Sleeping in Airports

Mobile Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Mobile Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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MOB Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Mobile Regional Airport.

What to Expect

Passenger services at Mobile Airport (code: MOB) are provided in a small, partially renovated terminal with limited services. There is a small eatery and gift shop/newsstand on each side of security. WiFi is available to help pass the time.  Additional comfort can be found through fee-based access to the airport’s first-class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any recent sleep-related airport reviews.  At the time of the last review, the airport was said to have comfortable armrest-free couch seating.  Bring earplugs!  The frequent announcements could make for a rough sleep.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Mobile Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile – (6 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service to the airport and surrounding area (within 3 mile radius) runs daily from 7:00AM to 10:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Park Mobile Airport – (6 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service to the airport and immediate area. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Mobile Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door:

  • Executive Club – Offers free complimentary snacks and beverages, TV, magazines, and newspapers, Work areas with data ports. Lounge Access: One day pass ($10) / Annual pass ($50). All active duty military receive free access.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Mobile Airport. Connect to the “Free Mobile Airport WiFi” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, First Floor • Airside, near the Cruise City Bar and Grill.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Location: 2nd Floor.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. Hudson News is located landside and airside. Hours: unknown.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines are also available in the airport. Food options include: Carpe Diem Coffee & Tea (landside/airside) • Chart Room Bar (landside – 21 and older only) • Cruise City Bar & Grill (airside) • Quizno’s (landside).

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the customer service desk for assistance. Location: center of the first floor in the terminal. Hours: 5:00AM – last flight arrival.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging  – A charging bar is located landside on the 2nd Floor. There are also charging ports behind seating airside in the departure area.

Post Office – There is a stamp machine located near the Customer service, landside, on the first floor. A post office is located within walking distance from terminal building. Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM (Mon-Fri); 9:00AM – 12:00PM (Sat); Sunday closed.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Valet Car Wash – If you are leaving your car at the airport with the valet you can request a car wash so that you have a nice clean car when you see it again. Rate: $15.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Mobile airport is served by the following airlines: American AirlinesDelta Air Lines • United Airlines • Via Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Alamo • Avis • Dollar • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Grand Hotel Marriott Resort   •   Holiday Inn Mobile Airport   •   Holiday Inn Mobile West I-10   •   Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile   •   Wingate by Wyndham Mobile


Taxis are readily available at the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.