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Temporary Lodging


Temporary Navy and Marine Corps lodging is readily available in San Diego to support you during your transition to the area. We recommend that you make advance reservations in order to ensure you have a place to stay while seeking permanent housing.

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites (NGIS)provides quality on-base lodging facilities and services at reasonable rates for a mobile military community. There are 77 NGIS facilities worldwide with more than 20,000 rooms – each of the five San Diego Naval installations has an NGIS facility. NGIS is committed to bringing you world-class customer service and provides clean, comfortable, secure accommodations that rival commercial hotels. The entire staff at NGIS is thoroughly trained in hotel operations. The NGIS on-base hotels are available to all military and civilian employees on business or personal travel. Reservations can be made on line at or by calling 877-Navy-Bed.

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites:

Naval Amphibious Base


Naval Air Station North Island


Naval Base San Diego


Naval Base Point Loma, Main Base


Naval Mine & Anti-Submarine Warfare Command


Navy and Marine Corps Lodges:There are two Navy Lodges and one Marine Corps Lodge in San Diego at: Naval Base San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island, and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Navy and Marine Corps Lodge reservations can be made on line at or by calling 800-628-9466.

Military Value Program (MVP): For hotel military discounts, call the San Diego Housing Welcome Center for information, 619-556-8443.

Hotel Voucher Program:Enjoy savings at non-military hotels with MWR’s Hotel Voucher Program. Contact your nearest San Diego Navy Base MWR Tickets and Travel office for a list of hotels participating in the program. Expect to save from 15% to 20% off the regular hotel rate. To get a current price list and for ticket office locations

Pet-Friendly Lodging:There are hotels and motels in the San Diego area that welcome pets, though some may require a non-refundable deposit upon check-in. 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).



The Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) Housing program provides modern, comfortable facilities that reflect the Navy’s commitment to quality of life. In addition, the Housing program provides a variety of housing placement and real estate services to our customers. From transient and permanent lodging for single Sailors to multi-room housing units for our families, the NRSW Housing professionals provide high quality facilities and services.

A variety of on and off-base housing is available to meet the specific needs of Sailors and their families. Family Housing includes one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartment, townhome and single-family houses. Many units are undergoing renovation and new units are being built in various locations. Many housing areas feature Youth Recreation Centers and MWR activities.

Under Public Private Venture, management and upkeep of our Family Housing units in NRSW have been privatized. Lincoln Property Company and Clark Realty Capital are the Navy’s partners in the project and are responsible for management, upkeep and construction of our Family Housing units. Many activities specifically designed for military lifestyles, including social gatherings, children and youth activities, and resident services, are provided in our privatized housing.

The Housing Welcome Centeroffers personalized housing services specializing in finding both temporary and long term, apartment, condo, and home rentals. Other services include local area orientation and home buying counseling. All military personnel, unaccompanied and accompanied, their families, as well as, DoD employees are eligible for these services. Additional information can be found call 619-556-8443. The Housing Welcome Center is located onboard Naval Base San Diego at 625 LeHardy Street, Bldg 3544, San Diego, CA 92136.

Single Sailor Housing Options

Bachelor Housing includes both permanent party and visitors’ quarters facilities. Units are periodically updated to reflect the latest features. Bachelor Housing on Naval Base San Diego is the Navy’s first Public Private Venture. Palmer Hall services junior enlisted next door to Pacific Beacon, a modern complex that features dual master suite apartments with full kitchens, a wi-fi lounge and a terrace swimming pool. The target residents are E4 – E6 personnel. To learn more about this resort-like opportunity onboard Naval Base San Diego Future Bachelor Housing PPV initiatives are planned within the San Diego area.

Why Choose Military Family Housing?

Military housing provides military service members and their families many benefits over living in civilian housing including:

• Your BAH covers your rent, utilities, $10,000 Renter’s Insurance coverage and all of the amenities and services of the community.

