The digital age has given rise to legions of freelancers, start-ups and telecommuters. While working from a coffee shop or home is convenient, it lacks the collaboration and office amenities that a traditional workspace provides. Co-working spaces serve as a middle ground between traditional workplaces and the solitude of a home office. They give mobile workers a reason to get out of their pajamas and into productivity mode without the huge rental expense of traditional office space. There is also the benefit of shared spaces and common areas that these new work spaces offer. With conference rooms, kitchens and more, there is a huge demand for co-working spaces around the world. Los Angeles offers many options to choose from. These are the best.
7083 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
When it comes to the best of the best, WeWork is considered to be the top co-working space with the best amenities around. With locations throughout the world, including in Los Angeles, WeWork offers spaces around the city. Each location offers different amenities as well, including some that have pool tables, shared kitchens, pet-friendly spaces, brainstorming rooms, conference rooms, and more. While all locations offer shared rooms, and private rooms to rent by the month, some offer daily open spaces where you can pay a daily rate. What sets WeWork aside are their affordable rates for spaces that offer modern and cool settings in desirable locations like Pasadena, Downtown L.A., Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Culver City, Hollywood, La Brea, Playa Vista and more. Wifi and other amenities are included in your day pass, or your monthly rate for private rooms.
9415 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
With locations mostly on the west coast (except for Chicago), NextSpace offers a prime location to work at in Culver City in Los Angeles. NextSpace is all about offering talented and creative people a comfortable and professional place to work at and believes that these co-working areas lead to people not only getting their work done, but connecting with other likeminded individuals. Since 2008, this co-working company has grown from its original Santa Cruz location to offer ones in Los Angeles, Berkeley, and beyond. Step inside this orange-toned workspace to get work done, connect with others in the community and create lasting long term relationships with others in business. This location is also conveniently located to restaurants and other establishments in Culver City
Breather is a bit different than some of the other co-working spaces in that it's a place where you can discover meeting rooms around Los Angeles in an AirB&B type format on their website. Simply log on to www.breather.com and you can narrow down by price per hour and in what area you'd like to book a room, and the website will narrow down all the available options. Each space is offered by the hour, and most are very modern and offer excellent decor. This co-working space is best for larger groups as the rates per hour tend to be around $45+.
The Wells Fargo North Tower
333 S. Grand Ave Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
IndieDesk offers daily, weekly, shared and dedicated desks and private offices/team space options in the heart of downtown L.A. Started in 2011, IndieDesk offers a great place to setup your laptop for the day. They offer dedicated desks with 24/7 access, team space with 24/7 access, as well as shared desks, conference rooms, and much more at varying rates. If you just want to come for the day, grab a daily visit package, which is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm and is just $20. You can also get a weekly pass for just $85. The rates here are as affordable as it gets and its a terrific spot to setup and get your work done.
5405 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Just because you work for yourself, it doesn't mean you have to work by yourself. That's what Blankspaces believes. With locations in Santa Monica, mid-Wilshire and in Downtown Los Angeles, they offer a modern communal place to work, collaborate and get inspired on your own scheduling terms. Blankspaces also holds events which is great for those in the entrepreneurial world.
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