Paris handicapped rooms near Louvre Museum
Paris Handicapped Rooms near Louvre Museum – Of all the hotels we visited, this hotel has some of the largest Paris handicapped rooms near Louvre Museum. Both of the accessible rooms are on the ground floor and face the inner courtyard. They both have a king bed and a roll-in shower with a fold out chair attached to the wall. The grab bars next to the toilet and in the roll-in shower and not ideally placed (see pictures below).
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The hotel has 42 rooms and a 4 star hotel classification. A small 1 ft long ramp and a motion activated door are at the entrance to the building. There is a single disabled parking spot in front of the hotel or the valet can park your car for you. The elevator to the Chatelet Metro/RER station which goes to the airport is only 400 m away from the entrance to the hotel.
This hotel is on a quiet street half a block off of the Rue de Rivoli which has numerous accessible bus lines. The Pyramid entrance to the Louvre is 700 meters away, and the Notre Dame Cathedral is 1.25 km away. The neighborhood has flat streets and sidewalks without cobblestones. Café Bailleul is a half block away with sidewalk seating and a step-free entrance. If you do not want to venture out for dinner, the hotel has a gourmet restaurant located on the ground floor.
I gave this hotel a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating instead of a 5 star rating because of the poorly positioned grab bars in the bathroom. For many wheelchair users and disabled travelers this will not be an issue.
How many of these Paris Handicapped Rooms near Louvre Museum have roll-in showers? 2 rooms with roll-in showers on the ground floor
How many of these Paris Handicapped Rooms near Louvre Museum have a bathtub with grab bars? None
Is the bathroom door at least 75 cm wide? If not, how wide? Yes
Roll-in shower has bench/chair attached to wall, portable plastic chair/stool, or neither? Chair attached to wall
Grab bars are located on right, left, or both sides of toilet? On the left side in one of the rooms and on the right side in the other room
Can a wheelchair be positioned on the left, right, or both sides of the bed? (perspective of left/right is facing the bed from the foot of the bed)? Both
Do the accessible rooms have one or two beds? 1 king bed
Do any of the accessible rooms have connecting rooms? No
Are there guest rooms on the ground floor? Yes
Is there an elevator to rooms on other floors? Yes
Elevator door is at least 75 cm (30 inches) wide? If less, how wide? Yes
Is the breakfast room / restaurant on the ground floor or can it be reached by elevator? Restaurant on the ground floor and step-free
Entrance to the building is flat, ramped, or has unavoidable steps? Small 1 ft long ramp
Door opens manually inward or outward, is revolving, is automated by button, or is motion activated? Motion activated
Parking and Public Transportation
Where is the closest disabled parking located? (e.g. on street north of building, parking garage east of building, etc…) The valet can park your car for you.
Closest disabled parking is how many meters from entrance? (less than 20 m, 20 to 50 m, 50 to 100 m, 100 to 200 m, or greater than 200 m) Place that valet can take the car is less than 20 meters away from the entrance.
Route between disabled parking and entrance has unavoidable steps/curbs, cobblestones, and/or slope/ramp? Or is it flat and smooth? Flat and smooth
Name of nearby metro/subway stations Louvre-Rivoli is the closest but does not have an elevator. Chatelet station has an elevator and is 400 meters away.
Bus lines that pass nearby 21, 58, 67, 81 all have stops within a couple of blocks of the hotel
Is there a taxi stand nearby? How far away? Can call a taxi for you.
The entrance to the hotel is step-free:
There are two disabled hotel rooms with roll-in showers:
This is the disabled bathroom in the disabled room:
The elevator to the Les Halles and Chatelet subway station is 400 meters away from the hotel. From there you can take the RER “B” train to Charles de Gaulle airport. There is a large step getting off the train at the airport so you should ask at the ticket counter for assistance before boarding the train.
The Pyramid entrance to the Louvre Museum is 700 meters away from this hotel. The Notre Dame Cathedral is 1.25 km away.
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