Top 10 Accessible Hotels in Orlando
By: Sara Toth Stub | Aug 1 2018
There is so much to do in Orlando, from theme parks to museums to nature preserves, that a visit here often requires an overnight stay. The area is bursting with great hotel options for all budgets. Because the city is relatively new and growing, many of the hotels are new, or upgraded often, which means most meet updated requirements for accessibility.
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This is probably the most well known and most expensive of the more than 25 hotels on Disney property. This hotel, inspired by the Victorian style, covers 40 acres along the park’s lagoons, and also has a reputation for attentive service from the staff.
The hotel offers easy and wheelchair accessible access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot on the monorail service. The hotel also offers some of the largest rooms available on Disney property. The resort’s property is wheelchair accessible, and some rooms contain features, such as roll-in showers, to especially cater to guests with disabilities.
This is one of the less-expensive options within Disney World property. This hotel is known for its large and whimsically decorated rooms, and for having the largest swimming pool of any Disney resort.
Some of the resort’s rooms have features specifically for guests with disabilities, including roll-in showers. Disney World’s wheelchair accessible and free bus service takes visitors to the various theme parks. The free bus has a lift and can accommodate wheelchairs with a footprint of up to 30 by 48 inches.
This hotel is located within Disney World property, and is a favorite among families because it has such features as kids staying and eating for free. The hotel is within walking distance of the Disney Springs area, which abounds with outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment options.
The public areas of the hotel, including the pool, are wheelchair accessible. The hotel offers accessible parking, including for vans. Upon request, guests can receive portable bathtub chairs, TDD telephones and communication sets with visual alarms.
This resort hotel is set in the heart of Universal Studios, and is decorated with rock music memorabilia.
In addition to all of its public areas being accessible, all of its guest rooms are wheelchair accessible. All rooms also offer features for visitors with vision or hearing disabilities. All guest room entrance doors are 36 inches wide and contain peepholes to see outside at a height of 3 and a half feet off the ground. There is a choice between a roll-in shower or a shower-tub combination that contains grip bars and a seat. Signs for all room entrances and other information posted around the hotel is written in braille.
The hotel also offers kits that include a TDD relay service to those with hearing disabilities.
This is a deluxe resort-style hotel that has its own on-site water playground and a number of other accessible pools. It also offers guests special benefits at SeaWorld, including free front-of-the-line access and discounts on souvenir merchandise.
Most public areas of the hotel, including the spa, are wheelchair accessible. Some rooms offer doorways wider than 32 inches and other special features to help those with mobility limitations. All pools can be accessed by lifts or by sloping entrances.
This is a sprawling and lush Caribbean-inspired resort just two miles from Disney World. This property stands out because it offers accessible suites as well as accessible villas, and provides an accessible shuttle to numerous nearby attractions. There is a lift available into the pool, as well as an accessible lift in the gym. Signs posted around the sprawling complex guide guests along wheelchair-accessible paths.
The hotel also offers braille menus and TDD telephones, and has partnered with ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps to offer a new searchable and fully accessible wayfinding service for guests who are blind or have low vision. The hotel offers complimentary valet parking from the lobby entrance for guests with disabilities. The hotel runs accessible free shuttles to Disney theme parks as well as to the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.
This all-suite hotel is located on International Drive, just a short drive away from Disney World, and has a reputation for good customer service.
It offers perks like a free large breakfast buffet, and complimentary evening coffee and snacks.
It also offers some wheelchair accessible rooms
, with tub grips and roll-in showers. The hotel also has some rooms equipped with devices to help those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and offers closed-captioning on televisions. Most areas of the hotel, including the lobby, information desk, restaurant and business center are wheelchair accessible. There is a lift for entering the swimming pool, but the swimming pool area itself is not wheelchair accessible. The hotel has free shuttles to Disney theme parks and other area attractions.
Top Tip: Accessible transportation can be arranged with 24-hour notice by contacting MCOOR-FOMGMT@hilton.com or 407-352-1400.
This economy hotel offers a good value and has teamed up with Universal Studios to offer a vacation package that includes lodging and discounted admission to two theme parks. A stay here comes with complimentary breakfast as well as free popcorn and soft drinks each evening and afternoon. The ability to order a roll-away bed for $10 also makes this a good option for families on a budget.
The hotel offers wheelchair-accessible rooms, which have wider doorways and are more spacious. Some rooms are also equipped with features to help those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This is a nice and practical option, situated about 3 miles from Walt Disney World and 10 miles from Universal Studios. The hotel serves a free hot breakfast and offers free high-speed internet access in every room.
The hotel offers accessible rooms with doorways wider than 32 inches. The hotel also offers assistive listening devices as well as TTY. Most public spaces in the hotel, including the restaurant, pool and registration area are wheelchair accessible, although the route from the lobby to the pool area is not completely wheelchair accessible. There is accessible parking.
Top Tip: With advanced notice, accessible buses can be arranged for transport to theme parks.