AMEX Centurion Lounge Seattle (SEA) – Review

As a resident of Seattle, I am happy to report that expansion of the AMEX Centurion Studio into a full Centurion Lounge at SeaTac International Airport is now complete (ahead of schedule!). The expansion, which includes a new full-service bar, additional seating, and a shower, adds approximately 1,400 square feet of much-needed space to the smallest of AMEX’s seven domestic Centurion Lounges. The expanded space has fantastic views of the tarmac and Mt. Rainier, and provides seating for approximately 50 additional people.

Note that the shower was not available during my most recent visit (March 2017), but should be operational sometime in April 2017.


Location: B Terminal, across from Gate B3

Size: 4,500 square feet

Hours: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Amenities: Complimentary locally-sourced wine and beer, soda, and snacks; Seattle-themed cocktail menu; Limited hot food options are available (supposedly more will be available in the coming months); Shower; Espresso Machine; free Wi-Fi

Other: Mimosas and bloody marys are available before 10:30am, other alcoholic drinks available after 10:30 am.


From Mar. 30th, primary cardholders of the AMEX Platinum (any variety) or AMEX Business Platinum and up to two guests can access any Centurion Lounge for free. Additional guests and non-Platinum AMEX cardholders are eligible to purchase access to the lounge for $50 per day, subject to capacity.


Much like other Centurion Lounge locations throughout the USA, the Centurion Lounge in Seattle stays consistently crowded throughout the day. During my most recent visit, the lounge hit capacity at 10:15 am on a Thursday. Though the food options are relatively limited (finger-foods, snacks, salads) and the only hot item currently available is soup, this is your best option for lounge food or drinks at SeaTac. If you are flying Delta and have the AMEX Platinum card, I would recommend going to the much bigger Delta Sky Lounge on the A Concourse. If you are flying any carrier other than Delta, this is your best lounge option at SeaTac.  


Look for the blue doors across from Gate B3 to access the AMEX Centurion Lounge at SeaTac.

Check-In Desk.

Expanded seating area, which provides accommodation for around 50 additional people over the old Centurion Studio.

Tarmac view with Mt. Rainier in the background.

Pre-gaming for a day trip to the Sweet Sixteen in San Jose (Let’s Go Mountaineers!).

New full-service bar. I asked the bartender why there were no bar stools, and she said Washington State law prohibits bar seating in places accessible to minors. However, you can stand at the bar.

Seattle-themed cocktail menu. The morning bartender was just learning her way around this menu, so we stuck with whiskey and wine. A few folks next to us ordered cocktails and seemed to enjoy them.

Buffet and main room of the Centurion Lounge. The counter behind the buffet has tea, drip coffee, an espresso machine, and soup.

Lounge seating in the TV viewing area, with seating for approximately 8 people.

Food buffet with soda cooler below. There is a breakfast buffet in the morning with pastries, yogurt, and fruit, which changes to more lunch-style snacks and salad in the afternoon.

Lots of vegetables on the lunch buffet, and a cooler full of soda (including Jones Root Beer and Orange Soda!).

Salad, hummus, pita chips, and roast beef finger sandwiches.

A variety of sweet snacks, including cookies, pie, caramel apple bars, and rice krispie treats.

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