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Where to find short term furnished rentals in Chicago

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated September 23, 2020

For those seeking a short term tenancy for anything from a couple of weeks up to 4 or 5 months, short stay apartments provide all the benefits of a long term lease but at significantly cheaper rates. Typically located in city destinations, these apartments are often furnished and come with amenities such as kitchens and living spaces. They tend to mainly attract business travellers and those requiring a short term accommodation solution, perhaps as an interim measure while waiting to move into a longer term dwelling, or during renovations to their primary abode.

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There are a large number of agencies in Chicago that cater to people looking for short term furnished rentals. With Airbnb dominating the short term market online it can be difficult to find alternatives, but we’ve done some research and picked out some of the best companies offering short term furnished rentals in Chicago.

Sonder.com

Book at sonder.com

Headquartered in San Francisco, Sonder offer a range of private studios, lofts, and apartments in cities around the world and are our favoured choice for short term apartment rentals in Chicago for anything from a few days through to a couple of months. Most of their Chicago properties are located downtown in The Loop and all of them feature stylish interior designs, often in keeping with the look and feel of the local neighbourhood, as well as concierge services, contactless check-in, and 24/7 support. Unlike Airbnb homes, Sonder professionally manages all of its inventory, with all properties licensed as hotels. There are generous discounts for long term bookings, with 35% off for weekly rentals of at least seven days and 40% for monthly rentals or longer. By way of example, when we searched for two-week rentals in Chicago, we found 40 options, with rates starting at a discounted $82 for a one-bedroom apartment

Booking.com

Book at Booking.com

Booking.com are another of our preferred choices for finding a furnished short stay apartment in Chicago for anything from just a few days up to a fortnight. The travel search engine is one of the largest and most respected aggregator websites for lodgings across the globe, and although it is primarily a hotel booking website it also has a large apartment section too. 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 dedicated reviews section, although searching out these reviews for your preferred apartment could be a little more user friendly.

Ryan Corporate Housing

Book at ryancorporatehousing.com

With fully serviced, custom designed and luxury furnished apartments dotted across some of Chicago’s most desirable areas, Ryan Corporate Housing can call upon over three decades of experience in the city’s corporate housing and temporary accommodations sector. With month to month flexible lease terms, the company’s short-term rentals are all within luxury high rise properties close to many of Chicago’s most popular spots, including its main restaurant and theatre districts, and with nearby transport links offering easy access to the rest of the city. Every apartment comes with a number of standard features and amenities including floor-to-ceiling windows, fully equipped kitchens, HD LED flat screen televisions with streaming services, high-speed Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness and business centres, and on-site garage parking. A round-the-clock contact number is provided for each guest to ensure they can reach on-site maintenance staff at any time of day.

Pinnacle Furnished Suites

Book at pfsuites.com

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.