Arrangements for Persons Requiring Physical, Sight, or Hearing Accessibility
Washington is one of the most accessible cities in the world for visitors with disabilities. Here are a few resources:
To facilitate hotel reservations and participation in the annual meeting for those who need physical, sight, or hearing accessibility, the following information is provided. Guests should indicate special needs when making their reservation.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Entrance: The hotel has two main entrances, Woodley Road and 24th Street. Both are accessible and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and guidelines. The Woodley Road entrance is equipped with manual and revolving doors. The 24th Street entrance is equipped with manual and sliding doors.
Lobby: The lobby floors are covered with marble and low-pile carpeting. The hotel accommodates wheelchair guests at check-in by having clerks use clipboards on the front desk’s lobby side.
Parking: The hotel offers both self and valet parking. The lot has designated spaces including van accessible spots. Parking spaces have five-foot aisle access and van spaces have eight-foot aisle access. Parking garages are accessible with ramps and elevators.
Elevators: The hotel has several banks of elevators that are all marked with Braille and are wheelchair accessible. All levels of the hotel are connected by elevators.
Restrooms: There are accessible women’s and men’s restrooms on all meeting room floors.
Guestrooms: The hotel has 1,340 guestrooms and 125 suites. Thirty-nine of the
equipped for persons with
rooms for the hearing impaired only and 25 rooms for both
hearing impaired and wheelchair accessible, including roll-in
Guest rooms have accessible doors, ample room space, bathroom
low sinks with insulated pipes, accessible closets, and
towel racks. TDD devices are available upon request.
Restaurants: The hotel has three restaurants on the lobby level, Perle’s, Medici’s, and Harry’s Pub. There are also a Starbucks and Woodley Market on the lobby level. All are accessible.
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Entrance: At the main lobby entrance on Calvert Street, an automatic door provides ramp entry to the lobby level. Inside this door is an entry ramp that takes guests to the lobby level. There are two side entrances that also face Calvert Street. They are located on the east and west of the main entrance. These entrances are not ADA accessible. The Parkview Entrance is located on the southeast side of the building and is easily accessible by persons with disabilities. There is a push-button door and no steps. Just inside this entrance is an elevator to take guests to the lobby level.
Lobby: The lobby has both marble and low-pile carpet. The Concierge Desk is ADA accessible, and can facilitate check-in procedures for guests with disabilities. The hotel has several staircases throughout the public space. Special ADA routes are clearly marked throughout the hotel to facilitate guests with disabilities.
Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available, and the hotel has three accessible entrances from self-parking facilities.
Elevators: All control panels in the East and West Tower elevators are marked with Braille and can accommodate guests in wheelchairs.
Restrooms: Each public restroom has accessible stations.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 42 guest rooms that meet standard ADA requirements. Additional devices are available such as TDD for telephone, telephone alerts, door knock alerts, and shower seats. The hotel’s security department distributes and monitors this equipment.
Meeting rooms: All meeting rooms are accessible by elevator or ADA lift.
Restaurants: All food and beverage outlets, Robert’s Restaurant, A Little Something Gourmet, and the Marquee Bar and Lounge, are accessible.
Entrances: The hotel has two street entrances, on Connecticut Avenue and on T Street. Both are staffed with door persons and are also equipped with handicapped accessible doors with push-button activation.
Lobby: The main lobby and the terrace level lobby are both equipped with marble flooring and low-pile carpeting. There is an accessible registration area.
Parking: The hotel has eight accessible parking spaces, each located near the garage elevators.
Elevators: The hotel has six elevators centrally located. Two service the meeting space and the garage levels, stopping on the main lobby, the terrace level, the concourse level, and both parking garage levels. The remaining elevators service the ten guestroom floors and stop on the main lobby level. All elevators are wheelchair accessible with Braille numerals beside each button.
Restrooms: There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the main lobby and the terrace and concourse levels.
Guestrooms: The hotel has 40 wheelchair-accessible rooms. These rooms include push-button lamps, closed caption televisions, raised desks, lower closet shelves, secondary lowered peep holes on outer doors, and railings in the showers and bathrooms. The hotel can provide the following to ADA or regular guest rooms: tub and shower chairs, knock lights for doors, TDD telephones, and flashing lights for telephones.
Restaurants: All restaurants and lounges, the Capital Café, the 1919 Grill, and The Deli, are accessible.
Entrance: The main entrance on 16th Street is accessible.
Lobby: The lobby has both marble and low-pile carpet. The concierge can assist with check-in for guests with disabilities.
Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available through valet parking.
Elevators: Control panels in all elevators are marked in Braille and easily accessible to accommodate guests in wheelchairs.
Restrooms: All public restrooms are accessible.
Guest rooms: The hotel has 13 guest rooms that meet standard ADA requirements. These rooms are equipped with visual smoke alarms, TDD devices, telephone alerts, and bathtub seats are available upon advance request.