AKA Rittenhouse Square

135 South 18th StreetPhiladelphia19103USA
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About AKA Rittenhouse Square

The AKA Rittenhouse Square is a four-star beaux-arts-style hotel offering easy access to attractions such as the Liberty Bell Center and the Kimmel Center. Amenities available to guests include business and fitness centres and concierge services.

One and two-bedroom suites feature state-of-the-art kitchens, granite and marble bathrooms with Bulgari products, premium cable, and DVD players. Penthouse suites are also available.

The AKA Rittenhouse Square offers 24-hour front desk services, meeting and conference space, and complimentary laundry facilities. Additional features include same day dry cleaning, in-suite massages, a limousine service, and secure parking (fee). Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Guests enjoy priority access to a.kitchen, the hotel’s on-site restaurant which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel also offers a grocery shopping service.

This hotel lies one mile from the Franklin Institute and within two miles of the University of Pennsylvania and tours at the Eastern State Penitentiary.


135 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, USA
Telephone: +1(215)8257000 | Fax: +1(215)8257021 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent location

The city centre setting of this hotel has proved popular with guests, with many appreciative of the proximity of Rittenhouse Square as well as the selection of shopping and dining destinations in the immediate area.

Great service from staff

The staff here often attracts positive feedback, with guests commenting that they found the service both friendly and accommodating. The front desk is found to run efficiently while the housekeeping team does a good job of keeping rooms fresh.

Good selection of facilities

Guests tend to be pleased with the selection of facilities at this hotel, generally finding these easily accessible and well maintained. The absence of a pool has bothered some guests although you will be able to enjoy complimentary access to the pool at the Bellevue.

Negative Reviews

Suites seem dated

Although some of the suites here have been renovated, a fair number of them have led guests to describe the accommodation as dated. The public areas of the hotel seem much more modern. Additionally, guests have reported that the suites could be better equipped.

Limited laundry equipment

Guests note that the laundry facilities are limited for a hotel of this size. Guests have faced queues when trying to use the equipment - a scenario which is less than ideal for both leisure and business guests.

Some noise concerns

Given the city centre location, it probably won’t be too surprising to hear that guests have encountered a fair amount of noise while staying here. For some, the problem was only apparent on weekend evenings although others have found the noise excessive from early on in the morning on each day of their stay.

Rating Overview

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9 /10
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    8.6 /10
9 out of 10 based on 439 reviews