Even if it's temporary, it's always nice to have a place to call home. Coming to Johns Hopkins for hospitalization or treatment can be a difficult time for everyone involved, especially the family members who need to be close to their loved one. Accommodating everyone during the hospital stay can be a challenge, and an expensive one. Johns Hopkins understands these challenges and has a program designed to help. Whether you're staying for a few days or a few weeks, our housing program can assist you with your needs.
Free Housing Options
American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge provides free lodging for patient and one family member. The patient must be in active outpatient treatment for cancer, 18 or older and traveling one hour or 40 miles or more one way for treatment. There is a three night minimum stay and patients must be referred by a physician. Hope Lodge does have a wait list that extends to all the hospitals in Maryland. Patients who are added to the Hope Lodge wait list must have alternative accommodations is case a room is not available at the start of their treatment.
Housing Referral Services at 410-614-6527
Short Term Housing Options
Some procedures require only a short hospital stay. The city of Baltimore has many hotels and Johns Hopkins negotiates with them to provide reduced rates for families of patients under Johns Hopkins care:
Accommodations Office at Johns Hopkins provides the best means for reserving hotel rooms and ensuring a reduced Johns Hopkins rate. The price for a one-night stay ranges from approximately $80-$160. Many hotels offer shuttle service, cab vouchers or limos.
For more information on available hotels, please contact (410)-464-6816
The Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion serves as a "home-away-from-home" for adult cancer patients and their families. The Pavilion is located across the street from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building on the main hospital campus. Comprised of 29 suites ($60.00 a night) and 10 one-bedroom apartments ($87.00 a night), the Pavilion offers affordable short-term and long-term housing for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center patients and their caregivers. It can accommodate other Johns Hopkins patients when space availability allows. Patients must have a caregiver stay with them, as the Pavilion does not provide direct medical care. All guests must be age 12 or older. The Pavilion requires a three night minimum stay and has a wait list.
To be added to the wait list please call: Housing Referral Services: 410-614-6527
Long Term Options Housing Options
Depending on the type of treatment needed, some patients and families will need to relocate to Baltimore for several weeks or months. There are many long term leasing options available for accommodations in a furnished town home, a condominium or an apartment. Locations, amenities, and prices are varied. Many are located within 2 to 5 miles of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Several options include:
- Chasestreet Properties: 410-935-4848
(Furnished apartments located in and around Baltimore.) For information on leasing options you may contact these establishments directly or you may call our accommodations office)
- McElderry House Lodging: 1-800-295-4131
(Town homes close to the Johns Hopkins Hospital complex)
- Marriott ExecuStay: 410-234.2004 ext. 11
(Offers fully furnished apartments in and around the Baltimore area including Broadway Overlook, 3 blocks from the hospital)
- Bridgestreet Accommodations: 410-296-0900 ext. 214
(Furnished apartments located in and around Baltimore)