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Recently I had a departing flight from San Jose airport (SJC) and had the opportunity to visit The Club SJC, which is the Priority Pass SJC airport lounge. I have been to many “The Clubs” in different airports throughout the world, and they all share some similarities. You’ll have basic food, seating, wifi and not much else.

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The Club SJC is a Priority Pass lounge, so if you have a Priority Pass membership (likely from a credit card), you’ll have complimentary access to The Club SJC.

Priority Pass SJC / San Jose airport lounge location

There are actually 2 different Priority Pass SJC lounges, both in Terminal 1. They are both branded as “The Club SJC” – one is next to Gate A8 and one is next to Gate A15. The security entrance at SJC airport is near Gate A12 before the terminal splits into two halves. So no matter which way your gate is, you will have a lounge option.

I was flying out of Gate A10, so I went to The Club SJC Gate A8 which is located directly across from (wait for it) Gate A8. Both The Club SJC lounges open at 5 a.m. local time. The one at Gate A8 closes at 1 p.m. while the one near Gate A15 stays open until 8 p.m. So if you have an afternoon or evening flight, you’ll need to go to The Club SJC location that is outside Gate A15.

Pearl Lounge Priority Pass San Jose airport lounge seating

There is a wide variety of seating options available at The Club SJC Gate A8

One nice thing about the seating was that they had a variety of different configurations of seating

The Club Lounge SJC at gate A8 was much bigger than most other The Club locations. I asked at the front desk and the lounge agent told me that The Club SJC at Gate A15 is actually even bigger. I think that these might be the largest The Club locations that I have ever been to. Additionally, most if not all of the seat had power outlets as well as USB chargers.

San Jose airport lounge review: food

This San Jose Airport (SJC) lounge had basic availability for food – there were canned Coke soft drinks available as well as coffee, tea and basic cold pastries. I was there during breakfast time (right when the lounge opened at 5 a.m.) so I am not sure what the food offerings would be later in the day.

There is also a bar available, though as you can see from the sign, it did not open until 6 a.m. I guess if you want to booze SUPER early, you’re out of luck 🙂

There were signs indicating that you could scan a QR code to order food directly from your seat

I tried to do that but was told that it was not currently available. I asked at the front desk when I was leaving and they said that it is just the food that is already out – i.e. there is no extra food that you can order. So I don’t know that this is an amenity that is super useful since it’s really not that difficult to go get your own food.

The Club SJC airport lounge wifi

The Priority Pass SJC wifi in The Club SJC Gate A8 Lounge was lightning fast

As you might imagine given the speed test above, I had no Internet problems at all. I’m not sure if it was only this fast because there was hardly anyone else in the lounge when I was there, or if The Club SJC wifi is always this good.

Priority Pass SJC / San Jose airport lounge amenities

The San Jose Airport The Club Lounge SJC does not have much in the way of amenities. In addition to the complimentary wifi and seating, the only other thing you can really count as an amenity are the in-club restrooms, including one restroom / shower room.

In any case, I rate the The Club SJC lounge quite good and I would definitely recommend it if you are departing San Jose Airport (SJC) with a Priority Pass card.

Have you been to the Priority Pass SJC / The Club SJC lounge before? What did you think? Leave a note in the comments


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