The Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street Victoria V8W 1W5 Canada
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Hotel The Fairmont Empress


The Fairmont Empress is a 4-star hotel with views overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour. It features a gym with indoor pool and whirlpool, as well as full-service spa.

There are 477 guestrooms at this hotel. Each room comes with views of the city, garden, courtyard or harbor. Other amenities include bathrooms, in-room safe, cable TV, coffee and tea making facilities, and luxury bedding.

The Fairmont Empress offers afternoon tea, a tradition the hotel has honored since 1908. A Victoria tradition originally held for royal visitors and dignitaries, guests can experience afternoon tea complete with live piano music.

The hotel has additional dining option on site. The Bengal Room offers its unique curry buffet for lunch and dinner and The Veranda offers a setting directly overlooking the Inner Harbour.

Miniature World, British Columbia Parliament Building, Royal BC Museum, and Pacific Undersea Gardens are all less than half a mile from the hotel.

Price range

from ‎$157 to ‎$197


The Fairmont Empress


721 Government Street, V8W 1W5, Victoria Canada | 0.4 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +1(250)3848111 | Fax:+1(250)3892747 | Official Homepage

Suitable for

  • Business People
  • Honeymooners

Top 9 Features

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • TV
  • A/C
  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hotel bar
  • Safe

Room features

  • Bathroom with bathtub,
  • Bathroom with shower,
  • Ironing board,
  • Windows that open,
  • Television,
  • Hairdryer,
  • Central heating,
  • Electric kettle,
  • Cosmetic mirror,
  • Soundproof windows,
  • Mini-bar,
  • Pay-TV,
  • Desk,
  • Small lounge,
  • Telephone,
  • Computer games,
  • Cable TV

Hotel features

  • Cafe,
  • Entrance hall/ lobby,
  • Express check-in / out,
  • Elevator,
  • Gym,
  • Parking lot,
  • Garden or park,
  • Terrace,
  • Porter service,
  • Hotel bar,
  • Indoor swimming pool,
  • Hotel safe,
  • Conference rooms,
  • Non-smoking rooms,
  • PC with internet,
  • Restaurant,
  • 24-hour reception,
  • Quiet rooms available,
  • Shops on site,
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers,
  • Laundry service,
  • Wellness Center / Spa,
  • 24-hour room service,
  • Shoe cleaning service,
  • Fax,
  • Car rental at the hotel,
  • Concierge,
  • Reading room,
  • Number of restaurants,
  • Number of floors

Sports Facilities

  • Bike Rental,
  • Golf Course,
  • Running/ Rollerblading track,
  • Indoor tennis court,
  • Tennis Court

Review Highlights
Positive Reviews
  • Luxurious accommodations
    Guests love the old world elegance matched with modern luxury at this Victoria hotel. Stocked with amenities and offering plenty of space to spread out, you’ll feel wrapped...
  • Excellent location
    It’s all about the location when you book a stay here. This hotel offers easy access to shops, restaurants and attractions galore. Close to downtown and directly overlooking ...
  • Personalized service
    The Fairmont Empress offers warm and welcoming guest services. The staff, particularly during afternoon tea, is truly what sets this hotel apart from others. Guests who stayed here...
Negative Reviews
  • Lack of air conditioning
    Rooms have ceiling fans but lack any air conditioning. For most of the year, this isn’t a problem, however, depending when you travel you might notice your room can get ...
  • Expensive overall
    This luxury property comes with a luxury price tag. If you book a stay here, be prepared to splurge a little. Amenities like Wi-Fi and parking are paid services, and daily charges ...
  • Renovation is needed in some areas
    Some guests were disappointed and feel that this Fairmont hotel didn’t live up to the brand. Widely recognized as a luxury hotel, some of the rooms require furniture ...
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