Before actually starting my blog, I was having lunch with a couple of friends and we were discussing ideas for travel and which aspects of my adventures would potentially be most interesting to readers. One friend suggested that maybe I would want to mention accessibility issues that I noted on my travels. As I have some folks in my life that have physical disabilities and are wheelchair users (one of whom is my grandson at times), I thought this was a great idea. So, I decided to look for and comment on accessible hotel rooms.
The reason I’m writing this piece now is because I finally found a hotel with accessible rooms worthy of comment. Rooms that go beyond minimum legal requirements and are thoughtful and practical. But first ...
In the past three months I’ve stayed at ten or so upscale hotels and have asked to see (and been shown) an accessible room in each property. While I was hoping and perhaps assumed that any room listed as accessible would actually be suitable for a wheelchair user - I found that was not the case. A few of the things I have seen:
This blog is to share the positive experience of finding a hotel with remarkable accessible rooms. On a recent mini road trip I spent a couple of nights in Nashville at the Thompson Nashville hotel. This property is in a great location; is hip, fun, luxurious AND has noteworthy accessible rooms. A few of the modifications in the accessible rooms at the Thompson Nashville are:
Good job, Thompson Nashville, putting in a little extra effort to make sure the accessible rooms are as comfortable as all the other rooms in the hotel.
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I sure hope it doesn’t take ten more hotels before I see another great accessible room!
Come along with this southern girl on my fun travel adventures! I’m taking the tours; seeing the sites; trying out the hotels; dining at the restaurants; cruising on the cruise ships; and sharing the experiences on this blog. I hope you enjoy reading about my travel escapades and that they will be inspiring and helpful when planning your own fabulous adventures.