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Emily: I had a couple of hours to kill at the Charlotte airport yesterday, so I decided to check out the NEW Minute Suites with my complimentary Priority Pass Select membership. Until recently, there weren’t any Priority Pass lounge locations in the Charlotte airport, so this is exciting for folks who travel through there a lot!
You can get FREE access for an hour with your Priority Pass (worth $42!). My Priority Pass Select membership comes with my Chase Sapphire Reserve card. But there are other cards that can get you access for free, too!
Here’s our exclusive review of the double suite (thank you Aaron!) 🙂
Here’s more about my visit and why you should pop in to Minute Suites next time you’re at the Charlotte airport!
Charlotte Minute Suites Review
Link: Minute Suites
Link: Priority Pass Select
Minute Suites offers a quiet spot where you can work, relax, or grab a quick nap at the airport. In Charlotte, they offer:
- Private suite
- Plenty of outlets
- Secure Wi-Fi network
- Regular size daybed / sofa to sleep or relax in
- Desk and monitor / TV screen
Normally, Minute Suites charges $42 for a one-hour stay, with add-ons for additional time and showers (in certain locations). But with a Priority Pass Select membership, you can get an hour access for free.
Minute Suites also has locations in Atlanta, Dallas, and Philadelphia. And you can get in free with your Priority Pass Select membership there, too!
Keep in mind, reservations can fill up quickly, so consider booking a spot in advance online. And remember, this isn’t like a typical airport lounge – there are no free drinks or snacks!
Bonus: If you’re breastfeeding, Minute Suites offers a free room to feed or pump for 30 minutes. From their FAQ’s:
– Do you offer an option for breastfeeding mothers?
– Yes! Mothers who need to pump or breastfeed may utilize a suite with the first 30 minutes at no charge
It can be challenging to travel when you’re breastfeeding, so this is a terrific (free!) option for moms!
My Experience at Charlotte Minute Suites
The suites were quiet, comfortable, and very relaxing. There’s a secure Wi-Fi network, a large flat screen TV, a desk on which to work, and a daybed with pillows and blankets.
The bed was long enough for me to lie down, but may not be large enough for people close to 6 feet tall. Alexa is in the room and you can ask her to play relaxing music for you.
There are single suites, double suites, and 1 large suite that can fit up to 4 people. You receive a set of pillows and blankets for each person. And there’s a separate trundle bed that comes out from underneath the main sofa.
A desk is in the room so that you can get your work done, watch TV, or eat a meal!
I needed to charge some electronics, and I easily found 4 outlets.
I love that they include your own thermostat!
You can easily turn the lights off, have all of them on, or dim the lights as well.
I liked that the suites were almost soundproof. But the Wi-Fi was slow at times.
This would be a good spot for folks who need a quiet spot to do work and make business phone calls, or if you just need a break from the crowded terminal. And it’s perfect if you need a quick nap (or have a child who needs one!).
Where to Find the Minute Suites at the Charlotte Airport
Look for the main food court area. Minute Suites is behind the sushi restaurant.
The sign is really big, so you can’t miss it!
How to Get a Suite
Just show them your Priority Pass Select card, and they’ll reserve a room for you.
If you don’t have Priority Pass Select membership, you can get it for free with certain cards!
Access 1,200+ Lounges With One of These Credit Cards
Priority Pass is an independent lounge network with over 1,200 locations around the world. And they’re constantly adding new locations!
Whether you’re a frequent traveler or on a family getaway, airport lounges are a great place to relax, get free Wi-Fi, and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks.
Priority Pass Select membership comes with these cards:
- Any version of the AMEX Platinum card (The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN)
- Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express
- Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express (10 free entries per year)
- The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (10 free entries per year)
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card
- Citi Prestige
- U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve (4 free entries per year for you and 1 guest)
And in some cases, you can add an authorized user to your card and they’ll get a complimentary Priority Pass membership too! Check out this post to see how team member Jasmin got her mom Priority Pass Select (and a much more comfortable airport experience) by adding her as an authorized user.
Minute Suites is an excellent alternative to traditional airline lounges. And I got to check out their newest location in Charlotte which just opened this week! They’re also in Atlanta, Dallas, and Philadelphia.
You can get a complimentary one hour stay (worth $42) with a Priority Pass Select membership. Priority Pass Select comes free with certain cards, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, The Platinum Card from American Express, or The Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN).
I enjoyed the suites and the exclusive private tour I got! They’re private and relaxing, with free Wi-Fi and lots of outlets. It’s a great spot to get work done (or sneak in a short nap on the daybed)!
Have you had a chance to visit Minute Suites yet? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.