ADA Hotel Bathroom - Photo heavy!
We recently stayed at the Hotel Avia in Napa, CA, and were given an ADA room (we're not disabled). It was very nicely designed, and I thought people might like to see how the bedroom/bathroom was set up.
The layout of the room: There was a mini-frig under one side of the desk, and a safe bisecting the closet. The closet had a full height bar on one side, and a lowered height bar on the other side. Microwave was on top of the safe, around waist-high, easy to move if necessary. As the TV was wall-hung, underneath was a cushioned bench seat, which DH preferred for getting his shoes on while I used the sofa.
Here's DH putting his jacket away in the closet. The flash picked up the reflector tape on his shoes, LOL. Flooring is a nice laminate, with a rug under the bed and sofa:
Here's the sofa area. In some rooms there's a tub here(!) with a walk-in shower in the bathroom.
Standing inside the bathroom, here's the hallway. The door in/out of the room is to the right. Note the cute little ledge for keys, etc., on the hallway mirror.
Standing in the bathroom doorway, sink and toilet to your left:
The sliding door gives a full 3' wide entry. Here's the tub/shower, with a lovely teak stool. Ample room for a wheelchair user.
Built-in shelving unit. The bag on the hook is the hotel-supplied hair dryer. There's a second hook above it for one's bathrobe.
Although I'm not disabled, I do have knee and foot problems, so the many grab bars were really appreciated. I often feel unsafe getting in/out of hotel tubs, compared to our neo-angle shower at home. This is why I took photos, so I could see exactly where the grab bars are placed.
One thing that struck me when using the tub was how nicely the extra-wide deck at the back of the tub worked. It was just the right height for washing one's foot. As you can see, grab bars are on all three sides of the shower surround. We absolutely loved having the slide bar for the showerhead, as we have this at home too and it's great.
Hope these photos help anyone who is going to design a universal access bathroom for themselves or family!