In a world transformed by flexible working, a new generation of people are looking beyond the old office boundaries for exciting places to work remotely. With the freedom to flip open your laptop and work from pretty much anywhere in the world, what’s stopping you? Hotels across the globe are now catering for this trend by providing top-class facilities and creating an environment for remote workers. We asked travel bloggers and digital nomads from around the world to share their recommendations on the best hotels for remote work. Ready to be inspired for your next workation? Read on.
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Best hotels for remote work: Americas
Whether you want a remote working getaway by the Caribbean Sea, in a vibrant Latin American city or amid the Blue Ridge Mountains, these are some of the best hotels for working remotely in the Americas.
Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Now is the perfect time for an extended trip to Asheville, North Carolina! This charming artsy city has award-winning restaurants, trendy shops, breweries, and a long list of fun things to do. Stay in the centre of it all at The Cambria Hotel.
The Cambria Hotel has updated boutique-style accommodations with a relaxed vibe. Rooms are equipped with standard items such as a private bathroom, air conditioning, flat screen TV with cable, and free Wi-Fi. Beyond the basics, you will love the in-room fridge, microwave, fully stocked coffee or tea machine, and large desk.
The stylish hotel lobby will welcome you with plenty of seating options and a small grocery section with items for purchase. Coffee pods are available for free 24 hours a day to keep you fully caffeinated. There is also a meeting room, business centre and fitness centre available.
As a bonus, the hotel staff will greet you upon arrival with a glass of complimentary champagne. Even at the checkout, you will receive a parting gift of a small jar of honey. For a moderately priced 3-star hotel, you couldn’t ask for better customer service!
Located in Asheville’s downtown historic district you will be within easy walking distance to the best of what the city has to offer. Just across the street is the fabulous Grove Arcade, a historic shopping mall that was once the Asheville Federal Building built in 1929. It has a beautiful glass ceiling that fills the shops and restaurants with natural light.
For history buffs, you won’t want to miss the spectacular Biltmore Estate! It is only 2 miles away from the Cambria Hotel. The ease of being this close by allows you to get an early start.
The Biltmore Estate is an architectural marvel known for being America’s Largest Home. Built by George Vanderbilt to resemble a château, you will feel like you’re in France’s Loire Valley. Come see this beautiful mansion, winery, and a variety of fun attractions and things to do on its 8,000-acre estate.View and book Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville
Selina Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chosen by Carley from Home to Havana | style: modernist, coliving | see prices and book
If you’ve travelled as a digital nomad in Latin America, you’ve likely heard about Selina, the beloved network of coworking/coliving destinations.
With a great combination of hostel dorms, private rooms and dedicated coworking spaces with all amenities, Selina is an excellent resource for remote workers worldwide. Looking for where to stay in Buenos Aires for remote work? Consider Selina Palermo as a perfect option.
Selina Palermo is a lovely, modern building with plenty of amenities perfect for remote workers. The building features a lounge, movie theatre, and a lovely rooftop terrace with a bar, which hosts regular gatherings and sunset happy hours.
Selina Palermo also features a well-equipped coworking space, with monthly and weekly plans for using the area, which attracts guests and even locals who work remotely.
Rooms are lovingly designed and comfortable, each unique and with a long-term stay in mind. While most guests are single or couples, you’ll also find digital nomad families who stay here for a time, and Selina Palermo provides cribs, playmats and other resources to help families settle in here.
Located in the heart of the Palermo Soho neighbourhood – one of the city’s best and most lively areas – you’ll never be bored. Plus, Selina works hard to host regular events for travellers, including networking events, city tours and day trips, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet other travellers and remote workers.View and book Selina Palermo
Casa Chukum, Bacalar, Mexico
If you work remotely and want to visit Bacalar, one of the prettiest destinations in Mexico, you have a lot of options.
Bacalar is a hidden gem in the southern part of Mexico’s Quintana Roo State. Famous for its Lagoon of Seven Colors, Bacalar is quickly getting discovered, with many travellers heading there to enjoy water activities and see the gorgeous lagoon.
Bacalar has a good variety of hotels, from luxury stays on the lake to more modest options closer to downtown, and budget hotels and hostels that are perfect for backpackers and long-term travellers. If you are a remote worker and want to spend some time in Bacalar, one of the best places for your stay is Casa Chukum.
Casa Chukum is a gorgeous boutique hotel with colourful designs and artsy murals. Located in the heart of town, this is a perfect stay if you want to be close to some of the best things to do in Bacalar. You can quickly walk to many bars and restaurants in downtown Bacalar where you can grab a bite and do some shopping.
The hotel is also within walking distance from the shores of the lagoon. If you want to take a sail boat tour of the lagoon, go kayaking or paddle boarding, you can find many options in the area.
