AKA University City

Top choice hotel

in University City & West Philadelphia
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All of the rental units on the upper 18 floors of Cira Centre South have spectacular views. However it's the sophisticated looks inside that will capture your attention. Rooms are spacious, contemporary and equipped with full kitchens. With facilities including an Olympic-length pool, gym, yoga studio (with free classes) and lovely lounge, you might never want to leave.

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Quick description

Housed in a modern high-rise building, the apartments at AKA University City is partly residential with a front desk and onsite amenities that include a lounge, a restaurant, a fitness centre and an indoor pool. AKA apartments are completely furnished and feature in-unit laundry facilities and full kitchens for guests’ comfort. Large windows showcasing views of the city or the river add to AKA’s offerings. Enclosed in floor-to-ceiling windows, the fitness centre and the 75-foot Olympic-size indoor pool are located on the 28th floor with panoramic views. Walnut Street Café is an all-day restaurant offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can also lounge in the landscaped terrace or the onsite bar. Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania are within 1 km of the property. Guests can also avail the shuttle service to Center City, Philadelphia.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. A damage deposit of USD 200 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note a penalty fee will be charged for guests found to be smoking at the property. Guests may not exceed the stated occupancy of the unit. Parties are not permitted anywhere in the property building.


  • Access to health care professionals
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Pool with view
  • Wifi
  • Garden
  • Cashless payment available
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Shallow end
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Sun terrace
  • Family rooms
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Parking
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Terrace
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • First aid kit available
  • Internet services
  • Heated pool
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Face masks for guests available


  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor pool (all year)


  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Free WiFi available