It was my first visit to stay at the Miramar Inn, and was pleased to enjoy its accommodations on such short notice. The staff was friendly and welcoming, and the room was clean and comfortable. An enjoyable stay! Thank you!
The continental breakfast offers plenty of choices, and I really liked the mini cinnamon rolls. Seating is somewhat limited, and you may be out of a chair or table if you are by yourself or with a large group. Such was the case on my visit. Nevertheless a short walk back to my room with a table provided ample space to enjoy my breakfast.
Formerly the US Navy's premier air station where its famed and legendary 'Top Gun' school originated, its life as a US Marine Corps air station has allowed many of the facilities and structures to remain in existence and be put to further use. With the upcoming 'Top Gun Maverick' movie to be released next year, fans and former service members with base access can responsibly and safely view from a distance the many places on base used in the original film. Miramar is ideally located centrally in San Diego, and if your next vacation of reliving those 'Top Gun' glory days are in the near future, the location can't be any better. Instructor Charlie's house is a closer drive or train ride away to Oceanside from Miramar...
If the reason is not for Top Gun, and for other leave or event purposes, the location still offers plenty of reasonable travel time to any of the major event facilities, tourist spots, and outdoor recreational opportunities located throughout San Diego, and San Diego County. Should your visit be on orders, it is an option worth considering to save the hassle of outside rates, traffic, and time. An express mart with gas station and Starbucks are within walking distance, with the main base Corps Exchange and Commissary a click further.
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We've stayed in the same suite on two visits. This is a decent hotel, but don't let the pictures fool you. this is a three star hotel as far as quality of the room, but more like a Country Inn and suites regarding the breakfast. We love being right on base. The bedroom has two queen beds and the living room has a pull out couch. I need a kitchen to cook, which was helpful, but the dishes are just mediocre. Bring your own knives and know that there is nothing - not salt, pepper, notta. Breakfast is good, but not much variety for a weeks stay, can get old. But it is very fresh!
We did a “staycation” because our house was being fumigated for termites. I had also brought everything I needed for cooking and snacks for the kids BECAUSE it has a full fridge and a full kitchen with everything to cook with. Saved us a ton of money on not having to eat out every meal with a family of four. We where lucky enough to stay in the new renovated suites. Oh man they are nice. Nice big beds with a pull out in a sectional couch so my kids (9 and 3) shared very comfortably. Also a HUGE shout out to Rose the maid. She kept our room sparkling clean and also made sure we had whatever we needed. Check in was breeze thanks to Andrew! A must stay that is very reasonably priced for San Diego. Thanks Miramar Lodge for making our stay a great home away from home experience.
If you want a great place to stay in San Diego and can't get lucky at north island navy lodge, this is a great second choice. You're more located in San Diego away from the water but the drive to any beach is not that far away depending on traffic. The room is good sized for 4 of us in 2 queen size beds. Breakfast is included which has plenty of options from hot to cold selections. Exchange, commissary, and gas station is just down the road from the lodge. This lodge is the newest one available in the San Diego area so if you want something newer you should stay here. Call them directly to check availability since online booking is still down until the end of the year.
Every time we stay here we are very pleased. From check-in, to check-out. Reservations were a breeze and the room was outstanding! Breakfast is always crowded but usually you can get what you like and finding a seat can be tricky,but it is a timing thing. Hot food is hot and cold stuff is cold....coffee is strong! Definitely THE place of choice for us!