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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” (267 reviews)
    “pirate ship” (37 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Poolside Bar
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    Pets Allowed
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    Reviewed 24 October 2016

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    Response from Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des MoinesResponded 25 October 2016

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    Reviewed 24 October 2016

    Several years ago I posted a great review of this hotel because at the time it WAS a great place for a family getaway. NOW it is run-down, dirty, rusted-out stairs going up to the waterslide - poorly maintained and I would NOT recommend this...More

    Thank ReesesPBC
    Response from Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des MoinesResponded 25 October 2016

    Thank you for staying with us and providing feedback so we can improve our services. We do our best at maintaining the water park and have done touch up work to the slides a few times. We are currently planning for another time where we...More

    Reviewed 23 October 2016

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    Response from Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des MoinesResponded 25 October 2016

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    Reviewed 22 October 2016

    This is nice hotel for the price, the pool area is great if you have young kids. The restaurant/bar has nice staff and good options that taste good. The front desk staff was always helpful and friendly. The rooms are nice but seems it is...More

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    Response from Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des MoinesResponded 25 October 2016

    Thank you for staying with us. I will make sure to share with the restaurant and front desk staff the nice comments that you have left. We are happy to hear that your stay was well and we look forward to your return.

    Reviewed 21 October 2016

    I LOVE this hotel! Such a warm, inviting environment! After a horrible experience with a different area hotel, we were able to check in last minute. The front desk staff was incredibly accommodating. The room was very clean, the bathroom was large enough for 4...More

    Thank mesicklauren
    Response from Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des MoinesResponded 25 October 2016

    We are so glad that your recent visit to our hotel was great. I will make sure to pass along the comments to our housekeeping staff and front desk staff. Please let us know how we can help plan your son's birthday and we look...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre 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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$109 - US$186 (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
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    • Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines Iowa
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    Laura R
    7 January 2018|
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    Response from Hallie D | Property representative |
    You can purchase 2 additional swimming wristbands for $15 each. We also have non swimming wriatbands for $5 each. If you are having more people we do have a birthday party package you can add on with your room. Please call... More
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    10 February 2017|
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    We will have those hours posted within the next few weeks. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.
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    "if you don't want to listen to children playing in pool stay towards back."
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