Growing Through Compassion.

In 1984, the compassionate members of the MCV Hospital Auxiliary purchased an eight-room, 19th-century brownstone—the Ziegler House, located two blocks away from MCV Hospitals—to provide lodging for patients who had to travel to Richmond for critical medical treatment. The 28-bed facility, then known as Hospital Hospitality House, served patients and their caregivers until 1994 when the need to accommodate more guests increased. That’s when a new 121-room, 112-bed hotel located at 7th and Marshall Streets in downtown Richmond was purchased and renovated. In April 2015, the former Hospital Hospitality House became The Doorways, making it one of the oldest guest homes in the U.S., the third largest in the country and the largest that operates solely on donations.

Staying True To Our Mission.

Since our founding, the healthcare landscape has changed significantly; however, The Doorways’ guests have remained the center of our attention. They can expect outstanding, high quality service that anticipates and responds to medical trends and emphasizes comfort, affordability, and camaraderie delivered by our caring, engaged and responsible staff.