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Amenities & Services for Parents and Visitors

Families Come First at Shriners Children’s Boston

Along with exceptional care for your child, we'll take good care of you, too. Be sure to take advantage of our amenities and services.


Your trip to the hospital is easy with transportation to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport, as well as South Station, where the Greyhound Bus and Amtrak Train stations are located. Transportation to and from the hospital is often provided by Shriners volunteers who provide rides to and from bus terminals, train stations and the airport, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The volunteers will help you with two pieces of luggage per person. Each suitcase should not weigh more than 30 pounds. In order to arrange for a pick-up, call care management at 617-371-4785. Advance notice is necessary to access this service.

Please wait at the following areas for the hospital van:

Airport: Make prior arrangements

Train station: South Station, outside the main entrance

Bus depot: South Station, fifth floor, taxi area

Interpretation Services

Our caring interpreters allow you to understand all aspects of your child’s care and help your child to feel more comfortable when they know what to expect. Learn more about our interpreter services.

Overnight Accommodations

You can reassure and comfort your child by remaining close. A small number of parent apartments are available at the hospital and within walking distance. A number of local overnight options are also listed below. If you need more information, please contact care management at 617-371-4785.

A partial list of hotels that are located close to Shriners Children’s Boston include:

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 742-7630
Same street as Shriners Children's Boston, fee for parking
Ask for Shriners Children's Boston rate

Courtyard by Marriott
777 Memorial Dr.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(866) 323-4159
About 3 miles away, complimentary shuttle to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Holiday Inn
30 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 628-1000
About 2 miles away, complimentary shuttle to MGH
Free parking

Best Western Plus
81 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 989-1000

The Boxer Hotel
107 Merrimac St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 642-0202
Ask for Shriners Children's Boston rate

La Quinta Inns and Suites
23 Cummings St.
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 642-0202
Complimentary airport shuttle, breakfast and parking

Please call hotels ahead of time to confirm prices and to make your own reservations, if interested. Remember to provide your AAA information if you are a member.

Blossom Café

The Blossom Café is located on the ninth floor and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Learn more about our food options.


There is no ATM located in the hospital. However, there are ATMs within walking distance, including several at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Internet Access

You can access the internet through the Patient and Family Access Network (PFA). Just ask a staff member how to login in from your phone or personal computer.

Activities for Parents

With our family-centered approach, we organize a weekly parent group. Ask your care manager for details.

24-Hour Security

Our security team provides on-site service 24 hours a day. The security staff will escort you to the parking garage upon request. If you have safety concerns or would like a security escort, please call the security guard at 617-722-3000, or visit the main desk in the hospital lobby.


Our parking garage is located below the hospital and is monitored by our security team 24 hours a day. The garage entrance is on Blossom Street and is clearly marked. There are additional garages available for parking at your own expense if our garage is temporarily full.

Medical Transport for Your Child

If your child is being admitted to Shriners Children’s Boston, your doctor will select the best method of transport, which can include:

  • Local ambulance service arranged by your child’s doctor.
  • Airplane service using an air medical transport team.
  • Commercial air or rail transportation for stable patients who are traveling from outside of the state or country.

We Understand the Unique Medical Needs of Children

We provide vital, pioneering treatment from birth to age 18. Here, children have the opportunity to be evaluated and treated by doctors recognized as the best by their peers.