Guide To Chase Sapphire Lounges: Access, Locations, And More

Guide To Chase Sapphire Lounges: Access, Locations, And More

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Nowadays Chase operates a network of airport lounges, known as Chase Sapphire Lounges by The Club. These lounges are operated in collaboration with Airport Dimensions, though these Chase lounges really offer an elevated experience.

Credit card issuers are looking for all kinds of ways to woo premium customers, and airport lounge access is one of those ways. That’s why we see similar concepts with other card issuers, like Amex Centurion Lounges and Capital One Lounges.

In this post I wanted to cover everything you need to know about the Chase Sapphire Lounge network, from locations, to entry requirements, and more. At the moment, Chase has four lounges, though that network will be expanding in the coming years.

Chase Sapphire Lounge locations (current)

There are currently four Chase Sapphire Lounge locations, with three being in the United States, and one being abroad. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all of these lounges, so let’s go over the details of each location below, and I’ll rank them starting with my favorite.

Note that these four lounges are in addition to the Chase Sapphire Terrace Austin Airport (AUS), though that’s not really comparable to a Chase Sapphire Lounge.

Chase Sapphire Lounge New York LaGuardia (LGA)

Here are the basics of the Chase Sapphire Lounge New York LaGuardia (LGA):

  • The lounge opened as of January 2024
  • The lounge is roughly 21,800 square feet
  • The lounge is open daily from 4:30AM until 9:30PM
  • The lounge is located in Terminal B, near the Eastern Concourse (leading to gates 40-59)

The Chase Sapphire Lounge New York LaGuardia is a two-story stunner that will make you feel like you’re not at an airport. The lounge features a great selection of food (including ready to eat and a la carte options), a huge selection of cocktails, barista coffee, and cold brew on tap.

There are also a variety of amenities, including a play room for kids, an arcade, two relaxation chairs, and a Face Haus spa, offering complimentary 30-minute treatments on a first come, first served basis.

This lounge also has the Reserve Suites by Chase, consisting of three private rooms that can be reserved in blocks of three hours. If you book this, you’ll receive a dedicated suite attendant, a special menu from Jeffrey’s Grocery, a personal bathroom with a shower, a signature caviar service upon arrival, a special wine list curated by Parcelle, a fully-stocked snack and refreshments center, and a gift prior to departing. The cost? $2,200-3,000, depending on which room you select.

Read my review of the Chase Sapphire Lounge New York LaGuardia.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club New York LaGuardia (LGA)
Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club New York LaGuardia (LGA)

Chase Sapphire Lounge Boston Logan (BOS)

Here are the basics of the Chase Sapphire Lounge Boston Logan (BOS):

  • The lounge opened as of May 2023
  • The lounge is roughly 11,500 square feet
  • The lounge is open daily from 5AM until 11PM
  • The lounge is located between Terminal B and Terminal C

The Chase Sapphire Lounge Boston Logan is gorgeous, easily the nicest lounge at the airport. The lounge boasts delicious food (including ready to eat and a la carte options), a huge selection of cocktails, a taproom serving beer, and cold brew on tap.

Amenities in the lounge include a play room for kids, shower suites, a relaxation area, and massage chairs.

Read my review of the Chase Sapphire Lounge Boston Logan.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club Boston Logan (BOS)
Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club Boston Logan (BOS)

Chase Sapphire Lounge New York Kennedy (JFK)

Here are the basics of the Chase Sapphire Lounge New York Kennedy (JFK):

  • The lounge opened as of January 2024
  • The lounge is roughly 7,600 square feet
  • The lounge is open daily from 5AM until 11PM
  • The lounge is located in Terminal 4, just past security, above gate A2

The Chase Sapphire Lounge New York Kennedy is actually operated in partnership with Etihad Airways, as the former Etihad Airways Lounge has been taken over and renovated. The lounge is a bit smaller than the others, but still has beautiful decor and an excellent selection of food, with ready to eat and a la carte options. There’s also a bar with cocktails, as well as cold brew on tap.

The lounge doesn’t have much in the way of other amenities, though. The only other major feature would be the shower rooms.

Read my review of the Chase Sapphire Lounge New York Kennedy.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club New York Kennedy (JFK)
Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club New York Kennedy (JFK)

Chase Sapphire Lounge Hong Kong (HKG)

Here are the basics of the Chase Sapphire Lounge Hong Kong (HKG):

  • The lounge opened as of October 2022
  • The lounge is roughly 12,000 square feet
  • The lounge is open daily from 6AM until 12AM
  • The lounge is located in Terminal 1, just past security, near gate 40

The Chase Sapphire Lounge Hong Kong is excellent for a Priority Pass lounge, though perhaps isn’t quite to the same caliber as the lounges in the United States. The lounge features both a buffet with an extensive selection, plus a small menu you can order off of.

The lounge has a variety of comfortable seating options and a sprawling layout, but doesn’t have any other standout features. This is still a great lounge, but doesn’t feel quite as luxurious as the locations in the United States.

Read my review of the Chase Sapphire Lounge Hong Kong.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club Hong Kong (HKG)
Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club Hong Kong (HKG)

Chase Sapphire Lounge locations (future)

In addition to the four Chase Sapphire Lounges that are currently open, there are firm plans for at least five additional Chase Sapphire Lounge locations to open. Specifically, here are the future Chase Sapphire Lounges we can expect (unfortunately there’s no timeline for these lounges opening just yet):

  • The Chase Sapphire Lounge Las Vegas (LAS), located in Terminal C; this lounge is expected to be roughly 4,500 square feet
  • The Chase Sapphire Lounge Philadelphia (PHL), located in the connector between Terminal D & Terminal E; this lounge is expected to be roughly 20,000 square feet
  • The Chase Sapphire Lounge Phoenix (PHX), located in Terminal 4 South 1; this lounge is expected to be roughly 3,500 square feet
  • The Chase Sapphire Lounge San Diego (SAN), located in Terminal 2 West; this lounge is expected to be roughly 11,000 square feet
  • The Chase Sapphire Lounge Washington (IAD), located in Terminal A; this lounge is expected to be roughly 5,200 square feet

Chase Sapphire Lounge entry requirements

The Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club portfolio has unique entry requirements. These are modified Priority Pass lounges, which are primarily intended as a perk for those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card (review).

