Ramada Tropics Resort/Conference Center Des Moines

AAA Inspector Rating
8.7
Very Good
5 Guest Ratings
5000 Merle Hay Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322- Map It
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AAA Inspector Notes
A great place for families, this property features a wonderful indoor water park and game room. If you're looking for a quieter room, ask for one away from the highway and water park. Smoke free premises. 166 units. 2 stories, interior corridors.

Amenities & Services

WiFi
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
ECO Friendly
Electric Charging
Accessible
Business Center
Type
Hotel
Location
I-35/80 exit 131 (Merle Hay Rd), just s. 5000 Merle Hay Rd 50322.
Pool
heated indoor.
Dining & Entertainment
restaurant, full bar.
Business Services
Available on premises
Room Amenities
refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, wireless Internet, safes.
Sports & Recreation
hot tub, game room, exercise room.
Guest Services
valet and coin laundry, room service.
Terms
check-in 4 pm, pets (extra charge).

Guest Ratings

OVERALL GUEST SCORE
Very Good
Based on Ratings from 5 guests
Showing reviews 1 - 5 of 18
6.0
Laura
Pleasant
Family with Young Children
08-16-2016
Pros: The waterpark was OK. The kids liked it a lot - when it was open, that is.... The location was also very convenient.
Cons: Waterpark CLOSED in middle of day EVERY DAY! Can't enjoy snacks at pool or bring own food anywhere but your room. No waters in vending machines.The fitness center weights were ALL broken. The restaurant, understaffed & its floor so sticky, I lost a shoe!
7.0
Alan
Good
Family with Young Children
08-12-2016
Pros: WE thought we were booking a motel with a pool and when we got there we found it had a water park. Motel was nice and would paid more if the water park was advertised.
Cons: What is holding this motel back are the beds that are harder than sleeping on the floor. This motel could easiely charge 10-20 dollars a nite more if the beds were softer and they advertise the water park.
10.0
Verified Hotel Guest
Exceptional
Family with Young Children
07-30-2016
Pros: The hotel was nice, comfortable, exactly what we expected. The water park was a nice bonus. The kids were thrilled with that surprise at the end of a long drive. The staff was courteous and accommodating. The room was as expected.
Cons:
8.0
Verified Hotel Guest
Very Good
07-03-2016
Pros: It was easy to locate and a lot of parking was available in the hotel parking lot.
Cons: There was no bathtub in the room
8.0
Dixon
Very Good
Business Traveler
06-25-2016
Pros: The hotel has been updated and it shows. My room was beautiful and modern.
Cons: You have to walk through the indoor pool area to get to the rooms. It is very hot and humid in there.
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