Ultimate Airbnb guide to New York City, Seattle, San Diego and Chicago


Airbnb has become a popular lodging option for travelers due to the system’s numerous benefits and its flexibility when searching for a place to stay. We’ve examined four major cities – NYC, Seattle, San Diego, and Chicago – and pinpointed some of the most credible and best-reviewed spots for your next vacation via Airbnb.

Airbnb NYC

Those who are looking to travel to New York City and avoid unfavorable hotel prices which are often found in touristy areas should consider one of these Airbnb home rentals. All three are in prime locations located in New York’s greatly favored Midtown Manhattan, allowing vacationers to live more like a local and optimize their experience in the Big Apple.

1. An Apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan

Located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, this $110/night 1-bedroom apartment can accommodate up to 3 guests. The rental includes the entire apartment, with two beds and one bath. Most reviews of this apartment highlight its favorable location and well as a reported easy check-in and check-out process alluding to the host’s hospitality. While this vacation rental has a tighter availability window, dates start opening up in October 2019.

2. Midtown Apartment near U.N. and Central Park

Minutes from Central Park, this spacious, classic 1990s built townhouse is in a quiet neighborhood which suits up to 5 guests and includes one bedroom, two beds, and one bath. To add, the place has common spaces where guests can use alternative sleeping arrangements to make themselves comfortable. The majority of guests who have stayed here praise the apartment’s cleanliness and location. Availability in this apartment includes a couple open spots in August as well as many more in November and December. With a streak of five star reviews and at a price of $195/night, travelers can’t go wrong staying in this charming flat.

3. Delightful Apartment with Radiant Views in Time Square

When it comes to enjoying the city’s views, consider this graceful apartment that’s fixed in the hub of Manhattan, with leisurely access to uptown and downtown via the nearby transport links. This one-bedroom apartment suits up to three guests, with two beds and one bath. One reviewer says, “[The] unit was sparkling clean and the views were to dream over.” Priced at $195/night and moderately available in the coming summer months, this vacation rental seems to have all the perks.

Airbnb Seattle

Seattle is an incredible city with plenty to see and a lot to do. Whether you want to live in a house that’s slightly away from the city or be in the heart of downtown, these Airbnb listings are diverse in their locations but alike in their quality and customer satisfaction.

1. Cozy Seattle Cottage
Experience the delight of Washington’s gorgeous nature in this modern backyard cottage that offers guests a bit of seclusion while still being a 15 minute drive from downtown Seattle. This West Seattle studio home can accommodate up to three guests, and it has two beds and one bath. At a price of $107/night and a moderate rate of availability during the summer months, this bright and cozy home might just be perfect to unwind in.

2. Centrally located Spacious Apartment with Gorgeous Views
A prime location is a highly valued feature when looking for the right vacation home rental. Centrally located in Seattle, this Queen Anne apartment suits up to three guests, has two beds and one bath, and it’s priced at $95/night. The spacious apartment has vast windows that offer guests a stunning view of the city’s exquisite mountains and waterfront. The apartment is a five minute drive to the top of Queen Anne and the Seattle Center – which includes the Space Needle, the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, and other great places to sightsee.

3. Private Guest Suite Apartment in Green Lake, Seattle
If you’re looking for a residential retreat in a mellow neighborhood, this vacation rental might be up your alley. Located in Green Lake, Seattle, this abode is part of a duplex house where guests accommodate half the residency (in an attached apartment) and the homeowners live on-site. The two-bedroom apartment can suit up to six guests and it has a total of three beds and one bath. Priced at $145/night, this space has a generous availability in the coming months and is great for someone looking to explore Seattle comfortably.

Airbnb San Diego

San Diego is a destination that’s pleasurable for many. It’s warm climate and lovely beaches make it a delightful getaway for travelers. When it comes to finding the right lodging for you, from neighborhood sundecks to the good beach life, consider staying at one of these Airbnbs.

1. Loft Style Apartment in Gaslamp
Vacation comfortably in this large loft-style apartment that’s located in the heart in the Gaslamp Quarter – one of San Diego’s most lively and popular neighborhoods. This one-bedroom apartment can suit up to five guests, and it has three beds, one bath, and a full size kitchen. If you’re looking to experience all of San Diego’s vibrancy, this Airbnb is in a prime location that’s a walking distance to a variety of restaurants, theaters, shops, and bars. The apartment is priced at $178/night and is moderately available in the coming months.

2. Hillcrest Cottage with Private Sundeck
This hillcrest cottage is a centrally located, private one-bedroom abode that suits up to three guests. Built in 1925, this cozy home has a private sundeck that’s perfect for enjoying the beautiful San Diego climate. The Hillcrest house is minutes away from Downtown, Old Town, Gaslamp District, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and a variety of other popular places and attractions. This cottage is widely available in the coming months of July, August, and September and it is reasonably priced at $104/night.

3. Charming Apartment with Skyline View
This charming apartment is located in Golden Hill – a quiet and historic neighborhood in San Diego. Fixed on the top floor of a historic triplex with lovely views of downtown, the place can suit up to five guests due to its spacious common areas. This chic and clean apartment has a lovely front-yard patio as well as laundry facilities. In addition, it has a high availability in the coming months and is reasonably priced at $100/night.

Airbnb Chicago

Thinking of traveling to the Windy City? You won’t be disappointed with these Airbnbs that are in close proximity to some of the city’s best museums, theaters, and restaurants.

1. Art Deco Inspired Apartment
Experience the spirit of the 1920s by staying in this Uptown art deco inspired apartment in the heart of Chi-Town’s live-music and entertainment district. This one-bedroom, one-bath flat suits up to five guests and has a full kitchen and a rooftop deck with 360 degree skyline views. Downstairs, guests can enjoy the café in the lobby, cocktail bar, and restaurant. In addition, there are two recreation areas that include a gym and swimming pool. Priced at $110/night and with opening dates starting
in July, this apartment is a great choice for those looking to stay close to public transportation whilst enjoying the best of the city.

2. Coach Guesthouse in Little Italy
Located in Little Italy, this guest house is a good option for people who are looking for easy access to downtown and public transportation, while being immersed in a town of Italian-American culture and its richness in food and tradition. The guest house is separate from the homeowner’s main house and it includes its own private entrance. This way, privacy is maintained and homeowners are just a call away. In addition, the Pink Line polk station is nearby as well as a medley of delicious restaurants and lovely parks. The home is priced at $104/night and dates begin opening up in August.

3. Comfy Studio in Chicago’s Edgewater Glen Neighborhood
Enjoy staying in this guest suit in Chicago’s residential neighborhood, Edgewater Glen. This one-bedroom, one-bath vacation rental can suit up to two guests and is priced at $125/night. This home gives vacationers a chance live in a space more secluded from the city while having the accessibility Guests have full access to the studio, as well as access to shared front and back yards. The abode is an estimated ten minute walk to public transportation, and a short walk to bars, shops, and restaurants. With great reviews and a moderate availability in the coming months, consider this listing if you’re looking for a happy medium when it comes to location in the Windy City.

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