The SFO Priority Pass lounge is located in the International Terminal A. What sucks about SFO is that their terminals aren’t connected together. The AirTrain can only bring you to the International terminal, terminal 1, terminal 2, etc. And each terminal has their own security. Even within the international terminal, it is divided between International Terminal A and International Terminal G, again with its own TSA security. So only passengers with flights leaving from International Terminal A can access the lounge.
The lounge is very easy to get to. Once you go pass security in International Terminal A, the lounge is immediately to your left, right next to the Gucci shop. Many other lounges are there too, including JAP, HKA, (airline), etc.
The Priority Pass lounge is shared with the KLM lounge. The lounge is divided into two sections. Immediately after the entrance, there are some seating areas with quick coffee and tea, snacks like brownies, pretzels, and pound cake, and healthier options like oranges and apples. This is intended for the travelers that are short in time and are in here for a quick snack.
There was even a wine tasting survey going on, asking passengers to rank some mystery wine. I am assuming they want to introduce the most highly rated wine into their lounge later on. Number 6 was my favorite.
The back section is meant for passengers with longer time to spend at the airport. It has a variety of food options, ranging from cold cuts and cheese, hot food, salad bar, and an open bar.
They even have one more room next to the front section that’s meant to be an exhibit for French Tech (an award to French cities to encourage start up environment) and a working area.
Overall, I was quite impressed with the SFO lounge, especially considering many US PP lounges don’t usually serve hot food and are always busy. We went to the lounge on a Tuesday afternoon and it was not crowded at all. Lounge was quite, food selections were great, the area was clean, and the back seating area were also brightly lit from the large windows.