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Aka University City
4 stars

Aka University City

2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
+1 215 372 9000
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$264
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rate per night

8.7
Great

based on 165 reviews

Aka University City
Thu 6/27
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Fri 6/28
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Standard room
Double room
King room

About Aka University City

  • Aparthotel Room
    Your room includes a full kitchen
  • 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
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Basics

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

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Additional bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

General

  • Window
  • River view
  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Lake view
  • Telephone
  • City view

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Media and entertainment

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

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • No smoking

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Dining

  • Grocery deliveries
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Pool

  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool with a view

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Game room

Workspace

  • Desk

Fitness

  • Fitness center

Reviews of Aka University City

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

8.7
Very goodBased on 165 verified guest reviews
8.6Friends
9.0Solo
8.9Families
8.4Couples

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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!

Location

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

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

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

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Aka University City

Low season

January

High season

May

Average price (weeknight)

$444

Average price (weekend night)

$414
Cheapest month to stay with an average 42% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 27% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at Aka University City

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Top tips for your stay at Aka University City

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Aka University City, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and December.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Aka University City, plan to stay on a Saturday or Friday. The most expensive day is usually Sunday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Aka University City was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $366, while the most expensive was $578.
  • How long should you stay at Aka University City? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Aka University City

  • Where is Aka University City located?

    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.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Aka University City?

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

  • Does Aka University City offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Aka University City offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Aka University City from the airport?

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

  • Does Aka University City have a pool?

    Yes, Aka University City has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Aka University City hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Aka University City in Philadelphia and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Aka University City and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Aka University City.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.4

Distance to city center

1.6 mi

Nearest Airport

Philadelphia

Distance to airport

5.9 mi