Where to Find Short Term Furnished Rentals in Chicago
by Paul Joseph | Updated May 19, 2021
There are a large number of online resources for people seeking short-term apartment rentals in the Windy City – we’ve picked out some of the best.
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For those seeking short term weekly rentals or monthly rentals, short stay apartments provide all the benefits of a long 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. With Airbnb dominating the short term market online, it can be difficult to find alternatives, but we’ve done some research and selected some of the best companies offering short-term furnished rentals in Chicago.
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 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.
Created in 2013, Blueground cater to those seeking fully-furnished apartments with flexible leases for stays of 30 days or more. A crucial difference with Booking.com is that stays of more than a month can produce substantial savings, since the longer your stay, the more affordable the pricing becomes. During our online search for Chicago apartments, we unearthed rates starting from $1,550 per month for a studio. Overall the company lists 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. Their professionally-managed, turnkey properties include everything from studios to one and two-bed apartments. The online booking process is simple and intuitive, and there’s also a 24-hour support service accessed via a guest app.
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.