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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

3.0 of 5 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322 (Formerly Holiday Inn Merle Hay)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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pella
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This Hotel was much more than I expected. We took our 6-4-3 year old grandkids and they had a blast. Perfect for all ages and the pool area for our age grandchildren was perfect. I had read other reviews and was worried about the pool area being to cold. That was definitely not a problem it was perfect. Clean updated... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Our room was very nice...clean, large,updated and with great bed linens. The only things I didn't like about the room was the fact it didn't have a tub (to wash small children) and the noise in the hallway was very loud until around midnight. The pizza and breakfast buffet were good and our child enjoyed the game room in addition... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is a mini vacation for families- great service, clean rooms, fun game room, 3 pools and 2 slides. Something for every age. The pizza and the breakfast buffet in the dining room were awesome! Didn't expect such great food for cheap I read previous reviews and we didn't have any problem with noise at night like previous visitors... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Noise was HORRIBLE!! Rooms were not clean..linens were VERY wrinkled/stained. The bedskirts were filthy and looked terrible! Pillow had blood on it from previous guest(s)...Yuck!! Bathroom was nicely updated but, no vent/fan it became so steamy that there was water dripping off of the ceiling. It was difficult to get everyone ready in the morning. Room was generally dirty...lots of... More 

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Additional Information about Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

Address: 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322 (Formerly Holiday Inn Merle Hay)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Des Moines

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