Empress Hotel

101 Asbury AvenueAsbury Park07712USA
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About Empress Hotel

The lively and vibrant Empress Hotel Hotel sits right across from the Atlantic Ocean just a stone’s throw away from Asbury Park’s boardwalk, casino and plenty of restaurants and leisure sites.

The bright and airy guest rooms all feature a private balcony with seating and include climate control. Included in each room is a flat-screen television, a phone, a safety deposit box and an iron. Guests are also treated to coffee and tea facilities, free toiletries and hair dryers. Many rooms boast an ocean view.

The Empress Hotel Hotel has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool on site with sun loungers. The LGBTQ-friendly hotel also has parking available on site for a fee and welcomes pets.

Guests can get refreshments at the indoor bar as well as at the poolside tiki bar.

The hotel is adjacent to Ocean Grove and is close to several nightclubs and shops. Within walking distance are the Stone Pony, the train station and Asbury Splash Park.


101 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ, 07712, USA
Telephone: +1(732)7740100 | Fax: +1(732)7740401 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Central enough to walk everywhere

The hotel boasts a stellar location within walking distance from the boardwalk, the beach, shopping, dining and even concert venues. Previous guests list this as their favourite feature and return several times for it.

Friendly staff

The friendly and professional staff at the Empress are appreciated by many for their kindness and willingness to go the extra mile for guests, for example giving recommendations for activities in the area.

Modern, comfortable rooms

Despite being quite an old hotel, the Empress has been renovated and the rooms as well as the public areas are trendy and well decorated, for example with under-counter lighting at the indoor bar which guests feel adds to the vibrant atmosphere.

Negative Reviews

No in-house dining

Although there are plenty of great restaurants in the area, some guests would prefer the option of eating in sometimes or even preparing or heating up their own food. Unfortunately The Empress Hotel does not cater for this as there is no restaurant, kitchen or fridges/microwaves in rooms. There is however a breakfast buffet and tea and coffee are complimentary in every room.

Noise from the pool parties

The hotel hosts parties over the weekends by the swimming pool/tiki bar and there are a number of clubs and music venues nearby, so noise ingress in rooms, particularly those facing the pool, is certainly a possibility. This is however much different in the ocean-facing rooms which face away from the music.

Limited parking spaces

You may in the busy seasons struggle to find a parking space and instead be forced to use metered street parking as there is not much available for hotel guests in the lot.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1471 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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    8.5 /10
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    7.9 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 1471 reviews