There is a certain charm to literal translations of these terms from Spanish.
en la sala de estar
in the parlor, in the living room
(literally, 'in the room of being.' How cool and philosophical is that? I want a room of being).
la sala de profesores
(Room of the professors. Where professors gather to exchange lofty ideas, or, a la 'White Noise', throw rolls at each other).
la sala de espera
the waiting room
('Room of waiting' sounds very existential. Also translates as 'The Room of Hope' or 'The Room of Fear).