AKA University City

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near University of Pennsylvania

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AKA University City

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Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Meeting facility

Overview of AKA University City

9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $355
Price available on 10/1/2023
2929 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free area shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

  • 1022 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Penthouse, 1 Bedroom (with Library)

  • 962 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

  • 1022 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Room, 2 Bedrooms

  • 1022 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Suite, 1 Bedroom (with Library)

  • 963 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Room, 2 Bedrooms

  • 1022 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Premium Penthouse, 1 Bedroom

  • 715 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Studio (Studio)

  • 520 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom

  • 715 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Suite, 1 Bedroom (with Den)

  • 835 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Penthouse, 1 Bedroom (with Den)

  • 835 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed


  • 520 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Premium Penthouse, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

  • 715 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Studio, Accessible

  • 520 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In University City
  • University of Pennsylvania - 1 min walk
  • Rittenhouse Square - 11 min walk
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 25 min walk
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center - 28 min walk
  • Reading Terminal Market - 29 min walk
  • Philadelphia Zoo - 31 min walk
  • Liberty Bell Center - 38 min walk
  • Drexel University - 1 min drive
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - 2 min drive
  • City Hall - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) - 14 min drive
  • Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia) - 21 min drive
  • Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field) - 34 min drive
  • Trenton–Mercer Airport (TTN) - 44 min drive
  • 30th St Station - 7 min walk
  • Philadelphia, PA (ZFV-30th Street Rail Station) - 7 min walk
  • Philadelphia University City Station - 12 min walk
  • 30th St. Station - 6 min walk
  • 33rd St Station - 10 min walk
  • Penn Medicine Station - 12 min walk
  • Free area shuttle


  • Ambrosia Ristorante BYOB - 6 min walk
  • K'Far - 12 min walk
  • Vernick Food & Drink - 9 min walk
  • Rosy's Taco Bar - 5 min walk
  • Via Locusta - 16 min walk

About this property

AKA University City

AKA University City features a rooftop terrace and puts you just steps from University of Pennsylvania. You can splash around at the indoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A fitness center and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upscale hotel include refrigerators and microwaves. Public transportation is just a short walk: 30th St. Station is 6 minutes and 33rd St Station is 10 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 133 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 26.00 per day)


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2017
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Arcade/game room


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day


  • Self parking costs USD 26.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Property Registration Number 864141

Also known as

AKA University City Hotel
AKA Hotel
AKA University City Hotel
AKA University City Philadelphia
AKA University City Hotel Philadelphia

Frequently asked questions

Does AKA University City offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, AKA University City does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at AKA University City?
As of Sep 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at AKA University City on Oct 1, 2023 start from $355, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at AKA University City?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at AKA University City?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at AKA University City?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at AKA University City?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 26.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at AKA University City?
You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.