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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.

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

Opening Hours - Closed Now

Sunday: 5:00am - 11:00pm
Monday: 5:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00am - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 5:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 5:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 5:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00am - 11:00pm

Lounge Amenities

Newspapers & MagazinesNewspapers & Magazines
Printers & CopiersPrinters & Copiers
Beer & WineBeer & Wine
18+ Cardholder18+ Cardholder
Spirits & LiquorSpirits & Liquor
Premium FoodPremium Food
Children's AreaChildren's Area
Flight MonitorsFlight Monitors
Internet TerminalsInternet Terminals


SFO: San Francisco International Airport

Terminal 3, Concourse F (inside security)

Opposite Gates 74 & 75, next to Hudson News.

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Reviews (147)

Needs ImprovementSo horribly overcrowded that I could not sit anywhere. Tons of children and a bartender with bad attitude. I left.
John November 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
OutstandingThis lounge is AMAZING. It has a great design and is very new.
WarrenDecember 2015
OutstandingVery nice food and drink, though often overcrowded. I personally would not pay the $50 if I didn't have an Amex Platinum.
AengusNovember 2015
OutstandingThis lounge is extraordinary by US standards. Good food, real mixed drinks (no well), several seating options, and a huge shower. It doesn't stand up to a European business lounge, but still great.
ChrisNovember 2015
OutstandingBy far the best lounge in SFO and probably the best lounges in the USA. Great food, great booze, nice shower, and great service.
JasonNovember 2015
Worth a DetourOne of the best lounges in the US. Decent and quality f&b. Can get really crowded though.
BaranNovember 2015
OutstandingThis lounge is the bee's knees. Legit cocktails from legit bartenders, delicious food, great wine selection. I go to the airport early just to get some time in this lounge!
ErikOctober 2015
OutstandingSpent a few hours here and no complaints.
Ryan SchwartzOctober 2015
SatisfactoryWhile nicer in terms of amenities than the nearby United Clubs, the overcrowded facility and guests whom sleep (sprawl) all over the furniture cancel out what could be an amazing lounge experience.
DMOctober 2015
OutstandingExcellent Bloody Mary's with house made mix. Food so far has mostly been a fried chicken like meal. A little crowded at time but overall a great experience.
AllenSeptember 2015
Worth a DetourNew lounge with comfortable seating and good food/drink selection. Not large, but spacious enough.
Michael SchroderAugust 2015
OutstandingThe customer service at this lounge is great. It varies between very busy and nearly empty, but the employees, especially the bartenders, are very attentive and always checking on you.
ToddAugust 2015
OutstandingThese are the best lounges. SFO comes complete.
PatrickJuly 2015
SatisfactoryThe bartender was extremely rude. At least the older one with the beard was. Other than that, it was a pretty nice lounge. Although I prefer The Centurion Lounge in MIA and DFW.
MikeJuly 2015
OutstandingIf you can get a seat, it's well worth the visit. Great bar and food options. No views of the Tarmac but there is a shower available.
JoshJuly 2015
Worth a DetourThis lounge can tend to be quite crowded during peak travel times and seating can be scarce. The food was very good. Bathrooms were clean. Bartender is excellent, but custom made drinks slowed service
Doug June 2015
OutstandingGreat selection of wines, cocktails, and food at a conveniently located lounge. The space can get a bit crowded but not overwhelming. Absolutely worth a trip in.
BradleyJune 2015
OutstandingThis is a fantastic lounge. Very good food, free wine testing and very comfortable.
RajJune 2015
OutstandingThis was the best lounge on my recent trip to Japan with layover in SFO. Food is gourmet and also top quality to be expected in San Francisco. Couches were comfy too.
AndyMay 2015
OutstandingExcellent lounge with terrific food and drink options, including a wine bar with California wines galore to sample. A bit crowded but still easy to find an oasis.
ConradMay 2015
OutstandingGreat lounge, good food, never crowded it seems. I have yet to try their cocktail though... Someday!
JessicaMay 2015
OutstandingThis is one of my favorite lounges at SFO. I love the food and drink offerings, and the decor is really refreshing!
JenniferMay 2015
OutstandingThe wine tasting set this place apart from other Centurion lounges. Shower amenities catered by L'Occitane. Pro tip: you can use it as an arrival lounge, just make sure to present your boarding pass.
FlyingBaristaMay 2015
OutstandingAwesome food/cocktails! Can get a bit crowded sometimes.
NarenMay 2015
