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“For the love of a waterpark!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

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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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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have 2 young girls who both ADORE the water...we have now made this an annual little get-away for them as the watermark, staff, accommodations and food are absolutely beyond compare! The value was also quite commendable. We were treated like 'family' and I just booked our '4th' stay in two years as I have not yet been disappointed at all! We only live an hour away--but it's just enough to reconnect as a family and my girls literally mark up the calendar until we return again! Thanks Ramada!!!!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our only problem was the shower. There is a glass pane walling up only 1/2 of the shower. Each time a family member got out of the shower, we had to use towels to mop up the entire bathroom floor. We tried moving the shower head so it only pointed down, this helped a little bit, but we ended up having to roll up the wet towels to form a dam for the other half of the no walled shower. It is a beautiful bathroom, but could use some kind of shower curtain or door on the other half of the shower.

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

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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
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 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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