Las Vegas Airport Sleep Tech: Pods and Suites Availability 2024

While the City of Las Vegas and its airport are at the forefront of adopting new technologies for their operations, there is one area where the airport falls short – innovative sleep technologies. Currently, the airport lacks amenities such as sleep pods, sleep suites, or sleep capsules that would enhance the travel experience for weary passengers.

Seek solace in the vibrant lights and electrifying energy that saturate the city, but be prepared to “hustle and hassle” before finding a place to rest. Truly, in Sin City, rest is a mythical concept… or so they say! Haha

After thoroughly exploring this airport following its recent expansion, I must admit that I was not impressed with the sleep options offered to travelers with layovers. As someone who values the opportunity to rest or nap, I found the available facilities lacking.

This article provides an in-depth exploration of the sleep technology options available at this airport. It covers the costs, and alternatives, and provides detailed information on the pods and sleep suites offered by Minute Suites.

Are there Airport Sleep Technologies such as Sleep Pods or Minute Suites in Las Vegas Airport?

Unfortunately, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has yet to incorporate futuristic sleep pods by GoSleep or the innovative compact sleep suites by Minute Suites. This means that travelers with layovers or delayed flights won’t have the chance to rest their eyes in a comfortable and private space while utilizing the latest tech on sleep enhancers.

In a similar vein, Las Vegas Airport has yet to partner with Minute Suites to provide sleep suites for rent, granting travelers the opportunity to indulge in up to 8 hours of rejuvenating rest within its terminals.

It’s Tough! So no GoSleep Pods for quick naps and no Minute Suites for real sleep in LAS

When I visited the website of Minute Suites, I noticed that Las Vegas Airport is currently not included in the list of airports where the US-based Minute Suites has expanded its operations. I will continue to monitor the site and news report and update this post accordingly if there are any changes.

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, Nabcabs pioneered the idea of airport sleeping pods and installed them in Frankfurt Airport.

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

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:

  1. Comfortable bed: The most essential amenity in a sleeping pod is a comfortable bed. Some pods offer a traditional mattress, while others have reclining chairs that convert into beds.
  2. Charging station: Most sleeping pods are equipped with charging stations where you can charge your electronic devices, such as your phone or laptop.
  3. Privacy: Sleeping pods are designed to provide a private space for travelers. This is especially important if you want to get some rest in between flights and don’t want to be disturbed by other passengers.
  4. Entertainment: Many sleeping pods come with a TV or entertainment system, so you can watch your favorite shows or movies while resting.
  5. Wi-Fi: Most airports offer free Wi-Fi, and sleeping pods are typically equipped with Wi-Fi so you can stay connected even while taking a nap.

Amenities in Sleeping suites/Minute suites:

In addition to the common amenities found in sleeping pods, sleeping suites or minute suites may offer additional features such as:

  1. Bathroom: Some sleeping suites have a private bathroom attached, allowing you to freshen up before your next flight.
  2. Workspace: If you need to catch up on work during your layover, some sleeping suites provide a desk or workspace where you can be productive.
  3. Extra space: Sleeping suites are typically larger than sleeping pods, providing more room to stretch out and get comfortable.
  4. Soundproofing: Minute suites are often soundproofed to ensure maximum privacy and a quiet environment for resting.
  5. Up to 4 guests: You are allowed to have up to 4 guests in some sleeping suites, making it a great option for families or groups traveling together.

Cost of LAS airport sleep tech & comparable rates

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.

Alternatives to Pods and Suites in LAS

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.

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 else to Sleep or rest at this LAS 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

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