Aka University City

Aka University City

2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
+1 215 372 9000

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About Aka University City

  • Aparthotel Room
    Your room includes a full kitchen
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

AKA University City is a 268-room luxury hotel in Philadelphia, located in the Cira Centre South building. This hotel occupies the top 18 floors of the building, providing guest rooms with sweeping views of the surrounding city. The guest rooms at this hotel are all furnished with ultra-luxury furnishings, linens, and technology to give guests all the creature comforts of home. The hotel also features plenty of amenities and facilities on the 28th floor, known as Level28, where guests will find a glass-enclosed pool that is Olympic-sized, a yoga area and 3D golf simulator, a Technogym fitness center, outdoor rooftop terrace with fire pits, a lounge, private screening room, and business center facilities.

The AKA University City offers its own Tesla house car for guest use, which can be reserved through the Resident Services Team. Guests can enjoy dining at the Walnut Street Cafe, located on the lobby level, or explore the unique elevated park space known as Cira Green, a one-acre landscaped park located right by the hotel. There is a dedicated doorman at this property, which also offers 24-hour front desk services for guest convenience. The Resident Services Team can provide recommendations, assistance with appointments and reservations, and more.

The AKA offers laundry and dry cleaning services for guests, as well as car rentals, limousine and Town Car service, and complimentary WiFi in all public areas and guest suites. The suites also include luxury beds and linens, flatscreen TVs, in-suite washer and dryer, living and dining areas, spa-like baths with separate tubs and showers, and an assortment of bath amenities and luxurious perks. All rooms offer 10-foot ceilings and huge windows for stunning views of the Philadelphia area.

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Amenities at Aka University City

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans

Health and safety

  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Wine glasses
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine


  • Grocery deliveries
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining table


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Sofa
  • Telephone

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool with a view

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Game room


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Desk


  • Fitness center

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:locations, suite with kitchen and washer and dryer
Cons:everything was great- just a steamer for clothes but that's pretty specific!


2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

What's nearby

  • University of Pennsylvania0.5 mi
  • The Franklin Institute0.7 mi
  • Barnes Foundation0.8 mi
  • Rodin Museum0.8 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul0.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art1 mi
  • Historic City Hall1 mi
  • Masonic Temple1.1 mi
  • Macy's Center City1.1 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary1.3 mi
  • Reading Terminal Market1.3 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo1.5 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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FAQs when booking at Aka University City

  • Aka University City is located at 2929 Walnut Street in University City, 1.6 miles from the center of Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania is the closest landmark to Aka University City.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Aka University City.

  • Yes, Aka University City offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Aka University City is 5.9 miles from Philadelphia. Aka University City is 29.3 miles from Greater Wilmington.

  • Yes, Aka University City has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

1.6 mi

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