On Sunday morning, I flew out of Boston Logan Airport. I’ve already reviewed of the incredible Chase Sapphire Lounge Boston, and in this post I wanted to review the American Admirals Club Boston.
The Admirals Club Boston is an above average Admirals Club in terms of layout, in my opinion, but it’s still not much to get excited about. It pales in comparison to the Chase Sapphire Lounge, in my opinion, though let’s still take a look…
American Admirals Club Boston location
The American Admirals Club Boston is located in Terminal B, near gate B4. This is a pretty central location, and it shouldn’t be far from any American Airlines gate. When you clear security, just follow the signage for the Admirals Club, as it’s tough to miss.
American Admirals Club Boston hours
The American Admirals Club Boston is currently open daily from 4:00AM until 8:30PM, covering all American departures from the terminal. The hours do change based on flight schedules, but you can expect that if an American flight is operating, the lounge will be open.
American Admirals Club Boston entry requirements
There are a variety of ways to access American Admirals Clubs, ranging from buying an Admirals Club membership, to having elite status and being on an eligible itinerary.
Personally I access Admirals Clubs using the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® (review), which is one of my all around favorite airline credit cards. The card has a $595 annual fee, and offers an Admirals Club membership for the primary cardmember. In and of itself that represents cost savings compared to a membership, as the cheapest cost for an Admirals Club membership is higher than that.
This Admirals Club also follows standard oneworld lounge access rules, so if you’re on an eligible oneworld itinerary, you’d get access to this lounge as well.
American Admirals Club Boston seating & layout
The Admirals Club Boston is a pretty good size, and is broken up into a few distinct areas. When you enter the lounge, you can turn left to access most of the lounge, while to the right is a small area with a business center and some day beds. Let’s start by looking at what’s to the left.
As you enter the lounge and turn left, there’s a small buffet with some light snacks, as well as a few dining tables and communal tables.
Then there are dozens of seats along the lounge’s main hallway, arranged in rows facing one another. There are outlets at virtually every seat, so keeping electronics charged should be easy enough.
Off to the side of this main sitting area is a TV room, with around 10 seats facing two TVs.
Then in the back of the lounge is the main dining area, consisting of a couple of dozen tables near the main buffet. This is also where the lounge’s bar is located.
There’s a bit more seating in the back of the lounge, which also has the best views of the apron.
Back in the front of the lounge, if you enter and turn right you’ll find yourself in a much smaller area, containing a business center with two iMacs, a few booths for sitting, a couple of private phone booths, and also a quiet room with a few day beds of sorts.
Unfortunately the lounge doesn’t have American’s new Admirals Club design template, which is a huge improvement over what’s currently offered. I’d say the Admirals Club Boston feels fresh, though the decor definitely feels a bit sterile otherwise.
While I’d say this is a slightly above average Admirals Club, keep in mind that American has some premium flights out of here, including flying A321Ts to Los Angeles, and flying Boeing 777s to London. So this isn’t nearly as nice as the Flagship Lounges you’d have access to at some other airports.
American Admirals Club Boston food & drinks
While American recently started refreshing catering at Admirals Clubs, this lounge has the new catering yet. I visited the Admirals Club over breakfast hours, and the selection was rather lackluster.
The main buffet had greek yogurt, a fruit salad and whole fruit, hardboiled eggs, bagels and muffins, a few types of cereal, oatmeal, an egg scramble, and bacon.
In terms of drinks, there was a Coca-Cola soda fountain, some containers with water and orange juice, La Colombe drip coffee, and an espresso machine.
Impressively, both the soda fountain and coffee machine were working. I thought American had a policy that at least one or the other always had to be broken, based on how often I see the “out of order” sign. 😉
The lounge’s second buffet was near the entrance, and had coffee, fruit, and bread.
Admirals Clubs have complimentary house beer, wine, and liquor, available at the bar. On top of that, there are a variety of food and drinks for purchase, and you can find the menu below.
American Admirals Club Boston bathrooms & showers
The American Admirals Club Boston bathrooms were located about halfway down the lounge and to the right. The men’s room four sinks, four stalls, and three urinals, and seemed to be pretty well maintained.
The Admirals Club also has two shower suites, which were spacious. Showers is an area where Admirals Clubs have the edge over United Clubs and Delta Sky Clubs, as they’re more consistently available, in my experience.
The American Admirals Club Boston is a perfectly nice lounge. As far as Admirals Clubs go, I’d say it’s one of the better ones, but that’s not exactly saying a whole lot. The decor feels well maintained but sterile, the lounge does have showers and decent bathrooms, and the food and drink selection is better than nothing, but not much more than that.
What do you make of the American Admirals Club Boston?