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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines

5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322 US

Check in:
After 4:00 PM
Check in: After 4:00 PM
Check out:
Before 12:00 PM
Check out: Before 12:00 PM
TripAdvisor Rating
3.55Average TripAdvisor Overall Rating of 3.5 of 5 for Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
  • Phone Numbers
      Phone: 1-515-278-0271
      Fax: 1-515-276-8172
  • No smoking
  • Maximum 2 pets allowed in designated pet-friendly rooms for non-refundable charge of $10 per pet per night. Pet Sanitation Fee is $25 if applicable. ADA defined service animals are also welcome at this hotel.

  • Room and bell service
  • On-site restaurants or free continental breakfast
  • Banquet facilities and meeting rooms
Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines in Des Moines, IowaRamada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa
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Minutes to Downtown Des Moines and Featuring an 18,000 Square Foot Indoor Water Park

Enjoy a relaxing escape in the Midwest at our Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines hotel. Conveniently located off Interstate 35 / 80 near downtown, our Des Moines hotel offers family fun and business-class comfort. Plan your day or catch up on email using our free high-speed Internet and stay active with a workout in our gym. For a day of family fun, let loose in our arcade or make a splash in our 18,000-square-foot water park, featuring several slides and a pirate ship play center.  Water park passes are available with each overnight stay. At the end of an exciting day, kick back and watch your flat-screen TV. Our extensive event facilities will help you make your business or social gathering a success. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.



One mile from our Des Moines hotel, Merle Hay Mall provides a fun day of shopping with dozens of stores offering something for the whole family. Feel the excitement on roller coasters and raging rivers at Adventureland amusement park, less than 15 miles away. If you feel lucky, play the slots or enjoy world-class gaming at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, just 15 minutes away in Altoona. For a night out on the town, watch sports, attend an event or see big-name entertainment at Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena – downtown in the Iowa Events Center.


Enjoy a casual meal in the festive resort atmosphere of Castaways Bar and Grill, our on-site restaurant. Our Des Moines hotel also features a modern Tiki bar. Nearby Applebee's offers a friendly environment and a great place to watch a game. For a quick bite after an exciting day, grab a pie or eat home-style pasta at nearby Pagliai’s Pizza.


Our hotel in Des Moines features 8,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 350 people. Audio / visual equipment, dance floors and catering services are available.

  • Business

    Business: Onsite Business Center

  • Gym

    Gym: Onsite Fitness center

  • Internet

    Internet: High Speed Internet Access

  • Pets

    Pets: Pet Friendly Hotel, see policy for info.

  • Pool

    Pool: Pool

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant: Onsite Restaurant

  • Meeting

    Meeting: Onsite Meetings Rooms

  • Truck/Bus Parking

    Truck/Bus Parking: Truck/Bus Parking

  • Laundry

    Laundry: Laundry Service

  • ATM

    ATM: Onsite ATM

  • Coffee/Tea

    Coffee/Tea: Coffee/Tea available

  • Gift Shop/Sundry

    Gift Shop/Sundry: Onsite Gift Shop/Sundry

  • Car Parking

    Car Parking: Parking Available

  • Bar

    Bar: Onsite Bar/Lounge

  • Dry Cleaning

    Dry Cleaning: Dry Cleaning Service

Amenities & Services

  • Accessible Facilities
        Accommodations have bath in bedroom
        Brailed Elevators
        Elevator access to all levels
        Elevator near disability accessible rooms
        Flat terrain between parking and entrance
        Hotel entrance is wheel accessible
        Parking / drop off point adjacent to entrance
        Ramp Access
        Steps / staircases have handrails
        Wheelchair-Accessible Elevators
  • Business Center
        Audio-Visual Equipment
        Business Center
        Computer Access
        Computer Modem Hookups
        Equipment Rental
        Flip Chart/Markers
        Meeting Support Services
        Phone Lines
        Projector - Overhead
        Registration Area
  • Children and Teen Activities
        Pool - Childrens
  • Commercial
        Banking/ATM Service
        Phone Services
  • Dining and Entertainment
        Bar / Lounge
        Coffee Shop
        Fine Dining
        Game Room
  • Health Activities and Sports
        Fitness Center
        Indoor Heated Pool
        Indoor Pool
        Universal Gym
  • Hotel Info and Services
        100% Non-Smoking Property
        ATM/Cash Machine
        Check-Out - Express
        Convenience Store
        Copy Service
        Directional Signage
        Event Planning Services
        Front Desk
        Gift Shop
        Hospitality Room
        Ice Machine
        Poolside Service
        Vending Machines
        Wake-Up Calls
  • Meeting and Event Facilities
        Banquet Facility
        Conference Rooms
        Meeting and Conference Services
        Meeting Rooms
        Wedding Services
  • Recreation
  • Safety & Security
        Alarms - Audible in Public Areas
        Doors - Have Deadbolts
        Doors - Have View Ports
        Doors - Self-Closing
        Electronic Room Key System
        Emergency Exit Maps
        Emergency Lighting
        Entrance - Accessible By Interior Corridor
        Fire Detectors
        Fire Detectors - In Hallways
        Fire Detectors - in Public Areas
        Fire Extinguishers - in Hallways
        Guest room floors - Multiple exits
        Smoke Alarms/Detectors - Audible
        Smoke Alarms/Detectors - Audible In Hallways
        Smoke Alarms/Detectors - Audible In Public Areas
        Sprinklers - In Hallways
        Sprinklers - In Public Areas
        Video Surveillance - In Entrances
        Video Surveillance - In Public Areas
        Video Surveillance- In Hallways
        Windows - Locks
  • Technology Services
        Computer Printing
        Fax Service
        High Speed Internet Access - Business Center
        High Speed Internet Access - Meeting Rooms
        High Speed Internet Access - Public Areas
        Public Computer Access
        Wireless Data Connection - Business Center
        Wireless Data Connection - Meeting Rooms
        Wireless Data Connection - Public Areas
  • Transportation and Parking
        Bus/Truck Parking
        Disabled Parking
        Outdoor Parking
        Parking - Motorcycle
        Parking - Trailer
        Parking – Car
        RV Parking

Hotel Policies

  • Check-In Time
      4:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time
      12:00 PM
  • Children Stay Free Policy
      Yes And Child Max Age is 17
  • Pet Policy
      Maximum 2 pets allowed in designated pet-friendly rooms for non-refundable charge of $10 per pet per night. Pet Sanitation Fee is $25 if applicable. ADA defined service animals are also welcome at this hotel.
  • Smoke Free Policy
      100% Non Smoking

Hotel Fees

  • Meal Plans
      Hot Breakfast
  • Rollaway Bed
      Starting at 10 USD per night
Rates from
89.00 USD
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