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20th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
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#69 of 117 hotels in Ocean City
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
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Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Telephone
Clothes rack
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Christine Z wrote a review Jun 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania13 contributions1 helpful vote
USED to be a great place, USED to be clean. Worst time staying here. No social distancing, people that had already checked out took over the pool, then proceeded to wash themselves in the rinse shower, blocking the steps. AC not working and was told it was. Dirty bathtub/toilet…just all around nasty. Went downhill.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah S wrote a review Jun 2021
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First room the sheets were dirty and there was dried food in the corner of the microwave. They moved me to a room that smelled SO musty I got a headache. There was a loud party in and outside of the room next to me. Music, smoking weed etc. Next to the office so I’m sure they were aware. If you are 1 to 3 rooms from the office you will hear the loud “ding” (sounds like a doorbell) every time someone goes in and out. On the plus side it’s 1/2 a block to the beach, the bathrooms look like new and the staff are super nice.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Doris R wrote a review Sep 2020
Wayne, New Jersey63 contributions46 helpful votes
We stayed here for the first time the last weekend of August. The musty smell hit us in the face as soon as we opened the door. It was so strong we ended up buying air fresheners. We spoke to our neighbor in the next room and she said her room smelled too. This is the reason for 3 stars. The room and bathroom were spotless and had the usual room amenities, TV, hair dryer, bath products. The pool area was clean and well arranged. The check in and check out were quick. We did not use maid service due to Covid 19 but she left a bag with fresh towels and shampoo on our door each day. If it weren't for the smell I would stay here again
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Date of stay: August 2020
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William F wrote a review Jul 2019
Monroeville, Pennsylvania441 contributions107 helpful votes
This is a well run and managed property. We didn't have one bad experience during our stay. Check in was easy and friendly everything was explained and codes for the wifi and the the pool gate were given during check in. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was updated. You can sit outside your room or lounge by the pool. Walk out the back steps and you're literally 50 yards from the boardwalk. Pat was great she kept the rooms cleaned and asked if we needed anything each day. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others. There's lots of restaurants nearby within easy walking distance. Parking is free for 1 car. If you're expecting The Hilton then this is not your place. But it is strategically located clean and well run and the beds are adequate with fairly new mattresses. So what's not to like.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sariavalaipete wrote a review Aug 2018
Brooklyn, New York55 contributions26 helpful votes
Let me start off by saying that we travel extensively all over Europe, Russia most Caribbean islands and many areas right in the United States.we are not fancy travelers but we are definitely extremely picky and we are thrilled with this cute little motel. It is right off the beach with an outdoor pool and is extremely clean with important stuff renovated like the bathrooms and kitchen and new rugs. I have been told they have completed a pretty extensive renovation of the last couple of years and even the banisters and outdoor grounds are new & well maintained ( I even noticed the cleaning woman scrubbing the steps and banisters when I woke up early in the morning). We are actually not staying in the main motel, adjacent is a small little house with three floors/3 rooms and we are staying in the top floor / room in that small little house. I have included pictures of it. We didn’t know what to expect when they told us that was where our room was but we are very happy with this as well. Check in with super easy parking was a bonded with me being here for a few days at the pool chairs are always available by the front desk people have been extremely pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend this motel for anyone it’s great for families with small children, it’s great for couples & we are a family with teenagers and we have been really pleased. there is actually not one thing I can complain about truly happy with this experience.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kris10 wrote a review Aug 2018
11 contributions9 helpful votes
Even though I had read several positive reviews I was still pleasantly surprised. The lady at the front desk was nice and the room was very clean. Even though our room was on the first floor near the pool, we didn't hear much noise. We really enjoyed the pool. My only gripe is that there aren't a lot of electrical outlets to use but that is to be expected with an older place and we made it work with what we had. We are already thinking we will stay here again next year. We were very very pleased with our stay and will definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Richkh wrote a review Aug 2018
11 contributions5 helpful votes
We have been staying in the 2nd floor apt for the past two summers. It’s a very large area. The apt is well kept and updated. This apt makes you feel at home while on vacation. We hope to return for many years to come.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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charmcity wrote a review Aug 2018
Baltimore168 contributions11 helpful votes
There is a vending machine right outside of our room and I did not get any sleep as people were buying soda loudly all night long. The window is large and not at all sound proof, and the machine hums loudly all the time. It’s unacceptable. We asked to move to a different room but were told it wasn’t possible. For the price we paid this is a bad value. Pros: The room is very clean. This is why the hotel receives two stars. I won’t stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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399sandy wrote a review Jul 2018
Scranton, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Cleanliness: Always super clean. Location: less than a block from the boardwalk/beach. Staff: So very nice and helpful. Value: For the price this is a great little family oriented motel. Yes, there are fancier places.. but we are always treated so well that we return every year!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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bocciChicago wrote a review Jul 2018
chicago10 contributions1 helpful vote
Great Motel! Location was perfect! VERY CLEAN! House keeping staff was incredible!! Will definitely be back whenever we visit our new favorite vacation spot OCMD! We are from Chicago and will recommend Empress and OCMD to all our friends!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$94 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Empress Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Empress Motel?
Nearby attractions include Embers Island Miniature Golf (0.4 km), Old Pro Golf - 23rd Street (0.4 km), and Paradise Cove Mini Golf (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Empress Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Empress Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Empress Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Empress Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sahara Cafe, Malia's Cafe, and Layton's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Empress Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Empress Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Main Street Berlin (12.6 km), Calvin B. Taylor House Museum (12.7 km), and Transpeninsular Marker (11.6 km).