Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

1-Night Stay for Up to 5 w/ Water-Park Passes & Breakfast 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 water slide that twists like a corkscrew into the aqua pool below. Altogether, the indoor water arena measures up 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 guest rooms, which are outfitted with a pair of queen-size beds set amid earth-toned decor. After a day at the water park, lodgers can meander to Castaways 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

  • 1-night stay for up to five. Click here to see all options.
  • Four water-park passes
  • Breakfast passes for two adult and two kids 10 or younger

Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/15/13 (Options 1–2) or 9/20/13 (Options 3–6)

  • Blackout dates: not valid 8/8–8/15, 8/30–8/31, 9/1, 9/7, or 9/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: Must cancel by 4 p.m. 24 hours prior to arrival or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12% tax not included

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


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/15/13 or 9/20/13, depending on option purchased, or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 7/28/13-8/17/13, 8/18/13-9/30/13, or 8/2/13-9/30/13 depending on option purchase
  • Not valid 8/8-8/15, 8/30-8/31, 9/1, 9/7, 9/14
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, 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
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Poolside Room

  • Two queen-size beds
  • Standard occupancy: 5
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: N/A
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Microwave, coffeemaker, and refrigerator

Non-Poolside Room

  • Two queen-size beds
  • Standard occupancy: 5
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: N/A

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

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.

Customer Reviews

I did'nt have to make dinner and the kids love to stay away from home.
Michele H. · 3 days ago
everything was great
Jenny M. · February 13, 2017
It was a good deal for an overnight to take kids so they can swim. The teenage staff that rotates along the pool area have different rules from one area to the next. The pizza is okay. Cookies were good. Couple of little issues with the room but overall fun for the kids.
Krystal P. · February 11, 2017

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