RAMADA TROPICS RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER

5000 Merle Hay Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
3.0 Star Suburban Hotel in Polk County
41.65103-93.69805
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3.5/5

Based on 2223 guest reviews

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  • Has indoor swimming pool
  • The Avg. Group Saves 11.0%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 166 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Check out: 12:00 PM
  • Group score of 5.5/10
  • 7 meeting rooms in property

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Check Rates 1 King 1 Sofa Bed Poolside Suite with Whirlpool Tub
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Check Rates 1 King or 2 Queen Beds Suite
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Check Rates 1 Queen Bed + 1 Sofa Bed Accessible Room
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Check Rates 1000 Bonus Points 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Non Poolside
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Check Rates 1000 Bonus Points 1 King Bed 2 Queen Beds Poolside 2 Room Suite
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Check Rates 1000 Bonus Points 2 Queen Beds 1 Sofa Bed Poolside Suite
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Check Rates 1000 Bonus Points Deluxe 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Non Poolside
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Check Rates 2 Queen Beds + 1 Sofa Bed Suite
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Check Rates Accessible 1 Queen Bed Room with A Sofa Bed Safety Bars
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Check Rates Accessible Poolside Room with 1 Queen Bed and Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Accessible Room with 1 Queen Bed and Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Deluxe 1 King 1 Sofa Bed Suite
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Check Rates Deluxe 1 King 1 Sofa Bed Whirlpool Room
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Check Rates Deluxe 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Non Poolside
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Check Rates Deluxe 2 Queen Beds Non Poolside
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Check Rates Deluxe Non Poolside Room with 1 King Bed
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Check Rates Deluxe Non Poolside Room with 1 King Bed and Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Deluxe Non Poolside Room with 2 Queen Beds
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Check Rates Deluxe Pool 2 Queen
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Check Rates Deluxe Pool 2 Queen Free Internet in Room
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Check Rates Deluxe Room 1 King Bed (Non Poolside) 1 King Bed
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Check Rates Deluxe Room 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed (Non Poolside) 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Deluxe Room 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed Jetted Tub (Non Poolside) 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Deluxe Room 2 Queen Beds (Non Poolside) 2 Queen Beds
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Check Rates Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed Sofa Bed and Whirlpool
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Check Rates Deluxe Suite Pool Side
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Check Rates Double 2 Queen Beds
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Check Rates Double Deluxe
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Check Rates Double Queen Bed
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Check Rates Family Suite Triple
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Check Rates Hotel Planner 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Non Poolside
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Check Rates Hotel Planner Deluxe 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Whirlpool Non Poolside
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Check Rates King Room
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Check Rates Non Poolside Room with 1 King Bed and Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Non Poolside Room with 2 Queen Beds
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Check Rates Pool Side 1 King Bed Room with Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Pool Side 1 King Bed Suite with A Sofa Bed Free WiFi
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Check Rates Pool Side 2 Queen Beds Room
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Check Rates Pool Side 2 Queen Beds Suite with A Sofa Bed Free WiFi
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Check Rates Pool Side King Bed
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Check Rates Pool View Suite
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Check Rates Poolside 2 Room Suite with 1 King and 2 Queen Beds
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Check Rates Poolside Room with 1 King Bed and Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Poolside Suite with 1 King Bed and Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Poolside Suite with 2 Queen Beds and Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Room 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed (Non Poolside) 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Room 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed Poolside 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Room 1 Queen Bed with Sofa Bed Accessible (Non Poolside) 1 Queen and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Room 1 Queen Bed with Sofa Bed Accessible Poolside 1 Queen and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Room 2 Queen Beds (Non Poolside) 2 Queen Beds
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Check Rates Standard Accessible Queen Bed
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Check Rates Standard Accessible Queen Bed Free Internet in Room
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Check Rates Standard Room, 1 King or 2 Double Beds
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Check Rates Suite 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed Jetted Tub Poolside 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Suite 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed Poolside 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Suite 2 Bedrooms Poolside (1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds) 1 King and 2 Queen Beds
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Check Rates Suite Pool View
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Check Rates Suite Poolside (2 Queen Beds 1 Sofa Bed) 2 Queen and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Twin Pool View
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Local Attractions

Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park, Saylorville Lake, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Merle Hay Mall, Wells Fargo Arena, Blank Park Zoo, Principal Park Stadium (Iowa Cubs AAA Baseball), KGGO Arena (Des Moines Buccaneers).

Customer Reviews of Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

3.5 out of 5. Based on 2223 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Ramada Tropics Resort & COnference Center is conveniently located off I-80/35 exit 131. We have 5200 square foot conference center that includes our main ballroom, which can seat up to 400 and can be sub-divided into three rooms, and 4 additional breakout rooms ranging from 490-980 square feet. Catering is done in house at the hotel. We can work with you to create your menus-No one will leave hungry! BUCCANEER BAY WATER PARK is 18, 000 square feet of wet-n-wild fun for everyone. There are 3 pools, hot tub, slides, water volley-ball, Two 160' waterslides, 40' pirate ship in a zero-depth pool and a pool-side TIKI BAR. Your attendees will feel like they are in the tropics! CASTAWAY'S BAR & GRILL restaurant and lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guestrooms feature wireless internet, 37” flat panel televisions, refrigerators, personal safes and microwaves. We have 166 rooms, including 18 pool-side suites, King beds in our single rooms and queen beds in all of our two-bedded rooms. THE TREASURE CHEST Gift Shop & state of the art arcade and fun for all ages.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2009
Floors: 2
Rooms: 166
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 166
Handicap Rooms: 8
Suites: 18
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 7 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 8000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 433 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 4 pm - 12 midnight
Pool Info:
We have an indoor waterpark featuring two 160' waterslides, zero depth entry pool that goes to 1' water with a 40' pirate ship for kids to interact, small corner boat slide, lap pool, water volleyball and basketball, plus our adult only hot tub. Hours vary throughout the week and seasons.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours
Nightly Parking: Free
Typical Group Deposit: $500
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Des Moines International Airport, located 22 miles SE. of the Hotel. One way taxi charges approximately $40.00. No shuttle service available.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

We offer a full service restaurant that serves a breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday for $8.99 for adult and $4.99 for kids. During the week guest's can dine in and order off the menu.

Parking Info

Free parking and have over 500 spots.

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary wi-fi throughout the entire hotel.

About Ramada

  • Free high-speed wireless internet access in the U.S. and Canada
  • San Francisco Soap company bath amenities
  • Conference meeting spaces available based on location
  • Ramada Limited Hotels offer free breakfast and swimming pools
  • Ramada Hotels offer on-site restaurants or a-la-carte food services
  • Ramada Plaza Hotels are located near major city centers and airports. They also offer a vaariety of on-site restaurants and lounges, conference space and banquet facilities

The Ramada highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Ramada Northwest / Des Moines

Group vs. Individual Rates at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

Rate fluctuations of Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

The graph above is trends of room rates for both our group rates and the lowest online individual prices our system could find at the time the group bid was placed. The best group/meeting rate displayed is 28.4% in the month of May 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $211 in the month of December 2018. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center.

Feel free to use the Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Urbandale event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Main,Ballroom 33 x 48 x 14 5200 433/-- -- 216 125 149 125 33/-- 577 520 --
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Main,Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
5200 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
33 x 48 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

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