Ronald McDonald House at Stanford has a total of 67 guestrooms with private baths.


To be eligible for House accommodation, you must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  1. The child/patient must be receiving in-patient or out-patient treatment at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford or Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
  2. The child/patient must be 18 years or younger, though children who have stayed at the House prior to their 18th birthday are able to use our facilities until they reach age 21.
  3. The family must live at least 50 miles away from the House. The distance requirement can be modified under certain conditions.
  4. A pregnant woman who needs to be near the hospital because her baby will need urgent surgery at birth may also stay at the House.

Click to view the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford know before you check-in and in-House guidelines video

To request a room, click here to submit a Housing Request.

Please note that the House is unable to confirm accommodations until 3-4 business days prior to arrival.


The House requests $10 per night from each family, though no family is ever turned away due to inability to pay. Third party payments are accepted. 


The hospital provides routine shuttle service to and from the House every day. There are some stores and amenities within walking distance, most notably Stanford Shopping Center. Additionally, the House makes weekly, scheduled trips to Safeway and Walmart. There is also nearby public transportation.

Please see the FAQ section for answers to other questions you have about staying at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.