6 Design-Driven Hotels to Work From in New York City

Need a break from your office or studio? Or, maybe you need a new spot for a business meeting. There are plenty of hotels around the city that not only offer a great escape, are surely Instagram worthy and have plenty of space to work from for design inspiration.

Here’s our pick of 6 hotel options throughout New York:

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via 11 Howard

11 Howard, SoHo

If you find yourself in SoHo and need a break from the hustle of the city, step into 11 Howard. Just head up the winding staircase to The Library, their spot to work, have a drink or a meeting with a low key vibe. We're certain that the modern design, that takes the DNA of Danish minimalism fused with New York realness will boost your productivity and keep you coming back. Now, if you do want to make a day of it, book a session at Higher Dose the infrared sauna company that is sure to give you a detox and feeling of euphoria inside the hotel.

11 Howard Hotel, 11 Howard Street, New York


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is on the waterfront in Dumbo. Known for their sustainability, the hotel’s lobby is filled with over 1,000 plants on their wall. Plus, their use of reclaimed wood, plush leather couches and a killer scent, you’ll easily be able to work in comfort. For drinks, you can grab something from Neighbors Cafe, the property’s causal spot and when the weather’s nice, sit outside or make it up to their rooftop. You’ll be tempted to take in all of Dumbo has to offer so schedule that time into your day.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn New York

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Freehand Hotel, Flatiron District

The Freehand Hotel in the Flatiron District is where art and plants meet to give you a boost of creativity and inspiration. In fact, it was the former home of the George Washington Hotel, a place for many writers, creatives and musicians. Their second floor is like a treasure chest that is good for a cup of tea and relaxation. For good bites, visit their all-day cafe and restaurant which has plenty of options such as pastries, snacks and our favorite, the french fries.

Freehand New York, 23 Lexington Avenue, New York

Public Hotel, Lower East Side

Tucked away on Christie Street, the Public Hotel is unassuming at street level until you walk in and see their neon escalators. You can venture upstairs, stop by their gift shop or head straight back grab a bite to eat. When you make it to the second floor, you’ll see their bar and lounge. The white sofas, relaxing couches and natural light make it a great place to get some work done. You’re probably going to wish your living room was this fresh and clean, so take advantage of the minimalist vibes and check out their event calendar for what’s hot downtown.

Public Hotel, 215 Chrystie Street, New York

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Via Hoton Hotel

Hoxton Hotel, Williamsburg

This Williamsburg newcomer is a first the for the hotel group that started in London. What you’ll get is a spacious living room filled with nooks of seating and a super chill vibe. They support local too. You’ll find events, decor and linens featuring NYC designers and artists which make the hotel even more likable. Depending on the time of year, you’ll want to check out their outdoor spaces which includes dining in one of their igloo domes or the Backyard, their terrace with a place to work, play and network.

Hoxton Hotel, 97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York

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via Arlo Hotels

Arlo Hotel, NoMad and SoHo

The Arlo Hotel in NoMad and SoHo are chic, inviting and are your catch-all for good times. Looking to work, people watch or grab a drink, they have you covered. Their downtown location has two floors for you to choose from to return some emails or grab a bite to eat. It’s a quick walk into the heart of SoHo or the West Village too. Our favorite part is their event lineup that includes wellness talks, workouts and art and culture programming.

Arlo Hotel, 231 Hudson Street and 11 East 31st Street

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