There are three options for temporary lodging for transferring service members and their families: Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, Navy Lodge, or local hotels. There is a maximum of 10 days of Temporary Lodging Expense authorized for this area.
Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) is located on the main base, McCormick Lodge, Building 973, and is available to any military ID holder to include single and married service members, retirees, and reservists. Children under 12 are not allowed to stay at the NGIS and families are strongly encouraged to utilize the Navy Lodge. Members with official orders are given priority. The cost for a room is $40 per night and a suite is $55 per night. To make a reservation, contact the NGIS at 360-257-2529 or DSN 312-820-2529.
Single service members on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders or Duty Under Instructions (DUINS) entitled to reside in Bachelor Housing (BH) should, upon arrival with their Sponsor, Check-In at NGIS located on the main base, McCormick Lodge, Building 973, and a BH room will be assigned. This will alleviate the need for temporary lodging reservations.
Navy Lodge Whidbey Island provides 50 units which accommodate families and business travelers and costs $65 per night from January to May and September to December; and $75 per night from June to August. The lodge is located on the Seaplane Base and is within walking distance to the Navy Exchange, Commissary and downtown Oak Harbor. Reservations at the Navy Lodge can be made up to one year in advance with orders by calling toll free 1-800-NAVY-INN (1-800-628-9466) or online. Make arrangements as soon as possible as the popular summer months often find it filled to capacity.
There are many hotels in the surrounding area. The cost for a hotel in Oak Harbor can range from $54-$150 depending on size of room and time of year.
Currently, the Navy Lodge has two pet-friendly rooms; however, the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites does not allow pets. There are two hotels in Oak Harbor that allow pets: Candlewood Suites, 1-888-226-3539 and Coachman Inn, 1-800-635-0043.
The Navy Gateway Inns and Suites has three regular rooms and one suite with wheelchair accessibility. The Navy Lodge has two rooms with wheelchair accessibility.