Can't say enough positive things about this place!
This is the first lodge we have stayed at that actually had a decent breakfast: hard boiled eggs, cereal, muffins, pastries, milk, juice, yogurt, coffee, & tea!! Really enjoyed that...its nothing fancy but can make a meal and there were protein options!
The location cannot be beat. I timed it from the zoo and it was 7 minutes on the freeway from parking lot to parking lot! Super easy to find, traffic is a breeze and located immediately inside the gate. No lines at the gate since it is not the "working" part of the base, just MWR stuff. Cheap travel tickets at the exchange less than a block away. Gas station right by building.
Room was nice..flat screen tv, refrig, microwave...all the necessities. Basic furniture and clean. Super bargain at $65 a night.
The main positive..AWESOME AIR CONDITIONING which was MUCH needed this week!!
BTW, this is not the lodge at Coronado, North Island base. We did visit that one and it IS right on the beach with a nice pool. The rates were a lot higher though and it was full. That one would be isolated whereas this one is in the center of activity. McDonalds and a few other fast food places are right outside the gate if you don't want to go to the food court by the BX. It has Rubios, IHOP and 5 guys plus others.
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