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“World class beach hotel for peanuts” 5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
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“World class beach hotel for peanuts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed here in order to attend a Navy graduation and ended up blown away at how nice this place was. Our expectations were low after staying at a Navy Lodge near Chicago which wasn't bad but basic. The beach in front of the hotel was just gorgeous. If you aren't a beach kind of person they have a nice large pool in the center of the complex.

The rooms are clean and modern. The only thing I can ding the hotel on was the breakfast. There was nowhere to sit because it was so busy and also there were not too many food choices.

Despite this the hotel is still a mind bogglingly amazing deal.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms facing the pool have patios with chairs
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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East Anglia, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

How can you beat less than $100 a night right on the beach? You cant. Rooms were very clean. The staff was amazing. They had lemonade, popcorn, and pastries in the evening. The only downside is the demand for breakfast outstrips the supply. Not enough toasters, waffle irons, places to sit etc.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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St. George, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is located on North Island Naval Station and is without doubt the best Navy Lodge we have ever stayed at. Great perk that is available to retired military people. Building was very nice, clean, huge airy lobby, good Continental breakfast and well attended area, great room that was very clean! Beautiful beach overlooking the end of San Diego Harbor and south into Mexico. Staff was outstanding from the reception desk to housekeeping to breakfast area. Will definitely stay here again when in San Diego!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

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.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had a 2 bedroom cottage with a huge living room and nice kitchen and literally you step out of the door and the beach is right there where you will also find bar-b-Q area, fire pit. It was a gorgeous day so it made it more special. It was really reasonable and perfect for a family gathering or even a romantic place for a couple.

Room Tip: even if you are in the military need an advanced reservation.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The reviews I read before going were glowing but it still was a pleasant surprise with it's friendly, helpful staff and our comfortable room with a balcony looking out at the Del Coronado hotel. My friend said it was the most beautiful beach she had ever seen. The sand glistens gold & I found lots of sand dollars to bring home. The pool is one kids would really enjoy. There's a comfortable roof deck with great views and an exceptional continental breakfast. Would love to be able to return someday!

Room Tip: My understanding is it's 1st there, best view. If the rooms looking out at the Del Coronado are...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Excellent everything was good we arrived at 1 am and they helped us get to our rooms and were very kind. The pool was great, even though nobody was there the life guard was still ready
The room were open space and even had bunk beds for kids too the kids loved it. The room had beautiful balcony with a beautiful view of the beach

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Property: Navy Lodge North Island Naval Air Station
Address: Naval Air Staton North Island Bldg. 1401-A, San Diego, CA 92135-5220
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 65 Specialty Lodging in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 305
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 
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