The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health is a residential "place like home" for sick children and their families. Children come from across the country and around the world to stay together with their families in The Inn's healing environment while receiving medical treatment at NIH. The Children's Inn is a 24-hour facility and a Manager on Duty (MOD) is always available.
Reservations and Accommodations
Check-In: 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
We ask families to be aware of the fragile health of those who stay at The Inn. Should you or anyone else coming to The Inn develop cold or flu symptoms, or become exposed to chicken pox or shingles, please reschedule your visit or make alternate accommodations.
On Campus Shuttle Service
The Children's Inn shuttle is available to assist families with getting to and from the NIH Clinical Center and the Metro (subway). The Shuttle is wheelchair accessible and runs on weekdays and weekends.
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All shuttles pick-up and drop off at the NIH Clinical Center (building 10). Please note that there are NO SATURDAY SHUTTLES TO THE AIRPORT. If you are traveling on a Saturday, please contact your medical team for assistance with alternative accommodations. Below are links to shuttle schedules .
Shuttle Schedules http://dtts.ors.od.nih.gov/patient_shuttles.htm
- Baltimore Washington International-(BWI) (PDF - 92 KB)
- Dulles International-(IAD) (PDF - 126 KB)
- Ronald Reagan National-(DCA) (PDF - 84 KB)
Some of the Children's Inn Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Facilities and Resident Services
Family Program Coordinator