If you haven't made your hotel reservations for "R" Day weekend, you need to do it soon. I tried several yesterday and didn't have a lot of luck with the Coast Guard rate being honored for those dates (we are driving up on Friday and checking out Tuesday AM). Springfield Suites - no CGS rate rooms available; Mystic Hampton - no CGA rates available; Hilton Mystic - no CGA rates available; Mystic Marriott - same thing. Ended up at the Hampton Inn Groton for regular rates (they do not have a CGA rate). I guess July 4th week has everything booked up, and the hotels didn't want to sell rooms at the CGA rate. Hampton Mystic told me they were within 20 rooms of being sold out for the week, so would not honor CGA rate (I'm also a silver HiltonHonors Member, and it made no difference to them). So, just be prepared and get your reservations as soon as you can.