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Manhattan is the New York City borough that most first-time travelers to the city start exploring because of all the famous landmarks and attractions here, including Times Square, Central Park, and the Empire State Building. When I visited Manhattan in the past, I typically stayed at hotels and hostels. But there are also some Airbnb vacation rentals available if you would rather stay in an apartment, condo, or room inside a private residence.
Here are some top-rated Airbnbs in Manhattan to consider for a unique and comfortable stay in the city.
Larger groups of up to eight people can book this Airbnb with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is in the Hell’s Kitchen area and within walking distance of delis, public transportation, supermarkets, and pharmacies. The rental is a duplex with a living room that has a king-size sofa bed, a full kitchen, and a dining room. Your rental includes access to a shared backyard patio that is shared with just one other unit. You must be able to climb stairs to access the rental space.
To stay in a central location in Manhattan, you can book this one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental unit with a queen-size bed and sofa bed. It is an apartment in a luxury high-rise building where you can admire the sunset views over the Hudson River. There is a 24/7 convenience store and Starbucks onsite. Guests have in-unit laundry machines, a kitchen, a dedicated workspace, a TV, and Wi-Fi. You will need to be mindful of noise and considerate of neighbors while staying in this residential building.
You can stay at this Manhattan Airbnb with up to five people and have your own three bedrooms and one bathroom. It is a stylish place in a landmark building with huge windows and a location just three blocks from Central Park. There are queen-size beds in two bedrooms and a twin bed with a desk in the third bedroom. The unit gets plenty of natural light and is on a tree-lined street on the Upper East Side. Guests appreciate the high-end bedding and towels provided and the location for exploring Manhattan in style.
With this Airbnb rental, you’ll get a one-bedroom suite with a king-size bed, kitchen, dining table, and laundry machines. The unit is in a building with a fitness center, steam room, and sauna on the third floor that you can use. It offers lovely views of Central Park and other landmarks, such as Columbus Circle and the Time Warner Building. Up to three people can stay here comfortably.
Here’s a charming two-bedroom home for rent that is ideal for families, groups of friends, and professionals working from home. Four people can stay here and experience the eclectic Lower East Side/Chinatown area of Manhattan. From here, you can walk to the Manhattan Bridge and Pier 35. The train station is just one block away. The rental space spans 900 square feet and has decorative tin ceilings on the entire third floor of a historic walk-up building. This is one of the few pet-friendly rentals in Manhattan and one with a full kitchen, 65-inch TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, dining table, and chic furnishings.
This Airbnb is a large, private apartment in a Midtown Manhattan townhouse. You’ll have the entire second floor to yourselves, which includes one bedroom with a queen-size bed, a living room with a queen-size bed and couch, and 1.5 bathrooms. Four travelers can stay here and have 1,000 square feet of space. The rental space comes with a dining room, 75-inch TV, and Wi-Fi. It also has air conditioning, a kitchen, and a dedicated workspace to accommodate guests. The unit’s front faces the street, and the rear faces an inner courtyard. It’s just minutes from Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, and public transportation.
Right in the heart of Manhattan, this room for rent is available for up to four guests. It is a 1,270-square-foot private room with 700 square feet of backyard space. You’ll stay on a full floor of a family-owned townhouse and have a knowledgeable and accessible host. The unit is 2.5 blocks from the subway and three bus lines. From here, it is one mile to the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and Greenwich Village. There is a courtyard available that you can use for small events for a separate fee.