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Seattle SeaTac Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Seattle Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

There are some full length couches where you can lay flat on at Gate A14. They are so comfortable! - a guest reviewer

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Seattle SeaTac Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Seattle Airport has four terminals. The Main terminal and the Central terminal are adjacent to each other and can be navigated by walking. The two satellite terminals (North and South) are reached via short trains.
  • There are several 24 hour food concessions available. Food and shopping options are much more prevalent airside, but there are some vending machines and a Starbucks available before security.
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the airport. See WiFi below.

Where to Sleep

  • Since this is a 24 hour airport, you can stay in the secure/airside area at night.
  • Several reviewers warned of loud TVs and announcements, even late at night, so earplugs are recommended if you want to sleep.
  • Airside - Most of the seats in Seattle airport are partitioned by armrests. However, there are long, padded benches that are nice for sleeping around Gate A14 or near the end of Concourse C (Gate 10). Avoid C9 and C17, as there are a lot of TVs in the area. The S concourse has padded benches near the center of the terminal.
  • Eye shades may come in handy as some areas tend to be bright at night.
  • There are lots of soft black seats with NO arms at the Southwest Airlines B8 gate!! (Juju - August 2016)
  • Landside - There is a meditation room on the 2nd level of the main terminal that offers peace, quiet, and comfy benches. Beyond that, places to sleep are limited.
  • There are no hotels located directly at the airport. However, there a many nearby hotels that offer a free airport shuttle. See Airport Hotels below.

Good to Know

  • A variety of intriguing art installations by local Seattle artists can be found throughout the airport.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges below for locations and rates.

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Seattle Airport Information

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.

Airport Lounges

Club at SEA lounge passes

FEATURED LOUNGES: The Club at SEA is accessible to all travellers regardless of class of service or airline. There are two locations at Seattle Airport. Save $5 when you buy a lounge pass online (US$ 35)

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • The Club at SEA - This lounge is available to all travellers no matter what class of service or airline. Location: Central Terminal, Airside, Concourse A, across from Gate A11. Hours: 7:00AM - 12:00AM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 40.00) • Special Promotion: Save $5 when you buy a lounge pass (US$ 35.00 - 24 hour advance purchase is required)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Alaska Lounge - Location: Central Terminal, Airside, Concourse D, near Gate D1. Hours: 5:00AM - 12:00AM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Alaska ticket (US$ 45.00) Alaska Airlines Board Room Membership • Buy a lounge pass (US$45.00)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Alaska Lounge - Location: Central Terminal, Airside, Concourse C, Mezzanine Level, across from Gate C16. Hours: 5:00AM - 12:00AM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Alaska ticket (US$ 45.00) Alaska Airlines Board Room Membership • Buy a lounge pass (US$45.00)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Centurion Lounge - Location: Central Terminal, Airside, Concourse B, opposite Gate B3. Hours: 5:00AM - 10:00PM. Lounge Access: American Express® Card Members can purchase a one day pass for US$50. Access is complimentary for Platinum and Centurion cardholders.
  • Delta Sky Club - Location: Central Terminal, Airside, Concourse A, near Gate 1. Hours: 5:00AM - 12:30AM. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.
  • United Club - Location: Central Terminal, Airside, Concourse A, Airside, gate A9.Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of United ticket (US$ 59.00) • United Club Membership.
  • Alaska Lounge - Location: North Satellite, Airside, between Gates N1 and N2. Hours: 5:00AM - 12:00AM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Alaska ticket (US$ 45.00) • Alaska Airlines Board Room Membership • Buy a lounge pass (US$45.00)  •  Priority Pass.
  • The Club at SEA - This lounge is available to all travellers no matter what class of service or airline. Location: South Satellite, Airside, next to Gate S9. Hours: 6:00AM - 5:30PM (Wed - Sun) 6:00AM - 6:00PM (Mon) 6:00AM - 9:30PM (Tues). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 40.00) • Special Promotion: Save $5 when you buy a lounge pass (US$ 35.00 - 24 hour advance purchase is required)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Delta Sky Club - Location: South Satellite, Airside, between Gate S8 and S9. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta ticket (US$59.00) • Delta Sky Club Membership.

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Military Lounge

USO Lounge - The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to members of the US military and their families. Amenities include: WiFi, video games, TV lounge, snacks, sleeping area, showers, computers, library, and a child care area. Location: Main terminal, Landside, Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor. Hours: open 24 hours.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Seattle SeaTac Airport. Connect to the “SEATAC-FREE-WIFI” network.

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Airport Hotels