- Wheelchair Rental
- Wheelchair Accessible Car/Van Rental
- Personal Mobility Devices
- On Campus Public Transportation
- Off Campus Public Transportation
- Airport Transportation
- Parking and Enforcement Information
- Wheelchair Accessible Hotels
- Short-Term Housing
- Stanford University Medical Center: Disability Services & Aids
Wheelchair & Other Personal Mobility Device Rental
Below are local vendors who rent wheelchairs, scooters, other mobility devices and medical equipment. The prices and length of rentals vary and rentals may need to be picked up from the vendor. Please call the vendor directly to ensure accurate pricing and rental information.
610 N. Pastoria Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Visit Numotion website
Bay City Medical Supplies
1465-A Chapin Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
Redwood City Store
1040 Brewster Ave, Redwood City, CA 94062
Visit Bay City Medical Supplies website
Bischoff's Medical & Mobility
225 N Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128
Visit Bischoff's Medical & Mobility website
American Medical & Equipment Supply, Inc.
3725 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Visit American Medical & Equipment Supply, Inc website
Hometown Medical Supplies
75 Phelan Ave #1, San Jose, CA 95112
Visit Hometown Medical Supplies website
Bradford Medical Supply
Visit Bradford Medical Supply website
598 E. Santa Clara St, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112
Cloud of Goods
Visit Cloud of Goods website
Visit WHILL website
Wheelchair Accessible Car/Van Rental
Any prices quoted are current as of our last information update from the vendor. Please call the vendor to ensure accurate pricing information.
$130/day, $600/5 days (includes 100 mi./day free, $0.25/mi. thereafter)
Pick-up and delivery rates vary. Call for more details.
Visit Mobility Works website
Accessible Vans of America
Visit Accessible Vans of America website
Access Options, Inc.
Visit Access Options, Inc. website
On Campus Public Transportation:
Marguerite is Stanford's free public shuttle service (no ID required). The main shuttle lines traverse the campus Monday - Friday all year (except University holidays). All buses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks.
Disability Golf (DisGo) Cart Service
DisGo is a complimentary curb-to-curb transportation service managed by Stanford Transportation. If you are an eligible student, staff or faculty member with a disability or medical condition, DisGo can provide travel between core campus locations with a vehicle that will accommodate your needs. Wheelchair accessible golf cart available upon request. NOTE: Registration and approval by the Diversity & Access Office is required prior to utilizing Stanford Access.
(415) 404-1059 (for requests) - Advanced reservations are encouraged for guaranteed service.
(650) 724-9339 (for more information)
5-SURE Escort Service
5-SURE is a free, on-call radio-dispatched golf cart escort service for anyone in the Stanford community who feels unsafe traveling around campus at night. It operates 7 days a week during the academic year, from 9:00pm - 1:45am, while classes are in session (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters ONLY).
Wheelchair accessible golf cart available upon request.
(650) 725-SURE or (650) 725-7873
Off Campus Transportation:
Yellow Checker Cab
Yellow Checker Cab has wheelchair lift-equipped vans available through an affiliated service LifeRides. Prices vary based on mileage, time of day, wait time, etc., and 24-hours advance notice is preferred, but not mandatory. The driver is equipped with a pager if the pickup times are difficult to determine.
(408) 777-7777 or (408) 828-4663
Serra Yellow Cab
Serra Yellow Cab has a wheelchair accessible van available and offers a 10% discount for seniors and people with disabilities in San Mateo County.
Outreach Paratransit of Santa Clara County
Outreach Paratransit users must apply for services, must have a doctor's certification as verification of disability, and must participate in a phone interview. Transportation is available at all times, except between 2-5am, 7 days/week and reservations require 24-hours advance notice; cancellation requires a minimum of 2 hours in advance, or fee will be incurred.
Voice: (408) 436-2865 (enrollment information)
Voice: (408) 436-4860 (scheduling office)
TTY: (408) 436-0155
Redi-Wheels is a transportation service for people with disabilities who cannot independently use the regular SamTrans bus service. Redi-Wheels services San Mateo county and the City of Palo Alto. RediCoast services San Mateo County coastside. Each one-way trip costs $3.75. Transportation is available 7 days/week, including holidays, 5:30am-midnight, and up to 24 hours in some areas. 24-hours advance notice for reservations is encouraged.
