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Tips on Finding a Good Wheelchair Accessible Hotel

Wheelchair Accessible Hotel

Finding a good wheelchair accessible hotel can be a daunting task. With so many places to choose from disabled travelers need a quick way to compare hotels and find the one that can accommodate their special needs. Following the few simple trip planning steps below can make the difference between a great vacation or a frustrating trip for a disabled person.

1. Narrow your list of hotels

While wheelchair accessibility is the top priority for a disabled traveler, many travel agents and travel reservation sites forget that a person with a disability has other needs too. In addition to good wheelchair access disabled travelers are also interested in things such as a swimming pool, restaurants in the hotel, pet accommodation, and internet access. WhenWeTravel offers a Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Search as a disability travel resource to help disabled people narrow the list of hotels to the ones with all their special needs. Travelers can use it to pick a destination and check off all the amenities they require. WhenWeTravel currently has a list of over 37,000 wheelchair accessible hotels from destinations all around the world. A disabled traveler can use the hotel search to get a narrow list of hotels to be used for calling the hotel directly.

2. Call the hotel directly and ask some questions

By asking a few questions a disabled traveler can quickly determine if the hotel is disability friendly.

  • Does the hotel provide any special disability services? Make this the FIRST QUESTION asked. Let the hotel staff explain what they have to offer. Their response will immediately indicate their experience and desire in assisting disabled travelers.
  • What floor are the wheelchair accessible rooms on? It is important to be near the first floor in case of an emergency where the elevators are not in service.
  • Are the rooms ADA compliant?
  • Can the beds and other furniture be moved in order to make the room more comfortable and accessible?
  • Does the hotel provide a wheelchair accessible shuttle to nearby tourist attractions and public transportation?
  • Is disabled or handicap parking available for your car or van?

3. Listen "between the lines"

A disabled traveler should be listening for clues that indicate the hotel has a good understanding of the difficulties faced by an individual with a disability. If the reservation desk at the hotel is knowledgeable about ADA requirements such as wheel chair accessible passages, counter heights, door hardware, bathroom fixtures, and roll in showers there is a good chance they frequently serve disabled guests. However, be wary of a hotel manger that seems to promise too much. If the hotel seems too good to be probably is.

Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Destinations

Featured Wheelchair Accessible Hotels

Hotel Picture Hotel Name Hotel Type Rating Best Price* High Price* Description Check Availability
Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown Toronto Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown Midrange 3 Star Rated $107.04 $244.52 A 2006 - 2007 Pinnacle Award Winning Hotel. The new renovated 100% Non Smoking Ramada Plaza Toronto Downtown is centrally located in the heart of downtown Check Availability
Soho Metropolitan Hotel Toronto Soho Metropolitan Hotel Upscale 4 Star Rated $175.15 $290.22 Supremely indulgent luxurious and artfully subdued the SoHo Metropolitan is a vibrant scene unto itself. Check Availability
One King West Hotel And Residence Toronto One King West Hotel And Residence Upscale 4 Star Rated $170.58 $342.18 One King West Hotel and Residence is a 51-story downtown hotel that is connected via an underground walkway to shops restaurants and Union Station Check Availability
The Westin Prince Toronto Toronto The Westin Prince Toronto Upscale 4 Star Rated $140.89 $259.84 Conveniently situated on 15 acres of parkland the Westin Prince Toronto is located in the northeast corner of Toronto approximately 20 minutes from Check Availability
Courtyard BY Marriott Toronto Brampton Toronto Courtyard BY Marriott Toronto Brampton Midrange 3 Star Rated $135.44 $162.04 Courtyard Toronto Brampton is located approximately eight miles west of Pearson International Airport and 17 miles west of Paramount Canadas Wonderland Check Availability
Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel Toronto Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel Upscale 4 Star Rated $191.22 $218.67 The Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel is located approximately 18 miles from Pearson International Airport and is attached to Rogers Centre. Breakfast Check Availability
Residence Inn Toronto Downtown - Entertainment District Toronto Residence Inn Toronto Downtown - Entertainment District Midrange 3 Star Rated $153.43 $372.48 Welcome to the brand new Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Downtown - Entertainment District located in the heart of it all. Check Availability
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre Toronto Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre Midrange 3 Star Rated $120.77 $228.74 The Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre is 5 blocks from the Eaton Centre or Bloor Street Shopping and approximately a 30 minute drive from Lester B. Check Availability
Hotel Picture Hotel Name Hotel Type Rating Best Price* High Price* Description Check Availability
Pullman Paris Montparnasse Paris Pullman Paris Montparnasse Upscale 4 Star Rated $172.38 $356.45 The Pullman Paris Montparnasse is an upscale property ideally located in the heart the Left Bank in a historic commercial and cultural district. Check Availability
Novotel Paris Gare DE Lyon Paris Novotel Paris Gare DE Lyon Upscale 3 Star Rated $197.34 $475.16 The Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon is a hotel located right in the heart of Paris. Check Availability

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