Most hotel rooms has a desk of some sort, but seldom with a view. While I don’t have any problem with a white page staring back at me, a solid wall makes me feel blocked. I need to rest my eyes on something a little further away.
This room had a mirror in front of the desk. Not as blocking as a concrete wall, but plenty distracting.
Luckily there is yoga, an excellent tool to prepare the body for a long period of sitting meditation. Works just as well for some legs-crossed-on-the-floor writing.