Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center - Des Moines, IA

One-Night Stay Sunday–Thursday with Water-Park Passes at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center in Des Moines, IA

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Relaxing Water Park Escape in Iowa's Capital City

A plaster pirate wearing a red cloak stands guard atop the lookout tower of a replica schooner at the Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center. Within the view of his telescope, there's a bubbly hot tub, palm trees, a tiki bar, and a massive waterslide that twists like a corkscrew into the aqua pool below. Altogether, the indoor water arena clocks in at 18,000 square feet of aquatic fun, which can be enjoyed year-round, rain or shine.

The park lies just a short walk from the resort's poolside rooms and two-room suites. Both room types are outfitted with a pair of queen-size beds set amid earth-toned décor. The suites feature more space, a private seating area, and all the comforts of home, including a sleeper sofa, two flat-screen TVs, and your next-door neighbor's unopened mail. After a day at the water park, lodgers can meander to Castaway’s Bar & Grill for savory steaks, seafood, and pasta dishes.

Des Moines, Iowa: Eclectic City amid Midwest Scenery

Iowa's capital city lies along the Des Moines River in the center of the state. The brick-paved streets of the eclectic East Village are lined with art galleries, trendy cafés, and historical buildings. Larger entertainment establishments include the Des Moines Botanical & Environmental Center, Adventureland Park, and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium—where, in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne infamously bit the head off a bat and was immediately elected governor.

For outdoor fun, head to Jester Park, which encompasses a golf course, campgrounds, and 8 miles of hiking trails. Bison and elk herds roam the land just as they did 200 years ago; you can watch the animals from viewing stations or check out accompanying art exhibits.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay, valid Sunday–Thursday, and two adult and two kids' breakfast-buffet passes for kids ages 10 and under

  • $84 for a two-queen poolside room for five and four water-park passes
  • $114 for a two-room suite for six and six water-park passes

Book by: 8/13/12
Travel by: 12/1/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • 18,000-square-foot water park
  • Restaurant and poolside bar
  • Spa and boutique
  • Arcade
  • Fitness room
  • Coffee shop
  • Free WiFi throughout property

Tips

92% of 254 customers recommend

  • “Fantastic!!! Great family fun :)”

  • “The room was super comfortable, the waterpark was great and restaurant food was good.”

  • “Great fun for my entire family, topped with a terrific breakfast!”

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/13/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/1/12
  • Not valid 7/18-19, 7/22-26, 8/9, 8/12-16, 8/28-30, 9/2, 11/22
  • Limit 5 per person
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • Must cancel by 4PM 24-hours prior to arrival or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Poolside Room

  • Two queen-size beds
  • Standard occupancy: 5
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: no additional guests may be added.
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Microwave, coffeemaker, and refrigerator

Two-Room Suite

  • Two queen-size beds and one sofa sleeper
  • Standard occupancy: 6
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: no additional guests may be added.
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Wet bar with microwave, coffeemaker, and refrigerator

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $10 per day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: no pets allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

$84 for a one-night stay for five in a two-queen poolside room with four water-park passes, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $109 value)

  • Two adult breakfast buffets (a $20 value)
  • Two kids' breakfast buffets for kids ages 10 and under (a $16 value)

    Total value: up to $145

$114 for a one-night stay for six in a two-room suite with six water-park passes, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $154 value)

  • Two adult breakfast buffets (a $20 value)
  • Two kids' breakfast buffets for kids ages 10 and under (a $16 value)

    Total value: up to $190

Getting There

  • By plane: 11 miles from Des Moines International Airport (DSM)
  • By cab: about $25 from DSM

Traveler's Tips

Additional water park passes are available for $15 each, and two additional passes can be purchased per room.

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