Lounge Review: Minute Suites at DFW. This Priority Pass Lounge is Easily in My Top 3

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Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)
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Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)

Minute Suites is part of the Priority Pass Network and has two locations at DFW. I visited the Minute Suites Lounge in Terminal A on my recent trip to Dallas. Each suite is a small private room with a variety of features. I really love this concept because traveling can be stressful and airport crowds exacerbate the problem. Lounges can also be very crowded at times and the ability to have some peace and quiet without people all over you is quite the luxury.

Related: Guide: Priority Pass Select Membership Including How to Get it and Details on How to Use it.

Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)

Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)

Getting to the Lounge

The Minute Suites Lounge is Located in Terminal A, outside Gate A38. DFW’s terminal A is the American Airlines terminal but can be accessed by all other terminals as the entrance is open to anyone who’s already cleared security. My stop at DFW was a connection and luckily both my arrival and departure gate were very close to the lounge. Since it’s located on the end of the terminal, it could be a pain for people closer to Gate 1 as the terminal is very large.

Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)

Cost

The Minute Suites is a Priority Pass Lounge. The entry rules and payment structure are a bit different than other lounges in the Priority Pass network as they charge hourly. Priority Pass members are entitled to one free hour. Each subsequent hour is billed at a discounted rate of $28/hour. Up to 3 guests accompanying the Cardholder in the same Minute Suite may use it at no extra charge. The regular hourly rate is $42, thus Priority Pass is a great way to save.

Check In-Process

Minute Suites requires a credit card for incidentals at the time of check-in. You’ll also need to show your boarding pass, identification and your Priority Pass Card.

Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)

Amenities and Features

Each Minute Suite is equipped with a daybed sofa (sleeps two), pillows, blankets, a workstation, a sound masking system that helps to neutralize noise and Nap26 audio program to help you nap.
Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)
Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)
There’s WiFi, a nice size TV (equipped with cable and Netflix) and radio if you’re not interested in a nap. Also, as you can see from the photos there’s a fridge and snack area stocked with items available for purchase.
Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)
Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)

Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)

One thing to bear in mind is that no food and beverage credit is included, so any items removed will be charged at the posted rates. The suite has an alarm but you can also request that an employee wake you up at a specified time. 
I found it slightly annoying is that there is no bathroom in The Minute Suites, you have to leave the lounge and use one of the public bathrooms in the terminal. The bathrooms are very close, but lounge bathrooms tend to be a big benefit since they tend to be better maintained.

Conclusion

I absolutely loved this lounge and really enjoyed having an hour to myself to recharge and chill before my second flight. I just wish they had these lounges everywhere!

Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)Lounge Review: Minute Suites DFW (Terminal A)


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9 COMMENTS

  1. “the ability to have some peach and quiet without people all over you is quite the luxury” I gave up after that.

    • I agree it’s expensive without the PP. although on an especially long itinerary I might pay for the two hours if I didn’t have pp just for the alone time lol.

  2. I feel like some of these new priority pass offerings are new businesses designed solely to take advantage of priority pass. This minute suites thing is a prime example. “Let’s open a business that consists of empty rooms and collect $20 or whatever per person from all the priority pass people who will flock to us.”

    Not that I really care what the business model is but it does seem a bit interesting how priority pass is adding new offerings including restaurants that get previously got terrible reviews. Makes me want to open a crappy airport restauarant that takes priority pass!

    Anyways do these minute suites allow stacking of cards? Like can I get three hours if I have three priority pass cars?

    • If you open a crappy lounge can you do one like this with individual rooms? LOL I’ll come.

      I try to go into all of these situations with low expectations, especially since my first PP lounge was Graycliff in Bahamas (if you haven’t been there- it’s so bad I prefer the food court). Sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised as in this case.

  3. I actually disagree with you that this is a convenient option. It’s VERY expensive if you’re going to be in it other than the free first hour. Plus it’s not really that convenient if you have to use the restroom. There is NO restroom in this facility. You have to go around the corner and use the public bathroom and the worst thing is you don’t even get a key or keycard. You have to ask the attendant to lock the door and then you have to wait in line to get back into your room.

    This was the case when I used it a few days ago. It got busy and the ONE attendant was checking in people when I had to ask her to let me back into the room. The rooms are absolutely tiny. They charge for absolutely everything.

    I’m not sure if you can stack hours. That’s a great question as I have like 6 Priority Pass cards that I got free with various credit cards. Then it might be worth it but still a pain not to have the ability to use a restroom or lock the door yourself.

  4. I left the door open when I went to the bathroom so I didn’t have a similar issue, I can see how that would be annoying

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