Fairmont Empress

  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Gallery - Canada: British Columbia: Victoria
Hotel Ratings
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Featured Expert Review
The hotel has a prime location on the waterfront in Victoria. The building is huge, ivy covered, and does have a sense of history. There were quite a few tour buses coming and going, and the hotel public areas seemed quite busy. There are plenty of stores on the street level, and the hotel is...more
Insider Tip
  • For more than a century celebrities, royalty, and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II, Shirley Temple, and Barbara Streisand have enjoyed the hotel’s legendary Afternoon Tea. This time honored tradition takes place daily in the majestic tea lobby complete with wing back chairs, hand-carved tables, and antique tapestries. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Hotel Overview
  • On scenic harbor
    Overlooking the Inner Harbour, this landmark hotel is within steps of shop-lined Government Street and the Parliament Buildings, and 3 blocks from the Maritime Museum.
  • Victorian elegance
    Decorated in an elegant style with antique furnishings, the 477 guestrooms and suites at The Fairmont Empress include cable TVs, coffee/tea makers, and minibars.
  • Spa, health club
    The hotel features a fine-dining restaurant, a lounge, and a full-service spa. The health club includes an indoor pool, a spa tub, saunas, and a fitness center.
What to Expect:
  • The famed Empress Hotel, now a member of the Fairmont hotel chain, has been known for its classic beauty and elegance since the hotel first opened its doors in 1908. Located within walking distance of several Victoria attractions, The Fairmont Empress attracts a mix of business executives and leisure travelers.
Amenity Highlights:
  • The on-site Willow Stream Spa offers an array of relaxing treatments plus a Finnish steam room, a sauna, and a Hungarian thermal mineral bath. The hotel also features a health club with an indoor pool, children’s pool, spa tub, saunas, and fitness center. Dining options include a fine-dining restaurant and a colonial-style lounge known for its curry buffets. Room service is available 24 hours.

Location:

721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia, V8W1W5
Canada

Region: 
  • Victoria
  • Airport:

    Victoria Airport YYJ
  • The Fairmont Empress offers 477 guestrooms and suites in an eight-story building. Decorated in an elegant style with antique furnishings and a soft color palette, rooms feature views of the city, courtyard, or Inner Harbour. Amenities include cable TVs with pay movies, high-speed Internet access (surcharge), coffee/tea makers, and minibars.

    Fairmont Gold rooms offer additional amenities including access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge with complimentary beverages, hors d'oeuvers, and buffet breakfast.

Room Amenities: 
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway beds
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Video-game console
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens
Property Amenities
  • This Victoria hotel overlooks Inner Harbour, just a few steps from the shops of Government Street. The hotel features a full-service spa and a 24-hour health club with a heated indoor pool, spa tub, children’s pool, saunas, and a fitness center. The 24-hour business center includes private workstations and high-speed Internet access (surcharge); wireless Internet access is available in the lobby (surcharge). Additional hotel amenities include babysitting/childcare, concierge services, and 24-hour room service.

    The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • ATM/banking
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business services
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Conference room(s)
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Event catering
  • Exhibit space
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fitness equipment
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Full-service health spa
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access in public areas - high speed
  • Internet access in public areas - surcharge
  • Internet access in public areas - wireless
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Parking (valet)
  • Patio
  • Picnic area
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk
  • Sauna
  • Secretarial services
  • Security guard
  • Shoe shine
  • Shopping on site
  • Spa tub
  • Supervised child care/activities
  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Technology helpdesk
  • Tour assistance
  • Translation services
  • Wedding services
Policies
  • Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

    Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed, and may incur additional charges.

  • Pet fee charged at hotel/condo
  • Pets accepted
  • Small pets only
Check-in time: 
  • 4 PM
Check-out time: 
  • 11 AM
Dining
  • The Empress Dining Room
    Ornate tapestries, landscape art, a carved mahogany ceiling, and live harp music set an elegant mood in this fine-dining restaurant. Signature dishes include Pan Seared Wild Pacific Salmon and Rosemary Marinated Rack of Lamb. The wine list has 500 entries, and wine pairing is a specialty. Opened daily for lunch and dinner (closed Mondays and Tuesdays during fall and winter). Reservations recommended.
  • The Bengal Lounge
    Colonial-style lounge known for its signature cocktails and curry lunch and dinner buffets. Features live jazz on the weekends.
  • The Veranda
    Open-air lounge overlooking Inner Harbour. Serves appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and seafood plus coffee drinks, wine, and specialty cocktails. Open seasonally from early afternoon until dusk.
Recreation
  • This Victoria hotel features a fitness center equipped with three treadmills, two elliptical trainers, two exercise bikes, strength-training machine, and free weights. The fitness center overlooks a atrium pool located next to a children's wading pool and a hot tub. Fitness center changing rooms have showers, toiletries, towels, lockers, and saunas.

    Bicycle and watercraft rentals are available across the street at Victoria's scenic Inner Harbour. Hotel staff can provide guests with running maps, water bottles, and towels. The hotel is two blocks from Beacon Hill Park, an expansive facility with walking and running trails, a petting zoo, tennis courts, and magnificent views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the distant mountains of the Olympic Peninsula.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Ice skating
  • Mountain biking
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Playground
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water skiing
  • Whale-watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction
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