Your living room — heck, maybe even your garage — has probably been serving as your office for most of 2020, and now a new year has arrived. To help you find a stylish change in scenery, we're rounding up the best L.A. hotels and co-working spots offering fancy but functional spaces to elevate your work-from-home life. Because mixing business with pleasure is the least you can do to treat yourself during these tough times.
Freehand Los Angeles
Freehand Los Angeles (Downtown): If you're looking for a COVID-friendly work spot that lets you save on rent and comes with all the amenities of a hotel, check yourself into Freehand Los Angeles, which is housed in DTLA's historic Commercial Exchange building. The hotel has launched a new package called "Stay Longer, Save More" to gives guests who book seven nights or more a 30% discount per night with the code LONGSTAY (book by March 24). That comes to a little over $800 a month — half the average cost of Angelenos' monthly rent — and you can stay for up to 28 days or longer. All the spaces are cleaned and disinfected to the highest standard.
Freehand Los Angeles, 416 West 8th St, L.A., 90014; (213) 612-0021
Hotel Figueroa (Downtown): During quarantine, Hotel Figueroa debuted a poolside daycation experience with socially-distanced cabanas that make for the perfect outdoor work situation. As the temperatures drop, the hotel is running a "Work Perks" program, which lets locals work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from three of its fancy suites, all of which feature fast WiFi, a quiet living area, a king-size bed, a writing desk, unlimited use of a copy machine, and plenty of outlets to charge your tech. Lunch breaks at The Fig are pretty sweet too as you'll have access to the pool deck, fitness room, an in-suite coffee machine and refrigerator, and to-go orders from the hotel restaurant, Veranda Al Fresco. Choose from the Classic Suite for $140, the Deluxe for $170, or the Event for $490 per night.
Hotel Figueroa, 939 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015; (866) 734-6018
Industrious (multiple locations): For those seeking a membership-based workspace, try Industrious, which boasts more than 18,000 members who pay $158 per month for the lowest package or $851 for a private office. The company has eight locations all over L.A. and will soon open a ninth location in Old Town Pasadena. Some Industrious locations feature an outdoor terrace, a wellness room, a private conference room, office supplies, unlimited color printing, fast WiFi, and most importantly, a kitchen.
Face masks are required in communal spaces and no large in-person gatherings or member events are allowed due to COVID-19. But best of all, Industrious is screening members, guests, and vendors to reduce the chances of transmission. Read more about its safety guidelines here.
Industrious offers credit for one free day of co-working when a potential member visits one of its locations for an in-person tour. The free day must be scheduled in advance.
Industrious, multiple L.A. locations including Century City, Glendale, Downtown, West Hollywood, and TechSpace Westwood; see all options here
Mondrian Los Angeles
Mondrian Los Angeles (West Hollywood): When you're not taking in some of the best views of the city from Mondrian's Skybar, get down to business in one of the hotel's Deluxe Studio Suites that have been transformed into offices for same-day use from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The "WorkSpace" offer includes a waived guest amenity fee, free WiFi and printing at the front desk, plus a discounted room rate. Make a reservation by phone at least 24 hours in advance.
Mondrian Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, 90069; (323) 650-8999
InterContinental Los Angeles (Downtown): If the tallest building west of Chicago is more your cup of WFH tea, head over to the InterContinental DTLA, where the hotel's new "Elevate Your Work Day" package includes some cool offerings like free WiFi, standard office supplies, and a complimentary Grab 'N' Go breakfast and lunch at Cafe WG. In-room Nespresso and use of the hotel's fitness center and swimming pool also come with the package, which has rates starting at $219.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, 900 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 90017; (213) 688-7777
Second Home Hollywood
Second Home (Hollywood): Before the pandemic hit, hospital-grade air filtration was a thing at Second Home, which is equal parts co-working space and architectural sanctuary. Situated in Hollywood, the membership-based campus features a 50,000 square-foot garden filled with 6,500 plants and trees as well as desks made from Corian, a certified hygienic and non-porous material used in hospitals. Second Home has four memberships to choose from, ranging from $320 to $3,672 a month, while a day pass costs just $25 per day. Other pandemic-proof perks include a private parking garage with touch-free entry, the ability to enter without the need for an elevator, spaced-out seating in all common areas, and one-way walkways and entrances/exits to prevent bumping into anyone.
Second Home Hollywood, 1370 North St. Andrews Pl., L.A., 90028; (323) 381-5996
The London WeHo
The London West Hollywood: Fact: The London WeHo's rooftop pool deck and cabanas trump your living room office any day. Overlooking the Hollywood Hills and the Sunset Strip, the chill setup is open to guests who book a stay at the hotel. And lucky for residents of California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon, The London is offering discounts of up to 20% off their stay as part of its Regional Resident rate when you book and stay by March 31. The package includes complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and access to the pool, which follows social distancing guidelines.
The London West Hollywood, 1020 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; (310) 854-1111
Santa Monica Proper
Santa Monica Proper: The ultimate Instagram-worthy hotel, Santa Monica Proper is offering midweek stays from Sunday to Thursday with up to 15% off their best available rates. The "Work, Play, and Restore" package includes a $25 daily dining credit and lets you change or cancel your reservation for free up to 24 hours prior to checking in. When you're ready for a break, take a stroll by the pool then resume work in one of the hotel's beautiful outdoor spaces.
Santa Monica Proper Hotel, 700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401; (310) 620-9990
Petit Ermitage (West Hollywood): The Petit Ermitage knows your remote work life is full of interruptions. That's why the hotel is offering private offices in the form of first-floor suites for just $99 per day per person. The "Workspace" package includes access to a minibar, in-room dining menu, and its private rooftop garden restaurant. Hours are from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Petit Ermitage, 8822 Cynthia St., West Hollywood, 90069; (310) 854-1114