Las Vegas, Sin City. One of the top tourist destinations for adults around the world.
The glitz and glamour of this city is mostly concentrated on Las Vegas Boulevard, more commonly known as “The Strip”, an area known for it’s beautiful and expensive hotels, resorts, casinos and live entertainment venues. Whether you are into gambling or not, Las Vegas offers something for everyone to do that they will love.
Traveling to Las Vegas (or anywhere, really) begins with the hassle of finding suitable accessible accommodations. A quick search on any of the more popular websites that promise the lowest rates on hotels will leave you more often than not, frustrated. Somewhere under the hotel “amenities” you will find something along the lines of:
– Coffee Maker: check
– Morning Wake-Up Call: check
– Wheelchair Accessibility: check
Upon further inspection of the hotel in question’s website you come to realize that there is no further information on the hotel’s so-called wheelchair accommodations.
How big is the room? How tall are the beds? Are they platform beds? Can you bring your own handi move lift? Do they HAVE a handi move lift? Is the bathroom equipped with a roll-in shower? Do they have shower benches? Can you fit your wheelchair underneath the sink? Are there automatic door control buttons? Are there instructions in Braille? so on and so forth…
Yet most properties believe that a “check” symbol answers all of these questions, and now you have to go through the trouble of either emailing the hotel in question or calling them on the phone to ask your questions.
Yes, all disabled people have different needs and it would be impossible for hotels to outline and answer 100% of all accessibility questions on their website, however, most of them don’t even bother to give basic information.
Below you will find 3 hotels/resorts on the Las Vegas strip who have gone through the trouble of adding information (some basic, some more in detail) on their wheelchair accessible hotel rooms for their wheelchair using travelers and visitors with a physical disability.
The Mirage Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV
The Mirage does an awesome job when it comes to providing their patrons with information about their wheelchair accessible hotel rooms. On their website you will find a floor plan of all 4 types of rooms: Fully Accessible King and Queen rooms with hand-lift! as well as Accessible King and Queen rooms, without a handi-lift. They also have two bedroom wheelchair accessible Hospitality Suites with roll-in shower, wheelchair accessible Tower Suites with roll-in shower, wheelchair accessible Mirage suites with roll in shower as well as one and two bedroom wheelchair accessible Penthouses with roll-in showers.
Talk about wheelchair accessible LUXURY!
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
The Four Seasons is another property that a lot of other hotels could take a cue from when it comes to providing their guests with information on their wheelchair accessible hotel accommodations. On their website, they outline the 8 different types of wheelchair accessible hotel rooms they have available, including their Strip View accessible rooms, Deluxe rooms with roll-in shower, Superior Accessible rooms and their Sunrise/Sunset Accessible Suites, just a name a few. Check out all of their wheelchair accessible rooms here.
Treasure Island Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
The Treasure Island Hotel and Casino boasts 71 (count them) 71 ADA compliant hotel rooms on their property (can you say universal design?). While they don’t have too many details on their accessibility features, they do name a few, like extra wide doorways, shower chairs and toilet seat raisers available upon request, outdoor heated pool lift equipment, as well as hearing impaired kits which include door knock light, call alert, bed shaker, vibrating alarm clock, visual alarm and TDD upon request.
There you have it. Go on and book your stay today. What’s YOUR lucky number?
Oh, and if you’ve been to any of these hotels, why not write a quick review about them? What’s your opinion?