Accessible hotel recommendation for NYC?


#1

From a member of our community:

My Bucket lister is a trip to NYC. I am 63, use a 3-wheel Scooter due to MS, need a roll-in shower, an elevator, plenty of space to get around on my scooter, but and cannot afford high priced accommodations. Anyone have any suggestions?


#2

I’m following this because I’m the same and would like to know also - Wendy


#3

I would highly suggest The Mondrian, followed by The Standard Highline. I live here and both are wonderful hotels- the Mandrian even has a ADA equipped pool.


#4

Quality Inn: Oct 18-21, 30-03 40th Avenue, Long Island City (Queens)

  • Cheaper than staying Manhattan
  • TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5
  • Can’t remember if there was a roll-in shower because I try to avoid them
  • 4 blocks from the subway which will get you to downtown Manhattan in about 10-12 min.
  • commercial district, streets are completely dead at night, don’t be an idiot like me and travel them alone

IMPORTANT: Be very careful reading wheelchair symbols on subway maps. I wanted to make a transfer and found out there was no elevator to get to the second train. I had to get back on the first train and go past Central Park, cross and double back/ I missed my flight, but the hotel gave me a special rate for the extra night. Air Canada didn’t charge me a penny when I explained my mishap.


#5

I have been to NYC several times since becoming disabled and I use a scooter to get around but I do not know of any bargain accommodations in the city. Everything is expensive; I stay at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square and it doesn’t come cheap. The most economical way to visit NYC is with group travel where a travel group handles all of the reservations, show tickets, travel plans. The group I use out of Savannah always makes sure that I have a handicapped room with roll in shower and that the places we visit can handle the scooter.


#6

Both of these hotels are well over $300 per night. I think OP wanted something more affordable. As you live there, would you know of any other, less expensive alternatives?


#7

I went about 5 years ago and was considerable cheaper. But $300/night doesn’t surprise me in the least. Last summer I went to Boston and I paid $300 USD ($400 CDN) for a 3-star Holiday Inn in a run down neighbourhood. I paid it because I didn’t want to have a one hour commute each way. I was supposed to be on vacation. If that’s what you willing to do, you can probably find something affordable. Otherwise, it’s pay to play.


#8

I’m a part time wheelchair user and we stayed at Red Lion Inn and Suites Long Island for just over a week earlier this month. I am unsure about the roll in shower as we requested a shower tub with rails.
There is an elevator, wide hallways and our room was spacious enough for me to use my chair. It had a fridge and microwave.
We are Aussies and had no idea how to get around but it’s super easy to catch an accessible bus about 5 mins from the hotel. There is also an accessible station nearby (Court Square) but as others have mentioned, subway travel can be pretty tricky as not all stations/lines are accessible and even the ones that are often have elevators out. We only rode the subway a few times but ride the bus heaps. I was able to get a reduced fare card and we got unlimited 7 day passes that work on all buses and subways.