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Empress Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015
Shane A Portland, Maine
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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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Portland, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stayed here for a concert at the Stone Pony. Excellent location - beach view was awesome. Staff were very friendly and helpful each time we needed them. Room was clean and plenty big. Balcony was perfect for enjoying some scenery and people watching. Would definitely stay again.

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empres101, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We love to hear guests feedback about the hotel. We are in a great location if you are going to see a show at the Stone pony. You can park your car and walk to the venue within 5 minutes. We are excited for the upcoming season... More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Empress is my go to hotel when staying in Asbury Park. Across the street from the boardwalk, the Empress Hotel is a well located hotel, with a dance club and pool. There are only two large hotels in Asbury to choose from, but the Empress is the party that doesn't stop. The rooms aren't anything special, but are decent... More 

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empres101, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, We are glad to hear that you are a repeat customer. The Empress hotel is great place to come and decompress from a long week at work. We look forward to having you as our guest. Please don't forget to book your rooms. Summer is right around the corner and after a very long winter we are filling... More 

Atlantic City, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stayed one night on weekend. Rooms are ok nothing special, bathrooms are dated that's only reason I didn't give 5 stars. But there are basically 2 large hotel choices in asbury (both just ok) this location is better as far as I'm concerned. Directly next door is bar watermark cafe, new sushi restaurant Blu Nami, Italian Bar Restaurant Stella Marina... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The most kind and pet friendly multiculturaly diverse hotel I have ever been to. The food is amazing, the rooms are clean, and the beach and boardwalk are minutes away. The Paradise club on the first floor of the hotel is a great place to have a great time! Thank you for making our stay so amazing!

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Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Be aware of what you are getting into. Great staff but the good things end there. This not an upscale hotel. Rooms are very outdated and are in desperate need of being updated. Old CRT TV's that do not allow to connect any of your mobile devices. There is not even a dock for your mobile device to listen to... More 

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empres101, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, I am disappointed that this was your experience at the Empress. After reading your review I spoke with all staff members and reminded them that a clean sleeping room is mandatory. As the Manager for the past 9 years I take guests reviews very serious and hope you will give us the opportunity to see that is not... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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