Reserve Hotels Near Army Forts
Welcome to Fort Hotels, the Internet's only site dedicated to finding and reserving hotels near US Army posts. As veteran service members we noticed the difficult time our friends and family had finding a hotel to stay at whenever they were visiting us from back home. To address this issue we've created FortHotels.com to be your one stop shop for searching, comparing, and reserving hotels near Army bases. This site is ideal for US Army contractors working short term on site and most importantly for parents, spouses, siblings, and friends of US Soldiers.
Fort Hotels features lodging and visitor information for over 65 military installations spread out over the United States. We supplement our Army base hotel guides with in depth profiles of selected posts. Be sure to read them if you are headed to one of these featured bases as they provide background information on the base & surrounding community with coverage of local dining, lodging, and entertainment options.
Our state of the art hotel reservation system gives you the power to find the best hotels at the lowest prices found on the Internet. Once you select your destination base from the list below, the selection box above, or from the interactive Army base map to the right, you'll be taken to the lodging guide for that particular base. The hotels listed within the lodging guide are initially sorted by distance from the base, with the ability to sort through them based on the most popular options. Here you can browse, compare, and even plot hotels on an interactive map. Once you've found your ideal hotel, simply click on the select dates button to check for availability. After making your reservation you can rest assured that you have a room reserved in your name for the dates selected.
In addition, our Special Internet Rate hotels come with deep discounts not available to the general public. These hotel rates are guaranteed to be the lowest prices on the Internet. Add this guarantee to our policy of not charging a booking fee (which is a highly common tactic among many other Internet hotel sites) and you get an unbeatable value for your hard earned dollars.
Spotlight on Fort Benning, Located in Columbus, GA
Fort Benning is an immense US Army Base spanning three counties in two different states. Located on the border of Georgia and Alabama, it is just East of Columbus, GA and covers over 182,000 acres. Founded during World War I as a small Army camp, it was greatly expanded during World War II to provide basic training for soldiers headed to the front. Today Fort Benning continues its tradition of training the finest Infantry soldiers in the world.
The Post owes it's name sake to a Confederate States Brigadier General and Georgia Supreme Court judge named Henry L. Benning. Benning spent his entire adult life living in Columbus.
Fort Benning is one of several Installations associated with the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), which oversees the development of operational tactics, training of US Army personnel , and the procurement of new weapons for the Army. Notable units at Ft. Benning affiliated with TRADOC include the US Infantry Center, the 29th Infantry Brigade, Basic Combat Training Brigade, Infantry Training Brigade, Ranger Training Brigade, 3rd Battalion -11th Infantry Regiment(aka the US Army Officer Candidate School), and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.
Besides training commands, Fort Benning also houses the Special Operations Command US Rangers, the mechanized components of the 3rd Infantry Division, The National Infantry Museum, and many other smaller commands & units.
Due to its large size, Ft. Benning receives many visitors. While a large proportion of them are people visiting friends and family stationed on the base or civilian consultants / contractors performing work on site, most visitors to Fort Benning come to see graduation ceremonies for their loved ones completing Basic Training, Officer Canidate School, or Advanced Individual Training (AIT, the post basic training component that all enlisted soldiers go through).
A typical graduation ceremony takes place over a weekend. One day is dedicated for the ceremony itself, which includes a pass in review parade, speeches from commanding officers, and a post meet and greet session. The other day is what's known as family day, a time for the newly graduated soldier to spend time with his or her family.