Temporary Lodging and Short Term Stay

What is Temporary Lodging Allowance and when does it end?

Temporary Lodging and Allowance (TLA) is for DoD personnel arriving and departing Hawaii and is provided to partially reimburse a member for the more than normal expenses incurred while occupying temporary lodgings. Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) continues during the period a member receives TLA reimbursement.

Temporary lodging reimbursements are limited to only those facilities that are either listed on the TLA Approved Lodging listing or are properly registered with the State of Hawaii to operate as Hotel/Transient Accommodations. 

Most of these hotels include free Internet and some free parking and meal vouchers for Military members on TL

  1. NAVY only list of TLA approved lodging from 2017
  2. All other DoD TLA approved lodging from 2017

Per diem for Hawaii

Base Housing: If you are assigned base housing but either your HHG's aren't here or the house is not ready then your TLA will continue until base housing is available.

Base Allowance and Housing (BAH) calculator by zipcode.

Short Term Stay

This is a challenging one. There are no Marriott "town suites" where you can do a short term, furnished rental, with kitchen, for $90 a day. That is not the case here it is much more challenging to find a short term, furnished, stay at per diem rates.

Here are some facts about short term rentals:

  • Most are located in Waikiki
  • Most are hotels that cater to tourists
  • Most are pretty expensive
  • Some are less expensive in Kaneohe and Kapolei
  • Some accept pets under 25 lbs


Sublet.com has some furnished rentals

Craigslist Oahu

Renting a Home: Once you have the keys to your home then TLA ends. If you sign a lease, but the home is not available for 10 more days due to cleaning or old tenants moving out, then your TLA will continue until you can actually move in.

Assigned to Barracks: If you are assigned to on-post barracks you may not receive TLA at all if quarters are available when you show up.

Always confirm with your finance office prior to using your benefits as policies can change. 

Here is a link to DoD site FAQ's regarding TLA. http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/faqtla.cfm

Base lodging

Schofield and Wheeler Army Airfield, Central Oahu

The Inn at Schofield Barracks is the designated transient quarters for personnel stationed at Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Helemano Military Reservation. If space is not available, the Inn will issue a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA), which enables the service member to obtain other hotel lodging at the TLA rate. There is no designated transient lodging facility for personnel stationed at Fort Shafter, Tripler Army Medical Center, Camp Smith, Pearl Harbor or Hickam Air Force Base.
They accept pets as well see link for more info. 

Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, Windward Oahu

Inns of the Corps Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 96863

Building Number 6534
Phone: (808) 254-2806
DSN: not available
Fax: (808) 356-4506
**Please call for pet friendly rooms, cabanas, cottages or villas** 

Barbers Point, West Oahu


Phone: (808) 682-3085
Barbers Point Beach Cottages
Barbers Point Beach Cottages, White Plains Beach Building 1797
Barbers Point/Kalailoa, Hawaii, 96707

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam


JBPHH (Hickam Side)
15 G St., Bldg 1153
HICKAM AFB, HI 96853-5000

JBPHH (Pearl Harbor side)
15 G STREET BLDG 1153 Arizona Hall 1623 Battleship Dr Lockwood Hall 662 Lockwood Hall Makalapa Hall 372 Luapele Road
JBPHH, HI 96860

NAVY LODGE AT FORD ISLAND. https://www.navy-lodge.com

**Pet friendly guest rooms will be identified as "Pet Friendly". Reservations for leisure travels may be booked 14 days prior to arrival, dependent upon availability. Leisure travelers may only stay 30 days per calendar year. Reservations for foreign military members require prior approval from Joint Base Leadership.

Tripler Army Medical

IHG ARMY HOTEL, TRIPLER. https://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/tripler-amc/mftrb/hoteldetail

IHG ARMY HOTEL, DVG, FORT SHAFTER (BLDG 719). https://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/fort-shaforter/mftra/hoteldetail














  Kamehameha Day 2017

Kamehameha Day 2017


Links to some TLA approved Hotels


Thanks for reading and please share your experiences with me on my FB group, HAWAII MILITARY LIFE, so we can help others. I mainly post Local Hawaii events and information in that group. And if you are retiring or transitioning, please join our HAWAII MILITARY RETIRED VETERANS LIFE Facebook group. 

HAWAII MILITARY LIFE is a NEW 2017 group. We try to look for a lot of FREE events or discounts for Military. We also post PCS instructions, shipping a car dealing with pets, BAH, and anything related to Military commands in Hawaii. This group is NOT FOR PROFIT so we are REAL DoD families helping each other. You can search through our Facebook site using key words on the left column. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1483172141727626/