Many of us are more productive when working in a "third place", but you don't have to visit a coffee shop to get that productivity boost. If you have a hotel nearby, you can make that your more comfortable, makeshift workspace.
Photo by Dirk de Kok.
Although not all hotels offer free Wi-Fi (check this HotelChatter report to find which ones do), the Wall Street Journal reports that hotels are starting to welcome mobile workers to their lobbies because when the lobby is buzzing with locals, it improves the atmosphere and makes the hotel seem more popular.
Hotel lobbies tend to have comfy chairs, relative quiet and sometimes other amenities. Compare that to crowded cafes with tiny tables.
Not all hotels may be open to Wi-Fi squatters, though, so best to check the vibe at the hotel first.
Why All the Locals Are Lounging in the Hotel Lobby [The Wall Street Journal]