UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management: Student Accessibility Comments
UCF ROSEN COLLEGE STUDENT TRAVEL TIPS:
“The DoubleTree by Hilton East Orlando UCF is the closest hotel to the UCF campus. There are 246 rooms including 4 suites, one of which is accessible. This hotel is among the top 15 hotels in the Orlando area as rated on trip advisor, and is the winner of the 2015 CARE cup award annually by Hilton to its top properties. The DoubleTree by UCF is very handicap accessible. The entrance to the hotel is a flat surface area that has two automatic glass doors that are motion activated. The lobby has no steps as well, so your way to the front desk is a breeze.
There are multiple room types that accommodate wheelchairs as well as hearing impaired individuals. The first floor has about 30 rooms, 1 of which is handicap accessible. The elevator is easily accessible in case a higher floor room was selected for your accommodations. The handicap accessible rooms have larger bathrooms with a large roll in shower. These showers come equipped with a plastic seating area and controls for the shower head within arms reach. The beds are at comfortable level easy for a guest with a disability to get in and out of with ease. Moving within the room can be a little tight, but all of the rooms are the same standard size throughout the property.
The open-seating style lobby has plenty of seating areas that can accommodate large groups and still have you feel included. The restaurant is located on the first floor and has a wide variety of seating areas that are accessible. The bar even has a lowered area next to the high top area for you to sit at if you wanted to converse with the bartender. The pool is also located down one of the first floor hallways, and has a ramp to help you get down to the lower tier of the pool. There is also a lift to assist you in enjoying the pool during your visit. The meeting spaces are all accessible, save for one theater style room that features tiered seating like a movie theater. There is, however, a row in the back for wheelchair seating, and an entrance at the bottom for front row seating. The other ballrooms and board rooms all have a wide enough clearance and easy entrance to accommodate disabilities.”