Minute Suites Review (Costs & Hours Explained) [2022]

Minute Suites are a perfect option when you’re exhausted and waiting on your flight to depart or trying to rest between connecting flights.

But what exactly can you expect in these lounges and how can you get access?

In this article, I will provide you with a full review and breakdown of Minute Suites, allowing you to see exactly what to expect in terms of things like cost, hours, and amenities. I’ll also cover how to book these private suites.

What are Minute Suites?

Minute Suites are sort of like airport lounges but distinct in that they consist of a handful of small, private suites that travelers can reserve to get work done, take naps, and freshen up before or between flights.

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What can you expect in Minute Suites?

Each Minute Suite may offer something slightly different but generally you can expect the following.

Nice service

So far, I have been pretty impressed with the service I’ve received at the Minute Suites.

Even though the interactions with staff are minimal, the attendants are friendly, polite, and willing to answer any questions which is really all you can ask for.

As soon as you check-in and provide your credit card, they should issue you a key card to your room which gives you in-and-out privileges.

At that point, you probably won’t have any interaction with the staff until about five minutes remaining, when they will come by and knock on your door to remind you to start getting ready to head out.

Quiet and cozy private suite

A lot of travelers come to these suites to get work done or to take a nap so generally you should expect a pretty quiet experience.

In our visits, I found the suites to be very quiet and cozy with just enough space. Some locations such as DFW may have suites with a little bit of extra room.

As far as I can tell, the suites are completely private with no cameras (the only cameras are in the lobby and hallways).

Related: Hidden Cameras In Hotel Rooms!? Tools To Find Them & Where To Look

Daybeds

Perhaps the key feature of the Minute Suites is they offer you the ability to take a nap and relax on a daybed. The daybeds will have a pull-out trundle that can be used for up to four people.

Depending on your size, you might find it a bit uncomfortable to fit four people in one suite.

I know that Brad and I felt comfortable with just the two of us and adding another person or two would have made things much tighter.

Your room will likely come with a couple of pillows but you can always purchase pillows or blankets and even other items like alarm clocks, sleep masks, noise-canceling headphones, silk sheets, and facial cleansers if needed.

However, just be aware that these items can be very pricey. For example, a blanket will cost you $50 and a pillow will cost you $25!

Minute Suites bed

Showers

Showers are only available at the following locations:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Near Gate B-24
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Atrium
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport – #2
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Terminal D
  • Nashville International Airport Locations (Showers not available)
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

You might be able to choose a room that shares a door with the shower at some locations.

Drinks and snacks

Unlike a lot of airport lounges like Centurion Lounges that provide you with free food and drinks, at the Minute Suites you will have to pay for any snacks or beverages.

Your suite will likely have a mini-fridge with different beverages such as water, juices, energy drinks, soda, etc. You also will probably have a basket with a variety of salty and sweet snacks like Pringles and Keebler Cookies.

Prices for these items are not jacked up too high but you will likely be spending around $2 to $3 per item.

Because you provide your credit card upfront for incidentals you can simply take whatever item you would like and it will be charged to your credit card after check-out.

Also, in case you are wondering, you are allowed to bring in your own food and drink. Just remember that you will be responsible for any cleaning fees if needed.

Minute Suites snacks
Minute Suites drinks
Minute Suites snack drink prices

Work station

Each suite should have a proper workstation with an ergonomic chair so that you can get things done and work in peace. There will be power outlets and USB ports located by the workstation and also by the sofa bed.

Minute Suites desk tv

Entertainment

Each suite should have a television screen with entertainment options that include things like an Apple TV or DirectTV. You might also find a smart device such as Alexa in your suite.

Some of these services will require you to login in order to access them but others can be accessed by anyone.

Wi-Fi

Like any good airport lounge, you can expect to connect to Wi-Fi for no additional charge. I’ve found the Wi-Fi speed to be pretty good and when I tested it, the download speed came out to over 90MB per second.

On my last visit, I was able to easily download a few movies to my iPhone without any issues.

Minute Suites wifi speed

Hours

Some of these are open 24 hours a day while others have more limited hours.

Remember that TSA security checkpoints are not open 24 hours so in some instances you need to make sure you will be able to get through security in order to rest.

How to get access

You can get one free hour if you are a Priority Pass member which is how I typically visit the Minute Suites.

Otherwise, you can make reservations online following the steps below. You can also simply show up and get access as a walk-in but there may be no availability during busy times.

How to make reservations

Making reservations is simple.

After you create an account, simply go to the website and select the lounge location you are interested in and then follow the steps to find an appointment.

You will select your appointment type which will be based on the amount of time you will need and that is also when you can select your discount type if applicable.

You can also choose the type of suite you would like since some may offer better sleeping accommodation for multiple people.

You must book a minimum one hour for your reservation and then you can choose 15-minute increments after that.

You can reserve your suite very far in advance.

I had no trouble pulling up reservations for about 16 months out which is a lot further than airline tickets and hotel reservations typically go live.

Also, you can reserve a stay for someone with a different name, including minors. So this could be a very good option for unaccompanied minors.

