Travelers with disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all public buildings must be wheelchair accessible and have accessible restrooms. For travelers to Seattle Southside with disabilities, most hotels and attractions have been outfitted with wide doorways and wheelchair ramps. Many hotels offer accessible amenities such as self-operating lifts or sloped entries in pools. In the cities, most sidewalk corners have dropped curbs, and public transportation vehicles are equipped with lifts and movable seats. It’s best to call destinations in advance if you have questions or concerns about accessibility for the disabled.

Most Seattle Southside hotels, attractions and restaurants are handicap accessible. 

Washington State Parks

The Washington State Department of Licensing exempts holders of disability placards and license plates from needing the Discover Pass on state park lands. For more information about Washington State Parks and the accessibility features of each park click here.

National Parks

The US National Parks Service (NPS) offer a free access pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. For further NPS accessibility information, please see the following links:


The City of Seattle allows on-street parking at no cost to holders of disabled parking permits (placards, license plates and tabs), including legal permits issued by other US states or Canadian provinces. 
Amtrak, Metro Transit and Sound Transit all have accessibility and reduced rates for people with disabilities.

The following hotels are equipped with a handicap-accessible airport shuttle service. Just make sure to request the shuttle upon making your reservation.

  • Best Western Seattle Airport 
  • Cedarbrook Lodge 
  • Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express SeaTac

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Whether you are visiting Seattle, passing through, or accompanying someone else in their travels, SEA staff and facilities are ready to assist. The airport is fully equipped with special access facilities to provide all travelers -- as well as meeters, greeters and airport employees -- with a safe, convenient means of getting around. Learn more about available services and facilities here.

Hearing Impaired

Call Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384 for TTY-to-voice or voice-to-TTY relays.