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“Excellent Stay at the Empress” 5 of 5 stars
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Empress Hotel
101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Asbury Park
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“Excellent Stay at the Empress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Just stayed at the Empress Saturday after going to a concert in Asbury Park. Really great choice, so glad we stayed. Such nice, helpful people working there. Had a room on the 4th floor that was had a great ocean view with a balcony. Very comfortable room. Even had cont. breakfast included the next morning. I would recommend staying on upper floors to avoid noise because there is a night club in the lobby area, but we didn't hear anything. Will be back to the Empress.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Hello... And thank you so much for the positive feedback. we are so pleased to hear that you had a great stay. Our location is great location for stone pony concerts, and if you come in the summer we have rooms that look at the summer stage. This makes concert viewing very relaxing. Hope to see you again soon!!!
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We reviewed this hotel online and booked it because of the great reviews that were already out there. However, so much more needed to be said about this hotel.
We stayed here for several nights over July 4th 2013. We had an awesome room overlooking the shore.
The staff were amazing, so accommodating and friendly and went to great lengths to make sure you had everything you needed.
My husband and I went on the boardwalk each morning to grab a cup of coffee and just stroll through the history of Asbury Park.
The Stone Pony was close for a night out to watch a band. The hotel is located in a perfect area to walk to just about everything.
We have already talked about coming back!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Orange, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We arrived on Saturday. January 18 check in had a great ocean view room but there was a problem w da heating system. The front desk responded quickly to our troubles. They went above and beyond. This was so good because today customer service is lacking n many business. I would highly recommend this great hotel. Thank everyone. Thanks for the directions thanks for the menus for deliveries. We had a great and will return. In fact we will tell folks about this great hotel.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Hello
So glad to hear everything turned out positive in the end. The Empress staff and Housekeeping are very in tune with our guests and we all go above and beyond to make sure any problems are fixed and the guest is back to relaxing. Hopefully we will see you again in the future, or in the summer when you don't need heat :-).
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Couldn't be happier with our stay at the Empress Hotel on Saturday, 1/11. Room 430 was clearly recently renovated with an extra comfortable king sized bed piled high with pillows and covered in thick cotton linen. There were granite topped tables and a comfy chair to sit and view the huge waves crashing into the shore. The room and hotel were spotless. Only recommendation is to bring a pair of ear plugs if you go on a Saturday because the hotel buzzes, thumps and rocks until the wee hours. Great place, eclectic mix of people, can't wait to return. Also, love the Tarocco body care products!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Wow came to areA for NYE the hotel was sold out but the staff gave recommendations on hotels and directions. That was amazing.

COme to the property for NYE dinner n club. THE DINNER was amazing the service was awesome. Somehow the person who gave us in formation. On other hotel came to us DINNER and asked how we were doing amazing .....

The nightclub was amazing overall this was Da best NYE for me n my lover

Thank u

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Hello,
NYE at The Empress and Club Paradise are always a great time and get bigger every year. You do have to book rooms early before they sell out, but that is because you will have the best New Year ever!!! Hopefully next year we will see you again, and maybe before then.
Thank you for the positive feedback
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The Empress Hotel was a great to stay for an overnight visit. We couldn't believe how close it was to the Stone Pony as well as the beach and boardwalk in Asbury, Park. Theroom was clean, quiet and had a balcony which was an added bonus for us. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Excellent location!Boardwalk and beach were right outside our balcony!We were able to walk to town and never had to drive to anything!Rooms were clean and the staff were so kind and courteous!My daughter is disabled and very outgoing (or shall I say demands attention),the staff were so very patient and sweet with her, especially Milton as she seemed to really enjoy his company.This truly made this a little get away that my daughter will surely never forget and I am sure she will torture me to book her another stay since these trips are for her.The Drag Show in The Paradise Night Club was wonderful (my daughter said spectacular) and featured some excellent performers!We will definitely be back sooner then later. It is a wonderful older hotel with so much charm and a charming staff as well!Thank you for your kindness!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 4th floor which gave us a beautiful view of the ocean and boardwalk! Loved the balc...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
We are super excited to hear that you had a great time during your stay at The Empress. Customer service is our number one priority here, and we strive for everyone to enjoy themselves. Its so great when people can get away and actually be able to relax. Paradise's drag shows are always a good time to, and the performers change weekly so you never know who you will see. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon :-)
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Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Address: 101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Asbury Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Setting the standard for Asbury Park, the Empress Hotel has 101 rooms. Across the street from the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to historic Ocean Grove, our hotel offers breathtaking views of the beach, Wesley Lake, and our oversized pool. Sunbathing or jogging, shopping or swimming, the Empress is the perfect access point for the boardwalk, beach, revitalized shopping district, and dozens of area attractions. Our poolside Tiki huts, world-class dance club, and customized professional service offer everything for a relaxing getaway or the perfect party. At the Empress Asbury Park, the royal treatment is yours. ... more   less 
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