March 8, 2012

Accessible Travel: Tips for Booking an Accessible and Comfortable Hotel Room

Spring is fast approaching, and for many people that means planning for vacation! A good night's sleep is important while traveling, and below you will find tips to help you book an accessible and comfortable hotel room that will meet all your needs.

  • Whenever possible, look for properties constructed after 1992 -- this is when the Americans with Disabilities Act took effect, and properties constructed after this date usually have better access.
  • Never simply ask for an accessible room, and instead request specific features you need, like more space, lever door handles or a raised toilet seat.
  • If you require more space, ask that excess furniture be removed from the room.
  • Before you book, ask yourself what activities you will be doing most to help determine if you should ask for a room nearest the parking lot, restaurant, beach, pool, etc.
  • Get to know the hotel. Researching a hotel online or working with an offsite agent can help, but the best way to familiarize yourself with a property  is to talk directly to a hotel’s front desk agent.
  • Consider renting a mobility POV/scooter for your trip. Amigo Mobility can have a POV/scooter delivered right to your hotel to use while sightseeing! Contact us at 1-800-MY-AMIGO or for more information.

We wish you well on your travels; let us know where you're headed in the comment box below!



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Lena Harris said...

Whenever I travel, I first make sure that my assistant books a hotel that has the basic amenities for my business needs. The hotel room must have an internet connection for me to use my laptop and smartphone to check and send emails. Next, the mattress needs to be comfortably soft. And the bathroom should include a water heater.
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