A Hot Desk is a “sit anywhere that’s free” type space. This means that if you book five days of a Hot Desk, you may not be at the same desk space each day. Often times Hot Desks are smaller desk spaces such as communal tables or laptop bars and more closely mimic the setup in a coffee shop vs. a traditional office.
Dedicated Desk means that the specific desk you book is yours for the duration of your booking. If you book for five days, you will have the same space for all five days. Dedicated Desks may be slightly larger, and depending on the venue, may come with additional amenities, such as a second monitor or locking cabinet.
Pro Tip: Dedicated Desks tend to cost more per day/month than Hot Desks.