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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
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
NYGuyVacationBound New York, NY
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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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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends and I have been coming to The Empress for years and love it here! It is such a great place to go and unwind for a few days from the hustle and bustle of NYC. We love spending the day poolside hanging out, having lunch and drinks. Plus, there are tunes playing to set the mood. It is... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't come if you want a run-of-the-mill hotel experience! The Empress is authentically retro, not made to look like a fifties hotel. It's a true Jersey Shore experience, a little sandy, a little tacky, a little noisy, but a gorgeous view and close to surprisingly good restaurants. The gay clientele and midnight drag show is part of the adventure, at... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely hotel in ideal location, across the street from the beach, boardwalk and two great restaurants. The staff were fantastic and really attentive. The room was spacious and comfortable, complete with a great ocean view. Breakfast was okay - selection could have been greater, but otherwise would definitely recommend it. Stayed July 24/26 2015, traveled as a couple

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this hotel for almost 10yrs . it's always been a great getaway. last year was the year I meet the man I love so much today.so now it's become a more special place. I would like to thank Kristen Johnsen hotel manger for always making my stay a special stay. and also would like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here a few weeks ago and loved it! You are immediately greeted by an awesome staff! Doug took care of us and was so friendly and helpful! Our room was simple and clean. Then you step out on the balcony and wow! You can see the ocean and all of Asbury park! We sat out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel due to the fact that my son and his girlfriend wanted to see bands at The Stone Pony. They hoth just graduated HS, but neither have the experience to drive these roads late at night, so I booked this hotel for 2 rooms. We are over 2 hours away. The reviews sounded great. Prior to arriving,... More 

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

Dear values guest, We are very disappointed that you did have a hair in your tub. I can see how that would concern during your stay. I understand your frustration about the parking in Asbury, we have been facing this issue for years. The lack of land for parking spaces is a challenge very similar to all hotels in Atlantic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is second to none for Asbury Park, steps from the beach and casino landmark, and across the street from the Stone Pony. Staff were very nice and extremely helpful, and accommodated my motorcycle with covered parking. Bars were lively and fun, albeit not cheap, but it's a beach bar on the east coast so to be expected. Note, although... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stayed here last night. Needed a place last minute and wound up here. Staff was great, but that's about it. Room was old, dusty, and air conditioner didn't work great. Overall it just felt rundown and not worth the price we paid. We were also asked for drugs while riding in the elevator. My friends and I won't be back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I left something in my room when I checked out. I called the next day, Kris at the front desk found it and held it for me until I got back to pick it up. THANK YOU. They were wonderful and helpful during my stay & after!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There really is no hotel on the beach in Asbury Park other than the Empress. It's the only game in town. It's overpriced for what you get. The room is small but clean. You really aren't in the room that much. This is a decent place to stay for one or two nights but not longer. It's literally a 2... More 

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