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News | Jan. 2, 2024

DoD Preferred 2024 Expansion


DoD Preferred is Now in San Diego, CA and Colorado Springs, CO

The DoD Preferred Commercial Lodging program has expanded to include San Diego, CA and Colorado Springs, CO. There are now 86 sites and more than 400 commercial hotels participating for the 2024 calendar year.

DoD Preferred lodging facilities are select commercial hotels located off installations that have been vetted to meet strict quality, safety, and security requirements. DoD Preferred properties offer rates below per diem, as well as additional traveler protections (no fee for cancellations before 4pm, etc.) and conveniences (free internet, free parking, etc.) at no additional cost.

The Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) require DoD travelers on temporary duty (TDY) to an Integrated Lodging Program site or surrounding metro area to book DoD Preferred commercial lodging before other commercial lodging options.

New locations for 2024:

CA Coronado NAS, San Diego
CA MCAS San Diego
CA MCRD San Diego
CO Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs
USAF Academy, Colorado Springs

A few 2024 program highlights:

  • 85% of participating hotels with 3 or 4 Diamond (AAA) or Crown (NTM) ratings
  • 87% of participating hotels include breakfast in the room rate
  • 93% of participating hotels offer complimentary parking
  • 99% of participating hotels offer an onsite fitness center