Los Angeles is home to a large community of entrepreneurs and freelancers who assemble in communal workspaces designed to enhance your productivity and your network.
There’s little surprise that the sprawling Southern California city and the centre of the nation’s film and television industry has a large number of self-starters in its midst. And finding the right places to go about your day-to-day work for such people has become increasingly simple in recent years as more and more coworking spaces have popped up across the city. We’ve picked out 10 of the best.
One of LA’s most unique coworking spaces, Second Home is self-styled as Hollywood’s healthiest place to work. The imaginatively designed campus is split across 60% of outdoor space and 40% indoor. Starting at $650 per month, members can work in pristinely landscaped gardens surrounded by fresh air, natural light and over 6,500 plants and trees. On-site amenities include phone booths and breakout spaces, unlimited printing, meeting rooms, free tea/coffee, bike storage, an underground garage, and a café. As well as monthly membership, there are also day passes for $25 per day, or you can buy in bundles of 5 or 10.
1370 North St Andrews Place, Hollywood / www.secondhome.io
The Muse Rooms
Originally founded in 2015, this locally-owned boutique coworking space has a handful of venues around the city. Its space at 3800 Barham Boulevard is focussed on providing small businesses and creatives with a home to get their careers and organisations back up and running after the disruption of recent years. There’s a choice of three Open Space access options, with 24/7 membership available for $250 per month, any 7 days per month for $125, or day passes for $25. Office prices start at $700, depending on the size of the office, size of the team and how long members come in for.
Venues across LA / www.themuserooms.com
One of the coworking sector’s biggest names, Regus have a huge presence in LA, with a grand total of 21 venues dotted across the city. Their contemporary, well-decorated spaces offer shared workspaces with hot desks or permanent desks, as well as private offices. All membership packages include access to amenities and facilities including printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to regular networking and community events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your monthly payments by locking into a long-term contract for up to 24 months. Prices vary depending on location, but start at $290 per month for hot-desking.
Venues across LA / www.regus.com
Home to a community of Hollywood-based artists and entrepreneurs, Epiphany Space was set up to provide an antidote to what can often be isolating creative careers. The space offers members the opportunity to support one another and create, learn, interact, collaborate, network, and grow together. Through creative meetups, social shindigs and coworking dates they gather to create alongside like-minded people in the arts. Members include writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians. Community Membership is priced at $220 yearly or $20 monthly, and includes local monthly socials, a weekly Happy Hour, book clubs, and more. Coworking has an additional cost.
1774 North Gower Street / www.epiphanyspace.com
Situated just outside Los Angeles in Culver City, this tech-focused flexible workspace designed to support you and your team’s growth. They offer flexible terms and rates for everyone from individuals to teams of more than 200, with no length leases or paying for space you don’t use. On-site facilities include a green screen studio, high-speed internet, conference room, a high-end digital projector, lockers and parking. Hot desking membership starts at $160 for 4 days of access per month, rising to $390 per month for unlimited access.
5877 Obama Boulevard / www.phasetwospace.com
YOUBE has a slightly different membership model to your average coworking space, offering tech-driven, drop-in by the hour access, with no long-term commitment required. Your free account gives you access to their two Los Angeles locations, where you can book yourself a desk, a focus chair or a meeting pod. On-site amenities across the two spaces include kitchenettes, free garage parking, outdoor benches, and a mini-market, and there are also frequent artist collaborations on view. Pricing for drop-in use of the spaces as low as $2.50 per hour with their 120 credit package.
YOUBE is currently open for investments, for a limited time only, via www.wefunder.com/yoube.inc
Two venues across LA / www.yoube.today
With venues in downtown LA, Santa Monica and Hollywood, as well as in wider Southern California, Blank Spaces have become one of the region’s most renowned coworking space providers since launching in 200. They are home to a community of entrepreneurs and freelancers committed to productive working and collaboration. Hot desking membership at their LA spaces starts at $275 per month for unlimited access to the spacious WorkCafé where you can make use of printing and copying equipment, free tea/coffee, and invites to member events and Happy Hours.
Venues across LA / www.blankspaces.com
Whether working for yourself or remotely, this coworking space in Hollywood provides a productive environment for you to thrive. Amid their sophisticated and inviting work spaces, members can make use of modern, open design, conference rooms, phone booths, printing, video screens, a kitchen, free coffee and water, and on-site parking. Open 24/7, membership pricing for a shared desk is $550 per month, which includes unlimited access to a semi-private office, plus 10 hours per month conference room use.
7080 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood / www.sparkspacesla.com
Beach House Cowork
Located in Santa Monica, this coworking space offers custom workspace options that can be adapted to all your professional needs. A popular option for freelancers and startups with flexible schedules, members benefit from all they need for productive working, including high-speed internet, printing services, reservable Conference Rooms, and more. Membership for shared desk access starts at $350 per month, which gives you unlimited access, plus six hours a month conference room use and free coffee. Daily drop-in is also available starting at $30 per day, with bundled packages also offered. Other amenities include fully equipped kitchens, chill lounge areas, and an outdoor patio and bar.
2219 Main Street, Santa Monica / www.beachhousecowork.com
Bringing the best of beach living to the coworking sector, this space is set in a prime location, offering the best of small-town charm with all the tech you need, and just steps away from the sandy shore, great restaurants, gyms, yoga studios, markets, coffee shops and boutique shopping. The space itself is spacious and airy, with natural light, high ceilings and original architectural features. Members get unlimited 24/7 use of the open coworking areas, as well as meeting rooms, common areas, printing and scanning, and free coffee. Membership pricing for hotdesking starts at $325 per month. There are also monthly meet-ups and member events.
3110 Main Street Building C, Santa Monica / www.satelliteworkplaces.com