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Overview of AKA University City

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Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Indoor pool
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
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AKA University City

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUniversity of Pennsylvania1 min walk
    Popular LocationDrexel University8 min walk
    Popular LocationRittenhouse Square13 min walk
    AirportPhiladelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.)14 min drive

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Premium Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Premium Suite, 2 Bedrooms

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Premium Penthouse, 1 Bedroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Room, 2 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Room, 2 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Suite, 1 Bedroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Studio

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Studio (Studio)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Penthouse, 1 Bedroom (with Den)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Suite, 1 Bedroom (with Den)

4.1/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Suite, 1 Bedroom (with Library)

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Penthouse, 1 Bedroom (with Library)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Penthouse, 1 Bedroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Philadelphia

Located in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, AKA University City is near a train station. Philadelphia Museum of Art and Mutter Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. Check out an event or a game at Citizens Bank Park, and consider making time for Philadelphia Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Pennsylvania - 1 min walk
  • Drexel University - 8 min walk
  • Mutter Museum - 9 min walk
  • Rittenhouse Square - 13 min walk
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Philadelphia 30th St Station - 7 min walk
  • 30th St. Station - 7 min walk
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • Sotto — 5 min walk
  • Sláinte — 5 min walk
  • Erawan — 6 min walk
  • Bridgewater's Pub — 6 min walk
  • Bistro St. Tropez — 7 min walk

About this property

AKA University City

4-star Philadelphia hotel in University City, walk to University of Pennsylvania
A restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 133 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find room service, premium bedding, and coffee makers. Limited housekeeping is available.
AKA University City offers 133 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Philadelphia hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 26.00 per day)
  • Free area shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Iron/ironing board

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 26.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Property is 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

4.7
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 260 out of 308 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 30 out of 308 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 308 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 308 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 308 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is the best place to live in Philadelphia. I will always recommend it!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021