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“Nice place. Would reccomend!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Empress Motel

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Empress Motel
Ranked #61 of 103 Hotels in Ocean City
Olney, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice place. Would reccomend!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

The rooms were small and quaint. They were clean and comfortable,and there was enough room for me and my two friends. we're all 13 so we did have a fair ammount of stuff. we stayed on the third floor, in the corner. in room 135. My parents stayed in 134 and there was an inside door seperating the rooms. i slept on a cot and they were actually ok. the beds were alright too.they did have waterproof covers wich were a little noisy but ok. It is literally a one minute walk to the beack/boardwalk. we would go doown the stairs right in front of our room, and head out the back parking lot. the bathrooms were.....small. ok, but small. there was nowhere to keep stuff exceopt this little shelf. The bath towels were not absorbent. i really really would advise you to bring your own. they had controllabe ac in the rooms which was nice. there was also 2 windows which could be opened and closed. the room key was an actual key which i liked. outside the rooms there are seats to chill on, but it was kind of uncomfortabe walking upstairs with people staring at you. anyways, i would try to get a room on the top floor. its more private but thats just my preference. the staff was ok. i didnt run into them much.... but they seemed friendly. the pool is clean and not over chlorinated. they have a hose in the back to rinse off sand. if youre going on the boardwalk i would reccomend going right because theres not much to the left. a good pizza place is by the seascape motel(dont stay there, it looked gross) but its called francos and its reallyyy good:) and the store next to that is good too. i would also reccomend dumsers which is in town but sooooo good!!!!! so yeah i would definately reccomend empress because its not too expnsive but its a nice place! there was no restaraunt or fitness center.

Room Tip: Top floor has most privacy! all rooms are quiet, basically soundproof!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

My family of four recently returned from a stay at the Empress. I want to thank everyone who had written previous reviews and allowed us to find this gem! It really is a 50's throwback in a lot of ways - actual keys to the room, 4" yellow tile in the bathroom, small sink, double-sized beds, manually typed receipt! The motel is very well maintained and kept very clean. Someone was always cleaning inside and outside most of the day. The staff was very friendly and helpful! Loved the location! The primary downside to this motel was the waterproof mattress covers on the beds! I understand the "need" for these with a family-oriented motel but they made were very noisy every time one of us turned over in the bed! I guess we should have checked about taking them off. Overall, a great place to stay although I think we realized that we have outgrown sharing double-sized beds with our kids.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the empress in the middle of August 2012. Overall it was a nice place to stay. The room was cheap, it had a great location, and the people who worked there were nice.

My only complaint would be when we first got there I went Into the bathroom and there was fecal matter on the toilet seat. We had brought Lysol wipes so that took care of that. It seemed like every towel they brought us was dirty with what looked to be blood and/or feces.

  • Stayed August 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Booked the hotel just a few days before our stay as a last minute vacation because of the great reviews. Unfortunately had a family emergency (7week old baby got sick) and the hotel was totally accommodating. We really appreciate their help. Thank you JD and owner. Can't wait to come back next year when the kids are a bit older.

  • Stayed August 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012 via mobile

Just my husband and I for a 2 night getaway to OCMD. Found this place on here called to get a rate. When they quoted me 2 nights at $155 per night I immediately booked it. Everything online was well over $200 per night for a weekend. Arrived and check in was smooth- ladies behind the counter were funny. Had to pay up front- didn't require a credit card which was nice.
Room was decent & clean. Floors were scary- but it's the beach. Air conditioner wasn't cold. We called the front desk and they came to check it out right away- we were headig out for the night and they said they had a call in to maintenance. When we came back it was either replaced or fixed- it was nice and cold- made us happy. Pool looked decent although we didn't use it. There was a vending machine for soda/water and snacks. Beds were pretty hard- and each room has 2 double beds. Not sure if we would stay here again- depends on our budget- this was definitely a budget friendly motel - no frills. Flat screen TV very small fridge &
Microwave- again good for 2 nights max in my book.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

Small, clean, quiet motel. Staff is very friendly, helpful and always available.
Great location, only a half a block from the busy boardwalk but so quiet you wouldn't even realize all that action is so close. Pool, room and grounds are clean and well maintained and you always have a parking space.
Thanks to the other reviewers on TripAdvisor for helping me find this motel.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Little Falls, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

This was an amazing motel. My husband, myself and our two boys stayed here. It was the best family vacation ever. Very clean and the staff was so nice. The beach and boardwalk are only steps away. Everything was pretty much within walking distance. We loved the ocean and beach. The motel has a pool which is cleaned and serviced daily. Only wish they had a coffe maker in the room. That would be my only complaint. Otherwise it was the best stay ever.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Empress Motel
Address: 20th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Region: United States > Maryland > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 38
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 
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