Our hotel is near the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, while providing comfortable accommodations and charming on-site amenities.
After Camp Howard was established as a Marine base on North Island in San Diego, Col. Joseph Pendleton deemed the base’s location and conditions as unfavorable. To fix this problem, a new base was developed on 232 acres in a more central of location San Diego. Opened in 1924, the Marine Corps Base, San Diego was officially opened. Built by Bertram Goodhue in a Spanish Revival style, the MCRD is both architecturally significant as well as purpose-driven.
Eventually the base was renamed the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot, Western Recruiting Region and now currently sits on 388 acres of land in San Diego, just south of Old Town. Throughout World War II and subsequent international battles, the MCRD San Diego saw increased enrollment in military activities, leading the base to grow to include new buildings to house and provide services for recruits. Today, the MCRD recruits and trains all Marines who reside west of the Mississippi to fight in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Guests visiting friends or family at the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot will enjoy our hotel near the MCRD San Diego. Enjoy comfortable accommodations with modern furnishings, as well as our on-site amenities like room service and laundry!
Book your stay at the Western Inn Old Town to enjoy a comfortable stay close to the MCRD San Diego!