The Coolest Airbnb Rentals in St Louis, Missouri

After exploring St Louis and its exciting attractions, rest your head at one of its Airbnbs
After exploring St Louis and its exciting attractions, rest your head at one of its Airbnbs | © Andriy Kravchenko / Alamy Stock Photo
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29 October 2020

Like any seasoned traveler knows, renting an apartment instead of shelling out for a hotel is the best way to experience a city like one of its residents. And the up-and-coming Midwestern city of St Louis is no exception. Luckily for you, we’ve combed through Airbnb properties to bring you the best of the best in the Gateway to the West.

Two-bedroom downtown penthouse

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Close to must-visit attractions such as the Busch Stadium, the City Museum and the Stifel Theatre, this corner unit penthouse has incredible, sweeping views of downtown’s amazing architecture. It has a mid-century modern aesthetic, with furniture by St Louis design hero Eero Saarinen – he designed the famous St Louis Arch, which is also nearby.

Dogtown apartment near the zoo

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This stunning renovated apartment in the heart of funky, laid-back Dogtown is over 100 years old and features exposed brick walls, a fireplace and exquisite detailing throughout. It’s right next to Forest Park – this gorgeous green space in the center of the city hosted the World’s Fair in 1904 – and the park’s zoo, which has free admission, except for certain attractions.

A loft in Lafayette Square

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With its top-of-the-line kitchen and sleek, modern design and architecture, this stunning loft is a particularly serene place to stay after a long day of exploring. You’ll have access to a roof deck where you can relax in the sun or cool off with a glass of wine in the evening. Take advantage of the Lafayette Square location to try some of St Louis’s most exciting new restaurants.

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  • Tower Grove Zen Nest

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    Relaxation is the name of the game at this super-chill Tower Grove home away from home. With its East-inspired decor, including bells and lanterns hanging from high ceilings and live plants adorning the space, you may wonder if you’re really in a home or a serene yoga studio. Two cozy bedrooms remind you that you’re in a home, and you’ll be able to watch the sunrise from a balcony overlooking the Arch in the mornings.

    Civil War-era abode

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    The 19th-century Whittemore Place, one of the most historic properties in St Louis, was built by a Civil War major and has been meticulously kept up ever since. The studio on the top floor of the mansion’s carriage house is over 800sqft (74sqm). It’s so beautiful inside and out that you’re sure to be enquiring soon about moving in permanently.

    The Rabbit Hole

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    This charming Tower Grove apartment is only two blocks from the Missouri Botanical Garden, among the most beautiful gardens in the United States (the Japanese Festival in September attracts worldwide attention). The apartment’s decor makes it feel like a country house in the South of France with just the right dash of urban accoutrements, including, of course, plenty of rabbit-themed accessories.

    These recommendations were updated on October 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.