MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE HOUSING & TEMPORARY LODGING OPTIONS
By Will Borger
IntroductionWelcome to March Air Reserve Base! Located in Riverside County, California, March Air Force Base is situated between the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris. The base is home to the Air Force Reserve Command, as well as units from the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, California Air National Guard, and the California Army National Guard. Now that you have your orders and are on your way, you’re probably thinking about finding temporary lodging options or a place to live depending on how long you have been activated. Finding the right home can be hard, especially if you’re moving to a new area. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to help you get started and give you an idea of what lodging options there are or to expect when hunting for housing around March Air Reserve Base.
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March Air Reserve Base BAHThis link will allow you to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. Knowing your BAH is crucial for making a budget and guiding your home search. To learn more about how your military BAH rate is determined, visit our in-depth guide here.
March Air Reserve Base Housing OptionsAs a Reserve Base, there is no government housing on the installation. Many of the personnel stationed at March Air Force Reserve Base live in Moreno Valley and the surrounding Riverside Area.
March ARB LodgingWith certain military moves, you may find yourself looking for housing that’s a little less permanent before making long-term arrangements. There are several temporary housing options that may be right for you. Explore the information about March Air Force Base lodging and temporary housing facilities including allowances, lodging rates and eligibility. March Air Reserve Base does offer temporary housing, though space is not generally available on Unit Training Assembly (UTA) weekends.
March ARB Lodging657 M Street March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518
Phone:1 (951) 655-5241
March Air Reserve Base HotelReflecting an early Spanish architectural motif with red tiled roofs and graceful stucco archways, this west coast military Mecca is one of the most active lodging facilities in the Air Force, despite March Field's conversion to a full-time Air Force Reserve Base. The March Inn guest quarters are all located conveniently close to The "Hap" Arnold Club and the Fitness Center. The March Inn currently has 455 rooms in 10 buildings and 15 houses (not TLF) for temporary lodging. Generally, the March Inn has numerous guest rooms available Sundays through Thursdays, but due to the base's reserve training mission, lodging occupancy is generally not available on many weekends. It's best to call 1 (951) 655-5241 or DSN 1 (312) 447-5241, and determine which weekends are scheduled for the Reserve and Air National Guard Unit Training Assemblies. Advance reservations may be made up to 2 months prior to arrival if rooms are available. If you are in a duty status and rooms are not available you will be billeted in off base quarters and provided a non-availability statement.
March Inn655 “M” Street, Bldg. 100, Ste. 4 March ARB CA, 92518
Phone:1 (951) 655-5241 or DSN 1 (312) 447-5241
AvailabilityGenerally, the March Inn has numerous guest rooms available Sundays through Thursdays, but due to the base's reserve training mission, lodging occupancy is generally not available on many weekends. It's best to call and determine which weekends are scheduled for the Reserve and Air National Guard Unit Training Assemblies and plan your lodging needs accordingly. The March Inn does not accept pets, so be sure to take that into consideration.
Reservations and RatesReservations are accepted 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Space available guests may receive confirmed reservations 24 hours in advance of arrival, for up to 72 hours stay, if rooms are available. Once Space A has been confirmed, duty personnel will not bump you.
VOQ & VAQ Rate:$33 per room, per night
Business Suites:$40 per room, per night
ConclusionWhen you’re moving, planning makes all of the difference. March Air Reserve Base does not have any options for on-base living, but the temporary lodging it does offer should help you out while you search for a more permanent home. Sorting through your options and finding the right one will take time, but we hope this guide to March’s temporary housing will help hold you over until you can find the right place for you. With a little luck, you’ll soon be settled in and enjoying your new home.
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