Seattle Tacoma International Airport is the biggest air hub in the Pacific Northwest. It has one of the most well-designed collections of airport lounges I’ve seen in an airport. Delta Sky Club, the Amex Centurion Lounge, as well as the Alaska Airlines Lounges are all very accessible and newly renovated, and The Club at SEA has also stepped up its game to compete for its share of passengers.
The Club Airport Lounges are part of a national hospitality company specializing in the airport lounges. In the past couple of years, The Club has several expansions throughout US Airports. We are regulars at The Club at ATL in our home base at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The Club at SEA is our second visit to the franchise.
The Club at SEA locations
You can find two locations for The Club at SEA. They’re airside after the TSA Security gates in Seattle Airport:
- Concourse A, across from Gate A11, mezzanine level. Main entrance is still at the first floor of Terminal A.
- South Satellite, between Gate S8 and S9.
South Satellite The Club at SEA is the larger of the two. This is a review for the The Club at SEA in Concourse A.
Accessing the Club at SEA
Both “The Club at SEA” lounges in Seattle are part of the Priority Pass Lounge network. You can access either club using your Priority Pass membership.
You can also purchase a day pass to this Priority Pass Lounge for $40. Either purchase it online or pay at the front desk.
Several airlines programs also allow their business and first class passengers to use the lounge. Xiamen Airlines and EVA Airlines are some of the major airlines to use The Club at SEA.
The Club at SEA layout
The entrance to The Club at SEA is across from Gate A10. You will have to climb the stairs or ride an elevator to the mezzanine level to reach the main lounge.
The locker and coat room are across the main front desk. You can leave your luggage here and, even though I wouldn’t recommend it, you can leave some small valuables inside a locked compartment.
Continuing through the hallway, you’ll find the bathrooms. After that, the lounge opens up to the main seating area and the food bar. The majority of the seating is single lounge chairs. There are a few high top cafe tables and chairs near the bar.
At the end of the room, you’ll find the business center and the conference room. While there are big windows to allow natural light into the lounge, the view itself is less than desirable – unless you’re into service roads and parking lots!
Across the hall of the lounge, the window wall faces the airport terminal where you can see some of the A gates below on the ground floor.
Food and Drink
As with most Seattle airport lounges, the hot food selection is lacking.
Hot food, cold food, and snack options
The only hot food in The Club at SEA is the Cream of Broccoli hot soup and a few crackers. And to my delight, there was a do-it-yourself instant noodle station where you can make your own ramen noodles – quite a popular feature here.
Cold food consists of pasta and a salad bar. To satisfy your sweet tooth, the airport lounge offers a stack of brownies in the snack bar area.
Snacks vary and are plentiful – yogurt pretzels, gummy bears, and popcorn. In addition to these, you can select a few individually packaged Miss Vickie’s kettle cooked potato chips – my favorite!
Hot and cold drinks
The Club at SEA has Stash teas, Starbucks Coffee, and an espresso machine to make hot beverages. Cold drinks, such as sodas and juices, as well as bottled water, are available from the cooler.
Patrons can order an alcoholic beverage – in most cases, complementary – from the bar in the middle of the lounge. They display a cocktail menu with decent options.
Amenities at The Club at SEA
The Business Center at this Seattle Priority Pass Lounge occupies a separate room in the lounge. Looking for a place to work? Pull up a chair and set up your laptop at the work station. You can also find a few desktop computers here. If you need to do small copy or print jobs, you can do it here.
You can request the conference room inside the The Club at SEA. Ask staff about the requirements and fees. You may need to book it in advance by calling them.
Things to know about The Club at SEA
Indonesian staff at The Club at SEA
As an Indonesian traveler, it is always a pleasure to find fellow Indonesians abroad. In this case, a few Indonesians happened to be on staff at The Club at SEA lounge.
If you have not been to Indonesia, we are famous for being smiley, friendly, and kind! They make a great contribution to any hospitality business, including The Club at SEA!
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned trash cans in an airport lounge review before this. In The Club at SEA, you’ll find many household size trash cans strategically throughout the lounge. Strangely enough, this makes the lounge look a bit trashy. In busy times, full trash cans seem neglected, creating an unusual eyesore here.
When the airport expansion was completed in 2005, the Club at SEA achieved prestigious status as a LEED C1 Silver Certified lounge. For those not familiar with this, it means that the building is a sustainable and environmentally friendly green building.
Locker and coat room
The Club at SEA offers a foyer room where you can store your luggage and coats. Locks are available in some of the smaller lockers. Feel free to store your bags and coats here. The lockers under the watchful eyes of the front desk staff, who sit right across from the room.
Bathrooms and showers
There are basic and clean bathrooms inside the lounge that you can use. Unfortunately they don’t have showers inside the Club at SEA.
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