16 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals On The Upper West Side, NY - Updated 2021

airbnb upper west side

Sandwiched between Hudson River and Central Park, Upper West Side is one of the posh neighborhoods of Manhattan. It is well-known for popular tourist attractions like Natural History Museum as well as Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. With lush green surroundings, tree-lined streets, relaxed but happening atmosphere, a plethora of restaurants and nightlife options, USW is a favorite with travelers, be it business or leisure. Sign up for the best Viator tours, and check out the top things to do in the neighborhood. So here is our list of top Airbnbs on the Upper West Side for the ultimate NYC vacation.

1. Find luxury in antiquity (from USD 360)

Located in a family-friendly neighborhood less than a block away from Central Park, this spacious and beautifully decorated duplex apartment is situated on the top 2 floors of a historic brownstone building. This apartment is within a 5-minute walk from major subway lines and is less than a 30-minute walk from popular tourist attractions like Metropolitan, Natural History Museum, Guggenheim, and others. Plenty of grocery stores and eateries are close by too.

The second floor houses the living room, dining room, modernly equipped kitchen and a large bathroom whereas the third floor features 2 large bedrooms with a common bathroom. All rooms are tastefully done with antique furniture and artistic paintings. The bathroom is fitted with a hot tub for 2 people.

One bedroom with its window overlooking the garden has a king size bed with a trundle underneath whereas the other bedroom offers a queen size bed with a street view. Besides, this apartment offers a cable TV with Netflix and Pandora. This Airbnb on the Upper West Side of Manhattan easily accommodates 6 and can be a good choice for a group of friends with each getting enough room for privacy. It is good even for a family with little kids with no worry about them being loud early morning and waking up the neighbors.

2000 sqf Duplex in Townhouse
New York, United States
137 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable with lovely furnishings
two bathrooms allowed us to maximize our enjoyment of the apartment
francesca made certain we got into the apt ok
beds mattresses and sheets were phenomenally comfortable
i would recommend francesca’s apartment if you want a truly authentic new york experience
it was very clean and cozy
the house was clean with abundance of extra towels and lenins
is clean and well taken care of
place is very clean and beds are comfortable
the house was clean and had everything we needed
host was extremely helpful
the owners were great
highly responsive host with readiness to help 24x7
the hosts are very nice and responsive
very nice airbnb host
amazing location for families- very close to an awesome playground in central park
the location was perfect
we loved the location which was very close to central park
fantastic location and beautiful apartment
the location is outstanding and very close to central park and the subway
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2. A tranquil apartment with a fully equipped kitchen (from USD 200)

Welcome to this charming and tranquil apartment that promises a delightful stay in the heart of New York City. Enjoy a relaxed morning, as you are step under the rainfall shower in the morning. Then, prepare your favorite meal in the kitchen that comes with stainless steel appliances. There is one bed available here, along with a flat-screen TV, a stereo and access to wireless internet.

Prime Central Park West Pied à Terre
New York, United States
164 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was easy and automatic
the bed is very comfortable with a fan above
spacious for 2 with comfy bed high ceilings a great ceiling fan and window ac
such a convenient modern lovely apartment to stay in loved the amenities too
we loved the sitting area right next to the a/c - very welcome in mid-july
clean and very comfortable
modern and clean bathroom
very comfortable and clean space
great stay clean and exactly as described
the apartment is clean and tidy
the hosts provided a great printed listing of neighborhood restaurant recommendations which we took advantage of
josh was an excellent host who replied immediately and gave us very good recommendations
josh is a great host and responded quickly to all of my enquiries
josh is also responsive and give some restaurants laundry and supermarket recommendations nearby
josh was an excellent host - accommodating to our scheduling and attentive
perfect apartment located at perfect location
the location is awesome
super cute apartment with everything you need and an amazing location
having central park and the subway so close was just perfect
well located it touches central park 2 steps from subway very calm
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3. A cozy apartment overlooking a garden (from USD 113)

Set in an extremely quiet area, this cozy Upper West Side, New York apartment provides one bedroom and one private bathroom and can only accommodate solo travelers. You can enjoy the view of the garden right from the comfort of your apartment, sure to please your eyes and treat your soul. Amenities offered here include cable TV, wireless internet access and laundry.

Great Apt Steps from Central Park
New York, United States
98 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with a small fan in the bedroom i had white noise that i prefer when i sleep
the bathroom was stocked with toiletries and the kitchen with yummy snacks
the bedroom and bed are huge and extremely quiet
her apartment is much nicer than in the photos
we had an awesome stay in lynne's apartment
very clean and cozy
everything was wery clean and quaiet
the room was clean and cozy
the bathroom was very clean and well appointed
her place is very clean and comfortable
lovely caring and flexible host
she is a nice person and a nice host
lovely building and lynne was a gracious host
lynne was a great host
lynn was a gracious host
great location next to central park
great location close to the central park
perfect location close to trains and central park
the location is great
the location is great just a few steps away from central park and the metro
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4. Strawberry fields forever

Located 1.5 blocks away from the famous Strawberry Fields in Central Park, this sun-kissed one-bedroom apartment in a classic building is a perfect place for couples, solo as well as business travelers who can do without iron and microwave. The location of this apartment provides easy access to most of the major subway lines. You can get every kind of cuisine in the vicinity. All rooms have enough windows and are brightly lit with natural light.

