Working remotely isn’t always easy, and neither is finding the right coworking space. Whether you live in Santa Monica and you’re looking for a regular place to work out of, or you’re visiting and need a day or two in a coworking space, this list is for you.
We’ve curated the top 11 coworking spaces in Santa Monica, California and compiled them into this handy reference. Read on for more details about the best places to hunker down and get work done next to the Pacific Coast.
WeWork is a major player in the coworking sphere, and its 520 Broadway location is a popular destination for freelancers and remote workers. It has a bright, open-concept workspace that facilitates collaboration, and is just a short walk to the shore, making it easy to take a (much-needed) break down by the ocean. It has an in-building parking garage and a bike rack for cyclists.
A private office at this decidedly chill workspace will run you $1,970 per month on a month-to-month plan. WeWork offers a 5 percent discount for 6-12 month commitments and a 10 percent discount for 24-month commitments. Included with a private office are four total conference room credits per month, credits for printing both color and black-and-white materials, and mail and package handling.
The 520 Broadway coworking space also has locking dedicated desks for coworkers to use, though they currently don’t share pricing for these at this location. These desks include 24/7 access and five credits for up to five hours of meeting room time, credits for printing, and the offices they’re in are fully-furnished.
OnePiece Work’s Santa Monica location includes a myriad of unique features, such as a rooftop patio, private phone booths, monthly catered lunches, and fully-equipped meeting rooms. It’s also within walking distance of Santa Monica Pier and the famous Third Street Promenade.
Offerings at OnePiece Work – Santa Monica start at $75 a month, which is for the virtual office and mailbox. It provides users with a business address, access to high-speed internet, networking opportunities, and the option to purchase workspaces as needed. Their next offering is a hot desk, which starts at $350 per month and gives users access to the open-seating workstations, conference rooms, and networking events.
For a dedicated desk, you’ll have to pay $450 per month. That gets you an allocated workstation with lockable storage, and the same privileges as the hot desk and the virtual office. Finally, there’s the private office option, which costs $2,800 per month. It is a private, secure, and personalized furnished office with all the same benefits as the dedicated desk and below. OnePiece Work even has an event space companies can rent, though they’re mum on the pricing and you must contact them for a quote.
BLANKSPACES is an up-and-coming name in the coworking space, with locations across Southern California. Their Santa Monica location is their flagship space, located on central 2nd Street, just an easy walk from shopping, dining, and the ocean. The amenities BLANKSPACES offers include wireless internet, free coffee, tea, and snacks, and access to the printer/copier as well as member events and happy hours.
Mailing addresses at BLANKSPACES start at just $35. They also offer a WorkCafe membership for $225 a month for a three-month contract, which gives you space in their open lounge seating area, and a month-to-month membership costs $275 per month. BLANKSPACES offers walk-in rates for their open seating, hot desks, and private office offerings, starting at $20 for five hours for access to open seats.
The WorkStation membership at BLANKSPACES gets you your own desk with a lockable storage cabinet and an upgraded chair, as well as one hour a week of meeting room use (with the option to buy additional meeting room time for 20 percent off). The WorkStation membership starts at $350 per month. For a private, enclosed office, the starting rate is $875 per month.
theOFFICE prides itself on being a long-standing, quiet workspace for creatives that need the absence of noise to fully concentrate. There are no conference rooms at this coworking space, and no phone calls, either. Just you and your medium of work.
theOFFICE offers a free week pass (five consecutive business days) to anyone who’s never used the space before. Day passes start at $29 per day if you use the space for less than three hours, or $39 per day for a full day. Something unique about theOFFICE (aside from their no-noise policy) is that they offer a month trial membership to those who have never held a membership with them before. It’s priced at $169 for access during business hours or $269 for access outside of business hours.
For membership pricing, your best bet is to contact theOFFICE directly. Pricing is based on the level of access to the facility you’ll need, and they have a host of discounts available. Pricing is month-to-month (though you can pay in advance for a discounted rate) with an $89 joining fee.
The Satellite Center’s Santa Monica location provides a long list of amenities. It has a fully stocked kitchen with tea, coffee, and snacks, it’s fully accessible for people with disabilities and access and functional needs, and it’s even dog-friendly. That’s right, according to their website, well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their owners at the coworking space.
It’s also got the type of amenities you would expect from an established remote work location: High-speed internet, secure 24/7 access, mail services, and access to a printer, scanner, and fax machine.
