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overnight accommodations

staying bedside

Parents and/or legal guardians of hospitalized patients are encouraged to stay with their child during their stay. To respect all patients, the hospital staff may limit the number of visitors in a patient’s room to one parent overnight. Each room offers either a chair or couch for resting.

  • Family lounges and waiting areas are available for the comfort of families and visitors.
  • For safety reasons, overnight sleeping in lobbies, waiting rooms or open public areas is not allowed

special care units

Special care units (such as pediatric intensive care and the newborn intensive care unit) have limited visiting privileges. Check with special care units for visiting information.

other places to stay

The Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House (RMH), located across the street from Dayton Children’s, offers families overnight accommodations as space allows. Those traveling the greatest distances and whose children are very sick are given priority.

The Ronald McDonald House has 14 bedrooms with private baths; a large kitchen with hot meals provided; two family rooms, as well as a play area, laundry facilities, a patio and free parking.

Here are a few examples of how the house can serve visitors:

  • Day surgery: If the patient is scheduled for day surgery early in the morning, the family can enjoy a more relaxed pace the next day if they check into the RMH the night before.
  • Frequent hospitalizations: If the patient has a chronic condition, RMH stays can be helpful during both planned and unplanned hospital visits.
  • Lengthy hospitalizations: The RMH is equipped to meet the long-term needs of families if the patient is hospitalized for weeks or months.


  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, office hours
  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, registration hours

Please call before stopping by. Space is sometimes limited.


After 9:00 pm, emergency phone calls only, please. Follow prompts on automated answering system.

area hotels and motels

There are many hotels and motels in all price ranges near the hospital and in some near-by communities. Nothing is too far from our central location.

local hotels

contact us

Have a question about Dayton Children’s? Call our main line at 937-641-3000 or visit our contact us page for more information.