Hawai'ii's association with the U.S. military is long and rich and there are many sites throughout the state that can be of wonderful benefit to military personnel and their families. Military life has many special privileges. When military personnel and their dependents travel they can take advantage of many convenient and relatively inexpensive lodging and recreation options available at local facilities and Hawai'i is no exception. There are two major categories of military lodging - on-base lodging and Armed Forces Recreation Centers. Each branch of the military offers its own special lodging styles and locations. Whenever you travel, be sure to allow lots of time to make your travel and accommodation plans. This is the best thing you can do to ensure your use of these wonderful facilities.

Military lodging services are generally available to:

  • Military and civilian travelers on official government orders.
  • Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Federal Government, and DOD personnel on temporary duty.
  • Soldiers and families on Permanent Change of Station official orders Military and civilian travelers on official government orders.
  • Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Federal Government, and DOD personnel on temporary duty
  • Soldiers and families on Permanent Change of Station official orders
  • Soldiers and families requesting lodging at on a Space-available Basis
  • Military retirees and their families
  • Widows/Widowers/Dependents of Retired Military Personnel
  • National Guard and Army Reserve Members and their families
  • Foreign Military (on orders)
  • DoD and Department of the Navy (on orders), DoD and Department of the Navy (not on orders, with Navy Exchange Privileges), Public Health (on orders) and Red Cross (on orders)
  • Medical in-patients and family of seriously ill
  • Medical out-patients
  • Official guests and visitors of the command may be able to stay in military lodging, but must be checked in by their sponsors.
  • Transient billeting quarters generally have different eligibility restrictions. Please check the individual on-base lodging options for each service for more details.
  • (With special thanks to the good folks at Military.com)

    Barking Sands Test and Underwater Range Cabins – Kaua’i

    The west coast of Kaua’i is home to the Navy’s “Barking Sands Test and Underwater Range” (“BARSTUR” for short), and is the site of some wonderful beach cottages maintained and administered by the Navy.  (BARSTUR is just a short distance from Kaua’i's fabled “Na Pali” coast, a site not to be missed by any visitor …

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    Kilauea Military Camp – Big Island

    The “Kilauea Military Camp” (KMC) is one of the absolutely coolest and neatest places you can go and is a wonderful resource for military people and their families. Located close to Hawai’i's Kilauea volcano national park, (the only currently active volcano in the country), KMC is a Joint Services mountain resort with full-service amenities, recreation, tour packages and …

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    Bellows Air Force Recreational Area

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    Bellows Air Force Recreational Area(808) 259-4200. The Bellows Rec area is on the windward (eastern) side of the island. The rental cabins are right on the water (and I mean right on the water) and are very popular with many people. I personally never cared for Bellows, but don’t know

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    The Inn at Schofield Barracks

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    The “Inn at Schofield Barracks” will gladly help you with your needs to stay in the central part of the island.

    The Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of many community activities including swimming pool, tennis courts, commissary, post exchange and more. For your convenience, The Inn features a Deli serving…

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    Tripler Army Hotel

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    Tripler has a temporary lodging facility run by IHG Army Hotels The 90 room hotel offers a variety of amenities like free use of business center, air conditioning, cable television, free WI-FI, free laundry rooms, free internet access, shuttle service on the installation and…

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    Royal Alaka’i Inn – Hickam AFB

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    This inn is located at Honolulu International Airport on the Hickam Airforce Base. There are car rentals available at the base and conference centers available at the inn.

    Hickam Fitness Center is conveniently located across the street.

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    Hale Koa Hotel

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    Located between Fort DeRussy and the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the west end of Waikiki, the Hale Koa has been serving military personnel and their dependents for almost 40 years. Believe it or not, I have never stayed there, but have walked through many times. It is a first-rate hotel and you certainly can’t beat the location. They have every kind of facility you might want, including a well-stocked exchange…

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