AKA University City

2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
University City

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19.5
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  • Service17
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Hotel Description

Just across the Schuylkill River from downtown Philadelphia, at the edge of the University City district, is Cira Centre South, a “vertical neighborhood” housed in a pair of skyscrapers. And one of those skyscrapers contains AKA University City, an outpost of the AKA apartment-hotel concept (which was born right here in Philly, at Rittenhouse Square, but is rapidly spreading across the country and overseas).

Occupying the 29th through 46th floor, AKA University City offers a unique high-angle view of the city, as well as interiors designed by architect Piero Lissoni, who’s a big name in contemporary Italian furniture — and a big catch for this Philly hotel. Guests choose from one- and two-bedroom suites, all equipped with full kitchens and spa-like baths stocked with Bulgari products. Safe to say it’s a big upgrade over what you normally imagine when you hear “extended-stay apartment.”

Staff is on hand to help you with restaurants or anything else you need, and there’s a shuttle service connecting you with both Center City and University City, which is an emerging business district in its own right — and of course the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University are more or less at your doorstep.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 133 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Please note: The minimum age to check in is 21 years old.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Two Bedroom Premium Suite

    • Fits 5 people
    • 1 King Bed & 1 Queen Bed
    • 1100 ft²/102 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
  • Two Bedroom Premium Penthouse

    • Fits 5 people
    • 1 King Bed & 1 Queen Bed
    • 1100 ft²/102 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • separate bedroom
    • walk-in closet
  • Studio Penthouse

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 520 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
  • Studio

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 520 ft²/48 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
  • One Bedroom Penthouse

    • Fits 3 people
    • 600 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • walk-in closet
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 600 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
  • One Bedroom Premium Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 750 ft²/69 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • walk-in closet
  • One Bedroom Premium Penthouse

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 750 ft²/69 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • walk-in closet
  • One Bedroom Suite with Den

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 835 ft²/77 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
  • One Bedroom Penthouse with Den

    • Fits 3 people
    • 838 ft²/77 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
  • One Bedroom Penthouse with Library

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 975 ft²/90 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • walk-in closet
  • One Bedroom Suite with Library

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 975 ft²/90 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • full kitchen
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Please note: The minimum age to check in is 21 years old.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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