Aka Rittenhouse Square Hotel - Philadelphia

135 South 18Th Street, Philadelphia, United States  show map
 4 stars
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Aka Rittenhouse Square Hotel - Philadelphia

 Free Wi-Fi
 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Air conditioning

Overview

The luxury four–star property is ideally located at the head of Rittenhouse Square and is close to the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Civil War and Railroad Museum.

Renovated in 2011, the property perfectly combines modern style with the latest technology.

All 78 rooms are well-appointed with a kitchen as well as marble bathrooms, Sony flat screen televisions, DVD players and stereos. Also there are rooms with spectacular views over the city.

Dining facilities include a.kitchen restaurant with European-style cuisine and quality seasonal ingredients, delicious, terroir-driven natural wines, classic, well-made cocktails, and choice craft beers.

Recreational amenities include a spa and a wellness center.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   80.

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms and rooms for people with disabilities.

The stylish property offers Standard Rooms, Studios and Suites.

Rooms come with state of the art kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and espresso cabinetry.

Extra beds are not available. Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.

Dining options

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices.

The bar serves soft drinks, cocktails and light snacks.

The a.kitchen restaurant with European-style cuisine and quality seasonal ingredients, delicious, terroir-driven natural wines; classic, well-made cocktails; and choice craft beers. The design, created by NYC architect Edward Asfour, is casually sophisticated, with a warm, modern interior featuring white oak, Vermont marble, a ten-seat open kitchen and sidewalk seating.

Room service is available.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 34 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room view

  • City view
  • Park view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Aka Rittenhouse Square Hotel - Philadelphia Philadelphia location
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Hotel Address:

135 South 18Th Street, Philadelphia, United States

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City Center
  • Philadelphia
    2300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • 30th Street Station
    4000 ft
  • Philadelphia, PA Station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    7.3 mi
Restaurants
  • Parc
    200 ft
  • a. kitchen (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Love Park
    2000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    80

Rooms and availability

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms and rooms for people with disabilities.

The stylish property offers Standard Rooms, Studios and Suites.

Rooms come with state of the art kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and espresso cabinetry.

Extra beds are not available. Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.

Aka Rittenhouse Square Premium One-Bedroom SuiteAka Rittenhouse Square Premium One-Bedroom SuiteAka Rittenhouse Square Premium One-Bedroom Suite
Premium One-Bedroom Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 670 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This 675 square feet one bedroom suite is fully furnished. It has dark gray wire-brushed hardwood floors throughout, framed artwork, lovely views of Rittenhouse Square, multiple exposures for natural light, and room-darkening window shades. HDTVs with Apple TV and cable channels are there in the living room and bedroom. Living area includes custom furnishings upholstered in natural fabrics. Bedroom has a king bed with Sferra Italian linens and adjustable bedside reading lamps. The open kitchen features granite countertops, brushed stainless steel appliances and walnut cabinets. The white marble bathroom has glass shower enclosures and Bulgari bath amenities.

Room facilities
    Aka Rittenhouse Square StudioAka Rittenhouse Square StudioAka Rittenhouse Square Studio
    Studio
    Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
    Size: 345 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This 320 square feet studio is fully furnished. The studio features framed artwork, custom furnishings upholstered in natural fabrics and a comfortable chair. It has a queen size bed and adjustable bedside reading lamps. White marble bathroom has a glass shower and Bulgari bath amenities. The bedroom has a flat-screen TV which is equipped with an Apple TV and cable channels.

    Room facilities
      Aka Rittenhouse Square Two-Bedroom SuiteAka Rittenhouse Square Two-Bedroom SuiteAka Rittenhouse Square Two-Bedroom Suite
      Two-Bedroom Suite
      Bed type: 2 Super King-size beds
      Size: 980 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Offers city and Rittenhouse Square views, kitchen, living room with sofa, breakfast table, and 32-inch flat-screen TV.

