I’ve been to several Seattle Airport Lounges, and the competition among Airport Lounges and Business Class Lounges in Seattle is pretty stiff. Delta Sky Club in Seattle is definitely one of the best contenders in the Seattle airport lounge competition.
Here’s our review of the SeaTac Delta Sky Club Airport Lounge.
The SeaTac Delta Sky Club is one of Delta Airlines’ recent additions and renovated Delta Sky Clubs. It opened in October 2016. The Sky Club helps Delta establish a presence in the Pacific Northwest.
With over 21,000 square feet and a maximum of 413 seats, Seattle’s Delta Sky Club holds the title of being the fifth largest Sky Club out of 51 – not too shabby!
Delta Sky Club in Seattle Location
If you’re flying with Delta, you’ll already be in the right terminal. The SEA Delta Sky Club is right between Terminal A and Terminal B, and its front entrance is right next to Gate A1.
All of the terminals in SeaTac Airport connect after security, so you will have no issue accessing any of them, including Terminal A to access Delta Sky Club SEA.
Who can use the Delta Sky Club?
Certain American Express Card cardholders, as well as Delta Elite Status and Diamond Medallion members, get access to Delta Sky Club in Seattle International Airport.
If you fly as a DeltaOne or SkyTeam Premium Cabin passenger, you can also use this convenient lounge.
However, if you don’t have status or complimentary access, you can purchase a day pass for $59 at the front desk. Certain Amex credit card members can bring additional guests either for free or at a discounted rate of $29.
The Delta Sky Club staff can assist you if you have any questions.
Another approach is to get a Delta Sky Club membership. There are two options for the membership: Executive Membership and Individual Membership.
Annual costs are $745 and $495, respectively. You can pay in full or in monthly installments of $65/$45 for the year.
If you prefer, you can use SkyMiles to pay the fee: 70,000/47,000 miles will do it. You can find the exact rules to sign up at the official Delta Sky Club page here.
If you own the American Express Platinum card, you are also welcome to use this lounge, as long as you have a same-day Delta boarding pass.
You can use our referral link to apply for your Amex Platinum credit card.
Delta Sky Club in Seattle is one of the largest airport lounges at SeaTac International Airport!
After checking in at the main desk, the business airport lounge will immediately open up to the big space. Large two-story floor to ceiling windows face the tarmac, allowing natural light to penetrate through the lounge.
To the left of the entrance is the concierge and member service desk. This can be a very useful flight rescheduling service if you experience a flight delay, which often happens in Seattle.
You can find all of the food, beverages and bar on the opposite side from the big windows. Towards the end of the room, you’ll find the Asanda Spa, showers, and bathrooms.
The staircase and the elevator to the mezzanine are not far from Asanda Spa. The mezzanine level offers more seating options, which are mainly couches and sofas.
This area is great for a retreat from the crowd below, especially if the lounge is crowded during evening rush hours.
Delta Sky Club in Seattle offers many different seating options. My favorite is the serpentine-like sofa in the middle of the lounge, which is the main piece in the huge room.
It serves both functionally as a place to sit, as well as an aesthetically-pleasing sculptural piece that fits the scale of the lounge.
Food and drink at SEA Delta Sky Club
While in typical Delta airport lounges across the nation you can find basic to mediocre food, the Delta Sky Club in Seattle has an elevated food menu.
There are many options, ranging from a cold salad bar and sandwiches with homemade potato chips to hot soup, chowder, and pasta.
A local celebrity chef, Ethan Stowell, prepared the menu for the Delta Lounge in Seattle.
As a result, the lounge is a must-visit if you’re a hard core foodie!
Here are a sample of what was there when I visited the Delta Sky Club in SeaTac:
- Delicata Squash Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Honey
- Tuscan Chicken Salad
- Orange Balsamic Vinegrette
- Cold Turkey Sandwiches and Homemade Fries
- Cheese Tortellini
- Ivars Clam Chowder
- Coconut Curry Lentil
It’s not a bad Delta Sky Club menu at all!
There are labels on each food indicating the ingredients and any indications for nuts, gluten, and vegetarian/vegan options. It is definitely one of the most comprehensive Delta Sky Club food selections I’ve ever seen.
