Ronald McDonald House is more than a place to stay. Our House is not a hotel, motel or hospice, but truly a home-away-from-home. Here, up to 80 families find a haven away from the tensions of the hospital and gain support from others who are going through similar experiences. Families are asked to donate $25 per night to stay at the House, but families are encouraged to contribute whatever is comfortable and no family is turned away for financial reasons.
Three buildings comprise the Seattle Ronald McDonald House.
House A & House C:
- Each family has their own bedroom with 2 beds, private bath, telephone, television and DVD player and Internet connection.
- Shared communal spaces include: kitchen and dining room, large living rooms, a computer room with Internet access, a library, free laundry facilities, a teen room, indoor and outdoor play areas, exercise room and a theater.
- Each family is provided with their own kitchen cabinet and refrigerator space. The kitchen is fully stocked with appliances and utensils.
- Towels, blankets, linens, cleaning supplies and paper products are provided.
- Cribs and medical supply refrigerators are available for check out.
- Wheelchairs, strollers, car seats and baby monitors are not provided.
- Check-in hours are 9 am to 8 pm.
House B has 10 self-sufficient apartments reserved for families with children who have received a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
Information about your stay:
- Families are required to be respectful and tolerant of other families. At check in, the House Manager will review the rules your family is required follow to ensure that the House is safe, comfortable and healthy for all families.
- Families actively participate in keeping the House clean and tidy. Families are responsible for keeping their room in good condition, cleaning up after their family members in all areas of the House, washing their linens as needed, and cleaning their room before leaving so it is ready for the next family.
- The House provides a variety of activities for parents and children to enjoy. Volunteers provide buffet-style dinners, planned activities, movie nights, van outings and other special events. Pet therapy dogs visit the House on an almost daily basis.
- Movies, video games and video game consoles are available for check out.
- Basic food items and toiletries are available in our House Pantry.
- Seattle Children’s Hospital provides shuttle service between the House and the hospital, however, the hospital is within walking distance.
- Childcare is not provided.
- Smoking is not allowed in the House, near any House entrances or in the parking lot. After dark, families are allowed to smoke in the designated smoking area. During daylight hours, families are required to smoke offsite.