The 10 coolest Airbnbs in New York City

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The Erhart
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By Annalise Mantz and Dana Varinsky |
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For someplace to stay with a little more character than the typical hotel, book one of the best Airbnbs in New York City. This list includes something for every budget and neighborhood, from Airbnb Brooklyn rentals to modern Tribeca lofts. Not to mention, every sense of style: Styles range from sleek minimalism to boho chic to mid-century modern. Whether you’re a first-time visitor coming to town to see all the top New York attractions or a lifelong city dweller in need of a relaxing New York staycation, one of the coolest Airbnbs in New York City would make an ideal crashpad.

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Best Airbnbs in New York

Soho Two-Bedroom With Private Terrace
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Soho Two-Bedroom With Private Terrace

A private terrace in Soho? Dreams really do come true. A grill and two outdoor couches make it an ideal entertaining space year round. Two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a spacious living room with another bed help the loft easily accommodate groups of up to five. The loft also includes three TVs, funky artwork and a Nespresso machine. It’s a luxe experience at a very affordable price tag. From $40 per night

Private Artist Loft Suite in LIC
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Private Artist Loft Suite

This 3,000-square-foot loft in Long Island City could easily accommodate as many as four guests, so it’s a great choice for groups. Funky decor touches like an old Victrola, vermillion sofa and gallery wall of portraits in various styles give the loft plenty of personality. Check out contemporary art at nearby MOMA PS1 or take in sweeping views of Manhattan from Gantry Plaza State Park while you’re in the neighborhood. From $174 per night

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Classy Manhattan Getaway
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Classy Manhattan Getaway

Exposed brick walls, plenty of natural light and a prime Upper West Side location make this spacious apartment a real gem. Though it is a studio, an alcove creates a natural separation between the bed and rest of the living space. Stroll two blocks east to hit Central Park or three blocks west to hit Riverside Park. Movie buffs might also recognize nearby Cafe Lalo from You’ve Got Mail. From $90 per night

The Erhart
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The Erhart

How often do you get the chance to stay in an landmarked, 10,000-square-foot mansion built in 1887? Snap up a room in this immaculately restored building to get a taste of Clinton Hill. Modern furniture and artworks create a lovely contrast to the intricate crown molding and old-fashioned crystal chandelier. Guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, but you can shell out an additional $35 a day for a full breakfast. Wait, how do we make this our life every day? From $159 per night

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Tribeca 2500-Square Foot Loft
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Tribeca 2500-Square Foot Loft

This massive loft with three bedrooms and two bathrooms can sleep up to 10 people. With minimalist furnishings and state-of-the-art appliances, it’s an ideal option for someone who values modern conveniences. The location also serves as a great home base for exploring the rest of Lower Manhattan. From $250 per night

The Country and the NYC Waterfront
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The Country and the NYC Waterfront

You’ll spot historic touches all over this 1894 home in Williamsburg: There’s the prewar stove in the kitchen, wood-burning fireplace in the living room, antique skylight in the bathroom and exposed brick throughout the apartment. The location couldn’t be better, either. In 10 minutes, you could make it over the Williamsburg bridge into Manhattan, walk to the Bedford Avenue shops or hop on the ferry across the East River. From $165 per night

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Divine One-Bedroom Suite
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Divine One-Bedroom Suite

The renovated 19th-century Harlem brownstone has plenty of Instagram-worthy design elements, including whitewashed brick walls, understated trompe l’oeil murals and rich teak floors. A mixture of antique and modern furniture gives the apartment an adorably mismatched vibe. If you can drag yourself out of the gorgeous four-poster bed, there’s plenty to explore in the neighborhood (Red Rooster and the Apollo Theater, to name just a few). From $125 per night

Brownstone Studio
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Brownstone Studio

This gorgeous brownstone has the best of both worlds: The exposed brick and original fireplace give it plenty of character, while the newly renovated bathroom and kitchen provide all the convenience of new construction. It’s also conveniently located near several subway lines and a Citi Bike station, so visitors will have an easy time exploring Bed-Stuy’s vintage shops, cocktail bars and music venues. From $120 per night

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Historic Two-Bedroom With Backyard
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Historic Two-Bedroom With Backyard

Two spacious bedrooms make this Ridgewood home a prime choice for couples. An unusually large kitchen (by New York City standards, anyway), bright sunroom and backyard will give you plenty of room to spread out. Take the opportunity to explore some of the nabe’s popular hangouts like Topos Bookstore and Nowadays Bar. From $79 per night

Upper East Side Dream Apartment
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Upper East Side Dream Apartment

Gallery hoppers who plan to spend most of their time in New York’s best art museums might want to check out this Upper East Side walk-up. Just a short walk from the Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the rest of Museum Mile, this charming one-bedroom includes a full kitchen, updated bathroom and roof access. The building, which dates back to the 1880s, includes plenty of charming touches like the French doors leading into the bedroom. From $150 per night

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