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Empress Hotel

101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

its really hard to find gay or mixed hotels that allow dogs but this one is really nice 2 big beds nice big bathrooms n big closet and a terrace and you can smoke on your terrace as well grt pool and spacious living room area downstairs staff is nice and hotel overall is clean good drinks n food 1... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really nice staff, fun scene by pool with gay notes, drag shows at evening Paradise bar, huge burgers poolside. View of beach, comfy rooms great value, and steps to boardwalk Blu Nami Sushi, crepes and other treats. Perfect for casual fun with historic ruins of the old Casino nearby and the retro charms of Bruce Srpingsteen nostalgia performance venue the... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Welcoming staff, felt safe while they were friendly and unobtrusive. Clean everywhere, pool is a bit of a show, but really not intimidating at all. It's low key despite some people trying to think they're not in a renovating era in AB. Elevator somewhat slow, could use some vending machines as there is nothing nearby to get a snack. Best... More

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Baltimore, MD
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53 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is more like a three to three and a half stars value for money, strictly speaking, but I'm being generous because you can tell that this once-glamorous retro resort has fought its way back from the brink of the wrecking ball and not done a bad job, and the people running it are very nice. Just keep in... More

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Dayton, New Jersey, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Clean rooms, great climate control, A/C super quiet on the balcony, pet friendly, continental breakfast, and plenty of entertainment. The staffing no matter where you're at (front desk, lobby, tiki, restaurant, main room) are all super friendly, professional, and accommodating. The food in the restaurant is also very good. Wings, quesadilla, spicy tuna wrap, BLT w/friend green tomatoes, ALL VERY... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent place for a getaway! The hotel staff is friendly and accomodating, especially Audrey and Doug,. The GM Kris is always a pleasure to see and talk with. it has a mix of people from gay to straight to couples and children. it was justa melting pot of everyone getting along and enjoying each others company. Walk across the street... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great time. Right there near the boardwalk, down the Street from several famous Asbury Park landmarks and attractions. We got in free at the Night club that's in the same building!!! My only complaint is that since we were on the 4th floor we were out of range of the wifi. But it was a beautiful view and would love... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is an interesting hotel with a schizophrenic existence. One minute a high energy gay hotel and nightclub. The next minute you will see families with children check in...the next minute the hallways will be filled with marijuana smoke, with loud partying str8 people who just came from a concert at the Stone Pony. Be advised the free wifi does... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

To give some background : We decided to stay here very last minute on a Saturday night in Aug and booked it at like 9:30p due to a cancellation they had. The parking lot was quiet small. We ended up paying for parking a block away. The hotel seems okay for people who are into clubbing. Not good for sleeping.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Was amazingly surprised how nice this hotel was. I haven't been to Asbury Park in years so was a little reluctant. But we were looking for a hotel on the beach that accepted out 2 dogs so we tried it. The hotel was clean, the staff was extremely friendly, located right across the street from the 1st ave beach. Plenty... More

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Address: 101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 100
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