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Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Harlem, New York, USA - Updated 2020

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Harlem is a historic neighborhood, north of Central Park. It got its name from a Dutch city, where most of the original inhabitants came from. It’s full of character, and famous brownstone walk-ups, perfect for making all your New York dreams come true. There’s so much to see in this neighborhood, but it is also an easily commutable distance from Lower Manhattan, Times Square, and Brooklyn. Scroll down to learn more about the Airbnb vacation rentals in Harlem.

1. Comfortable, cozy room (from USD 65)

This quaint room within a private residence is perfect if you just want a room to crash in. Opposite Marcus Garvey Park, there’s also a pool for your use if you’re in need of a quick dip. Not too far from the house, you’ll find a subway stop, perfect if you want to explore more than just Harlem. This room sleeps two guests and even comes with your own private bathroom. This is perfect if you just want a place to crash at night, whilst you’re out exploring the big apple. Enjoy the walk to Central Park and spend the day wandering around, getting lost.

Comfortable cozy room
New York, United States
193 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room has a good working air conditioning and provides almost everything you need
we had a nice stay in rosaly's apartment
room a bit noisy but very clean
it was an nice little room and we could use the kitchen which was quite convenient
they told me room was clean with clean sheets and towels
it's a really clean and cozy room
the room is clean and warm
the room was clean and quint
this room was exactly as announced clean and comfortable
friendly host makes you feel welcome
rosaly was a really nice host
rosaly was a wonderful host
rosaly was a great host very accommodating friendly eager to help answer any questions we had
rosaly was a great host lovely family
close to underground nice walk to central park
close to the metro easy parking and safe neighbourhood
great location right next to main lines
good location for visiting new york
nice apartment in a great location
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2. A modern apartment close to everything (from USD 149)

Strategically located close to Central Park West and Columbia University, this modern apartment serves as the base for you to start exploring New York City. Public transportation is only steps away from the apartment. Speaking of facilities, the apartment offers one bedroom and one bathroom along with a living room and a kitchen. Recline comfortably on whichever sofa you choose as every sofa or chair is fully reclinable.

Luxury Central Park Apartment close to everything
New York, United States
167 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this ended up being okay because the living room couch opens up into a comfortable bed
huge space for ny apartment
ample closet space beds were comfortable
it was extremely warm in the apartment so we had to have her handyman come install window fan
check in was a breeze and the space is very nice quite and comfortable
everything was clean and plenty of linens
it was clean and safe
quiet and clean
place was clean and spacious for two
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
our host was lovely
and the host hospitality was superb
the hosts were easy to talk with
nice place and the host
bozhena and joanna are wonderful hosts
well located and well equipped
great location comfortable beds close to trains central park
good central location with easy transportation uptown or downtown
the location and price were good
great location trendy interior details
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3. A stunning penthouse (from USD 89)

Perching on the top floor of Brownstone, the penthouse provides easy access to the subway and train as well as major attractions such as Central Park and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Feel comfortable as you can enjoy all the facilities provided. The kitchen is French-inspired and equipped with necessary utensils and appliances. Then, there is a spacious living room that features a library of books and comfortable seating area. Pick a book that you like and enjoy reading it over a cup of hot chocolate. There are three bedrooms available for six people. When you feel that the night is a little bit cold, you can light the fireplace to keep you warm.

Vibrant Brownstone Penthouse Near Central Park
New York, United States
163 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lenox coffee shop also had great breakfast options
style space amenities views suggestions and a super comfortable bed easily the nicest place i have ever airbnb'd
the apartment is beautiful and the host(s) are very attentive
the bed was comfortable and the linen was soft
john's apartment in harlem is a great place to stay to explore new york
great communication and very clean
everything was clean and the equipment very stylish
the apartment is clean elegant perfectly equipped
the apartment was sparkling clean and had everything we needed
space was amazingly clean &kitchen &bathroom were in perfect condition
owners are very pleasant
john is a great and reactive host
great hosts always ready to help
host is very nice and helpful
john was very responsive and accommodating as a host
great apartment close to subway
it was super convenient to public transport and central park
also a great location that was very close to the metro
excellent accomodation conveniently located close to 2 subway stops
location is not too far from central park which is amazing although wouldn’t walk the neighborhood at night
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4. Manhattan, central Harlem (from USD 50)

