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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park | Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Review

This review of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park is courtesy of a complimentary stay in return for an honest review.

I’ve stayed in quite a few DoubleTree hotels over the years and have always had an enjoyable stay. The accessible rooms have also been good at meeting my needs. So when I came across DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park while searching for a wheelchair accessible hotel for our trip to Sheffield to see The 1975, I had a good feeling about it.

Booking a Room

You can make your reservations through the DoubleTree website. There will be a range of room types available for your selected dates, but be sure to tick the box “Show Accessible Rooms” on the left-hand side of the page. This will then show you the accessible rooms available, which you can then select and book.

There are two accessible room types available; 1 x Standard Accessible Room with a lowered bath and 3 x King Deluxe Accessible Rooms with en-suite wet room. The wheelchair-accessible king deluxe was the room we were in.

The rooms cost £72 per night or £69 with the Honors discount for the two nights we stayed, which were a Thursday and a Friday. You might even find lower accommodation prices by making a direct reservation on their website, depending on when you’d want to stay, whether your dates are somewhat flexible, and whether you’re an Honors member.

Location & Parking

We arrived at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park around 7.30pm so we were keen to get parked up and checked-in so we could get some dinner. The hotel’s car park offers complimentary parking and disabled parking bays, which we parked in near the hotel’s reception entrance.

Emma about to go in her car which is parked in the hotels car park.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park is located within 15 minutes drive to Sheffield city centre and 5 miles from the Peak District National Park. There is a range of shops, restaurants and even a retail park nearby.

Entrance & Reception

As soon as we got there, I noticed that the reception desk had a lowered section, so I moved over to it. We were swiftly checked in, and because the desk was down, I went ahead and signed the necessary paperwork. With our welcome cookies and door keys in hand, we headed for our room.

Emma filling in paperwork at the lowered reception desk.

Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Room #050

Our wheelchair accessible king deluxe room was located on the ground floor in a new extension to the building. This brand-new addition has three accessible rooms, which is fantastic. From the lobby to our room (#050), there were several sets of doors. The first set of doors were held open by Allan while I entered, and the other set was already propped open. However, if you are on your own, the staff would be more than happy to help if needed.

A warm welcome cookie, cheesecake and card from the hotel staff waiting for us inside our room.

A spacious hotel room is a wheelchair user’s best friend. So it was great when the door opened to reveal a large spacious room that was also stylish and comfortable.

A view of our king deluxe accessible room at DoubleTree Sheffield Park. Bedside table with telephone, power sockets, notepad, pen and lamp.

The king bed was comfortable, and although I used my travel mat, I think I could have managed without it. The bed was nice and roomy with soft bed covers. Bedside tables with lamps, power sockets with USB slots, telephone and alarm clock were within easy reach. I loved the bold red statement headboard against the dark brown wood.

A close up of the king bed showing space underneath the bed for a portable hoist.A view of the room showing the bed, desk and bathroom door. The right hand side of the king bed showing space for wheelchair transfers.

One of the first things I noticed about the bed was the clearance underneath which was more than enough for portable hoists. There was also space on each side of the bed for my power wheelchair. I choose the side of the bed closest to the bathroom, which so happened to be the same side I sleep on at home.

The left hand side of the king bed showing space for wheelchair transfers. There is also an armchair and yellow coffee table.Yellow coffee table with a grey slate plate placed on top with 'Welcome to DoubleTree' written in white chocolate sauce, a cheesecake and fruit.

Next to the bed was a stylish armchair and coffee table. We love Mid-century furniture and have a few pieces in our home, so it’s nice when hotels have similar styles, just as the armchair and coffee table. The carpet was really cool too – we loved the black and white geometric pattern.

Work desk and TV in our hotel room.

The lovely dark brown furniture continued throughout the room to the desk and cabinet across from the bed. There was lots of space at the desk and I was able to roll underneath easily with enough space for Allan to sit beside me. This is where we ate breakfast and dinner. I also did my makeup at the desk in the mornings and did some work on my laptop.

A flat-screen TV was mounted on the wall above the desk and cabinet. The TV was adjustable so we were able to position it depending on where we were sitting in the room. Inside the cabinet is where the tea/coffee, kettle, mugs and glasses were kept. If I was to pick one negative about the desk area, it would be that there is no mirror, but that isn’t anything major. I always take my own travel mirror with LED lights with me just in case I can’t reach the mirrors.

A selfie of Emma and Allan in their hotel room.


Now we all know how much I love a big bathroom with plenty of space for moving around in my power wheelchair. Well, I’m happy to report that our bathroom at DoubleTree Sheffield Park was massive. It was amazing to be able to drive in and do 360-degree turns without any problems. It was great!

Accessible bathroom in DoubleTree Sheffield Park. Roll in shower, toilet with grab bars and roll-under sink. Stylish design with grey slate wall and floor tiles.

Just like the room, the bathroom was also stylishly decorated with grey slate walls and floor tiles. The ceiling was high which made the bathroom feel airy and even more spacious.

Accessible bathroom in DoubleTree Sheffield Park.

The toilet was in the corner and was accessible for left-hand wheelchair transfers. Grabs bars were on each side of the toilet; one pull-down bar and two fixed to the wall. There was also an emergency cord and toilet roll holder with easy reach.

