The Club at LAS Terminal 1 D Gates Review
Back in 2017 McCarran International Airport constructed a new corridor between seven gates in Terminal 1 D Gates and Terminal 3 in order for those gates to receive international flights. This turned out to be a great move for the expansion of international routes to Las Vegas, but one of the major issues was a lack of lounges in the terminal.
While the Amex Centurion Lounge has long been in the D gates, the only other lounges in that area of LAS were the United Club and a very small version of The Club at LAS. The old Club at LAS lounge was more of a closet and had a capacity of maybe 20 people. Thankfully it has now shutdown and been replaced by an attractive 7,000+ square foot space not far away.
Located near gate D33, The Club at LAS is certainly a welcome addition to the airport and very easy to reach.
Cost: $40 one-day pass. Free for Priority Pass members.
How to Find: Once exiting the train from either Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 simply head up the main escalators and turn right following the signs towards Gate D-33. The entrance is hard to miss.
The Club at LAS Terminal 1 D Gates Overview
The Club at LAS has a capacity of 149 people housed in 5 distinct areas:
- The Productivity Zone: Looking to work? This is the area for you! This space also has cocoon chairs designed to give a little privacy.
- The Relax Zone: This is the area along the glass with views of the airport and aircraft coming and going.
- The Rest Zone: Recliners and ottomans make this an area for relaxing and getting refreshed before flights.
- The Replenish Zone: The area near the buffet and bar. Pretty standard dining table setups.
- The Refresh Zone: This is the shower area. Not really a zone, but hey they wanted to have 5. 🙂
The Club at LAS Terminal 1 D Gates – My Visit & Review
I arrived in the lounge about an hour before I needed to board my flight to DFW. When I arrived the lounge wasn’t very busy, however that would change over the course of the next hour. My first impression upon walking in was that the lounge is very well decorated and quite attractive.
Just after entering you’ll find the shower and restroom area off to the right. Continue down the corridor to find the resting zone with daybeds and some private areas. This seemed to be one of the quieter areas of the lounge.
From there you can continue on into the lounge to find several distinct seating areas. The first row has those cocoon chairs which looked a bit cramped to me. Continuing on there is ample seating along the glass and a few rows of standard chairs. Being new, this lounge has a ton of outlets including USB connections.
Where this lounge stands out compared to the previous version is in the food and beverage offerings. A full and proper bar is located towards the back of the lounge and a large buffet area can be found as well. Under the buffet you can get cans of soda and juice without having to go to the bar. I like that.
As for the food, it isn’t Earth shattering by any means, but it was all fairly decent looking. Most of the offerings are cold including sandwiches, salad fruit, desserts, etc. however there were two soups, both of which looked decent. (I didn’t try them.) What I did try though was a couple of small sandwiches. Both were delicious. Unfortunately the popcorn from the old lounge is gone, but there is a nice selection of nuts and candies.
One Complaint – Comfort
By now you can probably see that I really liked this lounge, however it isn’t all good. My first impressions upon walking around were that the seating just didn’t look all that comfortable. I also noticed that it was packed in fairly tightly. And unfortunately my concerns turned out to be warranted.
Over the course of my time in the lounge I sat in several different areas and it all felt a bit cramped. For example the bench style booth area is not very deep and is incredibly hard. The regular chairs weren’t terrible, but I wouldn’t call them particularly comfortable either. The comfort of the seating just doesn’t compare to the Centurion Lounge two minutes away. Is that a deal breaker? No, but it is something to keep in mind. Make sure to check out even more pics at the end.
When it comes to food, drinks and seating this lounge falls just a bit shy of the American Express Centurion lounge LAS D gates, but is still a wonderful option for Priority Pass holders. While I am not a huge fan of the seating comfort or density, it is certainly better than sitting in the terminal. With great access to outlets plus an attractive aesthetic I do plan to visit the Club at LAS Terminal 1 D Gates quite often, especially when the Centurion Lounge is busy or if I need to stop in on arrival.