      Room facilities
        Aka Rittenhouse Square One-Bedroom SuiteAka Rittenhouse Square One-Bedroom SuiteAka Rittenhouse Square One-Bedroom Suite
        One-Bedroom Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Super King-size bed or 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed
        Size: 1100 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This 980 square feet suite is fully furnished and has a workspace with a pull-out sofa. It features dark gray wire-brushed hardwood floors, framed artwork, multiple exposures for natural light and room-darkening window shades. HDTVs with Apple TV and cable channels are there in the living room and bedroom. Living area includes custom furnishings upholstered in natural fabrics. Some suites feature French doors that open to Juliette balconies that overlooks the Rittenhouse Square. Bedroom has a king bed with Sferra Italian linens and adjustable bedside reading lamps. The open kitchen features granite countertops, brushed stainless steel appliances and walnut cabinets. The white marble bathroom has glass shower enclosures and Bulgari bath amenities.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Aka Rittenhouse Square Hotel - Philadelphia Philadelphia location
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          Hotel Address:

          135 South 18Th Street, Philadelphia, United States

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Philadelphia
            2300 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • 30th Street Station
            4000 ft
          • Philadelphia, PA Station
            4000 ft
          • Bus stop
            7.3 mi
          Restaurants
          • Parc
            200 ft
          • a. kitchen (cuisine: American)
            100 ft
          Parks
          • Love Park
            2000 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            80

          Aka Rittenhouse Square Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          Shopping areas

          Amusement

          • Supercade Amusement - 1400 ft

          Historical sites

          Museums

          • Art Alliance Philadelphia - 400 ft
          • Creative Artists Network - 400 ft
          • Pennsylvania Performing Arts - 400 ft
          • Rosenbach Museum and Library - 700 ft
          • Museum District - 700 ft
          • Fairmount Park Art Assn - 700 ft
          • Romanian Museum and Gallery - 1000 ft
          • Center City Proprietors Assn - 1000 ft
          • Civil War and Railroad Museum - 1400 ft
          • Civil War Library and Museum - 1400 ft
          • Avenue of the Arts - 1700 ft
          • National American Jewish Hstry - 1700 ft
          • Philadelphia Dance Alliance - 1700 ft

          Halls

          Universities, Institutes

          • Orleans Technical Institute - 400 ft
          • The Art institute of Philadelphia - 700 ft
          • American Center-Technical Arts - 700 ft
          • Academy of Vocal Arts - 1000 ft
          • Jewish Theological Seminary - 1000 ft
          • Philadelphia School - 1400 ft
          • John Robert Powers Modeling - 1400 ft
          • Philadelphia Clg of Performing - 1700 ft
          • Rosemont College - 1700 ft
          • Philadelphia Wireless Tech - 1700 ft

          College Campuses

          Local attractions

          • Independence Hall - 1.1 mi
            Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia
          • The African American Museum in Philadelphia - 1.0 mi
            701 Arch St., Philadelphia
          • Athenaeum of Philadelphia - 1.1 mi
            219 S. Sixth St., Philadelphia
          • Philadelphia History Museum - 1.0 mi
            15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia
          • Philadelphia Museum of Art - 1.2 mi
            26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

          Near the hotel

          • Curtis Institute Of Music - 600 ft
            1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
          • Opera Philadelphia - 1400 ft
            Cnr Broad & Locust Sts, Philadelphia
          • Independence Mall - 1800 ft
            Philadelphia, PA
          • Mutter Museum - 2100 ft
            19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia
          • Liberty Place - 800 ft
            17th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia
          • Rosenbach Museum and Library - 1700 ft
            2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia
          • Avenue of the Arts - 1900 ft
            Broad St., Philadelphia

          Restaurants nearby

          • Parc - 200 ft

            Address: 277 South 18th Street
            Phone: 215-545-2262

            71% likes this, based on 554 reviews
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

          • The Dandelion - 300 ft

            Address: 124 South 18th Street
            Phone: 215-558-2500

            86% likes this, based on 260 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary
            Price Range: USD 21 - USD 31

          • Rouge - 200 ft

            Address: 205 S 18th St
            Phone: 215-732-6622

            65% likes this, based on 123 reviews
            Cuisine: American, French, Asian
            Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

          • a. kitchen - 100 ft

            Address: 135 South 18th Street
            Phone: 215. 825. 7030

            76% likes this, based on 98 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

          • Tria - 300 ft

            Address: 123 S 18th St
            Phone: (215) 972-8742

            72% likes this, based on 227 reviews
            Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

          Getting there.

          Philadelphia International Airport is in 10.6km.

