Review: The Club at LAS Lounge, Terminal 3 – “E” Gates, Las Vegas, USA
The Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport conveniently offers several lounges operated by The Club at LAS. With two locations split between Terminal 1 and this version in Terminal 3, you’ll likely have a The Club at LAS nearby your departure gate. We would visit this particular location in Terminal 3 “E” Gates. How would our experience fare?
This post is one chapter on our trip during the end of the pandemic to Las Vegas, United States of America. This trip was enhanced through Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards and Alaska Mileage Plan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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- What it Actually Costs to Eat at Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas, USA
- Marriott’s Grand Château Las Vegas, USA
- My Experience Renting as a Hertz President’s Circle at Las Vegas International Airport
- Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen, Las Vegas, USA
- Bouchon Restaurant at the Venetian, Las Vegas, USA
- The Club at LAS Lounge, Terminal 3 – “E” Gates, Las Vegas, USA
- The Club at LAS Lounge, Terminal 1 – “D” Gates, Las Vegas, USA
- American Express Centurion Lounge, Terminal 1 – “D” Gates, Las Vegas, USA
Review: The Club at LAS Business Lounge, Terminal 3 – “E” Gates, Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport “E” Concourse, Nevada, United States of America.
There are two lounges branded as The Club at LAS at the Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport. This review is of the The Club at LAS Terminal 3 – “E” Gates at Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport. If you want to see what the other lounge looks like, please see our review of The Club at LAS Terminal One – “D” Gates at Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport.
After four days in Las Vegas, it finally came time to head back home. We checked out of The Marriott Grand Château Las Vegas and self drove up to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport courtesy of a great rental from Hertz Las Vegas.
While I didn’t bother reviewing our flight on Alaska Airlines, I did want to take the time to review several of the lounges at Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport. We were departing from Las Vegas Harry Reid Terminal 3 on Alaska Airlines. With Alaska Airlines usually departing from gates E14 – E15, the closest lounge to our gate was located at The Club at LAS in Terminal 3 – “E” Gates.
Locating The Club at LAS – Terminal 3:
The Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport is split into three buildings and two terminals. Our Alaska Airlines flight had us departing through the newer Terminal 3; which exists of a stand alone building.
The other Terminal 1 building is split between a primary building and an in-field concourse called “D” Gates. The second The Club at LAS – Terminal 1 “D” Gates was located within this in field terminal.
Getting back to our review, The Club at LAS Terminal 3 “E” Gates was located within the main terminal building of Terminal 3. It’s located right at the east end of the airline terminal, in a somewhat out of the way location.
After checking in, immediately after passing through TSA Pre-Check, I turned left after the security screening. I headed down the length of the terminal towards The Club at LAS Lounge. I started down what would be about a 7 – 10 minute walk towards the lounge.
I passed by the Welcome to Las Vegas signs with the old Las Vegas McCarran International Airport signage. Las Vegas Senator Patrick McCarran was a previous senator of Nevada and the airport was named after him for 73 years. In February 2021, the Clark County Commission unanimously approved renaming the airport after reports of McCarran’s “history of perpetuating racism, xenophobia and antisemitism” began to surface. The new name of the airport is Las Vegas Harry Reid Despite this, there are a few leftover reminders of the airports old name; such as on this sign.
Eventually, I got to signage of “Airline Lounge by Gate E2”. While the walking was mostly on wide concourses, I did benefit from the use of a moving escalator towards the very end.
Eventually, after that 7 – 10 minute walk, I came across The Club at LAS located at the very end of the concourse. The lounge isn’t what I’d call as centrally located, so make sure you allow yourself a little extra time if you come all the way out here to visit this lounge. It can be about fifteen minutes walk if you have to walk from this end of Las Vegas concourse “E” to the other end of Las Vegas Concourse “E” to Gate E15 where my Alaska Airlines flight was departing form.
Accessing The Club at LAS Las Vegas:
The Club at LAS can be accessed through a variety of means:
The Club at LAS is a member of Priority Pass. If you have a Priority Pass Membership offered with certain premium credit cards such as the American Express Platinum Card, you will likely have access to this lounge along with one guest. If you have an American Express Platinum Card, you’ll also have access to the upscale American Express Centurion Lounge Las Vegas, which we have visited several times previously.
The Lounge is also a member of Lounge Key; a membership program that comes with select premium Visa and Mastercard credit cards. If you have an affiliated credit card, you may potentially gain access subject to the terms and conditions of your credit card agreement.
The Lounge is also a member of Diners Club; a membership program that comes with Diners Club credit card. If you have an affiliated credit card, you may potentially gain access subject to the terms and conditions of your credit card agreement.
If you are flying as a Business Class traveller, on Virgin Atlantic Upper Class, Condor Business Class or KLM Royal Dutch Airways Crown Business Class departing from Las Vegas, you will be assigned access to this lounge.
