There are a wide number of online resources for people on the hunt for short-term apartment rentals in Chicago – we’ve selected three of the best.
For anyone searching for short term weekly rentals or monthly rentals, short stay apartments deliver all of the same perks of a long lease but at substantially more affordable cost. Usually situated in cities, the apartments typically come furnished and with ‘home from home’ facilities such as kitchens and living areas. With Airbnb dominating the short term market online, it can be tricky to find alternatives, but we’ve dug deep and picked a few other companies providing short-term furnished rentals in Chicago that we’d happily recommend.
Booking.com are our preferred choice for finding a furnished short stay apartment in Chicago for anything from just a few days up to a few weeks. The travel search engine is one of the largest aggregator websites for lodgings across the globe, and although it is primarily used for hotel bookings, it also offers a sizeable selection of apartments. When we searched for short stay options in Chicago, around 100 apartments were available, starting at approximately $150 per night. Booking.com also offer a Best Price Guarantee as well as a reviews section where previous guests leave comments on their stay.
Created in 2013, Blueground provide fully-furnished apartments and studios with flexible leases for stays of 30 days or more. Their professionally-managed, turnkey properties include everything from studios to one and two-bed apartments. Stays of more than a month can produce substantial savings, since the longer your booking, the cheaper the nightly rate. During our online search for Chicago apartments, we found rates starting from $1,550 per month for a studio. Overall the company lists a huge choice of over 250 available apartments in Chicago, dotted in and around some of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods, with most clustered around its central district. Booking is simple and intuitive, and there’s also a 24-hour support service accessed via a guest app. You can also save on your total by paying upfront.
Landing cater to those seeking apartment rentals for anything from a month up to a year. They offer fully furnished rental properties in cities across the US, containing everything from bed comforters to hand-picked wall art. Leases are flexible with no long-term commitment needed, and one of their main USPs is that if you want to relocate after a while, you can move into another Landing apartment with ease and with no extra charges incurred. In Chicago, Landing currently have 96 properties available, with monthly rentals starting at around $1,500 for a studio. One key difference with Blueground is that you have to pay a $199 annual membership fee to make bookings.
Pinnacle Furnished Suites
Founded in 2014, Pinnacle Furnished Suites is a luxury corporate housing and short-term rental provider specialising in ultra-modern, impeccably decorated and conveniently located furnished accommodations across Chicago. Catering to corporate professionals or individuals looking for a short term living solution, apartments are available in all types and sizes, including studios, convertibles, and 1/2 bedrooms. All apartments also feature a wide array of amenities and daily necessities such as towels, pillows, sheets, and dining settings, and access to the building’s communal facilities are included in the monthly rent, as well as electricity and cable. In 2018, Pinnacle was listed on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies in the US, landing 5th place in Chicago.