Casa Chukum has a spacious patio and a beautiful garden where you can work and enjoy a quiet atmosphere. The hotel gets great reviews for its friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere that feels like home away from home.View and book Casa Chukum
El Patio 77, Mexico City, Mexico
Chosen by Sally from Sally Sees | style: sustainable B&B | see prices and book
El Patio 77 is a sustainable bed and breakfast located in the heart of Mexico City. Housed in a converted historic mansion, this boutique hotel has just eight rooms, making it quiet and homey for those looking for a place to work.
Most rooms include a small desk to work at. But the hero for remote workers is the communal dining room housed in a large, light-filled internal courtyard. Utilised in the morning for the daily included breakfast, it becomes a hot desk for working travellers throughout the day with long wooden tables and chairs to set up a laptop.
The room is beautifully decorated with hanging greenery, quirky crooked bookshelves and retro lights. Even if you have a lot of work to do, it won’t feel like a chore sitting in this bright and tranquil space. The wifi throughout the property is very strong, so there are no problems with Zoom meetings, downloading or uploading.
What makes El Patio 77 so great for remote workers is not just inside the hotel, but also its location. Situated in the San Rafael neighbourhood, a funky up-and-coming area of Mexico City. Its leafy streets are filled with cute cafés, cheap local taco spots and a metro station giving you quick and easy access to the rest of the city. It is a safe, residential area, so there’s no need to worry about excessive noise or overly crowded sidewalks.
If you’re a remote worker looking for a place to place to stay in Mexico City, El Patio 77 is a great option. And the fact that it is sustainable with a low environmental impact makes it even better!View and book El Patio 77
Selina Cancun, Mexico
Chosen by by Katie from KatieCafTravel.com | style: luxury hostel, co-living | see prices and book
The Selina hostel chain is known worldwide for bringing ‘luxury hostels’ to the public. Founded in the 2010s, the Selina chain can now be found in North, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.
What sets the Selina chain apart for remote workers is that all Selina hostels offer an onsite CoWork as well as a CoLiving package, where you can purchase 30-day packages to stay at any Selina in the world with included CoWork access.
Although called a “hostel”, which summons to mind cramped dormitory quarters, the Selina chain offers a wide range of rooms to suit any remote worker’s needs.
If you’re on a budget, you can opt to go the traditional hostel dormitory route and share a room. Or, you can get a private room which is much more like a hotel.
Selina has two outposts in Cancun, one in the centre of town and one in the Laguna area. What sets Selina Laguna apart from the rest is that it is right in the middle of the nightlife area of Cancun and right on the water.
You can work at the CoWork during the day at Selina Laguna, and then chill out at their poolside bar with a view of the Cancun Lagoon. Afterward, you can hit up some famous clubs like Coco Bongo, or go to the beach – it’s all within walking distance of the hotel.
If you buy the 30-day CoLiving package, you can spend your days at any of the other Selinas in Mexico or Latin America. One of the most popular itineraries is splitting the 30 days between Selina Cancun, Selina Playa del Carmen and Selina Tulum to experience the entire Mayan Riviera.View and book Selina Cancun
Best hotels for remote work: Europe
Can you imagine yourself working remotely at a wine resort in Tuscany or at a surf camp on the Portuguese coast? These two selections offer something different and enriching for working remotely in Europe.
Lapoint Surf Camp, Ericeira, Portugal
Chosen by Michelle from Ericeira Family Adventures | style: surf camp | see prices and book
Whether you’re looking for an alternative experience to get away from the work grind, or need to work while you’re away on an adventure, you’ll want to check out Lapoint Surf Camp in Ericeira, Portugal.
Located only 30 minutes north of Lisbon’s airport, the hotel is right on one of the main beaches of Europe’s only World Surf Reserve. Lapoint offers an amazing multicultural experience to its guests, and is one of the best surf camps in Ericeira.
People of all ages come from around the globe to enjoy the waves and the cool surf culture created in this recently renovated and repurposed winery.
Facilities are brand new, which means comfy beds, fabulous chill lounges and modern clean bathrooms. The experiences on offer include surf lessons, an onsite skate park, stand-up paddle, yoga classes, an outdoor gym, and a swimming pool with a stellar sea view.
There is also a modern co-working office, an incredible extra which makes it easy for guests to work and play any day of the week. The surf camp offers a restaurant and bar which provides excellent meals as well as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free options. Patrons here can book dorm rooms with shared bathrooms, as well as double rooms with private bathrooms.
Guests also love to rent a bike or a skateboard to cruise into the village, about 15 minutes away. The whitewashed fisherman’s village is an incredible place to eat seafood and fish, or just watch the world go by at a small table in the sunshine with some Portuguese coffee.View and book Lapoint Surf Camp
Villa Acquaviva, Tuscany, Italy
Chosen by Tori from Tori Pines Travels | style: wine resort | see prices and book
For your next remote work destination, consider Villa Acquaviva, a quaint wine vineyard and resort in Saturnia, Italy. Saturnia is a small town in the Tuscan countryside that is best known for its natural hot springs. With hundreds of hilltop towns, vineyards and gelato shops nearby, you’ll never be bored.
