We had a wonderful time at the Empress. We checked in Saturday for a one night stay (July 30)-the room was clean and of a good size. The entire hotel was mainly gay, although I'm sure straight foks would have had a good time. (Apparently, from what I heard during the week it's mostly straight but the gays sort of take it over on the weekends). It was a very diverse mix, which is a surpising pleasure these days-blacks, whites, gay men and lesbians-and everyone was friendly and just having a real good time. The pool area was a blast-well maintained and even a disco ball suspended over the pool! The disco-Paradise-was a blast. The entire experience reminded me of partying 20 years ago...I never realized one could have so much good clean fun! The staff were all professional and efficient. My only criticism-poolside rooms would be noisy all night as the disco spills out to the pool area (lots of fun though-another bar and a grill for the munchies!) and even though we had oceanside rooms and the noise from the disco was minimal, folks were loud in the hallways into the early morning hours (til like 6AM!). But now that we know, the next time we will just go with the flow and stay up with them. Overall, a great stay and I highly recommend it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Empress Hotel Asbury Park