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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
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Goldfield, Iowa, United States
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited as a whole Family (of 7) for the first time altogether on December 30th. (my husband and two of my kids had been there once before) I think an excellent spot for Famalies with young children! My 11 month old even had fun in the pool! I read reviews with complaints about the Lifeguards, but I guess I did not see much slacking from them, but again, there are signs I believe that parents must accompany children, so I was not depending on Lifeguards to babysit my kids :) But knew they were around. Our room was pretty cozy, however, my one complaint would have to be the privacy of the bathroom. Our door to our bathroom slid shut and did not lock, and the shower has a half glass wall.. so .. using the bathroom and showering was a bit unrelaxing. Otherwise, I think we would deff bring our kids back! Thank You!

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Anamosa, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed Dec 27/28. As usual the hotel front desk staff was outstanding. One large complaint was the hotel restraunt staff was extremely unprofessional we had to get our own refills on drinks, food was below average and waiter kept asking us to pass food down for a table of 6 they were too lazy to walk around the table and we asked for water and condiments and they never came back. Asked to talk to manager at and about issues on check and he would not even turn around to t alk with us just revised bill and walked back into kitchen! Need a major training overhaul for kitchen staff. Will Never eat here again

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KNOXVILLE
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at this Ramada. The location was great, right off interstate, close to several stores and many places to eat. The dine-in breakfast was fantastic. With the extreme cold outside, it was relaxing inside by the pools and waterslide.
The pool water was a little too chilly and there were no jets in the hot tub. But, other than that, we would definitely go again, and recommend it to others. We plan to return in April 2013.

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Property: Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
Address: 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-1969 (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:
#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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