As a native Atlantan, I know this city well and am happy to help guide you to find your ideal Airbnb in Midtown Atlanta. We’ve got houses in gorgeous quiet neighborhoods, apartments with skyline views and pools, and cozy carriage houses, all in excellent locations for this vibrant part of Atlanta.
Why Stay in an Airbnb in Midtown Atlanta?
If you’d asked 20 years ago, you would have been steered away from this rather run-down section of town with just a few pockets of culture and aging hotels when planning your vacation. Now it’s a beautiful, walkable section of town with the city’s best park, museums and fantastic restaurants.
It’s also close to the Atlanta BeltLine, a former railway corridor turned multi-use trail that has transformed the city and made it much more pedestrian-friendly.
One of my favorite things to do is go to Ponce City Market, a huge mixed-use development with a large food hall, then walk to Krog Street Market on the BeltLine where you’ll find a much smaller food hall with a few excellent restaurants and Hop City for the beer fans.
Here are just a few of the attractions in Midtown Atlanta:
• The Fox Theatre
• Atlanta Botanical Garden
• The Margaret Mitchell House
• Museum of Design Atlanta
• The Woodruff Arts Center with the High Museum of Art, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
• Piedmont Park
Some of the city’s best restaurants are in Midtown, including some of my favorites, South City Kitchen, The Vortex, Pasta Da Pulcinella, Bulla Gastrobar and Ecco. And if you’re in the mood for burgers, hot dogs or fries, check out The Varsity, the world’s largest drive-in and an Atlanta institution. Don’t forget the F.O. – that’s frosted orange in Varsity lingo.
Please see our related story: Atlanta’s Best Restaurants: Midtown, Downtown, Buckhead and The Battery
Another plus is access to a MARTA train station, part of our public transportation. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get to and from the airport. You can also take it to Buckhead and Downtown Atlanta.
Pro tip: While Atlanta has a lot of wonderful virtues, the city founders displayed an unfathomable lack of imagination when it comes to street names. There are more than 100 streets with Peachtree in them. But when someone directs you to Peachtree in Midtown, they mean the main Peachtree, which runs from downtown way north. And inexplicably changes from Peachtree Street to Peachtree Road. Don’t ask why.
In addition to seeing listings for Midtown rentals, you will also see these neighborhoods during a search for Airbnbs Midtown Atlanta:
Old Fourth Ward: Sometimes called O4W, this former industrial area near the Atlanta BeltLine has been transformed into a trendy area close to a lot of shopping and restaurants.
Ansley Park: This gorgeous residential area with large homes and several parks is close to shopping and restaurants but would be a quieter place to stay. It’s one of the best places to live in Atlanta.
If you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, see our story, Treehouses in Georgia: 25 Places to Sleep in Trees. It includes several treehouses in Atlanta.
[Please note that rates for these Midtown vacation rentals may vary from those listed as sometimes owners change them seasonally or due to other factors. These rates were accurate when this article was published. We have listed these with identifying features to keep them straight, so an apartment listed as Ponce City Market Apartment doesn’t mean it’s in Ponce City but is close to it.]
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Airbnbs in Midtown Atlanta: Stay in a Home
Midtown Atlanta has some of the most beautiful and historic homes in the city. Even if you aren’t looking for a larger home like those at the top of this section, check out the photos if you just want a look at some of the gorgeous homes in the area.
Blue House in Midtown
Bedroom: 3, plus sofa bed
More info: This bright blue 1920s home has a great front porch, fireplace and plenty of sleeping options. Two of the bedrooms have two queen beds.
Guest review: “On top of this house being a historical landmark, our stay was EXTRA COMFORTABLE! I 10/10 recommend this space for anyone visiting the Atlanta area! Close enough to everything but far enough to breathe!
Luxury Midtown Home
More info: This home is stunning, inside and out. If you’re looking for a gorgeous place to stay, check out this home built in 1910 and recently renovated. It’s gracious, elegant and has several fireplaces, including one in the master bedroom. We’d love to move in!
Guest review: “This is a beautiful oasis in Midtown Atlanta. The large, elegant home is within walking distance to many businesses and beautiful Piedmont Park. Our family enjoyed the outdoor seating area in spacious backyard. Would definitely stay here again!”
Ansley Park Cottage
More info: This charming cottage is tucked behind a 100-year-old home in Ansley Park. It’s light and airy with everything you need. The owners offer a personal assistant to help you during your stay at an hourly rate.
Guest review: “Great location and nicely appointed cottage. Super clean with some great artwork and plants. We were attending a concert at Variety Playhouse and the cottage is a short Uber drive away. We walked to the High Museum which was equally as convenient! We will be staying again.”
Georgian Mansion in Ansley Park
More info: This lovely home was built in 1926 and is a good choice for a large family or any other type group. It has a huge chef’s kitchen, 16’ ceilings, large family room and a flat backyard with a play structure.
