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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!
  • This is the first time I stayed at an AKA and I was thrilled! Check in was quick and…Sep 1, 2018
  • I love everything about AKA , specious, beautiful. The view of the city from 31th floor…Aug 22, 2018
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From 75 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

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

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.

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 - 31 min walk
  • Philadelphia Zoo - 37 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

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 171 reviews

AKA University City, Philadelphia
They omitted to follow up on a request for roses in the room but Anne was amazing an took care of us. The hotel is gorgeous and the Tiger Lilly and Thyme scent they have flowing throw the building is incredible. Best hotel I’ve been to actually and I live 30 minutes away from it. 4 Seasons in Cairo is close second. Very impressed and will be returning just to use the indoor Golf and pool at Level 28. Also, straight shot to Logan and Rittenhouse Squares. I highly recommend the Penthouse Studio!
Michael, us1 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Fantastic! - AKA is Philly's best-kept secret!
Absolutely wonderful - the view is spectacular, the suite was spacious and spotless, and the location is perfect
A Traveler, us2 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Very nice staff and accommodations. The pillows need a little work. Maybe something not so large and a little softer.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Couple overnight stay
The building itself is a beautiful highrise walking distance from downtown Philly to the east and two prominent universities to the west. The views from our windows were spectacular overlooking the universities and downtown. The room itself was clean and very comfortable. The amenities on the 28th floor from the pool, rooftop lounge and bar were awesome. Front desk check-in staff professional and personable. Definitely would book another stay.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
AKA University City, Philadelphia
Best hotel ever!
Best hotel ever!!!!
Danielle, us1 night trip

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AKA University City, Philadelphia

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