After checking out of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, I headed back to Silvercar to return my car. All of this took a bit less time than I thought, so I ended up at the airport early. And with time to kill, I decided to check out The Club at LAS Terminal 3.
For my return from Las Vegas, I booked myself on pre-merger Virgin America flights rather than on Hawaiian. The reason for this is because, though Hawaiian flies direct, I wanted to try Virgin before their style of service completely disappears. Plus, I prefer Alaska over Hawaiian and their airport experience is much easier. Ironically, though, both Airlines’ check-in lobbies are right next to one another.
Having checked-in ahead of time, I simply printed my bag tag (the Cosmo doesn’t have a free business center) and dropped it off. From there, I quickly cleared security and headed to the lounge.
The Club at LAS Terminal 3 Location
Alaska operates out of Terminal 3 E Gates E14 and E15 on the far west end of the terminal. However, The Club at LAS Terminal 3 is on the far east side of the terminal, near Gate E2. That’s a bit of a hike, but no biggie.
The Club at LAS lounges are part of the Lounge Club network and offers access to its members. However, much like other lounges in the network, such as The Club at SEA, access is also available to Priority Pass members. Priority Pass Select membership is available free of charge with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and American Express Platinum.
When I arrived at the lounge, I presented my digital membership card to the friendly associate and was quickly invited in.
The Club at LAS Terminal 3 is split into three different zones. When you first enter the lounge, you’ll be in the food and bar section, which naturally consists of bar seating.
To the right of the first section is the mid-section of the lounge. Here, guests will find a variety of seating, including typical lounge seats, as well as table rounds with seating for four.
The final section of the lounge contains more of the same seating as the mid-section, as well as bar seating along the frosted windows.
Throughout the lounge, there are ample power outlets, as well as complimentary wifi. Wifi, though, is, unsurprisingly, a bit slow. You’ll also find a number of TVs spread throughout the lounge, some playing news, with others displaying flight information.
What you won’t find in this lounge, though, is a view. The windows of the lounge are frosted to provide privacy for guests inside. And the reason why that privacy is needed because the lounge is in the interior of the terminal and on the same level as the gates. So you won’t have nice tarmac views from the lounge, but all the gates have fantastic windows looking out.
Like The Club at SEA, The Club at LAS Terminal 3 has complimentary food, alcohol, and wifi. The food spread here, though, is a bit bigger than the Seattle location.
The selection here includes a variety of snacks, soups, salads, instant noodles, and coffees.
Even better, the lounge has its own restrooms too. Though the Seattle one does as well, this isn’t always the case. After all, the Alaska Lounge in the North Satellite doesn’t have its own facilities.
What’s more, this location also has a shower in the restroom, though it’s nothing special.
This isn’t a place I’d shower, nor would LAS be an airport I’d connect through, but there it is.
The Club at LAS Terminal 3 is a decent place to spend your time. It isn’t a fantastic lounge, but it is better than sitting in the terminal. With the exception of the a/c, which I thought wasn’t strong enough. The lounge was a little warm for my preference. Plus, there was this noisy family in the lounge; the baby would periodically erupt, while dad was always on the phone. And it was, in part, because of this disturbance, that I decided to leave early. So a little over 30 minutes prior to boarding, I left and did some plane spotting as I made the trek across the terminal.
The Club at LAS Terminal 3, Final Thoughts
Again, the Club at LAS Terminal 3 isn’t anything special. Sure, it’s better than sitting in the terminal, but if I were flying Hawaiian out of D gates, I probably wouldn’t visit. It isn’t worth going out of your way for. Of course, there is a The Club at LAS lounge in D Gates too, though Priority Pass doesn’t list it. But, American Express’s lounge finder does list the D Gates lounge, so ??♂️. However, in there’s also a Centurion Loung nearby too, so I’d probably check that out instead.