12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Champaign, Illinois - Updated 2022


With over 200,000 people living in the area, Champaign is one of Illinoi’s largest cities. The city was founded in 1855 as a railroad hub with the tracks still going through the downtown center today along with a few buildings that were built during the era. Today, Champaign is a vibrant little city with a great downtown center that has some great art venues, restaurants, and parks. The city is also known for its collegiate lifestyle with over 18,000 students residing in the city during the academic year, giving Champaign a fun and eclectic feel. If you’re traveling to the area check out these best Airbnb vacation rentals in Champaign, Illinois.

1. Quaint loft in a remodeled Victorian-style home (from USD 134)

Sleeping up to five people, this accommodation is located in a remodeled Victorian-style home. The owners of the accommodation live in the downstairs area and guests have full access to the loft at the top. The accommodation comes with two bedrooms and room to sleep five. Apart from private access to the home, guests also have access to a patio and backyard. A full kitchen, WiFi access, and parking are also available as well as essentials.

★The Loft★
Champaign, Illinois, United States
125 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loves the beanbag chairs and roku tv
the mattresses very comfortable as well
the natural light that comes into the family room was so warm and beautiful
the beds were very comfortable
the beds were very comfortable and we slept very well
such a great clean and stylish space
the apartment was clean and check-in was easy
the interior is clean and modern with lots of great touches
the place is very nicely furnished well equipped clean and tidy
we had clean linen enough bedsheets pillows blankets towels for all guests
host is very responsive and attentive
mc was a great host
mary catherine was a responsive and helpful host
mc is an amazing host
mary-catherine is a wonderful host with a beautiful place in a great area
excellent space within walking distance of downtown
the location was super convenient to all we wanted to do
had a great time at this cute place
this is a great place to stay not too far from the downtown area
this is a great property in an excellent location
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2. Spacious abode best for families (from USD 260)

This lovely home is bright, spacious, and has an open concept. It’s perfect for a family. The home is new with modern appliances and amenities found throughout. It is a great spot for people visiting downtown Champaign or the University of Illinois. The home has a full kitchen, three bedrooms with queen-sized beds, and WiFi access along with parking and TV.

Hassle Free Stay on Hessel Blvd!
Champaign, Illinois, United States
83 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
although the furnishings are sparce the beds are excellent quality and very comfortable
extremely clean and comfortable
this place was very clean well kept and exactly as described
the place is very spacious and clean
3 queen beds in separate bedrooms a clean bathroom
very clean and updated home
host was great to communicate with
luke responded very quickly and he and madeline were the best hosts thanks so much
safe neighborhood and good location
great value and close to everything
great and cozy place very near to the university
great house close to businesses bus stops and only a short walk to campus
i would highly recommend staying at this location
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3. Brand-new residence close to downtown Champaign (from USD 280)

Located just minutes away from the University of Illinois and downtown Champaign, this home has been recently built and as such, it has everything from brand new appliances and amenities. The accommodation has one bedroom but can sleep up to four people. The kitchen and living room are fully equipped. There is WiFi access and free parking on the premises as well.

BRAND NEW HOME! -The Ells Place!
Champaign, Illinois, United States
56 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very nice clean neat practically brand-new complete one bedroom apartment
very clean i love the smell of a new home
the place was awesome exactly like the pictures and very clean
luke’s place is almost brand new and extremely clean
very nice hosts that are very responsive and quick to communicate
there were minor issues but the host took care of it really quick
he’s a good host and communicates well
place is very well done
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4. Cozy apartment best for couples and solo travelers (from USD 107)

Located close to parks, arts and culture spots, restaurants, and just about everything else Champaign has to offer, this apartment is perfect for solo travelers or couples. Whether you’re here on business or leisure, the accommodation is fully loaded, with a kitchen, TV access, and WiFi access. Essentials are included as well as parking. The apartment is located right above a bakery–note that it may be a tad noisy at times but you can look forward to delicious smells constantly wafting around the accommodation.

Charming Neighborhood Bakery Loft 201
Champaign, Illinois, United States
227 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if staying in the summer definitely need earplugs to sleep due to noise from air conditioner and fan
trendy decor and the space was comfortable
this apartment was stylish cute and sparkling clean in a friendly tree-lined neighborhood
comfortable bed and easy street parking
super comfortable bed we had no issues with anything
the place was clean quiet and comfortable
all clean and in good order
clean and cozy loft on a quiet residential street
super clean and stylish—a must if visiting champaign
great spot that is clean stylish and in a great quiet area
awesome place to stay host communicated quickly
overall a really lovely place to host out-of-town friends
the neighborhood was quaint and the people were friendly
communication with the host was great so we were prepared for the noise
super cute space and close to campus
great location we chose for the decor & perfect location above the bakery
great location for exploring the area
the location is nice above the bakery
great location to visit champaign as well
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5. Retro-style accommodation with free parking (from USD 93)

Furnished and designed with a cool retro style, this Champaign home can sleep up to six people in three bedrooms. The accommodation is great for those traveling with a large group visiting the university or just spending some time in the city. The home comes with a full kitchen, WiFi, parking, air conditioning, heating, as well as laundry facilities and other essentials.

