Customer service
Have a question about event space?

Photos courtesy of : AKA University City

Address : 2929 Walnut Hill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Event Pricing Estimator

AKA University City Philadelphia event pricing estimates

Estimated Cost: $0
Per Hour: $0


Looking for a sleek and sophisticated hotel to host your event? AKA University City will surely suffice. Feautring a pool, restaurant, bar, shuttle, and more. It's no wonder AKA University has such good reviews. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, you and your guests will not be dissapointed. 

Welcoming you to Cira Centre South’s innovative vertical neighborhood, AKA University City encompasses 268 ultra-luxury furnished hotel and apartment residences in Philadelphia. Located on the upper 18 floors of Cira Centre South, AKA University City strives to enhance the experience of every resident, going above and beyond the typical extended stay hotel to offer a compelling lifestyle experience. The property’s 28th floor, Level28, is dedicated to our residents’ well-being and enjoyment with an expansive glass-enclosed Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center and yoga area, 3D golf simulator, outdoor terrace with fire pits, sophisticated a.lounge, business center facilities, and a private screening room. AKA residents can also enjoy Walnut Street Café, a highly anticipated addition to Philadelphia’s burgeoning culinary scene, and Cira Green, a spectacular one-acre elevated urban park offering an array of cultural arts events and experiences. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with interiors and amenities from Lissoni Associati, the location of AKA University City at Cira Centre South has a prominent place in the Philadelphia skyline - and the highest views of any residential building in the city. The Cinema Room accommodates up to 20 people . Rental rate on weekdays (M-Th) the rate is $100 per 3-hour period. Weekends (F-Su) the 3-hour rate is $300. If you require additional space Level 28’s Boardroom holds 10- 12 persons around one large table. Our Cinema is great for classroom-style and/or visual presentations for up to 20 guests. This combination works only if your agenda turns on smaller breakout presentations.

AKA University City Philadelphia Menu Below


AKA University City Reviews below

Yelp Rating: 4 - 15 Votes
Yelp reviews
Google Rating: 4.6
4 years ago
I have been staying at the AKA University City every weekend for the past month and I have not one complaint. This place is incredible. Staff is accommodating and friendly, the views are breathtaking, and the rooms are well appointed, furnished beautifully and have a chic modern feel to them. I plan on continuing to stay here on the weekends, AKA is now my second home! Thank you for the pride your company takes in its exceptional customer service and hospitality!
4 years ago
This place is mediocre at best. I've stayed at less expensive hotels that were better than this. Its esthetically pleasing but that's it. The rooms and dusty and the food is expensive and just ok. I'm staying here now but will not be returning.
4 years ago
Don’t book this hotel I made a reservation front desk was very rude. Clearly all the workers are not on the same page. There person I spoke with told me for Sunday’s there was no room fee but when I got there it was a different story I asked the front desk and was told the rules just changed. So why was that not communicate I don’t understand why all the workers don’t know that and I waited over an hour to check check in but saw them check in multiple people before me but made me wait until three o clock and then that happens. If there a little bit nicer and clearer I would have just paid the deposit!
4 years ago
My experience could not have been better. I've stayed at hundreds of hotels and this is the first review I've felt the need to write. Joe the aka representative who checked us in was AHMAZING. He helped my friends and I get rooms together, helped my husband get a drink when he arrived late and the bar had just closed, helped us get a ride in the tesla to dinner. The rooms are gorgeous, and the amenities are top of the line. Rave reviews to Joe and AKA University City, we will be staying again for sure.
5 years ago
Very nice accommodations. Spot on amenities. The pool is unlike any other. Absolutely beautiful. Friendly staff and hey! They'll drive you around in Tesla 😁
Google reviews

Reservations & Directions

AKA University City Philadelphia reservations and directions

Get directions

Party Min and Max

AKA University City Philadelphia minimum and maximum

-group-profile-users 20 people maximum


AKA University City amenities below

Good For

AKA University City is good for the following

Contact Information

 contact website

 contact phoneNumber (215) 372-9000

Venue Type

Beautiful hotel with friendly staff, great service, incredible views, and a modern sleek look.


AKA University City parking below

Parking Nearby


AKA University City hours of operation

  •  1 availability Monday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  •  2 availability Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  •  3 availability Wednesday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  •  4 availability Thursday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  •  5 availability Friday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  •  6 availability Saturday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  •  7 availability Sunday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Special Message about Venue Rentals

Please be aware all of our pricing for venues are simply estimates. For exact pricing information please contact the venue directly.


AKA University City does not allow BYOF for private parties

 food BYOF option not available


AKA University City does not allow BYOB for private parties

 wine BYOB option not available


AKA University City Facebook and Instagram below

 facebook  instagram

You may also like

kellys list
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 20 - 60 people max
sweet-freedom-vegan-bakery list
Sweet Freedom Vegan Bakery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5 - 10 people max
california-pizza-kitchen-philadelphia list
California Pizza Kitchen Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 - 30 people max
maggianos-little-italy-1 list
Maggiano's Little Italy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 20 - 40 people max
fraschetta list
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 - 60 people max
mortons-the-steakhouse-1 list
Morton's, The Steakhouse
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 14 - 60 people max
ruths-chris-steak-house-1 list
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30 - 120 people max
the-capital-grille-1 list
The Capital Grille
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 - 30 people max
vintage list
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 - 20 people max
tria-cafe list
Tria Cafe
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 - 24 people max

Our Blog

blog for uses
best things
Best things to do in Philly 2019
amazing thing
Fun Things to do in the Philly Area with Kids