Tips on booking an Accessible room
Things to think about, and questions to ask, when booking a room to accomodate special needs:
- Arrival information
- Is the hotel shuttle equipped with a lift or ramp?
- How close to the lobby and entrance is the parking lot?
- Are there steps to the front entrance?
- What is the bed height? What arrangements can be made for either a higher or lower bed?
- Are there lever handles on doors and faucets?
- Are light switches, drapery pulls and temperature controls easy to reach and use?
- Are shower benches available?
- Are grab bars installed in the bath area and are they perpendicular, diagonal or horizontal?
- Is there a walk-in shower or tub?
- Are toilet and shower grab bars on the right wall, left wall or both walls (in the event you have a need to favor one side of your body)?
- Hotel facilities
- How accessible are the public areas, including hallways and walkways?
- Is there an accessible room near the elevator or on the ground floor?