There are different entry requirements for the Chase Sapphire Lounges in the United States, and those abroad (meaning the Hong Kong location).

The Chase Sapphire Lounge Hong Kong is open to all Priority Pass members, with unlimited visits permitted. This means that the lounge can’t just be accessed by those with a Priority Pass membership through a Chase card, but also by those with a membership through another premium credit card, like the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (review) (Rates & Fees) and The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) (Enrollment required).

However, Chase Sapphire Lounges in the United States have a different set of entry requirements. This makes perfect sense, since understandably Chase wants to make access to these lounges a perk of being a cardmember, and also limit overcrowding.

So here are the entry requirements for Chase Sapphire Lounges in the United States:

  • Those with a Priority Pass membership through the Chase Sapphire Reserve can access the lounge an unlimited number of times, with up to two complimentary guests; this same policy applies for those with the Ritz Carlton Credit Card, which is no longer open to new cardmembers
  • Those with a Priority Pass membership issued through any other means can access any Chase Sapphire Lounge in the United States once per calendar year at no additional cost (that’s one visit across all lounges, not per lounge, and if you have multiple Priority Pass memberships, I’d assume you could use each once), and guests aren’t complimentary; subsequent visits, as well as guests, will be charged an entry fee of $75
  • If you don’t have a Priority Pass membership, you can outright buy access to the lounge for $100 per person per visit, subject to availability
  • Chase Sapphire Lounges are only accessible within three hours of departure, and can’t be used as arrivals lounges; the exception is if you’re connecting, in which case you can access the lounge earlier
  • In the interest of being thorough, note that the Chase Sapphire Reserve as such won’t get you into the lounge; you need to actually present the Priority Pass card that was issued through it

This is an excellent network of lounges, and it could be a great value to add authorized users to the Chase Sapphire Reserve, as they get the same Priority Pass privileges as the primary cardmember. Lastly, I should mention that while the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (review) is a great product, it doesn’t offer any sort of lounge access.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club New York LaGuardia (LGA)

My take on Chase Sapphire Lounges

When details of Chase Sapphire Lounges were first announced, I was skeptical. After all, they’re run in partnership with The Club, and they’re open to Priority Pass members (to some extent), so I figured the quality of the lounges would reflect that.

Well, I sure was wrong. Chase has done an amazing job with its lounges so far, and they just keep getting better. The food and drink selection in Chase Sapphire Lounges is top notch. Food options include both individually plated options that you can grab from a buffet, plus some a la carte options.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club New York LaGuardia (LGA) food
Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club New York LaGuardia (LGA) food

The drink selection is equally impressive, with signature cocktails, and some lounges having barista made coffee and cold brew on tap.

Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club New York LaGuardia (LGA) drinks

Now, the entry requirements for Chase Sapphire Lounges will no doubt confuse some people, but they make sense, and primarily make this a benefit for those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve. It’s still nice that other Priority Pass members can access US lounge locations once per year, as these are no doubt the best Priority Pass lounges in the entire network.

Bottom line

Chase is continuing to expand its airport lounge presence, with the Chase Sapphire Lounges by The Club concept. The network now has locations in Hong Kong (HKG), Boston (BOS), New York Kennedy (JFK), and New York LaGuardia (LGA), with more lounges expected in the future. It’s exciting to see this network grow.

The Chase Sapphire Lounges have quirky entry requirements, as they’re essentially modified Priority Pass lounges. You need a Priority Pass membership to enter, though the lounges are primarily intended for those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

Fortunately the quality of these lounges is exceptional, and they’re among the best Priority Pass lounges that you’ll find anywhere.

What do you make of Chase’s airport lounge concept?

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  1. PDB Guest

    Ben, I have a 5-hour layover at LGA. My PP is front my Ritz-Carlton Visa. I don't mind having my card swiped twice, but I don't find anything on the Chase or PP websites making an exception to the 3-hour rule. Exactly where is that layover exception written? Thanks!

  2. Ryan Guest

    The one at SAN was initially stated to open in Nov 2023, but it didn't and I haven't heard any update about it :(

  3. KZ Guest

    Hi Ben,
    would an authorized user of the CSR get lounge access as well? If so, how about guest access? thanks.

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ KZ -- Yep, they get the same privileges as the primary cardmember.

  4. JT Guest

    With respect to PHX, the head of airports gave a recent interview where he said that the Sapphire Lounge was expected to open in March or April of this year.

    1. Kristen Guest

      Thanks. Best info on dates I’ve seen anywhere on any lounge location

  5. Grogg Member

    I have two Priority Pass memberships, neither through the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Can I use each once per year, or do I still get only one visit total?

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Grogg -- I'd assume you can use each once per year, since that's the only way you can really be tracked. I updated the post to reflect that, thanks!

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Kristen Guest

Thanks. Best info on dates I’ve seen anywhere on any lounge location

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PDB Guest

Ben, I have a 5-hour layover at LGA. My PP is front my Ritz-Carlton Visa. I don't mind having my card swiped twice, but I don't find anything on the Chase or PP websites making an exception to the 3-hour rule. Exactly where is that layover exception written? Thanks!

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Ryan Guest

The one at SAN was initially stated to open in Nov 2023, but it didn't and I haven't heard any update about it :(

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