Manhattan may be the smallest borough in the Big Apple, but it’s also considered the most important. Most of the attractions we instantly recognize about New York City are right here: Empire State Building and its distinctive Art Deco architecture. Central Park and its lush greenery in the middle of the city and Rockefeller Center are especially popular during Christmas, along with the iconic Grand Central Terminal. And we’re only getting started.
There are over 20 neighborhoods to explore in Manhattan and a wealth of shopping, dining, and sightseeing. We recommend staying at least a week to get a good look at what the borough has to offer. For that, check out the best short-term rentals in Manhattan, New York, below.
1. Sleek, modern condo (from USD 399)
If you’re looking for fuss-free digs in the middle of Midtown Manhattan, you’re in the right Airbnb. Available for short-term stays with weekly discounts on offer, the studio apartment is furnished with a cozy queen bed to keep you recharged. It also has an equally comfortable L-shaped couch, dining facilities, and a dedicated workspace as well. Separated from the rest is a full kitchen so you can fix your favorite meals whenever you’re craving them.
Condo in New York · ★4.84 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathNew York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:while we were there nyc was having a heat wave and the air conditioning was a lifesaverterrific location and bellmen nicely appointed apartment with desk for work; very clean
Cleanliness:the place was super clean and the communication was on pointvery clean and secure buildingthe airbnb itself was clean cozy and quietmy wife was especially impressed with the cleanliness of the apartmentit was incredibly neat and clean
Host:sasha was a wonderful hostsasha was a great hostsasha is a very nice hostreally friendly concierge and doormansasha was a welcoming host and building staff were very nice and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:excellent location and personable doormenthe location was ideal for us and close to many major attractionsgreat location and place to staythe location was perfect for me - centrally located for business + pleasurethe place is conveniently located in midtown and walking distance to many places of interest and business district
2. Elegant brownstone near Central Park (from USD 656)
Experience peak Manhattan living in this historic brownstone less than a block away from Central Park - a piece of prime real estate in the Upper West Side! You’ll get to stay on the top two floors of this four-story property. The property has almost everything you need, from a modern kitchen to a two-person bathtub. The host allows pets; remember to ask for permission and pay the additional daily fee of 40 USD per pet.
This rental requires a minimum stay of five nights, but if you stay for a week, you can enjoy a discounted total rate.
Rental unit in New York · ★4.79 · 2 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2 bathsNew York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:comfortable with lovely furnishingstwo bathrooms allowed us to maximize our enjoyment of the apartmentfrancesca made certain we got into the apt okbeds mattresses and sheets were phenomenally comfortablei would recommend francesca’s apartment if you want a truly authentic new york experience
Cleanliness:it was very clean and cozythe house was clean with abundance of extra towels and leninsis clean and well taken care ofplace is very clean and beds are comfortablethe house was clean and had everything we needed
Host:host was extremely helpfulthe owners were greathighly responsive host with readiness to help 24x7the hosts are very nice and responsivevery nice airbnb hostRead more reviews
Location:amazing location for families- very close to an awesome playground in central parkthe location was perfectwe loved the location which was very close to central parkfantastic location and beautiful apartmentthe location is outstanding and very close to central park and the subway
3. Sixth-floor apartment with private elevator (from USD 808)
Perched up on the sixth level of an apartment is this airy luxury apartment. It’s higher up, but it’s serviced by its elevator. Inside: three spacious bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows so you can admire the neighborhood views from various points. The beautiful oak floors throughout the property complement the spic-and-span living spaces. Take the stairs up to the roof deck, where you’re surrounded by city vistas for the best New York City experience.
The host offers weekly discounts for short-term stays.
Central Park & Rooftop with 3 large luxury roomsNew York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:its spacious rooms the interior design and the facilities makes for a perfect trip to new york
Cleanliness:great location very clean great people the rooftop is amazing limmaculate and perfectly appointed with no clutter and extremely spacious homethe place was spacious convenient and very well appointed
Host:alexis was a good hostalexis is a great host and she has been very helpfulalexis and mara were great hosts they were very welcoming flexible in arrangements and it was a lovely stayalexis is great at hostingRead more reviews
Location:the location is greatsubway and bus is easy to access nearbygreat location very comfortable and quietthe location offers so much including great restaurants and bars museums & central parkgreat location alexis was great
4. Peaceful urban retreat (from USD 368)
Times Square, with its gigantic billboards and crowds, is known to be one of the busiest parts of Manhattan. Designed and furnished to be a cozy oasis in the middle of the city, this rental is a great spot to relax after a full day (or night) out exploring the Big Apple.
