Aka Rittenhouse Square - Philadelphia

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 34 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The 4-star Aka Rittenhouse Square Hotel is set about 1.8 km from Independence Hall. The hotel's Liberty building set in the heart of Philadelphia was completely refurbished in 2011.

The property is situated 1.7 km away from Liberty Bell Center. Aka Rittenhouse Square Hotel lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia International airport is situated within a 20-minute drive from Aka Rittenhouse Square Hotel.

Rooms

It offers non-smoking rooms equipped with a laptop-size safe, a private balcony, coffee/tea makers, a writing table and an iron with ironing board and kitchens with a microwave, a dishwasher and a fridge. The guestrooms look out on the park. They provide marble bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Serving contemporary dishes, Parc is about 50 meters away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers allergy friendly rooms, an elevator and a luggage storage and such services as laundry, room service and ironing service.

Relax

A gym and a fitness center are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

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

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

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Room view

  • Park view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

135 South 18Th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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City Center
  • Philadelphia
    700 m
Airports
  • Philadelphia International (PHL)
    10.8 km
  • Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN)
    47.4 km
Train Stations
  • 30th Street Station
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    11.8 km
Restaurants
  • Parc
    40 m
  • a. kitchen (cuisine: American)
    10 m
Parks
  • Penn\'s Landing
    430 m
  • Love Park
    610 m
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

Aka Rittenhouse Square photos Room
Premium One-Bedroom King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
Room Description:

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.

Aka Rittenhouse Square photos Room
Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
Room Description:

This studio features a flat-screen TV along with a full kitchen and a marble clad en suite bathroom.

Aka Rittenhouse Square photos Room
One-Bedroom King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
Room Description:

This 1100 square feet bedroom suite comes with a library, a living room and an en-suite bathroom. The rooms feature dark grey wire-brushed hardwood floors, framed artwork and Mecho room-darkening window shades with multiple exposures to provide natural light. Bulgari bath amenities are provided. A 55-inch HDTV is in the living room and a 50-inch HDTV is fitted into the bedroom. The TV is equipped with Apple TV and premium cable. The library is accessible from the living room and has a workspace. Some suites feature French doors which open to Juliette balconies overlooking the Rittenhouse Square. Bedrooms have king beds with Sferra Italian linens and adjustable bedside reading lamps. The suites come with open kitchens that feature granite countertops, brushed stainless steel appliances and walnut cabinets. The white marble bathrooms have glass shower enclosures.

Aka Rittenhouse Square photos Room
One-Bedroom Queen Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
Room Description:

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.

Aka Rittenhouse Square photos Room
One-Bedroom Suite
Park view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Super King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
Room Description:

This suite features 1 bedroom and offers partial views of the park.

Aka Rittenhouse Square photos Room
Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Super King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
Room Description:

Offers city and Rittenhouse Square views, kitchen, living room with sofa, breakfast table, and 32-inch flat-screen TV.

Aka Rittenhouse Square Location

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What's nearby

Shopping areas

  • Walnut Street100 m

Amusement

  • Supercade Amusement400 m

Historical sites

  • Convention Center300 m
  • City Hall500 m

Museums

  • Art Alliance Philadelphia100 m
  • Pennsylvania Performing Arts100 m
  • Creative Artists Network100 m
  • Museum District200 m
  • Fairmount Park Art Assn200 m
  • Center City Proprietors Assn300 m
  • Romanian Museum and Gallery300 m
  • Civil War and Railroad Museum400 m
  • Civil War Library and Museum400 m
  • Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia400 m
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library500 m
  • National American Jewish Hstry500 m

Parks

  • Rittenhouse Square100 m

Halls

  • Academy of Music500 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Orleans Technical Institute100 m
  • American Center-Technical Arts200 m
  • The Art institute of Philadelphia200 m
  • Academy of Vocal Arts300 m
  • Jewish Theological Seminary300 m
  • Philadelphia School400 m
  • John Robert Powers Modeling400 m
  • Philadelphia Wireless Tech500 m
  • Rosemont College500 m
  • Philadelphia Clg of Performing500 m

Public parking

  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia200 m

College Campuses

  • Curtis Institute of Music100 m

Local attractions

  • Independence Hall1.8 km
    Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia
  • Lore\'s Chocolates 1.6 km
    34 S 7th St
  • Washington Square Park 1.6 km
    Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets
  • Independence Hall1.8 km
    Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art1.9 km
    2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Near the hotel

  • Rittenhouse Square130 m
    18th and Walnut Streets
  • Liberty Place230 m
    17th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia
  • Chestnut Street390 m
    6th to 16th Streets
  • Penn\'s Landing430 m
    On the Delaware River from Market St. to Lombard St.
  • Curtis Institute Of Music160 m
    1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
  • Shops at Liberty Place 290 m
    1625 Chestnut St
  • Philadelphia Theatre Company400 m
    480 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Restaurants nearby

  • Parc40 m

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

    71% likes this, based on 554 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 42 - NZD 42

  • The Dandelion70 m

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

    86% likes this, based on 260 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: NZD 28 - NZD 42

  • Rouge40 m

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

    65% likes this, based on 123 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French, Asian
    Price Range: NZD 43 - NZD 55

  • a. kitchen10 m

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

    76% likes this, based on 98 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: NZD 42 - NZD 42

  • Tria70 m

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

    72% likes this, based on 227 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 1 - NZD 27

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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  • Gloucester City hotels - 8 km
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  • Bala Cynwyd hotels - 9 km

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

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 - Philadelphia Philadelphia location
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Hotel Address:

135 South 18Th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Get directions
City Center
  • Philadelphia
    700 m
Airports
  • Philadelphia International (PHL)
    10.8 km
  • Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN)
    47.4 km
Train Stations
  • 30th Street Station
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    11.8 km
Restaurants
  • Parc
    40 m
  • a. kitchen (cuisine: American)
    10 m
Parks
  • Penn\'s Landing
    430 m
  • Love Park
    610 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    80