The Ace is the hotel that made working in hotels cool. In fact, its lobby can seem more like a coworking space, packed with freelancers, travelers, students and even small startups who plug in at its 18-foot long slate laboratory table and sit in its oversized suede sofas and plaid chairs. Some days, the lobby looks like a sea of little illuminated Apples. If the free Wi-Fi wasn’t enough, there’s excellent food choices for every meal of the day: Stumptown Coffee in the morning, No. 7 subs for lunch and the lobby bar for drinks and food from the Breslin (order the Lamb burger).
Can’t live offline? Rather than stake out a 24-hour Starbucks or pirate from your neighbor with the open network, elevate your daily workspace at these best hotel lobbies with free Wi-Fi.
NYC hotels have been adding more enticing amenities to attract guests and locals alike—from pet-friendly hotels in NYC and top spa hotels, to dining establishments that are among the best Manhattan restaurants. But perhaps our favorite trend is how hotels have opened their lobbies and Wi-Fi passwords for anyone to work, study or take an email break after a day of shopping and walking. Many of these freelancer-friendly hotels add coffee, cocktails and food to the mix, so you can truly turn their spaces into your own remote offices and hangouts.
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