Lodging for CVW

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  1. SA2017

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    Looking for lodging for CVW-does anyone have a recommendation for a bed and breakfast walking distance to campus? Ive seen a list on http://www.usna.org/handbook/index.html but dont know locations. and would love some reviews.
     
  2. givethemwings

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    We were in the same boat as you -- a little clueless about where to stay. Ended up booking at Chez Amis which looks really cute and the owners were awesome on the phone. Walking distance to the Academy. We're going Oct. 11, which is the weekend of a big boat race or show or something, so a lot of the b&bs were looking for 3-4 night commitments. On line, this one said it was a 3 night minimum stay, but when I talked to them, they happily released a room for us. Check it out!
     
  3. time2

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    One thing to consider when considering downtown lodging are the parking arrangements. Be sure to ask. Some have little (if any) onsite parking and the public parking garage is quite a distance away. Streets are very narrow and provide limited opportunity for street parking. Hotels such as the Sheraton by mall have free onsite parking and shuttle bus service to the academy. There are many other similar hotels in the area so check the various travel websites.

    Be sure to check the published walking distances to the academy from whatever lodging you are considering, since in the past what some have considered a 'short walk' to the academy varies widely !!!!!!
     
  4. Candidad

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    I heartily recommend Gibson's Lodgings, which is located on Prince George Street right next to the Barry Gate (Gate 1). Free parking in their courtyard; one car per room. Stayed there for son's CVW (off season rates are really reasonable), then I-day and PPW. By the time you factor in the free parking, free (and real) breakfast, and the location, I think even the summer season rates are pretty reasonable. Plus unlimited Skittles and other treats throughout the premises!
     
  5. mdrob214

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    DTA is a great location. One other option if you are military is to attempt to get into the Navy Lodge or the Navy Inn and Suites right on the Yard. As stated above the parking in DTA is very limited. You can stay away from DTA and the Yard if you get there early you can get into the garage. We stayed at the Spring Hills Suites about 3 miles away for PPW and I-Day. Took less than 10 minutes to drive and there are several routes between there and the Yard. The CVW I got into the Navy Inn and Suites space available so was able to walk to DTA. Frankly, most of the CVW your son or daughter will be on thier own and there is only a limited amount of events for the parents. Even if you don't stay in DTA you can part early on Friday then wander DTA. Don't remember if for the CVW you get a pass to get on the Yard or not. If so you can probably park there on Saturday. Just not in spots with "stars" on them!
     

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