Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (SFO – Gate C3)

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Sky Club SFO

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I was in San Francisco this past weekend and made some time on the way home to hang out in the Sky Club®. This was my first visit to this lounge as most of my trips to San Francisco have been on United. Delta shifted its operations to Terminal 2 back in 2020 and this location opened then.


Access is granted to passengers with memberships (purchased annually), one-time pass holders (earned from the co-branded American Express cards), Delta One®, SkyTeam premium cabin passengers, SkyTeam Elite Plus when flying internationally in premium cabins, the Centurion® and the Platinum Card® from American Express holders, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card holders, WestJet business class passengers, and WestJet Rewards Platinum and Gold Elite. Allowed guests vary by access type. A same-day boarding pass is required to enter the Delta Sky Club®.

Anthony’s Take: This Sky Club® feels like Delta added it to keep non-United flyers content. Unlike United’s hub in Chicago, where Delta has invested a ton, this lounge seems like a bit of an afterthought. It gets the job done and was not overly crowded, but the food offerings were a bit lacking. On the plus side, there is some art that I liked in the lounge (anything with Star Wars makes my day).

SFO Sky Club Entrance

Agents are waiting behind a desk when you first enter the lounge. There is an elevator and stairwell leading up to the lounge space itself just past them.

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The Amelia Earhart painting at the top of the stairs can also be found in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Sky Club® located near Gate A17 (review here).

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A small seating area is tucked away in a back corner near a desk that was staffed with an agent for reservation assistance.

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The desk was staffed with an agent the majority of the time I was in the lounge.

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The bar is on the left side of the lounge. It offers all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that Delta provides complimentary, as well as some premium options for purchase.

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Iced tea and lemonade were on the right side of the bar. There is no self-serve soda machine in this lounge.

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A coffee machine, water dispenser, tea, and condiments were found next to the beverages above.

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Lunch was being served during my visit. This buffet pales in comparison to most of the others Delta operates. It has soup, salads, sandwiches, cheese, cold cuts, hummus, and a few hot dishes. Fruit was available to take away near the bar.

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Tomato Basil and Chicken Noodle Soup

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Huli Huli Chicken

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Rice, Sesame Green Beans, and Tofu Stir Fry

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Meats and cheeses

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Rice Krispy Treats, Double Chunk Brownies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Oreo Pudding, and Matcha Rice Pudding

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Seating & Decor

There is a good amount of seating in this Sky Club® and it was not too busy. There are tables, high tops, and individual workstations around the room. There was not a ton of art around the Sky Club®, but I liked what was there including the huge divider wall near the bar.

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Another small seating area was near the top of the stairwell.

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There are plenty of seating arrangements for working, eating, or relaxing.

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The divider made me think of coral.

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Towards the back is a quieter business area.

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A printer and device sanitizer were in the corner.

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A selection of magazines were found near the restrooms.

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This was my favorite piece in the lounge. I’m a die-hard Star Wars fan and I’d like this for home.

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This one was a close second. I miss getting soup in a sourdough bread bowl.


This Sky Club® also offers free Wi-Fi, restrooms, and the food, beverages, and other amenities mentioned above.

Overall Impression:

This lounge was fine, but far from amazing like so many others that Delta operates. The food seemed skimpy and it wasn’t being refreshed often enough. Other than that, there is lots of seating and it’s not a bad place to wait for a flight.

Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: I love the lounges where The Platinum Card® from American Express grants me access. It has had a prominent place in my wallet for many years now. While it does have an annual fee of $695, it provides many travel benefits and will always be my go-to for lounge access (both Delta Sky Clubs® and Centurion Lounges) and booking airfare from the airlines to earn 5x points (up to $500,000 per calendar year). Learn more. Rates & Fees. Terms apply.

(Front Desk Image Credit: Corgan.com)

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