt to do a C2C2C roundtrip hike instead of taking a tram back down, making the hike over 34 miles.
There is no water for the first 11 miles and 8000ft gain. Most people carry anywhere between 3-8 liters of water. The best time to go is during the fall when the weather has cooled and there’s still relatively no snow at the peak. Highlights of the hike were seeing vegetation change from desert scrubs to an alpine forest and watching the sun rise out of the desert on the way up.
5:51 am Lykken Trail #goldenhour #sunrise #hiking This is hidden treasure right next to Palm Springs. Native Americans settled in these beautiful canyons 2,000 years ago. Even in the midst of the California drought, the water is flowing through these canyons and feeding the fan palms. There is a huge trail network through here. Go for a hike and imagine what it would have been like to be the first human beings to discover this desert oasis. Seriously tasty and creative bfast in the midst of the ever-hip diner of the ACE Hotel. Pictured here is the coffee cake French toast. Dig in! This might be the best bfast I've ever had. Super creative and fresh. Here's the Just off of Palm Canyon Drive Every February, Palm Springs does Modernism Week. Dozens of mid-century homes are opened up for tours. It's quite a hoot to see how they're decorated! #Troveon hiking the Indian Canyons in December, only in Palm Springs. The sun is setting but still burning. North Palm Canyon. Feeling #blue in Palm Springs. The photo was shot at the Palm Springs convention center at dusk. The mountain cat which appears so real was the silhouette of a bronze sculpture. The beautiful backdrop made for a surreal image. Vintage vinyl in every room! I thought the tower was cool Spanish #architecture style. Slow cooked spiced apple crepe at hidden French Cafe The Farm in historic Palm Springs #Delicious Afternoon run in Palm Springs. #lifeatexpedia Do you see the mirror house? Art exhibit in Palm Springs called, DesertX. Running through April 30, 2017. #unique #art #mirrorhouse #palmsprings #california Sunrise at PSP The pollo alla parmegiana is fantastic!! The foccacia bread Amd balsamic & olive oil they serve before u order is the best ever. Yummy mojitos as well. Great atmosphere, they have a patio with mist cooling (as most places in the Palm Springs do). Friendly, good service perfectly timed as well. If you want a really great reasonably priced meal go to Kalura Trattoria!! The colors of Tahquitz Canyon (Palm Springs, California). An easy hike with information markers about the native tribes that inhabited the area. Bonus-- it was in the shade in the morning! #lifeatexpedia
🌴🌵🥂🍻 The view by the Elrod House. Thwarted by the gate. Quick trip to Palm Springs. #lifeatexpedia Very good pizza and nice atmosphere for family dinner. One of the most striking sights you will see is the vast array of wind turbines that sprout from the dessert floor when driving into the beautiful Coachella Valley. Snapped this shot as I was leaving my hotel in PS. The sky with the building, palm trees, and flowers all caught my eye and blended well together. No filter!
Amazing Palm Springs sunrises! There are nothing like them! Palm Springs The Lykken trail can be accessed from the north and south. I like the South Trailhead. This is a good climb with almost a thousand feet of elevation gain in 1.5 miles. At the top, there are picnic tables, great views of Palm Springs and Tahquitz Canyon. If you think this trail is steep, the $12.50 per person admission to hike Tahquitz might seem even steeper. #hiking Beautiful courtyard in the center of the hotel. This place is a fantastic boutique hotel. Fully remodeled and at the end of the strip so it's nice and quiet. Grab breakfast at Cheeky and dinner at Birba. Both are connected! #treetrove #Colorful : Sunrise et Indian Canyon, Palm Springs Glowing moonset over Mt. San Jacinto in Palm Springs. View from the hospital's campus This picture was shot through the maildrop of an old Palm Springs estate capturing the fountain that stood in the courtyard. Apparently all hikeable... Great place to eat in Palm Springs! Aerial tramway lobby. Highway 101 Palm Spings Aerial Tramway.. We were lucky to get a glimpse of President Obama's private plane at Palm Springs airport. He was scheduled to play his favorite golf sport at an exclusive club on President Day Weekend. The huge Marylin Monroe statue in Palms Springs. Stop at the Village Green park for a rest from a walking tour downtown and see this museum of first white settler's 1884 home. #Blue I am on a photographic expedition of the Movie Colony in Palm Springs California: snapping pictures of its famous Hollywood star homes- sometime merely featuring architectural elements of doors, walls, and gates. I am posting what I think were today's 4 best! Stop in here during a walking tour downtown at the Village Green to learn about the Cahuilla Indians then stop in at the chocolate shop next door. #Blue  View from my hotel in Palm Springs Cali Palm Springs Rainbow over Escena neighborhood in Palm Springs, California. #rainbow #palmtrees #palmsprings Amazing... An oriental door with potted topiaries caught my attention. I then took note of the rope and the bell on the left side which were there to get the owner's attention. Smoking hot in Palm Springs. These are steams to keep the passers by cool and hopefully entice them go in. Had an amazing catering at the Frank Sinatra Estate in Palm Springs http://wheatfire.com/ While walking downtown, next door to the wedding chapel is this cute walkway with small apartment homes and courtyard. #Blue Night Definitely one of the coolest airports I've seen. It's a smaller airport only accepting a few of the major airlines, but that only serves to make it an exclusive-feeling experience. The airport itself is mostly outdoors, since it rains so rarely in Palm Springs. Very cool experience and the scenery is tough to beat! Downtown Palm Springs at sunset Second location of this deli and market that lives up to its name. Fresh meats and baked bread with good olive tapenade and sides and don't forget dessert like Nonna's lemon torte. Also get some Italian groceries or prepared meals for later! Good breads and premium deli meats with tennis themed names for their sandwiches and tennis showing on the TV. Ranked in the top 50 for inexpensive places by yelpers. What a magnificent door – stainless steel and brass located in the Las Palmas area of Palm Springs The entrance to this Mexican hacienda with its vintage pots and traditional tile work caught more of my attention than the actual home. Bob Hope's house. View of Bob Hope's house taken from mountain trail (December 2015) Palm Spring, California -- where a lot of the streets are named for Hollywood stars of past eras. One of the many fascinating doors to hideaways in Palm Springs I'm doing a bicycle trip of the Palm Springs area photographing beautiful landscaping, architecture – especially gates and doors and having a lot of fun; this palm oasis is merely part of a front yard in Las Palmas Desert escape #green Yummy margaritas, live music, and great food! So lovely to eat outside on a warm evening. Tour the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood near downtown to step back into the 1950s in Palm Springs. #Blue Check in but don't check out
Palm Springs Near Mr G's Toys, but actually in Front of the store called While touring downtown, stop at Village Green park and see the first pioneer Miss Cornelia's home which was part of the first hotel here. #Blue The Saguaro Palm Springs is home to the SplashHouse Pool and Music Festival in Palm Springs California.
Source: http://www.partytrail.com/splash-house-music-festival/ República California. Shot at sunset over the San Jacinto Mountains.
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Get an overview of this hotelPolynesian-themed getaway in Palm Springs

