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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

The hotel was okay. The room was average. The pool area was small and self-contained which made it easy for people with kids to keep track of their children. The pools, however, were really cold. Also, the rules regarding children in the hottub were constantly enforced even when no one else wanted to be in the hottubs. The food in the restaurant was just average and the menu prices for certain items were less than what we were charged..(i.e. small pizza).unfortunately, the server knew there was an issue and said she could pay the difference out of her own pocket but couldn't get the computer to change the pricing to correct pricing (which is totally unacceptable for a hotel...i appreciated her willingness to help out but she shouldn't have to do that).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

The rooms were clean but the real focus of Tropics Resort is the play area. Both adult-sized slides provided a surprisingly zippy ride down. And there's a pirate boat with kid-friendly slides coming off the side for the smaller children. The gated bar area does have access to the kitchen so I was able to eat and play without leaving the same area. The morning buffet in the restaurant was also pleasantly stocked with a decent assortment of cereals, rolls, potatoes, waffles, yogurt, etc that was more than enough to fill my plate several times over.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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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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