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The 10 Best Airbnbs in New York City

New York City's Airbnbs are as diverse as the city's communities
New York City's Airbnbs are as diverse as the city's communities | © Terje Lillehaug / Alamy Stock Photo
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Updated: 12 March 2019
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New York City’s Airbnbs are as diverse as the communities you will find there. Book a historic mansion, a family-friendly home or a five-star hotel suite in a New York minute. Here are the best Airbnbs in New York City.

10,000-square-foot mansion

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The Wallace
This huge mansion is one of the coolest Airbnb rentals in New York | © Jessica / Airbnb
Time Out calls this huge mansion one of the coolest Airbnb rentals in New York. The Notorious BNB houses several Airbnb listings and offers breakfast daily, making it similar to a traditional bed and breakfast. Located in Brooklyn’s elegant Clinton Hill, this landmarked house features vintage furniture and fireplaces alongside nods to contemporary New York. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom suite accommodates four people, though smaller rooms are also available. Fun fact: Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky is a past guest and a fan of this property.
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The urban cabin

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New York City's country retreat
This elegant apartment is located near the East River | © Maria / Airbnb
This country-inspired retreat is located in New York City’s trendiest neighborhood. Hidden amongst Williamsburg’s hip shops and eateries, it’s a circa-1894 home featuring a wood-burning fireplace, antique skylight and hard-wood floors. The effect is elegant and proud and is further enhanced by riverside windows and a stately library.
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Family-friendly Seaport home

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Seaport Home
There's plenty of seating to accommodate the whole family | © Chandler / Airbnb
Book this three-bed home for your next family vacation. Children will love the bike shop situated below the apartment, while adults are sure to appreciate the professionally designed interior and safe neighborhood. There’s an open living room and kitchen with plenty of seating to accommodate the whole family. For all-ages entertainment, Manhattan’s historic South Street Seaport is located just one block away. Tip: an air mattress is available upon request, bumping the home’s occupancy up to eight people.
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Chic Soho loft

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This two-bedroom in SoHo has a private terrace
This two-bedroom in SoHo has a private terrace | © Patricia / Airbnb
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft in SoHo is chicly decorated with artwork and an understated gray and purple color scheme. Bird’s-eye views of the city’s shopping center and a private terrace with barbecue will make you feel like you belong to New York’s elite.
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The hotel home

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This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is located inside a five-star Midtown hotel
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is located inside a five-star Midtown hotel | © David / Airbnb
Enjoy the independence that comes with an Airbnb as well as hotel amenities when you stay at this rare find. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is located inside a five-star Midtown hotel, and a 24-hour door attendant, concierge and spa are all included in the listing. A kitchenette and a living and dining room are also part of this elegant home. Tip: its fair price makes this listing an excellent alternative to standard Midtown hotels.
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Bohemian hideaway in Gramercy Park

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This bohemian hideaway has an ivy-covered facade, a canopy bed and a plant-filled interior
This bohemian hideaway has an ivy-covered facade, a canopy bed and a plant-filled interior | © Clara / Airbnb
This bohemian hideaway has an ivy-covered facade, a canopy bed and a plant-filled interior like something out of a fairy tale. Vintage-inspired furnishings such as a deep claw-foot tub and wood-burning fireplace ground the spacious studio in historic Gramercy Park. Exposed brick walls and overlapping oriental rugs recall a bygone era, though modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and air conditioning make for welcome updates.
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Roomy Lower East Side Loft

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This spacious apartment overlooks historic Orchard Street
This spacious apartment overlooks historic Orchard Street | © Casandra / Airbnb
This spacious one-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side overlooks historic Orchard Street. The wall of windows in the living room lets in lots of natural light, while the exposed wooden beams in the ceiling make the apartment feel rustic yet chic. It’s a stylish, comfortable and authentic New York City loft.
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Art Deco SoHo Loft

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Art Deco-inspired loft
This Art Deco-inspired loft features a minimalist color palette | © Brian / Airbnb
This Art Deco-inspired loft features a minimalist color palette with red accent pieces scattered throughout the space. Guests will love the quaint breakfast nook beside the kitchen, and home cooks will be pleasantly surprised by the generous amount of counter space in the kitchen, unusual for a New York City apartment.
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Cozy Williamsburg Brownstone

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Williamsburg brownstone
This Airbnb is located on the first two floors of a 1905 brownstone | © Arelis / Airbnb
Located on the first two floors of a 1905 brownstone, this cozy Airbnb in the heart of Williamsburg has a private garden complete with a gas grill. It also has central air conditioning, which is rare in Brooklyn brownstones. Plus, it’s just two blocks from the Bedford subway station, which takes you directly into Manhattan.
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Luxury Apartment with View of Empire State Building

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This one-bedroom apartment is located in the tallest rental skyscraper in Midtown | © Kevin V. / Airbnb
This one-bedroom apartment is located in the tallest rental skyscraper in Midtown, and the view of the Empire State Building from the bedroom is unreal. In addition to the unbeatable view, guests also have access to a fully furnished rooftop terrace and a yoga and exercise lounge. As if that wasn’t good enough, this luxury apartment is also just a few minutes away from Penn Station and Times Square by foot.
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