Next to the toilet was a small wash hand basin with a large mirror above and two wall-mounted grab bars on each side.

Accessible bathroom in DoubleTree Sheffield Park.

Accessible bathroom in DoubleTree Sheffield Park. Accessible bathroom in DoubleTree Sheffield Park.

The roll-in shower was accessible with grab bars, shower head and controls within easy reaching distance. I usually find hotel shower seats incredibly uncomfortable, unsafe and unsupportive. This shower seat was one of the better ones I’ve seen in a while. The seat was a good size and much more supportive due to the backrest. I often struggle to sit up straight in hotel shower seats, but this gave me more back support.

Accessible bathroom in DoubleTree Sheffield Park. Accessible bathroom in DoubleTree Sheffield Park. Accessible bathroom in DoubleTree Sheffield Park.

I was able to roll underneath the main sink without banging my knees which is always a good thing. There was a mixer tap and rather than being located at the back of the sink, it was placed at the side for easier reach. There was a selection of toiletries and a wall-mounted volume control panel for the TV in the room. Ideal if you want to listen to the TV while in the shower or getting ready in the bathroom.

There was a large mirror above the sink with a hidden strip light underneath. The light created a nice effect on the tiles, but it would have been good if the mirror was positioned a little lower as I wasn’t able to see in it. There was also a small shaving mirror attached to the wall.

Food – Room Service

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park has a lovely restaurant, the Piano Restaurant where you can order from the à la carte menu as well as light lunches in the Lounge Bar. We were tired when we arrived so we went for the lazy option and ordered room service, which was delicious.

DoubleTree Sheffield Park Hotel restaurant.

As with most of our hotel stays, making it down in time for breakfast can be a bit of a struggle for us. That’s why it’s great when breakfast can be brought to the room as it gives us more time to get ready without feeling too rushed.

I opted for a light breakfast of toast and fruit while Allan went for the veggie breakfast of sausages, beans, toast and hash browns. Dinner and breakfast on both mornings were lovely and the room service staff were great.

Amenities & Features

In The Room

  • Air Conditioning
  • Accessible wet room
  • WiFi
  • Work desk
  • Mini-refrigerator with bottled water
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Laptop safe
  • Cotton bathrobe and slippers
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

In The Hotel

  • Lounge Bar
  • The Piano Restaurant
  • Beauty Salon
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Spa

Final Thoughts

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park is a lovely accessible hotel. We loved our king deluxe accessible room with a huge bathroom as it worked great for our needs. Not to mention how comfortable and stylish it was. The location was also ideal for us as it was close to the FlyDSA Arena Sheffield and the city centre.  We thoroughly enjoyed our two-night stay at this hotel and will definitely keep it in mind for future trips to Sheffield. There will be a vlog from our trip coming very soon so stayed tuned for that!

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Big thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park was hosting our stay. My opinions, as always, are entirely my own. 

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6 Responses

  1. Hi Emma. This hotel looks lovely! Shame about the mirror in the bathroom though – such an obvious design fault in what otherwise could have been a pretty impressive bathroom!

    I am wondering if you know how many accessible rooms they have at the hotel in total – I note that you mention there are three in the newly built wing.

    1. Hi Simone. Thank you so much for your comment. I’m so glad you love the look of this hotel. It’s so lovely, isn’t it?

      There are 3 x king deluxe accessible rooms in the new extension building and 1 x standard accessible room in the original building. Hope that helps 🙂

  2. Hi Emma. Great to read your review here. Whatveas the spa and pool like at the hotel? Was there a pool hoist!? Temperature of the water? Wheelchair access into steam and sauna rooms? Door widths of the latter? I love the idea of spa weekends but there are few options with full hoist access I find. Let me know your thoughts. Many thanks again. Stay well and active. Andrea x

    1. Hi Andrea! Thank you so much for your comment and I’m glad you enjoyed the review. Unfortunately, I didn’t use the spa and pool during my stay. There is some info on the hotel’s website regarding accessibility of these areas and door widths.

      Bathroom doors at least 32 inches wide
      Bedroom doors at least 32 inches wide (812mm)

      It also notes there is a pool hoist, which is great 🙂

      Let me know if I can help with anything else. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Emma.
    Thanks for your message. I stayed at DoubleTree Amsterdam Centaal Station on my first solo trip to Amsterdam last August. As I mentioned in my message I went by Eurostar so it was really convenient being just 5 minutes away in my chair. The hotel was wonder with a beautiful roof garden and bar overlooking the city. I did have an issue with the disabled room. An iMac in the room was great and there was plenty of room in the wet room. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough room between the end of the bed and the wardrobe. There was just about enough room to get through in my chair causing some damage to the faux leather trim on the base of the bed. There was no room for me to open the wardrobe doors. I had to crawl if I wanted to get to the wardrobe and safe. Also the clothes hanger rail was unreachable. As you know I’m tube fed so can’t comment on the breakfast although it did look very tempting. I would definitely stay there again if it weren’t for the issue with the wardrobe.

    1. Hi Mike. Thanks for your comment and sharing your experience staying at DoubleTree Amsterdam. I’m so pleased you had a great time staying there despite the few room issues such as the wardrobe. Thanks again and I hope you have a great weekend 🙂

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