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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013
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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 Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I went to the Empress in early September, 2013. Driving from the Parkway, the area doesn't look very promising ("Where are you taking me?" my wife said), but don't let that dissuade you. Once you get to the hotel, things look a lot better, although the lobby is simple to the point of meager. There were some... More

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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. At first i didnt know how it was going to end, but i am please to hear at the end you enjoyed your stay. We like to hear what people have to say good and bad so it gives us something to work toward. We are located in a great central park of... More

Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I recently booked a block of rooms here for my wedding, and could not have been happier with the staff and service. Everyone was helpful and freindly and fabulous. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable, and we loved that all of the rooms had balconies and we could watch the whales breaching from our room!! All of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

The staff at the empress is bar none. I've never felt so welcomed and at home at a hotel. I was there for my brother's wedding, and the staff felt like part of the family. They made the weekend so very Special. The rooms were surprisingly nice. The lobby was pristine, cool and fun. The food at the restaurant is... More

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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Uh Oh... well at least you had a good time while you were here. Paradise does tend to make it a good time to anyone who is willing to give it a chance. The restuarant is also on the up with great new menu changes and specials. Our staff here in the whole building always tries to make everyone feel... More

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed one Tuesday night overnight at the end of summer for a concert at the Stone Pony. Area including the building itself looked a little rundown maybe a bit old school but the location was perfect from the venue and the boardwalk. Got free parking right outside the door, five steps to the car. We were about to be charged... More

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

Valued Guest, We always love to hear that you had a great time during your stay. Our staff here at The Empress strive to make every guest happy anyway we can. Our location is great if you are attending a concert at the Stone Pony. We are addressing the wifi issues and hope it is corrected when you return.Thank you... More

New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We have spent many nights there over the past 5 or 6 years. On our most recent visit, we spent two nights at the Empress Hotel in Asbury park, New Jersey in August (for our 2nd wedding anniversary) and it was just a perfect weekend located about 50 yards from the world famous Asbury Park boardwalk and beach on the... More

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

Michael, Gerard and Buddie, We are so happy that you decided to spend your special weekend with us. You have been a pleasure from the beginning and we hope you will continue to make the Empress your home away from home for many years. It is couples like you that make working in the service industry a breeze and it... More

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We have stayed in B&B on the shore, in Ocean Grove. Since all the damage was done on the pier there, so we moved over to Asbury Park area.Read alot of mixed reviews about the Empress, but the bottom line is, its not bad.Lets start by saying its not a 4 or 5 star Hotel. Its clean, maybe a little... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at ocean front hotels on the east US coast for 40 years. The jersey shore boardwalk towns in general are much loudness, and cigarette butts. The Empress was a welcome exception. Immaculate rooms, comfy new beds, great view. All at a super competitive price. Right next to the famous Stone Pony. Near great restaurants, not crappy boardwalk greasepits.... More

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

Valued Guest, We always love to hear that you had a great time during your stay. Our staff here at The Empress strive to make every guest happy anyway we can. Asbury Park is a great town that offers great beaches, live music and a clean boardwalk. Thank you for the feedback about your stay and hope to see you... More

Madison
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Asbury is back and getting better each season. If you remember the Empress from decades ago...forget it. The Queen is back and she is clean and proud and out loud! This is not a sleepy hotel and right across from all of the action. The rooms are clean and well appointed and the service is friendly and attentive. This is... More

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Valued Guest, We always love to hear that you had a great time during your stay. Our staff here at The Empress strive to make every guest happy anyway we can. Thank you for the feedback about your stay and hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Kristin More

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is geared towards the LGBT community on specific time periods. Stayed during past weekend which was a blast as expected. One day of partying is all I needed and than I switched gears towards relaxation. You will hear music when pool party or club is open. Good news in Jersey that shuts down on weekends at 2am. This... More

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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feedback from your recent stay. We try to keep up on the cleaning and maintenance around the building as well as doing some upgrades. Its nice to hear its working and that people are noticing. We try to make sure everyone has a great stay here and paradise's parties do help people to... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here since 2008 and really enjoyed my stay every time! All the amenities you need in the room including safe, coffee maker, microwave, & refrigerator! My corner room on second floor(non-smoking flr) had ocean view and Stone Pony view of outdoor concerts! Although I tried Ocean Grove this year, I went to the Empress pool for sun, swimming... More

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Valued Guest, We always love to hear that you had a great time during your day visits at the hotel. Our staff here at The Empress strive to make every patron happy while visiting. We hope to have you back at the hotel as our guest soon. Thank you for the supporting our lounge and pool area even when you... More

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Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Also Known As:
Empress Hotel Asbury Park
Address: 101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Asbury Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Setting the standard for Asbury Park, the Empress Hotel has 101 rooms. Across the street from the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to historic Ocean Grove, our hotel offers breathtaking views of the beach, Wesley Lake, and our oversized pool. Sunbathing or jogging, shopping or swimming, the Empress is the perfect access point for the boardwalk, beach, revitalized shopping district, and dozens of area attractions. Our poolside Tiki huts, world-class dance club, and customized professional service offer everything for a relaxing getaway or the perfect party. At the Empress Asbury Park, the royal treatment is yours. ... more   less 
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