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101 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6207
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#3 of 9 hotels in Asbury Park
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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.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Sun deck
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Iron
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Big A wrote a review Jan 2023
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Always stay at the Empress for New Year’s Eve and Day. Love this place. Staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Stay over the pool and rooms are always clean and fresh. Does need updating especially for their prices but all in all excellent stay again. The Copper Bar and Paradise Nightclub which are connected to hotel absolutely wonderful place to party or just grab a cocktail. One issue I had and have every New Year’s Eve is that patrons of the hotel have to walk outside around the block to enter club instead of just entering from the lobby which becomes a nuisance when it’s cold snowing or raining. A special shout out to Kris and all the front lobby staff. Beautiful wonderful people. Happy New Year Everyone and Thankyou once again. See ya in the summer and definitely next New Year’s Eve. ❤️🥳😊
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard W wrote a review Dec 2022
Doylestown, Pennsylvania71 contributions41 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for a show at the Stone Pony, which is conveniently less than a block away. The hotel is clean and well maintained. Rooms show their age, as bathroom is extremely small. Tub shower was tight for a bigger guy like myself. Bed was very comfortable. Room was very clean, but dated. Our only complaint was the HVAC had a small leak, which had the carpet around it wet. Since we were only staying one night, we did not notify the front desk until check-out. Continental breakfast (muffins, danish, bagels, fruit, coffee) is available on weekends. Hotel is directly across the street from the beach, and what appears to be some in-season shopping and dining. Except for the Italian restaurant on the corner, most shops are closed this time of year. All in all, it was a pleasant stay, and we would look to stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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HefMan wrote a review Dec 2022
Hoboken, New Jersey5 contributions
Hi ! I came here to see a show at the Stone Pony. Place is 2 blocks away I was able to park in their small parking lot; there are warnings it won’t accommodate all guests. There are spots marked as ‘do not park’, they are serious, do not park in the ‘do not park’ zone. The Empress has a worn look to her. But clean. My room was small, and one of the lights was out. There were few free electric outlets, and I had to unplug something to plug my appliance in. There’s a small bathroom. The toilet tissue was strangely under the sink. The sink’s cold and hot water taps were reversed from the usual. But as I found out, the water was as you expect it; the ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ knobs were on the wrong taps. They have WiFi, but it didn’t reach the 4th (top) floor where I stayed. There is a (gay) nightclub on the first floor. You can hear it even in the 4th floor. OK, so why 3 stars after my complaining ? Location, price and a nice staff. I’d definitely come back, knowing it’s limitations.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Parking is in a small lot that they warn you may not accommodate all guests. Do not park in the...
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Tracy S wrote a review Dec 2022
Cherry Hill, New Jersey189 contributions105 helpful votes
The Empress Hotel has a cool kitschy vibe. Room was small but clean and had a great view. The “nite club” sucked. The security people ruined our night. I hate discrimination of any type. As a guest of the hotel I expected better service from the staff of the “club”. The security staff made me feel uncomfortable and unwelcome. They embarrassed me in front of my friends. I’m 55. Silver hair. Obviously over 21. They let everyone in my group in and insisted I go back upstairs and get my ID. At check in I was told I just needed my room key and a pass they gave us to get in. It gets worse. I went up and got my ID. They let me in. I paid for drinks and my friend and I were dancing when another “security” person asked to see my wristband. I was not given one when I came back in. They made me go back to the entrance, show my ID again and get the wristband. I was staying at they hotel to visit my high school friends. Yes, we’re older (55+) and we should not be treated this way. It’s disrespectful, unprofessional and rude. I won’t be back.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melissa L wrote a review Nov 2022
Providence, Rhode Island46 contributions59 helpful votes
Every time we go to Asbury we stay at the Empress! You can not beat the location! The pool is a also a big win for us. Stay for the drag show on Sunday! You won't be sorry! There is a club in the hotel but it's never been a problem. If you want somewhere quiet and less of a party atmosphere I'd suggest another hotel BUT I would never stay anywhere but the empress!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bruce K wrote a review Oct 2022
Milford, Connecticut5 contributions1 helpful vote
Very loud band noise penetrated room on 4th floor until 2am. Parking on site is somewhat limited. Otherwise good staff and close to beach. Good restaurants nearby. Can, say anything else. Price for group rate was very good
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Robyn S wrote a review Sep 2022
East Orange, New Jersey1 contribution
Although this hotel is slightly outdated it is IMMACULATE, which is what I care about most. The staff couldn’t be friendlier and are always willing to go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. The location is perfect for all Asbury has to offer whether beachside or downtown you are within walking distance. The club/pool party never disturbed us or prevented us from sleeping like babies. You won’t be sorry, give them a call
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patty Mulligan wrote a review Aug 2022
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You are welcomed by a friendly, efficient staff. The rooms are clean, beautiful ocean views, you can leave the sliding door open and be lulled by the sound of the waves. Crystal clear pool with a stocked tiki bar. Walk across the street and you are on the boardwalk and beach.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Joe S wrote a review Aug 2022
Scranton, Pennsylvania12 contributions
We checked in on 8/9/22. Once we got to the room we opened a cabinet door to find broken burnt glass. It was obviously used for drugs and not wanting the hotel to think we were the ones who used it, we reported it. A very friendly worker came up to see for himself. Once he came up with us we were unable to enter the room because the lock had reset itself. Their master key wouldn’t open the door. Hotel maintenance had to come to reprogram the door. In the mean time the desk clerk was able to enter the room via another room’s balcony. Once in, he did confirm it was a meth pipe. We asked to be moved to another room and were able to move a few doors down. It was not the best first impression and we did think about leaving. However, we thought we would stick it out and give the place a chance. The hotel itself is very conveniently located and for the most part is clean ( it can use some updates such as wallpaper peeling). The housekeeping did skip us one day, I’m not sure why. The desk gave us pool towels to use, which wasn’t a big deal. The room is spacious and the bed is comfortable. The TVs are small and don’t get reception well. The WIFI does not work. We tried four different devices and they all said that the router needed to be reset. We let the desk know but there wasn’t any improvement. We had heard others comment on this as well. There is a small parking lot for the hotel. Since we checked in on a Tuesday we were able to find parking there. If you do not find a spot there, there is a lot across the street that is $15 a day ( as of 8/22). Considering I’ve stayed at hotels were parking is $50+ a day, $15 isn’t bad. The staff (with the exception of the poolside bartender) was extremely out going and friendly. The entertainment in the hotel was very entertaining. Drag bingo was quite enjoyable and the bartender in both the smaller club and Paradise were awesome. I wouldn’t rule out staying there again,
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen H wrote a review Aug 2022
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I was very disappointed with my stay, first off I came for four nights with my family and a couple things that I was disappointed by. Number one the there was no cable and there is very limited channels available. Number two there’s no breakfast included during the week we said Monday through Friday. Number three there was no refrigerator to put my drinks in. Number four the people were extremely nasty at the pool and we’re ready to charge my me and my entire family $50 to get in. There was hair on one of the rooms that I went into in the bathroom was not clean properly. as everyone knows a vacation for the family you save money for I felt like the money that I spent on this vacation was not well worth it for this hotel I will not be staying again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$121 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreAsbury Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Empress Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Empress Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park (0.3 km), The Stone Pony (0.2 km), and Asbury Splash Park (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Empress Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Empress Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Empress Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Empress Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Empress Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Porta, Langosta Lounge, and Watermark.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Empress Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Empress Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Empress Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stephen Crane House (0.7 km).
Does Empress Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.