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Empress Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 12, 2010

A great hotel with a fantastic location right across from the Asbury Park boardwalk and beach.
The Hotel has been re-opened for about 6 years and has been totally artfully restored to a very cool 1960's modern decor. The room rate was the best we have had at the Jersey shore.
The hotel is spotless and the staff was very friendly.
I have reviewed all of the negative reviews about this hotel and can honestly say that the management has totally resolved all of these issues.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

Spent Labor Day weekend at the Empress. Paid $279 per night which is definately overpriced, but this is peak time afterall.

Pool area is nice, and Sunday tea dance was awesome.

Rooms have very thin walls and we definatly heard our neighbors talking until 5:00AM; this is not good. Rooms are clean.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

My partner and I have been staying at the Empress for over 4 years now. No it is no luxury hotel but the location and vibe are the best. This is the place to come if your looking for fun and sun. It's location cannot be beat right across the street from the beach. The rooms either have a pool or ocean view and depending on our mood both ar great. The nightclub attached rocks and the Sunday Tea dances are a blast.

The staff is so nice with a special shout out to Kris Doug and Don. Housekeeping does an amazing job with the way this place rocks on the weekends. For the Jersey Shore the value also cannot be beat. Yes the bathroom is old and small but very clean.

Treat yourself to a weekend at the Empress> Asbury is such a cool beach town and the growth of the town has also been amazing.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2010

From the looks of the outside of the building and the fabulous lobby I was impressed. that didnt last long. The AC in my room never cooled the room. When I checked in it wasnt even on. The phone didnt work so I had to walk down to the front desk to tell them. The clerk told me he would send someone up to fix it. I asked for a fan at least. The fan nor the help never came. I gave up and opened the window for some air which was cooler than the inside room temp. The dance club downstairs is loud and the drunks outside my windowns were annoying. I think the hotel needs to spend some more time and energy on the rooms instead of the fancing neon lighting outside.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

You can't beat the bang for your buck- great location, location, location. You're at the end of the boardwalk right by great shops a nd clean beach, just a block away from adjoining Ocean Grove boardwalk!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

It's basically an expensive Motel 6 with a gay club and pool down below. The staff are nice and it can be fun to be in the middle of it all but keep your expectations real low. Also, don't expect a quite night sleep if the disco is still open.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 25, 2010

They decided to let area free loaders use the pool, which was unfair to the paying guest.

Stayed: July 2009, traveled solo
Thank JoeD_10
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Additional Information about Empress Hotel

Address: 101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6207
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Asbury Park
Price Range: $101 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Empress Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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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