Madison Inn, 18 Kennebec Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

(508) 693-2760

Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring website accessibility for people with disabilities, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive, and motor impairments. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

We have been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA to make our website a positive place for everyone.

Property Accessibility

The Madison Inn is a small locally owned business purchased in 2006. While renovations and updates are ongoing, the structure of the building retains the original look of the house built in 1890. The property has evolved over time with an addition added to the side of the building in 1970. The second floor in the main building is accessed by steep and narrow stairs. The courtyard area where the addition was built can be reached through the lobby and out a side door or via a brick staircase at the far end of the building. While we will make every effort to accommodate guests of all levels of physical ability, due to the age of the building, it possesses neither the spatial nor the structural attributes needed to meet the America with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for hotels.

Here are some of the accessibility limitations:

  • The property is located in the center of town and does not have guest parking. 
  • The guest entrance is located on a busy street with a curb, 3 steps to the porch, and an additional 9 inch step up into the lobby. There is no wheelchair-accessible ramp.
  • Many of the rooms have a tub shower configuration while others have a step up or down in order to enter the shower. 
  • The staircase in the main lobby has steep stairs. The hallway is narrow and curves towards the back of the building, making it impossible for a wheelchair or anyone with mobility issues to navigate.
  • The rooms on the first floor are through the lobby and down a side hallway and the entrance is not wide enough for a wheelchair. The exterior rooms in the courtyard area are accessed through the lobby or 4 brick side stairs.

While the age and structure of the building inhibit our ability to be ADA compliant. We will make every effort to accommodate guests with mobility issues if at all possible.

If you have questions about this Accessibility Policy, please contact us.

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