Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines


Delight in Des Moines

Revel in fun and Midwestern hospitality at our Des Moines hotel

For a relaxing escape in the Midwest, stay at our Ramada Tropics Resort/Conference Center Des Moines hotel. Conveniently located off I-35 and I-80 near downtown Des Moines, our pet-friendly hotel offers the best amenities for both families and those traveling on business.

Attentive Service

Splash the day away at our water park

Stay connected with our free WiFi and stay active in our fitness center. Fun beckons in our arcade as well as our 18,000-square-foot water park, which features several slides and a pirate ship play center. Our guestrooms are equipped with microwave, mini-refrigerator, and flat-screen TV, or upgrade to a poolside suite or suite with jetted hot tub. We are a 100% non-smoking hotel and feature extensive event facilities for business and social gatherings.

Explore the Region

Play the odds, thrill to rides, or shop until you drop near our hotel

Shop to your heart's content at nearby Merle Hay Mall or ride the roller coasters and raging rivers at Adventureland amusement park. If you feel lucky, play the slots at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. A night out on the town is easy with a visit downtown to the Iowa Events Center, where you can watch sports, attend an event, or see big-name entertainment.

Pool at the Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa
Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa
Bar at Ramada Tropics Resort / Conference Center Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa
Map & Directions

5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA, 50322


Castaways Bar and Grill

Enjoy a casual meal in the festive resort atmosphere of Castaways Bar and Grill, our onsite restaurant. Our Des Moines hotel also features a modern Tiki bar.


The Perfect Space for Your Meeting or Event

With 10,000 square feet of event space, our hotel features 6 meeting rooms, which can be arranged to accommodate 350 banquet guests. Plan your next meeting or special event with us. We also arrange great rates for groups — large or small.