Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Accessible Dream

With Pat's broken foot, I didn't want to risk any further injury in an unknown room out of town, so we made sure to get an Accessible Room. The spacious bathroom seemed very safe, with a bench and railings in the shower and railings everywhere in the bathroom, I felt less worried about Pat slipping and halting recovery. The hotel room's art even echoed Pat's crutches. Coincidence?


Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

So glad you were able to take the trip. And smart planning to get an accessible room!
In Japan, all the bathrooms in hotels kindof look like this, since the Japanese take seated showers! All that's missing in yours is a mirror.

Beth Tondreau said...

Seated showers! Gosh! Very smart for the elderly. I guess it's a sign of cultural differences to find a mirro in a shower a bit much.

One more thing about the accessible room: the clothes rack was hung at wheelchair height, so even short dresses for a short person (yours truly) touched the ground. I wonder if it's worth suggesting to the hotel that they include storage for longer items (trousers etc.)Some wheelchair bound guests may have all limbs and wear long pants / dresses.

noah Dziobecki said...

A newly-discovered bonus: asking for an accessible room can get you a 50% larger room....particularly handy when traveling with child. Accessible changing rooms are similarly handy when trying on clothes with child.