If you’re traveling through Philadelphia International Airport, you’ll want to check out the Minute Suites. These comfortable and convenient mini-suites can make your time in the airport much more pleasant. Here’s what you need to know about them at Philly Airport.
Does Philadelphia (PHL) Airport have sleep pods or Minute Suites?
Yes, Philadelphia Airport does have Minute Suites! There are four of them located in Terminal A/B Connector (Inside Security). Located at the link between Terminals A and B. There are a total of 13 sleep cabins installed by Minute Suites, a company that provides private, quiet space for travelers to relax and recharge.
Minute Suites started out in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in 2008, and has since expanded to Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix, and now Philadelphia.
Minute Suites also has private rooms for nursing mothers to breastfeed or pump milk on the secure-side walkway between Terminal A-East and B. The first 30 minutes in the Mothers’ Nursing Station is free of charge.
What are Minute Suites?
Minute Suites are small, private suites that you can rent by the hour (or day) for some peace and quiet. They’re perfect for taking a quick nap, getting some work done, or just relaxing in between flights.
Each suite comes with a comfortable chair, a desk, a TV, and an alarm clock. You can also order food and drinks from the Minute Suites staff.
Unfortunately, Philadelphia airport doesn’t have Gosleep or Napcabs. Gosleep is basically the same thing as Minute Suites, just with a different design and shape.
Where are Minute Suites at PHL Airport?
The Minute Suites at Philadelphia Airport are located in the Terminal A/B Connector (Inside Security), at the link between Terminals A and B. According to Loungebuddy, this is the only lounge in Terminal A/B Connector.
How do I get to the Minute Suites at Philadelphia Airport?
If you’re inside security, the Minute Suites are located in the Terminal A/B Connector. To get there from Terminal A, take the escalator or elevator down to the connector level. From Terminal B, take the skybridge.
As you can see on the map below, it is at the far end of Terminal B, where it meets up with the section linking Terminal B to Terminal A.
The Minute Suites are located close to the shuttle Linking Terminal A, B, C and D and you can use it to get to other terminals. It is open 24 hours and if you want to book or have a problem, or even want to cancel your reservation, you can call Minute Suites at PHIL Airport using this number they provided on its website; +1 (215) 937-1076
Amenities at PHL Minute Suites
- TVs – DirecTV, Netflix
- Private Rooms
- Soundproof quiet room
- 18+ Cardholder
Minute Suites provides customers with a daybed and trundle that sleeps two people comfortably in each room. Up to four people can enjoy the room, which also includes a mini-bar with drinks and snacks (items available for purchase). You can read more on the Minute Suites website here
Room access to Minute Suites at PHIL costs $46 according to Loungebuddy and can book from 1 hour to 8 hours. I checked the rates on MInute Suite’s website and noted that the minimum slot of 1 hour is $48 and not 46.
In other words, you can get a lower rate booking with Loungebuddy compared to the company website. See the snapshots below showing variation in pricing.
Below is a snapshot from LOungebuddy’s website with a $46 rate for a 1-hour private suite with a day bed that can accommodate 2.
Below is a snapshot from the MInute suites website showing a rate of $48 per hour;
TYpes or sleep rooms you can book at PHIL Minute Suites
There are different types of bookings but the Suite rentals range from 1-hour to 8-hour blocks.
Minute Suite Rentals
If you’d like to sleep overnight at PHIL airport Minute Suites, you can rent overnight suites that start from 10 pm to 8 am. See snapshot below
Priority Pass Suites
They also have Priority Pass rentals which range from 1 hour to 8 hours as shown in the snapshot below;
Crew Suite Rental
They also have crew suites that you can rent if you are an employee of one of the airlines. See the snapshot below;
Nursing Moms rental
They also have suites for nursing mothers with slots available from a 30-minutes block to 8 hour block as shown in the snapshot below;
Military and 1st Responders Suites
They also have suites for Military and 1st responders with 1-hour to 8-hour slots as shown in the snapshot below;
Unfortunately, the Minute Suites rooms do not come with shower facilities. You’ll have to book yourself a 30-minute shower and can also add to your suite when doing the booking for the cabin. See the slots below;
You can book per hour:
As you can see, when making a booking, you select the hours during which you want to sleep which can range from 1 hour to 8 hours.See the screenshot below;
Once you choose, say 4.5-hour slots, you get taken to the next page where you confirm your booking. You’ll see a page similar to the one on the screenshot below;
Are there air mattresses at PHIL AIrport?
I read on sleepingonairports.net site that when the rooms are entirely booked Minute Suites also rent out air mattresses for $40 and have no time limit. I couldn’t independently verify this from any other source so maybe you confirm at their front desk if this is the case. This air mattress option is a great one for those who don’t want to pay the expensive cost starting with $40+ per hour with a max of 8 hours.
Minute Suites Priority Pass at PHIL Airport
You’ll need to book and pay for at least 24 hours for a suite at PHIL airport. You can book a minimum of 1 hour which is $48 and can pay by credit card. Priority Pass and other lounge membership guests may receive 1 free hour of access per walk-up visit (subject to availability). Each following hour can be paid directly to Minute Suites at a rate of $34 USD.
You can make a reservation on Minute Suites website here.
If you don’t already have one, you can download the Minute Suites iOS app or Android app.
Reviews of Suites by Minute Suites in PHIL
Overall, the suites have been given an average rating of 4.5/5 by over 3000 customers who’ve reviewed them on the Minute Suites website.
- Happy users noted how they could use Priority Pass to access it
- It’s next to a food court
- It’s very comfortable
- Very friendly and helpful customer service
- Nice little rooms with TV and a couch/bed.
- Plenty of outlets for charging.
