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Tabernacle, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night and it was a wonderful experence. Came to the area to hear a band play at The Saint and really had no idea to get around the area. The gentleman at the desk helped me with the taxis and was just so helpful! The room was very nice and comfy also. I will definitely stay here again... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I booked a night on the fly right before attending a show at the next door venue The Stone Pony. The staff was awesome as well as the room and view. The bathroom could use a little TLC but was still very clean and functional. Many free parking spots available.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I love staying here and when I stay in Ocean Grove, I go to their pool daily! The pool is kept very clean by Mario (thank you, Mario). Also the staff are very friendly and accommodating! As a matter of fact I'm booked to stay there in 2017 for an expanded Memorial Weekend. I'm going to buy the VIP summer... More 

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Thank Lilliesusan
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I really enjoy staying at this hotel. It's the only hotel in town with balconies for relaxing while looking at the ocean or overlooking the pool. The hotel rooms are older, but they have all the modern amenities and cleanliness is clearly a top priority. The bedding is high quality and comfortable. There were about a half dozen clean white... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Fantastic location - just across the road from the boardwalk and a short walk to The Stone Pony. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and tried to help wherever they could (although I was slightly bemused that they could not tell us how/where to mail a postcard). The hotel itself desperately needs a refurb, the rooms are clean and... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

The location is phenomenal! Right across from the board walk and beach. The staff is wonderfully delightful, helpful and knowledgeable especially about what is open in the offseason. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the entire hotel needs a refresh!! Rooms are very clean but they are not aging well. I also found it... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had a blast, right across from the boardwalk, great Pool, good food and drinks. We had my 3 year old nephew with us, he thoroughly enjoyed the pool. And the for predominantly gay crowd enjoyed having him there! Not our first time here, but was with a child and could not have been better. Only draw back was getting... More 

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Thank Michael B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My husband and I learned about the Empress hotel years ago when we were in search for a pet friendly hotel at the Jersey Shore, The Empress is definitely one of the few. From the first time we stayed we fell in love with the people, the service and the environment. We love Asbury Park so much that we recently... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Interesting mid-century hotel. Very diverse clientele, all types and sexual orientation - not an all gay hotel,but LGBT friendly. Great mix of friendly people. Mostly middle aged and lively group. Housekeeping was great and handled every little request. Our room was small but comfortable with tiny balcony. We faced the ocean, lots of street activity - delivery trucks all day... More 

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Westwood, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed there recently for the weekend so we could attend a concert. It was a nice, fairly clean hotel. Can definitely use some updating. First night was fine, but the club does go on until 2am and since it is such a small property, you can hear everything. We had our kids with us the second night, which I... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Price Range: $119 - $352 (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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“No smokers choose 2nd floor! All rooms are very nice depending upon how much room you need! North side quieter!”
 of 5 bubbles Lilliesusan, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a certain view and they will accommodate if available. I love the oceanside.”
 of 5 bubbles christianfB2403JS, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles wbfnyc, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Hotel is quiet, but street side is noisy from party-goers & rooftop compressors. Beautiul sunrises and view of the Casino and boardwalk”
  • Directly across street
  • Looking North up the Boardwalk
  • Ocean turning onto Asbury, view of old Casino and Carousel
 of 5 bubbles PGH4122014, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the ocean side for a quiet relaxing view! The pool side is a request for party goers, and nigh club lovers!”
 of 5 bubbles ashleycait4902, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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