New York City
Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Reviews
Our informative videos, reviews, rankings and overviews are designed to help simplify the process of finding wheelchair accessible hotels in and around New York City, while helping to ensure you reserve a hotel that has a history of satisfying the accessibility and usability needs of travelers in wheelchairs. We look beyond basic ADA standards to give you an complete, accurate picture of hotel accessibility.
Equally important, WheelchairJimmy.com provides invaluable information on which New York City area hotels to avoid - as they fail to provide acceptable levels of accessiblity and/ or usabililty for travelers in wheelchairs.
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You should also know that land prices in the city are among the highest in the world, and as a result many hotel rooms are really cramped. Some wheelchair accessible rooms have only 140-150 sq. ft. - really tiny - and I for one would not enjoy this type accommodation. Many hotels offer only 1 queen or standard bed. And some buildings have old smaller elevators which will not accommodate a larger power chair. I have attempted to note all these items in my reviews where applicable.
There are of course many name brand hotels in NYC like Hilton and Marriott. These are generally more trusted brands for accessibility but they are priced at a premium. The are some wonderful wheelchair accessible properties in Manhattan at far more reasonable rates.
And parking a vehicle in the city is outlandishly expensive. Some do not provide In & Out privileges (or there's a premium if you do) and many are first come / first serve and not guaranteed with your hotel reservation. Further, some garages are blocks away from the hotel entrances. And I was not able to designate which garages have accessible or van accessible parking spaces. So if you're bringing a vehicle to the city, beware!
Although I've attempted to note many accessibility issues in my reviews, please be vigilant when making your hotel reservation. Ask a lot of questions upfront to help insure you have a wonderful experience. "Block" your room reservation, and make sure your accessible room is guaranteed.
I've been to NYC many, many times and always had a great visit. I hope you too take the time to enjoy one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Jim's Tips on Booking a Hotel
Booking a hotel room online is convenient, but more often than not it results in arriving to the hotel only to find out they did not properly reserve an accessible room, or even worse - they have no accessible rooms in the hotel. Before booking a hotel room, we recommend reviewing our extensive list of certified New York City hotels, hotels to avoid, plus a directory of wheelchair accessible hotels in and around New York City. When booking a hotel room, WCJ highly recommends the following:
- Call the hotel directly and confirm your wheelchair accessible room has been "blocked" for the desired dates of travel.
- Have the hotel email or fax you a confirmation, noting the accessible room and bring this with you at check-in.
- Call the hotel directly 24-48 hours in advance of your arrival to re-confirm your wheelchair accessible room.
When calling the nationwide reservations call center for many hotel chains, they do not have the ability to "block" wheelchair accessible rooms with individual hotel properties. We recommended to call the hotel directly, and speak to the front desk to properly confirm your reservation and block your accessible guestroom.