There's no question that Airbnb offers one of the best ways to travel and experience the world. There's no better way to learn about a destination and to not feel like a tourist than to stay in a neighbourhood and an accommodation where people actually live rather than being in a hotel. If that's what you're looking for, of course. I've had great experiences staying in Airbnb's in Brooklyn, Barcelona and Valencia, and wouldn't have traded them for all the room service in the world.
So, when we were looking to do a little in-town getaway for our anniversary (because the grandparents ever-so-kindly offered to stay chez us and mind our babe. Yay!), we decided to think outside the box a little and go with an Airbnb stay instead of a hotel. We chose the King of Portland Suite on Portland near King St. West (see what they did there?) and it was perfect. Clean, spacious, just as it looked in the pictures, with cable and WiFi all included, and Victoria was an awesome host. It was conveniently close to our spa date, dinner and brunch plans. Plus...and this is very important as new parents...comfy and quiet enough for a blissful nine hours of sleep. It doesn't get much better than that.