Conveniently located off Interstate 35/80, this Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines is just minutes from downtown Des Moines, thrilling rides at Adventureland amusement park, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, and live performances in the Iowa Events Center. After a day of business or leisure, refresh at this hotel with complimentary wireless Internet access, gym, 18,000 square foot indoor water park, water park passes are available with each overnight stay.arcade, laundry and dry-cleaning services, extensive event facilities and catering services. Enjoy a delicious meal at our Castaways Bar and Grill onsite. Guest room amenities include flat-screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, desk and safe. Hot tub suites and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. Pets are welcome at this smoke-free hotel. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.
Old, tired and filthy
Tiki bar is always welcome. Kids, of course, had a blast in the waterpark. Front desk handled my hodgepodge of booking details without a hiccup - Brian is awesome to deal with.
Staff was *VERY* strict this time. We have been coming to this hotel for years and never heard this much yelling & whistle-blowing. Not sure if there's been an incident here recently or what. My 4yr old was going down the water slides w/o issue all day long then halfway through the day got kicked off for being too little. Every time we come it seems more and more of the pirate ship is broken down and not functioning, this time it was the tunnel through the middle which my kids have always enjoyed in the past. The water was pretty cold compared to previous years as well. I saw staff taking towels out of the "dirty towels here" bins and re-folding/rolling them to stack on the shelves.
Love the refrigerator and microwave. Love the water slides and pool area. It wasn't too cold lime some hotels. The tiled walk in shower was really nice. Awesome shower head.
I wish I would have known the hot tub wad broken when I made the reservation.
Easy access, good price. Nice bathrooms.
Pillows could be better.