How to book an apartment on Sonder, the vacation rental company that combines hotel service with the feel of a private home
- Sonder is an apartment-rental company that offers rentals in properties it leases and manages.
- It's one of several new hybrid companies like Lyric and Blueground that combine elements of hotels and Airbnbs.
- In contrast to Airbnb, which is mainly made up of individual owners listing their homes and apartments, Sonder leases, designs, furnishes, and manages all of its apartments.
- Sonder has 9,000 properties in cities including New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Diego, Austin, Miami, New Orleans, London, and Dubai.
- I recently booked a Sonder apartment in New York City - here's what it's like to make a reservation on its website.
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Vacation rental startup Sonder claims to combine the best parts of a home and a hotel.
In contrast to Airbnb, which is mainly made up of individual owners listing their homes and apartments, Sonder leases, designs, furnishes, and manages its apartments, which can be found in 26 cities in the US and abroad including New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Diego, Denver, Austin, Miami, New Orleans, Montreal, London, and Dubai.
The apartment-rental company operates hotel-type leases in residential buildings, which allows it to offer the "consistency and service of a great hotel" but "in a space that feels more like a home," according to the website.
Sonder apartments come with fully equipped kitchens and in-unit washers and dryers. Some also include access to building amenities such as game rooms and movie theaters. A 24-hour concierge service can be contacted via the Sonder app.
Here's how to book a Sonder apartment.