The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City provides a place for families to stay while their child (age 21 and under) is undergoing medical treatment at local hospitals and clinics. Any family traveling from at least 20 miles away is eligible to stay.
The House provides all basic linens and towels and all guest rooms have a private bathroom. An evening meal is provided as well as self-serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks for all families staying at the House. The common kitchen is stocked with food staples as well as leftovers for families to enjoy. The House’s common areas include living room areas, quiet spaces, a game room, and a playroom as well as an outdoor playground, playhouse, and relaxing deck.
Families wishing to stay at the Ronald McDonald House should call 319-356-3939 to place their name on the Request to Stay list. The Ronald McDonald House does not accept reservations, as families are often not sure when their check-out date will be due to unpredictable medical situations. Instead, families are provided a room based on daily availability. Ronald McDonald House staff will do their best to place your family into a room on the night you request.
If your family is not able to get a room at the Ronald McDonald House, staff can assist you with a discounted hotel rate. The rate your family would be responsible for is typically between $50 – $75 plus tax each night.