9. ACCESSIBLE TRANSIENT LODGING.
(1) Except as specified in the special technical provisions of this section,
accessible transient lodging shall comply with the applicable requirements of
4.1 through 4.35. Transient lodging includes facilities or portions thereof
used for sleeping accommodations, when not classed as a medical care facility.
9.1 Hotels, Motels, Inns, Boarding Houses, Dormitories, Resorts and Other
Similar Places of Transient Lodging.
9.1.1 General. All public use and common use areas are required to be
designed and constructed to comply with section 4 (Accessible Elements and
Spaces: Scope and Technical Requirements).
EXCEPTION: Sections 9.1 through 9.4 do not apply to an establishment located
within a building that contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and
that is actually occupied by the proprietor of such establishment as the
residence of such proprietor.
9.1.2 Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms, and Suites. Accessible sleeping rooms
or suites that comply with the requirements of 9.2 (Requirements for
Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms, and Suites) shall be provided in conformance
with the table below. In addition, in hotels, of 50 or more sleeping rooms or
suites, additional accessible sleeping rooms or suites that include a roll-in
shower shall also be provided in conformance with the table below. Such
accommodations shall comply with the requirements of 9.2, 4.21, and Figure
57(a) or (b).
Number of Rooms Accessible Rooms Rooms with Roll-in Showers
1 to 25 1
26 to 50 2
51 to 75 3 1
76 to 100 4 1
101 to 150 5 2
151 to 200 6 2
201 to 300 7 3
301 to 400 8 4
401 to 500 9 4, plus one for
100 over 400
501 to 1000 2% of total
1001 and over 20 plus 1 for
each 100 over 1000
9.1.3 Sleeping Accommodations for Persons with Hearing Impairments. In
addition to those accessible sleeping rooms and suites required by 9.1.2,
sleeping rooms and suites that comply with 9.3 (Visual Alarms, Notification
Devices, and Telephones) shall be provided in conformance with the following
Number of Elements Accessible Elements
1 to 25 1
26 to 50 2
51 to 75 3
76 to 100 4
101 to 150 5
151 to 200 6
201 to 300 7
301 to 400 8
401 to 500 9
501 to 1000 2% of total
1001 and over 20 plus 1 for each 100 over 1000
9.1.4 Classes of Sleeping Accommodations.
(1) In order to provide persons with disabilities a range of options
equivalent to those available to other persons served by the facility,
sleeping rooms and suites required to be accessible by 9.1.2 shall be
dispersed among the various classes of sleeping accommodations available to
patrons of the place of transient lodging. Factors to be considered include
room size, cost, amenities provided, and the number of beds provided.
(2) Equivalent Facilitation. For purposes of this section, it shall be
deemed equivalent facilitation if the operator of a facility elects to limit
construction of accessible rooms to those intended for multiple occupancy,
provided that such rooms are made available at the cost of a single occupancy
room to an individual with disabilities who requests a single-occupancy room.
9.1.5. Alterations to Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms, and Suites. When
sleeping rooms are being altered in an existing facility, or portion thereof,
subject to the requirements of this section, at least one sleeping room or
suite that complies with the requirements of 9.2 (Requirements for Accessible
Units, Sleeping Rooms, and Suites) shall be provided for each 25 sleeping
rooms, or fraction thereof, of rooms being altered until the number of such
rooms provided equals the number required to be accessible with 9.1.2. In
addition, at least one sleeping room or suite that complies with the
requirements of 9.3 (Visual Alarms, Notification Devices, and Telephones)
shall be provided for each 25 sleeping rooms, or fraction thereof, of rooms
being altered until the number of such rooms equals the number required to be
accessible by 9.1.3.
9.2 Requirements for Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms and Suites.
9.2.1 General. Units, sleeping rooms, and suites required to be accessible by
9.1 shall comply with 9.2.
9.2.2 Minimum Requirements. An accessible unit, sleeping room or suite shall
be on an accessible route complying with 4.3 and have the following accessible
elements and spaces.
(1) Accessible sleeping rooms shall have a 36 in (915 mm) clear width
maneuvering space located along both sides of a bed, except that where two
beds are provided, this requirement can be met by providing a 36 in (915 mm)
wide maneuvering space located between the two beds.
(2) An accessible route complying with 4.3 shall connect all accessible
spaces and elements, including telephones, within the unit, sleeping room, or
suite. This is not intended to require an elevator in multi-story units as
long as the spaces identified in 9.2.2(6) and (7) are on accessible levels and
the accessible sleeping area is suitable for dual occupancy.
(3) Doors and doorways designed to allow passage into and within all
sleeping rooms, suites or other covered units shall comply with 4.13.
(4) If fixed or built-in storage facilities such as cabinets, shelves,
closets, and drawers are provided in accessible spaces, at least one of each
type provided shall contain storage space complying with 4.25. Additional
storage may be provided outside of the dimensions required by 4.25.
(5) All controls in accessible units, sleeping rooms, and suites shall
comply with 4.27.
(6) Where provided as part of an accessible unit, sleeping room, or suite,
the following spaces shall be accessible and shall be on an accessible route:
(a) the living area.
(b) the dining area.
(c) at least one sleeping area.
