Airport Lounges Reviews

Let’s look at the Capital One Lounge Denver ( Review )

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There are currently 3 Capital One Lounges open in the world. They are downright wonderful offering great food, coffee, drinks, and modern, fresh spaces to work and hang out. The first opened in Dallas, and DC and Denver have recently opened up as well. I’m here in Atlanta hoping that we get one soon because, when they aren’t crowded, they’re awesome.

Who can get into the Capital One Lounge Denver?

Just remember per the terms: “Effective January 1, 2025, Venture and Spark Miles cardholders will no longer receive complimentary lounge access. You will have 2 complimentary visits to Capital One Lounges or Plaza Premium Lounges to use by December 31, 2024. Venture and Spark Miles cardholders can access Capital One Lounges at a special rate of $45 for themselves and their guests.”


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Capital One Lounge Denver Location

It’s located in Councourse A near Gate 34

Capital One Lounge Denver Hours

Daily 5am to 9pm

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Crowd control:

It was very crowded, and the new rules that will go into effect Jan 1 2025 are welcomed. Many people were turned away; however, you can now add your name to the waitlist, or reserve a spot online. I’d do this. I didn’t, but in the future I would, but my wife and I were just lucky we got in.

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Capital One Lounge Denver Food to go:

Hands down the best part of the lounge is the ability to pop in and out with food. I had multiple items and even took a sandwich to have on the plane ( it was egg salad…sorry I was that guy ).

Capital One Denver Main Area

The lounge has one central area that surrounds a bar…a long the circumference you’ll find drink stations, snacks, and a buffet. As you can see it was quite crowded.

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Capital One Lounge Denver – private areas

Opposite the main area you’ll find private work rooms and pods that can be used for a meeting, phone call, work, etc.

Capital One Lounge Denver Restrooms and Shower

The shower was actually occupied, but the restrooms are very clean, large enough to change in, and individual.
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Capital One Lounges

I’ve visited all three Capital One Lounges and they are amazing…though starting to get crowded so hopefully this and the restrictions on access will help.

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Great lounge, but it was VERY crowded.

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

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Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

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Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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1 Comment

  • Jordan March 6, 2024

    Capital One Venture X:

    75,000 bonus miles after $4,000 spend in three months. I used this card recently to book airline tickets and ended up getting around 15-20% back as travel credits because the flight price dropped after booking. I like this card for the 2X points minimum on purchases, so I like to use this one when my other cards will only give me 1X points. I use it when I can’t get better point amounts on my other cards. It’s a great one to have, especially if traveling abroad since it can be challenging at times to find businesses to accept Amex at times.

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