The Palms Retro Hotel:
Near the Mayport Naval Station

The Palms Retro Hotel is an ideal place to stay when you're seeking fun Mayport Naval Station accommodations while enjoying other nearby attractions in the Altantic Beach, FL, area.

A Beloved Jacksonville Landmark

If you or your relatives are current or retired members of the US Navy, this naval base offers a wonderful spot for commissary shopping, base tours, and even fun dining and other diversions available in the well loved nearby Village of Mayport.

Offering Extra Perks for Military Guests

Best of all, we offer per diem rates and other military family discounts. Just ask, and we'll be more than happy to oblige. So, while seeking convenient Mayport hotels, why not increase the pleasure of your stay by making your reservations at the Palms Retro Hotel?

A Short History of Mayport Naval Station

Commissioned in 1942, Mayport derives its name from the River of May, the French moniker for our city's gorgeous Saint Johns River. Since its inception, Mayport has grown exponentially over the years, expanding its capacity to include an impressive number bases, airfields, carriers and missions:

  • Became a landing field and a fueling facility for submarines in 1948
  • Added a master jet runway in 1955
  • Served as an advanced staging area during the Cuban Missal Crisis
  • Served as a port for station ships involved in operations off the Coasts of Lebanon,  Granada and the Persian Gulf
  • Established as a Naval Air Facility Helicopter Fleet base in 1992
  • Established as the second largest Aircraft Carrier Homeport on the East Coast
  • Approved to serve as a Homeport for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers
  • Is now the third-largest navel fleet concentration area in the United States

The Charming Village of Mayport

The Village of Mayport is a delightful community near the Mayport Naval Station.  Nestled right on the coast of the Saint Johns River, the quaint town comes complete with charming old seafood restaurants, great fishing spots, and its very own marina.

The Palms Retro 28 Sherry Drive Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 United States Phone: 904-241-7776