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The best Airbnbs in Grand Rapids

Book one of these cool Grand Rapids Airbnbs for a weekend-long beer run to Michigan

Written by
Danielle Goldstein
Kris Vire
Alex Floyd-Douglass

Just three hours' drive from Chicago, Grand Rapids is a mecca for craft beer lovers—with more than 30 breweries and brewpubs around town, including Midwest favorites Founders and a satellite outpost of New Holland. But there’s more to Michigan’s second-largest city than beer—like the annual ArtPrize competition, popular museums and great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

With the sheer amount of fun things to do, you'll need a good base from which to explore. We'd recommend one of the city's charming Airbnbs, so you can truly feel like a local, whether that's in a condo downtown or a farm house in the hills—we've got something for everyone in our round-up of the best Airbnbs in Grand Rapids.

Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Grand Rapids Airbnbs

The cute 1950s-style home in Eastown
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1. The cute 1950s-style home in Eastown

This bright second-floor apartment offers retro charm with modern finishes in the convenient location of Eastown. There are two good sized double bedrooms, a bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and light-filled office space. So whether you're working away from home or just on a jaunt with a few of your favorite folks, this colourful Airbnb makes for a cool choice.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Vibrant retro.
Location perks? Restaurants, shops and breweries are all within walking distance.
Budget range? Absolute bargain between two.

The bungalow in Godwin Heights
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2. The bungalow in Godwin Heights

How does an entire property with a patio and driveway space sound for your Grand Rapids trip? Book this bungalow and get exactly that. It's not fancy, but it's got everything you need. And, at well under $100 per night and space to sleep up to five, you'd be saving a bundle by staying here. As well as two double bedrooms and a sofa large enough to sleep on, there's a fully equipped kitchen, wifi, AC and a TV with HBO.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Sweet and simple.
Location perks? Within easy reach of Route 131 and the airport, and the cute lakeside city Holland is only 30-minutes' drive.
Budget range? Absolute steal.

The two-bedroom farmhouse-style stay in East Hills
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3. The two-bedroom farmhouse-style stay in East Hills

With attractive woodwork and fixtures, this clean, spacious and well-presented two-bed is a steal. The balance between contemporary decor and a more traditional feel makes for a unique and memorable stay in a popular part of Grand Rapids. There are new memory foam mattresses in the guest rooms and th bathroom was recently remodelled. Don't forget to grab a beer at the local brewery while you're there too. Cheers!

Rooms? Two. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Chic farm house style.
Location perks? The East Hills location puts you within walking distance from eating and drinking destinations like Marie Catrib’s and Brewery Vivant.
Budget range? Affordable.

The condo conversion in downtown Grand Rapids
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4. The condo conversion in downtown Grand Rapids

This downtown condo conversion in a recently rehabbed early-1900s building is on the pricier side for Airbnbs, but in terms of location, you can't beat it. And with two bedrooms, two baths, plus 1,400 square feet of space to stretch out in, it’s big enough to accommodate a large group. And, if you're visiting Grand Rapids from overseas, you'll be pleased to know it gives off a strong US sitcom vibe.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps ten guests.
Mood? All-American.
Location perks? Within spitting distance of attractions like Founders and Van Andel Arena.
Budget range? Very reasonable.

The bachelor crash pad in Auburn Hills
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5. The bachelor crash pad in Auburn Hills

Book this cozy one-bedroom in the Creston neighborhood on the city’s northeast side for its casual vibe. Not to mention the giant backyard—perfect for a night under the stars or pre-gaming. Either way, it's ideal for a happy singleton looking to hang out in Grand Rapids for a weekend—or a couple of mates keen to explore a new city. Either way, it's a no-frills stay with all you need for a weekend getaway.

Rooms? One. Sleeps three guests.
Mood? Student style, but tidier.
Location perks? There's a built-in fire pit in the back yard.
Budget range? Affordable.

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