Figuring out what questions you need to ask to figure out if a hotel room is accessible can be overwhelming, but have no fear!
“As a person traveling with a mobility disability, you have very specific needs and it’s important to find accommodations that meet them. While looking for a hotel, don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as possible.”
And don’t worry if you’re not sure what to ask because Scott Chesney, wheelchair traveler, gets you off to a great start. Whether it’s asking for details about a wheelchair accessible room or about the hotel facilities like the pool or restaurant, it’s important to ask even the most specific details. This can include anything from bed height to door width and everything in between. “If the customer service person cannot answer your questions, please ask to speak who someone who does,” Scott advises. “This all needs to be done before you arrive at your hotel.” Even if you’ve done your homework ahead of time, be sure to examine the room once you arrive and has everything you were told you would have. Don’t be afraid to advocate for what you need! “You want and deserve peace of mind while traveling,” he shares.
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