Recently while travelling from San Francisco to New York on an around the world trip, we checked into the United Club Lounge at the San Francisco Airport.
There are two United lounges in Terminal 3, we visited the bigger of the two which is closer to gates 70-80. This lounge although bigger has not been renovated to the new style of United lounges, despite this it was still very comfortable and because of the size of the lounge, it felt very exclusive.
The lounge has a very grand welcome hall when you first entered with departure screens and information desks to keep you informed on any changes in your flight. This area then opened on to the dining and lounge areas.
As we were there before an early morning flight, the breakfast service was in full swing and included cereal, fresh pastries, and fresh fruit as well as tea, coffee and juices. There was also a full bar in the lounge which was not opening until later in the day.
The lounge and dining area have floor to ceiling windows that have a great view of the runway, or in our case, the sunrise! The lounge chairs closer to the windows are definitely the best seats to enjoy the view and have a bit more privacy. Between each seat was a power point so you can charge your devices while you relaxed.
If you needed to do some work while in the lounge there was also a business centre in the lounge with more charging stations and private work stations.
The United Club was very comfortable and a great place to relax before your flight, along with this lounge there is also a United Polaris Lounge in Terminal 3 closer to gate 60.
United Business Class passenger
Star Alliance Business Class passenger
Star Alliance First Class passenger + 1 guest
Star Alliance Gold member + 1 guest
United Club members + 2 guest