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The Amex Centurion Lounge is located outside gate B3
I arrived into satellite terminal, N, from LAX with a couple hours to spare before traveling on to Indianapolis. The Amex Centurion lounge is located in the B gates which is part of the main terminal, and requires a short tram ride from N to the main terminal. I had yet to visit the Centurion Lounge in Seattle and felt this was a perfect opportunity to check it out. I’d heard rumors it was quite small, and felt like 15-20 minutes would be more than enough to review it, get a quick bite to eat, and maybe some coffee prior to my flight to Indy.
A little history:
The lounge used to occupy 3100 sq ft, but late last year, Amex expanded the lounge to cover nearly 4500. It features free wifi, a shower, bar, food, and more space to work and hang out.
- When: February 2018
- Where: Seattle
- Access: Any Amex Platinum or Centurion card holder + 2 guests
- Additional guests are $50
The Lounge is located just in front of B3
The trams from N to the main terminal run every few minutes. From there, I’d say the walk to B is roughly 10-15 minutes. I had roughly 2 hours between flights, so a 30 minute commute wasn’t too bad. In the future, if I had much less time than that, I’m not sure it’s worth the trek. However, an ice cold beer, and a snack is quite nice.
The lounge is essentially 2 large spaces.
The main area is broken up into a lounge like space for eating/working followed by a tv sitting room and office space. The bar has floor to ceiling views of the airport and tables for eating/dining. As you can see in the left photo, there is a flight board to monitor your departure.
The lounge was around 2/3 occupied. One of the biggest complaints of the smaller lounge was overcapacity. It’s still not a massive lounge, but I found a spot to sit, with an outlet without much trouble.
The bar was well stocked and had breakfast drinks
As the day goes on there are more “mixology” inspired drinks that the bar will offer.
Since it was roughly 9 am when I arrived, the were serving breakfast. It was continental. Fruit, Greek yogurt, and pastries. There were also pastries and cereal, but I didn’t see any hot items. A fair display, but I’ve seen much better offerings from other Centurion lounges.
Behind the Bar are the bathrooms, and a single shower.
It’s a nice feature to be able to shower in a lounge accessible with domestic travel, unfortunately it was occupied so I couldn’t snap any photos.
It’s a nice lounge, and one of the reasons I love carrying an Amex Platinum. The food was fresh with a few different options, and the bar was serving. I ended up grabbing a small breakfast and coffee, hopped on the Wifi, and head out. I’d say it saved me at least $10. There’s no reason NOT to go to this lounge if you’re in the main terminal. It’s worth a few minutes walk, but if you’re further away that that, it comes down to how hungry you are, and how much you need that coffee or glass of bubbly. My cut off will probably be an hour and a half layover. If I have more than that, I’ll head over, get a little work done, and have a snack. It’d be interesting to see what kind of food is offered later in the day.
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