Trip Report: Delta Airlines Sky Club Detroit

01. Introduction
02. Delta SkyClub San Diego
03. Delta Airlines first class San Diego to Detroit
04. Delta SkyClub Detroit
05. Westin Hotel Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Delta Airlines first class Detroit to San Diego

Since I already spent $50 on a one-day Sky Club pass back at SAN, I thought that I should get as much for my money as possible and check out the Sky Club here in DTW. It had been a long day already, and all I really wanted to do was check into the hotel and get some rest. I was in no mood to hang out in an airline lounge, but for the sake of this blog, I pushed on…

Detroit McNamara Terminal

The view inside the McNamara Terminal at Detroit just as I deplaned from SAN

After a quick sushi dinner at Sora (located near gate 35), I hopped on the elevated train to the far north end of the terminal. The lounge is located upstairs, conveniently adjacent to the boarding platform to the train.

elevated train entrance

Elevated train entrance at DTW

elevated train interior at DTW

Inside the elevated train that would take me to the Delta Sky Club

view from the back window of the elevated train at DTW

View out of the back of the train as I make my way to the northern end of the McNamara Terminal

DTW Sky Club Entrance

Delta Sky Club entrance at DTW

It was shortly after 8pm at this point, and since the lounge closed at 9, it was quite empty. As a matter of fact, I was the only one in the place! That really surprised me considering how large of an airport DTW is.

I just walked around taking pictures since I wasn’t planning on staying. I thought the SAN Sky Club was nice – but this was much better! Instead of one large open space, the floor plan segmented into many different smaller rooms down one large hallway, which makes everything feel very private and sophisticated.

long and narrow sky club

The DTW Delta Sky club is long and narrow

DTW Sky Club

There are many smaller rooms off the main hallway that offer very good privacy

quiet sitting areas at the DTW Sky Club

It seems everywhere you look there’s a quiet place to sit

self service beverage machine

Self service beverage machine at the DTW Sky club

view from the DTW Sky Club

The views from the DTW Sky Club are pretty good, except for the annoying dot pattern on the windows

artwork at the DTW Sky Club

Attractive artwork in the main hallway at the DTW Sky Club

business center in the DTW Sky Club

Very private business center at the DTW Sky Club – complete with Herman Miller Aeron chairs

clean Sky Club bathroom

Bathroom in the DTW Sky Club

dtw sky club bathroom

Another view of the men’s bathroom at the DTW Sky Club

snacks and beverages at the DTW sky club

At the very end of the lounge is a large circular room with snacks and beverages

self serve snack bar

Self serve snack bar at the DTW Sky Club

snack bar closeup

Close up of the self serve snack bar showing fresh cut veggies and other light things

Even though it was tired and slightly irritated with myself for spending $50 on a Sky Club pass, I’m really glad I got to see this lounge here in DTW.