Related: Unaccompanied Minor Policy Ultimate Guide 

Minute Suites rules

Canceling

According to the terms, you will need to cancel 12 hours in advance in order to qualify for a refund in most circumstances.

If you do not make your cancellation within that time window then you’ll be offered a credit toward a future stay.

If you were not able to cancel 12 hours prior to your stay because of a flight delay you can get a full refund but you will need to provide verification of your flight delay.

Pets

If you have a pet you can bring them along at DFW but there is a $25 pet fee and that fee assumes purchase of the Lone Star Suite.

Lost and found

Minute Suites will keep records of all found items and will try to contact you if they recover an item from your suite.

You can get it shipped back to you at your own expense but you must claim your item within 90 days or it will be donated or discarded.

Related: Airlines & Airports Lost & Found Tips

Smoking

You are not allowed to smoke in Minute Suites.

Cleanliness

If the staff finds that you have left behind “biohazard material” or “human deposits” they will assess a fine of $1,000.

So if you were thinking about getting “frisky” in these suites I would strongly advise against it.

Not only is it extremely inconsiderate to other travelers who will be occupying your room after you, you could potentially get hit with the cleanup fee.

Minute Suites Cost

The first hour will cost you $48 but if you have Priority Pass this will be free. Then, you will be charged $12 for every 15 minute increment but that rate only applies to the first two hours.

If you would like to stay for two hours, it will cost you $96 and every 15 minute increment after that will cost $9.50.

If you are interested in an extended eight hour stay after 9 PM that will run you $175.

A 30 minute shower will cost $30 but if you have a shower with suite rental purchase, it is only $20.

Discounts

You can qualify for special discounts if you are a pilot, airline employee, or military personnel. Also, if you are a nursing and pumping mother, you can get a 30-minute free stay.

Minute Suites locations

ATL Hartsfield-Jackson Airport – Concourse B (ATL-B)

Location

  • Concourse B near Gate B-16

Hours

  • Daily: 24 hours

Amenities

  • DirecTV
  • Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

ATL Hartsfield-Jackson Airport – Near Gate B-24

Location

  • Concourse B near Gate B-24

Hours

  • Daily: 24 hours

Amenities

  • Showers
  • DirecTV
  • Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

Location

  • Concourse C by Gate C3

Hours

  • Daily: 6:00am to 9:00pm

Amenities

  • AppleTV
  • Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Atrium (CLT)

Location

  • CLT Airport Atrium

Hours

  • Daily: 24 hours

Amenities

  • Showers
  • DirecTV
  • Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

Charlotte Douglas International Airport – #2 (CLT)

Location

  • D/E Connector near the Food Court

Hours

  • Daily: 6:00am to 10:00pm

Amenities

  • Showers
  • DirecTV
  • Netflix
  • Wifi
  • Mini-bar

Dallas-Fort Worth- Terminal A (DFW-A)

Location

  • Terminal A near Gate A38

Hours

  • Daily: 24 hours

Amenities

  • DirecTV
  • Netflix
  • Wifi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

Dallas-Fort Worth- Terminal D (DFW-D)

Location

  • Terminal D near Gate D23

Hours

  • Daily: 24 hours

Amenities

  • Showers
  • DirecTV
  • Netflix
  • Wifi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Location

  • McNamara Terminal

Hours

  • Daily: 24 hours

Amenities

  • Showers
  • AppleTV
  • Netflix
  • Wifi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

LaGuardia – Minute Suites Express

Location

  • Terminal A near Gate A38

Hours

  • Daily: 4:00am to 5:00pm

Amenities

  • Gaming console
  • Wifi

Nashville International Airport

Location

  • Concourse D by Gate D3

Hours

  • Daily: 4:00am to 10:00pm

Amenities

  • Showers (Not available)
  • AppleTV
  • Netflix
  • Wifi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

Philadelphia International (PHL)

Location

  • Terminal A-B Link

Hours

  • Daily: 24 hours

Amenities

  • Showers
  • DirecTV
  • Netflix
  • Wifi
  • Daybed
  • Mini-bar

Minute Suites FAQ

Can you extend your time in the Minute Suites?

Yes, assuming there is availability you can simply ask the attendant to extend your stay as long as you need.

Is there a limit to the amount of hours you can book?

You are allowed to reserve suites for up to 8 hours at a time.

Do all Minute Suites have showers?

No, unfortunately not all Minute Suites locations have showers.

Do all Minute Suites have bathrooms?

No, unfortunately not all locations have bathrooms. This means that you may have to use the bathroom in the airport.

What airports are the Minute Suites located at?

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL)
Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
LaGuardia – Minute Suites Express (LGA)
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Philadelphia International (PHL)

Do you have to wear a mask in the Minute Suites?

No, once you are in your suite, no masks are required.

Final word

Minute Suites may not offer the full airport lounge experience in terms of beverages and food but you should not overlook them if you are looking for a place to relax. These suites can still be incredibly comfy and private and for a lot of travelers looking to get some sleep, they are even more ideal than a typical airport lounge.

One comment

  1. Can you reserve online with priority pass? Or is it only walk in with priority pass and if they have availability at the time?

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