Dining and Lodging

Dining and Lodging

When your child is in the hospital, you have more important things to think about than where to eat or stay. Whatever your budget or needs, we’ll show you where to eat, where to stay, and what to do around Hershey, Pennsylvania.

How can we help you?

If you have questions about dining or lodging, please contact our Patient Experience at

717-531-4638

Where to eat

With cafeterias, Starbucks, and food delivery options to choose from, you can get food that’s quick and delicious - while staying close to your loved one. See hospital dining options.

A variety of restaurants are located close to the Children’s Hospital, many of which are family-friendly.

Family eating at the Tree House Café at Penn State Children's Hospital.
Family eating at the Tree House Café at Penn State Children's Hospital.

Where to stay

Parents can stay in-room with their child or arrange a room at the Ronald McDonald House.

If you prefer, a range of hotels, motels, and other accommodations are close to the hospital, and many offer discounts for families with children staying at the hospital.

Ronald McDonald House family accommodations.
Ronald McDonald House family accommodations.

What to do

Need to take a break? From theme parks to museums, Hershey and the surrounding areas offer popular family-friendly attractions.

Get ready for your child’s stay

Knowing what to expect before, during, and after your visit can help make the experience less stressful.