The Satellite Center’s offerings start at $25 per day for non-member access to the facility. Virtual offices are available from $49 per month and provide users with a business address and occasional access to the facility. There’s also an open coworking option, which gives you access to the open workspaces at the Center. For $180 per month, you can get a dedicated desk or workstation complete with storage and a wired internet connection. And for a private office, you’ll have to pay at least $695 per month for privacy and space.
With a gorgeous interior and a host of amenities, the Beach House CoWork spaces are a great place for freelancers and other remote workers who want to get the cabana feel while still getting work done. Members get 24/7 access to the facility, free coffee and tea, high-speed internet, three fully-equipped kitchens, and an outdoor patio and bar area.
There are three levels of offerings at the Beach House: Coworking desks, conference rooms, and private offices. You’ll have to contact them to get an idea of their pricing, or you can use their calendar app to schedule a tour.
Cross Campus is another coworking name that got its start in scenic Santa Monica. It’s another pet-friendly coworking space just blocks from the Metro Expo Line and a short stroll from the beach. If you’re in the neighborhood, you’ve probably noticed the colorful mural that’s painted on the building.
Amenities at Cross Campus include single-origin coffee, craft beer, and kombucha, monthly on-site parking, bicycle locks along the street, and meditation and nap rooms. As you can tell, there’s a lot packed into the spacious facility.
A hot desk starts at $375 per month, while a reserved (or dedicated) desk starts at $500 per month. A one desk private office starts at $930 per month, and the amount per desk in each private office escalates from there.
This is the second of two WeWork Coworking and Office Space locations in Santa Monica. The dog-friendly 312 Arizona space has a modern-industrial vibe with floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the space with natural light. From an outdoor patio space to a recreational game area complete with a pool table, this coworking space is perfect for anyone wanting all the amenities while still in a completely walkable location.
Private offices and dedicated desks are both available at this location, however, no pricing is provided. The facility is on the famous Third Street Promenade, right near the Metro Blue Line. Paid parking is available for anyone who wants to drive to the coworking space, and it’s right off of the Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica Boulevard. Bike storage is available on-premises.
Looking for a vibrant, turn-key office space? Then Spaces might be the right coworking place for you. It includes three meeting rooms, 20 dedicated desks, and fast wifi, all in a beautiful workspace that was designed to fuel creativity and just a short cycling trip to Santa Monica Beach.
Coworking options at Spaces include three levels of virtual offices, complete with mail handling, telephone answering, and a private office for five days per month (depending on which package you choose). To get pricing on their virtual office packages, you’ll have to contact Spaces.
Other packages at Spaces include a coworking membership which starts at $267 per month, a dedicated desk which starts at $594 per month, and a full office space from $885 per month.
BizHaus Coworking and Private Offices has three locations in the Santa Monica area—El Segundo, Marina del Rey, and Costa Mesa. Each location has its own amenities and unique characteristics, but they all include five types of office spaces: Private offices, dedicated desks, open desks, conference rooms, and virtual office spaces.
The virtual office is the cheapest option and starts at $75 each month. It gives you one day of access a month between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, as well as one hour of conference room time per month. For a flex desk/lounge space, rates start at $175 a month and give you 10 days of access a month between regular business hours, as well as two hours each month of conference room time. For open desks, the going rate is $275 a month. This membership level gets you 24/7 access to the facility full-time, along with four hours each month of conference room time. Dedicated desks have the same access level as open desks, and this membership plan starts at $375 a month. Finally, you can reserve a private office starting at $700 per month, with the same access as open and dedicated desks. Both private offices and dedicated desk memberships offer the user six hours of conference room time (per person for private offices).
BizHaus also offers day passes for $30 per day and parking and locker storage for additional fees each month.
Village Workspaces is a luxury coworking space that compares its service to that of a boutique hotel. It has an eye-catching interior, tons of natural light, and plenty of space, and it’s situated neatly just off the freeway.
Coworking space at Village Workspaces starts at $300 and includes access to complimentary refreshments, high-speed internet, dedicated mail service, weekly breakfasts, and 24/7 access. Their spaces include a quiet coworking area, a casual meeting space, phone booths, breakout areas, and a quiet room.
Single person offices at Village Workspaces start from $750 and increase based on the office size and location, as well as the number of people occupying the space. As with a coworking membership, you get 24/7 access when you rent a private office. Village Workspaces also offers conference room rental on both an hourly and a daily basis, with pricing starting at $35 per hour and increasing based on the size of the room you need and whether or not you’re already a member.
Village Workspaces also has something unique—a podcasting studio. Members receive a discounted rate on the use of the podcast room, which can even include a sound engineer’s assistance.