Advice | December 10, 2020 3:18 pm

Why a Hotel Day Pass Could Positively Disrupt Your WFH Routine

Get out of your house and get productive in a safe space

Hotel day passes for work
Try a different WFH routine — that is, a work from hotel routine.
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If you’re feeling stressed from the lack of travel or working from home, consider a hotel.

Specifically, a hotel day pass. That’s the suggestion from The Conversation, which notes that J.K. Rowling wrote much of Harry Potter series from a luxury hotel to avoid typical home distractions.

To put your mind at ease, it doesn’t need to be a five-star resort. It’s more about finding a safe space that allows you to concentrate and separate work and home hours. While polls vary, it appears that about 40-70 percent of people now working at home would eventually like to get back to an office — a hotel with amenities might offer an alternative (for now) that’ll realign your work-life balance while also stimulating a suffering industry.

One example arrives via Marriott. Their day pass includes a 12-hour window (6 a.m.-6 p.m.) that gives you access to a guest room with a desk, complimentary wifi and a private bathroom, along with full use of on-property business facilities (day pass programs at other hotels may offer access to gyms and other hotel amenities). Hilton also offers a similar workspace package, and sites like Dayuse can help you book hotels that you can use during daylight hours.