          • Head east. Take the ramp to I-95 N. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Philadelphia/I-95 N and merge onto I-95 N. Take exit 17 to merge onto PA-611 N/S Broad St toward Pattison Avenue. Turn left onto Lombard Street. Turn right onto S 18th Street. The hotel will be on the right.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            80
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          Aka Rittenhouse Square Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Aka Rittenhouse Square

          Average guest rating

          8.0out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 35 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          2.0
          Rooms
          5.0
          Service
          4.5
          Value
          5.0

          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple
            10.0

            Aka Rittenhouse Square was wonderful: spacious, well-decorated, and a great value. The staff were attentive and kind and professional, and they really helped us settle in and feel welcome. The square itself made a wonderful place to relax, and the shops and restaurants around the square were also terrific; I wish we could have stayed longer.

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            We had never visited the Rittenhouse Square area before and loved it. We walked almost everywhere from the hotel. We could drop off items in the middle of our day because the location was so convenient and the hotel was so easy to get in and out of. The size and the layout of the hotel was perfect because my husband travels for work therefore was not looking forward to staying in another tiny hotel room so having a suite was perfect. I loved the fact that there is a small kitchen and although we only reheated food, it was great having so many household items already there(scissors). The staff was excellant as well. They made reservations for us, made us feel welcomed, and were right on target with their recommendations.We will definitely stay again. I would especially recommend this hotel if you are traveling with children. We will also try other aka locations because of our positive experience with the Rittenhouse Sqaure location.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            The front desk staff were exceptional. Nothing was too much to ask and they were very knowledge about the area.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            Great location

            Parking garage close, but no valet parking available

          • Single
            8.2

            The friendliness of all the staff and their willingness to help when asked. Their knowledge about the local area (ie where to get food, coffee etc) and Philadelphia. The cleaness of the rooms and their pleasant layout.

            It will be great when the renovations are complete.

          • Single
            9.6

            The staff was unbelievable. They are responsive and they make their guest(s) feel important. They go above and beyond what you would expect. Outstanding!

            Housekeeping could be more consistent.

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            the location was great,and the fully stocked kitchen was awsome. The staff was very helpful. all-in-all it was a good choice.

            The lack of a garagewas the only problem we had.

          • Single
            8.2

            The room was very comfortable. The location is great. the price was very reasonable and the staff very nice.

            The room was a little bit noisy during evenings and nights. I think it would be nice to put double glazing.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            This is the best place to stay in Pholadelphia, perfect location, perfect staff.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            Very helpful staff , large rooms and very good location.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Great place. Like having an apartment on the park. Wi definitely go back. Great resteraunts and shopping. Great location. Loved it

          • Older travelers
            5.4

            We were very disappointed. I didn't realize that this primary function of this facility is corporate housing. We walked in expecting more of an upscale hotel look but there was no lobby. We stopped in the restaurant for a drink. The bar stools were full but majority of restaurant tables empty. We asked if we could sit at a table for a quick drink but were told that there were reservations for all the tables so could not be accomodated. The bathroom sink opening was smaller than the commode. The kitchen was equipped for those staying longer periods of time. We ended up leaving early.

          • Couple
            8.2

            The location is incredible and the deal they have worked out with the garage nearby is also great--a flat $20/day for in and out, which is fantastic. It is also easy to park directly in front of the hotel to load and unload. The wifi is very good--free with the room and open to unlimited devices with a simple login protocol. Staff is friendly and helpful.

            For short stays it lacks some of the amenities one might want. We asked repeatedly for bottled water but were told they had run out. Bathroom was also extremely small, although the kitchenette area and the bar table in front of it were great for laying out stuff.

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            It was very modern and clean and spacious, and well-located for the museums and the symphony and shopping.

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            Aka Rittenhouse Square was within walking distance of the start/finish line for the Philadelphia Marathon. It was the primary reason for choosing the hotel. Upon arrival, our room had been updated to a very spacious suite, which we enjoyed very much. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and exceeded our needs.

            Although we were on the 12th floor, the city noises sounded like they were right outside our windows -- building needs better insulation against noise.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Aka Rittenhouse Square Hotel - Philadelphia Philadelphia location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          135 South 18Th Street, Philadelphia, United States

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Philadelphia
            2300 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • 30th Street Station
            4000 ft
          • Philadelphia, PA Station
            4000 ft
          • Bus stop
            7.3 mi
          Restaurants
          • Parc
            200 ft
          • a. kitchen (cuisine: American)
            100 ft
          Parks
          • Love Park
            2000 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of floors:
            12
          • Number of rooms:
            80