Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

5000 Merle Hay RoadDes Moines50322USA
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About Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

Located close to Des Moines’ downtown area, Ramada Tropics Resort Conference Center Des Moines takes pride in its huge water park that consists of several slides and a pirate ship play center. Furthermore, the Buccaneer Arena is a seven-minute drive from the property.

The rooms have classic designs. They are stylishly accentuated using ergonomic furniture, and simple lamps. In addition, the rooms are equipped with ironing facilities, flat screen TVs, and coffee makers.

Fast Wi-Fi connection is available at the public areas of the resort. Moreover, a business center, fitness center, parking area, and a games room are found on-site.

Castaways Bar and Grill offers tasty meals in a cheerful environment. The Tiki Bar serves a variety of refreshing beverages.

Ramada Tropics Resort Conference Center Des Moines is an eight-minute drive from the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum. The Des Moines Community Playhouse can be reached through a ten-minute drive.


5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA, 50322, USA
Telephone: +1(515)2780271 | Fax: +1(515)2768172 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Fun-filled activities can be enjoyed

Ramada Tropics Resort Conference Center Des Moines' water park lets you enjoy no matter what your age is. The kids in particular liked the pirate ship area. The water is invigorating. The indoor pool also allows you to have some privacy. There is also a heating system, which is great during cold weather. Moreover, the quality of towels is excellent.

Amazing arcade room

The games room is worth a visit. It is well kept and spacious enough. The kids hate leaving it. You can find various games, even the classics that can take you back to the good old times. Moreover, the waiting staff is very polite and alert in assisting you.

Rooms are spacious and well appointed

All rooms are well appointed and extremely clean. The presence of fridges and microwaves lets you prepare simple meals, which come in handy for early flight or appointments. The bathrooms are bigger than the typical ones. There is also a lot of space on which to put your clothes and other stuff.

Negative Reviews

Complaints about double charging

There are times when guests were charged double for the same service. It might be tricky to get a refund sometimes. Thus, you are advised to regularly follow up matters with your credit card company if this happens to you. Moreover, you should double-check everything before proceeding for checkout.

Minor lapses with housekeeping

There were dusts or strands of hair on some of the bed sheets. The bathroom walls have markings too. However, the staff is efficient in cleaning your room again upon request.

In-room amenities need some upgrades

Some of the doorknobs have rust. Some furnishings look shabby. The hotel can clearly do better with some updating. However, these issues do not mess with the comfort given by the property.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1891 reviews across the web
7.2 /10
  • Expedia
    7.2 /10
  • Hotels.com
    7.3 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.4 /10
7.2 out of 10 based on 1891 reviews