Places to Stay

Places to Stay

Ronald McDonald House near Penn State Children's Hospital

If you need to find a place to stay during your visit to Penn State Children’s Hospital, these local accommodations are comfortable and close by.

In the Children’s Hospital

We offer family accommodations, including staying in the room with your child or in the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the seventh floor of the hospital. Learn more about family accommodations at the Children’s Hospital.

Near the Children’s Hospital

These accommodations are located near the Children’s Hospital. Discounted rates are available at some facilities - remember to mention that you have a family member who is a patient at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Please note that this guide was created for our guests and is not an endorsement of the accommodations listed. Penn State Health makes no representations or endorsements for the nearby hotels listed. Penn State Health has not inspected or investigated these hotels and disclaims any responsibility for the condition of any premises, terms of any associated agreements, or compliance with any applicable laws or regulations.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA

The Ronald McDonald House of Central Pennsylvania provides out-of-town families with a free place to stay. It’s located across the street from the Children’s Hospital at 745 West Governor Road.

Rooms are filled on an “as-available” basis. To be eligible, families must live at least 30 minutes away from the hospital.

If there is no availability at the Ronald McDonald House, you can ask to be placed on the wait list. You may also ask them for help finding accommodations in the Hershey area.

Hershey Medical Center provides shuttle service from the Children’s Hospital to the Ronald McDonald House. Shuttle schedules can be found at the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the seventh floor of the main hospital and at the Ronald McDonald House.

Special-Condition Lodging

Lodging is available for certain patients and their families at the following locations. Please check with your caregiver for special conditions for these locations and for information about how to make a reservation.