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AKA University City

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AKA University City's ultra-luxury hotel residences, featuring Philadelphia's highest and most spectacular residential views, are available by the day, month or year. Sophisticated amenities include an entire 28th floor dedicated to resident wellness, relaxation and enjoyment; Cira Green, a visionary, one-acre landscaped oasis 90 feet above street level; and Walnut Street Cafe, a world-class, seasonally-inspired restaurant. For best rates, book direct.
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Property amenities
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
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Special Offer:Winter Getaway with AKA

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Full view
92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
43Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
116Reviews
97Photos
5Q+A
23Room tips
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Clean, great view, massive room; staying there for 9 nights and so far is amazing. Great view of the city, great location, modern and clean. Highly recommended for all business travelers or students and family. Located very close to 30th Street Station, Drexel University and U
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Response from MichaelW7843, Front Office Manager at AKA University City
Responded 5 days ago
Dear FK_VALEMUS, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review of aka University City. Our team works hard to ensure everyone has an amazing stay with us, and your stay is a reflection of that. We do indeed have an ideal location, especially for Drexel and Penn, and a quick walk from 30th Street Station. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager
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This is one of the best hotels My husband and I have stayed at by far. The staff are very pleasant and comforting. Joe was wonder from start to finish! When I first came in I felt comfortable he offered me so many amenities and brought me up and my guest wine and offered late
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Response from MichaelW7843, Front Office Manager at AKA University City
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sheena W, Thank your for your review of aka University City, and more importantly, thank you for staying with us. I am happy to read that you chose our property for your husband's special birthday weekend. We hope to welcome you again in the near future, for all your special occasions getaways. See you soon! Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager
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Me and my husband stayed at AKA for our anniversary and it was just amazing! It’s not many hotels in Philadelphia that can compare, front desk check in EXELLENT, cleanliness, SUPERB, amenities, AMAZING. We were so pleased! Joe brought us a bottle of wine on arrival and upgraded
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Response from MichaelW7843, Front Office Manager at AKA University City
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Baddestdesigner, Happy Anniversary! I am so happy you chose to stay with us for your special day. Our team goes to great lengths to ensure all our guests have memorable experiences when they stay with us, and I am so happy to read that Joe and the team were able to deliver. We are looking forward to welcoming you back, hopefully sooner rather than later! Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager
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I have stayed at the AKA at least one week a month for over two years now and there are so many things that are awesome about it, but the front desk staff tops it all. I travel a lot, so frankly I never write anything about my experiences, but the front desk staff are so much
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Response from MichaelW7843, Front Office Manager at AKA University City
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear M6901UJpatriciah, First, allow me to thank you for such an incredible review of our property. I am so happy to hear that you had such a sensational experience with our front desk team members. We take great pride in ensuring that every guest receives excellent service when they stay with us, and I am pleased to read that Lisa delivered on all accounts! I am so very excited to share this feedback with my team, I am sure they will be happy to see that their day to day efforts have paid off! We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully in the near future. Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager
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The suites were really big, gorgeous views of the city, really nice kitchen. Amazing pool on the 28th floor. Most importantly, Lisa st the front desk was so kind and helpful when my daughter got sick and needed supplies. A shout out to Lisa, who was like a caring mother!!
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Response from MichaelW7843, Front Office Manager at AKA University City
Responded 11 Feb 2019
Dear Leah, Thank you for your glowing review of AKA University City! We work hard to make every stay memorable, and I am so happy to read that our team was able to go above and beyond while you and your daughter stayed with us. I hope that this personalized, dedicated service will ensure your return to visit us many times in the future. Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager
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"All rooms are great. Housekeeping is superb. Just pick the size you need."
"best views"
"Corner suites are larger and sunny, with great sunsets!"
"I visited 3 other rooms, really suites, outside of the one I stayed and they each had unique touches - all with amazing views."
"Get a room facing north for the best views."
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PRICE RANGE
US$247 - US$519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUniversity City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
268
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