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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Took a last minute get away to the beach and found this amazingly spotless motel! The staff was awesome, walking into the room; I knew we found a great place. Spotless beds and bathroom (hard to come by at the beach). I will be staying here every time I go back to the beach.

Thank Dara K
Elkton, Maryland
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My family had the efficiency unit and was very pleased with our stay, Very nicely decorated with a separate bedroom which was very nice. Bathroom was very clean and nicely done. I would absolutely stay here again and hopefully will in the next couple of weeks. Pool is cleaned daily and that is a plus. also 2 flatscreen tvs. very...

1Thank michele y
j w, General Manager at Empress Motel, responded to this review

Hi Michele- We are so pleased to read the above review. Thank you for the kind remarks and review. Hope to see you again soon!

Maryland, United States
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We happened upon the Empress years ago when we decided to take a trip to OC spontaneously. Since then we have visited several times. This is NOT a fancy place but it is clean, convenient and reasonably priced. Throw in the great staff and you have all you need for a trip to OC

3Thank Beth O
j w, General Manager at Empress Motel, responded to this review

Hi there- Happy to hear that you had yet again, another favorable stay. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip!

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Spent a long weekend in August here and I am telling you this is a gotta- go to place. This motel was cheap, immaculate and within walking distance to all of the restaurants we had wanted to visit. Pool was clean and non smoking (yay)!!! Exactly one block from the beach and quiet at night. A real family affordable place....

1Thank Susan M
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Close to beach and boardwalk. Very clean and great staff...especIally the maid on the 2nd floor...knew all of her returning guests and always made time to chat...Also there are all new bathrooms...definitely going to stay there again!! Only complaint.... WiFi very weak or not at all

2Thank Nanny101
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We booked our stay less than 1 week for our long weekend getaway! We actually were not going to go to OCMD because of the prices for a room. My sister in law told us that she had stayed at The Empress before. She said it is a "ma and pop" place, nothing fancy but clean rooms with updated bathrooms....

4Thank makah9ne
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Super clean, great proximity to the beach, really quiet and very friendly staff. For its price range, you can't expect anymore more. It is a motel, after all! Really, the place was very clean, and I noticed that the staff were hard working and we really maintaining the property well. Was expecting much worse and we were happily surprised that...

4Thank Patrick D
Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I have been staying here for the past three years and I am very pleased with it. The prices are good and it's in a very good location close to the boardwalk and beach. The staff is very nice and they do a good job keeping the motel clean.

9Thank Christine H
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I am a person who normally stays in rental condos, the Hilton or Quality Inn on the boardwalk. I enjoy a large selection of cable channels, a private balcony with concrete walls in between rooms, a ceiling fan, two pools, etc. This year I could not afford 3 luxury or higher end beach vacations but rather 2 higher end and...

8Thank treki999
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

We were very happy with our stay at the Empress Hotel. It has a good price and a great location. It's close to the beach, boardwalk, and many restaurants. The hotel was very clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We will stay here again!

5Thank Pecanisdl
j w, General Manager at Empress Motel, responded to this review

Hi Pecanisdl- Thank you for the great review. Our staff works very hard and, as you noticed, takes great care of our guests to ensure that everything is kept nice and everyone enjoys their stay. We hope to see you again soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Empress Motel is a fabulous place for a family vacation. Choose from a standard room, fully equipped efficiencies or apartments. Each standard room includes a air conditioning/heat, refrigerator, microwave, flat screen TV, and daily maid service. Relax on Ocean City's white sandy beach and let the ocean wash over your feet. Stroll the Boardwalk or take a refreshing swim in our sparkling pools. Sample one of Ocean City's nearby golf courses. We are convenient to all of the most exciting attractions in Ocean City, Maryland. Discover and enjoy Ocean City, Maryland at the Empress Motel. We are your family's place at the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Empress Motel

Address: 20th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Empress Motel Ocean City
Empress Hotel Ocean City
Hotel Style:
#33 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
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“first floor is best (only 3 floors tall but no elevator)”
 of 5 bubbles SusanM452, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles 88edc, 6 Nov 2014 | Read review
“They have rooms on the back of the building with balconies, you can see the boardwalk, beach and ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles LAXMOM2009, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Try to get 2nd or 3rd floor, you can see the beach out the back window past the next row of buildings (it's on the back side of the beach on the main street). Corner room was nice because of lack of neighbors.”
 of 5 bubbles 711jonathanw, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own instant coffee, coffee cups and hand towels.”
  • same old bedspreads, sigh.
 of 5 bubbles genoac, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
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