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool

Palm Springs gem

Combining Polynesian and tiki style with up-to-date features, this hotel is just 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from downtown Palm Springs' shopping, dining, and arts; the airport and Cathedral City are 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) away.

Relaxed, retro feel

Caliente Tropics Resort offers a restaurant onsite, a large outdoor swimming pool, 12-person spa tub, and cabanas. A poolside lawn includes shuffleboard areas.

Custom furniture

Caliente Tropics guestrooms and suites, all nonsmoking, feature custom Polynesian-style furnishings, compact refrigerators, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests may also enjoy in room massage, and limited room service.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Opened in 1964, and once a hangout for celebrities like Nancy Sinatra, Elvis, and the Rat Pack, Caliente Tropics Resort combines retro-cool with an updated look and feel. This Polynesian-style motor hotel is 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from downtown Palm Springs and 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Palm Springs International Airport.

This Palm Springs hotel features an outdoor pool with cabanas, a 12-person spa tub, and lawn chairs. A spacious poolside lawn area is ideal for Frisbee-playing, sunning, and shuffleboard. The hotel's restaurant, the Congo Room is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the property.

  • Restaurant 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 90 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour front desk 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Heating 

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel offers a large outdoor pool with cabanas and 12-person spa tub. Shuffleboard courts are located near the pool.

The San Jacinto Mountains provide a scenic backdrop for many of the area golf courses. The Palm Springs metropolitan area hosts famous tournaments, including the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational (Indian Wells Country Club), the Kraft Nabisco Championship (Mission Hills Country Club), and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (the Classic Club). The Escena Golf Club, 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) from the Caliente Tropics Resort, features Jack Nicklaus–designed courses. Less than 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) from the hotel, the award-winning Cimarrón Golf Resort offers two courses with spectacular views. The Classic Club, with courses designed by Arnold Palmer, is 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 2 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night
  • 2 per room (up to 60 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

Pool access available from 8 AM to midnight.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.


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