Trip Report: Delta Airlines Sky Club Detroit

snacks and beverages at the DTW sky club

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
06.
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.

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