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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of the empress was perfect! Close to their downtown, and across the street from the ocean/ boardwalk. If you want a clean hotel, with big rooms, balconies in every room, a good time, and EXCELLENT service this is your jersey shore stop! Front desk Kristin Johnsen was amazing, she will help accommodate you making you feel like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think the Empress is our favorite place. We love visiting Asbury Park, and the hotel is accessible to everything; Wonderbar (& yappy hour), restaurants on Cookman Avenue, The Stone Pony, and the beach. I think we walk almost everywhere in good weather. For a night cap, the night club is always lively. We've had a few different rooms on... More 

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Hampton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is amazing, great crowd and so much fun to be had here. Karaoke host is literally a whiny baby could not tolerate him, not sure how anyone could. Its a shame for such a great place they have found the worst person to host something that is supposed to be fun. It was a cryin shame !! Reception staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in so many places up and down the coast, from Newport RI to Chincoteague VA and I must say, the Empress is hands down my favorite. Everyone is so kind and accommodating. The tea party on Sundays, those sundays are some of my fondest memories. Tuesday, there's b**tchy bingo and even though the drag queen is slightly... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is clean and convenient if you like to party it's right downstairs. The hotel is a bit dated, but making improvements. Our room was equipped with a new flat screen TV, however the old box TV was still inside the cabinet and oddly enough still plugged in. Beds are comfortable and sheets are clean. It's great to use... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really love this place! A lovely room with a balcony with an ocean view! Hanging out at the pool with the tiki bar is great fun. The great thing about the Empress is you can make it whatever kind of vacation you want it to be. If you want to have a nice quiet week go for the oceanside.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited this hotel for a few years and we always talk about what a gold mine it is! We wish the owner invest some $ and make the place more appealing, more modern......BTW he has lots of $$$ The hotel is clean and comfortable; most of the staff are wonderful people. We do have a problem with the... More 

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Nettetal, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loud, a room that saw its better days 25 years ago. Not clean. We paid 280 Dollars for a night. That was wasting money. There was rumble til 5 in the night. Never again. There is a number of nice and clean houses nearby. The only good thing is: it is close to the stone pony.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a friend and my dog, Miss Hannah. The staff was very kind to my sweet dog and were even able to give us an early check in for it was quite hot and they wanted Miss Hannah to be comfortable. The beds were comfy, the room cool. I slept like a baby. The location is great and... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the fifth year in a row we held girls weekend at the hotel, 20 plus girls this year. As always Doug and company were ready and prepared for this event. Our rooms were clean and the bed linens were the best. The pool was wonderful. The beach lots of fun. Restaurants were very crowded so make reservations. NIGHTLIFE: Great.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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 

Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Address: 101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6207
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Price Range: $148 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Empress Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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