Welcome to the Ramada Tropics

Please be advised that due to COVID-19, we have closed our restaurant and waterpark until April 13th

An Amazing Hotel in Des Moines, IA

Welcome to the Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center, one of the best Des Moines hotels and the only one with an indoor water park.

Home to thriving cultural, historical and business districts, Des Moines is the perfect travel destination for family and business travelers alike. From the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Botanical Center to the Capitol Building and the Des Moines Metro Opera, there is always something exciting to do and see. Whether you are in town for a business conference or a family holiday, we will make sure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable


We have the perfect, affordable hotel room for your next trip. For excellent service and attractive rooms, CALL 515-278-0271 or….


We offer spacious meeting rooms and conference facilities to accommodate all of your business travel needs. From company retreats to employee holiday parties, we provide local and out-of-state guests the tools to host a successful event.


10,000 sq. ft. of flexible breakout space to 7,000 indoor Water Park with Poolside Tiki Bar Let The Fun Begin!


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We understand the rigors of business travel and strive to make your stay productive and comfortable. Learn more.


Are you in need of space for a wedding reception or family reunion? The talented staff at Ramada Tropics Resort will help plan and organize your big day.


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Presidential Suite

Enjoy our classic suite with all the elegancy and comfort that its interior has… It features such essentials as a flat-screen 45″ TV, WiFi and 1 bathroom with a living room and 2 bedrooms…..

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This is the ultimate room, enhanced with 2 queen beds and a sofa sleeper or 1 king bed and a sofa sleeper, a flat TV, and a spacious area, which will be more than enough for a company of two… Additionally, the room features an option to have either a double-sized bed or two single beds.

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Standard Room

Standard Room Ideal for families of 3 or even 4 people, this room is spacious and comfortable enough for both you and your children to have fun, relax or simply sleep over while traveling… It will make your stay even more pleasant!

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Courtesy WiFi

Because both businessmen and travelers need to access the Internet anywhere!

Additional Amenities

Enjoy a full-blown room service, enhanced by an option to order food and beverages!

Free Parking

Free parking for all of our guests!

Castaways Bar & Grill

Enjoy a delicious meal from our on-site restaurant!

RAMADA TROPICS RESORT 5000 Merle Hay Rd I-80 & Exit 131 Des Moines, IA 50322 Phone: 515.278.0271 Fax: 515.276.8172

Hotel’s Location & Map

RAMADA TROPICS RESORT 5000 Merle Hay Rd I-80 & Exit 131 Des Moines, IA 50322 Phone: 515-200-2398 Fax: 515.276.8172 CASTAWAY’S BAR AND GRILL Phone: 515.864.7444