12 beautiful Chicago lofts you can rent on Airbnb

These loft homes boast high ceilings, plenty of light and spacious floor plans
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It's no wonder that Chicago developers started flocking to the city's rich industrial infrastructure in the 1980s. The massive, window-lined buildings make beautiful condo conversions that attract hip city-dwellers looking for something different. Neighborhoods like the West Loop, South Loop and Logan Square offer converted lofts that check all the right boxes with soaring ceilings, open floor plans, massive windows and exposed brick and timber galore. Whether you're planning a staycation or getting away to Chicago for the weekend, a converted space could be the perfect fit. Check out the amazing lofts we found on Airbnb—from a sunny studio apartment to a sprawling seven-bedroom home to a rehabbed warehouse.

Chicago lofts rentals on Airbnb

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Entertainment central in Logan Square

This seven-bedroom, 5,307-square foot abode is the ultimate crashing pad for big groups and has even hosted weddings, pop-up events and reunions. The centerpiece of the common space is a tricked-out chef's kitchen with plenty of seating for visiting guests. Cool details—like a smoke stack stairway leading to the master bedroom—make this Logan Square rental an unforgettable stay.

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Modern stunner in River West

This seriously chic loft is surrounded by some of Chicago's hippest neighborhoods like West Loop, West Town and Noble Square, making it easy to hop around and see more throughout your stay. The host has a strict policy against bachelor and bachelorette parties, but the sunny three-bedroom apartment makes an ideal backdrop for a quiet weekend in with a small group of friends.

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Designer's dream in Pilsen

If you're looking to enjoy loft life on a budget, consider renting a private room inside this Pilsen home. The minimalist space is jazzed up with thoughtful touches, including mismatched seating, funky artwork and beautiful furniture. The best part? You'll be a stone's throw from Chinatown and the heart of Pilsen.

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Industrial mecca in Logan Square

If you're looking for a personality-filled pad, this three-bedroom charmer is it. The spacious condo is outfitted in funky antiques, mid-century modern furniture and tons of other curiosities (read: It's not suitable for little ones). The building also includes a few noteworthy common spaces like a shipping container that's been transformed into a wood-burning sauna. 

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Sunny loft life in Forest Park

Stay just outside the city when you book a stay at this affordable two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Forest Park. The newly remodeled loft is situated on the top floor of a former Masonic temple, and the original timber celings and beams are still intact. To sweeten the deal, there's a Blue Line stop just three blocks away, making it possible to be downtown in less than 30 minutes.

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Rehabbed warehouse in Wicker Park

This former Prohibition-era distillery is situated just off Division Street in Wicker Park, putting you within walking distance of excellent dining and drinking options and plenty of boutiques. Fair warning: You might not want to leave when you see the dreamy kitchen that's made for entertaining. Plus, the host keeps the place stocked with craft spirits, rare teas and gourmet instant ramen noodles. 

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Sophisticated studio in River West

Fit for a fun-filled weekend away, this quaint timber loft is an excellent choice for the adventure-seeking couple. The open floor plan and lofted bedroom make it easy to entertain or stay in for the evening. Plus, there's a Blue Line stop within walking distance, so you'll be able to explore popular Chicago neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Logan Square.

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Global-influenced hideaway in Lincoln Park

This Airbnb host is a self-described world traveler who has decorated her studio apartment in colorful artwork, vintage photographs, beautiful trinkets and embroidered pillows. With two beds and enough room for five guests, this clubhouse-style unit feels like an exotic retreat in the heart of Lincoln Park. 

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Cool compound in Logan Square

This bi-level hidden gem offers 2,000 square feet of space in Logan Square. The main floor, which houses the kitchen and living space, is partially subterranean but still gets plenty of sunshine. Climb the atrium Italian staircase to get to the second floor, where you'll find the master bedroom, a private balcony and a fireplace.

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Funky artist's loft in River North

Spend less when you rent a private room within this sun-drenched artist's loft. Conveniently located in River North, the apartment is decorated in plants, Oriental rugs and tons of artwork. Bookmark this rental for summer so that you can enjoy the 60-foot outdoor deck that offers stellar views of the city.

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Bi-level penthouse in Old Town

You'll be steps away from Wells Street nightlife, the Second City and some of Chicago's best restaurants when you check in at this three-bedroom Old Town penthouse. The sunny space comes with a few major perks: Soak in the jacuzzi, drink wine around the fireplace or hang out on the spacious rooftop deck.

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Polished photo studio in West Town

Cozy up in this tidy one-bedroom loft that doubles as a photo studio by day. Upon checking in, renters will be able to enjoy all three levels of the private home, which includes a kitchen, a small office and a patio. The serene, brick-lined bedroom is arguably the best part of the enormous space.

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