A list of five national hotel chains offering special rooms with access to business equipment, plus room rates.
Hotels are beginning to cater more broadly to businesspeople's need to keep working away from home. Some offer premium plans (costing $10 to $20 more per night) featuring in-room or same-floor office equipment; others are installing across-the-board enhancements at no extra cost. We sampled the gadget and service setups of several national chains. Here are the room rates per night*:
"Business Plan" rooms offer fax machines; desks with workstation lighting; and phones with personal-message retrieval, data ports, and free credit-card access. Same-floor printers and copiers are also available.