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The Centurion Lounge

SFOTerminal 3, Concourse F (inside security)

Welcome to the American Express Centurion Lounge. A warm welcome awaits travelers at the reception desk, followed by world-class service. The team of diligent staff is available to guide and provide, whether it be an opportunity to conclude business or simply to relax before further traveling.

Open Now5:00am - 11:00pm

Opening Hours

Sunday5:00am - 11:00pmMonday5:00am - 11:00pmTuesday5:00am - 11:00pmWednesday5:00am - 11:00pmThursday5:00am - 11:00pmFriday5:00am - 11:00pmSaturday5:00am - 11:00pm

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Important Information

  • The lounge is under capacity control and will only allow guests in 3 hours prior to their flights.
  • The bar opens at 6 am.


San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport SFOSan Francisco, California, United States
Located in Terminal 3, Concourse F (inside security). Opposite Gates 74 & 75, next to Hudson News.
    Travel times are estimates and are not guaranteed. Airports may require you to re-clear security and immigration control to reach the lounge. Clearing security might require a boarding pass departing from the terminal. For lounges inside security or immigration, you must first check your baggage and obtain your boarding pass.

    Reviews (100)

    SatisfactoryAbsolutely overcrowded. Amex needs to do something about the masses of people using this lounge. Almost every time I have gone here, there has been no seating room and I have had to go somewhere else.
    DavidJanuary 2019
    Needs ImprovementHorrible. I was denied access after landing in SFO waiting for colleagues to arrive on other flights. “Crowd control” was cited with at least 2 dozen open seats visible to me at front desk.
    Todd January 2019
    OutstandingGreat lounge, just another bonus of being an Amex member. Food was great. How French toast and quiche? Unlike other lounges with microwave waffles and powder eggs.
    JoshJanuary 2019
    Needs ImprovementSo horribly overcrowded that I could not sit anywhere. Tons of children and a bartender with bad attitude. I left.
    John December 2018
    Needs ImprovementCrowded lounge in a crowded terminal. Too small for SFO. AMEX counts infants under 1 yr as guests. Airlines and hotels don’t. Had a Sophie’s Choice situation trying to check in and left.
    MikeDecember 2018
    Needs ImprovementLike hanging out in a daycare. Kids running around everywhere, totally overcrowded. It’s more calm in the main terminal. This is the worst of the Centurion Lounges.
    Abingdon December 2018
    Needs ImprovementCrowded. Bartender was rude when asked for a glass of water, which I later on saw that there was a dispenser for water for self serve. Food was terrible.
    AnonymousDecember 2018
    OutstandingIf it's not super crowded, this is a truly phenomenal lounge. Best lounge food at SFO and a great bar. Has a tendency to be overcrowded though.
    AlexNovember 2018
    Worth a DetourFriendly staff, clean but sometimes crowded. Food selection OK, great showers (there’s only one, you’ll get a pager at the front desk).
    LeonNovember 2018
    SatisfactoryThis lounge used to be packed but they seem to have resolved that by making people wait to enter until their departure time is < 3 hours away. It’d be okay if attendant weren’t rude about it...
    AnonymousOctober 2018
    OutstandingThe bar does not open until 6am but the food is incredibly good.
    AnonymousOctober 2018
    Worth a DetourThe lounge is under capacity control and will only allow guests in 3 hours prior to their flights.
    BrianOctober 2018
    OutstandingCrowded, but good food and far better than a United Club. Returned a year later, and at 7pm not crowded, so very nice.
    DavidOctober 2018
    SatisfactoryMost crowded of the Centurion Lounges I have been to... which makes it less relaxing.
    CyprianSeptember 2018
    Worth a DetourThis is a fantastic lounge and it's domestic too. If you make 10 or more trips to SFO this makes the platinum card worth it just by itself!
    AnonymousSeptember 2018
    Worth a DetourLike another reviewer said, it’s way too busy but good food and nice place. The bartender could be a bit more gentle but the receptionist was on top of her game.
    hamAugust 2018
    Worth a DetourToo crowded. Hard to find space.
    AnonymousAugust 2018
    OutstandingGreat food, drinks, facilities, etc. Can get too crowded at times.
