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 1997 guest reviews

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  • Has indoor swimming pool
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 166 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • 18 suites in property
  • Check out: 12:00 PM
  • Group score of 5.8/10
  • 7 meeting rooms in property

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Check Rates1 King or 2 Queen Beds Suite
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Check Rates1 Queen Bed + 1 Sofa Bed Accessible Room
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Check RatesAccessible 1 Queen Bed Room with A Sofa Bed Safety Bars
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed Jetted Tub (Non Poolside)
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Check RatesPool Side 1 King Bed Room with Sofa Bed
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Check RatesPool Side 1 King Bed Suite with A Sofa Bed Free WiFi
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Check RatesRamada Daily Rate 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Poolside
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Check RatesSuite 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed Jetted Tub Poolside
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Check RatesSuite 2 Bedrooms Poolside (1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds)
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Poolside
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Poolside Whirlpool Suite
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points 1 King Bed 2 Queen Beds Poolside 2 Room Suite
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points 2 Queen Beds 1 Sofa Bed Poolside Suite
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points 2 Queen Beds Non Poolside
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points Accessible 1 Queen Bed 1 Sofa Bed Non Poolside
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points Accessible 1 Queen Bed 1 Sofa Bed Poolside
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points Deluxe 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Non Poolside
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Check RatesWr 1000 Bonus Points Deluxe 1 King Bed 1 Sofa Bed Whirlpool Non Poolside
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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 1992 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Ramada Northwest is conveniently located off I-80/35 exit 131. Hotel is currently under a $15 million renovation with scheduled completion late 2009. Our BRAND NEW 6, 000 square foot CONFERENCE CENTER 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 450 – 600 square feet. BUCCANEER BAY WATER PARK is 18, 000 square feet of wet-n-wild fun for everyone. There are 4 pools, hot tubs, slides, water volley-ball, sandy beaches 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 as is our conference center kitchen. We can work with you to create your menus-No one will leave hungry! ALL of our BRAND NEW GUEST ROOMS feature wireless internet, 37” flat panel televisions, refrigerators, personal safes and pillow-top mattresses. We have 165 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 featuring four NASCAR simulators are also at your convenience.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 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:
Suites:18
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
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
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours
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 16 miles S.W. of the Hotel. One way taxi charges approximately $25.00. No shuttle service available.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

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

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 5200433/----21612514912533/--577520--
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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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