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 Zealand, 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 a complete, accurate picture of hotel accessibility.
Equally important, WheelchairJimmy.com provides invaluable information on which New Zealand area hotels to avoid - as they fail to provide acceptable levels of accessiblity and/ or usabililty for travelers in wheelchairs.
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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 list of certified New Zealand hotels plus a directory of wheelchair accessible hotels in and around New Zealand. And please remember international hotels typically offer fewer wheelchair accessible rooms and do not use the term ADA, so book your room well in advance and request a room that is wheelchair accessible with a bathroom that is accessible for a wheelchair. 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.