Food and Lodging Options Provided by Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care � North Crossing

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Food & Lodging


Allen Café

Located off the main hallway on the 1st floor, near the D-elevators. Hours are Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guest Trays

Meals are available for $10.63 for visiting members of a patient's family. If a member of the family wants to be served in the patient's room, call 2222 and place your order with the diet office operator. Meals are served to patients between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Room Service Menu

Allen Hospital is at your service. Our institutional approach to food service gave way to individualized room service in 2008, and the results have been terrific. Allen inpatients receive a menu that features made-to-order, freshly-prepared choices. Short-order cooks fill orders-on-demand any time from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a guarantee that meals will arrive fresh and tasty within 45 minutes.

Vending Machines

Available 24 hours a day, located in the Allen Cafe, in the Admissions/Outpatient area, 4-Tower, 5-Central, and the Professional Building.

Hospitality Rooms

We have a limited number of Hospitality Rooms for family members of Allen patients. They are short-term accommodations, with priority given to families of our most critically ill patients. Call Admissions at 3614 to reserve a room or make other accommodations.

Hotel Accommodations

If you are considering hotel or motel accommodations for your visit, the Waterloo area offers a wide range of options. It may be helpful to visit the websites at the right for more information on local hotels and restaurants.

Ramada Limited - Evansdale

The Evansdale Ramada offers discounts to family and friends of a person who is hospitalized. To receive the discounted rate, guests need to inform the hotel when making reservations or at check-in that they are with Allen or are visiting someone at Allen.