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AKA Rittenhouse Square

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135 South 18th Street, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Miami
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Large spacious suites, king size bed, kitchen, dining area and living room. Property very clean all over, and staff was amazing. Cleaning is once a week which worked for us. Neighborhood is excellent for walking, shopping and dining. We walked to many historic sites.

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Thank Helena J
managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

Helena J, Thank you for sharing you recent experience at AKA Rittenhouse Square. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and particularly pleased that you felt the "staff was amazing". I will be sure to share your comments with the team. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the near future. Regards, Evan... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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46 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

AKA is perfect for a long stay in phyla. Its right near Rittenhouse square in the center of the city. Staff is amazing, helpful and aims to do everything so you can have the best tay ever. Rooms are very very large, with small kitchen, toiletries from bulgari, the biggest bed ever and a very big closet. Its ideal for... More 

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Thank Daniel I
managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

Daniel I, Thank you for providing you feedback on your recent stay at AKA Rittenhouse Square. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and saw the value in our offering. I'm always thrilled to hear the positive remarks of our service team. We were happy to be your home away from home, and hope that... More 

Walnut Creek
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The AKA on Rittenhouse Square is a fabulous property, the location is central to shopping and there are at LEAST 6 incredible restaurants within a half block in any direction and their restaurant is WONDERFUL-try the chicken and biscuits, trust me on this one. I think beyond the hotel being well located, beautifully designed, nicely appointed and convenient is the... More 

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managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

Nancee1959, Thank you for the kind words in describing your experience at AKA Rittenhouse Square. I'm very pleased to see that you enjoyed your interactions with our service team. Despite our prime location and beautifully appointed spacious suites, our service team is typically the most raved about amenity that we provide. I hope next time your active travel schedule brings... More 

New York City, New York
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I stayed here for a month and it was like the tale of two cities. It's almost like theres two hotels. Positive 01 The lobby is very nice modern and clean. Negative - 01 The rooms are the total opposite, it's like it has two personalities, old, dated with bad decor. Positive 02 Front desk staff very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Thank Simon L
managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

Simon L, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at AKA Rittenhouse Square. While I'm glad to see there were several aspects that you enjoyed, I am disappointed to learn of those that were negatives, particularly given that we are weeks from unveiling several floors of renovated suites, with the balance scheduled for 2016. Additionally,... More 

Rishon Le Zion
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I stayed at the hotel for 3 weeks, and it was great. First of all- location, location, location!! Rittenhouse square is so elegant and beautiful, and all around are great restaurants, bars & shops. There are concert halls, jazz clubs & museums at walking distance. To take the subway you do need to walk about 7 minutes to the city... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Our family had the pleasure of staying at AKA Rittenhouse over the holiday season! This was our second year doing so with AKA, as the quality of service received was outstanding during our first visit! Suffice to say, they outdid themselves this year! Our room was incredibly clean, spacious-- allowing us the comforts of home and the ability to entertain.... More 

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Thank SarahF12312015
managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

SarahF, Thank you for taking a few moments to share your experience over the recent holidays. I am very glad to see that you and your family had another wonderful stay at AKA Rittenhouse Square, particularly given the "special occasion"! We hope to host you and your family again soon to create another memorable experience. Regards, Evan O'Donnell General Manager... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We spent the better part of a week in a lovely and spacious 1 bedroom. We were close enough to enjoy some fabulous restaurants in the area and happened to get to see the tree lighting for the Rittenhouse Square across the corner. So many things are available within a close radius you cannot name them all but you should... More 

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Thank Janet H
managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

Janet H, Thank you for your Trip Advisor review of AKA Rittenhouse Square. I'm thrilled to see that the team was helpful and warm and am very pleased to see you enjoyed your overall experience, while taking advantage of our prime location. We hope to have an opportunity to host you and your family again soon at AKA Rittenhouse Square.... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was a bit skeptical, as every time we're in Philly we stay at the Ritz Carlton, but the AKA Rittenhouse blew it out of the water. We had a one-bedroom that overlooked the square. It was sooo perfect. The room was huge, a massive living room and den, with a huge kitchen. The staff was discreet and extremely helpful.... More 

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managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

Natasha F, Thank you for providing feedback of your recent experience at AKA Rittenhouse Square. First, Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad to see you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to take in our beautiful views of Rittenhouse Square. We look forward to welcoming you back to AKA when your travels bring you back to Philadelphia. Regards, Evan O'Donnell... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stayed at this hotel in July 2014 and was so lovely during our stay. Beautifully finished throughout and elegantly decorated. One of my good friends was staying there longterm but out of town for the weekend so invited us to stay in her room. Unfortunately within the first night I experienced bites I attributed to mosquito bites, but upon discovering... More 

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3 Thank Brenna D
managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

Brenna D, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your recent stay at AKA Rittenhouse Square. I am terribly sorry to hear of your negative experience. Please know that we hold the cleanliness of our property, particularly the resident suites, to a very high standard and have a pro-active weekly inspection program using the best technology in... More 

Norway
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71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Were do I start: Location, location, location. Big , lovely decorated apartment , with great view over rittenhouse square. This is a hotel but it also rents out apartments on long term base, and serves as somebody's home for a while. I stayed with my husband who was on a business trip so we didn't pay for the room ourselves,... More 

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Thank Marianne B
managementakars, General Manager at AKA Rittenhouse Square, responded to this review

Marianne B, Where do I start: Thank you, thank you, thank you. We appreciate the very kind words and am so glad to see how much you enjoyed your stay with AKA Rittenhouse Square. We look forward to having a suite overlooking the park when your travels bring you back to Philadelphia. Regards, Evan O'Donnell General Manager AKA Rittenhouse Square More 

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