I am both a host and a guest. I find it incredibly difficult to find truly accessible accommodation. When listing, owners tend to tick the box "Wheelchair access" if they think a wheelchair can get through the back door. I'm not sure what we are supposed to do once we are there, if we can't get into the bathroom, toilet, or even the bedroom! I feel that the listing should have a separate set of questions for hosts that want to claim that they are wheelchair friendly. There are so many disabilities, thus a large variety of needs for different people. If all the facts are presented then a person can decide if they can or can't manage. It doesn't have to be perfect but there are important issues. - Are the doorways wide enough to take a wheelchair? can the wheelchair access the toilet area? is there a handle for support to transfer to the toilet? is the shower accessible (wet floor, support handles, non slip flooring)? can a wheelchair move to the side of the bed so a guest can transfer from the chair to the bed? If this information was presented to me, (and other disabled travellers) we could make an informed decision rather than having to ask the same questions over and over again. Pictures showing the facilities also help hugely.
p.s. - I'm proud to say that our place (New Zealand - Kaikoura - Redbarn Studio) is fully accessible.
hello all. My aunt is travelling to the USA on the 1st September 2019. she uses a wheelchair and is coming there for a medical appointment. we cant find any where to stay. we need some help finding somewhere. she will be traveling with a nurse any suggestion of places. for 1 month.
@Sophia297 Your best bet is likely a hotel or motel that states that they are wheelchair accessible. Or, you will need to search Airbnb with whatever accessibility checkboxes your aunt requires checked on the filter and start contacting hosts and asking them questions. I personally think that a hotel or motel will likely be a much safer bet.