Various websites, such as Lease Break and Airbnb, connect renters with people looking to sublease their apartment or a room. Another option is extended-stay hotels, such as those offered by Extended Stay America.
People looking to rent an entire apartment for a short period of time can consider Lease Break. The website allows people looking to get out of their lease to post an ad, and renters can apply to take over the remainder of the lease. Because the lease dictates how long the new renters can stay, most places have firm move-in and move-out days.
Airbnb allows lease-holders to rent out extra rooms, and people renting a room can offer both weekly and monthly rates, which they sometimes offer at a significant discount. Renters who don't mind having roommates might be able to find a flexible short-term room. Airbnb also allows people to rent an entire house or apartment.
Extended Stay America and other extended-stay hotels typically offer significant discounts for weekly and monthly stays, making them a viable option for people comfortable in hotel-style rooms. The large size of many of these buildings means that they often have plenty of rooms available, which can make it easy to extend a stay at the last minute.