You should consider what your needs are when booking a hotel room.
Ensuring shower facilities are suitable
If you need a roll-in shower, ensure the room specifically states it has this facility. Many hotels may simply provide a bath with some grab rails in their wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
If they do offer a roll-in shower, you should ask if they have a chair or seat that you can sit on in the shower, or whether you need to bring your own.
You may also wish to enquire whether the height of the shower head and controls are fixed at height or are adjustable. If it is fixed at height and not adjustable, you may need someone to help you.
Asking for photos of the room
One option is to ask if the hotel can send you photographs of the room and the bathroom so you can ascertain whether the adaptations meet your needs. This will also enable you to see whether there will be enough room for you to move around in both the bathroom and bedroom.
Making sure you have the right bed
Most disabled rooms provide a double bed. If you need a profiling bed, you should ask if they offer this. If you struggle to regulate your body temperature, you may find it helpful to know whether there is air conditioning available in the room.
If travelling with someone, or if you have a personal assistant, you may wish to enquire if they have connecting rooms. This may make it easier for you to have your needs met.
Asking if you require a hoist
For those with a high level spinal cord injury, you may require a hoist. Not many hotels provide this. You should always ask and, if the hotel does not have a hoist, make alternative arrangements with a company local to the hotel.