My second visit to the Empress this year and like last time it was terrific! Went to asbury for the zombie feast and decided to stay last minute. Went to check in where Doug took excellent care of us. Gave us an ocean view and were able to check in immediately room was immaculately clean as well as all the common areas as well. Doug and Kristen at the front desk we're terrific friendly people. They also have coffee, tea, bagels, etc in the lobby for breakfast which is an added perk and convenience. Please do not hesitate to stay here as you will not be disappointed. Clean clean clean and Doug is so helpful as well as friendly. Balcony overlooks the ocean which is also key you get a great view of the beach area.