come from around the world for care at Children’s Hospital
Boston—often staying for weeks or months at a time—and
although they want to stay together, it is sometimes hard to find
an affordable home-away-from-home. Hotels and apartment rentals
are expensive, nearby accommodations are limited and patient rooms
only have space for one parent. To be close to their child’s
care, some parents choose to take shifts in their child’s
bedside cot or even sleep in their cars. However, there are several
alternatives for families to consider, including the new Devon Nicole
Rooming In at
Dormitory-style parent rooms are available at no cost for parents
of patients in the Medical/Surgical, Newborn, Bone Marrow Transplantation
and Cardiac Intensive Care Units.
Boston, MA (617) 482-4338
Volunteer hosts provide families and friends with a spare bedroom
and offer a variety of locations in and around Boston for low or
The Family Inn
Brookline, MA (617) 566-3430
The Inn is for patients and families of patients, who are hospitalized
for any type of organ transplant. The cost is $20 per night for
a single person and $5 for each additional person.
Casa Monte Cassino
Boston, MA (617) 227-1613
Private bedrooms and bathrooms with a shared kitchen and living
room area are available for $20 per week for families of patients
from outside the U.S.
Brookline, MA (617) 277-4742
Lodging is available at no cost for Orthodox Christian patients
and their families. Guests must be recommended by their local Orthodox
hierarchs to verify character and need.
The Ronald McDonald
Brookline, MA (617) 734-3333
Accommodations are provided for children under 21 who are undergoing
cancer-related treatment, and their families for $10 per family,
per night. Special apartments for bone marrow transplant patients
are available at $100 per month.