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AKA University City, Philadelphia

4-star4 stars
2929 Walnut StPhiladelphiaPA19104United States of America

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near University of Pennsylvania
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
  • I came into my experience with AKA expecting the highest quality of service. However, the…Jun 8, 2018
  • The view of Philadelphia was fantastic. The staff were extremely helpful. The…May 6, 2018
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From 49 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

AKA University City, Philadelphia

from $185
  • 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

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 - 1
  • Year Built 2017
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around AKA University City, Philadelphia


  • In University City
  • Liberty Bell Center - 40 min walk
  • Independence Hall - 40 min walk
  • University of Pennsylvania - 13 min walk
  • Ben Franklin National Memorial - 21 min walk
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 25 min walk
  • Reading Terminal Market - 32 min walk
  • Philadelphia Zoo - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia) - 26 min drive
  • Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field) - 30 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 - 10 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

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 144 reviews

AKA University City, Philadelphia
You MUST stay here!
AKA University City is AMAZING! The rooms are immaculately set up and very contemporary. The amenities are unmatched with a theater, business center, conference room, and heated pool. I love that the kitchens are state of the art and full even in the studio rooms. I also really love that I can do my laundry while traveling for work.
Robbye, us2 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Great place near 30th Street Station
it was great - clean room, nice amenities floor with pool.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Beautiful modern gem in Philly
The hotel is modern, beautiful and comfortable decor, and extremely well-appointed (w/small in-room kitchens and washer & dryers, pectacular views, beautiful fitness center with a proper 25 yard lap pool, business lounge, and delicious restaurant). The staff was friendly and accommodating. The only downside was that valet service was slow (maybe because it was a Sunday?)
A Traveler, us1 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
The indoor pool is particularly noteworthy--we loved it!!
Zara, us1 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Beautiful hotel with great views & service!
The hotel is lovely and the rooms have incredible views. The rooms are more like apartments than hotel rooms. Very comfortable! The gym is well maintained and had everything you need. There si also a lap pool. There si not a lot right around the hotel, but it is easy to get around nonetheless. It si a great hotel!
A Traveler, us3 night trip

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