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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.

Best Upon Request patient concierge

Dayton Children’s has partnered with Best Upon Request to help cross off items on your to-do list so you can focus on caring for your child. The person that helps with these services is called a concierge. The concierge helps coordinate different services and activities to help make your stay more comfortable and less stressful. Here are some ways that Best Upon Request can help:

• Running errands on and off our campus

• Picking up meals and coordinating food deliveries

• Preparing and mailing packages

• Planning birthday parties

• Getting groceries

• Coordinating car repairs

• Getting gas for your car

• Assisting with travel arrangements

• Going to the bank

The only thing you will pay for is the cost of the goods and services requested. For example, if the concierge takes your car to get gas, you would pay for the price of the gas. Here’s how to get in touch with the concierge:

• Call or text 937-272-4975

• Email

• Make a request in person when the concierge rounds to patient rooms


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 Charities 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
  • Visitors welcome 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

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.