After spending some time at the Amex Centurion lounge, I stopped by the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at New York LaGuardia. The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is located landside on the 3rd floor, Concourse A of the Central Terminal Building at LGA. It is pretty close to the Amex Centurion lounge- same floor but separated by a long hallway.
My first impression of the Air Canada lounge was that it was not very well lit. Personally, I like a dark lounge because it feels more private but I could see how it would be too dark for others.
As soon as you enter, you will find different types of seating, tables, a large TV and a large magazine rack.
The food station and bar are located in the corner of the lounge.
I was pretty full from lunch at the Centurion lounge so I did not sample much of the food.
Near the kitchen is a mini business center consisting of three desks (two of them with desktops) and a printer/copier. Free wi-fi is available in the lounge with no password required.
Turn the corner after reaching the business center for more seating options. This area is more private than the main sitting/tv area with signage declaring it a cell fee zone.
The staff was friendly. The manager noticed I took some photos and asked me the reason. She was nice about it and asked me to write down the name of my website.
Overall, I did not really have any complaints and found this to be an OK lounge. For Amex Platinum card holders though with a choice between this and the Amex Centurion Lounge at LGA, the Centurion lounge is the clear winner.