Ritz Inn, The

505 Gower Point Road
Gibsons, British Columbia Canada

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All perspectives 3.6 Mobility perspective 3.6
Accessible with no assistance

2.2 (out of 5)
Accessible with assistance
Reviewed by: Jeff Bourne
Date: Aug 3, 2012
General comments
Very small rooms,beds were very close to the wall. Also the bathroom was very tiny and very hard to get into.
3 (out of 5) Accessible with no assistance
At least one door is accessible; No steps, or has a ramp or elevator to enter; Easy open doors; Clear signage.
Venue Pathway
2 (out of 5) Accessible with assistance
Tables/chairs must be moved for wheelchair access or strollers; Dimly-lit.
Main Function
2 (out of 5) Accessible with assistance
Users require assistance to access features of the venue such as beds in a hotel or tables at a restaurant.
1 (out of 5) Not accessible
Unable to enter washroom; No grab bars; Clutter and stored items blocking space.
Customer Service
3 (out of 5) Average
Shows interest in assisting; Is forthcoming with suggestions to make people with disabilities more comfortable and improve service.
Final score: 2.2 (out of 5) - Accessible with assistance
5.0 (out of 5)
Excellent access
Reviewed by: johns
Date: May 18, 2012
5 (out of 5) Excellent access
All doors for public are accessible; Entry door(s) wide enough for wheelchair; Power operated doors; Level pathway; Covered entrance; Clear signage.
Venue Pathway
5 (out of 5) Excellent access
All public pathways are accessible; Clear aisles which accommodate the width of a wheelchair; Turn around spaces at end of aisle for wheelchairs/strollers; Low counter at cashier; Well-lit pathways; Emergency management features in place to allow evacuation in the case of an emergency.
Main Function
5 (out of 5) Excellent access
All areas, aspects and features of the venue’s main function are accessible; For example: all tables in a restaurant are accessible and for a hotel all rooms are accessible.
5 (out of 5) Excellent access
Separate unisex (family) washroom; Screen walls instead of doors or power operated doors; No barriers or obstacles to sinks or toilets; three grab bars at each toilet; Easy open or power operated door(s); Accessible sink and accessories; No stored items inside washroom (e.g.: janitor supplies); Emergency call button in case of fall or help needed.
Customer Service
0 (out of 5) Not applicable
Not applicable
Final score: 5.0 (out of 5) - Excellent access

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Last edited: Thursday, August 8, 2013

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About Ritz Inn, The, Canada, British Columbia, Gibsons, 505 Gower Point Road

Parking & Entrance ( 1 of 6 )

Accessible Parking Spaces

  • Is parking provided for customers? yes
  • Is there 1:100 designated spots 3.9 m wide on a level hard surface? yes

Path To Main Entrance

  • Is the path to main entrance 920 mm wide (1.5 m x 1.5 m turns), hard, and barrier free? yes
  • Are all hazards protected, or are there no hazards on the path to the main entrance? yes
  • Is the entrance easy to find or are there clear signs to direct customers? no

Main Entrance

  • What is the nature of the accessible entrance? Entrance For All
  • Does the main entrance have 1.5 m 1.5 m landings at the top and bottom of any slope? yes


  • Is the door easy to open? no
  • Is the door at least 810 mm wide? yes

Public Areas ( 2 of 6 )

Dining Room

  • Is there a dining room? no

Business Center

  • Is there a business center? no

Meeting Room & Recreation Areas ( 3 of 6 )

Meeting Room

  • Are there meeting rooms? no

Recreation Facilities

  • Are there recreation facilities? no

Guest Rooms ( 4 of 6 )

Hallways & Pathways to Accessible Guestrooms

  • Are paths to guest rooms 920 mm wide (1.5 m x 1.5 m turns) hard, level and barrier free? yes
  • Are all hazards protected, or are there no hazards on the path to guest rooms? yes
  • Are signs directing people to guest rooms clear if required? yes

Elevators to Accessible Guestrooms

  • Are elevators required to get to guest rooms? no


  • Is the accessible room within 10m of the elevator? yes
  • Is the guest room door at least 810 mm wide with a threshold less than 13 mm high? yes
  • Is the guest door easy to open and lock? yes
  • Is there clear floor space of 760 mm wide x 1370 mm beside bed? yes


  • Is the bathroom door 810 mm wide? yes
  • Is there 1.6 m x 1.5 m space inside the bathroom? no
  • Is the sink 680 mm high, 750 mm wide and 1200 mm deep with easy to operate faucets? no
  • Is the toilet between 400-460 mm high? yes
  • Is there 900 mm beside the toilet, 760 mm in front and a grab bar on the side wall? no
  • Is there 750 mm clear space in front of the tub? no
  • Are there handheld nozzles? no
  • Is there a grab bar in the tub? no

Public Washrooms ( 5 of 6 )

Public Washrooms

  • Is there a washroom available for the public? no

External Door


      Other Questions ( 6 of 6 )

      Questions For Staff

      • Are there bed lifts available? *info only yes
      • Are there transfer seats for the tub? *info only yes
      • Are there roll-in showers available? *info only no
      • Are there alternate hearing communication formats available? yes
      • Are there alternate visual communication formats available? no
      • Do you have an accessible website? *info only no
      • Is staff given emergency training that adheres to BC fire codes? yes
      • Do you have flashing alarms? no
      • Do you have inclusive hiring practices? *info only yes
      • Do you provide disability awareness training for staff? *info only no

Last edited: Monday, October 7, 2013