Working remotely certainly has its perks, but it can be frustrating, isolating, and even boring. Staring at the same four walls in your cramped and tired home office or trying to block out the background noise in a coffee shop or library is enough to make any freelancer or remote worker tense and stressed instead of inspired and focused.
This feeling is ubiquitous among everyone that works remotely, and that’s why coworking spaces have begun to crop up all across the country. Even suburban and rural areas are jumping on the coworking bandwagon, although they’re most prevalent in metropolises and other urban locales.
For this article we’ve taken a look at the coworking spaces in Orlando, Florida, to get a feel for which offices freelancers and other remote workers favor and why they’re so popular.
But before we begin, if you’re new to coworking spaces and you’re not sure where to start, check out our comprehensive guide to coworking spaces here.
Now that you’re all caught up, let’s dive into the 12 best coworking spaces found in Orlando.
The CREDO Conduit coworking space in Orlando is community-focused and carefully curates its members. Therefore, the only way to join CREDO Conduit is to fill out an application and wait to see if you receive an invitation. If you do, that’s great news, because the coworking space is gorgeous and chock full of perks for its members.
Membership levels start at $75 per person per month for part-time access. The rates go up from there based on whether you want to work at a shared desk, conference room, dedicated desk, or one of their adorable tiny houses. Depending on your membership level, you could have access to the facility three consecutive days between Monday and Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (for part-time members) or 24/7 access (for members who have a dedicated desk or a tiny house).
The perks included for all members are free parking, high-speed internet, and month-to-month memberships. There’s also a basketball court, private conference rooms, and a photography studio. Not to mention, your membership to CREDO Conduit includes coffee, snacks, and monthly member lunches, and it’s all one block from scenic Lake Ivanhoe.
According to their website, Pipeline Orlando was born as an answer to the founders’ frustrations with finding a suitable place to work remotely. Pipeline has several locations, but their Orlando coworking space is particularly fabulous, with its desirable location, easy interstate and expressway access, and on-site parking. Pipeline prides itself on its mix of clients, ranging from entrepreneurs to full start-up teams.
Other amenities for those who share space at Pipeline Orlando include free gourmet coffee and tea, meeting spaces, high-speed internet with both wireless and Ethernet access, private phone rooms, and a fully-functioning kitchen.
A virtual office at Pipeline starts at $99/month and allows the person purchasing it to use Pipeline’s prestigious address to receive their mail, set up a local phone number, and get access to the general space. The tiers above the virtual office are flex spaces, which start at $199/month, dedicated desks, which start at $449/month, and private suites, which start at $649/month. Each level comes with different perks and functionalities.
Co.World is an innovative coworking space on the outskirts of Orlando in Winter Park. It offers its members an upscale working environment, and it’s just across the street from the SunRail station, making commuting a breeze. Its focus is on community, and it cultivates members ranging from second-stage start-ups to remote workers.
Amenities at Co.World include a fully-furnished open-floor plan working environment, 24/7 facility access (for certain membership levels), snacks and freshly brewed coffee, and three conference rooms and two phone booth rooms for members to make use of. It also includes a lounge area equipped with vintage arcade games (Galaga, anyone?). They’re also proud of their internet, which they claim is five times faster than that of other coworking spaces.
A shared space at Co.World runs $375 per month and includes free permit parking, five hours of conference room use per month, and access Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. Dedicated desks cost $500 a month and include all of the amenities of a shared space except they include free garage parking, 24/7 access, and 25 hours of conference room use. Plus, you get your own dedicated desk. Then there’s the highest tier offered by Co.World—private offices. These offices will run you $2,000 per month and they include all of the amenities of the dedicated desk offering, plus a full 50 hours of conference room use. And, private offices can fit up to four members comfortably.
Located in the historic Angebilt Building in Orlando’s Central Business District, the Novel Coworking Angebilt Studio is conveniently located near restaurants, bars, retail, and the SunRail Church Street Station. This location offers five tiers of memberships, from virtual offices (from $59 per month) all the way to full office suites for teams ranging from 10 to 500 people (from $2,999 per month). In between, there’s the coworking membership ($179-$249), a dedicated desk (from $299/month), and an office space (from $399, fits 1 to 10 people).
Every level of membership (except the virtual office) comes with a variety of can’t-beat amenities, including access to shared lounge areas with an espresso bar, snacks for the health-conscious, and even local beer on tap. Also, those with memberships above the virtual office tier have access to any Novel Coworking space across the nation, which is a great advantage for those that frequently travel for business.
Are you trying to be mindful of your budget when selecting a coworking space? Consider coworking at citigreen Workspaces. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, this workspace offers four tiers of memberships. These include a virtual office, a shared desk, a dedicated desk, and a dedicated office.
The virtual office runs $75 per month and includes a physical mailing address and mail collection. The shared desk offering is $100 per month and includes a shared desk in an open area, one hour a month of conference room space, high-speed internet and printing, and complimentary coffee. A dedicated desk is $375 and gives you the same perks as the shared desk offering, but with a dedicated desk in an open area and four hours of conference room use per month. And the dedicated office starts at $499 per month and includes a private executive office, eight hours per month of conference room space, and the other perks offered under the dedicated and shared desk plans.
citigreen also allows people to rent out their conference rooms or private offices for a flat rate of $49 per hour, which makes a great solution to any immediate office space needs.
