Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In New Britain, Connecticut - Updated 2024

airbnb New-Britain CT
| 4 min read

Known in the early 20th century as the “Hardware City” and the “Hardware Capital of the World”, when major manufacturers set up their headquarters here, today New Britain goes by the nickname “New Briski”. The city has always welcomed diversity, but the largest among them hail from Poland. New Britain has the largest Polish population of any city in Connecticut, so much so that the city council unanimously dubbed the Broad Street area “Little Poland”.

New Britain consists of many well-manicured public parks, including the historic Walnut Park Hill. Although it is intended as a fitness park, it is also popular for its performance space. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Walnut Park Hill in the same spirit as Central Park, in New York City. There are plenty of good vacation rental options here, through Airbnb - here are our top 10.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 16, 2024.

1. Private room in historical home (from USD 57)

In the heart of Farmington is this historical home. Full of charm and character, the house is set on a 1.4-acre (0.6-hectare) parcel of land. Guests can get views of the city or relax on the deck, which overlooks Rolling Hills. There’s also plenty of outdoor space to stretch out and roam around.

A private room here is ideal for couples or solo travellers, with major malls full of shopping and dining options within a short walking distance away.

Stayed at this property?
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
7.09 km (4.5 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
92 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was nice with a great view
pleasant room in cool historic house with nice views
clean room and private bathroom a/c easy parking central location to a host of amenities a great host
great room with an extremely comfortable bed
the room was as pictured and comfortable
room was clean and comfortable
room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable
i room was clean and accurately described
the bed was clean and comfy
bedroom bathroom and towels are very clean
the host is an extremely polite gentleman who went out of his to make me comfortable
alburn was a great host
great hosts beautiful room
friendly host with a lovely family
alburn and debra were great hosts
great location for what i needed
good location but just okay house
great place close to hartford hospital
alburn's place is beautifully located
really neat old house in the countryside perfect location for uconn health interview
Read more reviews

2. Basement bedroom near UConn (from USD 46)

This is a basement bedroom in Farmington that has a queen bed, plenty of closet space and a large work desk. Guests will have access to the entire house, save for two private bedrooms that the owner uses. The bathroom is shared with another Airbnb guest.

This place is great for students of the University of Connecticut. UConn Med is just a short, five-minute drive away. The owner has a dog that will sometimes be in the kitchen, but guests will not have to worry about the dog being in their room.

Stayed at this property?
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
5.09 km (3.2 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
66 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was clean the sheets were new and the wi-fi was good
wish the tv worked because at end of day i like to see the news
mark upgraded my room for free
nice quiet room to stay in for a few nights
very nice clean and comfortable
the room was big clean and quiet
there is a guest bathroom that is kept very clean
the room was clean
the room is beautiful and clean
great host and hospitality thank you mark for your kindness
mark was a great host
very great host impeccable candor
he is really a good host
always a great host as well as jean as a caretaker
great location for me to many of the different hospitals
a great place and very close to my work
quiet house and restful sleep
a good place at a good price
Read more reviews

3. Personal room in a quiet area (from USD 59)

With a queen bed, large, comfy sofa and plenty of storage space, this personal room has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Aside from the owner’s private bedrooms, guests will have access to the entire house, from their large living room to the kitchen. Guests may use the latter for any DIY meals, but cleaning up is a must. If you prefer not to cook, dining, shopping and nightlife options are all but a short distance away.

Stayed at this property?
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
4.26 km (2.7 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom is really nice and updated and i loved that she had coffee ready in the morning
i particularly enjoyed the comfortable bed and the modern kitchen which i used for breakfasts
we were in hartford to look for apartments and she gave us some useful tips about the city
we were provided with clean towels and linen
very clean and well kept interiors and comfortable stay overall
the place was really nice and clean
the house was very clean and comfortable and the bed was great
lata's place was clean safe and a great place to stay
she is kind and lovely
she was very friendly and eager to help
lata is a great host
she is very friendly and helpful
lata is a fantastic host
great location for activities at ccsu
there's also a park nearby if you like to walk in the morning
it has a nice park and a lake at walking distance
the neighbourhood was safe and beautiful
her space is clean pleasant and modern right near ccsu and a short walk from stanley park
Read more reviews

4. One-bedroom apartment with pond views (from USD 124)

Located in the middle of Hartford and New Haven is this beautiful countryside home. You will have the entire apartment to yourself, outfitted with a cosy living area and with a large TV and a kitchen, for all your cooking needs.

The house has a veranda, which overlooks a pond, giving you wonderful views in any season. The Amtrak station is also just around the corner. If you’re a baseball fan, the New Britain Bees Baseball Stadium is less than a mile (1.6 km) from the apartment.

