Planning Your Stay

Guest Information


Each family is assigned to a private guest room with a bathroom. All guest rooms have a TV and streaming Blu-Ray player. Families share a large community kitchen and dining area that is stocked with basic kitchen items, including: pots, pans, dishes, utensils, glassware, and some basic food items. Prepared meals are available at 5:30 p.m. for families, as well as at the two Family Rooms. Guests also have full access to a pantry with non-perishable items and a community refrigerator stocked with milk, eggs, and other perishable items. The kitchen area is open 24 hours a day and families are welcome to eat at their convenience.

Living areas with TVs, video games, and computers with internet access are also available for use. The House provides linens, towels, laundry detergent for the laundry facilities, and cleaning supplies for your stay.

Guest Room


The Ronald McDonald House van provides free transportation to and from the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Shuttle times are 7:45 am, 9:45 am, 11:45 am, 1:45 pm, 5:45 pm and 8:45 pm daily. Other transportation options include the Iowa City Bus, Uber, and our three local taxi services.