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The Club MCO at Orlando International Airport Terminal B [Review]

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I visited The Club MCO in Terminal B at Orlando International Airport in Florida with a friend in May 2024.

This lounge was nice and quiet, and we made a quick trip to grab a snack and get refreshed before our flight. We had a good visit, but we needed more time than we had available to fully take advantage of the lounge’s complimentary food and showers.

Read my review to learn how to get into this lounge, where to find it, and what to expect when you get there.

What Is The Club?

The Club is an airport lounge brand that’s open to passengers who purchase club passes and members of Priority Pass. You don’t have to fly a particular airline or class to get in. These lounges generally offer free food, drinks, Wi-Fi, and workspaces. Some locations have showers.

There are 20 U.S. The Club locations and 3 in the U.K. Some airports have multiple locations of The Club, including Las Vegas (LAS), Orlando, Seattle (SEA), and San Jose (SJC).

Location

I visited The Club MCO Airside 4 in Orlando International Airport (MCO)‘s Concourse 4 of Terminal B, which serves gates 70 to 99. An additional location, The Club MCO Airside 1, serves Concourse 1 of Terminal A for gates 1 to 29. Priority Pass members can visit either of these lounges or visit the Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal C.

Though my friend and I flew out of gates 100 to 129 in Terminal B, we went through the same security checkpoint as gates 70 to 99, also in Terminal B. Instead of taking the train to our gate area, we took the train for gates 70 to 99. Once we left the lounge, we took the same train back and got on the 100-to-129 train. These trains are fast, as they only have 1 stop and just go back and forth.

MCO Terminal B train to gates 70 99
The gates 70 to 99 train took us to the lounge.

It was easy to find the lounge from the train. We got off the train and saw a sign with “The Club MCO” on it that told us to veer right toward gates 90 to 99.

MCO Terminal B gates 70 99 entry sign
Signage at the train exit showed us where to go.

Past the concourse lobby, there was another sign directing us to gates 90 to 99, with another mention of The Club.

MCO Terminal B gates 70 99 The Club direction sign
The next sign told us we were still on the right track.

The entrance was just a few steps away near gate 91.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 door
The entrance.

Inside, we could take the stairs or elevator.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 elevator
The elevator or stairs entry to The Club MCO in Terminal B.

Gaining Entry

There was a check-in desk after the elevator staffed by a single agent. With just a couple in front of us, it didn’t take long to reach the agent and get checked in.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 entry desk
The check-in desk.

There are 2 ways to access The Club. You can buy a day pass, which is $50 per person for this location and can be booked up to 6 hours before your flight time.

The other option is using a Priority Pass membership. You can get Priority Pass with various credit cards or a paid membership plan, which starts at $99 annually.

Children 2 and under are free, and kids 17 or under must be accompanied by an adult.

This lounge is open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Whether you’re using Priority Pass or a day pass purchased from The Club, you can access the lounge up to 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure.

I have a Priority Pass Select membership with my Chase Sapphire Reserve® and The Platinum Card® from American Express (enrollment required). My membership grants access for me and up to 2 guests at this lounge, so my friend and I got in for free.

First Impressions

The lounge was fairly quiet, with plenty of seats open. I got the impression that it wasn’t a huge lounge but had all the amenities we needed.

Flying home after spending a day at EPCOT, we were excited to see a shower on the list of amenities so we could freshen up before our flight. However, there were only 2 shower stalls and a wait list that was at least 45 minutes long — more time than we had available to spend at the lounge. We put our names on the waitlist just in case, but ultimately just did a quick change in the restrooms.

Seating

We had our choice of seats in a few seating areas. The main corridor seating had armchairs, each with a table between them. We sat there.

Another area was set up with about 10 workstations featuring office chairs, table outlets, and bright lighting.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 workstation seating
Workstation seating in the lounge.

A separate kids’ room had a TV, some table seating, and art. There were monitors that weren’t turned on but seemed like they had interactive games for kids. This room didn’t have seating for parents and didn’t seem large enough for the whole family to join. However, there was seating near this room, so you could let kids play and still be able to see and hear them.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 kids room
The kids’ room in the lounge.

The buffet area had a few tables and chairs with benches that had outlets available.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet seating
Tables and seating in the buffet room.

Food and Beverage

The lounge offered 2 food options: a small buffet or ordering table delivery using a QR code menu. We only had about 30 minutes before we had to leave the lounge, so we stuck to the buffet. It was a small buffet without a lot of choices, though I liked what I got.

There was a water station at the buffet entrance with plain and cucumber lemon water, which was nice for refilling our water bottles to take on the plane.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet chilled water
Water station at the buffet.

There was just 1 hot food item on the buffet. There had been 2, but a dish that looked like mac and cheese was empty and later removed.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet empty tray
An empty hot dish.

The only other food was vegetable garden soup with crackers on the side.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet soup
The only hot item on the buffet.

The other buffet items were mainly a salad bar. We could choose from a noodle salad, garden salad, or plain greens. Whole oranges were available, too.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet salads
The salad bar at the buffet.

