Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

5000 Merle Hay Rd., Urbandale, IA 50322 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Suburban Hotel in Polk County
41.65103-93.69805
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3.5/5

Based on 2331 guest reviews

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  • Has indoor swimming pool
  • The Avg. Group Saves 7.4%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 166 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • 18 suites in property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • Group score of 7.6/10
  • 7 meeting rooms in property

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Deluxe Suite
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Suite Poolside
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed with Sofa Bed (Non Poolside)
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Deluxe Suite with Free WiFi Sofa Bed Refrigerator, Microwave Air Conditioning HDTV
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Poolside Suite with Free WiFi Sofa Bed Sitting Area Refrigerator, Microwave, HDTV
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Check Rates1 King Room with Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Maker HDTV Bathroom
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King with Free WiFi Sofa Bed Sitting Area Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Maker HDTV
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Queen Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Queen Bed Accessible Room
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Queen Bed Accessible Room Poolside
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Queen Mobility Accessible Poolside Room with Free WiFi Bathtub Grab Bars Sofa Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Queen Mobility Accessible Room with Free WiFi Bathtub Grab Bars Sofa Bed Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Deluxe Room
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Deluxe Room with Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Maker HDTV
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Poolside
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Poolside Room with Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Maker HDTV Desk
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Room with Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Maker HDTV Alarm Clock
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Check Rates500 Bonus Points 1 King Deluxe Suite with Free WiFi Sofa Bed Refrigerator, Microwave Air Conditionin
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Check Rates500 Bonus Points 1 King Poolside Suite with Free WiFi Sofa Bed Sitting Area Refrigerator, Microwave,
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Check Rates500 Bonus Points 1 King Room with Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Maker HDTV Bathroom
Non-Smoking
Check Rates500 Bonus Points 1 King with Free WiFi Sofa Bed Sitting Area Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Mak
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Check Rates500 Bonus Points 1 Queen Mobility Accessible Poolside Room with Free WiFi Bathtub Grab Bars Sofa Bed
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Check Rates500 Bonus Points 1 Queen Mobility Accessible Room with Free WiFi Bathtub Grab Bars Sofa Bed Refriger
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Check Rates500 Bonus Points 2 Queen Beds Deluxe Room with Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Maker
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Check Rates500 Bonus Points 2 Queen Beds Poolside Room with Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Make
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Check Rates500 Bonus Points 2 Queen Beds Room with Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Tea Maker HDTV Al
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed (Non Poolside)
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed (Non Poolside)
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Queen Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Queen Beds (Non Poolside)
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Suite 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Deluxe
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 1 Queen Bed Accessible (Accessible)
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 1 Queen Bed with Sofa Bed Accessible (Non Poolside)
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 1 Queen Bed with Sofa Bed Accessible Poolside
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 1 Queen Bed with Sofa Bed Accessible Poolside (Accessible) 1 Queen and 1 Sofa Bed
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Check RatesRoom 2 Queen Beds (Non Poolside)
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 2 Queen Beds Poolside
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom with 2 Queen Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom with Queen Bed
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Check RatesRoom with Queen Bed (Mobility Accessible)
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom with Queen Bed Poolside (Mobility Accessible)
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Room, King or Two Doubles
Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuite 1 King Bed Poolside
Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuite 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed Poolside
Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuite Pool View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesTwin Pool View
Non-Smoking

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 2331 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 45.7% in the month of May 2020 and the highest average individual rate is $272 in the month of February 2020. 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 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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