Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

After spending some time in the Avianca lounge, I decided to head next door to take a quick look at the LATAM lounge before heading back to Concourse H to visit the Delta Sky Club there and to catch my flight.




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I headed back to the reception that is shared between Avianca and LATAM, and when I got there, the kind lady working there already knew what I was up to. “So, LATAM lounge now?” After saying “yes,” she swiped my Priority Pass card, checked me in, and I was good to go into the lounge.

Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Both the Avianca and LATAM lounge share an entrance.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

The LATAM lounge reception, the lounge itself is down on the right side.

Lounge Overview

Past the reception, there is a hallway along the length of the lounge. The door into the lounge is at the end of it.

Right after entering, there is a seating area with some sofa chairs. On the left side there is also a small buffet counter that, as I later found, contained more or less the same items as the main one.

Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Overview of the seating area around the lounge entrance.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Buffet to the left of the lounge entrance.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Sofa chairs.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

More sofa chairs.

The seating area continues throughout the inverse U-shaped lounge. As the lounge is bordering the terminal windows, it offers limited apron views as well. Also, part of the seating area along the outer wall is a quiet sleeping zone with the lights turned off.

Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Overview of the seating area further inside the lounge.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Apron view.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Overview of the lounge.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Dark relaxation area.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

The contrast between the regular and sleeping area is visible very well.

In the center of the lounge, along the inner wall is the main buffet. It is set up in a way that could have a bartender behind it, although there was no one during my visit. Next to the buffet is the entrance to restrooms and showers.

Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

The main buffet.

Finally, at the other end of the “U” on the far side of the lounge, there is a business center. Interestingly, none of the desks is “free” to be used with one’s own laptop, as they all feature a computer. Next to the business center, there is some more seating.

Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Secluded seating area. The business center is behind the glass wall on the right.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Business center.



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Food & Drinks Selection

Unlike the Avianca lounge, at the time of my visit, there were no hot meals in the LATAM lounge. On the cold side, there were sandwiches and pastries, cereals and yoghurts, and fruit plates. There were also some packaged snacks.

Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Sandwiches and pastries.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Fruits and pastries.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Cereals and yoghurts.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Packaged snacks.

Interestingly, there was also Hagen-Datsz ice cream behind the counter which you could get by asking one of the staff.

As for drinks, there was a selection of sodas, orange juice, and the usual tea and coffee. There was no self-service liquor bar, but given that on Priority Pass websites the lounge claims to offer alcohol, it might be possible to get a drink from the staff.

Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Soft drinks.
Lounge Review: VIP Lounge by LATAM at Miami International

Coffee, tea, juices.

Overall Thoughts

While the lounge is fairly decent, its offerings are not as nice as the offerings of the Avianca lounge next door. Except the Hagen-Datsz ice-cream, of course. As such, if you have to choose between the two lounges, I would go with the Avianca lounge.




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It is also important to note that officially, the lounge hours are fairly restricted for Priority Pass members as shown here. However, even though I went to the lounge outside of those hours – on a Monday morning, I had no trouble entering.


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