Stayed one Tuesday night overnight at the end of summer for a concert at the Stone Pony. Area including the building itself looked a little rundown maybe a bit old school but the location was perfect from the venue and the boardwalk. Got free parking right outside the door, five steps to the car. We were about to be charged higher for the room than we had been quoted, but when I pointed this out they reduced it even more. The room was a one bed ocean view, the only downside to that was maybe the building across the street was slightly in the way and the room didn't have wifi. They offered to switch our room but it wasn't worth moving and allowed us to focus on our trip more. Otherwise everything seemed neat and clean, and the bed as comfy as we had hoped. We liked the area and wished we had more time to explore it. Having left the concert early since we weren't there for the main act, we still got to hear them playing from all across the boardwalk. We especially enjoyed the old school pinball arcade museum down the boardwalk, flat fee for entrance then play all the old games your heart desires. That plus an ice cream and a lemonade stand made a perfect date night. The stay and events were great for a younger couple (19) and maybe people with more travel experience could want more (judging from other reviews that made us a little nervous here and there) but we were more than content. They even shipped my hoodie that I left in the closet to Boston though it did take a couple of weeks.
- 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