Springdale, Utah is the closest town to Zion National Park and houses the visitors traveling to the area along with the employees that bring the town to life. Along the only main road, Highway 9, in Springdale are a number of hotels, eateries and shops all of which can be accessed by an accessible shuttle. This road leads right into Zion National Park and you can take shuttle right to the park or stroll there. There are more than several shuttle stops along Highway 9.
One hotel to consider is the Best Western, which has a shuttle stop right in front. There are several handicapped parking spots, including a few that are van accessible, but only the main doors to the hotel have automatic doors. The front desk does not have a lowered counter accessible by wheelchair. The lobby floor is tiled but hallways and rooms are carpeted. Also on the same level of the lobby are indoor and outdoor seating areas where guests can enjoy a good conversation and perhaps a beverage.
As far as hotel amenities go, this Best Western has access to a pool with a powered lift. Getting to the pool requires some crafty navigating, so have someone from the front desk lead the way. The lift is battery operated, which is managed by the hotel staff, so again, notify the front desk of your intentions and they can assist you. Unfortunately, the lift is only available for the pool not the Jacuzzi.
Still a part of the Best Western but located adjacent to the main hotel is a restaurant, grill, and gift shop. Again, there is no automatic doors. The restaurant is more of a fine dining experience with specific hours of operation whereas the grill is much more casual with flexible hours. Accessible restrooms are available inside.
Hotel Room Access Details
At the Best Western at Zion National Park there are a few ADA compliant rooms available, two with roll-in showers and two with bathtubs. All of these rooms have double beds. In addition, these rooms also come with the following:
- Digital-Key Access
- Lowered Peep Holes
- Roll-up sink, separate from bathroom and WAY too low to roll under.
- Lowered Heating and Cooling System Controls
- Bathroom grab-bars
- Hand-held Shower Nozzle
- Shower bench
- Moderate bed height