Whether visiting Naval Submarine Base New London for a short stay or arranging a permanent change of station (PCS) move, most newcomers need a temporary place to stay. Since the base is located in the heart of New England’s most popular tourist area, local hotels and motels are often booked early and are very expensive. A cost-effective alternative is staying temporarily either off base at the Navy Exchange-operated Navy Lodge, on base in NGIS or at the on-base Groton Chalet Hotel.
2 Proteus Ave.
Phone: 860-446-3119 or 800-NAVY-INN (628-9233)
The attractive, modern Navy Lodge – renovated in 2016 – provides temporary quarters for military personnel and their dependents, Reservists, Department of Defense employees and retired military personnel.
With 68 units, each room includes air conditioning, a kitchen, private bath and family accommodations. Standard rooms are furnished with one or two queen size beds. Each kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator, stove top, microwave, sink, pots, pans, dishes, dinnerware and silverware. One-bedroom and two-bedroom suites are also available. Complimentary breakfast is provided daily. The Navy Lodge is pet friendly and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Room rates as of October 2016 are $75.50 per night for standard rooms, $100 per night for a one-bedroom suite and $125 per night for a two-bedroom suite.
Reservations are accepted for all eligible personnel on an as received basis. Reservations can be made at any time. Military personnel assigned to the New London Submarine Base on PCS orders or on temporary duty get priority.
Location — The Navy Lodge is approximately 1 mile from the base. From Interstate 95North or South, take exit 86. Turn right at the light onto Route 12. Travel a half-mile down Route 12 and turn left on Pleasant Valley Road (Shell Gas Station on the left). Take a right onto Highland Avenue, then a right onto Proteus Avenue. Navy Lodge is on the right.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
Building 429 (Tautog Avenue)
Phone: Commercial 860-694-3117
On-base rooms are reserved through the NGIS front desk. NGIS has 80 single rooms and two VIP suites. Since officers attending the Submarine Naval School are also billeted in Navy Gateway Inns & Suites, newcomers are encouraged to make reservations through the front desk as soon as orders are received.
All rooms include cable TV, a 35-inch flat-screen TV, Keurig coffee makers, a microwave, a refrigerator, local phone calls and coffee in the lobby each morning. No smoking is allowed in any room. Call anytime, 860-694-3416. Space A travel arrangements can be made30 days in advance. Room rates, as of January 2016, are $58 per night. VIP suites are $78 per night. They include a 42-inch TV, dining area, kitchenette and living room. Basic housekeeping service (clean, dust, replace towels and linens) is available seven days a week.
The Groton Navy Chalet is centrally located on the base near the gymnasium, subschool and lower base. This property is known for its friendly and hospitable staff houses both students and retirees. All 150 rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards and wireless internet.
Common areas include a kitchen area for student cooking, computers, vending, comfortable TV lounge and complimentary guest laundry facilities.