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5 Cities with the Best Airbnb Rentals


Even if you are a Marriott or Hyatt loyalist and a fan of hotel amenities, certain cities may put forward a more propelling case for Airbnb rentals. In addition to providing more space, an Airbnb can uniquely offer guests a neighborhood feel that even boutique hotels cannot achieve.

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When searching for the perfect Airbnb rental, there are some key factors to consider—like whether the host is well-reviewed, and how others liked the property.

Superhosts are those hosts who have positive reviews across over 100 rental nights, are responsive to guests, and have a 1% or lower reservation cancellation rate. Airbnb Guest Favorite properties meet criteria related to “listing quality and reliability” and have high “category ratings for check-in, cleanliness, accuracy, host communication, location, and value.”

King St in Charleston, SCKing Street, Charleston, SC; Photo bykrblokhin/

The piazza is more than a unique porch; it is one of Charleston's defining characteristics. While beautiful when observed from the sidewalk, there is no better way to enjoy this piece of southern history than having your own to enjoy each morning and evening.

When renting an Airbnb in Charleston, look for this timeless feature paired with an upgraded, modern interior for the perfect vacation combination. Potential examples include these Airbnb Guest Favorite properties, rented by Airbnb Superhosts: The Manor or Parlour House with, at the time of writing, a 5- and 4.93-star rating, respectively.

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Hocking Hills State ParkHocking Hills State Park; Photo by taylor/

Places where there are no hotels allow Airbnb rentals to shine. While you may think this would degrade the quality of the Airbnb properties, as the hosts have a captive market, that's not always true. It's certainly not the case in Rockbridge or Logan Ohio, two cities just south of Columbus that butt up against Hocking Hills State Park.

This destination offers properties that you'll never want to leave. Many properties offer hot tubs, grills, fire pits, and other luxury amenities while being a perfect place to unplug and unwind at the same time.

There are countless Airbnb Guest Favorite properties, all rated above 4.9 and all hosted by Superhosts. Consider an A-frame home tucked into a hillside, a modern shipping container cabin, a Spanish-style cottage, or a home elevated into the trees. As you browse the options, the photos are sure to amaze you.

If you're traveling with a larger group, you're still in luck. While tiny homes are available, properties for as many as 15 guests are also quite stunning.

From your Airbnb rental in Hocking Hills, you'll be perfectly positioned to hike the surrounding trails, visit popular waterfalls like Cedar Falls, or sit back and relax and do absolutely nothing.

downtown AtlantaAtlanta, Georgia; Photo by Kevin Ruck/

The downtown area in Atlanta will offer all the popular hotels, from low-budget Residence Inn to the more luxurious Ritz Carlton. However, if you don't require direct access to the business district, consider exploring the neighborhoods of Atlanta.

Trendy Inman Park is a great place to start. While you'll run out of hotel options faster than downtown, you can easily find modern Airbnb rentals. You'll discover properties ideally located for walking to restaurants, the famous Atlanta Beltline, and even MARTA stations for when you want to head downtown.

The Elevated Luxury Smart Beltline Loft or the Inman Park Cottage are properties to consider. These Airbnb Guest Favorite properties with ratings above 4.9 are both rented by Superhosts.

Many other highly rated properties that meet the above descriptions are also available. Even more will appear in your search results if you don’t filter for only Airbnb Guest Favorites and Superhost properties.