Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Chelsea, New York City - Updated 2023


Not much can match the excitement of New York City. Brimming with full-throttle energy, it is one of the most exhilarating cities in the world. And adding to the adventure is the neighborhood of Chelsea. Known as Manhattan’s art district, Chelsea is filled with more than 200 snazzy art galleries set in former factories. This post-industrial, hip, gay-friendly community boasts a great nightlife, fabulous food scene, namely the spectacular Chelsea Market, and so much more. Besides being surrounded by luxury high-rises, townhouses, and low-rise apartment buildings, Chelsea also offers green spaces. Check out the unique High Line Park, an elevated linear park that’s built on a historic freight rail line. So, if you’re ready to experience the thrill of New York’s Chelsea neighborhood by day and chill at night in one of these top Airbnb vacation rentals, read on.

1. Modern holiday apartment with free Wi-Fi (from USD 430)

Newly renovated and minutes away from Chelsea Market, The Highline Park, and Times Square, this one-bedroom apartment is done in a pristine shade of all-white. The queen bed ensures a good night’s rest. You can decompress in the chic bathtub at the end of a long day of sightseeing. The rooms are bathed in sunlight and are equipped with air conditioning.

There is a smart TV equipped on the bedroom wall and you can keep it for bedtime viewing. Business guests will find the laptop-friendly work desk helpful for work meetings and Zoom calls. Free WiFi keeps you connected with loved ones back home. You can curl up in front of the fireplace and retreat to a good read with a glass of wine.

The sleek kitchen along with a breakfast bar can be used for a rewarding culinary experience. Cars can be parked across the street for free.

Rental unit in New York · ★4.75 · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
New York, United States
278 reviews  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
simple amenities to make the stay comfortable
efficient ac window unit for warmer days space heater for cold days—bff and i stayed in nov
excellent place super comfortable bed and air mattress for two guests
quality mattress and bedding made for comfortable nights sleep
very bright and comfortable - was aware about the stairs and we managed okay
just like in the pictures very clean and well equipped
lots of room and very clean
eric’s place was amazing great area clean apartment with the most comfortable bed
the place was clean and obviously cared for and we were more than comfortable in the space
the apartment is clean and fresh but there must be some smokers in the building
great comms with the owner throughout
hosts helpful and friendly
the host was also super helpful and communicative
eric was a great host and extremely responsive
eric is a wonderful host and we loved our stay
cute studio apartment in fabulous location
great location and couldn’t be more central
great location for sightseeing
fantastic location for exploring the city
this place was the perfect location close to everything
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2. Exquisite rental near Whitney Museum (from USD 668)

Nestled in an 1880 Greek Revival townhouse and only a few blocks away from Whitney Museum, this apartment was recently restored into a chic Airbnb. While retaining its old-world charm, it comes equipped with all the modern comforts of home. The comfy beds guarantee a peaceful slumber. Bed linen is supplied. You can use a wardrobe along with a chest of drawers for storage.

The living area offers a great lounging spot. You can relax on the cushy sofa with a book from the shelves or watch your favorite Netflix show on the high-definition TV. There is a ping-pong table for recreation. The unit has a travel crib and a high chair that makes it so much easier for new parents. Guests can prepare hearty meals in the functional kitchen.

Townhouse in New York · ★4.92 · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
New York, United States
306 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms are all good size the beds are comfortable and the a/c works great
we really enjoyed our stay at vanessa’s garden apartment in chelsea
very well equipped (the kitchen has it all ) pictures are very accurate
not hesitation to fully recommend vanessa’s apartment to discover and enjoy the best of new york city
the apartment is nice and roomy with a nice bathroom and kitchen
nice clean apartment and spacious
overall the apartment was spacious clean and we felt well accommodated
what a wonderful apartment plenty of room and super clean
great location very clean comfortable and spacious
the bathroom is clean and functional and the large living room/kitchen and garden are all a great bonus
our host was very accommodating and responsive
vanessa is a great host with a lovely apartment
vanessa was a very communicative and caring host
wonderful stay very family friendly as well
great location and spacious apartment
the location is great and close to a subway entrance
nice flat in a great location
a lovely flat in a fantastic location
great location perfect all around
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3. Beautiful apartment in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 525)

Situated in a quiet neighborhood on the fringes of the fashionable West Village, this one is exquisitely furnished with warm colors, brick walls, and wood furniture that lend a lot of character to it. There is a washing machine and iron parked in the unit for laundry needs.

