JFK Minute Suites

If you find yourself with a layover at Terminal 4 and in need of some rest or sleep, your best option would be to book one of Minute Suites’ sleep suites. Conveniently located near Gate B39 at Concourse B in Terminal 4, Minute Suites offers 7 comfortable suites for your relaxation. If you arrive at Terminal 4 and have a connecting flight at the same terminal, you can easily move between the arrivals level and the concourse level using the connecting walkway.

Aside from Escape Pods which offers a work booth, you will also find various lounges in this terminal Centurion, Air India Maharajah Lounge, Delta Sky Club, Emirates Lounge, and Virgin Atlantic Lounges. However, among these options, Minute Suites stands out as the only facility that offers the convenience of a bed, complete with bedding and pillows.

Does JFK have Minute Suites?

As stated in a blog post on the Minute Suites website dated September 1, 2022, Minute Suites has introduced sleep services at Terminal 4 of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). This development follows their collaboration with JFK International Air Terminal LLC (JFKIAT), the operator of JFK’s T4 since 1997. Starting from late December 2023, travelers can now reserve one of the seven sleep suites conveniently located in Concourse B, adjacent to Gate B39 within Terminal 4.

A snapshot of Press release announcing opening of Minute suites at JFK Terminal 4.

Kindly be advised that you need to present a valid boarding pass to access Minute Suites with an airline that operates from JFK’s Terminal 4. Also, the date on your reservation aligns with the date on the boarding pass.

Below are all the airlines operating out of Terminal 4:

  • AeroMexico
  • Air India
  • Air Europa
  • Avianca
  • Caribbean
  • China Airlines
  • China Southern
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • ELAL Israel Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • jetBlue
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Kuwait Airways
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Uzbekistan Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • WestJet
  • Xiamen

Location of Minute Suites at JFK:

Located conveniently near Gate B39 in Concourse B of Terminal 4, the Minute Suites at JFK are situated in a corridor. With 7 comfortable suites available, it’s the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation. To access Minute Suites in JFK Airport, you must possess a valid boarding pass specifically designated for Terminal 4. Your flight must either arrive at or depart from Terminal 4.

If you are coming from other terminals, you can use the free AirTrain. Follow the AirTrain sign and take any available train to Terminal 4.

As you can see from the map below, some terminals are closer to Terminal 4 than others. You can easily walk from Terminal 5 to 4, for example but may take longer to walk from Terminal 7 to 4 or from T8 to T4.

JFK Airport Terminals Map

Terminal 4 is comprised of 42 gates, distributed between 2 concourses, facilitating both international and domestic flights. Situated at the southern terminus of the airport, the terminal offers convenient parking options in the blue garage located adjacent to the terminal building.

On this Terminal, there is also Primeclass Lounge, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse and Air India Maharaja Lounge which are all accessible with Priority Card membership.

Minute Suites Amenities at JFK:

Below is a list of all the amenities at JFK’s Minutes;

  • A sofa that transforms into a bed,
  • Sound masking system to help reduce the loud noises in the busy terminal
  • A personal thermostat enables precise control over the environment, providing optimal comfort and convenience.
  • Temporary office space for guests
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Complimentary Smart TV’s
  • Minute Suites provides spacious rooms that comfortably accommodate two to four adults, offering a relaxing environment unlike Escape Pods and GoSleep pods, which can only fit one person.
  • Disabled access
  • No smoking environment
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower at an additional fee
  • Flight information tracker
  • Fax

Not all suites are equipped with toilets and washrooms, however, shower facilities are available for rent at an additional fee.

The amenities offered at Minute Suites are comparable to those available at Centurion Lounge, which can also be accessed with a Priority Pass membership. All private suites at JFK’s Minute Suites include free DirecTV, Netflix and Wi-fi. A daybed that pulls out into a trundle bed sleeps two people comfortably and is in each room. Up to four people can fit in each room. There is also a mini-bar with drinks and snacks that you can purchase items from.

You are allowed to bring food and beverages to your Minute Suites at JFK. However, please note that if additional or extensive cleaning is necessary to prepare the suite for the next guest, a cleaning fee may be applied to the card on file.

Smoking is strictly prohibited at JFK’s Minute Suiby with airport and federal regulations. If you disregard this policy you may be charged a fine they call a smoking fee and they also indicate on its website that they may call Airport security on you. So, don’t count on smoking as an amenity you can enjoy here.