OutstandingExcellent food! Completely over and above any offering from the U.S. airlines.
JerryMay 2015
OutstandingOutstanding lounge for domestic flights.
StephanApril 2015
OutstandingAwesome lounge! Love the wine tasting bar!!
JenApril 2015
OutstandingLuxurious, outstanding food and wines, beverages! Indeed, membership has its privileges!
AlbertApril 2015
Worth a DetourGreat lounge with good food and drinks and a very friendly staff. Unfortunately can get quite crowded even on normal weekdays.
AndrewApril 2015
Worth a DetourGood food and wine selection. Was crowded on both my visits. Great service. Shower is good and clean. Wine tasting wall nice touch. Very good domestic lounge.
DougApril 2015
Worth a DetourOne of the best domestic lounges. While food options had not been as extensive as other Centurions in the past, a new menu with more options is on the way. Can get very crowded at times though.
CaseyMarch 2015
OutstandingI would pay for the food and drink. Yum.
EugeneMarch 2015
OutstandingThis is the 2nd visit to this lounge and its offerings are fantastic.
JustinFebruary 2015
OutstandingWine tasting bar alone gets this 5 stars. Wish it was bigger like Dallas to be able to handle the crowds.
PeterFebruary 2015
OutstandingNice and tidy, above average food offerings and fantastic bar.
MarkJanuary 2015
OutstandingI'll never return to a United Club if Centurion is available.
TimJanuary 2015
OutstandingFree wine tastings, great food, and an extensive open bar. What's not to love?
SteveJanuary 2015
Worth a DetourImpressive lounge. Much more compact than other Centurion lounges. Wine tasting dispensers are a unique feature. Thought breakfast food was disappointing and not up to par. But cocktails are great!
PaulJanuary 2015
OutstandingThis is hands down the nicest lounge I have ever been to. While the food selections were limited, the dishes available were delicious. Signatures cocktails were very good as was the wine selection.
LevellJanuary 2015
OutstandingThe best airport lounge I've ever been to.
ChuckDecember 2014
OutstandingTies with Virgin for best lounge in SFO. Drinks are the standout, with more than 15 Napa Valley wines, top-shelf cocktails, and a wine tasting wall. Food had only 1 entree, but lots of sides.
HenryDecember 2014
OutstandingStaff is superbly hospitable at this lounge. Space-wise smallish but great food, great drinks. If you are not in for free with Amex Platinum, it is worth $50. (although I was in for free)
HiDecember 2014
OutstandingI've never been excited about getting to the airport before, but this lounge makes me want to travel. Great food and drinks, comfortable seating of all kinds. Hasn't been crowded on my visits. 👍
RyanDecember 2014
OutstandingAway from the crowds, in a very busy corridor, but just go upstairs from the gate 74 door and it's a nice place, good looking food, good looking hipsters, a nice bar with good drinks and a wine tasting.
JerryDecember 2014
OutstandingDelicious menu (three Michelin star chef). Ample seating/workspace. Clean spacious shower. Great service. Expect nothing less from AMEX and outdoes any United Lounge I've visited domestically.
AnonymousDecember 2014
OutstandingThis lounge is great. I've found the bar can be hit or miss: sometimes there is an expert bartender and others that are still learning. Shower is well cleaned often without a line!
RickDecember 2014
SatisfactoryThe Centurion Lounges are always much better than your typical domestic airline lounge. Worth checking out if you have an AMEX Plat Card.
JeffreyDecember 2014
OutstandingPuts all other lounges to was better than most restaurants!
DariusNovember 2014
OutstandingBest lounge at SFO! Excellent cocktails and amazing gourmet food. Dinner was filling. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. The wine wall is a nice feature even though you only get 5 pours.
MattNovember 2014
OutstandingGood food, awesome wine tasting, excellent cocktails and liquor selection, clean and new, awesome design. Kind of feels like the Andaz of airline lounges.
JustinNovember 2014
OutstandingSimply the best lounge at SFO. The food is delicious, the design is beautiful, and the service is top notch. It may get a little crowded during the lunch hour, but there are always open seats around.
GarrettNovember 2014
Worth a DetourThis Centurion Lounge is smaller than Vegas but bigger than Dallas.
AwesomeNovember 2014
OutstandingNice food, only concern is that it will be quickly overcrowded. Will see on return trip tomorrow. Great pics folks, nothing for me to add! Update: plenty space mon 11am, lunch food amazing!
KirkwoodNovember 2014
OutstandingGreat food and drink, awesome atmosphere. Centurion sets the bar for lounges. Table service was a bit spotty, however.
PatrickNovember 2014
OutstandingI just went here today, and it was amazing. Note the five taste max for interesting, oft CA, tastes of wine. Lovely bubbles. A serene oasis.
LGNovember 2014
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