Quick Hotel Guide - Orlando
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|Hotel||Jim's Favorites||Avoid||WJAR||Address||Region||Telephone||Est. Price||Hotel Star Rating||Quality||Jim's Comments||Website|
|Wyndham Bonnet Creek||3||9560 Via Encinas Orlando FL 32830||Walt Disney World Resort||(407) 238-3500||111||3.5||4.2||Very accessible lobby (has some thick carpeting at some parts) and accessible restaurants.|
Easy level walking path around a lake.
Only one of the pools had a ADA lift.
Slight issue with the balcony as it has a step down.
Beds height is good and are easy to transfer to.
Rooms are spacious.
|Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando/East UCF Area||3||3450 Quadrangle Blvd Orlando FL 32817||East Orlando/UCF||(407) 282-0029||125||2.5||4.4||Modern and convenient hotel located close to research business park as well as the University of Central Florida. |
The hotel is easily accessible and common areas including lobby, breakfast dining area, and swimming pool. All are spacious and easy to maneuver in.
Special accessible rooms have wide doors as well as roll-in showers with a plastic seat with reachable shower controls.
Additionally there are wheelchair accessible rooms with tubs if preferred and both shower and tub rooms come in queen and king variety.
The remaining non-accessible rooms are not wheelchair friendly since there is a very narrow space between the bed, walls, and TV stand as well as narrow doors.
The non-accessible suites are more spacious than the regular bedrooms due to the large living room space, which is very wheelchair friendy, but the bathroom is still too narrow as well as the space between the beds and the wall.
There are two accessible suites, which in addition to the spacious living room do have accessible bathrooms with wide doors.
|DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East UCF||X||4||12125 High Tech Ave. Orlando FL 32817||East Orlando/UCF||407-275-9000||139||3||4.5||The entrace is level and has two sets of motion activated glass doors. |
The restaurant, gym, pool and laundry facilities are all located on the first floor.
There is an accessible single bathroom in the lobby that has bars and a lower sink.
The bathroom in the guest room has lots of space, a curtain and an accessible shower head.
There is a seat in the roll in shower from which you can reach controls.
Hotel bar area has a lower tier of seating that is accessible and comfortable height when sitting in a wheelchair and having a beverage.
|Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Universal Orlando||X||4||5601 Universal Blvd Orlando FL 32819||Universal Orlando||(407) 503-1000||304||4.5||4||Beautiful hotel in the heart of excitement and thrill at Universal Orlando Resort. |
Automatic wide entrance doors which welcome you to a panormaic view of the lobby.
The front desk is down some small stairs; however, it is reachable by two ramps which are equally accommodating.
Comfortable accessible guest room, some of which providing a roll in shower (upon request).
Three fully accessible pool areas, many stairs with options for elevators within reasonable convenience.
Several restaurants with combinations of high and low seating.
Hotel bars are not fully accessible as many are high top tables.
|Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection||4||8629 International Drive Orlando Fl 32819||International Drive||(407) 345-1511||169||4||4||Beautiful castle, royal themed hotel. |
Wheelchair accessible guest rooms; with rails in bathroom.
Lots of ramps throughout the entire hotel.
Two rooms with roll in showers.
Low tables in every restaurant and bar space.
ADA compliant pool.
|Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center||X||4||6000 W Osceola Pkwy Kissimmee FL 34746||Kissimmee||(407) 586-0000||149||4||4.4||Luxurious family oriented resort with a convention center attached for conferences and events.|
1,416 rooms, 96 are wheelchair friendly and 9 have roll in showers.
Beds are normal height, lower to the ground.
Spacious in room bathrooms.
Level surface all throughout hotel.
Many elevators and ramps for any area with stairs.
|Disney's Art of Animation Resort||4||1850 Animation Way Lake Buena Vista FL 32830||Lake Buena Vista, Kissimmee||(407) 938-7000||175||3||4.3||Located at the Walt Disney World Resort, this hotel showcases that magic and creativity of Disney animation with its three pools, beautiful courtyards, and world-class guestrooms. |
The best thing is, it is completely wheelchair accessible.
Make sure to book your reservation with Disney’s Magical Express, which serves as the resort’s complimentary transportation between the airport and the hotels. During the reservation process inform the employee that you will need accommodations for your wheelchair, and they will be more than happy to assist and accommodate you.
Guests are be able to travel throughout Walt Disney World by way of bus. and a line dedicated for wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles.
