Loved, loved, loved it here! I shopped and shopped around and this was, without a doubt, the best deal for us (traveling during Spring Break). The Navy has done a great job with this place. I feel so fortunate our family is able to take advantage of this perk!
Pros- Everything! Location is excellent to places/activities all around to explore. (We usually prefer a hotel that isn't downtown, etc....so if you do, this place might not be for you. You are going to need a vehicle. However, it has the usual base amenities there.) Speaking of vehicles, if you rent a car like we did- have your ID and your vehicle rental information out for the gate guards.
There is also a little store/souvenir shop adjacent to the lobby. Has things like T-shirts, milk, grilling supplies, etc. Very handy. :-)
The grounds were very, very nice. (See my pics) Playground, beach, covered places to sit on the beach, pool (although closed when we were there- probably too cold to swim in March), lobby, etc.
Room- We had a room with a queen bed and bunk beds. The only thing that would make this perfect is if the kids had a completely separate sleeping area (lock out room), but still- nice, clean room which was also nicely decorated. Fully stocked kitchen that is pretty big, especially for a hotel room. Bed was comfortable too and the kids liked the bunk beds as well. Everything was clean, clean, clean!
Breakfast- FREE! It was standard continental fare, but enough to fill you up and get you going for the day. There were a few little glitches like the toasters not working properly and coffee was always out and a line waiting for it. However, they finally figured it out and brought in big field canisters full of coffee which solved the problem...hahaha! The sweet lady, bless her heart, she was hopping keeping everything stocked, but she did it!
Since this is a military lodging facility- I will add to always ask for military discounts wherever you go! Several activities we did while in San Diego have them and gladly honor them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful Navy Lodge is located in Coronado, Califonia on one of the world's top 10 beaches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Navy Lodge North Island Naval Air Station Hotel San Diego