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20th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21843
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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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Fairfax County, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a number of times in the past over ten year period. Recently stayed a day and found it is not longer the same place. Room rates use to be a little lower than others, no more. Noticed things needing repair. Just doesn't seem the same anymore.

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been quest at the Empress for over 15 years and this year after finding out the Empress was sold we were a little worried. Well, our fears were justified. The place is not kept up like it was before, parking lot dirty, pool not cleaned properly, no one cleaned up around the whole place. The rooms are missing... More

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

You wrote this review literally the day you arrived at the Empress for a 5 day stay. Not sure how you can make the above statements merely hours after arriving. Since you wrote your above review, we assume you have noticed that the parking lots are cleaned daily, just as they were previously. In addition, the pool is cleaned EVERY... More

Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a great time at the empress motel the room was very clean the pool was also very clean had no problems everyone was friendly enjoyed are stay would definitely stay again . Everything we needed was within walking distance very close to the beach .

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time staying at the Empress. Usually my husband and I stay at the Sahara but by the time I was able to book a hotel the Sahara had no vacancy. I was told the Sahara bought the Empress, so I thought it would be just as nice. If you have young kids this isn't really the... More

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colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I don't get too picky at the beach, we don't really spend much time in our room. We didn't have reservations, but they were happy to accommodate us. The room was a little dated, but clean. We prefer a smaller property with personality and The Empress is a cute little gem of Ocean City past. Friendly staff, we loved Wilsie... More

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

We greatly appreciate your kind words above and were so happy we were able to accommodate you on your recent visit to Ocean City. We are hoping to make some great improvements to the rooms this winter, so we look forward to having you again next summer! More

Salisbury, Maryland
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have always stayed at The Sahara Motel when visiting Ocean City. This past visit we tried The Empress Motel as we had heard it was now a sister property to The Sahara! What a great little motel. We decided to have quick getaway for the weekend and we were curious about The Empress and just had to check it... More

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

We are so pleased that you gave the Empress a try for your weekend getaway and are ecstatic that you had such a great experience. We greatly appreciate your excellent review above. Look forward to seeing you again! More

Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very brief review: It's not the Hilton or the Marriott, but it was the cheapest place anywhere from 2nd-70th street, and it was actually very nice. Loved it and it saved our vacation. Friendly staff, clean place, no significant complaints. Detailed review: After our initial accommodations fell through, two of our group were going to be left on the streets.... More

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Empress Motel. Happy to know we were able to accommodate you and that we could make what could have been a big let-down into such an enjoyable vacation! We hope to see you all again! More

Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The ladies in my family get together every year for week at the beach. This is the second time we stayed here . Our 2nd floor efficiencies was clean it was same one we had the year ..Empress is older motel and dated ! Cleaning ladies are super and do a GREAT JOB ! ( Big thank you, Pat for... More

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

Hi - So happy you enjoyed your stay yet again at the Empress. We look forward to seeing you ladies again next year! More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Checking in at the office should have been a clue: A strong stale, musty odor. The room smelled the same, as if it had been closed up with wet carpeting for months. After just one night at the Empress, the clothes we took out of our suitcases had to be washed or dry cleaned when we got home because they... More

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

Hi - Sorry to hear you were dissatisfied with your stay at the Empress. This is the first complaint we've received about a "smell". Had you alerted the office during your stay, we would've been more than happy to accommodate you by either switching your room or investigating the smell. We do hope you consider coming back to give us... More

york, pa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've stayed at the Empress for several years because it has always been a well kept, albeit older motel. The location, cleanliness and reasonable rates have kept me coming back year after year. I'm sorry to say that this year will be my final stay. Along with the ownership change, came changes in how this hotel is run. Upon entering... More

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

We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your recent stay. However, we are glad that you had no trouble with the cleanliness of your room and our prompt service and ability to take care of the air conditioner problem. We do pride ourselves in taking the best care of our guests and property, and it sounds... More

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Additional Information about Empress Motel

Address: 20th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21843
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Location: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Empress Motel Ocean City
Empress Hotel Ocean City

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