The new Sleepbox Lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport is pricey for an extended stay, but a great place to take a power nap between flights.
Last week, Priority Pass added Sleepbox as a new lounge at Washington Dulles. I happened to be passing through IAD over the weekend and took some time between flights to check it out.
Sleepbox is open 24/7 and is located near the AeroTrain in Concourse A on the Mezzanine level, one level below the gate area. I had pictured the micro hotel on the gate level with all the other lounges, but it is not. Instead, it is on the landing adjacent to the elevator banks leading down to the train platform or up to the gate area.
Note the facility above the station:
Your Priority Pass membership entitles you to one hour on a complimentary basis. Subsequent hours are $24/each for Priority Pass members, otherwise $25/hour. That’s not bad if you need a power nap, but gets pricey if you actually intend to spend the night there (although you can spend the night for a flat rate of $150, so it could be worse).
When I arrived at about 3:30PM on Saturday, I was the only guest…all rooms were vacant. I presented my Priority Pass card to the gentlemen at the desk, who swiped it but then asked me to fill out a form on his computer (he turned the monitor toward me and handed me a wireless keyboard). Moments later, he assigned me my unit and explained that the door code on the card would allow me in/out access on my door.
Sleepbox Room IAD
I was assigned suite six. Sleepbox rooms are soundproof and offer Wi-Fi, mood lighting, privacy window tint and charging ports. The Wi-Fi network is not password protected and was quite fast. I noted power ports, a pull-down writing desk, comfortable bedding, two clothing hooks, a towel rack, and mood lighting.
There are no restrooms inside the Sleepbox facility, but public restrooms are right around the corner. Once inside the Sleepbox, I could not hear the arriving and departing trains below.
In terms of convenience, you cannot beat this new lounge. Whether for a quick nap or a substantial rest, this is a great new lounge option and valuable addition to the Priority Pass portfolio. Note that only one adult is permitted in the Sleepbox at one time.
Have you tried the Sleepbox Lounge at Washington Dulles?