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    Hi,

    My wife and I are planning to go to Las Vegas for Christmas holidays and we'd like some tips about accessible hotels there. But, we wouldn't like only "wheelchair
    accessible" (with a ramp on the entrance), we'd like a hotel with a roll in shower, benches, etc.

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    Stick to the newer hotels on the Strip. You will pay more, but you will find fully accessible rooms at hotels like the Mirage, Bellagio, the Wynn, Paris, and NY, NY. The Mirage, Bellagio and Wynn's even have accessible rooms with ceiling track lifts. Be sure to "block" the rooms when making reservations...a reservation along does not guarantee you a specific room, but "blocking" does.

    You can pretty easily get accessible cabs or shuttles from the airport to all the Strip and Downtown hotels as well.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    • #3
      Not trying to hi-jack a thread, as there is relevance. Has anyone stayed at Ceasers? My son wants to go for his 21st b-day and stay at Cesears. He's an active T12.
      BeeBee

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      • #4
        I stayed at the Monte Carlo 2 years ago and it worked great. I'm a T4 para.
        The room had 2 beds and the bath had a roll in shower and grab bars where needed. It's on the main strip and has a huge casino, many restaruants and shows and is easy strolling distance to other casinos. When your there don't hesitate to ask the doorman to call for a wheelchair taxi. It takes about 10 minutes to get one and it's easier than transferring in and out of a car.
        "If everything is under control, you are going too slow." - Mario Andretti

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse
          Stick to the newer hotels on the Strip. You will pay more, but you will find fully accessible rooms at hotels like the Mirage, Bellagio, the Wynn, Paris, and NY, NY. The Mirage, Bellagio and Wynn's even have accessible rooms with ceiling track lifts. Be sure to "block" the rooms when making reservations...a reservation along does not guarantee you a specific room, but "blocking" does.

          You can pretty easily get accessible cabs or shuttles from the airport to all the Strip and Downtown hotels as well.

          (KLD)
          I live here and stay down on the strip now and then and KLD has the best advice the newer strip hotels are the best but call ahead to request a roll in shower if you need one..
          ^^(A)^^

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          • #6
            I usually stay at the MGM. Accessible rooms are a bit bigger, wide doors and roll-in shower (make sure you request this). Rest of the hotel/complex is extremely accessible.

            The Hard Rock has good accessible rooms as well but it is a few blocks off the strip.

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            • #7
              Christmas in Vegas

              Hi MVAA,
              b/f and I are spending Christmas in Las Vegas, too.
              We are staying at Golden Nugget (downtown) on Dec. 23, and at Bellagio on Dec. 24 and 25.
              We have reserved a wheelchair accessible room at Golden Nugget and a "standard" Lakeview room at Bellagio.
              Over the phone I was told that Bellagio has no accessible lakeview rooms . Handicap rooms are only deluxe rooms (no fountain view) and (maybe, I can't remember exactly) partial lakeview deluxe rooms. Some suites are accessible, too.

              We have reserved a "standard" lakeview room because we absolutely want to have a premium view over the fountains.
              It's a shame, they have 61 accessible rooms and not even 1 with fountain view.

              FYI, the Fremont in downtown has no handicap rooms.

              Have a nice trip,
              Affe

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              • #8
                MVAA, I just went to Las Vegas last month for about the 8th or 10th time. As usual KLD is right.....stick to the newer hotels on the strip; Bellagio, Mirage, Treasure Island, Venetian, Wynn, MGM, etc. We stayed at the Bellagio and all the HP rooms have a roll-in shower with benches. We could see most of the fountain show from our HP room (with simulcast music on the tv), but seriously....go outside to see it if you want to see the fountains and hear the music. Mirage only has 2 HP rooms with roll-in showers which I think is a disgrace. But the hotel size is very manageable and I like it there. I say try Bellagio first and Mirage second. Both are centrally located on the strip. Caesar's Palace.....I don't really like it there even though the pools are fabulous and all the buildings are connected in some way....there are just some clunky steep, ramps that are a pain in the ass to deal with. They connect older parts of the hotel to the newer sections. I think the Venetian has poor HP signage and is a monstrous property with bumpy cobblestone floors in the shopping areas upstairs. Paris has the cobblestones in the casino as well but a nice outside cafe across from the Bellagio fountains. The Wynn is a real nice hotel. I had some decent luck at the Blackjack tables this time, however I've never stayed there. You should check out The Palazzo right in between Venetian and Wynn. It wasn't quite finished last month but it's definitely the newest mega-hotel on the strip. MGM is very good but kind of out of the way at the end of the strip...it is also another huge hotel/casino. Bally's....great location but retrofitted with many ramps and elevators. Bally's is the old MGM property that had a fire in 1980 that killed 87 people. I don't like it. Flamingo...too old but great location and very cool neon lights at night. Treasure Island is good but the ceiling in the casino is kind of low and smoke tends to bother me in there. The Aladdin is gone and Planet Hollywood just bought the property. The Aladdin was drab and boring 3 yrs. ago and I haven't been in it since. Monte Carlo was pretty good for gambling, quite manageable once we got in there. The entrance has a very steep ramp though. NYNY is a very busy hotel/casino.....a lot of stuff going on but a little too crowded and noisy for me in the scaled down-mock up city. I don't mean to sound picky or negative but I've been to all these places and others. I'm just trying to give you a quick snapshot of what I've experienced and what my preferences are. Definitely call the hotel, block the HP room and get a confirmation # and the name of the person you spoke with. Don't go through Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, etc. as they cannot guarranty that you will get an HP room. Check out these links too; http://www.vegas.com/
                http://www.vegas.com/lounge/handicapped.html
                Map of the strip; http://www.cheapovegas.com/vegas_map.php?map=strip

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                • #9
                  Bebe,
                  Stayed a Ceasars in the south tower

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                  • #10
                    Sorry, typing with my thumbs! At the time (2002) it was a beautiful room with the best roll in shower/bathroom I'd seen. The room was overlooking the Bellagio pond from the 24(?) floor. Make sure you are in the newer tower.

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                    • #11
                      Just back from vegas 2nd time this year, BELLAGIO, nuff said !!!!

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