An HDTV lets you unwind with your favorite show while you knock back a drink or two. If you are visiting during the colder months, you can cozy up by the fireplace. Fast WiFi lets you have a smooth day of remote work if needed. There is a lovely patio where you can savor your morning coffee while taking in the sights of the vibrant streetscape. The host greets you and shows you around upon your arrival.

Rental unit in New York · ★4.95 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
New York, United States
24 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and fast wifi
the bed is comfortable and the balcony just perfect
host was great and provided solid suggestions
all this is provided by a great host who makes sure the stay is a great experience
the place was amazing and exactly how it is described lawrence was an amazing host
one of the best airbnb’s i’ve ever stayed in and lawrence is so friendly highly recommended
top notch place at a great location well connected with the rest of the city trains
place is comfortable to stay in with great options nearby to go out
would definitely book this place again
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4. Bohemian holiday home with a lovely patio (from USD 199)

Set in one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in New York, this charming one-bedroom apartment can comfortably accommodate couples, solo travelers, and business guests.

Decorated in bohemian style, the air-conditioned spaces exude a unique style. Business travelers can make use of the nook in the common space equipped with free WiFi for work calls and meetings. You can start your day with freshly brewed coffee in the coffee maker. Savor the joys of reading on the lovely patio while the evening breeze rests on you. Cars can be parked across the street at no surcharge.

Rental unit in New York · ★4.85 · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath
New York, United States
33 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was cozy and clean and filled with art from around the world
the apt was clean and cozy
great location in manhattan clean everything one could need in ny
place was very clean and comfortable and the host was responsive
owner was easy to communicate with
really great host and accesible
brandon is a very responsive host
brandon is an attentive and accommodating host who responds quickly and helpfully
thank you brandon for hosting us
great location for the pride parade really close to great restaurants and shops
great location next to many bars and restaurants
the location cannot be beat it is in easy walking distance of the village and midtown
great spot in a perfect location to see the city
it’s in a perfect location and is bright and airy
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5. Cozy retreat guest rooms

Have a unique experience in this hostel-style, recently renovated pod room. This room is simple, clean, and although small, is centered around a very large common area that offers free WiFi. The bathroom is shared. Found in the center of Chelsea, this accommodation is within walking distance to Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, High Line Park, and the Theater District. The host displays a great deal of heart by donating the room’s profits to provide hot meals to the city’s homeless. Guests can contribute to this charitable endeavor, if they choose to, by helping to distribute the meals for two hours, once during their visit. As a thank you, the host will offer you a discounted price. Guests get to enjoy their time in New York and feel good about helping others.

Individual Cubicle Room in NYC/not shared/just you
New York, United States
159 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in hostel 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the included self-serve vegetarian breakfast was a nice touch and i met some interesting people while eating
great breakfast for free (coffee tea cereals organic oatmeal breads nut butters fresh fruit and berries etc)
great place to stay if you don't mind very small rooms with open ceiling
i'm a fan of cozy spaces and this was a dream setup
although the place looked full i never had a problem waiting for the bathroom or anything
the hostel was clean orderly and welcoming
the place is very clean
this place is cozy and very clean
the common spaces are clean and everything works well
the room was small but just what i needed and clean
the hosts and staff were great
the staff was supremely friendly
the staff are all very kind and helpful
everyone is very helpful
the hosts were extra nice very helpful and accommodating
the location is ideally situated near subway times square and shopping malls
it was good location only 3min walk to penn station and manhattan
the location of the house is very good
the location was perfect approx
it's well located walking distance to many attractions restaurants groceries shopping areas metro and train stations
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6. Compact Chelsea retreat rooms

For those travelers on a budget, this is a great choice. It’s in the center of Chelsea and walking distance to Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, High Line Park, and Theater District. This hostel-style individual pod room offers comfort, coziness, and silence. The room is well lit and the single bed is comfortable. The room, common lounge area, shared bathroom, and communal kitchen are very clean. Enjoy a discounted price on your room if you help serve food to the city’s homeless for a couple of hours once during your stay. Free WiFi is available along with crisp clean sheets, pillows, towels, and blankets. The host is on-site 24/7 to ensure guests are happy and well taken care of.

