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

Guest reviews

3.6 out of 5 Good
998 reviews
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

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationMerle Hay Mall3 min drive
Popular LocationDrake University14 min drive
Popular LocationLiving History Farms15 min drive
AirportDes Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)27 min drive

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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Pool View

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Pool View
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Accessible)

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Accessible)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 193 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Poolside

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Poolside
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Poolside

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Poolside
  • Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (1 King Bed and 2 Queen Bed)

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (1 King Bed and 2 Queen Bed)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Poolside

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 247 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Poolside
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible, Poolside (Accessible)

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible, Poolside (Accessible)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Jetted Tub, Poolside (1 Bedroom)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 204 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Jetted Tub, Poolside (1 Bedroom)

About this area

Urbandale

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 Des Moines Community Playhouse and Iowa Gold Star Military Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Buccaneer Arena.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Merle Hay Mall - 3 min drive
  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park - 9 min drive
  • Valley West Mall - 10 min drive
  • Drake University - 14 min drive
  • Living History Farms - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportDes Moines Intl. Airport (DSM) - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • Castaways Grill — 1 min walk
  • Perkins — 10 min walk
  • Bandit Burrito — 15 min walk
  • Pagliai's Pizza — 15 min walk
  • Buffalo Wild Wings — 19 min walk

About this property

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines

Family-friendly hotel with water park and restaurant
A water park, a restaurant, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a 24-hour business center are onsite. All 166 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines offers 166 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Urbandale hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

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 sanitization guidelines 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
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking

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
  • Room service available

Things to do

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

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • 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
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center (10000 square feet of space)

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

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

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed until further notice.
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 18 2020 to October 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Water park
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night
Dogs only
1 per room (up to 30 lbs)

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

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
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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines?
As of Sep 19, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines on Sep 20, 2020 start from $59, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 30 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is Ramada Tropics Resort & Conf Center by Wyndham Des Moines located?
Set in Urbandale, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Buccaneer Arena, Des Moines Community Playhouse, and Iowa Gold Star Military Museum. Iowa Hall of Pride and John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).
3.6
Good
998 reviews
5 - Excellent
248
4 - Good
349
3 - Okay
212
2 - Poor
116
1 - Terrible
73

3.7/5

Cleanliness

3.8/5

Staff & service

3.4/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean room. Water park was closed but it looked like it would be fun!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I was pleasantly pleased with our stay. The room was super clean and we felt comfortable staying there. Mattresses are very soft (pillow top). Dog fee was $10.00, which was a main reason we chose Ramada over the other Hotels. It was much nicer than 3 of the hotels we stayed at for the same price. I would recommend staying here. The water park is closed and no breakfast because of covid.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with group
It was “meh” which is actually better than I was expecting. I went in with the mentality, “It’s for the kids. It’s for the kids.” The water park was exactly as expected from previous reviews—a little dilapidated with occasional rust spots on the big slides, to an interesting concoction of tape on the kids’ ship. The hot tub did not have working jets (bummer). The kids did have fun, I just told myself not to look too closely. Our room was a relatively pleasant surprise. No bedbug evidence that I could find (yay!) and the room appeared rather orderly. I applaud their efforts at disguising the stained white comforters with another white top sheet. It did appear more neat, but also a little sketchy. The ceiling does appear as though there may have been mold in the past that they tried to cover, but again, I knew to expect this from other reviews. I am so very grateful that our room was on the outer ring of rooms as it was plenty noisy in the evening until about eleven. Overall, this met my low expectations, however, my more frugal friends did agree that we should pay more elsewhere next time and invest in our own experiences along with the kids.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
We live fairly locally actually, but booked the room, specifically because of the indoor water slides and fun pool area. It was to surprise my son for his 5th birthday. We drive 35 minutes to check in to find out that the aquatic area broke down earlier in the day, and won't be up and going again until possibly a couple of days later. =( The staff was apologetic, and there was no hassle in cancelling our reservation at least, so I am thankful for that. Just disappointed about the fun family outing getting cancelled is all.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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