3.6% of the population in Beverly Hills are estimated to have at least one disability, the US Census Bureau reveals. No matter your interests or needs, people with disabilities can enjoy a host of accessible areas and attractions across Beverly Hills. Whether you’re looking to explore the city or simply relax, there’s no shortage of things to do here.
The Kimpton Palomar hotel
The Kimpton Palomar is a stunning boutique hotel located on the ever-popular Wilshire Boulevard, a vibrant and bustling neighborhood full of shops, eateries, and museums. This chic hotel accommodates guests with disabilities in a myriad of ways to make your stay seamless, comfortable, and enjoyable. For example, the hotel entrance, concierge, registration desk, elevators, and swimming pool are designed with accessibility in mind. The accessible rooms feature tubs with grab bars, roll-in showers, and handheld shower heads. You’ll also find a host of helpful in-room communication features, including door knock alerts, telephone ring signalers, and bed shakers. Service animals are additionally welcome here.
Many people with a physical disability have mobility issues that result in difficulty walking. People with cerebral palsy (a common motor disorder), for example, typically have poor muscle tone and control, reflexes, coordination, and balance, which impedes or totally prevents walking. However, with the right mobility aids like wheelchairs, canes, or walkers, people with cerebral palsy can improve function, mobility, and independence, CPFN explains. Moreover, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is a great accessible high-end shopping destination for anyone with cerebral palsy or other disabilities. This area comprises three blocks with nearly fifty stores and sidewalks wide enough for wheelchairs. Most stores here are also wheelchair-friendly.
The Beverly Center
The Beverly Center is a large, wheelchair-friendly shopping mall offering the best in luxury and fast fashion, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and the Webster. If you’re in need of a complimentary wheelchair, head to the Concierge Desk in Grand Court on Level 6 (a government ID and $20 deposit are required). Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can also grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants like Eggslut or Tocaya Organica on the third floor.
People with disabilities can enjoy a number of accessible days out in Beverly Hills. Whether you head to the Kimpton Palomar hotel, Rodeo Drive, or the Beverly Center, you’re bound to have an unforgettable time.