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Empress Motel

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20th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Frederick, Maryland
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a long weekend in August here and I am telling you this is a gotta- go to place. This motel was cheap, immaculate and within walking distance to all of the restaurants we had wanted to visit. Pool was clean and non smoking (yay)!!! Exactly one block from the beach and quiet at night. A real family affordable place.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to beach and boardwalk. Very clean and great staff...especIally the maid on the 2nd floor...knew all of her returning guests and always made time to chat...Also there are all new bathrooms...definitely going to stay there again!! Only complaint.... WiFi very weak or not at all

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Chambersburg
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked our stay less than 1 week for our long weekend getaway! We actually were not going to go to OCMD because of the prices for a room. My sister in law told us that she had stayed at The Empress before. She said it is a "ma and pop" place, nothing fancy but clean rooms with updated bathrooms.... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super clean, great proximity to the beach, really quiet and very friendly staff. For its price range, you can't expect anymore more. It is a motel, after all! Really, the place was very clean, and I noticed that the staff were hard working and we really maintaining the property well. Was expecting much worse and we were happily surprised that... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have been staying here for the past three years and I am very pleased with it. The prices are good and it's in a very good location close to the boardwalk and beach. The staff is very nice and they do a good job keeping the motel clean.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I am a person who normally stays in rental condos, the Hilton or Quality Inn on the boardwalk. I enjoy a large selection of cable channels, a private balcony with concrete walls in between rooms, a ceiling fan, two pools, etc. This year I could not afford 3 luxury or higher end beach vacations but rather 2 higher end and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We were very happy with our stay at the Empress Hotel. It has a good price and a great location. It's close to the beach, boardwalk, and many restaurants. The hotel was very clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We will stay here again!

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j w, General Manager at Empress Motel, responded to this review

Hi Pecanisdl- Thank you for the great review. Our staff works very hard and, as you noticed, takes great care of our guests to ensure that everything is kept nice and everyone enjoys their stay. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

very nice and helpful front desk clerk (woman). when we arrived this past saturday, may 30th - we had come to find that the room we had booked and paid for was NOT handicap accessible like the gentleman had told me over the phone on both days i had called prior to making my reservation and booking my room. no... More 

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stay the weekend of 5/8/15.The noise at night was terrible. Saturday night was the worst night to sleep. The noise and partying went on to 5:30 AM. What happened to your noise curfew? Why wasn't there someone to check? This was the worst weekend we ever had. Empress had send us a survey to fill out. I sent it back... More 

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j w, General Manager at Empress Motel, responded to this review

Hi Lea- Thank you for the high marks on the cleanliness, rooms and service. Unfortunately the post-check out survey is anonymous, as we find this helps for the most candid feedback. With that in mind, I have taken the time to scour all of the returned May surveys, and there is NO contact information left from any completed surveys, so... More 

Salisbury, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We are "locals" to some extent. Just live about 30 minutes away. Drove to Ocean City last week to check things out and walk the boardwalk. It was a weekday and we noticed work being done at the Empress! We stopped and chatted with the workers and found out first hand about the improvements and renovations being done! We are... More 

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j w, General Manager at Empress Motel, responded to this review

Hi KC- Thank you so much for the compliment. Yes, we have spent a lot of time, effort and manpower this winter on the Empress. We are very happy that you not only noticed the changes and improvements, but also were impressed by these updates. I know that the winter crew are very proud of the work they've done and... More 

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