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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

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Elk River, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 March 2016

It was not a bad place to stay but the fact that you have to walk through the pool area to get to any rooms is very unappealing as it is very humid and yucky as the entry point to a hotel room. Also, I asked twice for an email confirmation of my room and I never got that email...

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Iowa
Reviewed 29 March 2016

If you truly want to poolside you have to call and make reservations for the first floor. Our rooms were fairly clean however we did find a Nerf football next to the bed as well as Beer bottle caps. Also the batteries on our door kept going dead so instead of being able to use the pool side door, I...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 28 March 2016

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Rosemount, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 March 2016

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Boone, Iowa
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Stayed for a bowling convention on a weekend and did not have any problems with the water park area kids . Food was very good. All though the castaway lounge could use more help on Saturday morning for buffet. Particularly in the area of wait staff had one person to try take care of a very large group and others...

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Mason City, Iowa
Reviewed 25 March 2016

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

I stayed here while in town. The front desk staff was alright, but not what you should expect from a hotel where first impressions should be key! I understand with the waterpark that it could get a little noisy, but there were screaming kids all day and all night in the halls, in the rooms, and I'm no stranger to...

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Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 22 March 2016

First off - I did not have high expectations for our stay so I consider myself satisfied. We stayed at this hotel so my kids and their cousin could have fun in the pool. My only complaints - the hotel is extremely loud at night. I understand it is a hotel for kids but where are the parents of the...

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Memphis, Missouri
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This was one of the best hotels I have stayed at lately. The indoor waterpark was fantastic for all ages!! Our rooms were very clean and spacious. I requested connecting poolside rooms and got exactly that!!! Very easy to make reservations and the person on the other end of the line was very pleasant! We will be making a return...

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This hotel is great! We stayed here once before 3 years ago so knew what to expect. We have a 4 and 6 year old which this small water park is perfect for. The price is right for what you get. Everything is clean. Beautiful tiled bathrooms. Friendly staff. Great location right off the interstate. Lots of food options near...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

Address: 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322 (Formerly Holiday Inn Merle Hay)
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $125 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines 3*
Number of rooms: 166
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Also Known As:
Ramada Tropics Hotel Des Moines
Ramada Hotel Des Moines
Des Moines Ramada
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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines Iowa
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#10 Business Hotel in Des Moines
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“Pool side rooms are helpful here”
 of 5 bubbles MBMM36, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Non poolside rooms are very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles BennyIC, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suites offer several benefits; one being two separate rooms for more privacy and another being comfortable eating space.”
 of 5 bubbles gaia43, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If traveling with a pet, request a room more around the back for ease of taking your pet out with plenty of room to walk around.”
 of 5 bubbles AllisonB527, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bring your swimming suite and workout gear.”
 of 5 bubbles JMishler, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
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