Fairfield Inn in Shalimar, less than two miles from Eglin Air Force Base, provides the nearest lodging for most visitors to the base. Numerous lodging options also exist in the nearby towns of Fort Walton Beach and Niceville, including local and chain hotels, such as Holiday Inn Express, Ramada, Comfort Inn and Sheraton. Some military and civilian Department of Defense visitors qualify to stay in on-base temporary lodging at Eglin Air Force Inn or Duke Field Air Force Inn.
Local hotels in Fort Walton Beach and Niceville include the Emerald Coast Inn and Suites, Baymont Inn and Suites, Dolphin Inn, and Inn on Destin Harbor. Mostly located within seven miles of the base, local and large chain accommodations provide easy access to Eglin via Highways 85 and 189.
In addition to hotels and motels, numerous condo rentals exist in the area. A number of lodging options include beach views or access. Price and lodging quality ranges from budget motels to luxury lodgings, providing options for nearly every budget and taste.
The Eglin Air Force Base FamCamp provides camping and RV space for active and retired military personnel, as well as members of the National Guard, military reserves, Department of Defense civilians and guests of personnel stationed on the base.