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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Looked that it might be a little dated, but rooms were great, location is very compatible. prices are reasonable, not cheap, but as expected. Many amenities, pool, water attractions, cafe, and bar. Many meeting rooms for weddings, etc.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Loved the water park and restaurant! Room service and restaurant/bar staff were excellent! Room seemed like it wasn't quite done being remodeled or the remodel hadn't been completed properly. Mold on the ceiling in the shower...., and when I told the desk about it when checking out the receptionist said, "ok." Called desk to ask that in-room safe be fixed...

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

We have made an annual trip to meet our friends, and their children, from MN for the last 4 years. We have been to the Sioux Falls, airport Ramada and this hotel. The rooms and accommodations are similar. The pool layout is better here. There is bar access from inside of the pool fence and 2 water slides in Des...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

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Newton, Iowa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place must have been nice 10 years ago, but now seems dated. The air conditioning in our room did not work very well. The bed was not comfortable, and for 260 dollars we should have at least gotten a complimentary breakfast-nope they wanted 10 bucks for a crappy breakfast buffet. The water park was a disappointment as well. Not...

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

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Council Bluffs
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Other than the freezing cold meeting room, this place is great for a seminar. Big meeting room, good sound and video equipment, all the staff was nice and professional. The lunch buffet was excellent, good tasting, lines went fast, serving containers promptly refilled. Break-out sessions rooms were close to main meeting room. Bathrooms were close and clean. Rooms were very...

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Johnston, Iowa
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It's nothing fancy, but it is a good place to stay with family for the value. If your family likes pools, there is a good mini waterpark with a few slides and zero-depth area for little ones. Also spots for adults to chill by the pool or to participate with the kids.

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Des Moines
Reviewed 20 June 2016

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $127 - $186 (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
Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines Iowa
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#10 Business Hotel in Des Moines
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“Do not stay on a Saturday night”
14leeg, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pool side rooms are helpful here”
MBMM36, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Non poolside rooms are very quite.”
BennyIC, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suites offer several benefits; one being two separate rooms for more privacy and another being comfortable eating space.”
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.”
AllisonB527, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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