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Lacey Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A previous guest set the alarm so it woke us up in the middle of the night. Neighboring room had unattended young people who kept us up late.

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Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines, responded to this review

Glad you had a good trip with your girls and chose our location to stay. We will have housekeeping check the alarms to make sure that doesn't happen to another guest. Thank you for the feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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Wi
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great weekend with Grand-kiddos in the waterpark. They loved it. Poolside bar was understaffed, but we were not in a hurry. Drinks and the food (pizza) was excellent. Rooms nice tho no bath exhaust fan/air draw and very squeaky pocket door to bath. Good value and small things compared to fun we had- we'll be back.

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Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines, responded to this review

We are excited to hear that your grand-kiddos had a great time in the water park. Definitely fun for all ages! Our pizza is all freshly made with our own recipe for pizza dough. I will make sure to pass along the comments to our kitchen staff that you enjoyed it. Thanks for staying with us and we will see...

Rock Falls, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was very comfortable, staff was welcoming, food was fair for the price and rooms were cozy and accommodating

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Hallie D, General Manager at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and using the Groupon promo we offered this fall. I will make sure to pass onto the staff about the positive feedback. Look forward to seeing you again.

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Des Moines
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping for a fun swimming get away, the pool water and area were too cool to really enjoy, especially in November. Not such a tropical feel. My son's lips were blue and he was shivering after about an hour.

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Tiffin, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost didn't book based off some negative reviews left about room cleanliness. We didn't have any issues with cleanliness the rooms and hotel were on par with hotel rooms of the same price. My 4 yo loved the pools and big slides (42 inches is the height requirement). We didn't eat at the hotel because we wanted to eat...

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Remsen, Iowa
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Denver, Iowa
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is large and centered on its waterpark. The rooms and hallways are a bit worn and tired. The staff were pleasant and the restaurant offers a nice variety of foods and drinks at reasonable prices. The restaurant staff were particularly attentive and communicative. We stayed here on a short trip around Iowa and it met our needs for...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

Address: 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-1969 (Formerly Holiday Inn Merle Hay)
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: €89 - €161 (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
Ramada Des Moines
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#10 Business Hotel in Des Moines
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“Bring your swimming suite and workout gear.”
 of 5 bubbles JMishler, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Poolside rooms are not as loud as you would think. Rooms not connected to pool are very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles BennyIC, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The non pool side rooms offer a quieter environment for those not there to utilize the waterpark.”
 of 5 bubbles kimterrell, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“On the end if you don't need an elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 17BaseballMom, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Check for bed bugs!”
 of 5 bubbles 237JessicaF, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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