Boston International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New England, as it is a major hub for a few domestic airlines, such as Delta and JetBlue. The Lounge at Boston is a nice place to get away from the noisy hustle and bustle of the airport when you’re traveling.
Boston International Airport has five terminals, and some of these Terminals connect within the secured area. Terminal E is the International terminal, and there’s a walkway by gate E1 where you can eventually reach Terminal C.
The Lounge at Boston Airport is one of the Boston Priority Lounges, and it is located in domestic Terminal C.
Here’s our review of The Lounge – yes, the actual name of the airport lounge is “The Lounge.”
The Lounge Boston Location
The Lounge in Boston Airport is across from Gate C19 on the first floor. This area mostly connects to the other Terminals, including Boston International Terminal E.
The exception to the rule is Terminal C Gate C40-C42, which was somehow built in a separate portion of the Terminal.
You have to exit to the landside, then back through security to get to Gate C19.
The Lounge at BOS Access
The Lounge is one of Boston’s Priority Pass lounges. It’s quite popular, so when you travel, you may have to wait during busy hours from 4 pm to 8 pm.
When we fly, we always take our Priority Pass to get into over 1,200 lounges at airports around the world (and get discounts at several restaurants!) If you travel, consider getting a Priority Pass Membership and stop paying for drinks and food at the airport!
If you don’t have access to a Priority Pass lounge in Boston, you can purchase a day pass to the lounge for $40.
You can pay the daily rate at the front desk, or purchase it online here. There’s also another Boston airport lounge on the website – the Club at BOS.
The Lounge in Boston hours are 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Checking in to The Lounge at BOS
Accessing The Lounge Boston is as simple as presenting your airport lounge membership (such as Priority Pass), a same-day boarding pass, and an ID.
The friendly and helpful staff checked me in very quickly and efficiently.
The Lounge at Boston Layout
Upon entering the main lounge, you’ll soon notice a frosted glass wall that divides the lounge into two main areas.
The room on the left side of the lounge is where you can find the buffet table, as well as the main bar and cafe-style seating with tables.
You can also find the working desk area, and the only desktop computer and printer on the corner.
The other side of the lounge takes about two-thirds of the lounge space. Here, you can find lounge chairs, sofas, and a hot beverage station.
And way towards the end of this room, there’s an even more secluded sectional with more private rooms for smaller groups.
Both of these rooms share the back window wall, overlooking a section of the runway with taxiing plane and gates.
It’s not a very glamorous corner for plane watching, but you can definitely check out the ground crew somewhat up close working a level below the window.
Either way, these windows bring in sunlight to the main lounge area. The afternoon sun may spill towards the edges of the lounge and require the shades to roll down.
Food and Drink at The Lounge
Due to my unfortunate circumstances of transiting and being stuck in Boston Airport, I managed to check out both the breakfast scene and the food options for the rest of the day.
Breakfast is served until 11 am. You can find a selection of individual cereals, plus bagels and bread that you can toast. There are also several small pastries, fruit, and parfaits in the cold bar selection.
They also had mini crepes that I was originally excited about – but they looked better than they tasted.
On the hot bar, they have the fluffy Farm Fresh Omelet and Oatmeal and toppings.
It would be nice to have additional condiments and other items on the hot bar, such as potatoes, bacon, ketchup or even pepper. But this may be bit of a stretch.
So I was happy with a few drops of Tabasco and a pinch of salt.
After 11, they cleared the breakfast items and provided the menu for the rest of the day.
It was mainly a salad bar, hot soup and selections of sandwiches and wraps. As for dessert, they had bite-size brownies and cookies.
The Lounge Boston had vegetarian items, like a vegetable sandwich option and lentil soup.
Individually plastic wrapped fresh fruit and savory/sweet snacks are available throughout the day.
Cold drinks are self-serve from the coolers below the tables. You can grab a Coke product, Canada Dry, Ocean Spray, Dole, and Tropicana juices.
Infused water jugs are also available.
The hot beverage coffee and tea station is self-serve. You can find (what supposedly) fresh brewed coffee in two carafes next to the tea selection jars.
Two instant espresso machines (one of them was out of order) were available for “crafted” beverages.
There is no staff at the bar during the day, but there’s a bell to ring if you need service.
The selection of beer and liquor is impressive. They have at least eight different beer types, including Sam Adams, a locally-brewed IPA Notch Left Of The Dial, Guinness Draft, Corona Extra, Coors Light, and Heineken.
They also have Angry Orchard Hard Cider.
You’ll find the wine and Signature Cocktails menu at the bar, and it’s quite an impressive list. They have at least sixteen different brands of liquor, ranging from Gin, Whiskey, Vodka to Cordials.
Amenities at The Lounge Boston
Here are some of the amenities available inside The Lounge at Boston International Airport:
The Lounge doesn’t have WiFi. But don’t worry. You can still use the Boston Airport WiFi network from inside the lounge.
The Lounge Boston has one desktop computer and a copier/printer. Staff can assist you with your basic printing questions.
Other than that, you can sit down in available work stations with your own laptop, or use their other high table station for your computer.
Electrical outlets in Boston The Lounge
There are plenty electrical outlets throughout the lounge area to charge your electronics. They are on the wall, the tables, and even on the floor panels.
They come in the standard American outlets, as well as USB plugs.
Magazines and newspapers
The Lounge Boston offers complimentary, but limited, magazines. There’s a stack of Golf Digest magazines for anybody to grab.
You’ll find them in the main lounge area.
Flight information screen and updates
When I visited, I was in a nightmare transit – flight delays and cancelations to New York JFK. Because of this, I really appreciated the central location of the screen showing gates and departures for JetBlue flights.
There are no voice announcement for flights or changes inside the lounge.
A few things to know before visiting The Lounge at Boston
Boston Logan International Airport is not going to win any “comfortable airport” award anytime soon. It is an older airport that is very much in need of an upgrade.
So it may go without saying that The Lounge is obviously a preferable environment in which to wait for your next flight.
It is much quieter (at least when I was there), has more comfortable chairs and tables, complimentary food and drink, and even a free magazine if you’re into reading about golf.
However, there are a few final thoughts that I have before I finish up.
- Food is not the greatest – sure, many lounges only offer bite size meals or inadequate snack options. The Lounge at Boston food is not high quality.
- Staff are friendly and helpful; however they were a bit loud – calling to each other from the back kitchen to the bar and to the main lounge. They don’t use “indoor voices.”
- There is no shower in Boston Airport’s The Lounge.
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Halef moved from Indonesia to the US nearly two decades ago to go to college here. He hasn’t looked back. He’s been to over forty countries and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. He’s a Landscape Architect in Atlanta, GA.