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AKA University City

AKA University City

2929 Walnut St, Philadelphia 19104

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in University City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania. Libert …

£162
The Gables B&B Philadelphia

The Gables B&B Philadelphia

4520 Chester Ave, Philadelphia 19143

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in University City, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, …

£146
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel

3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia 19104

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (788 reviews)

Within walking distance of downtown Philadelphia, The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel, sits in the middle of the University of …

£142
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 19104

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,755 reviews)

Adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, this Sheraton is within walking distance of Children's …

£102
Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

3300 Baring Street, Philadelphia 19104

3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Located in Powelton Village, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Drexel University and Philadelphia Museum o …

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Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

4109 Walnut St, Philadelphia 19104

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (357 reviews)

Located in University City, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Universit …

£105
The Study At University City

The Study At University City

20 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia 19104

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Renaissance Properties - 2040 Market Street

Renaissance Properties - 2040 Market Street

0.3 mi from University City
4.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mutter Museum and Ben Franklin National …

£158
Renaissance Properties - 1900 Arch

Renaissance Properties - 1900 Arch

0.5 mi from University City
4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in Center City, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Academy of Natural Sciences and Ben Franklin National …

£184
The Rittenhouse Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse Philadelphia

0.5 mi from University City
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (236 reviews)

Located in Center City, Philadelphia, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rittenhouse Square and Ben Franklin …

£285

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Pocket Guide: Philadelphia University City Hotels

University City is known for being walkable and family-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its college atmosphere among the more noteworthy. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. University City is a great home base for exploring the greater Philadelphia area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.

Sightseeing around University City

The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the historic sites and other landmarks offer local lore. Browse the collections at Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, or Mutter Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at Academy of Music, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Swing by Rocky Steps, Lemon Hill, and Bartram's Garden to learn about local history. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Rittenhouse Square, Marian Anderson Historical Residence & Museum, and Ben Franklin National Memorial. Take a tour of campus around University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, or Art Institute of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium, and Camden Children's Garden are family favorites.

This area attracts visitors for its sports. Franklin Field, H. Hunter Lott Jr. Tennis Courts, and Citizens Bank Park are great places to catch a game or event. Local parks like Buckley Recreational Field, Fairmount Waterworks Drive, and Francisville Playground are peaceful spots. At Fort Washington State Park, take some time to really appreciate nature. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Reading Terminal Market, Italian Market, or Wells Fargo Center.

Some of the area's most popular sights are Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and King of Prussia Mall. You can also stop by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rosenbach Museum and Library, and Franklin Institute Science Museum.

Getting around University City

For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at 40th St. Station, 34th St. Station, or 46th St. Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Philadelphia University City Station is the closet train station, but Philadelphia 49th Street Station and Philadelphia 30th St Station are also nearby.

At 5.6 miles (9 km), Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) is the closest major airport to University City. Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer) is the next closest airport, 30.2 miles (48.7 km) away.

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