Every building at the resort has rooms that are wheelchair accessible, only a few of them (one building per theme) have rooms with roll-in showers.
The rooms with these kinds of showers are: building 2 from the Cars theme, building 4 from the Finding Nemo theme, and building 6 from the Lion King theme.
When booking your stay, it is suggested that you request a Finding Nemo suite, since this themed area is the closest to the lobby, restaurant, gift shop, and feature pool.
Everything considered, Disney’s Art of Animation was built with ADA compliance in mind. You will find that all areas of the resort are easily accessible, and the staff is willing to assist in any way necessary in order to make your family vacation extra magical.
|Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront||4||1550 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach FL 32931||Cocoa Beach||(321) 799-0003||159||4||3.5||Very wheelchair accessible.|
The 2 queen accessible rooms as well as the roll in shower rooms have great bathroom accessibility for guests.
The entrance of the hotel has doors that open manually as well as automatically to assist guests with the door.
The beach access has 3 steps, so there is not an accessible entrance to go to the beach.
|Crowne Plaza Universal Studios||X||4||7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819||Universal and I-Drive||407-355-0550||212||4||4.1||Modern, 400 room property features balcony style hallways surrounding a spacious central elevator area. |
No steps to enter property from street.
No small hydraulic lifts.
Pick-up and drop-off to and from Disney and Universal provided by Mears Taxi Co. Call in advance for wheelchair access shuttles 24 hr. adv. required.
Multiple wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Truly accessible toilet areas with railings.
Restaurant and bar with breakfast buffet tables 36" high. There is a hand rail at the bar and multiple outside dining tables at the pool area.
Rooms are spacious with either pool view or view of front of hotel, many have auto door opener inside room. Most rooms are two queen beds 28" high.
Barrierless showers in 15 rooms have benches and rolling shower curtains for easy opening.
Room service available breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
|Rosen Shingle Creek||X||5||9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando FL 32819||International Drive||(407) 996-9939||200||4.5||4.6||This very large, spacious, beautiful resort property is very wheelchair friendly. |
With 4 pools on property, each pool has the access to use a hydraulic lift.
The main entrance has all automatic doors.
Bathrooms in both handicap accessible and non handicap accessible guestrooms are spacious with plenty of room between furniture pieces.
Well designed roll-in showers.
All parking areas are accessible and the entrances to the amenities (such as the pools, spa, and restaurants ) are accessible from main entrance.
Elevators if needed on lower/higher floors.
|Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek||3||14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane Orlando FL 32821||Disney||(407) 597-3600||199||4||4.5||Beautiful, modern large resort and very wheelchair friendly.|
41 wheelchair accessible rooms, 11 roll in showers. 30 ADA rooms have tubs with side bars.
Entrance is step free.
Many stairs on property but elevators will take you everywhere.
Parking garage next to hotel has a ramp on Level 2 that takes you right to the entrance. Slight push uphill on the ramp.
Guest room has limited space when bathroom door is open for rooms with handicap accessible tubs.
Beds are accessible and lowered.
Roll in showers have no chair, but can request plastic chair to be delivered.
Restaurants and bars wheelchair accessible. Bar tops not lowered. Sometimes limited space in the restaurants. Bathrooms are spacious and accessible.
Pool is large and accessible with 2 lifts, one for the pool and one for the hot tub. Ramps around pool to take you to different sides. Pool has lazy river.
Resort does offer shuttles to each Disney park for free and each shuttle is ADA accessible.
|Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott at Seaworld||4||8214 Universal Blvd Orlando FL 32819||Seaworld||(407) 581-9001||114||3||3||Beautiful, affordable and fully accessible hotel. |
Open lobby floor plan with zero steps or steep hills.
3 wheelchair accessible rooms with roll in showers and benches along with proper drainage.
Benches allow you to sit and easily use the removable showerhead without straining to reach.
Rooms have 32 inch wide opening.
Pool bar seating not fully accessbile, but table seating near bar is wheelchair accessible.
Many nearby restaurants within easy rolling distance.
|Walt Disney World Swan Hotel||4||1200 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista FL 32830||Disney||(407) 934- 4000||215||4.1||4||Beautiful and fully wheelchair accessible resort.|
Roll in shower in some accessible rooms & pull down seat.
Wide enough space between bed and dresser.
Can roll wheelchair in bathroom and close door behind you.
ADA Pool Lifts.
