The ORNL Guest House provides convenient, on site lodging to ORNL User Facility clients, visiting researchers, and other ORNL visitors.

The Guest House is a three story, 47 room, 71 bed facility (23 rooms with king beds and 24 rooms with 2 extra long double beds). All rooms have a flat screen satellite TV, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. The entire Guest House has high speed wireless internet access with printing capabilities. The Guest House does not serve families (spouses and children). Service animals are allowed. A visitor's pass is required to enter ORNL and stay at the Guest House.

The ORNL Guest House is located in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory campus, within five minutes by car to any part of the campus, High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), Conference Center and short walk to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).

Find out more about visiting ORNL including access policies, directions, and other travel information.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Guest House
8640 Nano Center Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

This ORNL Campus Map (printable PDF) shows the locations of HFIR, SNS, and the Guest House.

The ORNL Guest House is a smoke and alcohol free environment.


  • Guest House Mini Store
  • On-site exercise facility
  • Wi-Fi internet access and printing
  • Free guest laundry facilities
  • Vending machines for food and beverage
  • Cash machine is available at a nearby facility
  • Hot breakfast available at guest house
  • Breakfast, lunch, and after hours meals available at the nearby SNS Cafeteria

Contact the Guest House

Email: Martha Justice

Phone: 865-576-8101

Fax: 865-576-8102

Make a Reservation

Make a Reservation for Your Visit to ORNL

Reservations can be made at any time by:

Reservations for guests that will be direct billed to an ORNL account may be made via the ORNL Guest House Internal Direct Bill Reservation Request Form. This form is for ORNL internal use only.

NOTE: Making reservations to stay at the ORNL Guest House does NOT authorize entry into ORNL.

You must have a valid DOE badge or an approved Visitor Pass as arranged by your ORNL host. If you have any questions, contact your ORNL host.

The Guest House operator has no ability to authorize entry into ORNL, so guests arriving at the portal without the proper authorization will be refused entrance.


ORNL Guest House Rates

Standard Rate - $88 per night plus tax
This is the GSA rate for Oak Ridge and is available to all, even without government ID.

Academic Rate - $76 per night plus tax
Available for stays of 4 or more nights by students and faculty of colleges and universities, and high school teachers/administrators. (Reserve your room at the Standard Rate and request the Academic Rate at check-in. College ID required.)

Extended Stay Rate - $69 per night plus tax
Available for stays of 30 or more consecutive nights. (Call to reserve your room at the Extended Stay Rate. Full payment by credit card is required in advance. If your stay fails to extend to the full 30 days, the rate will revert to the Standard Rate for your actual stay. If you cancel your reservation prior to 6 p.m. on the day of arrival, the deposit will be refunded in full via credit to the credit card. Any cancellation received after 6 p.m. will be subject one nights lodging plus taxes.)

Direct billing is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Question. How many rooms does the Guest House have?
    Answer. The ORNL Guest House has three floors with a total of 47 guest rooms.

  2. Question. Who can stay in the Guest House?
    Answer. The ORNL Guest House provides an on-site housing option to ORNL User Facility clients, visiting researchers, and other ORNL visitors on official UT-Battelle business. The Guest House does not serve families (spouses and children). Only service animals will be allowed no pets. The ORNL Guest House is not open to the public.

  3. Question. What are the room rates for the Guest House?
    Answer. The Guest House is operated in a manner commensurate with the services and amenities found in local hotels that offer rooms at General Services Administration (GSA) per diem rates. The Guest House Operator charges the current GSA rate (including appropriate taxes) unless otherwise directed by the Company.

  4. Question. Does the Guest House have an exercise facility?
    Answer. Yes. A Fitness Room for guests is located on the Second Floor.

  5. Question. Does the Guest House have a meeting facility?
    Answer. Yes. A small conference room is available for use by Guest House occupants.

  6. Question. To whom are complaints about the service or the facilities to be made?
    Answer. If an issue needs to be addressed, immediately report your concern to the Guest House operating staff. The Operator will provide a Guest Satisfaction Survey to all guests as part of the check out process. These surveys are submitted directly to UT-Battelle.

  7. Question. How do I connect to the wireless network?
    Answer. See the instructions here. During business hours, contact the ORNL Solution Center at 865-241-6765. The website also has troubleshooting information.

  8. Question. What are the food options for Guest House guests?
    Answer. There are many options available. Click here to learn more.