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admcc77
October 26th, 2006, 05:06 AM
Hi

My parents and I are coming to NY in february and we are looking for somewhere to stay from the 16th until the 20th.

My father has Multiple Sclerosis and so is in a wheelchair.

I wondered if anyone would be so kind as to recommend a hotel that is easily accessible for a wheelchair user in Manhatten? I would like to find somewhere that is reasonably priced and clean (though if you believe some of the reviews you read online, you would think that this is a mutually exclusive idea.. :rolleyes: )

is it going to be best to go with a chain or are there others that people would recommend?

Any other thoughts and experiences on visitng New York (in Feb), where to go, where to eat and how best to get around- as a wheelchair user would be very gratefully received. I ask because London can be a pain in the a** sometimes and we want to be prepared

Many thanks for your help in advance

Regards

Adrian :)

tdp
October 28th, 2006, 11:36 AM
You will find that many Manhattan Hotels will advertise Disabled Access and most of the online bookers (Expedia, Deckchair.com etc. etc. will give information as to whether wheelchair access is available).

Thes links may be some small help;

http://www.594.com/wbdo/dine/wca/wca.html (http://www.594.com/wbdo/dine/wca/wca.html)

http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=174 (http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=174)

admcc77
October 30th, 2006, 11:00 AM
You will find that many Manhattan Hotels will advertise Disabled Access and most of the online bookers (Expedia, Deckchair.com etc. etc. will give information as to whether wheelchair access is available).

Thes links may be some small help;

http://www.594.com/wbdo/dine/wca/wca.html (http://www.594.com/wbdo/dine/wca/wca.html)

http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=174 (http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=174)


Thanks mate, much appreciated. :)

Front_Porch
October 30th, 2006, 12:07 PM
My dad was in a wheelchair for years (Guillain-Barre) and it's so tough -- I admire your dad's gumption to deal with the hassles.

The main thing you should plan is to travel aboveground, by bus. Not all of New York's subway stations are accessible, and many that say they are have broken elevators.

The buses, by contrast, are equipped with wheelchair lifts and places to belt a chair in for comfortable riding.