    MattJuly 2018
    MowgliJuly 2018
    SatisfactoryAfter a trek in and out of security from terminal 2 (no access after security) I joined several hundred sweaty tired travelers in a lounge built for 75. It’s literally the hunger games in here.
    AnonymousJuly 2018
    SatisfactoryVery overcrowded. Couldn’t find a spot. Food was good once I finally found a seat. Took forever to get a drink. It’s only good when it’s not overcrowded.
    ChristinaJune 2018
    Worth a DetourExcellent service + elevated F&B options. It was full but managed to secure a seat. Expect the typical CL decor but SF-inspired cuisine. Highly recommend.
    SirLouJune 2018
    OutstandingAlways great! Bartender hooked me up, food was delicious! You guys are Amazeballs.
    AnonymousJune 2018
    OutstandingFantastic food here. Hope it is not so crowded. That will make it perfect.
    Yu LiuJune 2018
    SatisfactoryNice food and facilities but it's so crowded you have to fight for a seat.
    RodMay 2018
    OutstandingThe kids room is a blessing for family travelers!
    AnonymousMay 2018
    Needs ImprovementVisited Saturday around 10AM. A noisy, overcrowded mess. Worst lounge I’ve been too in ages. Luckily had access to the United Club in E Concourse, which was much nicer.
    AnonymousMay 2018
    OutstandingStopped in at 7:45pm on a Friday - luckily flying out of gate 74. Grabbed a quick bite and drink. Able to grab seats right away. A bit crowded, but manageable. Food and wine were both outstanding.
    JanetMay 2018
    Needs ImprovementScreaming kids. Sound of dishes thrown around. Unfriendly bartender. But front desk staff were excellent. Disappointed in American Express.
    JayMay 2018
    OutstandingExcellent lounge and great food. There are certain times where this place gets really crowded and they have to control entry.
    MGApril 2018
    Worth a DetourExcellent lounge. Very crowded.
    DominikMarch 2018
    Worth a DetourMostly a great lounge. The food is top quality. The drinks flow freely and the staff is attentive. The only negative is that the place is almost always packed, and often by a lot of low-class people.
    RichardMarch 2018
    OutstandingCompared to United lounges, a big upgrade. Unfortunately it gets really crowded at times. Other times are surprisingly relaxed volume. Food is great, always something a little different. Healthy.
    AnonymousJanuary 2018
    Worth a DetourOver Christmas, with United Club undergoing renovations, this place was a zoo. Literally standing room only. That said, great bar and hot food options, with staff working as hard as they can.
    CamDecember 2017
    Needs ImprovementNo free seats. No places to seat. Too many peoples.
    MarcosDecember 2017
    OutstandingThis is the 3rd AMEX Lounge I have been to (SEA & LAS the other two). I would say overall, this was the best one I have been to so far. Food offerings are very good. FYI - It can get crowded.
    AnonymousDecember 2017
    OutstandingOne of the best lounges I’ve been to in the US. Great food and nice environment. Wine vending machine! I highly recommend stopping by if you have some time!
    Matthew December 2017
    OutstandingExcellent food, facilities, and service. Probably best club in any US airport. Lack of plentiful power, though.
    AnonymousDecember 2017
    OutstandingI think...the best lounge in SFO...
    SalvoNovember 2017
    Needs ImprovementOnly standing rooms left at 12pm on a Friday. This lounge feels like a bus stop now. This constant overcrowding is getting out of hand.
    MariusNovember 2017
    OutstandingI always make a point of stopping in on departure and arrival. Can be very crowded, but once you are settled, it’s the best!
    AlecOctober 2017
    OutstandingNice place to relax and get away from the busy gates at SFO.
    AnonymousOctober 2017
    OutstandingThe lounge has waves of people but the turnaround is pretty quick and finding seating was relatively easy. Food was tasty and fast service; those cooks are working hard! Clean bathrooms, nice staff.
    AnonymousSeptember 2017
    Worth a DetourExtremely busy lounge. May feel more crowded than the sitting areas outside the lounge. Like other Centurion Lounges, food is delicious. Relatively quiet for the number of people. Courteous staff.
    DavidSeptember 2017
    OutstandingExcellent food spread, with plenty to eat for vegetarians as well!
    AnonymousSeptember 2017
