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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Quirky Hotels


Full view
91Great for walkers
Grade: 91 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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The staff was warm and welcoming from my initial booking and subsequent arrivals. My room was clean and the view of the ocean was beautiful! The breakfast spread was excellent. Every staff member I encountered was consistently professional, attentive and accommodating. I look
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Response from empres101, Guest Relations Manager at Empress Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks MissMiMiMi - your review makes our entire staff extremely proud. We work hard to ensure our guests have a great experience and enjoy not only Asbury Park but, our hotel as well. We can't wait for your next stay and appreciate your time in writing a review. Warmly, Empress staff
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Updated retro hotel with clean and affordable rooms. We had a 4th floor ocean view. It was a nostalgic stay with a small balconies over looking the boardwalk across the street. Fun activities all around. The staff were super helpful and the beds were comfortable. Parking
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Response from empres101, Guest Relations Manager at Empress Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you wassillissa - we're delighted you and your mom had a happy visit in Asbury Park and the Empress. The 4th floor ocean view is beautiful! We receive many compliments on how each of our rooms have a large sliding door and balcony. A comfortable bed is such a must and we're happy you noticed. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next stay....and bring mom too! Fondly, Empress staff
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Very nice hotel located at the end of the boardwalk (or beginning depending on how you what direction your coming from). Rooms have balconies w/ some offering an oceanview. Comfortable bed. Didn't hear any noise, but this was off season. Nice lobby, extremely friendly staff.
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Response from empres101, Guest Relations Manager at Empress Hotel
Responded Nov 21, 2018
Hi Sunny45, We appreciate you taking the time to write an awesome review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the near future. We have a great staff who work hard to ensure our guests have a pleasant stay. Also, our hotel is full of history - we love sharing with our guests facts from the past. Did you know Judy Garlard stayed here? The Empress is the ideal fun get-away-stay! We know you'll be back! Fondly, Empress Staff
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Excellent service as usual. Staff always friendly. Rooms are nice. Beds are excellent. With every room, you get two passes to Empress' club called Paradise. Love it there. See ya on New Years Eve 2018.
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Response from empres101, Guest Relations Manager at Empress Hotel
Responded Oct 30, 2018
Thanks Ronnie for your review! The staff in the nightclub work hard promoting the Halloween Party - the hours of decorating and organizing hours making it better every year. We're glad you had a great time! We appreciate your feed-back on the hotel - happy to hear you're a fan! Our staff is the best! Fondly, The Empress Hotel Staff
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I have stayed here for the past few years but this past summer, during the week , there were just too many day pass people. Almost no one at the pool area was staying at the hotel. The charge of only $5 is so low apparently that people from all come there with their little
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Response from empres101, Guest Relations Manager at Empress Hotel
Responded Sep 18, 2018
Hi Bernie, First of all, thanks for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback from your stay but, we do not let the public use our pool unless they are 21. Unfortunately, your experience at our pool, was a time we had several guests with children. Children of guests are allowed at the pool because their parents have also paid $250 a night to enjoy our wonderful pool area. Best regards, .
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View of Cubacan and ocean during sunrise
Single queen room
View from our Balcony
Hi ellepea12, I am not sure. I know the club is opened unlit 2 or later. I would imagine the pool has similar times since it also has a bar and is next to the club
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I think it is during the week but on weekends it's got very big party seen going on and then it wouldn't be
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No, they do not.
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gGood morning, I would not suggest our location for you. it varies but it is always noisy. Kristin
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It seemed they did have a parking lot. We were there in April when it wasn't busy. In the summer months it could be more full.
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"Rooms that over look the pool is the best in my opinion."
"You'll want to face the ocean so you're away from the nightclub"
"Ask for quiet room and sea view"
"I think the rooms need to be updated, hardwiring the smoke detectors would be a good start"
"During the summer, a room above the pool area. You won't miss a thing."
$120 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
empress hotel asbury park
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreAsbury Park
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