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    Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

    5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-1969
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    06/08/2017 07/08/2017
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    Overview
    • Excellent22%
    • Very good35%
    • Average24%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible7%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Poolside Bar
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    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 6 June 2017

    Was a little apprehensive after reading reviews on Trip Advisor about staying at the Ramada Tropic but could not have been more pleased with our experience. We had a softball tournament in town for the weekend so wanted a place that the kids could enjoy...More

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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    They did not tell me the slides where closed tell after I checked in the and then they had one pool closed half the day I was not impressed with my stay but had ver good food in the restaurant and the bar staff was...More

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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We had a wonderful time, just a little disappointed the big slides were closed on one of the hottest days of the year. Staff was very friendly and fast to resolve our little problem with the bathroom door going off the track. They fixed it...More

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    Reviewed 4 days ago

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    Adventureland Inn
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$98 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #10 Business Hotel in Des Moines
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 166
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    Hotel & Grounds (34)
    Bathroom (4)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
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    11 February 2017|
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    We will have those hours posted within the next few weeks. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.
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    Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
    I stayed in December and I thought it was a little cold but my 4 year old seemed fine because he was busy and active. My 7 month old didn't seem to mind the temperature either but she wasn't in the pool too long. I saw a lot... More
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    "if you don't want to listen to children playing in pool stay towards back."
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    "Rooms away from the indoor water park area are much quieter. But if you have kids of course, you'll want..."
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    "Rooms on back side are more quiet then waterpark or poolside."
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    "I'd recommend requesting a room away from the pool."
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