The 6 Best Airbnbs in Manhattan

It's a sunny day in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City
It's a sunny day in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City | © Ryan Deberardinis / Alamy Stock Photo
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1 April 2019

Manhattan is New York City’s most-visited borough, and its Airbnbs, including a European-inspired treetop ‘chateau,’ are among the must-try 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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Seaport Designer Home
This Seaport designer home is perfect for families | Courtesy of Chandler / Airbnb

The reviews for this 1,000-square-foot (92.9-square-meter) home include many testimonials from large families. 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. Afterward, up to eight guests can relax in this professionally decorated home.

‘Chateau in the Trees’

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Chateau in the Trees
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 the window 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 Wi-Fi and a television if needed, though this romantic home offers plenty to keep your imagination occupied.

Times Square-adjacent apartment

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Best Views in Heart of Times Square
This studio apartment in the heart of Times Square offers incredible views of NYC | Courtesy of Frank / Airbnb

For those who like to be in the middle of the action, this Times Square-adjacent apartment is an ideal base. Walk to the Empire State Building and other world-famous Midtown attractions, or enjoy them from afar from your 32nd-floor studio’s floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows. To balance out the neighborhood’s bustling energy, this home features modern but simple decor. Tip: If staying at the pulse of New York City sounds overwhelming, take comfort from the apartment’s five-star rating and 100-plus reviews.

The TriBeCa loft

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TriBeCa loft
This TriBeCa loft has enough space for up to 12 guests | Courtesy of Chester & Jon / Airbnb

More than 400 reviews and a five-star rating should tell you all you need to know about Chester and Jon’s apartment. Approximately 2,500sq ft (232.2sq m) decorated in a monochromatic white palette makes this TriBeCa loft a blank slate – past guests have stayed here for a girls’ weekend, a multi-family vacation and most popularly, for special events. Whatever your reason for coming, you won’t want to leave the home’s private keyed elevator, 13ft (3.9m) beam ceilings, and state-of-the-art kitchen. Enjoy it all with a group; the loft sleeps up to 12 guests.

The ‘authentic New York experience’

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Charming Artist's Flat
This charming artist’s flat is ideal for two people | Courtesy of Sarah / Airbnb

Host Sarah introduces her East Village home with the promise of “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’s early 1900s commingle in this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment.

Stylish SoHo loft

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Stylish Soho loft
This stylish SoHo loft sleeps five | Courtesy of Patricia / Airbnb

Book this designer-decorated SoHo loft for Instagram. Its cool gray-and-purple color scheme, statement artwork and private terrace complete with an outdoor sofa and barbecue will make you feel as chic as your SoHo neighbors. A five-guest capacity for the two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment softens the blow of its price tag – and leaves you with more money to explore host Patricia’s endless list of neighborhood recommendations.

These recommendations were updated on April 1, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.