Voice: (800) 660-4287
TTY: (650) 508-6448
Enterprise provides a range of Adaptive Driving Devices for their customers with disabilities including hand controls, left foot accelerators, spinner knobs, and pedal extenders. Such devices are available at no additional charge. They may require up to 2-3 business days notice for vehicles equipped with Adaptive Driving Devices depending on the location of the branch where such a vehicle is requested. However, at certain major airport locations, vehicles equipped with Adaptive Driving Devices may be available with as little as 8-24 hours advance notice. Contact them directly to inquire.
The Uber app provides affordable rides in wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAV), where available. Riders who use motorized wheelchairs or scooters can in certain cities request a ride in a WAV. WAV driver-partners are certified by a third party in safely driving and assisting people with disabilities. Visit this Uber page for more information.
The Lyft app allows passengers with accessibility needs to enable Access Mode. In certain markets, when Access Mode is enabled, passengers may request a vehicle that is specially outfitted to accommodate a full-sized, non-foldable wheelchair. In markets where those vehicles are not available, Drivers are still required by law and Lyft’s policy to transport riders who use foldable mobility devices. Visit this Lyft page for more information.
When you call BayPorter Express, ask the reservation agent for a wheelchair accessible van. For optimal availability, reservations are encouraged 2-3 days in advance of travel. It is $95/trip from Stanford to SFO (does not serve SJC). A private van accommodates up to seven passengers.
(877) 467-1800 (toll free in Bay Area)
Caltrain has a wheelchair accessible train and provides rail service between San Francisco and San Jose, with weekday commute hour service to Gilroy.
SamTrans has a wheelchair accessible bus and the San Mateo County Transit District provides SamTrans bus service throughout San Mateo County and into parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto.
Voice: (800) 660-4287
TTY: (650) 508-6448
Parking and Enforcement Information
Disability Parking: If you have a state issued (any state) disability parking placard or plate, you may park in the following parking spaces on campus:
- Designated blue disability parking spaces
- Service vehicle spaces (posted time limit may apply)
- Commuter ("A" or "C") and residential permit spaces
- Metered/visitor pay parking spaces, with the exception of:
- Li Ka Shing Center/Beckman lot (L-15): "Pay-by-space-number" is enforced at specific parking spaces
Click here to access the DMV application for a disabled person placard or plates. Please note: Stanford does not issue disability parking permits.
300 Brewster Ave
Redwood City, CA 94063
Stanford University Department of Public Safety
Call (650) 723-9633 for parking citations.
Visit Public Safety website
City of Palo Alto
Call (650) 329-2252 for parking citations.
Parking Enforcement Palo Alto Dispatch
Call (650) 329-2413 to request parking enforcement.
Maintenance Customer Service
Call (650) 723-2281 regarding potholes, debris, tree branches, etc., as well as inappropriately parked or driven vehicles (Stanford and/or off-campus vendors).
Wheelchair Accessible Hotels
Listed below are wheelchair accessible hotels near Stanford University. Please contact the vendor to ensure accurate pricing information. To make an update, please contact the D&A Office with the name of the hotel and suggested change.
