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20th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21843
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Empress Motel
Ranked #36 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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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