Truly a Home Away from Home
The Seattle Ronald McDonald House spans three buildings, each with different room styles and amenities. We assign rooms based on each family’s needs and comfort, as well as space availability.
Our House is made up of three buildings – Houses A and C which are communal style accommodations and our 10 furnished apartments for patients who require isolation. Total, our facilities can house 80 families a night.
Houses A and C have a total of 70 rooms in a warm, welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. 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 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.)
We reserve 10 furnished apartments for families of bone marrow transplant patients who require isolation and are not able to live in communal housing. Each apartment includes:
- A fully equipped kitchen
- TV/DVD, telephone, Internet
- Sleeping capacity for up to six people
- Towels, blankets, linens, cleaning supplies and paper products
- Computer lab
What to Expect During Your Stay
We ask that families respect each other, and actively participate in keeping the House clean and tidy. The House provides volunteer-prepared meals and volunteer–led activities for parents and children to enjoy. 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.
At check in, the House Manager will review the detailed House Rules to ensure the House is safe and comfortable for all families.