A Perfect Basecamp for Active Lifestyles
While the lush grounds of The Royal Athena invite relaxation, they also invite you to explore. Our location provides easy trail access to both the Schuylkill River Trail and the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. The Bala Golf Club is nearby, or stay on the property and enjoy our private yoga studio and top-of-the-line fitness center.
Mouthwatering Dining for Every Taste
To say our neighborhood offers a variety of dining choices is an understatement. In fact, Manayunk has so many options that there are food tours just to see them all. Fine dining to fast casual, and every type of cuisine, there are more than 50 dining spots around Main Street alone. Staying in? GrubHub and Main Line Delivery have you covered.
Nearby Shopping for Everything You Need – or Want
From markets to boutiques, anything you might need is only moments away. Center Line Avenue caters to your daily errands with a Target, ACME Market and Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center. Across the river is Main Street, known for its mix of art galleries, local businesses and high-end boutiques.
Top-Rated School Districts and Education Choices
The Lower Merion School District is rated a top five school district in Pennsylvania on niche.com, and it’s two high schools are in the top 20 for the state according to U.S. News and World Report. There are also private schools in proximity to The Royal Athena.
A Commute That’s Just as Easy to Walk, Bike, Train or Drive
Our unique location bridging the Schuylkill River provides more commuting options for you to come home. The Pencoyd Bridge provides private access to Manayunk while circumventing the Schuylkill Expressway, or get easy access to I-76 at City Line Avenue. If you choose to commute via SEPTA Regional Rail, buses or Uber, convenient TransitScreens in the lobby and business center will keep you on schedule.
Temptations to Get You Out and About
Our location is carefully chosen to provide access to your taste in activities and nightlife. Just across your own private bridge is an AMC theater and the bars, restaurants and shopping of Manayunk, while Bala Cynwyd provides a variety of family-friendly options and mall shopping.