Cozy Champaign Home
146 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable family room with cable tv and amazon fire tv
equipped with everything one would need the house had a great amenities including washers and a fire tv
phillip had starbucks coffee in the kitchen which was a nice surprise
lovely and complete little home that nonetheless has a number of individual rooms for sleeping and privacy
beds were comfortable and house was clean and cozy
things are clean and the kitchen is nice
the space was clean and tidy and i liked the off-road parking
phil’s place was very clean with nice amenities and convenient to the university
philip was a great host
phillip was an awesome host we’ll definitely be staying there again
phillip responds immediately to questions and was helpful in that way
great location for u of i activities wonderful host super communication
definitely recommend wonderful location to downtown shopping with adorable stores
excellent home close to campus
great location and plenty of space
great house exceptional hosts close to everything a home away from home
phillip's home was in a great location to the university and many different food varieties
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6. Bright and cheerful studio in downtown Champaign (from USD 99)

If you’re traveling solo or if you’re with a partner, you’ll love this quaint little studio home in the heart of town. The neighborhood is located centrally but is still tucked away in a quieter part of the city. You’ll be near tons of great things like restaurants and art galleries as well as public transport. The accommodation is small but fully equipped with everything from a kitchen to amenities like WiFi and TV access.

Hope’s Place
454 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet neighborhood nice amenities and the bed was extremely comfortable i would definitely stay again
it has a nice size kitchen with stainless steel appliances
it has a perfect little bathroom and nice fancy bed with wide screen tv
even though is separate unit it is air conditioned so we were pretty comfortable
the studio space is incredibly clean and well-stocked with towels hair dryer iron kitchen supplies etc
very clean and set up well
very clean and comfy
the room was very clean and organized
clean comfortable and had everything we needed
very stylish modern clean and cozy
she is very responsive
she was very responsive
great host and easy checkin
the host was quick and easy to talk to
hope is a wonderful host who ensured i had absolutely everything i could possibly want during my stay
the location was great for us
it was a perfect location to stay for my event at the university of illinois
hope's place is a stylish spot in a great neighborhood close to the university
adorable place with a great location
wish we would have known about this place
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7. Warm and inviting family home (from USD 140)

Nestled in a small and quaint little neighborhood, guests here will have a nice, quiet, and peaceful stay while they enjoy everything a large family-style home has to offer. The home is surrounded by trees, giving the space a very natural feel which is great for those looking to get out of the city. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and even a fire pit in the backyard. The home sleeps up to eight people and is loaded with amenities like large-screen TVs, WiFi access, and of course, plenty of room for parking.

3BR 1BA Northwest *No Added Fees*
Champaign, Illinois, United States
202 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
super clean and plenty of space
it was very clean and well kept
it was warm clean and inviting
great place clean and everything was handy
great place simple and clean good sized kitchen
stephanie was a awesome host
stephanie was a great host
host was very responsive and helpful
very user friendly
thanks for being such a great host and communicating quickly
nice place and convenient location
we really enjoyed our time at this location
stephanie’s place was great awesome location close to shopping and dining and easy to get to
also very quiet and secure
her kitchen is beautiful safe neighborhood and very quiet
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8. Cozy house near the university (from USD 117)

If you’re visiting someone from the University of Illinois, this two-bedroom house is a great accommodation to consider. With a kitchen and a fireplace by the living room, you’ll feel the cozy atmosphere that this home has as you relax inside after a long day of adventures outside. The home sleeps up to four people and offers a TV and WiFi for entertainment.

Located relatively close to midtown Champaign, you are just a short drive away from the university and various shops and restaurants.

★The Springfield★
72 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a comfortable house with almost everything needed for a week's stay
good clean place to stay
it was extremely clean and well stocked
everything was great very clean and cozy
the house was clean and has everything it needs to stay comfortably
rin’s place is awesomely nice comfortable clean and roomy
host was very accommodating would recommend 10/10
great place to stay and a realy great host
great location right next to uiuc
it's location is right off expressway shopping near by clean and we'll equipped
great experienc excellent at communicating comfortable home and location
house is clean and close to university of illinois campus
this is a clean two bedroom airbnb close to campus on a busy street
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9. Well-located loft with a balcony (from USD 75)

Enjoy downtown Champaign’s nightlife in this one-bedroom loft for up to two guests. Located in the heart of the entertainment district, this rental promises you an eventful stay as you are only a walk away from many restaurants, shops, bars, and attractions including West Side Park.

With the loft having high floor ceilings, tall windows, skylights, a gas fireplace, a kitchen, and a balcony, you’re guaranteed a soothing atmosphere where you can happily rest after a long day or night of touring.

