Where to Stay

HOME Apartments

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Apartments Housing of Medical Emergencies (HOME Apartments) is owned and operated by the Assistance League of Los Altos. The Assistance League is a philanthropic organization of volunteers and a chapter of the National Assistance League.

HOME is for out-of-town patients and families at Stanford Health Care who need temporary housing while they undergo treatment for a week or more. The current 40-unit complex was opened in September 1987, and was funded by the Flora Lamson Hewlett Foundation, the Assistance League of Santa Clara County and individual donations.


Please call the Department of Social Work and Case Management at 650-725-4053.

Each HOME unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave and blender. There are sheets, bedding, a TV and VCR in each one-bedroom apartment. Laundry facilities are available. A telephone and private number will be assigned to tenants, and the charges will be billed by the Stanford Communications Office.

Occupancy in these units is limited to two people—a patient and a caregiver. No pets are allowed.

The number of HOME apartments is limited and unfortunately cannot be available for all patients and families that wish to reside there. Use of the HOME is coordinated by the Department of Social Work and Case Management at Stanford Health Care. All applications are assessed and processed within this department, including a thorough financial screening.

Hotels, Motels and Extended Stay

Hotels and Motels - A list of hotels and motels in the local Stanford area. Stanford Health Care does not specifically endorse any of the hotels listed. Please identify yourself as a Stanford patient or guest in order to receive a POSSIBLE discount. No Stanford discount is guaranteed. Hotels may also offer Senior or AAA members discounted rates. All amenities listed are subject to change, so please confirm the amenity before you book.

Please call Deirdre Ruvolo-Walker at 650-725-4053 with any housing questions or concerns.

Hotel List For Short Term / Non Extended Stay

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Extended Stay Resources

Oakwood Temporary Housing provides comfortable fully-furnished apartments at excellent discounted rates for your temporary stay.

Please contact Oakwood at 
510-404-0163, email stanford@oakwood.com, or visit www.oakwood.com for more information.

TownePlace Suites Marriott in Redwood City offers simple residential living with your budget in mind, with fully equipped kitchens, free high-speed internet access, spa, and complimentary business services.

Please contact Lisa Budesa at
650-264-1020 or email lisa.budesa@marriott.com for more information.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newark/Fremont offers 192 spacious studios, and one and two bedroom suites. Guests will feel right at home whether they stay a few nights or a few months. Our spacious suites offer the warmth and comfort of home plus many special amenities all for the price of a traditional hotel. 

Please contact Debbie Montes at
510-493-4061 or email dmontes@pahotel.com for more information.

The Stanford Guest House welcomes individuals, groups and families who are visiting Stanford University Medical Center. Their staff is a part of the Stanford family, and they are dedicated to making every visitor's stay as relaxing and convenient as possible.

Please visit The Stanford Guest House for more information.

Larkspur Landing Home Suite Hotel offers affordable rates to Stanford guests, and amenities such as relaxing FeatherBorne beds, fully equipped kitchens, complimentary in-room internet access, five-star business centers, a Healthy Start breakfast, laundry facilities, and grocery shopping service.

Please contact Aviva Foster at
408-874-1618 or email afoster@larkspurhotels.com for more information.

Full list of Extended Stay and Corporate Housing options

Please call Deirdre Ruvolo-Walker at 650-725-4053 with any housing questions or concerns.

Community Home Program

Many patients undergo treatments at Stanford Health Care, requiring them to reside in the area for an extended period of time. We recognize the need to provide temporary housing options for patients during this time when low cost housing options are limited. The development of the Community Home Program was envisioned to help alleviate this housing issue by placing out-of-town patients and their families with volunteer hosts who live near Stanford.

Participation in the Community Home Program requires a social work assessment and financial screening. Please call The Department of Social Work and Case Management at 650-725-4053.  

Discount Motel Program

The Department of Social Work and Case Management may be able to provide additional resources for those patients and families with special financial circumstances that prohibit them from securing housing. Please be aware that the department receives far more requests for assistance than there are resources available.

In order to be considered for a housing discount, a patient and/or family must first be interviewed by a Stanford Hospital social worker. This interview will include a financial screening.

Department of Social Work and Case Management phone: 650-725-4053

Discount and Community Lodging

The Department of Social Work and Case Management is committed to providing patients and their families with information regarding housing resources in the Stanford area. Please contact Deirdre Ruvolo-Walker at 650-725-4053 with housing questions or concerns.