Individual Cubicle Room in NYC/not shared/just you
New York, United States
150 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in hostel 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi works pretty well in my "room"
the room is small (as you can see in the photo) and the common space is very nice
room is as advertised and has a comfortable bed
fantastic location and great value price your private space is small but sufficient for sleeping and comfortable
not many frills and a little dated but an excellent value-both safe and comfortable
small but peacedul and clean
clean quiet and very welcoming
it was quiet and clean and safe
it was so clean and the fruit was gorgeous
the facility is clean; bathroom and bedrooms alike
the staff was very nice
everyone at interfaith was kind and welcoming and hospitable
alex is an excellent host very nice
the hosts were very nice (especially when i messed up with check-out time) and easily accessible
alex is kind and always greeting with a smile
great location and great value
location is good near penn stn
great location for easy access to manhattan
great location with many things nearby
the location for the price is great
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7. Chelsea Cabins (NYC)

Non-meat eaters will feel at home in this brightly designed vegetarian and non-smoking establishment. A one-of-a-kind accommodation in New York, it offers single cabin accommodation in a hostel-style environment. The photos are an accurate representation of this quaint compact cabin, that boasts a soft twin bed, quiet atmosphere, and a clean, orderly space. Extra luggage storage is free of charge, and there’s a complimentary breakfast comprised of organic teas, coffee, bread, cereals, fruits, and a choice of regular milk or almond milk. The property is only accessible by stairs, so travelers with mobility issues should take this into consideration. WiFi, heating, air conditioning, hair dryer, shampoo, and bath essentials are available.

Chelsea Cabins (NYC)
New York, United States
128 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fresh fruit and coffee for breakfast i would definitely stay again
the room was thoughtfully made to maximize all the space
i’m only 6ft but the bed was small as well
the rooms are very small but ok for sleeping
good for the price expect a small room and bed as per the picture
everything was very clean
room was small but clean and cozy
bathroom clean (didnt see shower)
the room was small but very clean
clean safe friendly and fun
staff is very good
the staff is super nice and accommodating
the hosts were very nice and accommodating
everyone was nice and helpful
the volunteers are very nice and helpful
really cool location in chelsea
the location is excellent
location was perfect for my needs
the location is amazing almost next to pen
the location is v central perfect for all the sights
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8. Splendid private room in downtown Manhattan

Located in the center of Chelsea, this lodging is perfect for solo or business travelers. Very stylish, orderly, and clean, this one bedroom apartment has a cushy twin-size bed with luxury bedding, flat-screen TV with cable, WiFi, large shower/ tub, closet, and stacking bins for extra storage. Hardwood floors and pretty rugs add to the attractiveness and the kitchen is small but spotless with every standard feature. With just steps from the Flatiron district, West Village, High Line, art galleries, and Whitney Museum, this accommodation exceeds expectations. In addition, most major subway lines are within blocks.

Private Room in Downtown Manhattan
New York, United States
296 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice room in a nice apt
the place itself was comfortable and quiet
very clean and tidy
super clean and stylish
super clean and very stylish
crystal clean modern and stylish
everything was really clean and neat
james was a fantastic host
james was an excellent host
james is a great host
james is a great host
james is a great host
the location is perfect
great central location and beautiful apartment
the location was perfect
perfect location and a few blocks to the subway
building in a great location
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9. Cozy room in a charming, spacious apartment

Showcasing many nice accents like hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and an attractive non-working, but ornate fireplace, this accommodation in the heart of Chelsea oozes beauty and charm. The private room is one of three in the apartment, and what the room lacks in space it more than makes up for in snug comfort. There’s a wonderful double bed. Large windows in the common areas provide plenty of natural light. The cute kitchen has an intimate 2-person breakfast bar, standard appliances, and every piece of cookware and utensil. With its alluring ambiance, decor, and wall-width projector for watching movies, this lodging is ideal for entertaining guests. WiFi, city views, a good workspace, shampoo, and bath essentials are available.

Cozy room in a charming, spacious apartment
New York, United States
17 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
everything was perfect location people clean room clean shower room
the apartment is really nice super clean and the people living there are very friendly and helpful
lovely space kind people all around good stay
i never saw josh but he was very responsive via text
the location is amazing
the location is awesome and almost everything you may need is just walking distance away
josh’s apartment is in a great location
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10. A cozy luxurious modern house

This is a cozy luxurious one-bedroom house that is located in a lovely vibrant neighborhood. It is a modern stone house that features stylish and contemporary décor. The dining and living areas share the same space. The living area is furnished with a flat-screen TV, a comfy sofa, and a table. The bedroom is bright and beautifully furnished with a cozy double bed and one sofa bed. The kitchen is well-equipped with high-quality modern appliances. The house has Wi-Fi and a bathroom that comes with towels and toiletries.

