Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Buccaneer Arena and Iowa Gold Star Military Museum. This 3-star hotel has 166 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a water park, and an indoor pool. Des Moines Community Playhouse is also within a 15-minute drive.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Castaways Grill, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All of Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines's 166 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines, guests enjoy a water park, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and a conference center.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Water park

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines

5000 Merle Hay Rd Urbandale IA 50322

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a water park, Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines features a waterslide and an indoor pool. The hotel offers a restaurant. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 10000 square feet (929 square meters) include a conference center. This family-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines is a smoke-free property.

  • Conference space size (feet) - 10000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 929 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Total number of rooms - 166 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Restaurant 
  • Poolside bar 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Waterslide 
  • Water park 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Indoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines offers 166 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free local calls 
  • Turndown service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Heating 

Where to Eat

Castaways Grill - Onsite restaurant.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a water park, an indoor pool, and a fitness center.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Dogs and cats only

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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