Posted on 08/17/2018
If you’re travelling, you already know that hotels can make or break a vacation. Between the price, the location, the amenities and the service, it can be a bit overwhelming. For people with reduced mobility or disability, the challenge is even bigger. Simply clicking on the ‘book room’ button of a hotel website can be a recipe for disaster, even if this hotel website claims to be accessible.
To save you some time, we picked the best accessible hotels for your next trip to our beautiful Head Office Location, Vancouver. Just make your choice – and call to make sure the accessible rooms are still available.
Right across from the convention centre, you will find accessible rooms with grab bars, lowered sinks and wider doorways.900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC V6C 3L5
Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown
You can book the accessible rooms with wheel-in shower or grab bars by the bathtub, as well as lowered doorknobs and light switches included.1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2
This hotel features 10 rooms with wheel-in shower. Bonus? It is close to the conference centre, in the heart of downtown.1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V8E 4R5
Opus Hotel, Vancouver
If you would like to stay in a different -and a little more quiet-area in downtown, Yaletown is a nice option. The Opus Hotel has 3 accessible rooms, two of them have wheel-in shower.322 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5Z6
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Another beautiful hotel right on Canada Place which offers 17 accessible rooms with grab bars, lowered sinks and wider doorways.300 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5
Renaissance Hotel Harbourside
Located just steps from the best of downtown with stunning views 12 accessible rooms, some with wheel-in showers.133 Hastings Street West Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
The Loden Hotel
The Loden offers accessible rooms with a roll-in shower, shower bench, hand-held shower head and grab bars. There’s also easy-access vanity, lower counters, grab bars and automatic door openings (from both inside and outside the room), and strobe lights for the fire alarm for those who are hearing impaired.1177 Melville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 0A3
Are you searching for a more budget friendly option?
YWCA Hotel Downtown
This hotel is just one block from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station for convenient access to public transportation and it offers 4 accessible rooms with grabs bars and lowered sinks.733 Beatty Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4
HI Vancouver Downtown Hostel
From its quiet spot just off the West End’s Davie strip, you can easily get to the beach, Stanley Park and English Bay. The HI Hostel is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible private room, including a private bathroom with grab bars, roll in shower and a portable shower chair.1114 Burnaby Street Vancouver, V6E 1P1
Are you here for a layover or want to stay close to the Airport?
Here is another option for you :
Accent Inns Vancouver Airport
The accessible rooms features full bath with separate vanity (designed so that a wheelchair can roll under), raised toilet, lowered towel bars, grab bars, hand-held shower (tub chair available upon request), and flashing-light alarm notification.10551 St Edwards Dr, Richmond, BC V6X 3L8
When you are planning your trip, don’t forget to pack your mobility device, like the Bikube, which is perfect to get around even in small and accessible hotel rooms. Thanks to its 360° caster wheel, it twirls on itself in tight spaces. Then, you can easily move laterally in front of your sink in the bathroom or to the toilet.
For people with weaker leg strength, it strides easily and without much effort, perfect to get around your hotel or for any indoor activity during your stay in Vancouver.
If you’re considering travelling soon, don’t miss our 5 tips to travel with reduced mobility.