sThings to expect in temporary duty housing for military personnel

As military personnel, you are used to staying on or around a military base, even when traveling away from home for temporary duty. Many military professionals choose to do this during their TDY – because of early mornings and late nights at work, frequent travel, easy access to necessary amenities, and a quick way to get to work in case of urgent need. Convenience, access to recreational facilities, a safe and familiar environment, and people and staff who are familiar with the military life and requirements only add to the “pros” list for this option.
Did you know that you have a great alternative for your stay? Military crash pads have that hotel quality that feels like home, but are still supported by staff that knows the needs of the military. Here at Royal Retreats Crash Pads, we have provided alternative temporary housing facilities that will help provide all the essentials you need, even when you are off the military base.
Let’s take a look at some of the features you can look out for when staying at our military crash pads Albuquerque, NM (Kirtland AFB) or San Antonio, TX (Lackland AFB). All of these amenities will make sure that you maintain a comfortable standard of living, even while away from home!

Easy access to fun things to do in the area

Few things are worse than being on a military TDY away from your family, friends and things you love, and having nothing to do after you are done with work. Beat the TDY blues by venturing out of your military crash pad and getting to know the local area! We make sure that our crash pads are conveniently located very close to base, but also close to areas of the city that are fun to explore.
Grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant, do some shopping, or visit a museum or a historical landmark. If you are into the outdoors, explore the local area for some hikes, fishing, or other active hobbies to pursue. All of that is a short driving distance away from our Royal Retreats military crash pads locations.

Read more on things to do while on TDY in Albuquerque, NM.

A getaway from base to get a break during your TDY

We are no strangers to the military lifestyle. The “hurry up and wait” of it all, the late nights and waking up at dawn can really get to you, especially when you are outside of your comfort zone of home, or out of your usual routine. Crash pads for military personnel give you the opportunity to get away from it all, once the workday is over.
Many say that rest is just a change in your activities and surroundings. This is so important for optimal performance and staying in a good headspace during your temporary duty! Relax on the drive over to your military crash pad, enjoy the privacy and the home feel it offers, take advantage of the amenities and the maid service, and just take a breather. Now you are ready to do it all again tomorrow!

Space for your family & friends

We understand that our clients are both single travelers and military members with families. We made sure that some of our crash pads accommodate the needs of families.
From multi-bedroom and bathroom houses, to locations that feature TV rooms and spacious backyards – we make sure that our guests with families have the opportunity to stay with us comfortably and enjoy themselves. But even if you are a single traveler, you can have your friends over for a homemade dinner, or to share a movie night or a game of pool together. Our military crash pads are more than just a place to stay. They provide the true feel of home – a place where people can come together.

An understanding and experienced staff

We know what it’s like being in your shoes. Royal Retreats military crash pads was founded and is operated by an Air Force veteran and a traveling military contractor. We are familiar with all of the hoops you have to jump through and speak the military language.
We will help you get your DTS receipts approved, and will make sure that you always have options, even if your TDY dates change. Unlike other short-term rental companies that only occasionally book TDY homes, providing crash pads to military personnel is our main focus and passion. Our goal is to make sure you have the best stay, as we take care of all the details so that you can focus on your mission.

Premium features that still feel like home

We want you to feel at home while you’re staying at one of our military crash pads. But we also make sure that you get to feel pampered by all of the premium features and quality of service that a hotel would offer, and even better than that!
Some of our hospitality features include:

    • A fully stocked kitchen
    • Prepaid utilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Washer and dryer
    • An office space to study and work
    • High-speed WIFI
    • Secure parking
    • Maid service
    • Handyman on call
    • Landscaping service
    • TV rooms, grills, spacious backyards, and more – depending on location.

Consider staying at one of our military crash pads during your TDY for the smoothest experience, and even to make some memories during your travel. Contact us to get more details about our locations in San Antonio, TX and Albuquerque, NM.

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Choose a Crashpad close to your Airforce Base

Joint Base San Antonio, Tx


"Royal Retreats CrashPads has strategically located properties to service all JBSA locations: Randolph AFB, Lackland AFB, Kelly AFB, Medina Annex (John A. Chapman Annex), Fort Sam Houston & Camp Bullis. Whether you are looking for something close to base, or near downtown attractions, Royal Retreats CrashPads has something for you. Please contact us to determine which of our San Antonio properties best suits your needs."


The Barney

The Barney is a cozy, family-friendly military crash pad located just outside Downtown San Antonio. It is conveniently situated with a 12-minute commute to Lackland Air Force Base and a 14-minute commute to Fort Sam Houston.


This beautifully designed property is just 9 minutes from Fort Sam Houston Walters Gate! This property has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with entertaining in mind.

The Refugio

An incredible military crash pad in San Antonio, situated in Downtown Lavaca Historic District with a quick 11-minute commute to Fort Sam Houston and an easy 17-minute commute to Lackland AFB.

Refugio Studio

A quaint, homey San Antonio military PIT pad, located conveniently in the Lavaca Historic District of San Antonio, it boasts an 11-minute commute to Fort Sam Houston and an easy 17-minute commute to Lackland AFB.

Miners Point

Our Miners Point property is 11 minutes away from Lackland AFB. It is in a great, quite location but still only minutes away from stores and Restaurants.


La Vaca is one of our Military PIT Pad in San Antonio, conveniently located near Randolph AFB and Fort Sam Houston. This Crash Pad is part of our Cottage Collection and offers a spacious and modern open-concept living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

The Jeff Studio

This beautiful TDY Studio is located in a great neighborhood and is perfect for your next Temporary Duty in San Antonio. The location is ideal, only a few minutes away from the Forum shopping center, I35, Randolph AFB, and more!

Kirtland Air force Base from far away

Kirtland AFB


"Royal Retreats CrashPads has strategically located properties to service near Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Whether you are looking for something close to the base, or near the best Albuquerque attractions, Royal Retreats CrashPads has something for you. Please contact us to determine which of our Albuquerque, NM. properties best suit your needs."


The Pioneer

Our exclusive crash pad, the pioneer, is situated at Volterra HOA area of Albuquerque, a short travel distance to Kritland’s main gate.

The Zena

This magnificent home is located in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, a 5 mile / 12-minute commute to the base.

The Columbia

The Columbia is well-constructed fully furnished house that provide you with optimum comfortability during your stay on TDY to Kirtland Air Force Base.

The Manzano

The Manzano is a bright and airy military crash pad located in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM, with a straight shot 10-minute commute to Kirtland Air Force Base.