United Airlines San Francisco Polaris Lounge is the among the best lounge at SFO offering a premium lounge experience across two floors. The grand lounge is open for Polaris, business travelers. Polaris lounges offers an elevated experience over the United Club. I visited the LAX Polaris Lounge pre-covid and loved it. It was nice to see and experience the SF Polaris lounge.
The lounge in terminal C is 28,000 square feet across two levels. The majority of the lounge is actually on the second floor. Both floors offer a plethora of seating areas and fantastic tarmac views. The showers and nap rooms are downstairs, as well as some seating and snacks. Upstairs includes more sitting area, the bar, the restaurant and a large buffet.
My visit was before an award flight to Cairo via London. Visiting Mid afternoon and then late into the evening due to a delayed flight.
Polar Bar & Buffet
There is no shortage of food options. Choose from the buffet and indulge in ready to eat options including soup, sandwiches, charcuterie, salads, and many hot options. You can even make your own ramen bowls.
Next to the buffet there is also lots of seating with tables and chairs.
When you are ready for a drink, dive into a cocktail or several types of wines. United even has a plethora of signature cocktails. During my 8 hours in the lounge I was able to try nearly all of them. The pick me up was delicious, despite sounding quite odd.
Although I did not get a photo of the main restaurant, this is one of the draws to the Polaris lounge. The small dining area features several servers and a la carte dining. Diego opted for the Burger and I had the chicken. The chicken was a bit dry but overall, it was better food than most lounges.
no meal is completed without dessert. The cookie was gooey and delicious.
The large lounge took over the former Singapore airlines lounge and there is plenty of seating throughout the lounge. On the top floor there’s also a self serve coffee and snack section, called the studio. I loved this little nook as it had lots of gummy candy. My favorite! It reminded me of Lufthansa lounges.
Polaris Showers and Sleeping Pods
No lounge is complete without a proper place to rest between flights. The sleeping pods and next to the showers. Both the showers and sleeping pods have Saks 5th Ave amenities. Bath products are Sunday Riley throughout the lounge.
United Airlines San Francisco Polaris lounge offers a quality product and are my favorite lounges of any U.S. airline. I feel as though these premium lounges are nicer than American Airlines Flagship lounges. The lounge also feels larger and less crowded than AA lounges. Overall, United Polaris lounges are worth the visit and are my favorite part of flying United Airlines.