These windows offer stunning views of the city. The bedroom has a warm bed for you to crash into at night. You would also have your own bathroom with all the bath essentials like fresh towels, shampoo, and soap. In addition to these, there is a laundry room in the basement of the building which can be used at an additional charge. In spite of being located in an abuzz city center, this vacation rental in NYC offers the necessary peace as it faces inside of the block.

Strawberry Fields Forever!
New York, United States
41 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
in general we found the apartment adequately comfortable for our three night stay
the apartment is good for a single traveler couple of even small family (one kid)
a very comfortable apartment with personality and nice ambiance
super clean and comfortable apartment
the house is clean warm & cozy
clean bright bathroom with great water pressure was greatly appreciated
the apartment was clean accessible as presented on the airbnb site
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at katy's it was clean convenient and super quiet
thank you for hosting your home
the hosts were responsive and respectful
katy & george were excellent hosts and very accommodating to my schedule
george sent a few extra helpful notes and answered our questions immediately
what an awsome place katy was so kind and gave us very elaborate tips and guidance before checking in
super close to two subway stations and central park
the apartment and location were great
great location cute neighborhood close to everything you could need
great location cozy quiet apartment
most important the location is very safe and very close to subway station restaurant central park
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5. A bright and quiet apartment, not far from Central Park

Situated in a quiet residential area, with Central Park is only minutes away, this bright apartment is ideal for up to two people, as it offers a bedroom and a bathroom. Open the curtains in the morning to get some sunshine when you are sipping your morning coffee or tea. The kitchen welcomes your presence and is where you can whip up a delicious meal, any time of day.

Bright, quiet, cozy 1BR by C Park!
New York, United States
446 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a little stuffy even with a fan and ac but it is worth it for the great location
great apartment bright and cozy and with a view great communication with michael before during and after our stay
the apartment was clean and had all the basics that we needed
the apartment was immaculately clean and michael left all sorts of tips of local interest
it was a nice experience in this cute and clean apartment
quiet clean great location bldg with elevator great communication
clean and comfortable : a fouton bed that was easy to
also the host michael will go out of his way to make sure you have everything
michael was a great host—an excellent communicator who did everything possible to facilitate our weird check-in schedule
and the elevator he was so helpful about places to go
michael was an amazing host
the tips he has on the fridge were very helpful
great location near central park
this location was the best
the location is beyond amazing
amazing location charming and cozy
perfect location for our favorite sites: central park and lincoln center
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6. A lovely loft with big windows

Set in the Upper West Side, where Central Park and Times Square are in close proximity, this lovely loft promises a comfortable stay for either solo travelers or couples. Prominent features of the loft include hardwood floors, brick fireplaces and a classic staircase. From the big windows, you can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city and soak up the morning sunshine. Facilities offered here include a bedroom, a shared bathroom, an equipped kitchen and access to a wireless internet connection.

Lovely Loft space near Central Park & Times Square
New York, United States
386 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loft space is quite warm but fan included so didn’t pose an issue
seamless check-in/out with solid wifi clean linens bathroom and kitchen areas
the apartment was always very clean (cleaning lady came once a day)
it's a great place very clean and efficient
the apartment was same as description: old-style but quiet clean well-equipped
it was very clean and kevin was very quick to respond
apartment was clean and amenities adequate
kevin was a helpful host he responded our questions quickly although we did not meet
great place and great hosts
great place great host great everything
host is quick to respond and very thoughtful to guests
btw it’s also an amazing experience for me to share an apartment with foreign but friendly people
the location is very ideal
location is great
great location 2 mins walk to the subway
a great location and a very cute apartment
the location was great only 1 minute to the subway station
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7. A comfortable studio with an indoor fireplace

If you want to live close to the best shopping centers and top-notch restaurants, as well as major attractions, this comfortable studio is among the accommodation choices that you should consider. Featuring a super comfortable bed, the studio is ideal for two people but can accommodate up to four.

Enjoy the fresh linens and towels, along with air conditioning and central heating. You can also cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchen. If you need to stay warm when the weather gets cold, you can enjoy the indoor fireplace. A glass of wine, as company, would be perfect.

