Review: KLM Royal Crown Lounge at Houston Intercontinental Airport

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The flight to Houston was short and kind of eventful, thanks to the flight attendant working first class. I usually visit the American Express Centurion Lounge because I feel it is the best, but on this trip, I felt the need to venture out a bit more. Keeping with that theme, I decided to pay a visit to the KLM Royal Crown Lounge. The Royal Crown Lounge was located in Terminal D near gate 8. The entrance was located on the right side of the walkway.

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The lounge was really quiet, so quiet that it felt like a library. The low noise level was due to the lounge not being full (maybe everyone was in the Centurion Lounge). The small hostess stand was located near the entrance. She quickly verified my boarding pass and scanned my priority pass card. On the opposite side of the hostess stand was a small closet for guest use.

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Maybe it just me, but the lounge felt like one large hallway.  On the right side as I entered was the main seating area. This area contained a round table for a group traveling together and 12 other seats. There was also a small television located on the far wall.

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KLM Royal Crown Lounge Seating

To left of the main seating area was the dining area and the bar. The food and alcohol selections were among the best that I have seen in a Priority Pass lounge. Another thing that I like about the bar, there was a bartender! Yup, you read that right. She poured drinks for customers that approached the alcohol station and even those that were seated in the dining area.

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Just past the dining area was a long hallway that led to a smaller seating area. Along the hallway were complimentary newspapers. This seating area had roughly the same amount of seats at the other. There was also a few desks for use if I needed to get some work done.

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Final Word

I did not have any expectations entering this lounge, but The KLM Royal Crown Lounge really impressed me. The expansive food and alcohol selections were appreciated by most guests. I will definitely visit this lounge again on my next trip through the airport.

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