Why do you need a crash pad for your TDY?

As much as military life comes with a lot of excitement, it has downsides – one of which is that you have to adapt to living out of suitcases, implying you may stay out of your permanent home for months. Most times, you have to live in temporary base lodging or hotels for a few months or longer. Meanwhile, if you do not choose your accommodation type wisely, you may not have a good experience. Part of the reason for this is because most of those accommodations are not designed to suit military life and DTS doesn’t always like to approve your voucher at the end of your stay. Hence, you should consider securing a crash pad during your TDY for the following reasons:


  • Pocket-friendly and affordable: One of the reasons a crash pad is a better option for you is that it’s zero out of pocket for our TDY travelers. Naturally, one would expect that the luxury and comfort like a crash pad offers should come at a high cost. However, crash pads are tied to the rates on your TDY orders to ensure that it will be zero out of pocket at the end of your stay. Lodging in a hotel or rented homes is relatively expensive as there are several bills to pay and might lock you into a lease for longer than your orders. Hotels and houses also might not have a DTS Friendly Receipts which can cause your voucher not to be approved for weeks and even months. Here at Royal Retreats Crash Pads, we understand the DTS process and have helped our clients get their vouchers approved when the process starts to take too long. You will be paying for less relevant services, some of which you do not need. The result of this is that you incur higher costs during your TDY. Good news! Our TDY crash pads at Royal Retreat are giving you comfort at their peak at a minimal cost.
  • Relaxation space: TDY crash pads offer a great deal of relaxation space even when you are away from home. The environment of Royal Retreats crash pads is designed to make you feel comfortable and homely, allowing you to have hotel hospitality and the home feeling of good relaxing moments during your TDY stays. At Royal Retreats, we offer homes with very spacious spaces, including sizeable living rooms, executive-size bedrooms, large backyards for a family gathering, among others. There are other amenities such as free Wi-Fi, parking space, maid service, among others. With the right locations, our crash pads are situated close to the air force base, reducing your exposure to traffic stress. You can also explore sports activities such as hiking, biking trails, and mountain climbing. For instance, our crash pads in the Albuquerque area are located close to mountains, an opportunity for you and your family to have some outdoor activities. In addition, you do not need to worry about security while relaxing as our crash pads are in communities with very low crime rates.
  • Well-furnished: In a hotel, there are limitations to what you can do. For instance, you do not have access to basic home features such as laundry, kitchen, a personal bar, personal game/TV room, and the likes. You have to call in for room service for virtually everything, bloating your expenses. Aside from the increased expenses, the quality of service may not be up to your standard or preference. You may even feel like your privacy is being encroached on. However, a crash pad addresses all the concerns raised above. In a crash pad, you have all the necessary appliances that you need during your TDY stay. Essential facilities such as laundry, an office area, kitchen, game/TV room are in our crash pads. Royal Retreat clearly understands that guests should have optimum comfortability and that’s why we have taken the time to develop this great crash pad designs. Our crash pads have all the necessary facilities you need for a memorable, stress-free stay.

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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.