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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

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Creston, Iowa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People were very accommodating but the hotel is kind of outdated and like requested fans and they were dirty and one was broken. For the price it was great. the waterpark was not open for very many hours and with the slide not always accessible was disappointed. We will not be revisting

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay was nice except the heater did not work. Staff also watch us closely for no reason, made me uncomfortable

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Panora, Iowa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was a decent size and had a nice tv, mini fridge and microwave. The bathroom was subpar, with no tub, lacking supplies, and very dusty. In addition the partial glass shower wall, did not keep water within the stall. The water sprayed all over the floor. We had taken our 3 and 6 year old grandkids, who we'd...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The water in the water park was on the cold side. It could have been warmer. We had supper at the restaurant and the food that we got was so-so at best. We quickly realized why everyone was bringing in pizza. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Check-in was very easy and smooth.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was a awsome place for a quick family get away. Everything and everyone was awsome!! Planning on coming back very soon

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were no bath towels in the room when we checked in but we got some at the desk. There was no blanket for the sofa bed. When I called to ask for one they said they thought they were out. Rooms were clean but worn. Beds ok. Waterpark was fun for all ages of kids. Chlorine was a bit...

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Altoona, Iowa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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Mission, Kansas
Reviewed 1 week ago

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Edmond, Oklahoma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water park is great for kids ages 3 to 12. Rooms are OK, restaurant is tolerable and bar has the best Bloody Mary in the United States. We usually stay twice a year and can't think of any notable problems other than Internet could be a little better. Pet friendly : )

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

We are in the process of updating all of our internet equipment so hopefully next visit will be a little bit better for you. I will make sure to let the restaurant staff know that you think that we make the best Bloody Mary. Thanks for staying with us again.

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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
In your room
  • Microwave
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: $125 - $220 (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
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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines Iowa
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#10 Business Hotel in Des Moines
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Pool side rooms are helpful here”
 of 5 bubbles MBMM36, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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