Guest review: “My large family was in Atlanta to support a niece running in the Olympic trials for the marathon. Suzanne’s house was perfect for the 16 of us. The house has great meeting/eating areas and the bedrooms were large and comfortable.”
Piedmont Park Bungalow
More info: This home is just one block from Piedmont Park and three blocks from the Atlanta BeltLine. It has an awesome front porch, several fireplaces, including one in the master bedroom, and designer décor. It is also one of the few Airbnb rentals in Midtown Atlanta with a beautiful pool in the backyard.
Guest review: This home has no reviews yet.
More info: This beautiful home is decorated in soothing yet elegant shades of beige and gray and has modern bathrooms. It has several working fireplaces, a piano and outdoor play area for children.
Guest review: “The Ansley House is impeccable. It is in a gorgeous neighborhood minutes from everything Atlanta has to offer. It comes as advertised space-wise, that is to say it has more than enough space for any group size.”
Ansley Park Guesthouse
More info: This cozy cottage has an entrance from a lush backyard and is filled with fun art. Marilyn Monroe over the toilet, y’all! You have everything you need for less than $100.
Guest review: “Greg’s quaint cottage is absolutely adorable. Very clean and just enough space for two. It’s very close to parks, eateries and entertainment venues.”
Piedmont Park Home
More info: This cute home has high ceilings, a fireplace and is within walking distance of several stores and restaurants.
Guest review: “My husband, son and I had a wonderful stay at Elizabeth’s place!! It was so charming and clean and was convenient to all the areas of Atlanta we wanted to visit. The neighborhood is lovely and it is so close to Piedmont Park. We look forward to visiting again!!”
New Luxury Midtown Home
More info: You can sleep up to 16 people in this new home within walking distance of Piedmont Park.
Guest review: “Michael’s place was awesome. The house is beautiful, the beds are sooo comfortable you could lay in them all day, the living room was amazing for game night and movie night. The kitchen was beautiful. I just couldn’t get enough and my next trip to Atlanta, this is where I will stay.”
More info: This large elegant home can accommodate a large group and is in a wonderful location for all the attractions of Midtown.
Guest review: “This house has ample space with tons of amenities. We had 10 people stay and everyone had their own bed to sleep in, with tons of space, and the house is beautiful. The location of the house can’t get any better.”
Ansley Park Carriage House
More info: This 2.5-story carriage house is one block from Peachtree Street in Ansley Park.
Guest review: “Great spot in excellent Midtown location – was able to walk to restaurant/bars in the area and close to the MARTA. Neighborhood was quiet and safe and this place is tucked away off the main road. Place is bigger than expected and was professionally cleaned before my arrival.”
Midtown Carriage House
Bedrooms: 1 (studio)
More info: This studio in a carriage house is so adorable and cozy and is in a great location.
Guest review: “This is our second stay at this beautiful cottage. After a busy day in the city coming ‘home’ to this beautiful place is so serene and relaxing. Everything is beautifully decorated and so clean and fresh. We will be back again!”
Old Fourth Ward Five-Bedroom House
More info: This duplex is two separate spaces; one with two bedrooms and one with three. Rent both spaces for larger groups.
Guest review: “The house was very clean on the inside and super cute and stylish. It’s super spacious and up to date!”
Old Fourth Ward Bungalow
More info: This 1920 bungalow is near the Atlanta BeltLine and Ponce City Market. It has fireplaces, a front porch and back deck.
Guest review: “Mia’s place was amazing. Great location, easy walk or short drive to beautiful sites. The neighborhood was quiet and beautiful with friendly people. Beds were comfortable and loved the dual shower head in the master. Beautiful clean home with awesome front and back porch.”
Bungalow on the BeltLine
More info: The front porch has curtains to draw if you want privacy but it’s more fun to watch people walk by. This cute home has a fireplace and is beautifully decorated.
Guest review: “Jessica’s home was cozy and perfectly located to explore Atlanta; Old Fourth Ward is historic and relaxing and borders on some great neighborhoods for restaurants/bars, and is conveniently located close to Ponce Market Market.”
Midtown Atlanta Airbnbs: Apartments and Condos
Maybe a condo or apartment is more your speed. There are beautiful high-rise condos in Midtown and several apartments in Old Fourth Ward, several for under $100 a night.
Old Fourth Ward Mural Flat
More info: It’s easy to find this private apartment – there’s a giant mural on the outside of the building. It has great views of the Atlanta skyline and we love the exposed brick in the kitchen.
Guest review: “The stay was great! it had a beautiful mural out front so easy to find. It was small and cozy exactly what I needed. Very clean. Getting around was easy. Loved loved loved it. Would definitely be coming back!”
Old Fourth Ward Apartment
More info: This light-and-art filled apartment has a private deck and is within walking distance of several shops and restaurants.