The hotel features 25 charming rooms, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a restaurant, the wine cellar, two vineyard puppies, and a large sprawling property that every guest can enjoy.
The entire property offers free wifi and each guest room has a desk. Some desks feature views out over the vineyard. For an added perk, your stay includes free breakfast each morning as well.
For dinner, you’ll want to wander over to the on-property restaurant, La Limonaia. All of Tuscany has the most incredible food, but the homemade, perfectly crafted dishes here will truly blow you away.
Their menu changes seasonally, as all of their ingredients are fresh and most come from the surrounding towns. The homemade pasta, the famous ribollita soup and the unique desserts are the best you’ll have the whole time you’re in Italy.
The Tuscany hot springs are located a short 8-minute drive away and are the perfect retreat before, during or after a long work day. The springs maintain a perfect 99 degrees fahrenheit year round, so this spot is perfect any time of the year.
It’s the perfect location to work remotely. Each room offers a great working environment with wifi, desks, air conditioning, cute decor and beautiful views. The property offers many spots to work as well with wifi throughout and seating at the pool, in the park or in the lobby.
When work becomes too stressful, the surrounding environment has everything you need to relax, from the free “spa” at the hot springs to the ancient Tuscan villages to the pool on property. You will find yourself never wanting to leave.View and book Villa Acquaviva
Best hotels for remote work: Asia
From mountainous retreats in India to jungle lodges in Indonesia, these are some of the best hotels to work remotely in Asia.
Hotel Pravo, Hong Kong
Chosen by Steve from The Trip Goes On | style: design chic | see prices and book
After leaving mainland China in 2021, I briefly moved to Hong Kong where I lived and worked as a digital nomad for two months before returning to the UK.
I chose Hotel Pravo thanks to its reasonable price and fantastic location in Tsim Sha Tsui, a stone’s throw from the world-famous Victoria Harbour (I had views across the harbour from my room).
Not only was the hotel reasonably priced, but they also offered packages for long-term stays, perfect for digital nomads. The hotel was modern, clean and comfortable with excellent service from the staff.
Hotel Pravo is located on Ashley Street, which has a large number of restaurants, cafés and bars. It is a few metres from the ibuilding, one of the city’s most famous shopping areas. There are plentiful laundrettes within a few minutes’ walk of the hotel, which is cheaper than having laundry done on site.
Although there was no onsite restaurant or breakfast, the hotel’s location meant finding food (including cheap street food and supermarkets) was easy. I also often used the FoodPanda app for deliveries straight to my door.
Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station is less than a minute’s walk from the hotel, and the Star Ferry is a five-minute walk, making it very easy to get anywhere in the territory.
I changed rooms a few times during my stay (upgraded to have a balcony etc) and each room was spacious (by Hong Kong standards) and had a desk and working area. There were tea and coffee-making facilities, which were replenished every day or upon asking.
I had a fantastic experience living at Hotel Pravo, and will certainly return there on future trips to Hong Kong.View and book Hotel Pravo
Villa Retreat, Kodaikanal, India
Chosen by Vidyut from Triplyzer | style: remote escape | see prices and book
Located in the hill town of Kodaikanal, Villa retreat is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
It is a heritage building turned into a hotel, with a very limited number of rooms. Coaker’s Walk, one of the top things to do in Kodaikanal, is located right next to the hotel.
Villa retreat is a quiet place with no loud music or disturbance from other guests. The only sounds you will be listening to are the hum of nature and the chirping of the birds.
If you are a morning person you’d like the fact that you can come straight out of your room and relish the sunrise views over the Kodaikanal valley.
When it comes to work, every room is equipped with a desk and a chair. A table lamp is provided for the extra light. You can also set up your work space near the large window and enjoy the sweeping views of the green valley.
In your room you can fix your own tea and coffee with the electric cattle and assortments of premium tea, coffee and cream sachets provided to you. Or you can just pick up the intercom and order from the hotel’s kitchen.
Despite the hilly terrain, internet connectivity is fast in Kodaikanal, and so is the wifi in Villa Retreat. You will have no problem taking up your video calls. The hotel has a power backup allowing you to have uninterrupted internet connectivity. And in case you want to switch to your mobile hotspot, the 4G speed in the area is good.
When you want a break, you can walk in the small garden planted with colourful flowers and breathe in the fresh air. The market is nearby bustling with tourists and quick-serve restaurants.View and book Villa Retreat
Pandey Lodge, Munsyari, India
Chosen by Ipsita from Nomad En Route | style: mountainside retreat | see prices and book
While working from far and remote destinations and travelling simultaneously has been made workable by the world pandemic, it’s important to have a quality spatial environment to be able to work efficiently.
