“Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel – Wheelchair Accessibility Review”
The Sheraton Grand hotel is located in downtown Seattle. It is adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center and is within blocks of flagship shopping, local restaurants, bars and the famous Pike Place Market. The Westlake Centre Mall is also a brief walking distance. From there you can catch the monorail which goes directly to iconic attractions such as the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass.
The hotel, its room, and restaurants are easily accessible in a wheelchair.
Address: Sheraton Grand Seattle, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle Central Business District, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
Cost for a disabled-friendly room: Approx. Rs 20,000 per night. It could get cheaper/ expensive depending on the time of the year when you are visiting
I stayed at the Sheraton Grand Seattle for a week and shared the room with my mother and helper. Ours was a room with twin beds, on the first floor. The hotel is surrounded by tall buildings and the only view from the room windows is of these buildings.
Accessible room at Sheraton Grand Seattle
The hotel has over 600 rooms. I’m not sure how many of them are accessible. But the room blocked for me was disabled friendly. I had to take a lift from the lobby to reach our floor. The room had all the usual amenities including two beds, television, work desk, an open wardrobe and a coffee machine.
The bathroom was spacious and I could comfortably go in the shower area on my wheelchair. The toilet had grab rails for assistance in shifting. Looking at the position of the rails, I don’t think it will be much useful. I didn’t have to use them because my morning routine is done in my shower wheelchair.
The company I work with is headquartered in Seattle, and this was work-related travel. Office was just a 15 minute walk from the hotel. This walk was easy because all the sidewalks had ramps connecting them to the road.
Overall, the hotel is great from an accessibility perspective. The reception desk also helped in booking an accessible taxi when I wanted to go out. Staying here is a bit expensive, primarily because it is located downtown surrounded by all the tourist attractions.