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    Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

    5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-1969
    +1 800-946-5338
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    Overview
    • Excellent22%
    • Very good35%
    • Average24%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible7%
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    “water park” (264 reviews)
    “pirate ship” (37 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Reviewed October 11, 2016

    The room that I reserved on-line was not ready at 4:00 pm. It seemed like it was quickly cleaned, toiletries thrown on bathroom counter. There was trash in bathroom. No bedding for the pull out sofa/bed, other than fitted sheet and flat sheet that I...More

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    Reviewed October 10, 2016

    Affordably priced for the quality of rooms, location to other attractions, and having the indoor water park features. Only real fault was the check in staff was very short with us and when we had questions they seemed annoyed to be bothered.

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    Reviewed October 7, 2016

    Took my daughter and her friends here for her 10th Birthday Party. They had a blast. The room was clean and spacious. Staff was friendly and helpful. A little expensive but worth it. The birthday party package can be added to your room and they...More

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    Response from Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des MoinesResponded October 10, 2016

    Thank you for choosing our hotel for your daughter's birthday. We are glad that everyone had a great time and that the party package worked out well for your needs. We look forward to seeing you in the future and to be able to help...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $92 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #10 Business Hotel in Des Moines
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 166
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    • Des Moines
    • Also Known As
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    • Ramada Hotel Des Moines ,
    • Des Moines Ramada ,
    • Ramada Des Moines ,
    • Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines Iowa
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    Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
    I stayed in December and I thought it was a little cold but my 4 year old seemed fine because he was busy and active. My 7 month old didn't seem to mind the temperature either but she wasn't in the pool too long. I saw a lot... More
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    "Rm 121 and probably all "highway" side rooms will have highway noise. (We didn't stay in a..."
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    "if you don't want to listen to children playing in pool stay towards back."
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    "Rooms away from the indoor water park area are much quieter. But if you have kids of course, you'll want..."
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