Tips for Travelers with Disabilities

Travel by people with disabilities can be challenging. Quality Inn Richmond understands the special needs of travelers with disabilities. We make sure our guests get the service and accommodations needed to maximize comfort. For this reason, we have compiled a list of tips to help you plan the next trip. 

Disability Travel Tips

Discuss the trip with your doctor

A doctor can recommend measures for coping with a long flight, finding medical facilities at your destination and ensuring the availability of prescription medication.

Book an ADA-compliant accessible hotel room

Service providers are required by law to accommodate travelers with disabilities and special needs. Make sure that the room you booked is accessible by looking for the accessibility icon or any mention of accessibility.

Quality Inn in Richmond, KY is a popular hotel choice because of our variety of ADA accessible rooms, recreational amenities, parking spaces, entries, and more. Our hotel staff is committed to providing the proper accommodations to our guests with disabilities. Save 7% when booking online.

Call ahead to obtain appropriate accommodations

Speak to service providers at hotel and attractions to ensure you obtain the best accommodations. Be specific and clear when describing a disability. The more information a service provider has, the better they will be able to accommodate you.

Travel with doctor and medical information

Take a doctor’s note and phone number. Travel with a statement from your doctor covering your condition, medications, potential complications and special needs.

Bring medication

Travel with essential medication, and pack extra in case of emergency. Store all medications and other necessary medical supplies in your carry-on bag.

Medical care at destination

Investigate physician availability where you will be traveling. Your doctor or insurance company can provide the names and contact numbers of physicians at your destination.

Avoid connecting flights

Although wheelchairs are the last items to be checked into the luggage compartments, and thus first to be pulled off, flying direct can save you unnecessary time and hassle.

We recommend short connecting flights for travelers who have difficulties maneuvering into airplane lavatories. Make sure you have plenty of time between flights (at least 90 minutes). If you have to go through customs, then you may need more time.

Arrive early for your flight

Allow plenty of time before your flight to check in, get through security and transfer to your gate. Arrive at least two hours before a domestic flight. You may need more time for international flights and during peak season.

Reserve vehicle transportation

If you have a wheelchair, make arrangements in advance to have an accessible vehicle pick you up from the airport, hotel, and other destinations. 

Accessible Hotel in Richmond, KY

At Quality Inn in Richmond, KY we understand the special needs of travelers with disabilities. We provide services and accommodations to maximize accessibility throughout the hotel. Guests can book one of our wheelchair accessible hotel rooms.

The hotel also features accessible recreational amenities for all our guests to enjoy. Everything from outdoor pool to our fitness center are designed for easy access. Quality Inn Richmond has 4 accessible parking spaces, and ramps at every entry of the hotel.

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Want to learn more about our Accessible Hotel Rooms? Please give us a call at (859) 623-0063. You can also visit our Accessibility page.