In this Las Vegas Lounge Showdown, I’ll discuss the pros and cons of two of the four lounges at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). While my mom and I were flying to and from LAS, I decided to do a comparison between the two lounges currently open at Las Vegas Airport: the Club at LAS and the Centurion Lounge. Each category is worth 5 points, for a total of 25 points. Ok, let’s get started!
I was at both lounges for breakfast, and they both had pretty solid spreads. The Club at LAS was still not a self-serve buffet, and you have to ask an attendant for any of the food and drinks available. The Amex Lounge, however, is back to normal. With that being said, the buffet options are both below.
Overall, I found the Centurion Lounge to have better quality food, but The Club had more popular food options. Therefore, I would give the Centurion Lounge a 3.5 and The Club a 4.
Las Vegas Lounge Showdown – Amenities
For amenities, both lounges will be judged on 5 categories: showers, fast Wi-Fi (over 90mbps), a printer, a conference room, and complimentary alcohol. The Centurion Lounge has four of the five; fast Wi-Fi, a printer, a conference room, and complimentary alcohol. As for The Club, the lounge has showers, Wi-Fi under 90mbps, a printer, no conference rooms, and complimentary alcohol.
I give the Centurion a 4, and I give The Club a 3.5 since it lacks conference rooms, and while it does have Wi-Fi, it is slower than 90mbps, so it is therefore half a star.
Both lounges have a large variety of seating options. The Centurion Lounge has different areas of the lounge with varying types of seating, including tables, cushioned cubbies, conference tables, bench seating, and leather chairs. These chairs are all very comfy, and I enjoy all types of seating.
For the Club, the lounge has different zones of seating. Shawn showed this in his review. There is the relax zone, with recliner chairs, and then there are also other office-like chairs, cocoon chairs, some chairs around tables, as well as some other bench-like chairs. The “bench” chairs, in particular, are very stiff and quickly become uncomfortable.
For the Centurion Lounge, I give it a 5, as it has a large variety of seating. I would give The Club a 4. This mainly comes down to the quality of the seating, as the Centurion Lounge furniture is more comfortable.
Las Vegas Lounge Showdown – Service
I found the service to be excellent at both lounges. While both lounges have great service, the Centurion Lounge had the nicer staff. Specifically, the bartenders at the Centurion Lounge were exceptionally friendly.
I would give the Club a 4 and the Centurion Lounge a 4.5.
Centurion Lounge Ease of Access
This is a category where The Club truly shines. My mom and I were able to access it upon landing, but that is not possible at the Centurion Lounge. To access the Centurion Lounge with a Platinum Card or a Delta Reserve Card, which are the most common ways to get access, you must either have a same-day connecting boarding pass, or a boarding pass within 3 hours of departure. The only cards that grant access are the Centurion Card, which allows access with a same-day boarding pass. The Platinum Card and Centurion card both allow two guests, but the Delta Reserve card does not allow any complimentary guests, and you must be flying with Delta on that day. But, come January 31, 2023, the guest access will get much worse, as no guests will be allowed with a Platinum Card unless you spend at least $75,000 a year.
The Club At LAS Ease of Access
The Club is much easier to access. You can access it with a Priority Pass membership, which is a benefit included with many credit cards. Here is a guide that ranks credit cards based on their respective Priority Pass benefits. If you are getting access through Priority Pass, you can access it on the same day, which means it’s possible to access the lounge after you land. I have heard multiple reports that this lounge will sometimes not allow access after landing, but my mom and I didn’t have any issues. It is also possible to access this lounge if you are flying business class on Virgin Atlantic or Condor, or if you have a Lounge Key or Lounge Club Membership, as well as a Diner’s club membership. Access can also be purchased for $45.
For this category, I give The Centurion a 3, due to how restrictive the policy is now and will be in the future. For The Club, I give it a 5, as it really doesn’t get easier to get access to this lounge.
Las Vegas Lounge Showdown – Final Thoughts
Both lounges are excellent, and both definitely have their pros and cons. Adding up the ratings for both lounges, The Club got a score of 20.5 out of 25, and the Centurion Lounge got 20/25. This means based on my scores, The Club is the winner! As you can see, this was a very close call. I think that it is great they are so close, as it shows that they are both competitive. I will probably continue visiting the Centurion Lounge over The Club, but both are excellent lounges.
What are your thoughts on these lounges? Let me know what you think!