You’ll have all the essentials, including comfortable queen size beds, a fully functional kitchen, and even some entertainment features such as free Netflix. Consider staying for at least a week to enjoy discounted rates.
Luxury Quiet 2BR /1.5 Bath in Times SQNew York, United States
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Amenities & Room:the main bath is well designed and the powder room is a nice additionit was a fantastic trip and we enjoyed very much rich & patricia apartmentgreat kitchen bedrooms bathrooms and a warm and welcoming living roomrich and pat's apartment was fantastic
Cleanliness:amazing stay apartment was clean spacious and quietplace was very clean and great for our group of 3very nice place clean and a lot of supplies extra sheets towels kitchen itemsthe apartment was really cozy and cleanamazing location and clean we had a great stay with no issues
Host:they were great hosthosts were responsive to inquiriesthe hosts are easy to contact professional and are very kindhosts were great about checking in prior to and after arriving and were very accommodatingthe check in and out was easy and the hosts were great communicatorsRead more reviews
Location:great location close to time square without the noisefantastic location and great spacelocation location location super conveniently located minutes away from times square and theatersawesome location to restaurants times square and subway transportationgreat location and nice bathrooms
5. Cozy apartment with a balcony (from USD 385)
Located in the highly coveted Gramercy Park/Union Square East area, you’re in for a real treat. The neighborhood is filled with both popular and underrated gems, including Neo-Gothic and Italianate architecture for design enthusiasts. It has cafe sidewalks where you can relax. You also have easy access to great shopping.
The Airbnb rental itself is quite a find. For the area, it’s a budget-friendly option that doesn’t skimp on offerings. These include weekly discounts on rates, your balcony with views of the backyard, and a full bathroom with a bathtub.
1 bedroom on Union Square E/ Gramercy Park/ Cozy!New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the king size bed mattress is comfortablethe photos do not do the apartment justice - it is truly beautiful- amazing a/c - great bed i got some of the best sleep in an airbnb herethis is a beautiful light filled & spacious apartment in a great locationthe bedroom is super spacious same with the bathroom and living room
Cleanliness:clean new great bathroom extremely quietthe place was clean and the pictures don’t do it justiceit's very spacious and very cleanthe place is sparkling clean spacious comfortable and very safesuper clean place very nice place to stay place looks a lot better than pictures
Host:the host was very responsivegeraldo was a great hostfab was always attentive and responded my questions timelythe bed is spacious and comfortable and geraldo's assistant fabricio is very responsiveRead more reviews
Location:great location close to union squarelocated on a nice quiet streetgreat location as it’s right there in union squarelovely place in amazing location super quiet secure and central to everythingthe location is absolutely fantastic super close to many subways in union square restaurants stores etc
6. Spacious and bohemian walk-up (from USD 216)
East Village isn’t as ritzy as the Upper East Side, but it still oozes culture and fun. Did you know it’s where American punk rock was born? The neighborhood’s laidback, bohemian vibe is easily felt in this rental on the third floor of an apartment walk-up. There’s a record player and some vinyl to play, a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf filled with interesting titles, and a cute kitchenette furnished with a refrigerator and gas range.
This rental is already a budget-friendly option, but if you’re staying for a week or two, you’ll be in for a good discount.
Large Bright East Village FlatNew York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the apartment is really nice a lot of light quite and cosythe apt was very spacious and comfortablehuge windows make it incredibly luminous and the space more than ample and comfortablenice kitchen with all the utensils you need
Cleanliness:all was cleanthe apartment is old but clean spacious and well equippedreally nice apartment clean and cosy in a super neighbourher place is clean and decorated in a lovely and delicate zen waytons of restaurants and bars steps away as well as markets and laundry/dry clean options
Host:margo was a super helpful host had tons of awesome recommendationsmargo is a fantastic hostmargo is very communicative and works quickly to resolve any issuesmargo was an amazing host super accommodating friendly and especially helpfulmargo was a great host and gave us some recommendations for the areaRead more reviews
Location:it was in the best location close to everythingsubway is a easy short walkvery close to many good restaurants/barsit was in a great location next to the parkit‘s located straight next to the beautiful tompkins square park
7. Romantic Parisian-style apartment
Contrary to East Village’s deep ties with punk rock, this Airbnb rental takes Paris to the heart of the neighborhood. Mood lighting and European-style art and furniture pepper the entire apartment, setting the tone just right for a classy time in Manhattan. Since the property is south-facing, you’ll also enjoy plenty of natural light, especially on bright, sunny days. And the longer you stay, the more you’ll enjoy weekly discounts and bigger savings.