Amazing Brownstone Studio @ Central Park West
New York, United States
113 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as noted in the description the second bed is an air mattress but it's a good one
it reminded me of the apartment in the tv show friends
fantastic apartment- can’t get a better location
the walk up is easy and i am 76 wifi works
the apartment itself is spacious with a large bathroom with good light (important for the ladies
cozy clean and tidy
it is clean safe and comfortable
the apartment itself is very clean and well furnished
the place was as advertised very clean
great space for 1-2 people and very clean
ale is a wonderful host
ale was a great host very responsive answering all our questions
alexandrino was quick to respond to any questions and a very nice host
easy to communicate with the host
he's a good host
the location is excellent
great location near central park
perfect location right near central park
apartment's location is terrific
great location on upper west side
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8. Classy Manhattan getaway

Don’t know where to stay on the Upper West Side? Check out this classy rental. Located on West 83rd Street right across the famous Cafe Lalo (you would have seen this in movies like ‘You’ve Got Mail’), this classy and airy studio comfortably accommodates 2 people. With stylish high-class furniture, this place is a refreshing escape from the crowded streets of New York. Central Park, Hudson River, and subway stations are located a couple of blocks away. The studio features a bedroom alcove which basically separates the living room from the sleeping area.

The marvelously elegant full-sized bed with a lovely bedding and throw pillows simply complements the luxurious decor of this apartment. The apartment comes with a fully working kitchen. However, please note that there is no cable TV, though you can easily connect the TV to your laptop or mobile and stream Netflix or HBOGo. There are plenty of restaurants like 5 Napkin Burger, Haru Sushi, Hummus Kitchen, etc within a short walk from this apartment. So if you are an aficionado of food and luxury at the same time, then this is an ideal Airbnb for you.

Classy Manhattan Getaway!
133 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed

9. Live in style in this Manhattan apartment

This stylish Airbnb is housed in a well-maintained brownstone building in the vicinity of Central Park and train lines 1, 2, 3, A and C. It is a short walk away from Times Square as well as other attractions like Broadway and has plenty of restaurants/cafes in the neighborhood. The apartment is spacious, clean and is equipped with all new chic furniture. The 48-inch TV in the living room is provided with Apple TV and Netflix.

This house situated on the ground floor boasts a big garden where you can have a cup of coffee and enjoy a lazy morning. The bedroom has a garden view and features a queen size bed, closet, a dresser and a chest of drawers. This house is a blessing for all the cat lovers as you get a chance to share this apartment with the owner’s cat, who other guests say is one of the best cats in the world.

Live in style in this Manhattan apartment

10. Pretty private palace

With three bedrooms that can accommodate 12 people, this house is ideal for big groups. Located in a friendly neighborhood, this Airbnb is a couple of blocks away from Central Park and one block away from subway station. There are countless food and shopping places in the vicinity. The furnishings and cleanliness of this Airbnb are nothing less than that offered by a fine hotel.

One bedroom has two queen beds whereas the other two have one queen bed each. The living area has a sofa bed and a couch. Thus there is enough room for all 12 guests staying here. This house has an open concept kitchen that carries basic cooking paraphernalia. It also has a modern updated bathroom with a shower cubicle and a bathtub. If you are looking to save a few bucks by avoiding booking multiple rooms in a hotel for your entire family or a big bunch of friends during your NYC vacation, then this could be an option for you.

Pretty private palace

11. Feel the charm of this homey apartment near Central Park

Located on a quiet street very close to Central Park and the riverside, this charming fully furnished one bedroom apartment is ideal for solo travelers, couples or business travelers. This apartment comfortably accommodates 2 people, though with some additional charges a third person can be easily accommodated. It provides easy access to all major subway lines (1, 2, 3, B, D and C) as well as city bike stations to downtown. It is also at a walking distance from a number of convenience stores and restaurants.

A comfortable queen sized bed that comes with this Airbnb will definitely provide a goodnight’s sleep after an exhausting day sightseeing or hosting business meetings. A fully equipped kitchen is an icing on the cake for all those who love to cook. Besides, if you choose to stay here, you could tap on the hosts’ immense local knowledge and get some helpful tips about places to visit and restaurants to eat at.

A homey apartment in UWS

12. A modern apartment within walking distance to the American Museum of Natural History

Nestled in a strategic location and close to plenty of major attractions, such as the American Museum of Natural History, Rockefeller Center and Broadway, this modern apartment is ideal for small families of four, who can enjoy a good night’s rest on the two comfortable beds available. The entire apartment will be yours throughout your stay and you can also enjoy its facilities that include a cable TV, an equipped kitchen and an indoor fireplace.

COZY STUDIO Upper West Side
New York, United States
101 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

13. A spacious room with a private roof deck in a shared apartment

Nestled in a prime area of the Upper West Side, this apartment offers a spacious room that comes with a full bed and an individual daybed to accommodate up to three people. Feel free to use the equipped kitchen to prepare your American breakfast. The best thing about this apartment is probably its private roof deck that makes for an excellent place to indulge in the sweeping views of New York City from high above.

