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Urbandale
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Second Birthday party for us at Ramada Tropics and both experiences were great. The staff was awesome even though it was packed. I love that they are pet friendly but, one suggestion, there isn't any type of receptacle for dog waste outside. I think there should be one outside every door. I always pick up after my dogs but I...

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel has possibilities. It is in an easily accessible area. The amenities are very good. Restaurant/Bar, bar in pool area, open spaces, arcade. However, the water in the pools had my children and myself cold and teeth constantly chattering. The air temp was fine, but the pool water was really cold. There are two decent water slides. However, one was...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hosted our pool party again this year at the Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center and had a wonderful experience! The front desk manager (Maddie), the banquet manager (Amy), and the Director of Sales (Reonna), were all great to work with and offered top notch customer service. The bartender who was working that day, Chance, even stopped by to...

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Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines, responded to this review

We are glad that your pool party was a wonderful experience again this year. We appreciate you coming back again and we will pass along all of the comments to the staff. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to another opportunity to serve you in the future.

Clear Lake, Iowa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel, water was freezing!! My kids lips turned blue after 30 minutes of swimming so we spent most of our time in the expensive arcade.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Tama, Iowa
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Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay, the pool was definetly a highlight! It was nice they had lifeguards during the day and in the evenings. The bar was great, it was nice to grab a drink and sit by the pool. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast... they were short staffed and the poor waitress did her best. The food was...

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Iowa City
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to book on a whim and lucked out getting a flash sale. The front desk staff was very helpful and check-in was smooth. We were actually able to check into our room early. The room was clean and fit our needs. We have two little kids (5 and 1 and a half) and go for the kids water...

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West Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this location before and I believe it improves every time we stay. Great stay all around. Kids had a lot of fun!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

Address: 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322 (Formerly Holiday Inn Merle Hay)
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $169 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines 3*
Number of rooms: 166
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Also Known As:
Ramada Tropics Hotel Des Moines
Ramada Hotel Des Moines
Des Moines Ramada
Ramada Des Moines
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Des Moines
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“Non poolside rooms are very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles BennyIC, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suites offer several benefits; one being two separate rooms for more privacy and another being comfortable eating space.”
 of 5 bubbles gaia43, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If traveling with a pet, request a room more around the back for ease of taking your pet out with plenty of room to walk around.”
 of 5 bubbles AllisonB527, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bring your swimming suite and workout gear.”
 of 5 bubbles JMishler, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Poolside rooms are not as loud as you would think. Rooms not connected to pool are very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles BennyIC, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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