Follow me on my $100,000 honeymoon, booked entirely using points and miles! Today we’re in the Emirates Lounge SFO.
Introduction: My $100K Honeymoon on Points & Miles
Emirates Lounge SFO
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Etihad First Class Lounge AUH
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Our honeymoon trip started in San Francisco, where we checked-in for our Emirates flight to Dubai. First Class check-in was quick and efficient as you would expect, and we were told that we’d have access to the Emirates Lounge. We headed straight there after security, where there was a sign to point us in the right direction.
Check-in for the lounge was through the doors, but the lounge itself was downstairs (both stairs and elevator available).
The lounge is spacious and has plenty of seating, shower facilities, and a decent view outside for some plane spotting. Food options were not extensive but still very good. I wish there were more electrical outlets, but I was there early enough to snag a good spot.
Emirates Lounge SFO Seating
The one thing that could have been better is that at SFO there isn’t a separate section/lounge for First Class passengers. I suppose this makes sense given that there’s only one Emirates flight per day out of the airport, even if it is on an A380, but it would have been nice to have a separate section with better dining options or more personalized service. Still, it’s nice that they have such a large lounge as it is for just the single daily flight.
I’ll spare you the play-by-play of every food item available and instead let the pictures do the talking. I will say that the food wasn’t particularly good or fresh but was adequate.
Emirates Lounge SFO Food & Drinks
An interesting quirk of this lounge (at least as far as lounges in America go) is that there is a prayer room.
Emirates Lounge SFO Prayer Room
The bathrooms included two shower rooms, both of which were being used at the time so I wasn’t able to get a picture. There was a placard on the sink area that said shower kits were available by notifying reception.
Emirates Lounge SFO Bathroom / Shower Room
Emirates Lounge SFO Summary
The lounge had plenty of seating, lots of food options, a business center, a prayer room, and showers. It hits on all the basics that you’d want in a lounge, with the large exception that the wifi was so painfully slow that it was essentially unusable.