- Not bad for a quiet little stop but some free snacks would be great.
- Free 30 mins for nursing moms
- Very quiet compared to Gosleep naps cabins.
- No free food/drinks.
- No bathrooms in the facility – you have to pay for them separately
- Relatively expensive
Note the low Tripadvisor rating of just 3.5/5
Sleep Pods and Suites Alternatives at PHIL Airport?
If you aren’t interested in Minute Suites’ sleep suites and would prefer a more traditional hotel, the Philadelphia Airport Marriott is located across the sky bridge from Terminal B. The hotel also offers shuttle service to and from the airport regularly.
Guests at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott, connected to Terminal B of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), will find an ideal retreat after a long day of travel. Visitors will love our convenient airport location near downtown Philadelphia’s most celebrated top attractions, including Penn’s Landing, the National Constitution Center, Wells Fargo Center and Eagle’s Stadium in Lincoln Financial Field.
If visiting for business or social gatherings, host events in our hotel’s sophisticated venues with advanced audiovisual technology and enough space for up to 1,050 guests. After a full day of business, shopping or sightseeing, work out your tired muscles in our hotel gym or refuel with classic American dishes at Aviation Grill. In the evening, unpack in spacious hotel guest rooms with soundproof windows, premium bedding and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Over 1000 guests on Tripadvisor that have booked this hotel have given it a decent average rating of 4/5 as shown in the snapshot below;
This hotel will cost you about $300 which is equivalent to about 6.25 hours at Minute Suites. Note that you can check in at the hotel and spend more than 12 hours for that fixed $300 fee while the Suites booking are limited to 8 hours.
Other Airports Close to Philadelphia Airport:
Tripadvisor has listed 7 hotels that are within 1.5 miles from PHIL Airport with some offering free shuttles to and from the airport.
1. Sonesta Select Philadelphia Airport – 0.9 miles
2. Delta Hotel Philadelphia Airport – 1.7 miles
3. Philadelphia Airport Marriott – 0.4 miles
4. Hampton Inn Philadelphia-International Airport – 1.1 miles
5. Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Airport – 0.9 miles
7. Aloft Philadelphia Airport – 1.4 miles
Where is the Philadelphia Airport Marriot Parking?
To reach Philadelphia Airport Marriot Parking, continue past the hotel on the Arriving Flights Road. The entrance to Garage C Parking is right after the Marriott on your right. You can park in Garage C’s second level if you’re staying at Marriott. Once you’ve parked there, follow signage that’ll lead you to enter the hotel via a sky bridge. When you finally get into the lobby of hotel, go to its first floor for Registration and Restaurant purposes via elevator.
To get to the Marriott Hotel from any airport terminal, start by going to Concourse B. Once you’re in Concourse B, follow the signs for Baggage Claim and Marriott Hotel. Cross the Skybridge into the hotel through the double doors. The skybridge will take you onto the 2nd floor of Marriott Hotel. From there, go down to Lobby and Registration on 1stfloor if that is your final destination. If you need to retrieve baggage from ground level, please return to 2nd floor via concourse level after picking up luggage so that you can enter through proper channels.
You have the option to use AMTRAK train travel in order to get to and from the PHIL Airport Marriot Hotel by way of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. You can also take a taxi.
To get to the Marriott Hotel at PHIL Airport using the Garden State Parkway North to the Atlantic City Expressway West. Follow signs for Route 42 North to Interstate 76 North to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Cross bridge to Interstate 95 South to the Philadelphia International Airport, Exit 12. Follow Arrivals signs. Hotel is on the right. You can get more details about directions to get to this airport here.
Are there Sleeping Pods at PHIL Airport?
Yes, Minute Suites is the only operator of Sleeping Pods at PHIL Airport. As per this posting in early November 2022, there are no other pay-per-use operators at PHIL Airport such as GOSleep, Napcabs, Aerotel, YotelAir, or Sleep n Fly. The 13 Suites by Minute Suites are located at Terminal A/B Connector.
The cots provided by Minute Suites are comfortable, but they are not full-size beds. The good news is that the cots can be moved around so that you can make yourself comfortable. There are also pillows and blankets available.
Is Philadelphia Airport open 24 hours?
While the Philadelphia Airport is technically open 24-hours, some terminals may close overnight when Security checkpoints close. If you’re inside Security, you will be able to stay in the airport. If you leave Security, you will not be allowed to re-enter through Security until it opens again.
- The following are the Security checkpoint hours for each terminal:
- Terminal A-West – Checkpoint A-West is open from 4:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Terminal A-East – Checkpoint A-East is open from 4:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
- Terminal B/C – Checkpoint B is open from 4:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Checkpoint C is open from 4:45 a.m. – Until the last flight
- Terminal E – Checkpoint E is open from 4:15 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Can I sleep at PHIL Airport overnight?
Yes. While PHIL Airport doesn’t have designated rest areas, it does offer 13 private suites through Minute Suites. If you want to get a good night’s sleep between flights without leaving the airport, Minute Suites offers 13 private suites that can be rented hourly or overnight inside the airport. The rates aren’t cheap, but when the suites are booked out, they do rent air mattresses for $40 with no time limit. PHIL Airport Marriott is another option where you can book and sleep in traditional hotel rooms without leaving the area of the airport.
Which other airports have Minute Suites?
Minute Suites has locations in the following airports:
– Detroit (DTW)
– Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
– Minneapolis St. Paul International (MSP)
– Nashville (BNA)
– Philadelphia (PHL)
-JFK: When we previously wrote about sleep at JFK, Gosleep was the only provider of pay-per-use sleep facilities but I am excited Minute Suites has expanded to JFK.
– Washington Dulles International (IAD)
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