27 Southern California Hotels Sign Agreements to Improve Access for Persons with Disabilities
March 29, 2021
The Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that it has signed agreements with 27 hotels across Southern California to resolve investigations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The agreements were finalized after federal investigations into the hotels revealed non-compliance with various provisions of the ADA pertaining to public accommodations. The hotels agreed to remedy the violations, with some agreeing to stop the illegal practice of charging more for accessible rooms – a “disability tax” of up to $25 when compared to similar non-accessible rooms.
Various hotels also agreed to relief that includes adding additional accessible rooms and communication features for persons with disabilities, ensuring that booking websites provide sufficient information about accessible features, and payment of civil penalties.
The hotels that have entered into settlement agreements or letters of resolution with the U.S. Attorney’s Office are:
The Knights Inn Los Angeles Central/Convention Center;
The Mayfair Inn in Ontario (formerly called the Knights Inn Ontario);
The Red Roof Inns in San Dimas-Fairplex and Santa Ana;
Rodeway Inn & Suites in Beaumont, Canyon Lake (Riverside County), Corona, and Harbor City;
Rodeway Inns, one near Venice Beach and a second in Encino;
The Santa Fe Inn (formerly Rodeway Inn Near LA Live); and
Super 8 hotels located in Cypress, Hollywood, Inglewood, North Hollywood, Redlands, and Torrance.
Rodeway Inn & Suites in Hollywood and Lynwood;
Two Rodeway Inn locations, one near Maingate Knott’s and one known as Regalodge (in Glendale);
Vantage Point Inn (formerly known as Knights Inn Woodland Hills);
Super 8 locations near LAX, and in Pasadena, Santa Clarita, and San Luis Obispo; and
Red Lion Hotels Corporation.
For more information, see the press release.