Stayed at this property?
Berlin, Connecticut, United States
3.73 km (2.4 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
75 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice perks - internet and direct tv in both bedroom and living room
the electric fireplace in the sitting room was a nice touch
sally & pete made me feel welcome and comfortable
awesome the bed is extra comfortable with a temper-pedic mattress and high-end linens
the room was excellent better than expected and much better than a hotel room
quiet clean and cozy
just as described and very clean and warm as as well
the apartment was clean well maintained and stocked with the essentials
my husband and i enjoyed staying this clean neat and comfortable home
parking getting in/out of the apartment and cleanliness where also excellent
they where wonderful hosts
owners were good people
they were extremely accommodating and friendly
very generous hosts - going above and beyond
they are wonderful hosts -- super responsive and also respectful of your privacy
the location has easy access to highways and local attractions
the location on the pond is so relaxing and nice
cozy apartment in a peaceful location
close to a lot of nice biking hiking and exploring
perfect location and comfy space for my long stay
Read more reviews

5. Private room in a condominium apartment in a quaint neighbourhood (from USD 75)

It’s close to urban recreation, like the Westfarms Mall (just three minutes away), but this apartment is part of a quaint, quiet community, surrounded by trees. The private guest room is located at the back of the condo and has a queen bed and plenty of space for guests. The bathroom isn’t ensuite, but it will only be used by the guest. There is light refreshments in the kitchen and guests are welcome to use any cooking equipment to cook their own food.

Stayed at this property?
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
5.79 km (3.6 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
79 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and there were plenty of amenities and thoughtful touches to the space
the room was beautiful and completely furnished with every imaginable creature comfort
she is a super hostess the amenities and room are excellent
the room was incredibly comfortable and quiet
brittany's "the spot" was wonderful it's in a charming quiet area and the bedroom is warm and cozy
clean quiet and peaceful
my stay was wonderful very clean precise communication spacious room everything was great
fantastic all the way around the space was clean comfortable and quiet
the place is exquisite sparkling clean and nicely decorated
her place is flawless super clean and confortable
she was the perfect host
brittany was such a wonderful host
you guys were amazing hosts
she is an amazing host very flexible friendly and easy going
now the host brittany is absolutely super
great location close to shopping restaurants and highways
a hope scroch away to q shopping mall and restaurants
great location close to shopping restaurants and highway access
awesome place to stay very friendly host and incredibly great location as well room is super cute also
great location only 10 minutes from my school in avon and very affordable :-)
Read more reviews

6. Basement bedroom near UConn - Room #2 (from USD 36)

This listing is in the same house as our fourth pick. Apart from the minor details, this room isn’t much different from the other. You get a queen bed, a large leather couch and a large work desk. Access to the entire house will also be given, where you can make use of the kitchen and living room. The bathroom will be shared if there is a guest staying in the other room.

Stayed at this property?
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
5.12 km (3.2 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
35 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i stayed in the queen bed in the basement and i really liked it
my first bnb stay great price very clean safe parking
nice clean spacious and maximum privacy
very nice hosts clean quiet place to shower/sleep
mark has a nice safe and clean place in great location
mark was a great host
the host was really nice and the puppy was friendly
he provides his guests with the best and he is very kind man
manager jean and sam are friendly too
reasonable cost to stay mark is very hospitable and friendly and knowledgeable about the area
really enjoyed my time at mark's place
really a great place to stay
great place to stay
Read more reviews

7. Newly furnished, three-bedroom apartment (from USD 159)

This is a newly-furnished apartment that takes up the entire top floor of a raised ranch. Located just minutes from the I-84, the house has hardwood floors, ceiling fans and a new, fully-equipped kitchen, with high-end appliances. There is also a back porch that overlooks a big backyard, for a nice Sunday picnic.

The house has three bedrooms and can sleep up to six guests. Guests will get a keypad code, so they are welcome to check in anytime. There is a tenant on the lower level, so guests will be asked to be considerate of their neighbours, after a set time at night.

Stayed at this property?
Plainville, Connecticut, United States
5.93 km (3.7 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
348 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
extra full size mattress was very comfortable and the kids fought over who would sleep on it
it was comfortable and fit our needs for the weekend
all of the beds were super comfortable
comfortable and plenty of space
very clean and parking available
very clean and roomy space
great environment and clean house
very clean roomy and comfortable
very clean and well set up
jeffrey was a super host
jeffrey is a great host
jeffrey was a responsive and knowledgeable host
great response on part of host to problems as occurring
jeff is a great host
great place and location for what we needed
very nice property located in close proximity to restaurants stores etc
quiet good neighborhood and close to everywhere we wanted to explore
the location was perfect for our daughter's wedding
good central location with lots of great things to do not too far away
Read more reviews

8. Lovely, two-bedroom apartment (from USD 135)

Close to all the major shopping areas is this lovely, well-designed apartment. Featuring two bedrooms, the apartment is close to the West Hartford town centre and the Westfarms Mall. The University of Connecticut is also just a short drive away. The apartment itself is on Farmington Avenue, in a quiet residential area.

