Here’s Where to Rent Office Space by the Hour in NYC

Working remotely is a trend that isn’t likely to fade out any time soon. Especially in major global metropolises like New York City, there’s a growing need to borrow external office space if only for a short while. Luckily, just in that city alone, Peerspace has hundreds of such spaces available to rent on a daily or even hourly basis. Whether you need it for back-to-back virtual meetings, a change of work-from-home scenery, or for some peace and quiet—or perhaps a combo of all of these—here’s where to rent office space by the hour in NYC. 

Determine what you require of the office space

Several questions will help you filter what kind of office space hourly rental will best serve your needs. First, figure out how many people will be using the offsite office. Will it serve as an in-person company gathering site? Or is it just a temporary relocation of workspace yourself and maybe a few other employees?

Either way, consider also how spread out you want to be from one another. Contemporary hygiene dictates that we all need a bit of distance, but maybe you’ll want more if Laura from accounting loves smacking her chewing gum or if Roberto has a fondness for tuna salad sandwiches.

According to some sources, a rule of thumb regarding office space allocations is an average of about 200 useable square footage per single-person desk, but you might want to increase that for the aforementioned reasons.

In addition to determining how much square footage you’ll require of your NYC hourly office space rental, a major factor in selecting your offsite workspace is the equipment it comes with. Granted, few people need fax and copy machines anymore, but you might. Will you require a conference space or just individual desks? How accessible do restrooms need to be? And what about a kitchenette or break room?

If you’re seeking co-working space on the Upper West Side, this clean and quiet site located within a Columbus Circle real estate office building will fit the bill. It accommodates just a few people and could be ideal for conducting interviews or collaborating with a small team. For a very reasonable fee, the amenities include fax and copy machines, high-speed internet, a kitchen, restrooms, and other necessities for conducting simple business.

Peerspace’s high quality photographs of office interiors will help you assess whether the hourly rental is a good fit for your needs. You won’t be left wondering about listings’ descriptions of lighting, square footage, or the overall look of the office, because you can peruse the well-shot photos.

These images along with the venue descriptions help solve the question of where to rent office space by the hour in NYC with convenience and confidence.

Scout the location

Even more than most big cities, the location of your hourly office rental is a huge factor in New York City. It is safe to assume that if you’re in from out of the area, you’ll want the space to be close to your lodging, the airport, or the headquarters of your operations.

Meanwhile, if you’re local and you’re using the space as an overflow or temporary relocation due to emergency facility repairs or another surprise reason, you’ll likely want to be close to home or your usual workplace. Proximity to public transit or walkability is also a factor.

Thankfully, Peerspace offers hundreds of places where you can rent office space by the hour throughout NYC. For a less conventional office space need, this therapist’s office setup in Chelsea offers the quintessential couch and counselor’s chair with a waiting room and a restroom for a very manageable hourly rate.

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Here’s a stylish Upper West Side meeting room that can be rented in conjunction with several adjacent spaces  to form a full-fledged office. The owner provides optional add-ons like a kitchen, an equipment storage room, a projector and more so you can customize the hourly rental to your exact specs.

Assess the budget

If money’s no object, that’s fantastic. But if you’re operating on a confined budget, that’s no problem either. Peerspace’s New York City office rental costs run the gamut from less than $100 an hour to more than $500. Fees are determined by many factors like amenities included in the rental, the office’s size and location.

However, don’t forget that occasionally discounts are available for loyal return renters and for those renting the office for longer times. These potential discounts are determined by the venue owners and managers, and it certainly never hurts to check on their policies. With Peerspace, you will have direct communication with whoever is letting the office space throughout the rental process.

Check out this Williamsburg shared workspace rental starting at a very reasonable hourly rate, demonstrating that working off site is within reach for nearly every budget. Technically it’s three spaces that you can use together or separately, and the owners will keep them furnished with the basics or move it out of the way. There’s air conditioning and a radiator, big, bright windows, and a shared restroom and kitchen.

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Contrast that small space with this large Soho office that costs significantly more, but includes conference rooms, a kitchen, desks, and an editorial bay in almost 3000 open-plan square feet. It can accommodate around 30 socially distanced workers and is convenient to several trains.

This Long Island City loft is airy, bright, and full of foliage, and is a great place to conduct off-site office duties. While it’s a flexible space useable for many imaginable purposes, it comes with many amenities typical for an actual office, like a monitor, a printer, coffee, and space to accommodate about 30 people. Extra add-on amenities can be arranged, from a makeup artist to live music if you really want to spice up your workdays.

Enjoy assistance from the Peerspace Concierge Services

Should you find yourself in need, this article provided a number of examples of where to rent office space by the hour in NYC. Your off-site workspace might simply require some furniture and breathing room to suit your needs, but if you end up requiring any amenities that the owners do not provide, just reach out to Peerspace’s concierge services.

They collaborate with approved vendors to provide catering, lighting, projectors, screens, and other AV equipment, just for starters. They can even provide staffing. It’s all delivered right to your Peerspace rental, conveniently fulfilling your every workday need.

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