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    Los Angeles area hotels

    Hi, can anyone give rec's on Los Angeles area hotels, particularly ones based on your recent experience that did not use platform style beds?

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    Los Angeles is huge. It takes over 2 hours to transverse the city by car, even during "non-rush hour" times. It would help to narrow down the area where you plan to stay to get some recommendations.

    Even if someone has stayed in a hotel before and did not have platform beds, you can't go by their recommendation, as hotels are constantly changing out the beds they use. You need to narrow down to hotels that are listed as having accessible rooms, and then call and speak to someone with some authority at the hotel (ideally the manager) to verify that they don't have platform beds. Never try to do this with the telephone reservation agent, as they are often not even on site at the hotel.

    You might want to start with some search engines designed for finding accessible lodging. Here is one:

    http://www.axsmap.com

    and a couple of other places to start:

    https://www.oyster.com/los-angeles/h...n-los-angeles/

    http://wheelchairjimmy.com/losangele...ssible-hotels/


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    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 02-07-2017 at 12:04 PM.

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    I'm interested in seeing more of the coastal towns, Santa Monica, etc.

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    If by "etc." you are including coastal Orange County (Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Laguna, etc.) then you are a long ways from Santa Monica, with nearby Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo Beaches. The latter comprise the "South Bay". I assume you will have private transportation?

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    I lived in Los Angeles, not far from downtown for 12 years a long time ago. When we go back to visit, the one thing that is always certain is expensive hotel rates. NL and I are planning a Presidential Library tour (haven't seen a Presidential Library and there are two in the greater LA/Orange County area, Simi Valley and Yorba Linda. We are looking for accommodations in those areas.

    Meanwhile, "Landrover," these links might tweak your interest and help narrow your range:

    Beaches in Orange County that offer beach wheelchairs: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/b...ree-state.html

    Wheelchair Rider's guide to California coast: http://wheelingcalscoast.org/

    LA Tourist Accessible Hikes and Beaches: https://www.latourist.com/index.php?...essible-hiking

    Calif Coastal Commission:
    https://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/be...eelchairs.html
    https://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/accndx.html

    Trail Link: https://www.traillink.com/stateactiv...ssible-trails/

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    Quote Originally Posted by landrover View Post
    Hi, can anyone give rec's on Los Angeles area hotels, particularly ones based on your recent experience that did not use platform style beds?
    Santa Monica has become a real hot spot so hotels in that area are $200 to $400+ a night is that price ok?

    Not the most comfortable but a lot of hotels have suite rooms with fold out couches with queen size bed and those are post legs that open out.

    https://www.google.com/maps/search/H...2017-02-08!2i4

    https://www.google.com/maps/search/H...2017-02-08!2i4

    Landrover ...hotels dont really change they may upgrade from time to time but that usually cosmetic and doesn't change the lay out. We dont use a hoyer lift so cant help there but.

    I did put a few messages out so I ll let you know if a hotel responds.

    We do Kimpton hotels in NYC, DC, Seattle, San Francisco and they have a few in LA very accommodating.

    Might call them.


    I would always go to our community 1st and get feed back not just on bed arrangements but we can tell you other positives or negatives to a property or "tricks" we might have learned while staying or staff names that where helpful.

    Once you narrow down a property, call the property direct and work with GM or front desk to help with your travel specifics. Have them email or text you pictures of the set up to make sure its going to work.

    Its so much more simple in advance then get there and stress from a room that's not working.

    You dont need to rent a expensive w/c van... We are flying in to LA next month for Abilities Expo in downtown LA and we never rent van.

    http://www.abilities.com/losangeles/

    LA Light rail can take you from downtown to Santa Monica or other cities no problem.

    It drops you off near 3rd St Promenade (shopping and restaurant district) and its a short roll to the beach and pier area.

    http://www.downtownsm.com/

    We go to downtown LA Live area, we go to Hollywood and Farmers market, The Grove, CBS studios, and beach areas all with no van rental.

    So you dont have to limit yourself to just the high cost of the beach hotels.

    [VIDEO]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8Iixr4duCI[/VIDEO]


    Also UberWav is available LA and beach communities to help you get around.

    Landrover I just got a message from Kimpton LA to call them and see if they can come up with a solution.

    Please contact our Director of Front Office, Brian, at 310-475-8711. He'll be able to assist with more information.

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    Thank you, I appreciate your feedback and efforts! I'm still not 100% sold on Los Angeles being my next travel destination, but your responses have been helpful!

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