Aka University City

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

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based on 169 reviews
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Distance to city center 1.6 mi
Location rating 8.9

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beautiful room in 41 reviews
beautiful view in 26 reviews
breath taking in 5 reviews
clean rooms in 5 reviews
comp upgrade in 2 reviews
floor to ceiling windows in 21 reviews
gym and pool in 37 reviews
hotel design in 7 reviews
penthouse in 4 reviews
philadelphia in 4 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    The location, view at the room and TVs were nice size. Oversized tub was great for my 6’2 frame.

    Wish we could of gotten the room I requested.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    8.3

    super comfortable bed! great city views!!

    staff could have been more friendly and responsive

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10.0

    It is very well kept. Very good location. Accesible from any direction.

    Extractors in the kitchens did not worked well. You could smell cooking from other apartments sometimes.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10.0

    Great view

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    8.3

    If you need to be near the train station or the University of Pennsylvania, this hotel is perfectly located. It's more a set of apartments than a full-service hotel. There's no restaurant and the staff is bare bones, but the room itself was amazing. Full kitchen, washer-dryer, nice bathroom (no bathtub), and an amazing view. The room was pretty quiet though I could hear my neighbor's television when I was in the living room. The fitness center was lovely, with a gorgeous view.

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About

Overview

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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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.0 Excellent

based on 169 reviews

10.0

Pool

10.0

Vibe

8.1

Service

5.0

Food

Things to Know

  • Nice building
  • Modern Hotel
  • Good fitness area
  • Great view

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

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Amenities

Kitchen/Kitchenette
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
Laundry service
Room service
Game room
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Elevator
Business center
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Spa
Coffee shop
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Rooftop

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • University of Pennsylvania 0.5 mi
  • The Franklin Institute 0.7 mi
  • Barnes Foundation 0.8 mi
  • Rodin Museum 0.8 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 0.9 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art 1 mi

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Greater Wilmington 29.3 mi
Philadelphia 30th Street Station 0.3 mi
Philadelphia North 3.5 mi

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