• There are no credit checks or deposits required to live in military housing.

• Family Housing is managed by Lincoln Military Housing in partnership with Navy Region Southwest. Lincoln strives to create vibrant neighborhoods, attractive homes and a variety of services and amenities to provide the ideal setting for military families to thrive.

• You are provided with free 24-hour maintenance, roadside assistance, children and family events, courtesy patrols (where available), free Internet in all communities and free wireless Internet in some communities, household alarm systems, recreation centers, gyms, pools and other community amenities.

How to Apply for Military Family Housing

All officers and enlisted personnel with accompanying dependents are eligible to apply. Applications must be processed through the Housing Welcome Center, 2625 Le Hardy Street, Bldg. 3544, San Diego, CA 92136. Tel: 619-556-8443;, Fax: 619-556-8012. For full military family housing information including neighborhood profiles,, click on California and choose Naval Complex San Diego.

On-line Housing Resources

Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN): The AHRN web site is a free resource for locating available housing. Listings include local community rentals, military housing, and shared rentals. The site is available 24/7, and is sponsored by the Department of Defense. Find BAH calculators and other useful options, as well as, view photos of available listings to target places that fit your needs and budget. If you are renting, buying, selling, or looking for housing in the local community, visit For additional information and assistance contact the Housing Welcome Center at 619-556-8443.

Civilian Housing

The Housing Welcome Center maintains a free listing service with a database consisting of more than 4,000 rental and for sale properties. The service is available to all married and single personnel as well as DoD civilians. Referral specialists provide current information on current rental costs, deposit fees, location, public transportation availability, crime rates, school statistics and other facts about civilian housing in San Diego. A counselor will interview you to help you determine your personal and family needs regarding affordable housing in San Diego.

Home Buying Assistance

Real Estate counseling services are also available at the San Diego Housing Office for personnel buying or selling a home. These services are for active-duty personnel and their families or DoD personnel with PCS orders to the San Diego area. Information on topics such as veteran assistance and Cal-Vet Home Loan Programs, home buying workshops, and first-time, home-buyer assistance are available on a first come, first serve basis, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Local market information, lending programs, and a list of qualified service providers are also available to help families understand the home buying and financing process. For more information, call 619-556-9970, or DSN, 526-9970.

Tenant/Landlord Mediation

In an effort to maintain good community relations while assisting military families, the Housing Referral Office assists in mediating tenant and landlord complaints involving military personnel. Housing specialists are available to advise you about your rights and responsibilities as a renter. These specialists will provide check-off sheets to document the condition of the residence during your moving process. If the landlord or tenant expects problems, the specialists will accompany the parties in dispute on the checkout inspection. This is often helpful in preventing legal action.

Security Deposit Guarantee Program

This program enables E-1 to E-5 to spread the cost of their security deposit throughout the term of their lease. Instead of one large payment, smaller amounts are paid each month.

Utility Assistance Programs

Information is available regarding various utility subsidy and military discount programs. Points of contact and telephone numbers for gas, electric, water and telephone connections are also available in the Military Family Housing Office.

Personal Property Shipping Office

The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center San Diego (FISCSD) Personal Property Shipping Office is located in building 3376, Naval Base San Diego, next to the Military Family Housing Office, up the hill from the commissary. Business hours are Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 4 pm, and Fridays 7:30 am to 2 pm (excluding holidays). Call 619-556-6683 or toll free 888-216-5733 to schedule an appointment. Personal Property Offices are also located at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar - 858-577-1044; and Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 619-524-5360.

Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) at Naval Base San Diego

The Full Service Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) located at 4334 Sheridan Lane, San Diego, CA 92120, will accept and process both Inbound and Outbound POVs. Directions to the VPC location as well as information regarding vehicle transport status, turn-in requirements, vehicle storage status, storage removal, and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at Or call, 619-563-6321 or 877-344-8972, fax number is 619-563-6320.