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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322 (Formerly Holiday Inn Merle Hay)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 46 Hotels in Des Moines
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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

it was en general excellent service, just one suggestion the sofa bed in our room was a little uncomfortable I hope to have a better and soft mattress next time

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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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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CRESTON
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at the Ramada. The only thing I would comment on is the life guards making more rounds regularly at the little ones pool. Even though the parents should be watching there kids as well. Lots of kids were getting shoved. The hotel room was amazing and slept the best i did in months!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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DES MOINES
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

It was a very enjoyable time, kids had fun swimming,but we ate at the restaurant for breakfast buffet and we all got sick from something we ate

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Wisconsin Dells
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Paid on KAYAK wanted me to repay when I already paid in full. Also ask for receipt have no idea how to make a receipt. The beds in the room where nice. Did not use water park but if had a family they include passes to the water park. Check out was easy and lady did give me a receipt. Hallway smells like sweaty feet. Need to spray something in hallway for a nice smile

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Why not upgrade your stay at the same price of the competitor? For the same value as other hotels, this hotel offers a large indoor swimming pool, equipped with two waterslides, a jacuzzi, and a volleyball net! Fun for the whole family.Even has a "kiddie pool " for the little ones. Great location, right off Merle Hay Rd and close to the highway! I always book this hotel when I go to Desmoines. It has a tiki bar next to the pool for the adults while the kids swim!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We met family here and we all enjoyed it. Both rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable. The waterpark was large with several areas--for the baby, kids, and adults. The staff was friendly and efficient. The coffee supplies were on a large counter, with the fridge and microwave below along with 2 drawers. There were several drawers below the TV stand too.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

We stayed during the state fair. Easy to find right off I-80. Room was spacious, clean and quiet considering the hotel was busy. Nice to have a refrigerator and microwave in room. Bathroom was large and updated - large amount of counter space for 3 ladies. My grand kids loved the indoor water park -the highlight of their trip. The hot tub was very crowded and deep - the jets were not very powerful - no bubbling. A little difficult to get in. Reasonably priced and no complimentary breakfast. There was a resturant on site for meals. We went across the street to McDonalds. Overall we enjoyed it and would return.

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Address: 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322 (Formerly Holiday Inn Merle Hay)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in 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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