On my recent trip to Anaheim I stayed at the Anaheim Marriott and as always I happily took the opportunity to check out access to share with our community.
My stay at Anaheim Marriott was extremely comfortable, staff were friendly and the location is good. The hotel is only a short distance from Disneyland and close to Anaheim’s other attractions. It was also only a few minutes walk from the hotel to the Anaheim Convention Center, which was where I was going every day.
ACCESSIBLE ROOM ANAHEIM MARRIOTT
Given I had a jam packed schedule with more than 45 meetings over three days (think speed dating, but the tourism industry rather than a potential love interest) I was extremely grateful to return each day to a comfortable bed and a 4 star hotel with good facilities.
I stayed in a non-accessible room but inspected one of the accessible rooms.
Rooms are light-filled and have a pleasant outlook.
The accessible room I inspected can accommodate four people and has the option of an interconnecting room if required.
Features including the safe, wardrobe hanging rack and light switches are all lowered for easy access for wheelchair users.
The beds have a clearance underneath of 24 cm and there’s 85cm clearance between the beds.
Rooms have a coffee maker and big screen television which features many channels, Netflix and Youtube.
The bathroom is well equipped with grab rails throughout, an accessible bathroom sink and lever taps.
Space is available on one side of the toilet for transferring from a wheelchair and the vanity has space for a toiletries bag.
The bathroom door clearance is 81.5cm, the toilet measures 42cm from floor to pan and 44cm from floor to seat.
A fold-down shower bench and height adjustable hand-held shower head is available in the shower recess.
You may see there’s a small lip around the shower, please note this is not a solid lip. It’s soft rubber and easily rolled over. It squishes down when weight is put on it. I assume it has been put in place to assist in keeping the water in the shower area and not over the bathroom floor.
The hotel has all the bells and whistles you’d expect of a Marriott Hotel, with a bar, restaurant, pool, gym and gift store in the lobby.
The cafe was the only facility I used during my stay. Each morning I headed down to the onsite cafe to have breakfast. Yoghurt with granola or a bagel were my daily picks but there’s a good range of hot and cold options on the menu at reasonable prices.
Anaheim Marriott was simply a base for me but I have no hesitation in recommending the accessibility and location, particularly for anyone attending an event at the Anaheim Convention Center. I walked from the hotel to Disneyland but think it’s preferable to catch one of the accessible bus services/shuttles. Disney days are usually so full and involve lots of walking so perhaps save your steps.
You can read more about Anaheim Marriott on their website.
I stayed at the hotel as a guest of Brand USA.