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North Island Navy Lodge in San Diego, California Holds
Ground Breaking for 205-room Addition

April 14, 2010 - Navy Lodge North Island held a ground breaking ceremony on April 6 for its new 146,000 sq. ft., 4-story, 205-room addition.   The new addition replaces the original 90-room Navy Lodge that was built in 1969.

“Our old Navy Lodge served the community well,” said Shelly Burke-Schutzman, Navy Lodge North Island manager.  “However, it’s time to build a new, more modern and environmentally-friendly lodge in its place.” 

Navy Lodge North Island 
Naval Air Station
B-1500 Rogers Road 
San Diego, California

Upon its completion, the new Navy Lodge will offer many of the amenities guests have come to expect including family suites to help PCSing families be more comfortable during a longer stay.  It will also feature a breakfast area where families can eat a free continental breakfast that is offered as part of the Navy Lodge Program’s Breakfast To Go program.  Guests will also be able to enjoy the courtyard pool with splash play area for children.  The Navy Lodge will offer every guest a retail outlet for souvenirs, beverages and quick food.

Every Navy Lodge guest room offers cable TV with DVD player, internet access, direct-dial telephone service and a kitchenette complete with microwave and utensils. Navy Lodges also offer guests housekeeping service, vending machines, DVD rental service and laundry facilities as well as handicapped accessible rooms.  Free local calls, free in-room coffee and newspapers as well as convenient parking are also available.

The new Navy Lodge is also being built with the environment in mind as it will built with a Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.  This certification will ensure that the Navy Lodge meets the guidelines for a “green” or environmentally-friendly facility. 

“The existing 100-room Navy Lodge is just finishing up with its extension remodeling project,” said Burke-Schutzman.  “So, when the new addition opens, guests will be welcomed into what will essentially be a brand new Navy Lodge.”

Left to right: -James Sanfedele (NAVFACSW); -CDR Whit Robinson (NAVFACSW); - Tom Jacobsen (NEX North Island General Manager -Roland Santos (NEXCOM)Western District Vice President - Gary King (NEXCOM)Senior Vice President, CONUS -Shelly Schutzman (Navy Lodge Manager Coronado); -Mike Bockelman, Director, Navy Lodge Program; -CAPT Ed Spillman, NEXCOM Deputy Commander Military Service -CAPT Yancy Lindsey (CO NBC); - Stacey Lindsey -George Rogers (RQC Construction CEO) -Alan Groffman (NEXCOM); NEXCOM Design Manager -Peter Pizzo (RQC Project Manager); -Josh Medwin (NAVFACSW); -Mayor Casey Tanaka, Coronado -Sam Kaplan (NAVFACSW); -Jean-Claude Chamaa (NAVFACSW); -Mike Woiwode, City Councelman 

The mission of the Navy Lodge Program is to provide every guest with affordable, clean, comfortable and well-appointed accommodations.  Navy Lodges are an important non-pay benefit to the Navy family and contribute to their overall quality of life by offering a value up to 45 percent less than comparable civilian hotels. 

To make reservations, call 1-800-NAVY-INN, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or go online at  Reservations are accepted on an as-received basis without regard to rank.  For other military lodging options go to

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is headquarters for the worldwide Navy Exchange System that oversees 103 Navy Exchange facilities and its 300 stores worldwide; 42 Navy Lodges; Ship’s Stores; Uniform Program Management Office and Navy Family Support Programs.  NEXCOM’s mission is to provide authorized customer’s quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families.  The Navy Exchange enterprise operates primarily as a non-appropriated fund (NAF) business instrumentality.  Revenues generated are used to support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs.  In FY08, $2.5 billion in sales were generated with over $45 million in profits provided to Navy MWR programs. 


Kristine M. Sturkie

Also See: Navy Exchange Service Command Recognizes Navy Lodges, Managers For Outstanding Guest Service; Navy Lodge Hawaii Named 2008 Carlson Award Winner in the Large Lodging Category / May 2009

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