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Dining and lodging

Where to eat

If you’re visiting us in downtown Richmond, we offer many options for dining. You’re also within close walking distance to local restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and more.

Dining

Children's Pavilion, ground level (entrance on Broad St.)

Children's Pavilion Cafe
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Starbucks coffee, kid-friendly healthy snacks, grab-and-go food and beverages, frozen yogurt bar
Hot sandwiches and soup (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Gateway Building, ground floor

Einstein Bros. Bagels
Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wendy's
Monday – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Main Hospital, first floor

Chick-fil-a
Monday – Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Subway
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Panera
Open 24/7

VCU Medical Center Cafeteria
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Breakfast: Monday – Sunday, 6:30 – 10 a.m.
Lunch: Monday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: Monday – Friday, 2 – 7 p.m.

Outside of the hospital, on Marshall Street

Food Carts (independently operated)
Multiple options are available, just outside Gateway Building and Children's Pavilion. Hours are subject to change but typically run from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Find Restaurants near our downtown campus.

Brook Road Campus, 2924 Brook Road

Cafeteria
Breakfast, lunch and snacks (7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Virginia Treatment Center for Children

Cafeteria
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (for inpatient children and families only)

Find Restaurants near our Brook Road campus.

Where to stay

Special lodging

For families who need assistance with lodging costs, our partners at The Doorways and the Ronald McDonald House offer free lodging with suggested contributions. These partners offer not only a home base, but support to families whose children are receiving medical care at CHoR.

Room at RMHC

On-campus RMHC family rooms
For families of the most critically-ill patients, RMHC’s family rooms are steps away from the pediatric intensive care unit. We provide a place for families to get well-deserved rest while remaining close to their children. Families who stay in these rooms are encouraged to visit RMHC’s house at 2330 Monument Avenue, where they can use the house's laundry facilities and shared entertainment spaces, and eat warm nightly dinner or weekend breakfast with other families. 

All families of pediatric patients are also welcome to lunches provided five days a week by RMHC and to take activities and comforts from RMHC’s Happy Wheels carts as they travel through pediatric and neonatal units.

Off-campus RMHC house

RMHC offers housing to families just 1.5 miles from the hospital. The home-like environment offers private rooms for families, hot meals, laundry facilities, entertainment spaces and transportation to and from the hospital. Guests must be referred by a CHoR employee. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis with a suggested daily donation of $15, but no one is turned away because of an inability to pay.

2330 Monument Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
804-355-6517

The Doorways
The Doorways is one of the oldest guest homes in the nation. With 112 rooms, common spaces, a caring staff, and an active group of volunteers providing meals and services to residents, The Doorways has been an essential resource for those who are in medical crisis far from home, and for Richmond’s health care community.

Guests are encouraged to give $15 per guest per night, along with a refundable $30 security deposit. However, no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Unfortunately, siblings may not stay at The Doorways. While walkable to the hospital, shuttle service is available.

Guests must be referred by a CHoR employee. Please call The Doorways for availability and limitations.

612 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 828-6901

Other local lodging

Our campuses are within walking distance of several hotels.

Find hotels near our downtown campus.

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