Building Accessibility and ADA Policy

The Willard Street Inn is a Victorian structure built in 1881, it complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the act does not require the Inn to provide accessible rooms in all situations due to its age, and architectural significance identified by our inclusion on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Willard Street Inn is committed to treating every and all guests with respect. The management and all staff are committed to doing what is economically feasible to accommodate the needs of our guests with disabilities.

Building information and Accessibility aspects of note:

  1. This historic home was constructed in 1881 and its architecture and structural designs are highlights of the home but may provide some restriction to certain guests depending on physical abilities.

  2. All guest accessible main areas of the Inn have doors 30 inches or greater in width, however certain features of the original building may provide complications for wheelchair access. Our staff will do our best to communicate accessibility specifics when details are requested so please do not hesitate to call and ask if clarification is needed.

  3. Entrance to the Inn is from the front portico which has 4 stairs followed by a single step into the main foyer.

  4. Access to all rooms requires the use of stairs, the inn does not have an elevator. The Inn has 14 guest rooms configured as follows:

    • First Floor: one guest room

    • Second Floor: 6 guest rooms

    • Third Floor: 7 guest rooms

  5. Our solarium, where breakfast is served, has a single stair on each of the three doors into the room.

Our ADA policy includes:

  • Advising guests on our website that the building has some narrow doorways and use of stairs is required for access to all rooms.

  • Instructed our web designer to include, where feasible, web site compliance with ADA requirements and accepted guidelines for web accessibility as part of the constant updating of the Inn’s website.

  • The Staff and management team is committed to reporting annually to the owners on the steps taken to support this policy and to address the evolving industry guidelines to meet the applicable accessibility standards.

  • We have one room located on the first floor, The Conservatory. Based on availability this room may be suitable for guests with some disabilities not requiring wheelchair access.

    Features of The Conservatory include:

    • Closed captioning available on the TV.

    • Handheld shower wand for the showerhead.

    • When requested ADA compliant shower stool.

    • When requested ADA compliant raised toilet seat with support arm rails and secure locking.

    • When the room is next re-decorated, as part of our normal budget process, we will assess additional features to be made where economically feasible. (Please Note: The room is not wheelchair accessible and the use of stairs is required to access the building from the parking area.)

Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If specific questions arise about the accessibility of the website or the structure please contact us at innkeeper@willardstreetinn.com or (802) 651-8710.