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LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We have stayed in B&B on the shore, in Ocean Grove. Since all the damage was done on the pier there, so we moved over to Asbury Park area.Read alot of mixed reviews about the Empress, but the bottom line is, its not bad.Lets start by saying its not a 4 or 5 star Hotel. Its clean, maybe a little...

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I've stayed at ocean front hotels on the east US coast for 40 years. The jersey shore boardwalk towns in general are much loudness, and cigarette butts. The Empress was a welcome exception. Immaculate rooms, comfy new beds, great view. All at a super competitive price. Right next to the famous Stone Pony. Near great restaurants, not crappy boardwalk greasepits....

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empres101, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Valued Guest, We always love to hear that you had a great time during your stay. Our staff here at The Empress strive to make every guest happy anyway we can. Asbury Park is a great town that offers great beaches, live music and a clean boardwalk. Thank you for the feedback about your stay and hope to see you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Asbury is back and getting better each season. If you remember the Empress from decades ago...forget it. The Queen is back and she is clean and proud and out loud! This is not a sleepy hotel and right across from all of the action. The rooms are clean and well appointed and the service is friendly and attentive. This is...

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empres101, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Valued Guest, We always love to hear that you had a great time during your stay. Our staff here at The Empress strive to make every guest happy anyway we can. Thank you for the feedback about your stay and hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Kristin

New York City, New York
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel is geared towards the LGBT community on specific time periods. Stayed during past weekend which was a blast as expected. One day of partying is all I needed and than I switched gears towards relaxation. You will hear music when pool party or club is open. Good news in Jersey that shuts down on weekends at 2am. This...

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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feedback from your recent stay. We try to keep up on the cleaning and maintenance around the building as well as doing some upgrades. Its nice to hear its working and that people are noticing. We try to make sure everyone has a great stay here and paradise's parties do help people to...

Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here since 2008 and really enjoyed my stay every time! All the amenities you need in the room including safe, coffee maker, microwave, & refrigerator! My corner room on second floor(non-smoking flr) had ocean view and Stone Pony view of outdoor concerts! Although I tried Ocean Grove this year, I went to the Empress pool for sun, swimming...

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empres101, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Valued Guest, We always love to hear that you had a great time during your day visits at the hotel. Our staff here at The Empress strive to make every patron happy while visiting. We hope to have you back at the hotel as our guest soon. Thank you for the supporting our lounge and pool area even when you...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Despite the great location right across from the boardwalk, our experience didn't seem worth the extra money for a "beachfront" hotel. We chose The Empress for a last-minute weekend trip, without doing much research, and found everything to be just 'eh.' The hallways reeked of smoke, we could hear every conversation happening on both sides of our room, and even...

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We love staying at the Empress! We love the managers and all the support staff (well most)! We love the performers as well. When we stay there we are ready to dance and have a good time. We have gotten to know a few of the vacationers, performers and staff and that makes it even better!

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empres101, Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the positive feedback. We always love to hear the good things people have to say when they leave. Its also good to hear that you visit somewhat regularly to get to know people and really enjoy yourself.... and dance. Hope to see you again soon

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I came with friends for weekend get away. The hotel is not fancy but it is clean and comfortable. Right in front of the beach and walkable to town where there are more and more interesting shops & restos. Liked that there's a club in the hotel..so convenient. Staff were friendly.

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Northwest, NJ
Reviewed August 21, 2013

After a 4 day stay at Empress, I was surprised how good the service was. The front desk staff was very attentive and seemed very customer service oriented. My room was very clean and comfortable and the ocean view was acceptable given the hotels location. While the room could use some upgrades, such as a more modern TV, fridge, and...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Spent the weekend here recently as a very last minute thing to spend some time with great friends. Turned out to be the best summer weekend we've had this year so far!!! In just a hop over you can have delicious kimchi tacos while enjoying a beautiful view of the ocean. The food at the nearby restaurants is really good...

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empres101, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Valued Guest, We always love to hear that you had a great time during your stay. Our staff here at The Empress strive to make every guest happy anyway we can. We all enjoy tacos from MOGO. They are great addition to the boardwalk. The pork are my favorite, they have a nice bite to them. Thank you for the...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $100 - $319 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Stay at a higher floor as the Paradise Club music can be loud at night.”
THOMASK654, 1 week ago | Read review
“Fourth floor has a decent view of boardwalk, beach and ocean.”
Knot_my_reel_name, Dec 24, 2016 | Read review
“probably no good rooms, book somewhere else.”
BrittanyT462, Dec 16, 2016 | Read review
“No smokers choose 2nd floor! All rooms are very nice depending upon how much room you need! North side quieter!”
Lilliesusan, Sep 24, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a certain view and they will accommodate if available. I love the oceanside.”
christianfB2403JS, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
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