Cozy, Luxury, Modern Stone Chelsea Apartment
New York, United States
69 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. Private & cozy room

This darling accommodation is on a tranquil tree-lined street. This private room in a multi-bedroom apartment is very inviting with eye-catching artwork on the walls and a comfortable queen-size bed. The rental offers lovely architectural details, hardwood floors, and great splashes of color. The bathroom, spacious living and dining rooms, and kitchen are shared spaces. This 3 flight walk-up is a block from High Line, 3 blocks from Chelsea Market & the Meatpacking District. Access anywhere in the city with the A, C, E, and L trains just a few blocks away. Several fantastic restaurants are literally at your doorstep.

Private & Cozy Room for Sublet Heart of CHELSEA
63 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

12. Prime, spacious Chelsea sublet

This renovated ground floor apartment offers shiny hardwood floors and a nice subtle decor. The private room has a nice double bed, dressed in plush soft bedding. Guests have access to the kitchen and its standard appliances as well as the elegant bathroom. Subway lines are just around the corner, and so are grocery stores such as Whole Foods. Found in a central location, this space is surrounded by well-known New York neighborhoods like the West Village, Gramercy, Meatpacking District, Madison Square Park, High Line Park, and Union Square. Cable TV, WiFi, air conditioning, and comfy furniture are provided.

Prime Chelsea Sublet | Spacious
26 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

13. Cozy room in great Chelsea location

Mingle with the locals at a location that’s in the center of it all. This private room in a top-notch apartment is close to several subway lines and many of Manhattan’s choice neighborhoods. This room provides a brand new memory foam mattress, nice closet with mirror, and window AC unit. Wifi, TV, clean sheets, and fresh towels are also included. This accommodation is a 5 flight walk-up, and other guests lodge in this 4 room apartment. The living room area is comfy with polished hardwood floors, and the kitchen is spacious with lots of counter space, plus first-rate appliances. Awesome galleries are just 1 to 2 blocks away. The locale is near lively nightlife, restaurants, and bars. High Line Park and the Chelsea Market are within walking distance.

GREAT Location in Chelsea!
375 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

14. Sensational stay in the heart of NYC

Surrounded by so many of New York City’s grandest attractions, this homey room in an older walk-up residence, with 10 foot (3.04 meter) tall ceilings, is where all the action is. Near Madison Square Garden, The High Line, Times Square, The New York City Public Library and more, this accommodation places you close to the best sites in New York. It offers a comfy queen-size bed with cozy bedding and storage space. There’s a spacious walk-in closet and eclectic decor. Guests have access to the full kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Extra amenities include a 40 inch HDTV, WiFi, ceiling fan, air conditioning window unit, heating, and rainfall shower. The neighborhood also has grocery stores, charming shops, and plenty of public transit options.

Stay in The Heart of NYC
New York, United States
134 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

15. Private apartment with garden

Want a taste of Old New York, then stay at this 19th-century brownstone that boasts a safe neighborhood and several delicious restaurants. Guests are also within strolling distance of Broadway, Times Square, Madison Square Garden, as well as the West Chelsea Art Gallery District. Get anywhere in the city easily with 3 subway lines within 3 blocks. This amazing studio apartment is cozy and has an attractive brick fireplace, hardwood floors, and access to a nice rooftop terrace. New, fresh towels and linens are provided, along with internet, TV, air conditioning, and laundry. Overnight parking can be found within a 5-minute walk.

Priv Apt,Garden,BBQ,A/C,BigTV,for 4
New York, United States
435 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment was great and just as advertised with many amenities we didn’t even utilize
comfort factors: excellent a/c good water pressure great shower good bed
the apartment was very warm and secure with alot of space for 2 people
the place was comfortable for three
the studio is comfortable and had everything we needed
the flat was very clean and plenty of towels were provided
plenty of towels and clean linens were provided
the apartment was clean and the bed was comfortable
the place was clean and had everything i needed
the place was clean and had everything i needed
jon is a great host
john was an excellent host
jon was very responsive
jon was a super responsive helpful host
jon was quick to respond to questions and needs; he's a great host
great location within central ny
best location and can walk everywhere
fantastic location just a couple blocks from penn station
great location within walking distance to transportation and restaurants
great place very central location
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A unique vibe

All of New York City’s neighborhoods possess a unique vibe, and Chelsea is no exception. With a large variety of eateries, Chelsea is the perfect area to restaurant hop, and its many fashionable boutiques will surely place you in a shop-til-you-drop mode. You’ll certainly get your fill of culture with the many world-class art galleries and Chelsea’s locale makes it an easy commute to anywhere in Manhattan. So when planning a trip to “the city that never sleeps”, make sure you book your slumber site at this energetic west side hub that offers some of the best Airbnb accommodations in the city.

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