Finding a place to stay when you're traveling from out of town with a sick child or loved one can feel overwhelming. Here's hotels and other community-based options.
Hotels Near UVA
Find places to stay in Charlottesville:
Housing & Lodging Options
These hospital and nonprofit-sponsored places provide affordable alternatives to hotels.
Hospitality House is a short walk or shuttle bus ride from the hospital and close to restaurants and shopping. We have staff and volunteers available 24/7 to offer support. Many guests value finding refuge here, along with comfort from other house guests who share similar circumstances.
- Bedrooms furnished with two twin beds (with a curtain for privacy)
- Kitchen and pantry with donated non-perishable food
- Living rooms with cable TV
- Laundry facilities
Fees: $10 per night, per person
Free parking is available in UVA Medical Center parking garage (no on-site parking is available).
Are You Eligible to Stay?
We provide lodging for patients and their family members who meet the following criteria:
- Are themselves or supporting a patient actively receiving treatment at UVA
- Live farther than 60 miles from Charlottesville
- Are 18 years or older
Sleeping in the Hospital?
Families staying bedside with a patient can use Hospitality House facilities during the day, to shower or do laundry.
Cost: $2/day, per person
Find out how you can volunteer or donate to Hospitality House.
Housing for Families of Children in the Hospital
The UVA Children’s Hospital Housing Collaborative provides a process for finding a place to stay while your child receives care at UVA. To learn more, call 434.295.1885.
The Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House in Charlottesville is close to our hospital and offers families of our pediatric patients overnight lodging and a fully equipped kitchen, playroom, quiet living room and recreation deck.
For information, call 434.295.6412.
The Alyssa House
The Alyssa House provides affordable housing to families of children who have traveled to Charlottesville for medical treatments. Created by the family of Alyssa Grace Divers (a young girl who was treated for cancer at UVA) and Sojourners United Church of Christ as a community support for families in medical crisis away from their own local communities. The Alyssa House works in partnership with Virginia Organizing, a statewide organization dedicated to empowering local communities to address issues affecting their quality of life.
For information, contact The Alyssa House by email at TheAlyssaHouse@gmail.com.
LilyPads Housing can help families get housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of kids undergoing medical care at UVA.
For more information, call 434.260.0724.
Open Arms can provide families with fully-furnished, stocked apartments near where children will receive care. Guests must be referred through their treatment facility, and can stay for up to two years as long as their child is getting treated.
For more information, contact the Open Arms Foundation.
Yellow Door Foundation
The Yellow Door Foundation can help provide immunocompromised children and their families with safe and clean housing as they receive treatment at UVA.
Contact the foundation for more information.