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Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines
Ranked #16 of 48 Hotels in Des Moines
Reviewed 18 November 2013

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Let's be clear - this is a medium-sized indoor water park with two decent slides. Attached to the water park are a low quality motel and restaurant, designed to extract more cash from families that want to use the water park. If you are not here to take your kids to the water park, you are insane.

Your room will not be quiet, there are kids running around everywhere. The food at the restaurant will not be good, it exists to make pizzas for water park parties or large families.

The pool is too crowded for little kids too do much without a lot of supervision. If you have 8-12 year-olds who can enjoy the slide, it is probably pretty fun. I stayed and ate here for free (given a gift certificate) with a six and three year old, and I still feel like I barely got my money's worth.

I cannot imagine having a conference here. That would be a horrible, horrible idea.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I usually love taking my family here... We come about once a month just because and ALWAYS have a fun time.... It is a well needed break for my kids husband and myself... This last visit was not at all what we have become use to... The staff in the pool was very rude. On more then one occasion made my children upset. The male lifeguards were to busy flirting with females to do their jobs properly half the time.. When we asked for extra pillows and towels we got attitude from the front desk... Over all I am not pleased with how we were treated this time.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Though the staff was very courteous and helpful our room was rather beat-up. Our adjoining room door had the lock broken out and could not be secured. Thankfully we had friends in the room next door!

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Address: 5000 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50322-1969 (Formerly Holiday Inn Merle Hay)
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Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Des Moines
Price Range: £81 - £114 (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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