'The Club At SJC' is an Airport Lounge for All in Silicon Valley
January 24, 2013 at 9:50 AM
Usually airport lounge access requires some kind of elite frequent flyer status, annual membership, or a fancy pants first class ticket. However, once in a while we see a lounge that’s open to one and all, as long as you’re willing to pay for the privilege. That appears to be the case with the latest airport oasis over at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, as they just opened the doors on what they're calling The Club at SJC.
Things opened up to passengers and travelers for the first time last week, as the airport hopes to offer up an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the terminal. The Club at SJC is located up on the third floor of Terminal A, and it sits across from Gate 15 ready for you to come and visit. Its location is great for those heading out of town on those 787 flights over to Tokyo—whenever those return to the skies.
The lounge is part of the Priority Pass system, so if you have one of those memberships you’re welcome to drop in for a rest. For everyone else it’s going to set you back $35 per visit, but that’s not too bad considering a lot of other airline clubs charge at least $50 for a day pass.
Expect lots of free stuff included in the price of admission, as the club promises freshly made sandwiches and snacks for your nibbling pleasure. Drinks are on the house, so skip the coffee and soda and go straight for the hard stuff—or just a glass of California wine. There’s even shower facilities here as well, so after a long flight feel free to freshen up while enjoying Kiehls and Aveda branded amenities. The place is open between 5am and 10pm daily, so swing by the next time you find yourself over at SJC.
[Photo: The Club At SJC]