Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Reviews
Our informative reviews, rankings and overviews are designed to help simplify the process of finding wheelchair accessible hotels in and around Philadelphia, 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.
We launch our initial wheelchair accessibility coverage with 52 of Philadelphia's best known, most booked hotels ranging from downtown Philadelphia, City Center and King of Prussia to airport properties and budget properties. Many hotel owners around the country and in Philadelphia do a fabulous job of providing wheelchair friendly properties. In Philadelphia we found about fifteen percent of the properties we reviewed fell short, so please read our reviews before making a reservation.
It's not just about knowing which hotels are recommended, but also about knowing which hotels to avoid, those which fail to provide acceptable levels of accessibility and/ or usability 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 extensive list of certified Philadelphia hotels, hotels to avoid, plus a directory of wheelchair accessible hotels in and around Philadelphia. 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.