In the Neighborhood
Places to Stay
Arranging Your Stay
Arrange for housing as soon as you find out that you're coming to Seattle Children’s. Some accommodations and financial assistance can take several weeks to arrange.
Consider options you may have such as:
- Staying with friends and family in the area.
- Asking churches and community groups in your home community if they have suggestions for housing options in Seattle.
- Finding a way to leave your child's brothers and sisters at home – this might allow lower-cost housing options.
Most patients rooms have a sleeper chair or couch where one parent or guardian can sleep at night. Staying bedside depends on the patient's condition, available space and safety.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House provides housing for qualified families of patients at Children’s. Ronald McDonald House is located one block from Seattle Children’s. They provide onsite parking and easy access to the hospital. Transportation between Children’s and Ronald McDonald House is available upon request by calling 206-987-2030. Please try to call 30 minutes before you need a ride.
Ronald McDonald House has two houses. Each family has one private bedroom with at least two sleeping spaces and a bathroom. Each house has shared living spaces, cooking, eating and laundry areas. Families are required to keep their rooms clean, take part in daily house chores and clean their room before departure. A separate apartment building has a limited number of rooms reserved for bone marrow transplant patients.
Room fees are $25 per night. Families are not turned away if they are unable to pay. Patients with medical coupons or Medicaid, contact Social Work in advance at 206-987-2760 to arrange for payment for your stay at Ronald McDonald House.
Guidelines for staying at Ronald McDonald House
- Your child must be 21 years of age or younger, and be a current patient at Children’s.
- Your child's care must require a stay of at least four nights.
- Your family must live at least 45 miles from Children’s.
- Parents, legal guardians and siblings can stay. With prior approval, other support people may be allowed to stay. The limits are six people per room and one room per family.
- Each family can have one room. Four people are allowed per room in House A, and six in House C.
Reservations for Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House cannot guarantee a room more than 24 hours in advance. If you are scheduled to come to Children’s, call the Housing Office at Ronald McDonald House up to two weeks before coming to be put on the waiting list. House staff will contact you 24 hours before you arrive to let you know if there is a room available. You can call Children’s Guest Services for help with a back-up housing plan in case Ronald McDonald House is full. If your family comes in on an emergency basis, please contact the Housing Office as soon as possible.
Visit the Ronald McDonald House website or call the Ronald McDonald Housing Office at 206-838-0610 to learn more.
Children’s offers a few RV spots with electrical hookups for patient families. Contact Guest Services to learn more at 206-987-9330 or 866-987-9330.
Hotels are listed based on price and distance from Children’s. Contact Guest Services if you need help with choosing a hotel, or for other housing options.
* Hotel shuttle service available to and from Seattle Children’s Hospital
m These hotels accept Medicaid.
$ = $45-$75 per night $$ = $75-$125 per night
$$$ = $125-$175 per night $$$$ = more than $175 per night
Rates listed include a medical discount, if available, and may vary by the day, season or length of stay. Ask about weekly or monthly rates. We do not endorse or guarantee any of the accommodations listed.
Local RV Parks
(Listing does not imply endorsement.)
|University Trailer Park||2200 NE 88th St.||206-525-7828|
More Resources at Children’s: Guest Services
Guest Services can help you with:
- information about bedside sleeping
- hotels and other housing options (including some with discounts for Children’s families)
- Ronald McDonald House
- RV parking on hospital grounds
Call 206-987-9330 or 866-987-9330 (toll-free), 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or email us at Guest.firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Resources at Children’s: Social Work
Social Work provides services to children and families including advocacy, family suupport and help in finding community resources.
If you need help with emergency basic needs and resources such as transportation, food, clothing or shelter, or want to speak to a social worker, call the Psychosocial Intake Line at 206-987-2760.