Fairmont Empress

  • Exterior Evening
  • Exterior Dusk
  • Exterior View
  • Afternoon Tea
  • The Veranda
  • Bengal Lounge
  • Indoor Pool
  • Willow Stream Spa
  • Willow Stream Spa
Hotel Ratings
Classic Rating
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
    Located in British Columbia’s capital city, Fairmont Empress sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbor surrounded by art, entertainment and cultural attractions. Built in 1908, Fairmont Empress features turn-of-the-century architecture, warm personalized service, unrivaled event space, award-winning restaurants and the luxurious Willow Stream Spa.
  • Victorian elegance
    Known for the ivy-clad historic landmark property, the Fairmont Empress has regally risen over the harbour since 1908 and captures the grandeur and elegance of a bygone era. Named for Queen Victoria with turn of the century architecture, the hotel is renowned for its daily afternoon tea, beautiful rose gardens and fine dining in the Empress Room while the Indian-themed Bengal Lounge, is famous for its curry buffet and martinis.
  • Afternoon Tea
    A time honoured tradition for over a century, Fairmont Empress has been serving Afternoon Tea to guests from around the world. Over the years, Fairmont Empress’ pastry chefs have perfected the scones, shortbread and rest of the delicacies to truly delight the senses. From the original blend of The Empress Tea created specifically for The Fairmont Empress, served in dainty William Edwards china and sterling silver service to the enchanting ambiance of the live piano, Afternoon Tea is an absolute 'must do' for all who visit Victoria.

    Fairmont Empress has tailored the renowned Afternoon Tea to suit the tastes of the littlest guests. Children can now experience the grandeur and elegance of the famous Tea Lobby, and be made to feel like Princes and Princesses while participating in this coveted tradition.

  • The Fairmont Store in Fairmont Empress
    Indulge your senses when you browse this wonderful Victorian tea shop. Offering the world-famous Empress-blend tea, exclusive china patterns and an extensive collection of specialty teas and gift items to complete your tea experience while in Victoria. Located across from the Tea Lobby.
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 Fairmont Empress offers resort amenities in a picturesque Victoria resort setting. Whether you desire a full-body massage at the Willow Stream Spa or a workout in the 24-hour Health Club, you will be taken care of. The Fairmont Empress,  has a fully-equipped gym and indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and saunas. For business travelers, The Fairmont Empress Vancouver island resort offers in-room services such hotel amenities such as a work area, high speed internet access, and onsite business center open 24 hours.


721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia, V8W1W5

  • Victoria
  • Airport:

    Victoria Airport YYJ
  • The Fairmont Empress accommodations features 477 luxuriously appointed non-smoking guest rooms and suites, with magnificent views of the City,Garden, Courtyard or spectacular Inner Harbour. With a selection of unique guestroom sizes and wide array of Victoria luxury hotel accommodations to suit every taste, this landmark Fairmont property is a tribute to classic elegance in accommodation.

    Fairmont Gold is the ultimate luxury experience on Vancouver Island, a boutique hotel experience within a hotel. These luxury accommodations offer the added features including private Concierge lounge access with lavish continental breakfast, honour bar and evening hors d'oeuvres with attentive Concierge team.

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
  • 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
  • Empress Room
    Notably the most picturesque dining room in Victoria, The Empress Room combines impeccable service with an exquisite menu. The finest ingredients with a "farm to fork" philosophy of bringing Vancouver Island's epicurean-rich cuisine to your table are marveled into culinary masterpieces paired with an extensive wine list. Dine beneath the ambience of a hand-crafted wood ceiling where iconic movie stars, royalty and notable guests have dined; - if only these walls could talk! An experience not soon to be forgotten. 
  • The Bengal Lounge
    The world famous Bengal Lounge has long been known for its luxury, style and uncompromising hospitality. It has been recognized throughout North America as one of the best bars for its famous Martinis and renowned Curry Buffet.
  • The Veranda
    No visit to Victoria should be without a seat on The Veranda at The Fairmont Empress; The Veranda is the perfect setting for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the sights and sounds while overlooking Victoria's picturesque Inner Harbour.

    The talented Culinary Team at The Fairmont Empress have created a sumptuous farm-to-table menu featuring some of Vancouver Island's finest ingredients for your dining experience.

  • 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
Special Offer Details
Canada Winter EBB Offer
3 nights from $219 per person
Save up to $218 per couple

What's Included?
  • Every 3rd night FREE.

Available Room Types:
Fairmont Room
Deluxe Room
Harbour View Deluxe Room
Signature Room

Important Dates:
Book from 03/01/2013 through 04/12/2013
Travel from 03/01/2013 through 04/15/2013
Blackout Dates: May Apply
Minimum Night Stay: 3 Nights

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