Review: The Club at SEA Lounge, “S” Concourse, Sea -Tac Airport, Seattle, Washington, United States


During our long layover at SEA-TAC we also ventured over to The Club at SEA Lounge in the “S” Concourse. Many of the International flights from Seattle depart from the Seattle Tacoma International Airport “S” Gates. Despite the concourse being a small train ride out, there isn’t much available in the “S” Concourse to keep you entertained, making access to a lounge all that more important.

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Review: The Club at SEA Lounge, “S” Concourse, Sea – Tac Airport, Seattle, Washington, United States

This is a review of the The Club at SEA Lounge (previously known as the Club International Lounge). For other reviews of lounges at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, please see The Club at Sea “A” Concourse, the United Club at “A” Concourse, the American Express Centurion Lounge at “B” Concourse, the Alaska Lounge at “N” Gates, and the Alaska Lounge at “C” Gates.

We’ve visited this place several times on international flights out of SEA-TAC, but for some reason, have never written up a full review of it. This review will be a little different, as it will encompass some experiences from throughout our time through this lounge.

After our visit to the United Club on the “A” Concourse, we took the train over to the “S” Concourse which is home to almost all the overseas international departures from SEA-TAC airport. All Nippon Airways contracts with The Club at Sea at the “S” Gates for it’s ANA business class passengers. This is a sister lounge to The Club at SEA at the “A” Gates, although unless you happened to be flying out of the “S” Concourse, I can’t see why it would be worth your time to travel all the way out here.

The SEA-TAC airport is a bit complicated to navigate if it’s your first time through. Once you have it memorized, it’s a bit easier to navigate. Coming from the “A” Gates, it’s a bit of a ways out to the “S” Gates.

SEA TAC Terminal Map
The Map is courtesy of the Port of Seattle

Locating the The Club at SEA Concourse “S”:

The Club at SEA “S” Gates is sister version to the other The Club at SEA. This version of The Club at SEA is located on the main floor of the “S” Concourse almost adjacent to the British Airways and Delta Sky Club Lounge. It’s probably the easiest to find out of the “S” Gate lounges, since it occupies space on the main floor of the concourse, where as the BA lounge is up one level and out of sight and view.

Location of The Club at SEA at the “S” Gates
The Map is Courtesy of the Port of Seattle

At the time of this trip, the lounge was operating as the “Club International”, but has now been re-branded as The Club at SEA. A photo from this visit…

The Club at SEA
Behind Opaque Doors – Glamour Awaits!

Now followed by today’s current “The Club at SEA” branding…

The Current The Club at SEA branding
and all their lounge partners and the kitchen sink

Accessing The Club at SEA Lounge:

The lounge is a contract lounge to several carriers at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. These include IcelandAir, Lufthansa, Condor, All Nippon Airways, Condor, Emirates and British Airways. It is also a member of Priority Pass, allowing access to those with a Priority Pass Membership or through several International premium credit cards.

Today’s access was granted courtesy of an ANA Business Class ticket.

Inside The Club at Sea “S” Concourse:

The lounge is pretty small and we spent a bit of time looking for a place to sit since all the seats were occupied. 

Lounge Seating
Bar Seating Against the Glass

There was a first class section, but this has since been removed in favour of more seating.

The One Time First Class Section of The Club International

This experience has been the same every time that we’ve been through this lounge; there is often no where to sit. The below are some photographs from our IcelandAir Business Class flight from Seattle – Keflavik.

A Busy Place
A Small Space
The Extent of Seating

The best part about this place are the large floor to ceiling windows that allow for some excellent plane spotting.

Hainan Airways – Kung Fu Panda Livery

Food and Beverage:

On the times I’ve been through this particular lounge, I haven’t been overly impressed with the food offerings. Today’s offerings consisted of light packaged snacks.

A Small Counter of Beverages
Very Light Packaged Snacks

Although on other visits, after the transition from Club International to The Club at SEA, we’ve had a more substantial food offering. The newer food offering consisted of cold salads along with an Asian soup offering.

A More Expansive Food Offering

Getting back to today’s trip, it was a bit of a toss up here between the United Club and The Club at SEA “S” Concourse. The United Club was newer and a more comfortable space to be on our particular visit. However, the beverages were better at The Club at SEA “S” Gates. Actual French champagne was on offer at this location, which is a treasured feature of any business lounge. We settled into a few glasses of Piper Heidsieck champagne while we waited for our flight. Also on offer were several Pacific Northwest local Chateau Ste Michelle wines of Washington.

Menu: Wine Lists featuring Pacific Northwest Varietals

The Bottom Line: The Club at SEA “S” Concourse:

The Club at SEA fits into the category of a lounge to visit if you happen to have a little time to spare before your International flight. It’s not somewhere that I would venture out to if my flight left from the SEA-TAC main terminal since the place is much like it’s sister The Club at SEA “A” Gates. Unfortunately, on every visit to this lounge, it’s aways been quite busy here without a spot to sit. The highlight were the Pacific Northwest Wines and the champagne that was on offer on our trips through.

I’d still prefer the American Express Centurion Lounge at SEA-TAC of all these places, if you happen to be lucky enough to have access. Despite this, The Club at SEA “S” Gates may fit your bill if you need a place to exist shortly before your international departing flight.

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