Help with a night in Vegas in a wheelchair
Started by MrEinSantaCruz on Tuesday, 15th January 2013 1:14 am
Next week my wife and I will be visiting family in Vegas and I'm planning to take her out for a night on the town (Nice room, Dinner, some VP, etc.). The problem is that she has broken her leg playing in a local women's ice hockey league and may not even be in a hard cast by then. This means that there is a good chance of her being in a wheelchair when we try and do this. With that in mind, anyone know which property is the most accommodating to people in wheelchairs ?
Last response by HillBilly 18th January 11:11am
Drake responded on Tuesday, 15th January 2013
Don't know your budget, but I'd say give Paris a thought if you're in the middle-range market.
The taxi wheels right up to casino floor, and it's not a super-huge casino so it's easy to get around. Gustav's Bar in the middle has a couple of low-counter VP areas that are wheelchair-friendly and they were $.25 machines in July. There's Gordon Ramsay Steak and also Mon Ami Gabi on the main floor (you'll need reservations at GR) that both offer good dining depending on your budget. And it's right on the Strip, not set back on the property, so you can step outside and soak in the mid-strip energy, or catch the fountain show across the street at Bellagio, without hiking a mile.
Paris has a nice vibe; my wife and I had a great time there.
blackjacker1979 responded on Tuesday, 15th January 2013
Every property is equally accessible by wheelchair, has to be by ADA standards in design, but that said I'd choose someplace like Cosmopolitan with a small footprint and tons of vertical access that should be easy to use, or someplace with higher service standards like Mandarin Oriental or Wynn (toss up though) as you'll get special accommodation provided the employees pay attention.
JakeZ responded on Tuesday, 15th January 2013
Occasionally, my grandpa uses a wheelchair when we go to a Strip hotel. Wynn has always been extremely courteous in that respect. You can rent a motorized one from them that should get you around the property fairly easily.
HARDLUCK responded on Tuesday, 15th January 2013
Ok I think with all things considered(wife bein blind) I can comment a bit on handicap access. Now while she dosent use a wheelchair I do keep an eye out on handicap accessibility. And avoid areas that appear narrow etc. Bellagio is very nicely spaced. Ample room between machines and wide walkways. Caesars seems to be a bit more crowded in the room dept. I will share a quick story about our last jaunt for a 1 nighter at Ballys. We had checked out and were loitering a few minutes before the return drive home. She decided that she needed a quick bathroom break before the drive. Normally we are with another couple or atleast additional buddy. This trip we were solo(just a quick overnighter to escape madness of the holidays). Typically her girlfriend would walk her into the restroom, not an option this go around. So as I walked her to the restrooms next to indigo and the video roulette pit i was attempting to explain lay out. As I was standing at the start of the hallway to womens restroom explaining how shed get there(textures of the walls etc), a voice popped up from behind. This kid cleaning bathrooms chimmed in. "can she hold on a minute" he said. He then proceeded to wait until the mens restroom was cleared and invited her to use the mens handicap stall as it was bigger and I could walk her in. He then closed off the restroom as she used it. Charles as I later learned his name went above and beyond his dutys of cleaning. So im partial to Ballys. While not as shinny as Wynncore or as hip as Cosmo it suites me just fine with staff such as that. Oh and the wife added "wynn is too tightly packed". On that note forgive my long rant on an easy question and have a great trip.
HillBilly replied on Friday, 18th January 2013
What a wonderful story. I'm betting this kind of thing just comes naturally to that kid. It's good to know there are still people who care left in this jaded world. Thank you for sharing.
Spyder responded on Wednesday, 16th January 2013
I've ended up in a wheelchair accessible room before and it was great. Lots of space everywhere, so I'm sure when you book the room, just ask if they have them.