    OutstandingThe space is well designed with a variety of comfortable places to sit, relax and eat. There is also very accessible outlets for charging your technology. Wifi was fast.
    AnonymousAugust 2017
    OutstandingMiriam at the front desk was so nice and accommodating. She was simply amazing.
    AnonymousAugust 2017
    OutstandingProbably one of the best lounge I have done. Great service, great food, great drinks. Will definitely come back next time I fly from SFO!
    ArnaudJuly 2017
    OutstandingWe always book out flights out of SFO just to come here. TSA knows that people come through this gate just for this lounge and it's not a problem.
    StephanieJuly 2017
    SatisfactoryFruit flies shouldn't exist at a bar buried inside an airport. It tells that the kitchen/bar should be cleaner. Also the bar was out of key cocktail ingredients, this isn't the first time seeing this.
    AnonymousJune 2017
    OutstandingThis place is a great respite within SFO. The food is good and cocktails delicious. It's crowded so you do have to hunt for a spot.
    AnonymousJune 2017
    Worth a DetourGreat lounge but for SFO it is severely inadequate. There are just toooo many people here all the time. Amex makes mad money on people that use these cards so this lounge is inexcusable.
    AnonymousJune 2017
    OutstandingAmong the best lounges in the US, healthy and fresh food options and awesome cocktails! Only drawback is that there are no views of the tarmac.
    AnonymousJune 2017
    OutstandingI love the breakfast menu, but don't expect this place to be a sanctuary from airport madness. Not an open seat in the house a 9:30am on a Saturday.
    MikeMay 2017
    OutstandingVery crowded at 9:30am Wednesday morning. Food good, service excellent. **TSA AGENT REFUSED OUR ACCESS TO THIS LOUNGE when we didnt have a flight from terminal 3, so we have to fly United to access.
    DavidMay 2017
    OutstandingQuality food and friendly services.
    NicoleMay 2017
    OutstandingGreat food and friendly service. Excellent beverage choices. Can get crowded even at off hours. Some of the chairs have seen better days.
    AnonymousMay 2017
    Worth a DetourThe shower is fantastic, the bar is well stocked, food selection is not big but good fresh quality, service is very friendly. Only drawback is that it can get very crowded. And ice cream is missing ;)
    Nightfox May 2017
    OutstandingFriendly staff & great food. Coffee station could use some work. Conveniently located and always an enjoyable stay here before a flight.
    desApril 2017
    OutstandingThe food is for adults--not the usual "disguised sugar," but with actual savory flavors. Comfortable seating, excellent bar, and a "quiet group of friends" feel. Very professional staff top it off.
    Paul LambertApril 2017
    OutstandingGreat lounge, much better than United Club. It was a little crowded but food and bar were great. Open bar with top notch brands. Good wine selection also.
    AnonymousFebruary 2017
    OutstandingAwesome lounge. Always a little on the crowded side, but I've never failed to find a seat and the food is invariably great.
    Cody February 2017
    OutstandingA most impressive lounge. The food is one of the best I've had at a lounge, and the alcohol menu is impressive.
    AnonymousFebruary 2017
    OutstandingOnly concern is this lounge gets busy during rush flying hours. Ask a staff member to help you find a seat as they will ask those sitting alone to make room for you!
    AnonymousFebruary 2017
    OutstandingOutstanding lounge, easily accessible from International G (just walk past United Club towards T3 right after security), great food and bev options. Can get crowded in the pm.
    FabioJanuary 2017
    OutstandingUnbelievable lounge. Excellent food, top shelf liquor and wine tasting? Unreal.
    CarlDecember 2016
    OutstandingCertainly the best lounge I've visited in Continental US. Good variety of food and beverages. It could certainly use more electrical outlets, but it's not too bad. I would absolutely visit again.
    AnonymousDecember 2016
    OutstandingNice modern lounge. Good food including fresh fruit. Nice seating and good WiFi.
    MkesnerDecember 2016
    Needs ImprovementToo small, too crowded. Too few electrical sockets. Breakfast selection too mediocre. Couldn't find a place to sit on a Saturday morning! What a disappointment! Even the United Club was far superior.
    AnonymousNovember 2016
