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Lambertville, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Spent two nights here. 25 years ago we would have loved this place. Funky mid century modern space, updated a while back except for the tiny 1950s bathrooms. Room was very clean. Hallways smelled pretty stale. The place was really jumping with young people. The night club off the lobby stayed open until 2AM Friday night and 3AM on Saturday....

Thank Vincent V
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I had a last minute business trip scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Long Branch. The management at the Empress was more than happy to accommodate me and get me a room and make sure everything was set for my stay. Check-in was flawless. The room was spotless. Beautiful view of the ocean and boardwalk. I went right down for...

1Thank Frankie_D518
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 and Paradise strive to make every guest happy anyway we can. Its great that you were able to come and relax during your trip. Our pool area will be closing but the tiki bars will stay open for...

Reviewed 5 August 2013

The hotel is in a great location. Just steps away from the beach. The rooms are not very clean and the Wifi was very poor. There is a club in the hotel and it is very noisy late into the night and our room was on the 4th Fl. The staff was very friendly and courteous.

Thank Carol C
empres101, General Manager at Empress Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We apologize that you did not enjoy your stay with us. It concerns me that our guest rooms were not up to the standards that we set for our hotel. We strive on maintaining cleanliness throughout our building. We are addressing the Wifi issues in the building, although I am surprised you had an issue being there...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2013

This hotel, is by far, the worst. ROOMS: The rooms aren't clean. The beds are the cheapest mattresses that haven't been changed in years. Cigarette stains & smell even in in non smoking room. Carpets and furniture have disgusting stains of, I'm not sure what. STAFF: The hotel staff is rude and asking for something, you'll be lucky if they...

5Thank Steve L
Clifton, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 July 2013

The staff is great at The Empress. It is a nice, clean hotel. The manager Kris is the best. Audrey is very sweet. Doug will help you with any issues. Nice big pool, fun bar. Walk across to the ocean. Absolutly reccomend to everyone.

Thank Joseph S
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

Arlington, Texas
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

We checked in around 6pm for 1 night and received a deluxe 2 double bed room with a partial ocean view on the 3rd floor,room 320. It was clean and a no frills kind of room. The bathroom was small and reminded me of the bathroom in my grandparents basement in the 1980 s with the electrical socket in the...

Thank Williamsland
Fort Dix, New Jersey
Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

I got a wonderful corner room on the 3rd floor. I was going to see a show at the Famous Stone Pony. The view and room were amazing. If you are lucky enough to get room 341(i think) you will not be disappointed. There is no need to purchase tickets for shows on the summer stage. You have a perfect...

Thank starzndotz
Hackensack, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 July 2013

the empress is a great place to stay, clean, personable, and centrally located to everything. the biggest plus is its reasonable rates, which are great! check in was a breeze, there are extra towels in the room, beds are comfortable, and like i said, everything in asbury is in walking distance from the hotel, some of the best places--right across...

Thank mark j
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 8 July 2013

I definitely had low expectations, but the hotel was very nice. Clean, comfortable, and an oceanfront room with breakfast, pool and free parking! It was a very enjoyable experience and pretty reasonable for mid week on the July 4th holiday. I would stay there again without hesitation. Plus, at night, the hotel took on a cool, party vibe and the...

Thank dbarroness
Collingswood, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

The Empress doesn't deserve this kind of management. The hotel's location can't be beat, and the fact that a pool, beach bar, and dance club are all on premises are additional points in favor of the hotel. Unfortunately, however, the hard product is the only thing good about this hotel. They pride themselves as a TripAdvisor award winner, yet their...

2Thank tapdancer77

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  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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: ₹ 5,817 - ₹ 20,784 (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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“Fourth floor has a decent view of boardwalk, beach and ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles Knot_my_reel_name, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“probably no good rooms, book somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 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
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