(d) patios, terraces, or balconies. EXCEPTION: The requirements of 4.13.8
and 4.3.8 do not apply where it is necessary to utilize a higher door
threshold or a change in level to protect the integrity of the unit from
wind/water damage. Where this exception results in patios, terraces or
balconies that are not at an accessible level, equivalent facilitation shall
be provided. (e.g., Equivalent facilitation at a hotel patio or balcony might
consist of providing raised decking or a ramp to provide accessibility).
(e) at least one full bathroom (i.e., one with a water closet, a lavatory,
and a bathtub or shower).
(f) if only half baths are provided, at least one half bath.
(g) carports, garages or parking spaces.
(7) Kitchens, Kitchenettes, or Wet Bars. When provided as accessory to a
sleeping room or suite, kitchens, kitchenettes, wet bars, or similar amenities
shall be accessible. Clear floor space for a front or parallel approach to
cabinets, counters, sinks, and appliances shall be provided to comply with
4.2.4. Countertops and sinks shall be mounted at a maximum height of 34 in
(865 mm) above the floor. At least fifty percent of shelf space in cabinets
or refrigerator/freezers shall be within the reach ranges of 4.2.5 or 4.2.6
and space shall be designed to allow for the operation of cabinet and/or
appliance doors so that all cabinets and appliances are accessible and usable.
Controls and operating mechanisms shall comply with 4.27.
(8) Sleeping room accommodations for persons with hearing impairments
required by 9.1 and complying with 9.3 shall be provided in the accessible
sleeping room or suite.
9.3 Visual Alarms, Notification Devices and Telephones.
9.3.1 General. In sleeping rooms required to comply with this section,
auxiliary visual alarms shall be provided and shall comply with 4.28.4.
Visual notification devices shall also be provided in units, sleeping rooms
and suites to alert room occupants of incoming telephone calls and a door
knock or bell. Notification devices shall not be connected to auxiliary
visual alarm signal appliances. Permanently installed telephones shall have
volume controls complying with 4.31.5; an accessible electrical outlet within
4 ft (1220 mm) of a telephone connection shall be provided to facilitate the
use of a text telephone.
9.3.2 Equivalent Facilitation. For purposes of this section, equivalent
facilitation shall include the installation of electrical outlets (including
outlets connected to a facility's central alarm system) and telephone wiring
in sleeping rooms and suites to enable persons with hearing impairments to
utilize portable visual alarms and communication devices provided by the
operator of the facility.
9.4 Other Sleeping Rooms and Suites. Doors and doorways designed to allow
passage into and within all sleeping units or other covered units shall comply
9.5 Transient Lodging in Homeless Shelters, Halfway Houses, Transient Group
Homes, and Other Social Service Establishments.
9.5.1 New Construction. In new construction all public use and common use
areas are required to be designed and constructed to comply with section 4.
At least one of each type of amenity (such as washers, dryers and similar
equipment installed for the use of occupants) in each common area shall be
accessible and shall be located on an accessible route to any accessible unit
or sleeping accommodation.
EXCEPTION: Where elevators are not provided as allowed in 4.1.3(5), accessible
amenities are not required on inaccessible floors as long as one of each type
is provided in common areas on accessible floors.
(1) Social service establishments which are not homeless shelters:
(a) The provisions of 9.5.3 and 9.1.5 shall apply to sleeping rooms and
(b) Alteration of other areas shall be consistent with the new construction
provisions of 9.5.1.
(2) Homeless shelters. If the following elements are altered, the following
(a) at least one public entrance shall allow a person with mobility
impairments to approach, enter and exit including a minimum clear door width
of 32 in (815 mm).
(b) sleeping space for homeless persons as provided in the scoping
provisions of 9.1.2 shall include doors to the sleeping area with a minimum
clear width of 32 in (815 mm) and maneuvering space around the beds for
persons with mobility impairments complying with 9.2.2(1).
(c) at least one toilet room for each gender or one unisex toilet room
shall have a minimum clear door width of 32 in (815 mm), minimum turning space
complying with 4.2.3, one water closet complying with 4.16, one lavatory
complying with 4.19 and the door shall have a privacy latch; and, if provided,
at least one tub or shower shall comply with 4.20 or 4.21, respectively.
(d) at least one common area which a person with mobility impairments can
approach, enter and exit including a minimum clear door width of 32 in (815
(e) at least one route connecting elements (a), (b), (c) and (d) which a
person with mobility impairments can use including minimum clear width of 36
in (915 mm), passing space complying with 4.3.4, turning space complying with
4.2.3 and changes in levels complying with 4.3.8.
(f) homeless shelters can comply with the provisions of (a)-(e) by
providing the above elements on one accessible floor.
9.5.3. Accessible Sleeping Accommodations in New Construction. Accessible
sleeping rooms shall be provided in conformance with the table in 9.1.2 and
shall comply with 9.2 Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms and Suites (where the
items are provided). Additional sleeping rooms that comply with 9.3 Sleeping
Accommodations for Persons with Hearing Impairments shall be provided in
conformance with the table provided in 9.1.3.
In facilities with multi-bed rooms or spaces, a percentage of the beds equal
to the table provided in 9.1.2 shall comply with 9.2.2(1).