10 Best Short-Term Rentals In Manhattan, New York - Updated 2023


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 bath
New York, United States
161 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
while we were there nyc was having a heat wave and the air conditioning was a lifesaver
terrific location and bellmen nicely appointed apartment with desk for work; very clean
the place was super clean and the communication was on point
very clean and secure building
the airbnb itself was clean cozy and quiet
my wife was especially impressed with the cleanliness of the apartment
it was incredibly neat and clean
sasha was a wonderful host
sasha was a great host
sasha is a very nice host
really friendly concierge and doorman
sasha was a welcoming host and building staff were very nice and helpful
excellent location and personable doormen
the location was ideal for us and close to many major attractions
great location and place to stay
the location was perfect for me - centrally located for business + pleasure
the place is conveniently located in midtown and walking distance to many places of interest and business district
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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 baths
New York, United States
202 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 5 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

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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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 rooms
New York, United States
60 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
its spacious rooms the interior design and the facilities makes for a perfect trip to new york
great location very clean great people the rooftop is amazing l
immaculate and perfectly appointed with no clutter and extremely spacious home
the place was spacious convenient and very well appointed
alexis was a good host
alexis is a great host and she has been very helpful
alexis and mara were great hosts they were very welcoming flexible in arrangements and it was a lovely stay
alexis is great at hosting
the location is great
subway and bus is easy to access nearby
great location very comfortable and quiet
the location offers so much including great restaurants and bars museums & central park
great location alexis was great
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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 SQ
New York, United States
174 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the main bath is well designed and the powder room is a nice addition
it was a fantastic trip and we enjoyed very much rich & patricia apartment
great kitchen bedrooms bathrooms and a warm and welcoming living room
rich and pat's apartment was fantastic
amazing stay apartment was clean spacious and quiet
place was very clean and great for our group of 3
very nice place clean and a lot of supplies extra sheets towels kitchen items
the apartment was really cozy and clean
amazing location and clean we had a great stay with no issues
they were great host
hosts were responsive to inquiries
the hosts are easy to contact professional and are very kind
hosts were great about checking in prior to and after arriving and were very accommodating
the check in and out was easy and the hosts were great communicators
great location close to time square without the noise
fantastic location and great space
location location location super conveniently located minutes away from times square and theaters
awesome location to restaurants times square and subway transportation
great location and nice bathrooms
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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 States
69 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the king size bed mattress is comfortable
the 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 here
this is a beautiful light filled & spacious apartment in a great location
the bedroom is super spacious same with the bathroom and living room
clean new great bathroom extremely quiet
the place was clean and the pictures don’t do it justice
it's very spacious and very clean
the place is sparkling clean spacious comfortable and very safe
super clean place very nice place to stay place looks a lot better than pictures
the host was very responsive
geraldo was a great host
fab was always attentive and responded my questions timely
the bed is spacious and comfortable and geraldo's assistant fabricio is very responsive
great location close to union square
located on a nice quiet street
great location as it’s right there in union square
lovely place in amazing location super quiet secure and central to everything
the location is absolutely fantastic super close to many subways in union square restaurants stores etc
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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 Flat
New York, United States
72 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is really nice a lot of light quite and cosy
the apt was very spacious and comfortable
huge windows make it incredibly luminous and the space more than ample and comfortable
nice kitchen with all the utensils you need
all was clean
the apartment is old but clean spacious and well equipped
really nice apartment clean and cosy in a super neighbour
her place is clean and decorated in a lovely and delicate zen way
tons of restaurants and bars steps away as well as markets and laundry/dry clean options
margo was a super helpful host had tons of awesome recommendations
margo is a fantastic host
margo is very communicative and works quickly to resolve any issues
margo was an amazing host super accommodating friendly and especially helpful
margo was a great host and gave us some recommendations for the area
it was in the best location close to everything
subway is a easy short walk
very close to many good restaurants/bars
it was in a great location next to the park
it‘s located straight next to the beautiful tompkins square park
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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.

New York, United States
284 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
decent wifi a perfect sized kitchen plenty of space to put our things and a comfortable bed
bed was very comfortable and the ac was a savior during some hot summer days
janes quaint apartment was perfect for my stay
had a great weekend stay here the apartment was quaint and well decorated had all the necessary basics
we had an amazing week-long stay at jane’s apartment
place was clean well decorated and exactly as advertised
a cool bohemian decor clean private and very quiet at night
apartment was very clean and very charming - just what i needed
i loved jane’s apartment so much - clean comfortable and pretty
the apartment was lovely and very clean
thank you jane for being an amazing host and very communicative
the host made the arrangements and check in easy and had wonderful suggestions for dinner
great area host was very communicative would definitely come here again
jane was a super responsive and accommodating host and the place was exactly as advertised
i can’t say enough about it and the great communication with the host jane
excellent location a true nyc experience
great park for kids a couple blocks away
the location was perfect right in the heart of everything and a pretty quick walk to the subway
fantastic location and there's an award winning restaurant right across the street
jane's place is in a great location
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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 States
30 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the space is so clean and stylish
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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 615
32 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was perfect for two
the bed was extremely comfortable
everything was clean as can be
a great stay super clean and lovely
this place is perfect for anyone on budget that wants to stay somewhere comfortable and clean
prime location very uniq place clean and charming
the staff in the building were all warm welcoming and available to answer questions
great home base with comfy bedding clean rooms and chill staff
lots of good shops and restaurants close by as well
loved the location of this place studio room was nice and the bed was comfortable
good location and very clean
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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
97 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great living room with large tv overlooking a quiet garden
beautiful first floor with tons of space and a bathroom
wonderful apartment very spacious great location all top shelf amenities highly recommend
bedrooms bathrooms and entire living space extremely comfortable
it was a productive space to work in but also comfortable when it was time to relax
very clean and well-appointed home
dominiques home is a gem it’s very clean and so pretty
we found it to be clean and very comfortable
very well equipped and very clean
the house was clean and the kitchen + living area were truly beautiful
dominique was very responsive and an excellent host
beautiful house and very nice host
dominique was a great host and very responsive
dominique was incredibly responsive to all of our questions
last but not least the host has a very mean cleaner
the location is great
excellent location quiet setting
beautiful place in a great location
great access to central park and subway system
it's a nice location and a relatively quiet neighborhood by manhattan standard
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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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