This is the perfect rental if you want to find somewhere cheap and pretend you’ve got your own apartment in one of the most beautiful boroughs of New York City. There are two single beds in your room, and you have full access to the entire house. There is also a house cat and dog, and the hosts also offer an airport transfer service. The hosts are also very friendly and would be more than happy to give you tips and advice on where to go and where to eat, whilst you’re visiting their home city. This apartment is also close to subway stations, making lower Manhattan and beyond easily accessed.

Private Room in Manhattan
New York, United States
112 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also an air conditioner in the room which was nice during the hot ny summer
the room is great and cozy equipped with it's own refrigerator and microwave
the room was exactly what we hoped and expected
they're so friendly; it's comfortable and safe and the animals are sweet too
the room is nice and spacious with a fridge and a microwave and adorable decor
the room was clean and cozy
excellent communication and a clean room right in the heart of harlem
clean good size bedroom with small fridge and microwave
the room was clean and the bed comfortable
the room was clean and the bed was comfortable
the most friendly host ever
grisula and pablo were excellent hosts
the host made me felt very welcome
our hosts were very friendly and helpful
everyone was friendly and responsive
just wish there was a more comfortable location
nice place close to transit
there are many good restaurants in the neighborhood and very close to both metro and bus
the location was good for my purposes
the location and the price are amazing
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5. The Hideaway Upstairs (from USD 40)

This is the perfect rental for the budget solo traveler. You get your own twin bed in a conveniently located apartment at an affordable price. The apartment is located next to the 1 line, taking you straight into Lower Manhattan, and a short walk away from Columbia University if you want to have a walk around an Ivy League university during your adventures. In this apartment, there is a shared bathroom, and you also have access to the kitchen, and the washer and dryer. The host can also give you the best advice on what you can find, both in the Harlem neighborhood and Manhattan as a whole.

The Hideaway Upstairs
New York, United States
96 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heating is excellent in this apartment
room is everything you need and amazingly quiet and peaceful
you will have your own room with ac although bathroom and kitchen are shared
the twin bed is comfortable
the apartments are quiet old and charming
very clean and quiet
corey's place is clean and cosy
a very well kept place clean and nice
basic accommodation but clean handy for public transport
the room is small but very clean and confortable
cory is a great host
corey is a great host
corey is a great host
corey is a great host
corey is an amazing host he is so friendly and knows how to make you feel at home
great location and easy stay
the location is a bit far but subway station is about 2 blocks away and easy to get
close to the subway and having nice food stores supermarket nearby
the location is good a 7 minute walk from the 1 train
corey's place was perfect the amazing price and the location right next to the public train was ideal
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6. A blue penthouse (from USD 160)

Enjoy the calm and peaceful atmosphere you will get from the dominant blue color that can be found throughout the entire penthouse. Situated in a classic brownstone house of New York City, the penthouse features three comfortable beds that can accommodate four people. The living room has three large windows, from which you can enjoy the beautiful garden at the back. The kitchen comes with modern appliances and utensils in case you want to cook your own breakfast. To keep you entertained, the house provides a collection of DVDs and books.

