Patients and Visitors

Guest Lodging

Temporary Guest Lodging Requirements:

Beginning Monday, June 1, Guest Lodging will open with the following restrictions:
  • 1 night stay limit 
  • 2 guest maximum per room 
  • Payment of $35/night must be paid at check-in
  • Check-in ONLY from 6-7 p.m., Monday through Sunday
  • Check-out (put room key in drop box on wall) by 11 a.m. 
  • Guests are asked not to roam hallways
  • If guests have access to a mask, we ask that they wear them
To make a reservation, call Jenna Maxson, Volunteer Services, 319-339-3659.

See list of local hotels that offer discounts for Mercy Iowa City while Guest Lodging is not available. We do not endorse one company over the other, we are providing the list as a courtesy.

Mercy Hospital provides overnight accommodations for loved ones of patients staying at Mercy Hospital, or for those traveling for an early appointment the following day.

No nursing care, patient escort, or meal services are available in Guest Lodging. Guests must be completely independent or bring a caregiver if personal services are required.

Reservations can be made by calling the Volunteer Services Manager, Jenna Maxson at 319-339-3659 or emailing 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mercy Guest Lodging costs $35 per room per night. Long-term guests are entitled to a 10 percent discount starting with the 8th night. Room payments must be paid in full at the time of check-out or before and is not covered by medical insurance. Cash, MasterCard, VISA, and personal checks are accepted.

Registration and Check-out
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. visit the Guest Lodging lobby, third floor of Mercy North.
All other times, and holidays please contact Security at extension 0 from the Guest Lodging lobby phone. If checking in outside of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. please anticipate a 30 minute wait as our Security Officers may be assisting a patient. 

When checking out, please return your room key to the Guest Lodging desk. 

Mercy Guest Lodging rooms include:

  • One full and one twin bed
  • Telephone and television
  • Alarm clock
  • Private restroom with shower
  • Free wifi throughout Mercy Hospital

In addition, guests are welcome to use the vending machines, microwave, refrigerator, and laundry facilities located in the Mercy Guest Lodging area.

Call Volunteer Services Manager, Jenna Maxson at 319-339-3659 or email for more information.