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Empress Hotel

05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We will not be back. Nightclub on the premises so regardless how far away you are which we were from the nightclub - you will hear and feel it both til wee hours into the morning! However; great location, continental breakfast, pets allowed and late check out are all a plus! This is a LGBT establishment.

Thank Roberta C
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The Empress is a piece of Jersey Shore LGBTQ History. It's iconic. For that reason alone, I can recommend it. However, the old girl is showing her age. Leaking roofs (in the hallway, not in rooms or restaurant) and some signs of age. Upgrade are needed. BUT They have rooms you can rent for your event, or a bar where...

Thank amydpp
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We booked the Empress due to its proximity to the boardwalk/beach and the Stone Pony; both are basically right across the street. We were greeted by Kristin(sp?) at the front desk with a big smile and WELCOME! The accommodations were good and the bar was made up of a great bartender and people who treated you like friends. The restaurant...

Thank Thomas K
Glen Rock, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a last minute stay in Asbury and decided to check out Empress because they were offering a great deal. We were married in Asbury and stay there whenever we can but have never stayed at Empress before (even though we LOVE their club Paradise!) I can't believe what we were missing! The woman that checked...

Thank JessCass41
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend Mike and I enjoy twice monthly hotel staycations. We have stayed in many 5 star hotels and what stands out about the Empress is the customer service and cleaniness of the hotel. From the moment we checked into your beautiful lobby, we received such a warm welcome from Kristen that we knew that our vacation had officially started....

Thank AngelaOctober
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you Kristen and her staff once again for making my New Years Eve and stay the highlight of my past upsetting year. The hotel and it's evening soirée was festive, fun, and made my friends who also stayed very happy. I had done this before several years ago with a different group and remembered how nice it was. Will...

Thank Thomas G
Hampton, New Hampshire
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Rooms were clean ,comfortable and affordable. Location is across street from the beach. All rooms have balconies....and the continental breakfast was just right.. fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, English muffins, toast, jams and jellies... Juice, Water ,coffee and Tea...very good coffee I would like to add.

1Thank Mary B
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Another great time at the Empress, had a minor hick up at check in as my credit card needed to be called to okay the charge. The staff was more than happy to let us check in and come back down to sort out the issue. We had a good time in the club and breakfast was waiting for us...

Thank Michael B
Hilliard, Ohio
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Perhaps December is not the best time to "rate" a New Jersey shore beach hotel, but I was pleased. Sure, it's quiet down in Asbury Park in December. They pretty much roll up the streets. Anyway, I found the hotel staff pleasant and friendly. My room was clean and more than reasonably updated considering the age of the structure. If...

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Avoid this at all costs. My partner and I picked this hotel because of the location alone. The location was perfect for what brought us to town. Everything else about this hotel was unbelievably terrible. Every time I thought it couldn't get worse, it did. The staff was terrible. In the rooms, there is a plaque stating there is a...

7Thank Brittany T

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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: RM707 - RM1,379 (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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Empress Hotel Asbury Park
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“Stay at a higher floor as the Paradise Club music can be loud at night.”
THOMASK654, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Fourth floor has a decent view of boardwalk, beach and ocean.”
Knot_my_reel_name, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“probably no good rooms, book somewhere else.”
BrittanyT462, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No smokers choose 2nd floor! All rooms are very nice depending upon how much room you need! North side quieter!”
Lilliesusan, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a certain view and they will accommodate if available. I love the oceanside.”
christianfB2403JS, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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