Akwaaba Philadelphia

philadelphia, pa

Located in fashionable University City, a few blocks from Drexel University and U Penn, near fine restaurants and shops and a walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Zoo and 30th St. Amtrak Station.


Experience warm Akwaaba hospitality in the “City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.” Located in the University City section of Philadelphia, the historic 1880s manor features a gracious porch and grounds along with six guest rooms and suites accommodating up to 20 lodgers. Original, ornate woodwork, stained glass and marble fireplaces abound throughout the inn. Modern-day amenities include on-suite bathrooms, wifi, flat-screen TVs and more.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the light-filled dining room, afternoon refreshments in the handsome sitting parlor, and a warm cup of Joe or tea anytime on the welcoming porch, all while listening to the musical sounds of Philadelphia. The decor of each guest room or suite is inspired by music from Philadelphia throughout the decades. When you head out for a day of work or play, you’ll find Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania a few blocks away, along with dining, shopping and cultural venues. Center City is only 3 miles away. Akwaaba Philadelphia really is your perfectly located home away from home!


Rest and rejuvenate in the clouds. This top-floor room features a heavenly king-sized bed, a huge skylight to welcome the day, a claw-foot soaking tub right in the bedroom, and a private bath with shower. Light a candle and get swept away.


This larger-than-life room mirrors the personality of the famed Harlem Renaissance poet and author. Set against a backdrop of chocolate brown, a king-size mahogany bed, armoire and writing desk try to upstage a private balcony overlooking 16th Street with a view of the Washington Monument.


Talk about sexy! Deep red silks and velvets, a canopied queen-size bed, mood lighting and candles, and an oversize glass and tile shower in the private bath are enough to start the night off right.


Hip and modern while remaining totally comforting, this spa-like room features a queen-size bed and a private bath with shower.


This earth-toned room with a queen-size bed and private bath with shower evokes the warmth and Afrocentric elegance of one of our nation’s greatest literary minds.


Rarely are Walter Mosley’s mysteries as simple as black and white, but this room makes the most of the color scheme, while a desk with an old, portable typewriter awaits just in case you get inspired.



Take home the essence of Akwaaba with ouroriginal 

and curated collection of goods.