Hotels and Lodging

At UNC Medical Center we understand the importance and desire to stay close to loved ones during their stay. Several resources are available to patients and their loved ones to make staying in the area an easy and convenient process.


To find the best rates for hotels close to the hospital, utilize the MedStay service.

MedStay is a free, online concierge hotels reservation service which will help you make reservations with hotels based on your preferred needs (such as shuttle service, pet-friendly accommodations, proximity to the hospital, etc.).

Visit MedStay online or call 877-633-7829.

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill seeks to provide families and patients of the N.C. Children’s Hospital with a home away from home. The House concentrates on the well-being of the entire family, through physical and emotional comfort.

The House has 29 hotel-style guest rooms available for families of children receiving treatment at area hospitals. Approximately 99% of families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill have a child receiving treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital.

Like the Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House serves families from all 100 North Carolina counties and beyond, regardless of their ability to contribute. There is no cost associated with staying at the Ronald McDonald House, although the House suggests a donation of $10 for families who are able.

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is located about one mile south of N.C. Children’s Hospital, at 101 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Free transportation to and from N.C. Children’s is available Monday-Friday through a hospital shuttle and through the Chapel Hill transit system.

You can request a room at the Ronald McDonald House as you prepare for your family’s visit to N.C. Children’s Hospital.

Ronald McDonald Family Room

Located on the seventh floor of the N.C. Children’s Hospital the Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a respite for families of children being treated at the hospital.

SECU Family House

The SECU Family House works closely with the medical staff at UNC Medical Center to ensure that seriously ill patients and their families have an affordable, safe and peaceful home away from home while recovering from treatment.

Guests are referred by their medical providers and admissions are prioritized based on the medical condition of the patient. The SECU Family House is open to adult patients at UNC Medical Center, their family members and caregivers, who have a permanent home address more than 50 miles from Chapel Hill.

The nightly charge is $35 for a standard room and $50 for a suite. If needed, guests can apply for financial assistance by contacting Janice Ross.

For additional questions, visit the SECU Family House website or contact 919-932-8000.