- All phone numbers are within the (650) area code
- Address abbreviations: PA = Palo Alto, MP = Menlo Park, RC = Redwood City, MV = Mountain View
- Distance refers to miles from Stanford University
|America's Best Value Inn||961-6720||1012 W. El Camino Real, MV||$189||roll in shower||4 miles|
|Redwood Creek Inn||369-1731||1090 El Camino Real, RC||$130||tub with bars||5 miles|
|Best Western Executive Suites||366-5794||25 Fifth Avenue, RC||$160||tub with bars||3 miles|
|Best Western Inn||321-8772||15 El Camino Real, MP||$170||tub with bars||1 mile|
|Best Western Inn of Redwood City||366-3808||316 El Camino Real, RC||$170||tub with bars||6 miles|
|Best Western Mountain View||962-9912||2300 El Camino Real, MV||$185||roll in shower||4 miles|
|Crowne Plaza Cabaña Palo Alto||857-0787||4290 El Camino Real, PA||$215||roll in shower with bench||3 miles|
|Holiday Inn Express||967-7888||1561 El Camino Real, MV||$95||tub with bars, removable shower head||5 miles|
|Coronet Motel||326-1081||2455 El Camino Real, PA||$170||roll in shower||>1 mile|
|Courtyard by Marriott||941-9900||4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos||$250||roll in shower||3 miles|
|Creekside Inn||493-2411||3400 El Camino Real, PA||$239||roll in shower||2 miles|
|Crestview Hotel||966-8848||901 E. El Camino Real, MV||$150||tub with bars, removable shower head||9 miles|
|The Palo Alto Inn||493-4222||4238 El Camino Real, PA||$150||tub with bars||3 miles|
|Four Seasons Silicon Valley||566-1200||2050 University Ave., East PA||$400||roll in shower||2.5 miles|
|Garden Court Hotel||322-9000||520 Cowper Street, PA||$239||roll in shower with seat||1 mile|
|Atherton Park Inn & Suites||366-2000||2834 El Camino Real, MP||$189||roll in shower removable shower head||4 miles|
|Extended Stay America||962-1500||190 El Camino Real, MV||$109||roll in shower, tub with bars, kitchen||8 miles|
|Hotel Keen||327-2775||425 High St. (off Lytton) PA||$125||roll in shower||1 mile|
|Hotel Lucent||323-9481||727 El Camino Real, MP||$125||tub with bars, removable shower head||2 miles|
|Hotel Vue||965-0585||64 W. El Camino Real, MV||$189||roll in shower, jacuzzi/tub with bars||8 miles|
|Pacific Inn of Redwood City||368-1495||2610 El Camino Real, RC||$189||roll in shower, tub with bars||4 miles|
|The Nest Hotel of Palo Alto||493-2760||3901 El Camino Real, PA||$159||roll in shower||2 miles|
|Ramada Inn||967-6856||55 Fairchild Drive, MV||$190||roll in shower||7 miles|
|Red Cottage Inn & Suites||326-9010||1704 El Camino Real, MP||$149||tub with bars||2 miles|
|Residence Inn Palo Alto||559-7890||4460 W. El Camino Real, Los Altos||$149||roll in shower||3 miles|
|Residence Inn Mountain View||940-1300||1854 El Camino Real, MV||$199||roll in shower, tub with bars, kitchen||5 miles|
|Rosewood Sand Hill||561-1500||2825 Sand Hill Road, MP||$465||roll in shower||2 miles|
|Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel||328-2800||625 El Camino Real, PA||$179||roll in shower||<1 mile|
|America's Best Value Inn at Sky Ranch||493-7221||4234 El Camino Real, PA||$175||roll in shower, tub with bars||3 miles|
|Stanford Guest House||926-2800||2575 Sand Hill Road, MP||$207||roll in shower, tub with bars||<1 mile|
|Stanford Motor Inn||493-3153||3305 El Camino Real, PA||$185||tub with bars||2 miles|
|Stanford Park Hotel||322-1234||100 El Camino Real, MP||$279||roll in shower, tub with bars||1 mile|
|Stanford Terrace Inn||857-0333||531 Stanford Avenue, PA||$189||roll in shower with seat||1 mile|
|Hotel Parmini||493-9085||3200 El Camino Real, PA||$109||tub with bars||2 miles|
|Westin Palo Alto||321-4422||675 El Camino Real, PA||$259||roll in shower||.5 mile|
|Zen Hotel||493-4492||4164 El Camino Real, PA||$149||tub with bars||2.4 miles|
*last updated 2/2019
**room rates are variable depending on availability
Stanford University Medical Center: Disability Services & Aids
The Stanford University Medical Center provides equal access to its programs and services to persons with disabilities through the maintenance of equipment for loan to patients.
The interpreter services at Stanford Hospital & Clinics provide highly trained staff interpreters, including ASL interpreters.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Sign language interpreters are available at Stanford's children's hospital. Please call the Interpreter Services Department at the number below to request a translator.