    OutstandingBest lounge I've ever visited. Cancelled my Amex Platinum because I don't fly through SFO as much anymore but it's still worth the $50 fee using any other Amex card for access.
    AdamNovember 2016
    OutstandingFabulous food. Great wine. Friendly personnel.
    RandallNovember 2016
    Worth a DetourClean and modern, attentive staff, tasty fresh food. Only downside is having to wait an hour for a shower.
    Ben November 2016
    Needs ImprovementGood selection of top quality liquor and wine. But grumpy bartender can ruin your experience. "Too busy" to wait on me then proceeds to clean glasses. I finally gave up. Manager came on 3rd request.
    Roopinder TaraOctober 2016
    OutstandingGreat lounge, good food and awesome selection of wines. It was my first time here and I was pleasantly surprised with the coconut curry with chicken and delicious desert. Happy belly!
    RubenOctober 2016
    OutstandingGreat place to hang out while waiting for your flight.
    AnonymousSeptember 2016
    OutstandingBest lounge at SFO. Excellent food, good service.
    StephanSeptember 2016
    OutstandingNot sure how this is anything other than a 5 star lounge!
    AnonymousAugust 2016
    OutstandingLove!!! Must come back. I feel relaxed indeed.
    tiff Randol July 2016
    OutstandingNice Amex flagship lounge. Decent food and tons of wines to taste.
    LiJuly 2016
    OutstandingAmazing, free cocktails and good food. Does need more power outlets.
    EricaJuly 2016
    SatisfactoryVery crowded & nowhere to sit when we arrived. Had to ask 4 people before we could get a spoon for soup. Not enough power plugs. Food was pretty good, but nowhere to sit to eat. Very disappointed.
    LanaJune 2016
    OutstandingExcellent hot food options. Great open bar. Prompt service at 8pm on a Thursday night. Quiet lounge area. Would definitely visit again. One of the best lounges I've visited.
    Winsor WessonJune 2016
    OutstandingGreat lounge. Can get crowded.
    ChrisMay 2016
    Worth a DetourNot too bad but can be very over crowded. Great food and super clean with a fantastic bar selection!
    ChrisMay 2016
    OutstandingBigger than the Seattle lounge, but impressive amenities including a full bar and complimentary purified sparkling and still water from Vivreau.
    JonathanMay 2016
    Worth a DetourDefinitely an above average lounge, but always crowded and running out of utensils.
    WillieApril 2016
    OutstandingThis has to be one of the best airport lounges in the US. Food is top notch as are the amenities and customer service. I can't wait to see more of these open in other cites.
    AnonymousApril 2016
    SatisfactoryThe lounge is very crowded; while the service provided is good, the wait to receive it is long.
    AnonymousApril 2016
    OutstandingCan get crowded during the morning and evening rush, may be hard to find a seat. Food is always excellent and the staff is super attentive. GREAT wine selection.
    RichieMarch 2016
    OutstandingNice wine tasting, excellent bartender, comfortable and not too crowded.
    MusaMarch 2016
    Worth a DetourSmall but comfortable, nice food options and stylish decor. Has an enclosed area for small kids.
    Retinol13March 2016
    OutstandingVery comfortable atmosphere, great for getting work done. The food is great, the drinks are excellent, the service staff is incredibly friendly. What more could you ask for? This is one of the best.
    Graham ClarkFebruary 2016
    SatisfactoryOK food. Not cosy though. Too small and no cool features.
    ceoFebruary 2016
    Worth a DetourIt's a bit small for such a big airport so can get crowded quickly. Food and beverage are quite good and service too.
    Jim February 2016
    OutstandingI love the barman there, he's always giving fun travel advise. Super clean, great cocktails, and food is delicious.
    katieroseJanuary 2016
    OutstandingAwesome food, really beautiful, great service!
    Liza January 2016
    OutstandingGreat food, amenities, service. Much better than the Admirals Club or Delta lounge. Definitely worth a detour!
    TerenceJanuary 2016
    OutstandingGreat breakfast selection and nice ambiance before my morning transcontinental flight on 12/22/15.
    Fred January 2016
    OutstandingGreat lounge! Free delicious real food, open bar, modern decor, clean bathrooms, and just a great time every visit.
    StephenJanuary 2016
    Worth a DetourMy favorite out of the Centurion Lounges but still good. A bit small and can get crowded.
    CarlDecember 2015
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