Being a digital nomad myself, I spent a month in the midst of nature, in one of the best workable hotels I have been to: Pandey Lodge in Munsyari in the Eastern Uttarakhand of India.
The workspace is spacious to a working individual. And what if you can open your laptop in front of the mighty Himalayan peaks of Panchachuli?
What if every morning and every evening you can witness mind-numbing sunrises and sunsets at an elevation of 7,200 ft, while taking the meetings you thought can only be boring?
Pandey Lodge has its own restaurant and cook, along with all the standard facilities at cheaper prices. A standard room costs Rs. 7000 (US$88) to rent for a month. The daily charges can be as low as US$8–US$9.
Additionally, the hotel is run by a local, whose family also lives downstairs. I devoured every meal from the balcony, where I could enjoy the views with outdoor seating arrangements. With my laptop on the dedicated desk in my room, my work was accompanied by the backdrop of the light and clouds in this mountainous region of India.View and book Pandey Lodge
Salse Hotel, Bandung, Indonesia
Chosen by Marya from The Beau Traveler | style: resort | see prices and book
Compared to other places like Bali or Yogyakarta, Bandung in West Java may not be a popular digital nomad base in Indonesia. However, the city is worth a shot if you’re looking for an alternative place to stay on your journey in the country.
Salse Hotel in Bandung is a perfect accommodation for digital nomads, not only because it has a free 5G wifi connection in the common area, but it also offers a spacious gazebo that you can use as a workspace by the pool.
While you can book their VillaTel where each room has a desk area for your work, there is also an option to stay at their VillaCamp if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option for your accommodation.
There is Resto Joglo, the hotel restaurant that serves Indonesian and local Bandung food and snacks. In case you crave for Western food, Salse Hotel is also under the same group as the famous Lawangwangi Creative Space and Cafe, which is only within walking distance if you want to take advantage of their workspace, café and art gallery.
As a city, Bandung has the potential to be the next big hub for digital nomads in Indonesia. The city is well known for its youth’s creativity, and it is located only two hours by car from the capital city in Jakarta. There are at least 30 parks that offer free public wifi, and you can even find a coworking space that is open for 24 hours in Bandung!View and book Salse Hotel
The Entaneer Poshtel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chosen by Martina from Places of Juma | style: posh hostel | see prices and book
A really great tip for an accommodation that is just perfect for working remotely is the Entaneer Poshtel in Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. It is a really chic hostel and, moreover, a relaxed place, which is not only suitable for vacation but also great for working.
The hostel is spacious, clean, comfortable, and has a great design and unique atmosphere. Here, it was super easy to meet new people, some who were backpackers but also many who were working remotely.
There are dorm rooms, but also double rooms that you can rent for a reasonable price, even longer. The open lounge is a great feature, which is used very much as a coworking space, and also for socialising.
The Internet works great in the hostel, and there is also an in-house bar, providing guests with delicious coffee. There is a large table in the centre, which was perfect for us to do some brainstorming.
Another highlight is the fresh and healthy breakfast, which is included in the price! The hostel is run as a family business, and so you can also help yourself in the kitchen. The friendliness of the staff gives you the feeling of always being welcome.
The location is perfect too, just outside the old town and within easy walking distance of many places in Chiang Mai.View and book The Entaneer Poshtel
Best hotels for remote work: Australia
For the final selection in this compilation, we look towards one of the best hotels for remote work in Australia, in Sydney’s inner city.
Veriu Green Square, Sydney, Australia
While many dream remote working locations are tropical paradises or in inexpensive countries, if you need to spend some time working remotely in a global city like Sydney, Australia, there are also some hotels offering great remote working facilities, including if you need an extended stay.
Recently, in between oversea trips, we spent an extended period staying at Veriu Green Square, on the edge of inner city Sydney in Alexandria. Like most Veriu hotels, this one had a great set-up for remote work.
While not all room categories offer a desk in the room (ours just had a small table and couch, still comfortable for working), downstairs is a coworking space. There’s plenty of room for working on your laptop or taking phone calls, with fast wifi and plenty of electrical outlets, while having a break from the confines of your room.
Other perks of Veriu Green Square for remote workers include the kitchenettes in many of the rooms (plus supermarkets a short walk away), and an affordable laundry room on site. There are also reduced rates on offer for extended stays.
Veriu Green Square is just a 2-minute walk from Green Square station, which is two stations from the domestic airport and three stations from the international airport, plus just a few stops away from the office towers of Sydney. After work is over for the day, there are also plenty of hip cafés in the surrounding streets, plus parks and recreation facilities to enjoy.View and book Veriu Green Square
Read our ultimate guide to workations for more inspiration on blending your remote work life with travel.
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