There are several hot beverage stations, each with an espresso machine, brewed Starbucks coffee and decaf in carafes, flavored syrup selections and a few selections of milk, including non-dairy options.
For other hot drinks, there is a selection of flavored and basic tea, plus a water filtration system for both still and sparkling water.
A Coke soda machine is available, along with infused water and tea jugs.
The main bar
Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson, created the wine list for this Delta Sky Club. Beer drinkers can choose from tap and bottled beers.
Try some of the local beers, as well as wine from Washington State wineries.
While most of the alcoholic drinks are complimentary, you can ask for some top shelf liquor and cocktails for an additional fee.
Amenities at the Delta Sky Club SeaTac
Member and Concierge Service
There is a dedicated desk inside the Seattle Delta airport lounge for member and concierge service. The staff can assist with any Delta-related issues, including rescheduling or booking subsequent flights.
This service is handy if your Delta flight gets delayed, which sometimes happens due to Seattle’s weather.
They also can answer other travel-related questions about things to do in Seattle and its surroundings.
There are desks for setting up your laptop, if needed. The office chairs are comfortable and there is plenty of sunlight to brighten up the whole room.
Low partition walls between stations makes these desks semi-private areas for your convenience.
Showers and Restrooms
There are six shower stalls that you can use at Delta Sky Club in Seattle. To use one, ask the Asanda Spa personnel to put your name on the list.
Shower stalls are clean and include plush Heavenly Bath towels, which are standard Westin Hotels towels. Delta Sky Club also uses one of my favorite bathroom products from Malin+Goetz of New York – Peppermint Shampoo, Cilantro Hair Conditioner, and Sage Body Wash.
Restrooms are spacious, and clean. It is almost feels like you’re stepping into an art installation.
Wi-Fi is available at every Sky Club. The password changes every couple of weeks. You can find the passwords posted everywhere throughout the lounge. The connection is reliable and fast.
Delta Sky Clubs as art installation across the country
Delta Airlines has revamped many of its airport lounges with an art gallery theme to highlight mostly local artists. At Delta Sky Club in Seattle, it’s a series of carved pencils inside acrylic panels that line up in both lower and upper levels of the lounge.
It is satisfying to walk along the walls deciding which of these pencils is your favorite!
There are also photographs of Seattle landmarks, such as Pike Place Market, as well as a Seattle Seahawks Jersey bearing Delta 12 on the back.
Asanda Spa inside the Delta Sky Club in Seattle
Another addition to Delta Sky Clubs nationwide are Spa Amenities. More and more travelers are looking for wellness while traveling. You can find the Asanda Spa Lounge SEATAC inside the Delta Sky Club in Seattle.
Asanda means “Lounge” in Sanskrit. It’s opens from 9 AM to 10 PM.
For Asanda Spa full service, check the official spa menu here. Their service, such as 30-minute neck massage or back rub, is available for purchase.
For an additional fee, you can use the meditation room for $30-65 per hour.
Here, you can lay in a recliner and strap on a pair of goggles with rhythmic LED lights while listening to soothing natural sounds to guide your relaxing meditation.
Things to consider
Seattle Delta Sky Club Hours
Hours for Delta Sky Club Seattle is 4:45 AM to 12:40 AM.
Tip or not to tip
While it’s usual for American travelers to tip almost everybody who serves them, there is some confusions for others. Generally speaking, you tip the bartender $1 per drink, and a few extra for using the shower room – though that’s not really required.
More on Airport Lounges and Business Class Lounges
We have several memberships and airline status that allow us to access airport lounges all around the world. If you want to learn more about airport lounges, start with our post, Is Airport Lounge Access Worth The Cost of a Priority Pass or Credit Card.
You can read more of our airport lounges reviews as well.
Delta Sky Clubs are not Priority Pass lounges
We love Delta Sky Clubs. But when we travel outside the US (or in airports where Delta is not a major presence in the US) we use our Priority Pass for airport lounge access.
Delta Sky Clubs do not accept Priority Pass; however, we recommend getting one. Priority Pass is accepted in more than 1,200 airport lounges around the world!
Here’s more on the Delta Sky Club Seattle. I visited the airport lounge during my Airport Lounge Challenge – see our travel vlog here:
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