With an 11:50 PM departure from Las Vegas and too much money lost at the blackjack tables, I opted to head to the airport early. This gave me plenty of time to check out the AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas. This is my review and why I think it is the best non-airline affiliated lounge out there.
Note, I was at the AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas just before the pandemic shut down North America. Current Covid-19 measures have disrupted service at all locations. Please check ahead before visiting for the latest information.
What is The AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas?
The Centurion Lounges are not associated with an airline, rather the American Express credit card line. On top of the AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas, there are 11 other locations throughout the United States and one in Hong Kong. All of which offer a high-end experience compared to other non-airline lounges out there. Meal service is excellent and bartenders are on hand to craft the perfect preflight cocktail.
How Do You Access the AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas?
Access to the AMEX Centurion Lounge network is complimentary for the following cardholders:
- AMEX Platinum Card Holders
- Delta Sky Miles Reserve Card Holders
- Centurion Members
If you are an American Express Platinum cardholder, you can bring two guests free of charge. For all other cardholders, it’s a $50 charge per guest.
What Are the AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas Operating Hours?
The AMEX Centurion Lounge is a day lounge. This means it is only open between 0500 and 2300. On top of that, they limit guest access to three hours prior to their flight. This is great in keeping the lounge from overcrowding. This is not so great for someone specifically heading to the airport five hours early to avoid losing more money gambling…
The AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas is located in the Concourse D of McCarran Airport. It’s directly across from gate D1. If you are flying out of a different terminal, give yourself 20-30 minutes to get to your gate. The lounge is only about a five-minute walk from the train connecting all terminals.
Service and Amenities
After waiting out my early arrival penalty, I walked in to find a surprisingly modern and beautiful lounge. There is a large garden wall at the entrance and inside you will find plenty of plush and comfortable seating options. There are options for solo travellers to tuck away and relax or larger spaces for travelling couples to share.
I settled in a cosy corner with a small table and power outlets before checking out the rest of the lounge. There are plenty of TVs throughout (although all of them tuned Fox news on my visit) and a workspace with lots of desk space.
Past the high-end coffee machine is a dining area and the bar. This is the Centurion Lounge’s best feature in my opinion.
Food and Drink
Foodservice at the AMEX Centurion Lounge is great. Along with an excellent salad and soup bar, there are a couple of hot meals to choose from. During my visit, this was a pasta dish available for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
The bar is well stocked and includes a bartender. I enjoyed a couple of gin and tonics as well as some craft beer from Nevada.
My flight ended up delayed an hour which meant I closed down the Centurion Lounge. On the plus, I maximize my three-hour visit and would certainly do it again. AMEX does a great job in offering a high-end lounge experience with plenty of comfortable seating options, great food, and even better drinks.
AMEX Centurion Lounge Las Vegas – Good to Know
Includes: Food, drink, fast WiFi, workspace
Don’t Miss: Handcrafted cocktails