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AKA University City, Philadelphia

4-star4 stars
2929 Walnut StPhiladelphiaPA19104United States of America

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Liberty Bell Center
  • Free WiFi
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  • My stay at AKA was truly exceptional. The room was spacious, comfortable, and satisfied…Dec 3, 2018
  • AKA is my new favorite place. Im already planning my next get away. Everything you need…Nov 25, 2018
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From 107 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

AKA University City, Philadelphia

from $221
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (with Den)
  • Penthouse, 1 Bedroom (with Den)
  • Penthouse, 1 Bedroom
  • Penthouse, 1 Bedroom (with Library)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (with Library)
  • Premium Penthouse, 1 Bedroom
  • Premium Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Premium Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms
  • Penthouse (Studio)
  • Studio

What’s around AKA University City, Philadelphia


  • In University City
  • Liberty Bell Center - 40 min walk
  • Independence Hall - 40 min walk
  • Ben Franklin National Memorial - 21 min walk
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 25 min walk
  • Reading Terminal Market - 31 min walk
  • Philadelphia Zoo - 37 min walk
  • Drexel University - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia) - 25 min drive
  • Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field) - 31 min drive
  • Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer) - 40 min drive
  • Philadelphia 30th St Station - 7 min walk
  • Philadelphia University City Station - 12 min walk
  • Philadelphia 49th Street Station - 11 min drive
  • 30th St. Station - 8 min walk
  • 34th St. Station - 14 min walk
  • Walnut Locust Station - 22 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 133 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen

AKA University City, Philadelphia’s small print

Also known as

  • AKA University City Hotel


Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 25.00 per day

Valet parking costs USD 35.00 per day with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.00 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 187 reviews

AKA University City, Philadelphia
The hotel was very luxurious and I would definitely stay there if I have to travel to Philadelphia for business purposes. We had a studio suite in which we had a bedroom, living room, washer/dryer, and kitchen. The view from our 36th floor room was beautiful. It was very convenient to the Penn and Drexel campuses, which suited our visit, and was easy to access downtown as well. Staff were very friendly and quickly tended to our needs. The fitness center was very well-equipped and indoor pool was very nice. There was even a movie theater. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely stay there again.
Alison, us2 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
5 Star Experience
Beautiful hotel, walking distance to U Penn, will definitely stay there again!
A Traveler, us2 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
AKA Philadelphia is fantastic!
We loved AKA! Modern, clean rooms, nicely appointed with amazing views of Philadelphia! The hospitality floor was also wonderful: pool, gym, bar-lounge, business center, movie Theater... all very welcoming and clean!
Julie A, usOther trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Very Good8.0
A place to repeat!
Arlene, us1 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
This is the first time I stayed at an AKA and I was thrilled! Check in was quick and pleasant. I used the amenities, the pool was great, the fitness center perfect and the outdoor lounge clean! To be in the city I was surprised at how quiet the area was. I would absolutely stay here again.
Jessica, us1 night trip

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AKA University City, Philadelphia

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