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Point Loma Naval Base

San Diego, California

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Temporary Housing

Temporary Lodging Facilities

Long term temporary Navy and Marine Corps quarters are not available in the San Diego area. Military families must utilize the Navy Lodges, Marine Corps Inns, and NAvy Gateway Inns & Suites, or local hotel and motel accommodations when searching for temporary lodging facilities. Civilian hotels and motels are available in varying price ranges. Most exceed the cost of the Navy Lodge, especially during the summer months. Some civilian hotel/motel accommodations offer special military rates and some are available on a weekly/monthly basis. The Housing Welcome Center at Naval Base San Diego maintains the Military Value Program (MVP) which lists the military discounts and amenities at civilian lodging facilities. It is highly recommended that you make advanced hotel reservations in order to ensure you have a place to stay while seeking permanent housing. For more information or to make a reservation for a Navy Lodge worldwide, call 1-800-NAVY-INN or visit their website at If utilizing Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) while executing a Permanent Change of Station (PCS), service members and families must get a letter of no availability in order to process for reimbursement for civilian lodging.  


Reservations are accepted for all eligible personnel on a first-come, first-served basis. Dependent family members staying at Navy Lodges without the military member present are required to show their identification at check-in. Guests of military personnel may stay at Navy Lodges, provided the military member is present at check-in. Reservations and room assignments are made without regard to rank.

When the Navy Lodge is not available reservations can be made at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites. Eligibility includes Military, DoD Civilians, or Family Members on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. Reservations and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis without regard to rank.


We recommend you make hotel/motel reservations early, in order to ensure you have a place to stay while seeking permanent housing. Civilian hotels are available in varying price ranges. Most exceed the cost of the Navy Lodge and Gateway Inns & Suites, especially in the summer months. Some civilian hotels offer special military rates, are available on a weekly/monthly basis, have small kitchens, and/or may accept pets.

Maximum Length of Stay

Length of stay depends on the availability. Contact the Navy Lodge for more information at 1-800-NAVY-INN or visit the website.


There are two Navy Lodges in San Diego: Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado (North Island), and the Marine Corps Inns at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar). Each unit at the Lodge accommodates a maximum of five people if one child is of crib age. Families larger than this must rent two rooms, if available.

There are four Navy Gateway Inns & Suites: Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base Coronado (North Island), Naval Base Coronado (Amphibious Base), and Naval Base Point Loma (Sub Base). Children are only permitted at the Naval Base Point Loma location with advanced notice to ensure they are located on the first floor for safety reasons. Occupancy in the Gateway Inns & Suites must not exceed 3 people to a room. Additional rooms may be reserved for families with more than three people.

Pet Restrictions

The Naval Base San Diego Navy Lodge is the only military lodge in San Diego that accepts pets (certain restrictions on type and size of animals may apply). Pets are not allowed in the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites. Plan in advance to ensure you have adequate accommodations for your pets. Ask Military One Source to research kennel information or call the Lodge to check policies.

Overseas Clearance/Special Needs

Overseas Clearance is not required at Navy Lodge in the San Diego area. There are units that are wheel chair and American Disability Act (ADA) accessible.

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