Blu Penthouse Brownstone 1 BR Harlem Manhattan
New York, United States
121 reviews
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large flat screen tvs with cable dvd library gaming console comfortable furniture etc
fluffy towels quality bedding and functional air conditioning was greatly appreciated
the apartment is lovely with a great living room a kitchen with coffee and tea etc
nice apartment - lots of space nice details and extensive home entertainment options
great size good air conditioning so close to transport links into town
extremely clean and stylish
clean bathroom with plenty of towels and a spacious bedroom with a very comfortable bed
it was comfort and cleanliness
the whole top floor was ours and was impeccably clean
the apartment was very clean
ephraim was a great host
ephraim was an amazing host
ephraim is a gracious host
ephraim is such a nice host
ephraim is an extremely friendly and helpful host
close too public transportation to all attractions in the city
location is great it's close to the subway just walk 5 minutes to station
i chose his place based on the location and excellent reviews
the apartments is great very close to metro station
lovely place in a nice neighborhood and very convenient to walk to the subway
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7. A quiet penthouse (from USD 145)

Situated in a quiet neighborhood, this penthouse is what you need for a relaxed and tranquil stay experience. The house provides five comfortable beds for up to six people. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare your favorite meals. If you need to stay connected with your friends back home, you can freely use the high-speed wireless internet. Lay down on the sofa in the living room and turn on the TV that provides Netflix, Hulu and other premium services.

The Pop! Art Penthouse: safe/quiet/family-friendly
New York, United States
100 reviews
Entire townhouse 5 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really comfortable beds and amenities
the apartment is exa toy as described and met our needs perfectly
has two very good sized doubles and two extremely comfortable fold up beds
i love the style of the rooms and there were plenty of space for a group of 6
very nice and surprisingly large apartment in harlem only half a block from the subway
clean & nice decoration
clean modern and safe
nice quite and clean apartment
clean and double bedrooms with double beds
the place itself was clean and beautiful
and their hospitality and service was one of a kind
they were all very responsive to any questions and concerns
hosts are very attentive and friendly
the hosts were very responsive and we enjoyed our stay
ryan is a great host
the location was really good
matt's apartment has a great location only 2 minute walk to the subway station
cool and convenient location very close to subway
the location is excellent for the price
it's easy to find subway station and little stores
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8. West Harlem apartment (from USD 50)

Harlem really is the best place for budget accommodation in Manhattan. This listing sleeps two guests who have access to a shared bathroom and the living room as well. You also have access to an iron as well, in case you’ve been on the road for too long and just need to refresh your suitcase. The Apollo Theatre is only a five-minute walk away, and there are subway stations just around the corner, making Manhattan easily accessible.

West Harlem- Recently renovated apartment for rent
New York, United States
61 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the apartment was clean and comfortable
the apartament was very clean and we found everything we needed
her apartment is clean and the room is cozy
was very clean it was just those minor inconvenieces
the apartment is really really clean
really nice host really nice place
miki was an amazing host
miki is a really good host
about miki she is a very hospitality host that make all to you feel like own home
she is a very friendly and kind person
the location is amazing
the location is very nice
close to major train lines and very accessible by bus i couldn’t have gotten a better location
very comfortable apartment and close to the subway station
cozy and comfortable room close to public transport
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9. Big, spacious Harlem hideaway

If you’re looking for budget accommodation as close to lower Manhattan as possible, this rental is perfect for you. Columbus Circle, at the bottom of Central Park, is only two stops away, with times square only three stops. There’s room for up to three guests, with a double bed and an air mattress if required. The apartment itself has been recently renovated, with new appliances and hardwood floors. You can even rent this apartment longterm - which is perfect if you get to New York and fall in love! You also have access to the kitchen and living room.

Big, Spacious Harlem Hideaway
Private room 1 Bed 3 Guests

10. Divine one-bedroom suite - Brownstone

If you’re up for luxury, you’ve found a winner here. Featured in the New York Times Home section, this beautiful brownstone terrace will finish off your New York dreams. The owners have spent a lot of time and money working through the house, adding in the best design features, including Mongolian wood and Moroccan tiles. They’ve searched through and found some of the best antique and second-hand furniture available in New York. You can also find a kitchen with basic amenities, so you can cook up some breakfast, make tea and coffee, but with no stove. It’s the perfect excuse to have to head out and find new places every night for dinner. It’s conveniently located near Marcus Garvey Park, near subway stations linking you to Lower Manhattan, and a nice short walk away from Central Park.

