Children's Emergency Department is now located in Children's Tower: 1001 E. Marshall Street.

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.


Children's Tower, level P3 (accessible via the Tower elevators) 

Children's Hospital Cafeteria
7 a.m. – 7 p.m., daily
Brick oven pizza, soft serve, grill items, salad bar, grab-and-go healthy options and daily specials

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

Children's Pavilion Cafe
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 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

Starbucks Coffee
7 a.m. – 7 p.m., daily   

Main Hospital, first floor

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

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

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

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

Virginia Treatment Center for Children

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 - opening in Children's Tower, July 2023

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

The Doorways
The Doorways is one of the largest hospital hospitality houses in the nation. With 115 guest rooms, common spaces, a caring staff, and an active group of volunteers providing meals and services to residents, The Doorways is an essential resource for those who are in medical crisis far from home, and for Richmond’s health care community.

Guests are encouraged to make a donation of $15 per guest per night, along with a refundable $30 security deposit. However, no one is turned away because of inability to donate. While walkable to the hospital (5-6 blocks), shuttle service is available.

Guests must be referred by a CHoR employee.

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.

Find hotels near our Brook Road campus.