Many higher-end hotels have a club lounge available for select elite members or those who are staying in club rooms or suites. There’s many advantages of having club access and it can make a big difference in a hotel stay.
Not every hotel has a club lounge and there’s probably less hotels that have lounges than those that do. Every hotel chain has different hotel brands and some of those have club lounges and others do not.
Which Elites Have Hotel Club Lounge Access?
Generally mid to top tier elite members have access to a hotel club lounge. For example, this includes Hyatt Globalist members or Marriott Bonvoy Platinum members and above. Every hotel chain has their own access policies.
Elite members that are eligible for club access can use the lounge even when booking the cheapest hotel room and even if they aren’t upgraded to a preferred room or suite. Think of it like how elite flyers have access to an airline lounge even when flying Economy.
Elites can usually bring in one guest that’s registered to their room and any children under a certain age. If there are more guests, they can generally pay for the additional guests to access the club.
What’s Included in a Hotel Club Lounge?
A hotel club lounge is very similar to an airport lounge with similar benefits and services. Hotel clubs are usually smaller than airport lounges, but some hotels do have huge clubs – it all depends on where the hotel is located and how many premium guests they serve.
A hotel club lounge is an exclusive space where eligible guests can visit throughout the day and enjoy amenities such as:
- comfortable seating and working areas
- Free WiFi
- premium and personal assistance
- printing services
- all day refreshments such as light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks
- complimentary breakfast
- complimentary evening food, such as canapés
The offerings at hotel clubs vary from hotel to hotel – and the quality of the amenities offered can be very different based on where in the world you are. For example, hotel clubs in North America don’t offer the best breakfast or evening food selection whereas hotel clubs in Asia offer a full dinner and incredible service.
Depending on the hotel and where you are, the amenities and service will be different – usually Asia and the Middle East regions offer the best service and selection of amenities.
Is a Hotel Club Closed?
There many be times when a hotel may need to close a club for a certain reason and in this case they usually offer guests with club access some sort of replacement – perhaps bonus points or breakfast in the restaurant.
Depending on the hotel, they also may offer you the evening club food benefits via a light snack to your room or in the restaurant should the club be closed.
All in All
Hotel Club Lounges are similar to airport lounges where you can unwind and relax during your stay. Unlike with airport lounges, hotel lounges don’t have food available the entire day and rather only in the evening – this depends on the individual hotel’s policies. They should however have snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available through they day.
Elite members and select guests staying in premium rooms have access to hotel club lounges. The amenities and benefits of the club depend on the hotel and where in the world you are staying. These clubs offer premium guests a comfortable and quiet place to unwind and relax during a hotel stay.