Stayed at this property?
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
3.89 km (2.5 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
177 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wi-fi comfy couch and beds
nice amenities; amazon prime and sling tv access
kitchen was quite well-equipped and furniture (including bed) comfortable
the couch is super comfortable as is the bed
fast wifi excellent smart tv with cable dedicated driveway parking and comfortable beds
its clean and got plenty of space
the place was impeccably and immaculately clean
the apartment was clean and comfortable
the place was clean attractive - great kitchen
clean easy check in good communication and confortable
ken was a great host
ken was a great host
ken was a good host
ken is a great host
nevertheless ken is a great host and we appreciated the hospitality
the location of this house is great
nice place close to everything
a nice neighborhood with everything close by
the neighborhood was very safe and close to everything
nice location with easy access to the highway
Read more reviews

9. Sunny, one-bedroom condominium apartment

Ideal for those travelling in small groups, this one-bedroom apartment is on the third floor of a 40-unit condo. It was designed with large windows to take advantage of the natural lighting. The apartment has a bedroom with queen bed, a living area and a small kitchen, with a stove, microwave, coffeemaker and refrigerator.

If you are travelling with more than two people, the sofa can be pulled out to become a queen bed. If you’re driving, the I-84 is close by. Recreational places, like West Hartford, Westfarms Mall and the Stanley Golf Course are also in the area.

Stayed at this property?
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
4.77 km (3.0 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
186 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i appreciated the coffee and basket of breakfast items
the kitchen was great and amenities provided were top notch
this well furnished and clean apartment includes all the necessary amenities and pleasant décor
there was a flatscreen tv with roku for entertainment
i stayed her for about 3 months during a rotation for school and felt very comfortable
super clean and spacious
the apartment was super clean and smelled amazing
it’s clean spacious and comfortable
property was clean and well kept
very modern clean and comfortable
our host was most welcoming
lisa was such an amazing host she answered all our questions swiftly
responsive and helpful to questions and requests
lisa was a great host
lisa was an absolutely wonderful host from the beginning of the process to the end
the location is perfect
this is the perfect central new britain location to stay
very nice condo great location
close to the highway just a few minutes away from great locations shops and restaurants
wonderful place - very comfortable and great location
Read more reviews

10. Private room in the West End

Just 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from downtown Hartford and West Hartford Center is this snazzy West End apartment. Guests will get a private room that has a queen bed, 40-inch TV with Netflix, comfy sofa and work desk, all with plenty of space to stretch out.

The entire house is tastefully designed, with high ceilings, hardwood floors and beautiful furnishings. Guests will have access to all the common areas, like the living room and kitchen. The owner is really friendly and, if not working, he would be happy to even drive you around town to show you his best recommendations.

Stayed at this property?
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
13.36 km (8.4 mi) from Walnut Hill Park
219 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable apartment with a stunning kitchen- felt like coming home
we loved our stay in hartford and max's place was an amazing overnight stay- beautiful and cozy
max's apartment was perfect for my brief stay in hartford
max’s place was one of the most comfortable we have ever stayed in
the apartment is nice well equipped and super cozy i greatly enjoyed my stay
very clean and amazing decor
the room is clean and comfortable
the space was very clean and organized
max's place was very clean and tidy
it was clean max was great with his communication and accommodating us
max was very accommodating with answer questions and making sure everything went smoothly for my stay
max was a great host and always quick to respond to any questions i had
max was a fantastic host
max was a wonderful host- very responsive accommodating and kind
a very considerate and kind host
the location is perfect
excellent and convenient location 2 minutes walk to public transport
max's place was excellent it's located in a centralized area close to a lot of restaurants and stores
the place was a great location for my business travel
this is a wonderful place to stay great location and awesome place
Read more reviews

Something different

With a nice mix of nature and urban recreation, New Britain offers something you don’t often get. It’s a nice change of pace and you’ll never be too far from personal comforts, with its more than adequate town centre and shopping options.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.


Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use your data

Ryan, a dedicated writer and traveler, is either on flights or at the airport terminals in pursuit of his next destination. He holds the conviction that travel serves as an antidote to terrorism,...Read more

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore New Britain
Good things are meant to be shared!
Back to top
Visited any of these places? Click this button to activate our "Add a Tip" feature to share your experience.