We had our choice of vegetables to add to our noodles and salad: baby carrots, grape tomatoes, chickpeas, cucumbers, and Kalamata olives. We also had our choice of 3 salad dressings.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet vegetabls
Salad bar toppings.

There was also a small dessert section with animal crackers and gummy bears.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet candy station
Desserts on the buffet.

Drinks on the buffet included a soda fountain with Coca-Cola products, iced tea, and a coffee machine that could make hot coffee drinks, including lattes.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet coffee tea and soda
The drink station.

The coffee station had sugars, tea, and milks.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet coffee station
Milk and sugar at the coffee station.

There was another water and coffee station at the back of the club within a seating area near the windows. No to-go drinks were available, though there were a couple of small, empty refrigerators.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 seating coffee station
More drinks in the seating area.

The bar was in a separate area with additional seating and offered liquor, cocktails, beer, and wine.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 bar
The lounge bar.

After a hot day trying (and failing) to eat around the world at EPCOT, I was satisfied with my ginger ale and cold plate of noodles and vegetables.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet food
What I ate from the buffet.

A few signs in the lounge offered instructions for ordering food and drinks. Guests could scan the QR code, select items, submit the order, and then wait for food to be delivered.

We were short on time — my friend got delayed at the TSA checkpoint for a live plant in her bag — so we were wary of ordering and waiting on food. We just went ahead with the buffet.

As we ate, we heard announcements to see an attendant if any guests hadn’t had food delivered within 30 minutes of ordering. It was probably best that we ate what we wanted from the buffet and didn’t have the stress of wondering if our food would arrive with enough time for us to eat it.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 food ordering
Lounge signs offered instructions for ordering food and drinks.

A menu at the buffet shared the breakfast and lunch menus. Highlights include pancakes and breakfast bowls on the breakfast menu served until 11 a.m., and pretzel sticks, tacos, and protein bowls on the lunch menu served after 11 a.m.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 buffet fruit and hot menu
The table delivery menu.

Amenities

In addition to the food and drinks, The Club MCO at Terminal B had free Wi-Fi, TV, digital newspapers and magazines, and restrooms with showers. Our visit was too short for Wi-Fi or reading, though we would have made time for a shower if they’d been available.

Restrooms

The women’s restroom had 3 stalls, including a handicapped-accessible stall. Though the sink area and handicapped stall were spacious, the regular stalls were not.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 bathroom
The sinks and stall doors in the women’s restroom.

This was a pretty standard restroom stall, though the stainless steel touches were nice. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a hook in the stall and had to hang my backpack on the door handle. That was problematic from a germ perspective and also a total pain when I tried to get fresh clothes out to change into. I kept accidentally unlocking the door as I moved my bag.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 bthroom stall
A regular restroom stall.

The handicapped-accessible stall was much more spacious and had its own sink.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 bathroom accessible stall
The handicapped-accessible stall was larger with a private sink.

There was also a baby changing station in the restroom.

MCO Terminal B The Club MCO Gates 70 99 bathroom changing table
A baby changing station in the women’s restroom.

Showers

The lounge had 2 showers available, but spots for using them filled up fast. When we arrived, there were several names on the waitlist, and the front desk agent told us it would be at least 45 minutes before our turn.

Hot Tip:

Plan on arriving with extra time if you’d like the use the lounge showers.

Service

We had few interactions with staff, but the service at this lounge was fine. The front desk agent checked us in quickly and kindly explained the shower waitlist. The lounge was clean, and an attendant was cleaning the restroom while we were there. Any used plates and cups were promptly cleared away, and the attendants passing out food orders to other guests seemed pleasant. I was disappointed to see limited hot food options on the buffet, though we could have ordered hot food if we’d had a little more time to stick around and wait for it.

Final Thoughts

Although we didn’t have much time to enjoy this lounge, it satisfied our needs. It was a quiet place to grab a quick bite to eat, cool down, and relax for a little while. The location was easy to find and convenient to our departure gate. Although it would have been nice to squeeze in a shower, we left the lounge feeling refreshed and ready to head home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who has access to The Club MCO?

You can access The Club MCO Terminal B with valid boarding pass and a Priority Pass membership or by purchasing a day pass for $50. You can visit for up to 3 hours before your departure time.

Is alcohol free at The Club MCO?

Alcoholic drinks are complimentary, and you can purchase premium drinks for an additional charge.

Does MCO have Priority Pass lounges?

Yes, MCO has 3 Priority Pass lounges. There are The Club locations in Terminal A and Terminal B. Terminal C has a Plaza Premium Lounge.

How many guests can I bring with Priority Pass?

The number of guests you can bring with you to a Priority Pass lounge depends on your membership level. With Priority Pass Select membership available with credit cards, you can bring up to 2 guests free of charge.

Does The Club MCO have food?

The Club MCO Terminal B has a small buffet with drinks and a bar. You can order food for delivery to your seat by scanning a QR code.

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About Jessica Merritt

A long-time points and miles student, Jessica is the former Personal Finance Managing Editor at U.S. News and World Report and is passionate about helping consumers fund their travels for as little cash as possible.

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