Divine 1 Bedroom suite-Brownstone
155 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 2 Guests

11. Private room in a 4-bedroom apartment

Spend your days walking around the Big Apple, before returning to this fifth-floor walk-up, in the center of Harlem. This listing is a private room within a 4 bedroom apartment, the home to three artists. There’s a large living room available to you as well as a fully stocked kitchen, including a coffee bar. They also offer wifi and a multitude of online tv platforms. The subway is only a few minutes’ walk away from the apartment, so you don’t have to travel far before you can explore the city. This vacation rental is extremely affordable for two people, so don’t be afraid to splash out when you’re exploring the city!

1 Bedroom in a 4 Bedroom apartment
55 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

12. Fun and cozy space in central Harlem

You’ll find this apartment not far from the center of Harlem, with the famous Apollo theatre not far from your doorstep. It would be rude not to catch a show whilst you’re here! The apartment is also near two subway stops, taking you straight down through Times Square. This listing is a bedroom within a four-bedroom apartment. You have your own double room, with access to the living room and washing machines, with your room equipped with its own mini fridge. There are other rented rooms within the building, so you’re going to get the great opportunity to meet other travelers whilst you’re on your own adventure.

Fun and Cozy Central Harlem
51 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Guests

13. Private room, NYC

This is the perfect room if you want to be located near Central Park and the Ivy League Columbia University. You get your own room within the apartment, and you also have access to the living room and the kitchen. This home is only a ten-minute walk from Central Park, and a 5-minute walk from the Subway, with Times Square only fifteen minutes away. It’s the best of both worlds - you can explore Harlem to your heart’s content, but with quick and easy access to the rest of the island. There’s also parking available on site as well, which is perfect if this is just a stop on your great American road trip. There’s even a handy washer and dryer.

Private Room NYC
6 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Guests

14. Cozy Manhattan getaway

This is the perfect rental if you want to explore on a budget. The apartment is in a recently renovated building, so you’re living your best life for the fraction of what you would be paying. The room also has a built-in tv, as well as wi-fi. You’ve even got your own mini fridge filled with snacks and treats - you really have been spoilt by your host! You’ve even got a room with a view of the impressive neighboring church.

Cozy Manhattan Getaway
3 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

15. A bright and spacious apartment

Situated within walking distance to Strivers Row, this bright and spacious apartment can accommodate four people. The living room is an excellent spot for you to relax and recharge your energy after a day out exploring the city. Stream your favorite show while you snuggle on the couch. The kitchen is fully equipped with all kinds of utensils and appliances that you may need to prepare a delightful breakfast. You can also enjoy two bedrooms and one bathroom along with access to wireless internet.

Sunny Apartment in Harlem with over 800 sq ft
New York, United States
84 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i appreciated small things like the small iron conveniently placed in the hallway and 3 air conditioning units
great place spacious yet cozy with all the amenities of home
we had a great stay at nicole’s apartment
10/10 would recommend this quaint apartment to first time and frequent visitors
the bed is awesome super plush and cozy
it was clean and she had 2 towels per person
the place was clean and spacious
the apartment was clean and spacious
clean and the room was really nice
it is very clean and well equipped
she was a great host
lindsay was a great host
lindsay was an awesome host
the host was very helpful and accommodated our needs during checkin and checkout
nicole was a great host and replied to our questions really quickly
easy location for public transport
location was also good only a 15-20 minute subway ride to times sq
the location is perfect for the subway and within walking distance of shops and restaurants
perfect location with large room space
great location cozy place to stay
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Easy access to Manhattan

Harlem’s known for its brownstone terraces, making this a must see when you’re in New York. And if you just want to see Lower Manhattan, check out some of these rentals, all of which make Lower Manhattan easily accessible.

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