Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

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Indoor pool
Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

3 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
5000 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA, 50322

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMerle Hay Mall3 min drive
  • Popular LocationPioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters5 min drive
  • Popular LocationIowa Gold Star Military Museum6 min drive
  • AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Urbandale, Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, while Iowa Gold Star Military Museum and Des Moines Community Playhouse are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Buccaneer Arena.

What's nearby

  • Merle Hay Mall - 3 min drive
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters - 5 min drive
  • Buccaneer Arena - 6 min drive
  • Iowa Gold Star Military Museum - 6 min drive
  • Waveland Municipal Golf Course - 7 min drive


  • Castaways Grill — 1 min walk
  • Perkins — 10 min walk
  • Bandit Burrito — 15 min walk
  • Sonic — 15 min walk
  • Pagliai's Pizza — 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) - 18 min drive

About this property

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

3-star hotel
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines provides amenities like a water park and free WiFi. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Castaways Grill, the onsite restaurant.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An indoor pool with a waterslide
  • Free self parking
  • Breakfast (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers
  • An arcade/game room, a ballroom, and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews say good things about the family-friendly amenities, overall value, and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 37-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property for guests without COVID-19 vaccination
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: USD 7-10 for adults and USD 4-10 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Indoor pool
  • Water park access

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Waterslide


  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (10000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
1 per room (up to 30 lbs)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

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 7 and USD 10 for adults, USD 4 and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Ramada Tropics
Ramada Tropics Des Moines
Ramada Tropics Resort
Ramada Tropics Resort Des Moines
Tropics Resort
Des Moines Ramada
Ramada Des Moines
Ramada Hotel Des Moines
Ramada Tropics Hotel Des Moines
Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines Iowa
Ramada Tropics Resort Moines Urbandale
Ramada Tropics Resort Moines
Ramada Tropics Moines Urbandale
Ramada Tropics Moines
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines Hotel

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 240 out of 977 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 331 out of 977 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 213 out of 977 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 116 out of 977 reviews
2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 77 out of 977 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room was not clean and we had no bath towels. We went to the pool before realizing this and they were out of towels there as well. The pool area was loud and so cold. Our group included several children and we booked this hotel thinking they'd play in the pool all night. They spent less than an hour in there before asking if we could go back to the rooms because they were so cold. This is the last time we'll be staying at Ramada tropics.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Cool for kids.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a never nice quite property. Very good workers and helpful
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
The water park was a hit, but the hours just don’t make sense…
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021