If you need info on where to smoke at JFK, read this guide

Minute Suites Pricing at JFK

One aspect of Minute Suites’ pricing that I appreciate is that it is not based on a per-person fee. Instead, the price is determined per suite and aligns with the duration of the rental period. This approach ensures fairness and transparency in the pricing structure. All the suites are uniformly sized and designed, resulting in a consistent and flat pricing structure.

Below is a snapshot from its website with details of its pricing;

Minute Suites pricing at JFK
A snapshot showing Minute Suites Pricing at JFK

To reserve a Minute Suite, you have two options: obtain a Priority Pass membership or pay a minimum of $48 for one hour of access. For every additional 15 minutes, there is an incremental charge of $12. If you have an overnight layover, I highly recommend booking an 8-hour block for $175. By doing so, you will save a remarkable $209 compared to the incremental rate.

Minute Suites can also be found in Terminal 4, and they’re currently expanding their presence into more terminals. Their spaces are highly sought after, so it’s advisable to make reservations ahead of time. However, walk-in services are available on a first-come-first-serve basis for those with Priority Pass membership.

Minute Suites Priority Pass at New York’s JFK

As a Priority Pass Cardholder, you can enjoy complimentary access to Minute Suites for up to 1 hour, accompanied by up to 3 guests. If you wish to extend your stay, Minute Suites kindly requests payment upfront for any additional time beyond the first hour.

Priority Pass offers exclusive negotiated rates for its cardholders, granting them a 100% fee reduction for the first hour, a generous 64% discount for 2 hours, and a substantial 26.77% savings for 8 hours. To summarize the discounting you get a Priority Pass Cardholder, each additional hour is $34 instead of the regular $48.

Take a look at the table below to see the discounted pricing that Priority Pass cardholders can enjoy when accessing Minute Suites at JFK T4.

Chart showing discounted rates for Priority Pass to access Minute Suites at JFK
Chart showing discounted rates for Priority Pass to access Minute Suites at JFK

Please note that access to Minute Suites is restricted to individuals with a valid boarding pass for Terminal 4. In simpler terms, you can only enter if your flight is departing from or arriving at Terminal 4.

Additionally, re-entry through the security checkpoint near B20 is only permitted for same-day flights. Therefore, if your international flight arrives in the evening and your next flight is scheduled for the following morning, you will not be able to utilize the sleeping suites.

Read more about JFK’s Priority Pass here.

How to Book Minute Suites at JFK:

You need to use Minute Suites’ booking page on its website to create an account and make a booking. If you have any issues or need to ask questions before booking, you can reach them using this email; info-jfk@minutesuites.com

Upon booking your reservation online, you will receive a confirmation email. When creating your guest account, you need to provide them with a valid email address for the receipt of the confirmation email. Kindly note that a valid credit or debit card must be saved to your account to secure your reservation.

I also like that you can book JFK’s Minute Suites on behalf of someone else.  If you’re booking on behalf of someone else, the name of the person you’re booking for doesn’t have to match the names on your payment card. They, however, advise that you indicate the name of the person who will be checking in.

Below is a snapshot showing your first step to book Minute Suites at JFK;

snapshot showing steps to create account when booking Minute suites at JFK

Here is a link to make a booking.

Unlike other Minute Suites locations, JFK location does not have a phone number you can call in case you have issues with your booking. If you really have to call, use this general line; (972) 973-4235.

Military Discount for Minute Suites at JFK:

Although JFK has a USO lounge without sleep facilities, members of the military or flight crew can rely on Minute Suites for a generous 20% discount. For the first hour, the 20% discount will shave off $9.6, and will only pay $38.4 instead of $48.

Flight crews or military personnel interested in taking advantage of Minute Suite’s special discount are required to present a valid ID in person. The name on the ID doesn’t need to match the name on the reservation. However, if the person checking in has a different name, it should be noted in the reservation. Please note that flight crew or military discounts can only be applied after presenting a valid ID in person.

If you are in the military and have a Priority Pass membership, your first hour i free and instead of paying 34 dollars for each additional hour which applies for Priority Pass cardholders, you only pay $27.2 which factors in the 20% discount.

Cancelation Policy for Minute Suites at John F. Kennedy Airport:

  • Hourly reservation: For hourly reservations, cancellations must be made at least 3 hours before the scheduled arrival time to be eligible for a refund.
  • Overnight Reservations – To be eligible for a refund if you had booked an overnight booking, you must cancel at least 12 hours before the scheduled arrival time.
  • No-show: If you do not arrive within 15 mins of your scheduled arrival time, Minute Suites states on its website that they can cancel your reservation without any refund