Take a look at 12 New York City Airbnbs that we’d love to spend a night in.
With an open floor plan and 14-foot-high ceilings, this Williamsburg loft has an outward-facing wall that's actually a giant window providing movie-like views of the Williamsburg Bridge, the Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building (and lots of light, too). The apartment appears to be straight out of a magazine—and it is. It's been featured in Elle South Africa, Canvas, and Loro.
Referred to as “unusually large” and “spacious,” this Brooklyn brownstone measures 10,000 square feet. The owner, Jessica Warren, decorated the loft. She’s an interior designer, which explains a lot. The furnishings and decorations are an eclectic mix, ranging from vintage finds to auction-worthy goods. The apartment, in a building over 120 years old, has a 105-foot-deep parlor. If your wallet is feeling heavy and you’re having a 15-guest sleepover, you’ve found your match.
This SoHo loft is 4,500 square feet with six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Calling the floor plan “open” would be a serious understatement. The exposed brick contrasts with the white (and blue) walls, giving the apartment a rustic but modern look. It sits one block from Broadway, making the place ideal for those looking to sightsee. And if you’d rather just kick back, there’s definitely no shortage of places to sit.
The terrace in this Financial District loft is its moneymaker. If you have to work while on the road, the south-facing terrace isn’t a terrible place to do so. The apartment’s modern decor is complemented by pieces purchased during the owners’ “global travels.” Amenities include a hair dryer, robes, slippers, and even a “do not disturb” sign to make you feel like you’re staying in nothing short of a luxury hotel.
If you happen to be traveling with seven people, this loft in TriBeCa isn’t such a terrible place to spend the night. Recently featured in Vanity Fair France, the apartment measures 2,100 square feet (with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 14-foot ceilings). The fact that one of Airbnb’s founders spent some time here has got to mean it’s pretty great. Antiques and modern art pieces can be found all over the apartment, keeping guests’ eyes wandering. And if you decide to host a dinner party, invite a sizable group so the table won’t look so empty.
This Noho loft is frequently used as a location for studio production and editorial features. The apartment measures 2,000 square feet and contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms (while the dining room can be converted into a third bedroom if desired). The clean aesthetic of the property is impressive, as is the kitchen’s abundance of counter space—a godsend if all guests want to cook at once.
Here's a West Village loft with a large living room, operational fireplace, vintage furnishings...and a mural of an octopus. It sits on the top floor of the building, with a skylight keeping the living room bright. The art adorning the walls (not to mention the cacti and gold-painted pinecones) give the place a look reminiscent of a modern gallery—but one you’d like to live in.
The Turkish rugs and marble tiles give this Clinton Hill apartment a Moroccan feel. The combined effect of the artwork and the molding on the living-room walls and ceilings transports you to a different place as you sit down to play the piano. The bedroom you’ll stay in, designed by Harry Mitchell, is a new addition to the house—and the quality shows.
This Greenpoint loft is a conversion of an old pencil factory (makers of “the business pencil of the world,” according to a vintage ad) with nice touches you won’t see in any large hotel—one of which is the small herb garden in the kitchen. And if you’re lonely, make friends with Bear the cat. The light and dark wood tones and exposed brick walls give the apartment a rustic vibe.
Available for up to four people for weekly stays, this Williamsburg apartment has two bedrooms and a private balcony providing views of Manhattan. The small touches of art and decor make the difference in this bright loft. The roof can be accessed 24/7, for a sunset-watching spot that’s hard to compete with. Oh, and the apartment has a central A/C unit, a welcome surprise for those hot New York summers.
Despite the $25 fee for wifi, this Lower East Side/East Village flat has an aesthetic that’s more than worth it. Besides, chances are high there’s free wifi somewhere around the block. With laundry-room access, new furniture, and views of the city, the apartment gives visitors a (large) window into life in New York City. No word on whether or not you’re allowed to play the guitar hanging on the wall.
This Manhattan condo will make you feel like you’re at the top of a hotel—literally. It actually sits atop the Andaz. The windows are six feet tall, allowing for amazing views of the city (which should be at the top of your list when you’re looking for a place). The open floor plan allows you to cook while entertaining your significant other, too. The cabinetry comes from an Italian design studio, and the stone counters are Mont Blanc Agglomerate. The furniture looks like it belongs in a Restoration Hardware catalog (well, that’s where it came from). If the kitchen tile backsplash and matching fridge aren’t enough, there’s a 24-hour concierge too.