Last weekend, we stayed at the Best Western hotel in Manhattan Kansas.  It was a tastefully decorated, comfortable and friendly place.  We had an enjoyable stay there.

This picture is from the hotel’s website. It shows the easy, level entrance to the lobby area.
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All common areas were easy to access.

The handicapped room was spacious. Without a second bed in it, there was plenty of room to maneuver a wheelchair.  We visited people who live in the city and, since I couldn’t get into their apartment, we spent time visiting together in the hotel room.

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The hallway into the handicapped room was ample enough to allow the wide bathroom door to open and close while a person could easily fit while passing through.  This is unusual in a hotel handicapped room and we appreciated the practical design.


The bathroom itself was particularly user friendly for wheels.  The shower had a low ledge, but a piece of metal was attached so a rolling entrance would be smooth.


There was a sliding shower nozzle on a bar.


It’s great that a seat was provided, but as in many hotel handicapped showers, the seat was too far from the faucet to control it, so the shower seat cannot be used by a handicapped person without the help of another person.


The safety bars above and around the toilet are more than sufficient. The space around the toilet was plentiful and the toilet itself was suitable.  It would have been better if the bars had had a texture surface for ease in gripping.

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I didn’t get a picture of the entire sink, but it was designed for wheels to roll under it and was easy to use.

The nicely designed room and bathroom along with beautifully decorated and designed common areas made our stay very pleasant.

We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.


About Climbing Downhill

Wife and mother of grown kids, in my 60's and dealing with MS, making life's moments count and trying to offer something of value to others along the way.
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1 Response to Hotel Review-BEST WESTERN – MANHATTAN, KS

  1. chmjr2 says:

    When one thinks of all we took for granted in our younger days. Glad you had a good time.

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