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Thread: Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

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    Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

    Travelers, Hoyer users, please include as many specifics as you can: hotel name, address, phone, room no., manager name, bed height, setup of toilet, shower, sinks above (faucet type, reach) and below (clearance, pipes), etc.

    Please promote this list URL far and wide.

    Call to confirm info before booking.


    Thanks, Jim, for setting us up.

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    https://thewheeledwonder.wordpress.c...national-park/


    The only hotel inside the Big Bend National Park, the Chisos Mountain Lodge offers simple and easy accommodations for disabled travelers. Hoyer users rejoice: no platform under the bed. Very accessible sink and toilet. Mountains and the Milky Way outside your window. See the link above for details and photos. Love this place.

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    Another workaround for Hoyer users


    If you can't locate a hotel bed without platforms, here's a great solution I learned here at CareCure. My wife purchased an eight-foot 4″x4″ and had the store cut it into 12-inch lengths. She glued two lengths on top of each other, so that they measured 4″x12″x8″. (First, a piece of sandpaper smoothed the rough edges and prepared the surfaces for gluing.) She did this three more times, and now has four blocks. We will place the pieces diagonally under the corners of the bed. The 8 inches of height will clear the base of the lift.



    Obviously not as good as a no-platform bed, but it works! We got to enjoy a driving vacation around Big Bend National Park and West Texas, and all three hotels where we stayed were happy to assist. (Sleep-Inn Six Flags San Antonio, with great staff!, and Quality Inn, Alpine, Texas. Skip the El Dorado Hotel in Terlingua.)


    Drawbacks:
    – The glue came unstuck. Need to try bolts, brackets, nails or something.
    – More to carry and pack.
    – You must prearrange assistance from the hotel, wait for their help checking in and then on checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitzbub View Post
    Another workaround for Hoyer users


    If you can't locate a hotel bed without platforms, here's a great solution I learned here at CareCure. My wife purchased an eight-foot 4″x4″ and had the store cut it into 12-inch lengths. She glued two lengths on top of each other, so that they measured 4″x12″x8″. (First, a piece of sandpaper smoothed the rough edges and prepared the surfaces for gluing.) She did this three more times, and now has four blocks. We will place the pieces diagonally under the corners of the bed. The 8 inches of height will clear the base of the lift.



    Obviously not as good as a no-platform bed, but it works! We got to enjoy a driving vacation around Big Bend National Park and West Texas, and all three hotels where we stayed were happy to assist. (Sleep-Inn Six Flags San Antonio, with great staff!, and Quality Inn, Alpine, Texas. Skip the El Dorado Hotel in Terlingua.)


    Drawbacks:
    – The glue came unstuck. Need to try bolts, brackets, nails or something.
    – More to carry and pack.
    – You must prearrange assistance from the hotel, wait for their help checking in and then on checking out.
    I like the concept. Will a hotel allow it and will they help assist? All you can do is call and ask.

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    Good idea, but I'm not sure it'd work with all platform beds, only because of the weight distribution. Whereas the platform bed would distribute the weight evenly along the base, propping it up in a few spots may result in some areas not receiving enough support, and boom.

    Curious though, did hotel staff have to do anything special to stick the blocks under the bed? Could someone do it themselves if need be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitzbub View Post
    Another workaround for Hoyer users

    If you can't locate a hotel bed without platforms, here's a great solution I learned here at CareCure. My wife purchased an eight-foot 4″x4″ and had the store cut it into 12-inch lengths. She glued two lengths on top of each other, so that they measured 4″x12″x8″. (First, a piece of sandpaper smoothed the rough edges and prepared the surfaces for gluing.) She did this three more times, and now has four blocks. We will place the pieces diagonally under the corners of the bed. The 8 inches of height will clear the base of the lift.



    Obviously not as good as a no-platform bed, but it works! We got to enjoy a driving vacation around Big Bend National Park and West Texas, and all three hotels where we stayed were happy to assist. (Sleep-Inn Six Flags San Antonio, with great staff!, and Quality Inn, Alpine, Texas. Skip the El Dorado Hotel in Terlingua.)


    Drawbacks:
    – The glue came unstuck. Need to try bolts, brackets, nails or something.
    – More to carry and pack.
    – You must prearrange assistance from the hotel, wait for their help checking in and then on checking out.
    We did this once at a hotel near Sacramento (a Courtyard Marriott), using 6X6 blocks under the corners. My dad was laying on the bed, while I transferred my mother into bed with a mobile floor-based travel lift. There was a big crash, and the bed frame/platform (which was particle board) broke in the middle of the side of the bed! This was at about midnight. Was able to lift my mother up with the lift, lift the bed off the lift legs (trapped under the bed), back into her chair, get some more 6X6 blocks under the middle of the frame, and then get her back into bed. The next day my dad & bro-in-law (who lived nearby) repaired the broken panel, but we never told the hotel. Thank goodness my bro-in-law was nearby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    We did this once at a hotel near Sacramento (a Courtyard Marriott), using 6X6 blocks under the corners. My dad was laying on the bed, while I transferred my mother into bed with a mobile floor-based travel lift. There was a big crash, and the bed frame/platform (which was particle board) broke in the middle of the side of the bed! This was at about midnight. Was able to lift my mother up with the lift, lift the bed off the lift legs (trapped under the bed), back into her chair, get some more 6X6 blocks under the middle of the frame, and then get her back into bed. The next day my dad & bro-in-law (who lived nearby) repaired the broken panel, but we never told the hotel. Thank goodness my bro-in-law was nearby!

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    Terrible experience, glad it turned out OK. At the Sleep Inn Six Flags San Antonio, we pre-arranged the arrangement with the wooden blocks, and by the time we arrived, the manager was surprised to have discovered that the bed was actually two twin beds bracketed together. So he had a cinderblock ready to place down in the center of the bed when we arrived with our wooden blocks. Staff and management were great here. Excellent two-day stay.


    Hope that we can attract hotel listings here over the years.
    Last edited by Spitzbub; 05-26-2019 at 11:37 PM. Reason: More specific info

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    We did this once at a hotel near Sacramento (a Courtyard Marriott), using 6X6 blocks under the corners. My dad was laying on the bed, while I transferred my mother into bed with a mobile floor-based travel lift. There was a big crash, and the bed frame/platform (which was particle board) broke in the middle of the side of the bed! This was at about midnight. Was able to lift my mother up with the lift, lift the bed off the lift legs (trapped under the bed), back into her chair, get some more 6X6 blocks under the middle of the frame, and then get her back into bed. The next day my dad & bro-in-law (who lived nearby) repaired the broken panel, but we never told the hotel. Thank goodness my bro-in-law was nearby!

    (KLD)
    What an experience!!!

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    Found The Heathman in Portland, Oregon. Their website says Hoyer lift available on request.


    https://heathmanhotel.com/rooms/accessible-rooms/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitzbub View Post
    Found The Heathman in Portland, Oregon. Their website says Hoyer lift available on request.


    https://heathmanhotel.com/rooms/accessible-rooms/
    That is awesome! They need to lose the rug under/around the bed.

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