Airline/Club Name: United Club (Former Continental Presidents Club)
Location: CLE – Cleveland Hopkins Int’l
Terminal/Concourse: C Concourse
Notes: There’s usually some anxiety involved in my choosing an airport lounge, but at Cleveland Hopkins it’s simple: Either check into the United Club or just grab a latte and find an unused gate. I opted for lounge living. Inside, the deep leather seating is comfortable and arranged to accommodate social groups or individual travelers. I’ve always been amused by the theater-style TV room found in many of these former Continental Presidents Clubs, filled with scotch-sipping businessmen watching cable news.
This late afternoon visit left me a little hungry. It’ll likely do the same for you unless you’ve got a higher tolerance for processed cheese and yogurt covered raisins. Drinks are plentiful and free. There’s a staffed bar with hall of fame rock theme and grown up beverages, juices and soda while coffee & tea are self-serve.
Service: Bar staff was friendly and making small talk with patrons. Check in was rushed but smiley.
Convenience to gate: Depends. Convenient to most C gates but a little bit of a walk to those on other concourses. Allow a few extra minutes.
How I got in/Strategies: Priority Pass. If you’re not particularly loyal to a specific airline or don’t travel enough to use airport club rooms, I highly recommend joining. Per-visit passes are also available for this and tons of other lounges at GoSimply.
Rating: 3 hops (of 5)