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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Ultimate Vegas Fan, Jul 10, 2013.

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  1. Ultimate Vegas Fan

    Ultimate Vegas Fan Tourist

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    Hi guys, I would like some feed back if possible from the members of the board.

    Which Las Vegas Strip Hotel & Casino Property has the best amenitiies, features & access for any disabled Las Vegas visitors?

    Thanks,

    Ultimate Vegas Fan
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Sorry, you need to be a bit more specific.

    Best means what?

    How disabled?

    What plans do you have while in Vegas. Stay in one place? Go elsewhere, etc?

    I would guess with 4 visits to Vegas, you have some idea of they type of place you like. Somewhere between Casino Royale and Mandarin Oriental.
     
  3. waverunner

    waverunner BBHMM

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    I agree with nostresshere.........we need for info. I am partially disabled do to my stroke. But i can get around pretty well, i don't need a cane or anything else. I have no restrictions on where i stay do to my stroke. I can walk the entire length of the Strip.......it just takes me a heck of a lot longer, a lot longer.
    Here is a link for Las Vegas Hotels with people who have disabilities:
    http://www.lasvegashotelaccommodations.com/handicap_disability_access.html
     
  4. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    If in a wheelchair I believe the south part of the strip would provide decent access between a variety of hotel/casinos.

    If I recall one could get from MGM, NYNY, Excalibur, Luxor then Mandalay Bay without too much difficulty.
     
  5. Ultimate Vegas Fan

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    A member of my family has Cerebral Palsy. He does really well. He can walk on his own, however, not for long stretches. As he has gotten older, walking has become somewhat more difficult ( Age + CP ) He uses a manual wheelchair for long trips such as a vacation.

    In the past we have stayed at Bally's & the Flamingo. The only amenity that he has ever really needed in the past was a shower bench, with a hand held waterpic for showering. It might be different for a future trip. ( May need to make things a bit easier for him )

    Again, he does pretty well & can do most of what other people can do, just with much more effort & difficulty.

    I was just wondering, if other hotels on the strip had any more or any different types of amenities for a possible future trip for us.

    Waverunners link should help us.

    Thanks all.

    Ultimate Vegas Fan
     
  6. keno

    keno obsessed with countdown timers

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    I highly suggest renting an electric mobility scooter while there. Manual wheelchairs work, but the distances are further than they look and the electric scooters work great.

    My wife has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and she gets around just fine at home with a cane and sometimes with a walker when it's really hot or the distances really far, but in Vegas we started getting her a mobility scooter and it's been nothing short of spectacular. We can go anywhere, on buses, in taxis (we get the really small one that can fit in the trunk/boot of a cab in like 15 seconds of breakdown time) and then just walking around.

    We've been using 702scooters.com and they deliver the scooter to the bell desk at your hotel. many of the bell desks also have their own scooters (NYNY does at least), but I found 702scooters to be cheaper and they have the smaller unit my wife likes. When we go into bars or something, if the scooter just seems unwieldy, we park it outside, she pulls out her cane and we walk in with no issues. The scooter has always been there waiting for us.

    So, if anyone is even slightly mobility impaired, get a scooter in Vegas. We probably would have stopped going to Vegas if she finally didn't breakdown and agree to ride a scooter in Vegas (She didn't want to seem like some old lady on a scooter, now she basically could care less if people think that, she's there having a good time and says f-off to anyone who wants to get in her way of having a good time!)
     
  7. keno

    keno obsessed with countdown timers

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    Oh, and what part of the strip is better for disabled visitors? All work well. The American's with Disability Act (ADA) provides access to all strip (and off strip) hotels. There are usually two types of accessible rooms, one that are just 'accessible' and ones that have a roll in shower. The ones with a roll in shower always have a handheld shower head, the non-roll in ones may or may not.

    Many of the non-roll-in showers always have transfer benches on the Tub/Showers and all of the ones I've stayed that have a transfer bench have handheld shower heads.

    I've stayed in accessible rooms at Imperial Palace (er.. The Quad now...), Harrah's, Flamingo, NYNY, MGM, Aria and Venetian. All worked great and all were easy to get around.

    Granted, the newer hotels are usually better equipped with their floor plans for wheelchairs/scooters as they were designed from the get-go with ADA compliance in mind. The older hotels have been retrofitted for compliance and sometimes you have to go way out of your way to get to where you want to go, just so you avoid stairs. This is another good reason to have a mobility scooter while getting around, it's easy to go 3 times the distance somewhere just to avoid stairs/escalators.

    Buses in Vegas are VERY good about wheelchairs/scooters as well. We've taken the WAX (westcliff airport express) which is a 5 stop trip from NYNY to Downtown, and they are great about putting the scooter on the bus. All of the drivers have had excellent service and go the extra mile for disable passengers. If you want to get a taxi, the wheelchair taxis (where you can roll in) can take 45 minutes or more to show up. That's one reason we get the small light weight one, I can take it apart in less than 20 seconds and put it in the truck/boot. Makes it so we can truly go anywhere quickly.

    hope this helps!
     
  8. billyinpg

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    I can't add much but I did see a whole bunch of mobility scooters all lined up at the Flamingo last Dec. All the same color and style so I am thinking they are for guests.

    Maybe give them a call and see what's up.
     
  9. HoyaHeel

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    A couple of businesses do rent their scooters from within hotels - I don't recall that any hotels themselves offer the scooters for rent or loan:peace:

    There's a sticky under Getting There & Getting Around forum that has a few links to such companies. It hasn't been updated in a while but at least a couple of the links are still good. Keno's information is more recent:thumbsup:
     
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    A friend of mine is in a wheelchair and told us about a trip he took several years ago. He rented a wheelchair from a medical supply company in Vegas. He was told he could NOT take the chair out of the hotel and literally spent the entire trip inside the casino, Excalibur I believe. I thought that was absolutely crazy since I see rented wheelchairs all the time on the strip. Can you imagine not leaving your hotel? The last trip I took, I saw someone at Paris getting their chair and talked to them. The said to contact the concierge and have a chair delivered to the hotel, and yes, they could go wherever they wanted. We are traveling with this dear friend in October, he and his wife are renewing their wedding vows and we can't wait to party in Vegas with them for the first time.
     
  11. nostresshere

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    Sounds like it was some rule of the supply company. I would have darn well gone wherever I wanted to go. Screw em! Who is gonna stop you?
     
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    Yes, it was definitely a stipulation of the supply company. My friend was probably threatened with a huge fine/fee if they did take it out, is my assumption.
     
  13. keno

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    NYNY does rent their own scooters, I talked to the bell desk and got rates once. They told me they are owned by the property. I was quite surprised to hear that, I thought a company would just contract to store their scooters there, but they are actually NYNY ones. But, if a hotel doesn't have their own, the rental companies will deliver to any hotel and pick up from that hotel. I'm pretty sure most of them just park scooters at each hotel to make it easier, then give the hotel a cut of the rental. Some of the places are reasonable, like $90 for a week. Well, that's reasonable to me.
     
  14. BlackJackLady

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    I usually bring my own scooter to Vegas, but have had times where it didn't charge properly. I have been able to get a wheelchair at most hotels at no charge - just had to leave my driver's license and have rented a scooter at Fitz (now The D) for about 30.00 a day. Have had very few problems getting around in the Casinos (some are a little tight) and most of the show are great with wheelchairs and scooters, taking you to your seat then moving them out of the way.
     
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