The Club at LAS also offers lounge passes available for sale on its website (marked as subject to availability). At the time of writing, the price of admission was $45 USD.
We accessed the lounge today courtesy of Priority Pass provided with the American Express Platinum Card. As my entry was processed, I was explained by reception that everything inside was on a complimentary basis.
Inside The Club at LAS Terminal 3 – “E” Gates:
As I entered the lounge, I found myself in the lounge’s bar area. The lounge decor was in some general greys, beiges and white colours; a functional but not overly contemporary or aspirational appearance for a lounge.
The bar area featured a long communal counter with stand up bar seating on both sides. The lounge bar seating was mostly spread out and there were places to easily find a seat at the bar.
Along the back part of the room was the bar itself. A functional space, the full service bar didn’t feature elaborate illumination, but did offer complimentary beverages on a full service basis. There were a few cocktails available, but nothing to the level of what you might find by the mixologists at the American Express Centurion Lounge.
The back part of the lounge offered lounge chair seating. As a result of a Condor flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt departing near the time of my visit, the lounge was really full. As a result, the lounge was almost at capacity during my early Sunday afternoon visit.
The Club at LAS Lounge seating space took over several rooms off the bar area. Each room offered a combination of actual lounge chairs, along with table and chair seating. Most of the seating was configured in a 4 person seating arrangement, but there were a few seats that were configured for two travellers.
The Club at LAS Lounge was a lounge space that didn’t offer much natural light. Due to the orientation of the lounge, it faced inwards into the terminal itself. There are some small frosted windows that offer a glimpse of natural light from the concourse terminal themselves. Despite this, The Club at LAS was a brightly lit space. Even without windows, it had bright feel to it without feeling like a dungeon.
I eventually located myself a spot in the furthest back most room. Despite being the most backward room, it was still pretty full. My seat had a view inwards towards the frosted glass of the terminal.
Overall, the lounge seating was more than adequate, if not a bit full during my visit.
Food and Beverage:
The Club at LAS Lounge offered a reasonable amount of food, given that it wasn’t a meal hour. The food stations were split between a counter to the right of the full service bar area that contained drinks, and a more full service area behind the bar room that contained food.
The primary food area located to your right along the concourse lounge wall as you entered the lounge. This consisted of a lengthy counter that offered both hot and cold dishes.
Consistent with this lounge servicing long haul flights by Condor, KLM and Virgin Atlantic, many people appeared to be stocking up on food prior to their flight.
The lounge offered crudités and hummus plates, roasted pepper gouda pasta. chicken salad sandwiches, soup and salad and a a few snacks and sweets. The lunch and dinner service was displayed on a menu.
While the menu was not specific on the type of soups being served, the soups on offer today were chicken enchilada soup, along with a tomato basil bisque.
There were an ample amount of snacks. Lounges can sometimes fall down or fall behind with the food offerings at times of high demand. Admittedly, given the amount of people in the lounge, The Club at LAS Lounge did a really good job at keeping the food offerings stocked, up to date, and clean. There was enough food available when I was there and the lounge was kept remarkably clean given the amount of travellers.
This particular lounge doesn’t offer a complimentary shower facility. The lounge does offer attached washrooms. If you’re interested in a shower facility, you’ll have to attend the lounge’s sister facility at The Club at LAS Terminal 1 “D” Gates Las Vegas where there is a substantial shower facility.
Which Club at LAS is the Better Club Lounge?
There are two locations of The Club’s at LAS. There is this version at the Terminal 3 – “E” Gates, and there is the sister version at The Club at LAS Terminal 1 – D Gates. It’s a natural question for those looking to maximize their experience: “Which The Club at LAS” is the better lounge?
In terms of space, The Club at LAS Terminal 1 – D Gates offers a much brighter but smaller space. This “D” Gates lounge offers a bright daylight space, at the expense of some more compact and less comfortable seating.
Both Club’s offer the same food program, although I found that The Club at LAS Terminal 3 – “E” Gates did a better job at keeping the food looking fresh and up to date than The Club at LAS Terminal 1 – “D” Gates.
Both The Club at LAS locations are remarkably similar and I would probably just pick the Club that’s located closest to my gate. This is, if I didn’t have access to the excellent American Express Centurion Lounge Las Vegas.
Overall: Our Experience at The Club at LAS Terminal 3 – “E” Gates
The Club at LAS Terminal 3 – “E” Gates at Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport is a solid lounge that offered a comfortable amount of seating, along with a reasonably strong food and beverage program.
While the lounge didn’t offer fantastic daylight views, it did offer a reasonable amount of food and a corresponding amount of space which would be a great place to relax before your international or domestic flight.