The 5 Best Airbnbs in Manhattan, New York City

From luxury condos to Greenwich Village boltholes, Manhattan has an Airbnb to suit every visitor
From luxury condos to Greenwich Village boltholes, Manhattan has an Airbnb to suit every visitor | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Julia Goicochea
30 October 2020

Manhattan is New York City’s most-visited borough, and its Airbnbs, including a European-inspired treetop chateau, are among the best places to stay in the Big Apple. Experience the city’s architectural diversity first-hand by checking out the following Airbnbs in Manhattan, New York.

Family-friendly home

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The reviews for this 1,000sq ft (92.9sq m) professionally decorated home include many testimonials from large families (which figures: it sleeps up to eight people). Its South Street Seaport address promises entertainment for all ages, including small children, who will love the bicycle shop below the apartment and seasonal free outdoor film screenings. Guests young and old will enjoy walking to tourist attractions like the Brooklyn Bridge and the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.

Chateau in the trees

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This ‘chateau’ in the trees features vintage-inspired decor
Courtesy of Patricia / Airbnb

Despite its location near some of the East Village’s trendiest shops and restaurants, this chateau will remind you of the European countryside. The lush, tree-filled yard just outside means you’ll awake each morning to birds singing – not city noise. Inside, vintage-inspired decor includes antique-style candlesticks, framed paintings and a retro trunk. There’s wifi and a television if needed, though this romantic home offers plenty to keep your imagination occupied.

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  • The authentic New York experience

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    This charming artist’s flat is ideal for two people
    Courtesy of Sarah / Airbnb

    Host Sarah introduces her East Village home with the promise that “if it’s an authentic New York experience you’re looking for, you’ve found it.” Backing up this claim are impressive (to New Yorkers) amenities – east and west-facing windows, a ground-floor laundromat and photos of her home’s jaw-dropping decor. A retro, illustrated poster for French bicycle brand Hurtu, a coffee table with anime-style artwork and a ladies restroom sign dating back to London in the early 1900s commingle in this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment.

    Luxury condo with views of the Empire State Building

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    Courtesy of Ray / Airbnb

    Enjoy spectacular views of the Empire State Building and across the NYC skyline from this top-floor luxury condo. The wide windows allow loads of light to pour in, making it feel incredibly spacious. Elegantly designed features like the plush velvet king-size bed and stylish sofa bring a warmth to the residential space. Experience serenity and luxury like no other Airbnb with a night high above Manhattan.

    These recommendations were updated on October 30, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.