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8 Best Places to Stay and Work Remotely Around the US

From high-tech hotels with desks and office space to cabins surrounded by nature, these are the best hotels to stay for a work-cation with a change of scenery

Remote working doesn’t have to mean sitting at the same old desk–or kitchen table–every day. How about swapping that view of your garden/bookshelves/living room wall for something a little more inspiring? A backdrop of red-rock canyons, perhaps–or maybe the ocean. You could even take your office poolside for a while.

The way we work is changing, and so is what we look for in a vacation. A change of scenery–and breathing in some new, fresh air–can provide the headspace needed to approach tasks with new enthusiasm.

The best places for a remote working trip (or work-cation) offer the right environment and amenities to help you settle down to work while also providing opportunities for a little downtime. From a high-tech hotel in San Francisco that has dedicated areas for remote workers to a laid-back lodge steps from the sand in Virginia Beach, we’ve found the best places to work remotely around the US:

Swap Your Home Office for This Miami Beach Apart-hotel

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Breezy blues provide the soothing backdrop for a work-cation at Mare Azur Luxury By Monte Carlo, flowing from the interior decor to the teal water of the ocean and the almost relentlessly cloudless, cornflower skies.

Step on to the private balcony and a broad stripe of powdery white sand is added to the scene. Each of these Miami Beach apartments offers a choice of perfect places to set up office for the day, from stylish lounge chairs to the glass-topped tables in the breezy kitchen areas.

Throw in the conveniences of a hotel, with a 24-hour concierge on hand, free coffee, and infused water in the lobby, an onsite gym, and two outdoor pools, and you’ll probably be ready to move in.

Mare Azur Luxury By Monte Carlo

Miami Beach
8.6 Excellent (619 reviews)

Work and Play in a Tech-driven Hotel in the Heart of San Francisco

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Working in a hotel once meant holing up in an airless room or seeking out a quiet corner in a noisy lobby. At Yotel San Francisco, which occupies the red-brick Grant Building in the heart of the city, the needs of remote workers aren’t an afterthought–they’re a priority.

The emphasis on high-tech hits you straight away, with self-check-in kiosks in the lobby and an entire floor of well-spaced desks, cozy nooks, and a shared working space with refreshments on tap.

The bright-white rooms, cutely named “cabins,” are welcome spaces for resting between work sessions or time exploring the city, with color-changing mood lighting, rain showers, and adjustable beds that make it feel a little like flying first class.

Yotel San Francisco

San Francisco
8.3 Very good (366 reviews)

Enjoy a Change of Scene at this Coastal Lodge at Virginia Beach

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Need to tuck yourself away for a little longer to really get some work done? Econo Lodge Virginia Beach ticks pretty much all the boxes and throws in a little extra, too. The oceanfront property offers budget prices that make it a great option for stays of a week or more–and it’s a bargain when you consider the million-dollar views that come with many of the rooms.

Book one with a balcony so you can gaze at the broad sweep of pale golden sand across to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. That, and the salty air, should provide inspiration as you work. Spread out at your huge desk, happy in the knowledge that you don’t need to go out to fuel up on coffee or snacks; each room has an in-room coffeemaker, microwave, and fridge so everything you might need is to hand.

When it’s time to breathe and take a break, step right outside to stroll along the beach or boardwalk, or head out a little further for a hike in grassy, oceanfront Neptune’s Park. The hotel even provides free bicycles for guests to explore the area. Downtime is as crucial as work time, after all.

Econo Lodge Virginia Beach - On The Ocean

Top rated
Virginia Beach
8.9 Excellent (1700 reviews)

Get a Desk with a View at this New York City Classic

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Sitting at your mahogany writing desk at the NoMad Hotel, next to a window framing views of the Manhattan skyline, you might wonder how you ever worked anywhere else.

This is the office–and hotel room, for that matter–of dreams, and a haven in the heart of one of the world’s most frenetic cities. Every detail of this classic New York hotel is designed to inspire, from the building’s intricate Beaux-Arts exterior to the velvety lobby and joyous, Parisian-inspired decor.

Writing desks come as standard, polished to an almost mirror-like sheen and paired with chairs comfortable enough for long stretches of work. Some have those city views while others overlook the plant-filled atrium. Indulgent touches like claw-footed bathtubs, king beds with Italian linens, and luxury toiletries help achieve a work-wellness balance, too.

The NoMad Hotel

Top rated
New York
9.1 Excellent (883 reviews)

Linger for Longer at this Luxury Lodge on Oregon's Coast

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Silence envelops Salishan Coastal Lodge on Oregon’s gloriously golden coast. The resort is surrounded by 250 acres of lush grounds, which are in turn wrapped in the natural beauty of Gleneden Beach, with its forest-topped bluffs and salty bays. In short, it’s the perfect peaceful spot to transport the home office for a few days or even weeks.

Nature creeps beautifully into the rooms, too. The decor blends textures of wood, stone, and brick with plush fabrics, cozy nooks, and fireplaces. You’re unlikely to resent spending lots of time in your room here, especially with a choice of work spots from huge armchairs to tables by the window or out on the patio.

Make the most of the gorgeous surrounds during your screen-breaks and hike down to the wild, wonderfully quiet beach, scouring the skies for bald eagles soaring overhead.

Salishan Coastal Lodge

Gleneden Beach
8.1 Very good (856 reviews)

Soak up the Views at this Luxury Resort in Boynton Canyon, Arizona

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Some home desks have views of brick walls or perhaps shelves heaving with books and paperwork. Others might have views out over the garden. The casita studios and suites in Sedona’s Enchantment Resort in Arizona top them all.

The resort is tucked within Boynton Canyon, whose rust-red and apricot rock formations provide an ethereal backdrop worthy of a laptop screensaver. The apartment-style digs come with kitchenettes, coffeemakers, stone fireplaces, and private decks that gaze directly at the forest-striped rocks.

Junior suites go one better with dark wood desks and leather-upholstered chairs, creating a workspace in which one could imagine writing the great American novel. Or just get on with some work, while soaking up the incredible views.

Enchantment Resort and Mii amo spa

Top rated
Sedona
8.9 Excellent (430 reviews)

Immerse Yourself in Nature at this Lakefront Retreat in Texas Hill Country

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The whole family can tag along on your work-cation at this Lakefront House in Texas Hill Country–or you can go solo and revel in the space, peace, and privacy. The house has three bedrooms, sleeping up to five people, and so much table and counter space you could work in a different area each day.

You could even work on one of the two covered decks that jut into the vast, tree-dotted backyard, its lawn meandering down to Canyon Lake, a beautiful spot in Texas.

Spend days working and wandering around the grounds. Then spend evenings huddled around the outdoor fire-pit, gazing at the star-blanketed night sky, or feeding the deer that frequent the yard.

Amazing Lakefront House On Canyon Lake In Texas Hill Country

Canyon Lake
9.0 Excellent (35 reviews)

Set Up Office in this Elegant Chicago Guest House with Garden

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The Windy City’s skyscrapers, public art, and vibrant gardens make it an inspiring place for a work-cation. But that doesn’t have to mean staying in a big hotel. The apartments at this Chicago Guest House have between three and five bedrooms, making them ideal for couples, families, or those who prefer to work surrounded by plenty of space–indoor and out.

If you find holing up in a hotel to work a little lonely, this is a perfect alternative. The charming, vintage-style decor imbues the apartments with a warm, homey feel, while the pretty, plant-filled garden will cure any cabin fever. And, of course, you can wander to the kitchen to grab a coffee or some lunch at any time.

Chicago Guest House

Top rated
Chicago
9.3 Excellent (61 reviews)