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Family Accommodations

The following list provides a few suggestions for places to stay while you are visiting Duke Children's Hospital and staying in the Durham area:

Host Homes

For family members visiting from out of town, Host Home representatives can arrange a single room in an area private home, or provide hotel, rental and apartment information. Some accommodations are without cost while others charge a fee. Call 919-681-4947 for more information.

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Ronald McDonald House

Since 1980, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has allowed families to focus on the health and well-being of their critically ill children by keeping families together who are in need of a community of hope, comfort, and empathy. With help from our generous community, families count on the Ronald McDonald House to provide a 'home away from home' every day at our House and Family Rooms.

Pediatric patients and their families are eligible for overnight accommodations at the Ronald McDonald House. Outpatients and their families receive priority. A minimal donation is requested. Transportation to and from the Duke Children's Hospital is available during weekdays.

Follow this link to find detailed information about Rooms, Costs, Check-In/Check-Out, Transportation, Location, Hours of Operation, FAQs, and a 360º Tour of the House.


"My family can rest with you.
Our days are long, but coming home to you gives us peace.

At least for a little while, we can feel normal again.
And right now, that means more than you can imagine.

We can be a family once more at the Ronald McDonald
House of Durham."


Read the article, The House that Love Built [The Herald-Sun, October 3, 2012] to learn about the expansion that took the house from 29 to 55 bedrooms, almost doubling the capacity to serve families whose critically ill children are being treated at nearby hospitals.

Photos by Jared Lazarus/Duke University Photography

Contact Information

Ronald McDonald House of Durham
506 Alexander Avenue
Durham, NC 27705
General Information: 919-286-9305
Reservations: 919-286-9305
Volunteers: 919-281-1062
Fax: 919-286-7307
E-mail:  jessica.maynard@ronaldhousedurham.org 

Visit the Ronald McDonald House of Durham: www.ronaldhousedurham.org.

Volunteering

If you wish to share your love and kindness in support of the Ronald McDonald House mission, the possibilities for volunteers are endless. Whether it’s answering direct phone calls, preparing a meal for the families, repairing a broken item, or assisting with fundraising events, Ronald McDonald House of Durham can use your help. 

For more information, please contact Holly Hutchinson at 919-281-1062 or holly@ronaldhousedurham.org.

Contributions

Generous contributions like yours keep families together during a child’s illness. They provide a refuge when it’s needed in the hospital. They give families with critically ill children a community of hope, comfort and empathy. 

Make a secure online donation now!


Driving directions from Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center to the Ronald McDonald House.


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Hotels/Motels

Many hotels and motels are within walking distance to Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center, and others offer free shuttle service. Some offer discounts to out-of-town family and friends. When making a reservation, please ask for the hotel's hospital rate. Here is a listing of a few:

Brookwood Inn*
2306 Elba Street
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-286-3111
Reservations: 800-716-6401
Fax: 919-286-5115
Carolina Duke
2517 Guess Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-0771 or 800-438-1158
Fax: (919) 286-9296
Duke Tower Condo/Hotel
807 W Trinity Ave.
Durham, NC 27701
I-85 Exit 176 or NC Hwy 147 Exit 13
Phone: (919) 687-4444
Fax: (919) 683-1215
Days Inn
3460 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
I-85 N Exit 173, I-85 S Exit 174B
Phone: 
(919) 383-1551
Fax: (919) 383-1551
Durham Courtyard by Marriott
1815 Front St.
Durham, NC 27705
I-85 Exit 174-A
Phone: (919) 309-1500
Fax: (919) 383-8189
Hampton Inn Durham
1816 Hillandale Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
I-85 Exit 174-A
Phone: (919) 471-6100
Fax: (919) 479-7026
Hilton Durham Hotel
3800 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
I-85 Exit 173 or 174-B
Phone: (919) 383-8033
Fax: (919) 383-4287
Holiday Inn Express
2516 Guess Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
I-85 Exit 175
Phone: (919) 313- 3244
Fax: (919) 313-3245
Quality Inn and Suites
3710 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
I-85 Exit 173 or 174-B
Phone:(919) 382-3388
Fax: (919) 382-9298
Millennium Hotel Durham
2800 Campus Walk Ave.
Durham, NC 27705
US Hwy 15-501 Bypass Exit 108-A
Phone: (919) 383-8575
Fax: (919) 383-8495
Red Roof Inn
1915 North Pointe Dr.
Durham, NC 27705
I-85 Exit 175
Phone: (919) 471-9882
Fax: (919) 477-0512
University Inn*
502 Elf Street 27705
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-4421
Fax: (919) 286-3817
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
3001 Cameron Blvd.
Durham, North Carolina 27705
Reservations: (800) 443-3853
Phone: (919) 490-0999
Fax: (919) 688-0105

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