Review: The Club at SEA Lounge, “S” Concourse, Sea -Tac Airport, United States
The Seattle Tacoma International Airport has a high volume of travellers that pass through it’s doors resulting in a need for premium airline lounge space. The Club at SEA “S” Concourse recently moved from its old location into space that was vacated by the Delta Sky Club “S” Concourse. How would The Club at SEA personalize their new lounge space and make it their own? Read on to find out…
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Review: The Club at SEA Business Lounge, “S” Concourse, Sea – Tac Airport, Seattle, Washington, United States
This is a review of the The Club at SEA Lounge “S” Concourse Sea-Tac Airport. (previously known as the Delta Sky Club “S” Concourse. 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.
The new Club at SEA “S” Concourse (previously known as the Club International) used to occupy a location on the main concourse floor of the “S” Concourse. Recently, they’ve outgrown that space and have moved into a more spacious version when it took over the old space occupied by the old Delta Skyclub “S” Concourse Sea Tac. The new Club at SEA “S” Concourse is a much brighter and spacious location and is less likely to be over crowded.
The Club at SEA “S” Concourse is is a sister lounge to The Club at SEA at the “A” Gates, the other lounge that they operate at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Washington, United States of America.
Locating the Club at SEA “S” Concourse:
The Club at SEA “S” Concourse is located in the “S” Gates at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. This requires taking an underground train in order to get out to the “S” Concourse; something that takes a little time to do. 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.
Our travels today had us departing on Icelandair Saga Business Class Seattle – Reykjavik, so we’d get an opportunity to visit the “S” Concourse anyway.
The Sea-Tac airport is a bit complicated to navigate given all its terminals and trains if it’s your first time through. Once you have it memorized, it’s a bit easier to navigate. We checked in with Icelandair at the “A” Gates, and took a train out to the “S” Gates.
This version of The Club at SEA is located on the upper level floor of the “S” Concourse almost adjacent to the British Airways Galleries Lounge.
After arriving in the underground air train, we took a long escalator up from the basement to the “S” Gates Concourse.
When we found ourselves on the “S” Concourse, we located the Elevator to Airline Clubs. The elevator was located in between “S” Gates S8 and S9.
After the elevator ride, it was a choice between the British Airways Galleries Club or the freshly updated The Club at SEA “S” Concourse.
The Club at SEA “S” Concourse was generally easy to find, and travellers should not have any difficultly locating the lounge, once they figure out how to navigate the Sea-Tac train system from their connecting terminal.
Accessing The Club at SEA Lounge:
The Club at SEA 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. If you’re flying on business class through these carriers, there is a high likelihood that you’ll have access to this lounge.
The Club at SEA is also a member of Priority Pass, allowing access to those with a Priority Pass Membership through several International premium credit cards just as the American Express Platinum Card.
Lastly, the Club at SEA also offers access purchased through it’s website. At the time of writing, access for a three hour visit was $50 USD.
Our access today was granted courtesy of an Icelandair Saga Business Class Seattle – Reykjavik ticket.
Inside The Club at Sea “S” Concourse:
The new version of the Club at SEA “S” Concourse is a much bigger and brighter space than the last version.
The first thing that has been enhanced is the amount of available seating. Upon entering the Club at SEA “S” Concourse, you’ll find a bank of chairs on your left. The chairs consisted of medium sized loungers along with a few bench seating chairs. Since I usually aim for a chair lounger when I’m in an airline lounge, we plunked ourselves down here for our visit.
This area was mostly empty during our visit and we enjoyed the television on that was on the wall in this particular zone.
The main area of the lounge featured tall individual lounge chair seating adjacent to large glass windows. The seating appeared to feature re-upholstered Delta Sky Club chairs that had changed from the usual Delta Blue and Red, the Dark Blue, Beige and Green.
While the space looked modern and fresh, I did personally find the decor to be a little bland and corporate in taste. We’ve seen airlines really make lounges look modern and contemporary, whereas American Express has themed it’s Centurion Lounges into rustic travel themes with suitcases and books integrated into the walls.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any of those themes at this particular lounge. The space has a few plain pictures on the wall that don’t really connect to any theme. It looks and feels like an office cafeteria in office park North America.
At the left hand side end of the lounge, there was an additional seating area featuring more compartmentalized seating in groups of two and four.
At the other opposite end of the lounge, there was a small television media room. The media room was completely empty on my visit.
In terms of seating, The Club at SEA “S” Concourse was a marked improvement over the old Club at SEA. We didn’t have any issues locating a place to sit in the new Club at SEA, unlike our old visits where locating a lounge seat was usually difficult. I personally found that the theme and decor of the lounge was a little bland, in my humble opinion.
Food and Beverage:
In the middle of the lounge, the Club at SEA “S” Concourse offered a full service bar. The bar wasn’t as deluxe as you’d expect from the American Express Centurion Lounge Seattle, but they did have a number of standard well mixed drinks and several varieties of white, rose and red wine available for service on a complimentary basis.
MrsWT73 tried out the rosé wine on offer at the bar. She didn’t rate it too highly; describing it as a cheap and sweet Californian rosé. I just stuck with water, which was served from vegetable infused dispensers.
The Club at SEA “S” Concourse offered a reasonable amount of food. It actually offered more food than on my last visit at it’s sister version; The Club at SEA “A” Concourse Sea-Tac airport.
Today’s lunchtime visit offered a selection of cut celery, carrots, broccoli florets along with some fruit options consisting of bananas and oranges.
A salad bar rounded out the cold offerings with hummus and small pita bread triangles.
There were also some limited hot options consisting of chicken gumbo soup and macaroni and cheese.
Like any great lunch, there were also some dessert options. Today’s desserts consisted of chocolate chip cookies along with small chocolate brownies.
While the lounge food (like many others) won’t substitute for a meal replacement, it was nice to have a fair amount of options in order to choose from and fill up a little before getting on a trans continental flight.
We’d stay in the lounge for about thirty minutes prior to getting onto our Icelandair Saga Premium Business Class Seattle – Reykjavík flight.
The Bottom Line: The Club at SEA “S” Concourse:
The Club at SEA “S” Concourse has vastly improved since our last visit having moved into a brand new to them space previously occupied by the Delta Sky Club.
The Club at SEA “S” Concourse has addressed the previous lack of seating, and now offers a spacious location with reasonable food and drink offerings. You won’t likely be disappointed by spending time in this airline lounge space, although I’m not sure it’s worth the trip all the way out to the Sea-Tac Airport “S” Concourse, just to visit a lounge.
I’d still prefer the American Express Centurion Lounge Seattle 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 visit shortly before your international departing “S” Concourse flight.