Handicap parking spaces are still a little far from the front drive.
|Hilton Garden Inn||4||1959 N Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL. 32826||East Orlando/UCF Area||(407) 992-5000||139||3||4.4||Very nice property and fully wheelchair accessible.|
Guests will walk through a 32" door into a spacious entry area which leads to the main room and bathroom.
The ADA compliant rooms come with an ample amount of floor space for the guests to maneuver throughout the rooms.
The bathrooms all have well designed roll in showers equipped with fold down seats and detachable shower heads. The bathroom has railings by the toilet and sink. The sink is lowered, so a wheelchair can easily pull up to it.
Closets and other storage areas are lowered for the guests convenience.
There is no light in the immediate shower, but there is a general light in the bathroom.
There was a lot of space in front of the bed for the guest's wheelchair.
The guest parking lot is level with the main entrance of the resort, making it easy for independent travelers to access the resort. Proceeding to the entryway, there is a ramp and automatic sliding doors.
On the way to the front desk, on the left hand side, there is a continental breakfast area that is very accessible and offers a wide range of seating options from a table with chairs to a booth. There is no door to enter the breakfast area, so this makes it very unique and accessible.
The front desk is lowered for the guest's convenience.
Outside, the pool has two ADA lifts; one for the hot tub and one for the pool.
Service animals are also allowed to help benefit the guest experience.
|Radisson Resort Orlando Celebration||4||2900 Parkway Blvd Kissimmee FL 34747||Kissimmee||407-396-7000||80||3.6||3.6||Very nice, large and fully wheelchair accessible property.|
Entrance to hotel has a very small incline.
Entrance doors to lobby are automatic.
Bed heights in ADA rooms are 24 inches and doors are 36 inches.
The well designed roll in showers all include a plastic bench seat.
The entire hotel is on flat ground making it very wheelchair accessible.
|Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Nona||4||6955 Lake Nona Blvd Orlando FL 32827||South Orlando/ Airport/ Lake Nona||(407) 888-9974||115||3||4.8||Very nice hotel and fully wheelchair accessible.|
Ease of access in all building entries, flat entrances.
Wide walkways throughout entire hotel.
Total of 4 elevators, no over crowding.
Main entrance has automatic sliding glass doors.
Very nice wheelchair accessible guest bathrooms with well designed roll-in showers.
Pool has easy to use hydraulic lift.
No stairs or ramps inside of building.
|Disney's Coronado Springs||X||4||1000 W Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista FL 32830||Disney||(407) 939-1000||170||3||4||This property is very large and the resort is fully wheelchair accessible including rooms with lowered beds, roll-in showers, and pools with ADA lifts.|
4 guestrooms include roll in showers and lowered beds.
Certain rooms are connected when youre traveling in groups with separate rooms.
Property has button to press to automatically open doors.
Lobby has a lowered check in/out desk.
Bathroom shower is big enough to roll in, has a place to sit with handrails, and includes a handheld shower head.
Toilet also has handrails and is lowered.
Bed is a king size with an open bed frame. It is lowered, but the inches from the floor are unspecified by employees.
Bedroom closets have lowered racks to hang clothes.
Lobby's bathroom is not spacious, but includes a handicap stall.
Room door is a little heavy so one might have trouble opening it themselves with luggage.
Pools have lifts.
|Cabana Bay Beach Resort||4||6550 Adventure Way Orlando FL 32819||I-Drive||407-503-4000||149||3||4.4||Amazing resort, very large and fully wheelchair accessible. |
50 wheelchair accessible rooms, 21 roll in showers.
Zero entry pool with all pools featuring lifts into pool.
Café on site as well as a bar area: Features high bar chair seating and wheelchair accessible tables.
Parking in garage or valet both $12 a day and elevator in garage.
|La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Mary||3||1060 Greenwood Blvd Lake Mary Fl 32746||Lake Mary||(407) 805-9901||89||2.5||3||Nice economy hotel located in a beautiful wooded area. |
Property has 10 wheelchair accessible rooms.
Entry way into room and bathroom each measure thirty-two inches of clear width.
Each bathroom has a shower chair with a roll-in shower.
Bed height measures 27''.
Good amount of room to move around in without bumping into things.
Closet has lower clothes rod for easy accessibility.
Kitchenette area has a lower counter.
Pool has hydraulic lift.
Self parking with several handicapped parking spaces across from Main Lobby and side entrances.