A trip to the Big Apple doesn't get any greater than seeing its iconic skyline daily from the comfort of your holiday digs.
Although there are plenty of skyscrapers stays to choose from in NYC, not all will leave you high and dry like a bad day at Wall Street. There are affordable accommodation options too to let you live the high life!
Put the green bills back in your wallet and live like a local by staying at one of these NYC Airbnb's with skyline views under $350.
There's no doubt that NYC can be a wild place, so dip in and dip out of the craziness with a stay in this Long Island Luxe Airbnb.
Not only does this Airbnb boast those famous skyline views, but it's also located along the waterfront. From your balcony, you can soak up those bright city lights and say Buenas Noches to the Empire State Building.
Besides postcard-perfect views, this Airbnb is in a convenient location, with riverside oasis Gantry State Park right on your doorstep. Or take a trip to Manhattan, only five minutes to Grand Central Station and 10 minutes to Times Square via Line 7 Subway (train). Bedding wise, there are two rooms, including the guest bedroom and living room (sofa bed), and if there are more than three of you, there are always inflatable mattresses for an extra two.
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Want to have a bird's eye view of NYC?
Enter this Central Park bird's nest, with dreamy views over the city's favourite playground, Upper West Side and Midtown. This cosy rental is suitable for two people, equipped with a full kitchen but in a prime location like this, who wants to stay inside?
This well-located Airbnb is one block away from Line 2 and 3 Subway, three blocks away from Line 6 Subway, and a short stroll away from a Citibike stand making getting around easy just to wing it. Plus, from $109 a night, this NYC Airbnb with skyline views is cheap, cheap.
This Airbnb can be your ticket if you have ever envied the TV shows where the main characters live in an artistic loft.
More than just a place to rest your head, this split-level loft in artsy neighborhood Red Hook deserves to be in an interior catalogue. Its wooden floors, abundant natural light, pool table, eclectic artworks and furnishings make it the ideal place to unwind after a day (or night) touring NYC. You can let your mood be heard with Alexa-enabled speakers. (If you need any playlist inspiration, we got you sorted.) It's a great choice if you’re wanting to escape the bustle of the city and really immerse yourself within an artistic community.
Oh yes, and those views. Besides enjoying them from your NYC Airbnb, you can head upstairs to the building's rooftop to take in the city's splendour.
If you are on a USA road trip, there is plenty of parking available around this Airbnb too.
Life couldn't get brighter in this modern NYC Airbnb with skyline views.
It's a top choice if you want to have the feels for living in a luxury apartment building in Midtown with the Airbnb featuring a full-sized kitchen, allowing you to meal prep before you walk it all off touring the city.
It's located three blocks from famed Central Park and a short train ride away to Hell's Kitchen, one of NYC's most renowned neighborhoods. If your legs are tired, there are also bus stops close by to make getting around effortless.
When in NYC, we say live large, so forget shoebox living.
Clean, spacious and beautifully decorated, this beautifully decorated NYC Airbnb one-bedroom apartment is the perfect place to rest your head in modern comforts. It fits up to five people, so if traveling with mates, it's perfect for hosting a dinner party around its eight-seater dining table or taking the party upstairs to the rooftop lounge to get primo views of the NYC skyline all lit up.
Nothing gets more luxe in this apartment than its marble-style bathroom with a brand new shower. Close to Street Seaport and Battery Park, it's also within walking distance to the 911 museum. If walking or catching public transport isn't your jam, the apartment is also close to Citibikes.
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