Industrious has coworking spaces spread far and wide across the United States, including a location in Orlando, just a short walk to the Church Street Station and Lake Eola Park. This coworking space offers community memberships, which are ideal for individuals, from $432 per month for flexible seating ($576 per month for dedicated seating), and enclosed, private offices that are ideal for teams of 1-19, which start at $680 per month for small teams of one to two and go up incrementally from there.
Industrious Orlando Downtown offers easy transportation options for commuters of all types, as it has convenient to access the SunRail, I-4, and FL-408, as well as bike storage and covered parking. Members get 24/7 access to the building, which also has a fitness center and dining options.
Other amenities include color printing, office supplies, a wellness room, craft coffee and beverages, phone booths, and lounge and common areas. Industrious Orlando Downtown also has its own on-site staff and even hosts networking events.
Execu-Suites offers coworking spaces and office space solutions to its members. With two locations in Orlando, one downtown and one in southwest Orlando, there’s a convenient locale for anyone in the area looking to join a coworking space. Open since 1998, the downtown location is a long-time fixture among Orlando’s office space solutions.
Execu-Suites Virtual Office & Office Space Solution offers a range of different packages for those looking for flexible office plans for organizations, but it also offers two packages for those looking to make use of their coworking spaces. The first is a shared desk for $99 per month. Shared desks are doled out on a first-come, first-serve basis. For those who don’t want to compete for space, there’s the dedicated desk offering, which runs $199 per month. Both coworking packages offer members unlimited usage, 24/7 access, and discounted meeting room access.
Those that decide to cowork out of Execu-Suites will have access to printers, scanners, and copiers, complimentary tea and coffee, breakout and relaxation spaces, snacks, and high-speed WiFi. Execu-Suites even provides services like witnesses for signing contracts, notaries, and office administration. Another plus? Pay on a month-to-month basis, no contract needed.
Looking to work out of a space that prides itself on diversity and inclusion? Consider Venture X Downtown Orlando, an established coworking space whose amenities include fully-equipped meeting rooms, concierge-level services, 24/7 access, and a cafe and reception area. Venture X also hosts social and networking events, and it does all of this with an upscale, modern flair.
They offer three tiers of coworking memberships—virtual offices, private offices, and dedicated desks. Virtual offices give users a professional business address and access to meeting rooms at a discounted rate. Day passes are also available for those with a virtual office at Venture X Downtown Orlando. Having a dedicated desk at Venture X means you’ll have an ergonomic chair, your own filing cabinet, and all of the perks allotted to members with a virtual office. A private office at Venture X gives you all the benefits of a dedicated desk, plus a furnished private office that you can lock.
StarterStudio is an upscale coworking center that caters to tech start-ups and tech-support entrepreneurs. They offer day passes to their beautiful facility for just $25 per day to anyone needing a place to hunker down and get work done for a short period of time.
There are four types of memberships you can purchase at StarterStudio. These include social, social plus, community, and dedicated. According to their website, each membership is ideal for a specific stage of a business. For instance, the social membership is ideal for the idea stage, and offers those who purchase it up to 12 days a month in the coworking space, a shared desk workspace, and two hours of conference room time per month, all for $100 per month.
When you purchase the social plus membership, you receive Monday through Friday access from 9 am to 5 pm, four hours of conference room usage per month, and is ideal for the full-time idea stage.
The community membership is where the benefits really start to change. This membership, meant for organizations in the development stage, gives users 24/7 access to the facility and 10 hours of conference room time per month. This membership costs $250 a month, and users have access to a shared desk workspace.
For the growth stage, there’s the dedicated membership, which comes at a $375 price tag. This is the only one of StarterStudio’s offerings that provides members with a dedicated desk. It also includes a whopping 25 hours of conference room time per month.
StarterStudio also has dedicated offices available, starting at $1,200 per month. According to their website, their dedicated offices can easily fit two to three people.
Regus is a big name in the coworking sphere, with locations all across the country. Their Lake Nona Center, located in Orlando, offers dedicated office spaces, virtual offices, meeting rooms, and, of course, coworking spaces.
Offices start at $21 per day, and coworking spaces start at $18 per day. A virtual office at Regus – Lake Nona Center starts out at $4 per day. And to reserve a meeting space there, the cost starts out at $49 per hour. These prices are all the minimum per person and are based on a rather long 24-month contract.
Regus – Lake Nona Center boasts a modern drop-in business lounge, an on-site coffee bar, an outdoor seating area, parking, videoconferencing capabilities, and bicycle storage. They’re also conveniently located 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport and 20 minutes from Disneyworld, for anyone needing a place to work while on vacation.
If you’re looking for a coworking space that fosters innovation and caters to the healthcare industry, GuideWell Innovation CoRE is worth looking in to. Their coworking space is an impressive 30,000 square feet, and is located squarely in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City.
GuideWell has three offerings for those interested in their coworking space. These include the expatriate desk, which costs $125 per month and gives the user seven days per month at any open desk. Desks are filled in a first-come, first-served basis. The second offering is the floating desk, which is $220 per month. The final offering is the dedicated desk, which gives the user their own personal desk to use at the facility for $350 per month. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, and all levels of users have access to it during these times. However, dedicated desk users have access to their desks 24/7, even on holidays.
Whether you’re looking for office space, a virtual office, coworking space, or a meeting room, Easy Work Space has you covered. Located in Metrowest in Orlando, Easy Work Space has an updated, modern feel to their facility, without the corporate sterility. They offer a high-speed internet connection, on-site parking, coffee, and a refrigerator and microwave. However, they don’t provide pricing on their website; those interested in learning more about their coworking spaces, virtual offices, or office space will have to contact them for a quote.