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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011
pcturner33 Brooklyn, New York
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We stayed at the Empress in mid-August, 2011. We were delighted to find a hotel that allowed us to bring our dog. Our room was a large corner room, with a balcony, at the far end of the hotel away from the nightclub. (Be sure to ask for a room away from the pool and nightclub as that can get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

The location is great, right by the beach, walking distance to good restaurants, a club in the basement. Don't stay there if you're looking for quiet. It's a happening place, tons of fun but not for everyone. I knew what to expect and had a great time, though I wouldn't want an atmosphere like that at every getaway. The rooms... More 

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New York, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

We didn't even get a chance to spend the first night but checked out immediately and booked another hotel in Neptune. The carpets were filthy, the lobby was dreary and dull, the lock on the room they gave us was broken and the option of waiting for them to fix it was just not acceptable. While they did offer to... More 

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

We happened upon the fabulous hotel on a hot summer day the beginning of August - had been searching for a place to stay at the beach and found The Empress! What a delightful place this is! From the first encounter with the staff, we were very impressed with how friendly and welcoming everyone was. We wanted a view of... More 

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Bayside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

My husband and I were in search of a new venue for us that was not far from home and catered primarily to the LGBT crowd. For years we had heard talk of Asbury Park which is about eighty miles from home. As a baby boomer, I was familiar with AP during my parents generation and knew that time had... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

What a find!! The location is awesome...right next to the Stone Pony and the view is fantastic! The rooms and pool were clean and EVERYONE was so nice. I will definetly be back to the Empress!!

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Staten Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Went here with my husband for the night, got there very early before check in. Everyone at the front dest was overly helpful. Took my cell number and said they would call as soon as room was ready. Directed us to the pool and let us park in parking lot before checking in. So we went to the pool, which... More 

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Fort Dix, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

We stayed there when we went to a show at the Stone Pony(which is pretty much next door) Nice hotel, even though we are straight it was fun and enjoyed the bar/club. The staff and Manager Kristen helped us with a situation we had, we were very pleased. Staff were great. Will Visit again.

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

With names of royalty how could we NOT! This was my first time staying but will NOT be my last. This experience left a positive impression from the tight security to the room/cleaning service and professionalism of the staff, In particular, Hotel Manager, Kristin Johnsen went out of her way to make sure everything was to our liking and we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

This was the third time I stayed at the Empress Hotel and the last. I did not take the time to write a review immediately after my stay, but I owe it to fellow travelers. I cannot believe the Empress has the gall to charge rates in the $250s for the antiquated rooms, etc. It is more of a brothel... More 

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