Jewelers Lofts 207
Champaign, Illinois, United States
152 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy place with great balcony
a nice apartment with full bath kitchen living room and bedroom in a nice old building downtown
place was clean and cozy
clean tidy beautiful space
clean and fully equipped kitchen
loved this little loft very clean and plenty of space with parking just around the corner
such a cozy clean and fun place to stay and you can’t beat the location
host was super friendly and responsive
host was very easy to talk to and everything was as she said it was
i also highly recommend lois as a very professional and courteous host
lois is an amazing responsive host we will book again
perfect easy communication with host
great location in downtown champaign
great place centrally located right downtown
awesome location very cool spot downtown
nice place in a great location
this is literally the perfect location
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10. Rustic loft in historic neighborhood (from USD 92)

Located in the historic downtown area of Champaign, this newly renovated apartment accommodation can sleep up to four people. Guests have private access to the space and with its vaulted ceiling, exposed rafters, and remote-controlled skylights. You’re sure to feel a little rustic charm right in the heart of the city. The large windows give it a very airy and spacious feel. Look forward to all the comforts of home like WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen with handcrafted cabinets.

Rustic lux loft in historic neighborhood
Champaign, Illinois, United States
332 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed and sofa were very comfortable
the loft is cozy yet spacious and open with an abundance of natural light/skylights
this loft is extremely warm and comfortable with lovely amenities
jennifer was and amazingly gracious hostess her super cute loft is very well decorated loaded with amenities and cozy
very comfortable bed and couch loved it
comfortable and very clean
clean stylish and easily accessible
place was clean and very relaxing
there were many little details and outstanding cleanliness
best airbnb i've stayed at jennifer had great communication the place was sparkling clean and it was beautifully decorated
they were very responsive
friendly and quick responses
owners were very attentive and responsive with multiple requests
the hosts were very accommodating and really responsive
great place and great hosts
neighborhood is nice and close to shopping
great location for our needs
peaceful accommodations in a location close to everything
what a great place to get away from it all yet be so close to everything
cute comfortable place in a nice neighborhood
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11. Charming abode close to downtown Champaign

This two-bedroom home can sleep up to five people and has plenty of room for everyone and all their things. The home is new with remodeled floors and a full kitchen with the property being located just a few blocks from the beautiful Eisner Park. The home is also close to the University of Illinois and is fully loaded with appliances and amenities like laundry facilities, WiFi access, and TV. Parking is free on the premises and there is also heating and air conditioning.

2BR Cozy, Charming Home ~ Close to DT Champaign!
Champaign, Illinois, United States
119 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything worked great from the kitchen appliances to the bathroom/shower all the way to the internet and tv
the room with piano my son can practice we are satisfied with the trip
very clean and comfortable
the place was sparkling clean
the space is clean and simple with everything you need without clutter or fuss
sam’s home is very clean and stylish
clean cozy little house in a convenient location
the hosts are very helpful and understanding
the hosts were great communicators
he was an incredibly nice host very communicative hospitable welcoming and generous
it had everything we needed and our host was very helpful and response
sam and mujin were awesome host
perfect location & very nice accommodations
the house is cute and pretty close to downtown
the location was great and there were yummy restaurants offering take-out nearby
great little place close to everything you may need/want
such a cute little house great for a family or close friends enjoying a stay in champaign-urbana
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12. Historical apartment above theater

Sleeping up to three people, this downtown apartment is located right above the historic Art Theater, which was named by famed movie critic Roger Ebert as his favorite theater in America. The accommodation is located near all the hotspots of downtown Champaign and the University of Illinois as well as public transport and nightlife. Despite the age of the building, amenities like a kitchen, TV, and WiFi are all included as well as some breakfast essentials and parking.

Art Theater Apartment in Downtown Champaign
Champaign, Illinois, United States
109 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's an ac unit and ceiling fan in the bedroom and an ac unit in the kitchen/main room
the photos are accurate to what the apartment looks like
only negatives for me were morning noise and the bed which wasn’t very comfortable
the room was quite comfortable wi-fi worked well and everything was clean
wonderful place apartment was clean and cozy and the amenities were great
clean and awesome trendy feel
the apartment was clean and comfortable
the place was exactly as described clean and well stocked with all that we needed
that said apartment was clean and surprisingly quiet for being in the heart of champaign
very clean and comfortable space and convenient to everything you might want to do
david was an amazing host and easy to communicate with fast responses
david was very kind in responding quickly
david is an attentive and responsive host
david was an amazing host i had a few special requests and he accommodated with no hesitation
great response from the host too with easy access
the location is fantastic
great place close to campus and really cute
cool apartment in a great location
the location was perfect for exploring the downtown area
nice place close to a lot of things
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Charming little city of Champaign

Champaign is a beautiful little city that might not get the same kind of treatment larger cities in the area get. But Champaign is a certain kind of special with its lively downtown area and student population, making it a cool and fun place to visit no matter what time of the year it is.

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