Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with water park and restaurant


Located in the suburbs, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Buccaneer Arena, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, and Des Moines Community Playhouse. John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and Iowa Hall of Pride are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a water park, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a poolside bar, and a conference center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 166 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a water park, Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines features a waterslide and an indoor pool. The hotel offers a restaurant. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Event facilities measuring 8000 square feet (720 square meters) include a conference center and meeting rooms. This family-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center Des Moines is a smoke-free property.

  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 720 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Restaurant 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Total number of rooms - 166 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Water park 
  • Waterslide 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Conference center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Indoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Free local calls 
  • Turndown service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Desk 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • HDTV 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Flat-panel TV 

Where to Eat

Castaways Grill - Onsite restaurant.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a water park, a waterslide, an indoor pool, and a fitness center.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


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We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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