Full Size Room with Private Balcony in Shared Apt
New York, United States
189 reviews
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was incredible and the amenities were fantastic
the apartment also has a nice deck you can enjoy
nicely styled clean nice linens ceiling fan room ac loved the deck
the wifi could use an upgrade but apart from that we had a really good stay
the room is very spacious and nice with a nice view
clean room and restroom
very clean place tastefully made
everything was clean and tidy and convenient
it is new and clean
a great place very clean and neat
they were wonderful hosts and made sure that we felt at home
she was a very good host
thank you for being a gracious host
very great host super accommodating and just the sweetest
apeksha was a great host
the location is fantastic close to everything
great location very close the center park close downtown
the apartment is located in a beautiful neighborhood only blocks from central park
perfect prime location on the upper west
this apartment has very good location easily to subway station or bus station
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14. An elegant treehouse in UWS for you

A short walking distance from Lincoln Center, Central Park as well as a 72nd Street subway station, this apartment is conveniently located within a close proximity of numerous restaurants and shopping places. It is well appointed with all the necessary amenities and its aesthetic appeal makes it further homely. It boasts a gorgeous patio that overlooks a picturesque courtyard.

Having a chilled beer in the evening on this private deck lined with plants and lights is a heavenly feeling. The cozy bedroom with a wall to wall king size bed provides the highest degree of comfort. I am sure you would sleep like a baby on it. This apartment is like an enchanting little hideaway in the heart of the city.

Charming UWS Treehouse Apt
New York, United States
254 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and interior of apt is very nice and lovely balcony
the deck is wonderful to enjoy breakfast or late pizza
an intimate 3rd floor apartment with a lovely garden balcony
wifi worked perfectly for us and the french press was great for morning coffee
beautiful small apartment with great outdoor space
it was warm clean and really homey
this is exactly as described - lovely clean brownstone walk-up
this place is stylish convenient comfy and clean a great value
claire's place is beautiful clean and in a nice quiet neighborhood; the decoration detail is incredible
everything was just as described clean spacious and in the best location
claire was a super host
our host was always responsive
claire was a very pleasant and helpful host
claire is a very kind and responsive host
claire is an attentive and caring host
the location was great too
great location in a friendly area very close to 72nd subway
the location is super safe beautiful and conveniently located to see the city
many amazing restaurants near by and shops
it’s in a great neighborhood close to the subway close to central park
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15. Live in a historic pre-war building

Situated in the heart of UWS and not far away from Central Park as well as Broadway, this apartment in a very secure neighborhood provides easy access to metro stations as well as a number of bars, restaurants, shopping sites and museums. Well located in a pre-war building on the 85th street, the ‘exposed piping,’ 'fire-escape’ outside your window, and vintage radiators will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time. This one-bedroom luxury condo has all brand new furniture and features a queen size bed along with an air mattress. It also has a well-appointed kitchen with modern amenities and basic groceries so that you can quickly have breakfast before heading out. With enough room to house three people, this apartment gives you a true New York experience.

Modern Design near CENTRAL PARK!!!
New York, United States
229 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

16. Discover peace in city center in this one-bedroom Airbnb

Centrally located in UWS, this bright and clean apartment has close proximity to Central Park as well as a plethora of cafes, restaurants, and supermarkets. The living room has a large fireplace and a sofa bed which can be pulled out to sleep two additional guests. The Airbnb is brightly lit with natural light. The blue and green painted walls give a vibrant air to the entire place.

The bedroom has a full sized bed as well as an alcove which can also be utilized as a sleeping space if required. The kitchen though small has all the necessary stuff to cook a basic meal. For all the music enthusiasts, this house also has a keyboard and a guitar. So come and experience a musical stay here while exploring the city.

1BR Apt only 1/2 block from Central Park
New York, United States
74 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Live like New Yorkers in the Upper West Side

So if you really want to get a glimpse into the life of a real New Yorker, you can do so by choosing any one of these apartments. Feel completely at home in any of these Airbnbs and experience the various facets of this city, New York style.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs on the Upper West Side

1. Which are the most budget-friendly Airbnbs on the Upper West Side?

This cozy apartment overlooking a garden is one of the most budget-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals on the Upper West Side in New York City. Book your stay now!

2. Which are the most luxurious Airbnbs on the Upper West Side?

The most luxurious Airbnb on the Upper West Side in NYC is this luxurious townhouse. Coming second in terms of decor and amenities is this cozy apartment overlooking a garden.

3. Which are the best Airbnbs on the Upper West Side for families?

If you are coming to the Upper West Side with your loved ones, treat them to a nice, comfortable stay and book any of these Airbnbs suitable for families: i) Find luxury in antiquity; ii) A tranquil apartment with a fully equipped kitchen.

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