When traveling for work a temporary office is great for meetings and as a place to get work done. And if you live in a noisy city, like New York, it’s helpful to rent office space when you need a quiet place to work, meet, relax, or even… sleep. A number of serviced office companies provide space by the hour but are often expensive and sometimes require a lengthy sign up process. Breather has recently launched their service providing easy-to-use office space at very reasonable rates in New York City, Montreal, San Francisco and Ottawa.
Use my Breather promo code to get 1 hour free in any Breather location (and I get a free hour for the referral after your first use).
The Breather app is fairly straight forward, either search for a time and location or use the map to zoom in on a preferred location and see what times are available.
You can choose a location from the map and see the room description and available times on the calendar.
On the day of my visit I signed in with the doorman and went up to the designated suite. Once at the suite, I logged into the Breather app and used the “check in” function to begin my reservation and, more importantly, get the unlock code.
In this case there are three Breathers in this location, each has a combination lock on the door. Once inside information is provided (on the wall) indicating the wifi password and where the bathrooms are located.
The rooms are clean and functional offering a table with chairs and a couch in this particular room. I’ve found these rooms to be very helpful in New York not just for meetings but for having a quiet place to make phone calls away from office and street noise.
The spaces range in size, this one is suitable for up to eight people. Some are smaller so you need to check the capacity in the app.
In addition to books for reading there is a yoga mat for relaxing. Just remember to breath…er.
Overall these rooms are competitively priced and easy to access. I hope they continue to add new locations uptown and grow into other markets.
Have you used a Breather or similar shared office? Where do you work when you’re away from your hotel?