The Guide to Priority Pass Lounges at LAX

Unlike several other airports, there are no traditional lounges or restaurants with your Priority Pass membership.
Anya Kartashova
By Anya Kartashova 
Edited by June Casagrande

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Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, is the second busiest U.S. airport by passenger traffic, serving about 84.5 million passengers every year. With that many people passing through, you might be looking to escape the terminal’s hustle and bustle and find a bit of peace (not to mention a snack and beverage) at an airport lounge.

At LAX, members of the Priority Pass network — including credit card holders whose cards come with a Priority Pass Select membership — have access to some unique relaxation options where Priority Pass membership pays part of the bill.

Here’s a look at your options to help you figure out which is the best Priority Pass lounge at LAX for you the next time you're there.

Priority Pass network options at LAX

Be Relax Spa

Location: Terminal 1, after security checks, next door to Rock n Brew restaurant

Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Conditions: To be eligible, cardholders must present a valid card and boarding pass with a confirmed same-day travel before selecting a treatment.

Cardholders can use their lounge visit to take advantage of a single refresh treatment at this airside spa. Options include:

  • Be Back 30-minute Lounger Massage (a $35 value).

  • Be Back 15-minute Lounger Massage plus Aromatherapy & 02 (a $35 value).

  • Head Up on lounger 10-minute plus Aromatherapy & 02 (a $38 value).

  • Be Feet on Lounger 10-minute plus Aromatherapy & 02 (a $38 value).

Cardholders are also entitled to a 20% discount off additional services. Unfortunately, members can not share this access with guests.

Gameway (Gaming lounge)

Location: Terminal 3, near Gate 30B and Terminal 6, opposite Gate 65A

Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in Terminal 3; 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in Terminal 6

Conditions: Cardholders can use their lounge visit entitlement to use a game station for a 1 hour stay. Additional hours are charged a 10% discounted rate.

Priority Pass members can enjoy a video gaming experience before taking flight. Members have access to individual gaming stations that are equipped with several modern gaming systems, high speed internet and luggage storage.

Complimentary food and drink include one bottle of soda or water and one free snack.

How can I access these lounges?

Priority Pass sells memberships starting at $99 per year, but the best option is to get Priority Pass lounge access for free as a card perk. Premium cards that come with a complimentary Priority Pass membership include:

Most of these cards offer Priority Pass Select membership, which includes unlimited visits to any of the more than 1,300 lounges within the network. Up to two guests can enter free of charge, but terms vary and you should pay attention to entry conditions. Additional guests are $27 to $32 per person.

Restaurants are excluded for travelers with access provided by an American Express card — such as The Platinum Card® from American Express or the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card — or the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (as of Jan. 1, 2023). This means that certain cardholders with Priority Pass Select membership don’t receive any allowance toward their bill at participating restaurants. Enrollment in Priority Pass is also required. Terms apply.

The bottom line

Priority Pass members traveling through the busy Los Angeles International Airport have three lounges available to them, along with two restaurants where their membership will cover part of the check.

The lounge nearest your departure gate may have limited hours or limited access for Priority Pass members, so check the Priority Pass website before you head to the airport.

With any luck, you’ll be able to spend some time relaxing with a drink or snack before your flight.

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