Guest review: “The cute little apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. It is in a really cool area and just a quick walk from the Beltline, a biking/skating/ walking path that passes a park and bars and restaurants.”
Old Fourth Ward Condo
More info: Quaint-looking on the outside, this home is completely modern on the inside. There’s a cute desk if you need to work or just update your social media. This adorable place is close to Ponce City Market.
Guest review: “Awesome stay! Very clean and stylish home. Great amenities and location! Chris was courteous and prompt with his replies. I look forward to staying here again. Definitely recommend!”
Modern Midtown Condo
More info: This condo is in a high-rise with a great view and access to a gym and a pool. A wonderful Whole Foods is on the lower level.
Guest review: “Nee’s place was perfect. Perfect location, perfectly quiet, perfectly appointed. I love it. It’s ideal for a solo traveler or a couple and makes for a perfect base for the most walkable part of Atlanta.”
Ponce City Market Apartment
Bedrooms: Studio apartment with bed, sofa
More info: This apartment is on the second floor of a two-story home built in 1907 that has been separated into five apartments. It’s got everything you need at a price less than dinner for two.
Guest review: “This place is a gem! You are within walking distance of everything you need, there’s off-street parking, and the hosts are wonderful people.”
Cozy Ponce City Market Apartment
Bedrooms: 1 with sofa bed
More info: This small apartment is in an historic building with access to a beautiful backyard.
Guest review: “The apartment is small, but cute, and is located within walking distance from a lot of what Midtown has to offer. Great value for money!”
More info: This place is really gorgeous and so sophisticated. Love the huge balcony! This would be another top choice for me if I booked a staycation.
Guest review: “This place is way way better than what the pictures show, yes! great pictures but even better in person. Trust me; easy to find, around the city; everywhere is 10 to 15 some even 5 to even walking distance away. It is more than we asked for, even free parking and seasons TOP NOTCH. We loved this place and will tell everyone to go.”
Midtown Highrise Apartment
Bedrooms: 1 plus two studio sofas
More info: This condo in a high-rise has floor-to-ceiling views of the city and a balcony. Guests have access to a pool in the building.
Guest review: “Absolutely fantastic location in Midtown Atlanta. Great view, secure and clean as a whistle. The hostess Denise was so kind and fantastic to respond quickly and made check-in a breeze. There was no confusion at all and think this rental was overall a great value and couldn’t believe how clean this unit felt.”
Airbnbs in Midtown Atlanta: Suites and Shared Spaces
Here are a few suites you may want to consider, especially this first one!
Secret Garden Staycation
More info: This guest suite is in a restored 1909 bungalow with its own entrance. This large space has its own kitchen and spacious bedroom, but the outdoor space will really win you over – it’s a private garden with a fireplace! I’m thinking of booking this place for a romantic evening away.
Guest review: “From the moment we pulled up, we were in jaw dropping awe of how beautiful this place is. I found myself eager to stroll through the beautiful garden and sit by the fireplace, and it only got better. The suite was very clean and had all of the little things you would normally have at home, but forget to travel with.”
Old Fourth Ward Guest Suite
More info: This 650-square-foot guest suite has its own entrance and kitchenette, located in a 100-year-old renovated home.
Guest review: “What amazing hospitality! I’d definitely stay again if I return to Atlanta, super close to everything! The place was grand yet cozy, absolutely loved everything about it!”
Designer Suite on Piedmont Park
More info: The bedroom is gorgeous! This suite is close to Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It’s beautifully decorated and has a kitchenette.
Guest review: “Patrick’s place is exactly as described with great location close to the BeltLine and Piedmont Park. They have the best little perks as well – chocolates, snacks, bottled water, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, soft drinks, coffee, etc. As a solo female, staying at a place that is secure is top priority and this place was perfect. 20/10 would stay again!”
Bedrooms: 1 plus sofa bed and air mattress
More info: It’s located in an historic building, a rare thing in Atlanta where most buildings have been burnt down or torn down. This apartment has wifi and is within walking distance of coffee shops and restaurants. Note that it does not include a kitchen, however access to it can be arranged.
Guest Review: “Great location! I was in town for a conference at the Loews Hotel…this was very close (highly walkable), with plenty of reasonably priced, delicious restaurants nearby! Very cozy, VERY clean, great communication.”
Old Fourth Ward Hideaway
Bedrooms: Studio with 3 beds in a basement
More info: This little gem with new appliances is within walking distance of Piedmont Park, Ponce City Market and the BeltLine.
Guest review: “This is an excellent spot for a short stay in Atlanta! In addition to having off-street parking, it is clean, quiet, and close to plenty of fun things to do.”
Old Fourth Ward Basement Apartment
More info: The home is close to Ponce City Market and one of three units in the basement of the home.
Guest review: “We had a very nice experience. The place was in a perfect location to walk to restaurants, bars, etc. I’d 100% come back.”
(All photos are from the Airbnb listings.)
– Jan Schroder
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