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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Just got back lastnight from a wonderful trip to OC, staying at this quaint and quiet motel is just what I needed. From the staff in the office to the housecleaners and the gentleman that kept busy cleaning the pool and all of the chairs every morning.Somebody had swept thhe patio outside of every room. I was so impressed! You...

1Thank Carla P
york, pa
Reviewed 5 August 2011

The motel is modest but clean. I've stayed here a few times and each time i found the rooms clean and well cared-for. This is not an upscale hotel but a decent place to stay while in Ocean City. The location is great. There are no streets to cross to get to the beach and the boardwalk. Although the property...

1Thank genoac
Reviewed 4 August 2011

One of the older and smaller motels at the beach. I was so surprised when the room key was an actual key!! The room was SMALL. My husband and I kept bumping into each other while we were unpacking. No alarm clock, no coffeemaker. The WORST mattress I have ever slept on! The entire motel is non smoking which I...

2Thank ThePrincessPa
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 August 2011

The Empress's location is a plus - half block from the boardwalk/ocean and close enough to a number of mid-town restaraunts & nitespots. The motel appeared well cared for but was obviously stuck in 1957 which was probably near to when it was built. The tipoff should have been when the room key was an actual key - not an...

3Thank robmac57
Reviewed 2 July 2011

The pool is more like a library than a swimming pool. The staff there seemed they would rather shoot daggers at you than assist you in any way. Although the staff was not the friendliest, the place was immaculate. The location is terrific being as close to the beach as any establishment is without being ocean front. If you do...

1Thank Jyd2
Riverhead, New York
Reviewed 27 June 2011

We returned to the Empress Motel this year and found it just as nice as our first visit. The entire staff cares about keeping the hotel clean and your trip enjoyable. We see the same people working at the Empress year after year. The front desk, maintainance, and housekeeping were friendly , helpful and wonderful to talk to. The motel...

2Thank Edward S
Reviewed 26 June 2011

We stay here each year. The motel is soooo well kept. They do such a great job. They also wifi! Very quiet at night, which is wonderful.

1Thank Kerri T
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 12 October 2010

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we booked a weekend stay at the Empress Motel in late August. The good reviews were spot on: the motel is in a fantastic location just off the boardwalk. The rooms were clean and we enjoyed the flat screen tv and the mini fridge and microwave were very convenient. Even though our room was just off...

3Thank worldtraveler122
New Jersey
Reviewed 10 September 2010

We have always stay at the empress motel, it's always clean (everytime) I am very picky person, We are always happy when we come. And yes, as to other comments we always bring out toiletre... with us, and towel are small, but any hotel where you stay they always seem to have small towels :) For years we always stayed...

3Thank cole24
Reviewed 21 August 2010

We've been staying at the Empress for many years now and love it. Have tried others but always come back here when able. Not always able to get a room if we don't book early. Was just there this past week with family from Florida and had the usual good experience. I love that I've never encountered anything but clean...

3Thank Straitfan1946

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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:
#32 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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