THE LOUVRE MEETS THE HEART OF THE EAST VILLAGENew York, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:decent wifi a perfect sized kitchen plenty of space to put our things and a comfortable bedbed was very comfortable and the ac was a savior during some hot summer daysjanes quaint apartment was perfect for my stayhad a great weekend stay here the apartment was quaint and well decorated had all the necessary basicswe had an amazing week-long stay at jane’s apartment
Cleanliness:place was clean well decorated and exactly as advertiseda cool bohemian decor clean private and very quiet at nightapartment was very clean and very charming - just what i neededi loved jane’s apartment so much - clean comfortable and prettythe apartment was lovely and very clean
Host:thank you jane for being an amazing host and very communicativethe host made the arrangements and check in easy and had wonderful suggestions for dinnergreat area host was very communicative would definitely come here againjane was a super responsive and accommodating host and the place was exactly as advertisedi can’t say enough about it and the great communication with the host janeRead more reviews
Location:excellent location a true nyc experiencegreat park for kids a couple blocks awaythe location was perfect right in the heart of everything and a pretty quick walk to the subwayfantastic location and there's an award winning restaurant right across the streetjane's place is in a great location
8. Fashionable LES apartment
Lower East Side is Manhattan’s eclectic, culturally diverse daughter with amazing nightlife, art spaces, and cultural attractions. And we think this spacious apartment perfectly encapsulates that vibe. The host describes its design to be “Disco meets Chinatown chic,” and you’ll always find eye candy throughout the home. With its inviting corner couch, a dining room full of character, and a luxurious bedroom, it’s hard to pick a favorite spot.
Stay for a week or more to fully enjoy the apartment and some discounts in the process.
Disco meets Chinatown Chic Lower East Side Apt.New York, United StatesSuperhost
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Cleanliness:the space is so clean and stylish
9. UNTITLED at 3 Freeman Alley
Stylish and affordable are the two words that best describe this rental located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It’s located in a building along the iconic Freeman Alley, meaning you’ll only be minutes away from great public art and local eats.
In the Japandi-style studio dubbed the “UNTITLED,” you can rest on a plush, queen-sized bed, and catch up on your favorite shows through the smart TV. Just unwind during your trip’s slower days. If you need an incentive to stay for more than two nights, weekly discounts are available!
UNTITLED at Freeman - Queen Studio 615Superhost
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Amenities & Room:the room was perfect for twothe bed was extremely comfortable
Cleanliness:everything was clean as can bea great stay super clean and lovelythis place is perfect for anyone on budget that wants to stay somewhere comfortable and cleanprime location very uniq place clean and charming
Host:the staff in the building were all warm welcoming and available to answer questionsgreat home base with comfy bedding clean rooms and chill staffRead more reviews
Location:lots of good shops and restaurants close by as wellloved the location of this place studio room was nice and the bed was comfortablegood location and very clean
10. Bright apartment with a garden
Space comes at a premium in Manhattan, and this property with its own private garden is a rare treat. You can head straight to this little slice of heaven directly from the living room. It’s the perfect spot for a morning cup of joe, city sunsets, and intimate alfresco dinners with loved ones. The quiet and private area makes this rental a relaxing hideaway.
This apartment has a minimum stay of four nights but offers discounts when you book for a longer term.
Beautiful Manhattan Apt with Private Garden!New York, United States
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Amenities & Room:great living room with large tv overlooking a quiet gardenbeautiful first floor with tons of space and a bathroomwonderful apartment very spacious great location all top shelf amenities highly recommendbedrooms bathrooms and entire living space extremely comfortableit was a productive space to work in but also comfortable when it was time to relax
Cleanliness:very clean and well-appointed homedominiques home is a gem it’s very clean and so prettywe found it to be clean and very comfortablevery well equipped and very cleanthe house was clean and the kitchen + living area were truly beautiful
Host:dominique was very responsive and an excellent hostbeautiful house and very nice hostdominique was a great host and very responsivedominique was incredibly responsive to all of our questionslast but not least the host has a very mean cleanerRead more reviews
Location:the location is greatexcellent location quiet settingbeautiful place in a great locationgreat access to central park and subway systemit's a nice location and a relatively quiet neighborhood by manhattan standard
Quintessentially New York City
Manhattan (and New York City in general) is one of those places where the accommodations are up to par with its reputation. With this selection of the best short-term rentals in Manhattan, New York, you might even be tempted to extend your stay. Browse our NYC travel guides to create a personalized itinerary to maximize your trip.
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