Las Vegas Airport Sleeping Pods

As you step off the plane in Las Vegas, the bright lights and buzzing energy of the city are almost palpable. Sin City awaits, and what could be a better way to start your visit than by getting a good airport sleep during a long layover or when your flight gets canceled?

Unfortunately, depending on your airline and gate location, finding a place to rest your head can be difficult. Here is an overview of the sleeping options available at Las Vegas McCarran Airport.

What is a sleeping pod?

A sleeping pod is a small, private space that you can rent by the hour or day. They are becoming increasingly popular in airports around the world as a way to get some rest between flights. In 2006, Napcabs pioneered the idea of airport sleeping pods and installed them in Frankfurt Airport.

Today, there are several companies that offer sleeping pods, including Minute Suites, Yotel, Recharge, Napcabs, and Sleepbox. You can find these pods in airports such as Dubai, London Heathrow, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago O’Hare.

What do they look like?

Sleeping pods come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they are designed for travelers to get some rest. They typically have a comfortable bed, a desk or work space, a TV, and sometimes even a private bathroom. Gosleep, a brand designed by Finish company and currently installed in airports such as JFK is made to look like a cocoon with a reclining chair/bed. You can close the door for privacy and relax in your own personal space.

What are the amenities in sleeping pods?

Sleeping pods usually have a few key amenities that are designed to help you rest and relax. These can include:

  • -A comfortable bed: This is the most important amenity in a sleeping pod! After all, you’re trying to get some sleep here. Most pods have a twin-sized bed, but some have a full-sized bed.
  • -A desk or workspace: If you need to get some work done during your layover, many pods have a desk with an outlet so you can charge your laptop.
  • -A TV: Some pods have a TV so you can watch shows or movies while you rest.
  • -Private bathroom: A few of the higher-end pods even have a private bathroom so you can freshen up before your next flight.

Amenities at Las Vegas Airport:

  • A comfortable bed with a pillow and blanket
  • A TV with headphones
  • A privacy curtain
  • Air conditioning
  • A power outlet
  • A flight information display
  • A luggage storage area
  • A flight information display
  • A water bottle
  • An alarm clock
  • A wake-up call service
  • A luggage storage area

How much do they cost?

The cost of renting a sleeping pod varies depending on the company, airport, and length of time you want to rent it for. For example, at Dubai International Airport, Gosleep charges $32 for the first hour and $16 for each additional hour. Yotel’s rates start at $25 for the first hour and go up to $59 for 6-12 hours.

The cost of renting a sleeping pod at Las Vegas airport for one hour is $35, and each additional hour afterward costs $25. If you plan on using the pod for at least 8 hours as you would regularly do in a hotel, it will cost you $235 made up of the $35 for the first hour and $200(25*8).

This is significantly higher than the cost of renting airport hotels such as McCarran or Harry Reid International Airport Hotel which charges $170 per night and Springhill Suites – Las Vegas Airport which charges $150 per night.

Are the sleeping pods at Las Vegas Airport worth it compared to hotels?

If you want to sleep for more than 4 hours, I recommend booking any of the airport hotels as they charge a lumpsum amount – not per hour. If you want a short nap as you wait to board your flight, say a 2-hour nap, I recommend booking a sleeping pod.

Below are 3 more advantages that sleep pods have over hotels though;

  • Convenience: You don’t have to leave the airport and go through security again.
  • Privacy: You have your own space with a privacy curtain.
  • Time-saving: No check-in or check-out process.

If you want the best of both convenience and comfort, look for an airport hotel that has sleeping pods such as YotelAir at London Heathrow or San Francisco International Airport.

To sum it up, sleeping pods are a great option if you want a short nap or some privacy, but they are not as cost-effective as airport hotels if you need to sleep for more than a few hours.

Where are Sleep pods at Las Vegas Airport located:

There are 8 sleep pods at Las Vegas Airport and all are located at the end of the East and West terminals near the D Gates. The first 4 pods are at the East end of the terminal near the D Gates and the last 4 are at the West end of the terminal near the D Gates.

To get to East TErminal D Gates:

-Take the tram from Gate D1

-Get off at the last stop

-Walk to your right and you will see the entrance to the pods

To get to West Terminal D Gates:

-Take the tram from Gate D47

-Get off at the last stop

-Walk to your right and you will see the entrance to the pods

Each pod has a unique number, and you can find this number on the door of the pod. The numbers are as follows:

East Terminal:

-Pod 1: 1001

-Pod 2: 1002

-Pod 3: 1003

-Pod 4: 100

Does Las Vegas Airport have sleeping pods?

Yes, Las Vegas Airport has 8 sleeping pods located at the end of the East and West terminals near the D Gates. As of late October 2022, the pods are operational and can be booked right at the terminals. This airport joins others in the US with sleep pods such as JFK, Atlanta (minute suites), and DFW.

They are pretty expensive so I recommend only using them for short naps and not long sleep periods like you would in a hotel. This is because sleep pods charge hours and not per night.

Where else to Sleep or rest at this airport?

You can use the couches and armchairs in the main terminal as a place to sleep. There are also padded benches located throughout the airport. These areas can get crowded, however, so if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, this may not be the best option.

Terminal 1: Next to the Post Office on Floor 2 of Terminal 1 entrance, look for the corridor next to the entrance. It’s quiet and somewhat private if you won’t mind sleeping on the cold floors.

On Terminal 1 close to D Gates, and in the Children’s play area there are soft floor mats that are more comfortable to sleep on.

In the main lobby near the security checkpoint for Terminal 3, there are a few rows of chairs with no armrests that some people find more comfortable to sleep on.

Sleep at a hotel inside the airport – zero level fitness:

The fitness center on Level Zero of Terminal 1 has several day use rooms available for rent. The rooms are equipped with a TV, a day bed and an ensuite bathroom. You can also take advantage of the other facilities at the center, such as the showers, pool and Jacuzzi.

To book a room, you can either go to the fitness center desk or call +1 702 739 6440. The rates start at $35 for a 2-hour stay(min 2 hours) and charge $20/hr

McCarran International Airport Escape Pods

If you want a private working space, you can book an Escape Pod. These are located on Level 2 of Terminal 1 near the D Gates. The pods are soundproof, temperature-controlled and have a desk, a chair, and outlets.

Escape Pods can be booked for $25/hour or $75 for the day.

Las Vegas Airport hotels to consider as Pods alternative

  • Best Western McCarran Inn – Free airport shuttle is available from 6:00AM to 2:00PM and 4:00PM – 11:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport – Free shuttle is available from 7:00AM – 11:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Hyatt Place Las Vegas – Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Travelodge Las Vegas North – Free airport shuttle is available from 7:00AM to 10:00PM. » Check Rates
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