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Empress Motel

20th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21843
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Empress Motel
Ranked #51 of 107 hotels in Ocean City
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Keyser, West Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Due to the sale of the hotel to a chain it is no longer a decent place to stay!! Definitely has gone downhill within a matter of a year! They do NOT care about the patrons anymore. Has become VERY dirty,& trashy. The manager is not a very professional person at all, Actually he was a very ignorant one!! When... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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york, pa
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Empress Motel in Ocean City MD. is a great little motel, its clean has a really nice pool and is a half a block from the boardwalk and beach on ocean side so you don't have to cross the street. The owners also own a apartment housing/cottage right next door. If your looking for a nice place to stay... More

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york, pa
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Almost everytime I visit Ocean City, I stay at the Empress. The rooms are clean and well kept. The staff is always sweeping, cleaning, etc. to keep this motel up to par. It is not a fancy motel, but it is a very good bargain considering that other motels at the same rate would be terribly sub-par. The ownership truly... More

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I have been staying at the Empress for over 13 years. We first started out one of the owner's other motels in Ocean City over 23 years ago with wonderful experiences. We started staying at the Empress when that motel was sold, thanks to the great desk clerk (Yvonne). My husband and I always stay on the... More

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Glen Rock PA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This will be our 3rd year staying at the Empress (Sept 2013) The place is extremely clean and well managed. Office, janitorial and maintenance staff are extremely helpful, friendly and hard working. We stayed on the 3rd floor the 1st year and on the 1st floor last year. The location is great !! Only steps from the beach, boardwalk, shops... More

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

It's very hard to shop on line for a beach motel & I was holding my breath until I arrived at the Empress. I was so happy to see more upgrades than anyone would expect at an older motel at the shore. The room carpet was obviously updated, nice flat screen, even clean/newer balcony carpet. Additionally, clean & well maintained... More

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have been to Ocean City before and stayed at a place off the board walk , I have to say the location is wonderful. The hotel is 1/2 block from the slower end of the boardwalk which was great for us! Very quite and nice clean room! The staff were all very nice and helpful. We stayed on the... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was my first trip to Ocean City and I travelled with my wife and two teenage daughters. We loved Ocean City and plan to return. The beach/town we loved, the motel we did not. That does not mean it would not be right for you. You just need to know what you are in for. Yes the price was... More

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

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Number of rooms
38

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