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5.0 out of 5

"Very nice place amazing view. Very clean and comfortable place. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 21 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near University of Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia

At this University City hotel, you'll be well placed to visit University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, both within a 5-minute walk. Walnut Street and Mutter Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free area shuttle

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the gym and perks like free WiFi and a free area shuttle. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and laundry facilities and concierge services are also offered.

Free Internet, kitchens

The 133 guestrooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, free WiFi and free wired Internet, and kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Room service, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

Studio (Studio)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$305* Per night/room Oct 31 - Nov 1

Penthouse, 1 Bedroom (with Library)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Penthouse, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Penthouse, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

AKA University City ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for AKA University City

Everyone (5)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 22, 2019 by Michael W

Thank you for your rating, and I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you choose AKA University City in the future! Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Very nice place amazing view. Very clean and comfortable place.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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Jul 25, 2019 by Michael W

Dear Traveler, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback, and hope you return in the near future. Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
the good: Views were fantastic. Room was comfortable. the not so good: Computer system was down during checkout so could not get receipt.

Posted by , from San Francisco on May 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 20, 2019 by Michael W

Dear AC, Thank your for your review of aka University City. Our team strives to provide the best possible experience for all our residents and guests. I am happy to read that you had a great experience. I apologize the system was down when you checked out, and I hope the team was able to send you an email copy of your receipt later in the day. Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 19, 2019 by Michael W

Dear Traveler, Thank you for rating AKA University City 5 Stars. We value your feedback greatly, and we look forward to welcoming you back to AKA in the near future! Regards, Michael Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Love this hotel. Tons of amenities. Great to have a dryer to dry our clothes that got wet while walking in the rain!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 26, 2018 by Michael W

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the stellar feedback. Out unique apartment-style suites offer many amenities that traditional hotel rooms do not, a full size dryer being one of them. We are happy to hear that you put it to good use!

Property Features

AKA University City offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. AKA University City also features a rooftop terrace, a garden, and concierge services. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Philadelphia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 133 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2017
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: 30th St Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: 30th St. Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

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.

  • In-room kitchen
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

AKA University City has a restaurant on site.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; 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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. 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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • AKA University City Hotel
  • AKA Hotel
  • AKA University City Hotel
  • AKA University City Philadelphia
  • AKA University City Hotel Philadelphia
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.