Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250 384 8111

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8.8

Excellent
based on 10,050 reviews
Fairmont Empress - Victoria, BC, Canada
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.7 km
Location rating 9.4
Nearest Airport Vancouver Intl
Distance to airport 87.0 km

Rooms

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Luxury Rooms

C$ 264+

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C$ 264 per night

Deluxe Rooms

C$ 350+

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Queen bed
C$ 350 per night
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C$ 352 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 400 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 401 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 406 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 408 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 507 per night
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Unknown
C$ 538 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 540 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 640 per night

King Rooms

C$ 288+

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C$ 288 per night
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C$ 288 per night
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King bed
C$ 291 per night
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King bed
C$ 302 per night
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King bed
C$ 305 per night
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C$ 308 per night
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Unknown
C$ 352 per night
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Unknown
C$ 399 per night
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Unknown
C$ 406 per night
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King bed
C$ 500 per night

Executive Rooms

C$ 611+

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C$ 611 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 884 per night

Standard Rooms

C$ 306+

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C$ 306 per night
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C$ 347 per night
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C$ 357 per night
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Unknown
C$ 402 per night

Double Rooms

C$ 253+

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Double bed
C$ 253 per night
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Double bed
C$ 286 per night
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Double bed
C$ 287 per night
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Double bed
C$ 288 per night
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Double bed
C$ 288 per night
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Double bed
C$ 289 per night
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Double bed
C$ 291 per night
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Unknown
C$ 296 per night
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Double bed
C$ 302 per night
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Double bed
C$ 306 per night
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Unknown
C$ 313 per night
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Unknown
C$ 319 per night
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King bed
C$ 322 per night
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Queen bed
C$ 332 per night
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Double bed
C$ 416 per night
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Double bed
C$ 621 per night

Queen Rooms

C$ 253+

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C$ 253 per night
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C$ 268 per night
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C$ 285 per night
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C$ 297 per night
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C$ 304 per night
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C$ 304 per night
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C$ 451 per night
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C$ 643 per night

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  • Good
    Sep. 2019
    6.7

    Location is great and Victoria is beautiful. Clean and have done a good job restoring old buildings. The staff at the hotel was good. The Empress itself is spectaular, the reno not so much.

    We felt the reno was poor. In trying to update it they missed the mark. Should have kept it classy like the other CP hotels and more in keeping with the grand style of the building. They tried to make it too contemporary and did a poor job of the lobby. The round silver columns are awful, as is the sparkly chandelier. Also for $629 per night I we expected the room a little nicer. The couch looked old and shabby, not classy. My pillows went flat and did not retain their shape at all. Plus, Victoria is really lacking in fine dining. It is moderate dining at best. The only place we found that was close to fine dining was the Courtenay Room.

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    9.6

    Top location. Expensive as each Top Hotel. Very british with an old jammed bathroom door. Perfect staff, extremely friendly.

    No free WiFi. Really not. It’s standard in each motel. Even, if you know, it is expensive, you’re surprised when checking out. Afternoon tea $82/person, valet parking and breakfast for two $ 750. But it was a nice experience.

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    10.0

    Dress code gone for high tea

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    8.3

    Staff

    I am just not into giant hotels.

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    9.6

    The location is perfect and gorgeous.

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About

Overview

For travelers going to British Columbia, finding the best place to stay may not be the easiest task. That is why the Fairmont Empress is a great choice! It opened in 1908 and overlooks the inner harbor. It was newly renovated in 2017 and millions of dollars were spent on this extravagant renovation.

The spa at the Fairmont Empress is one of the main reasons that guests choose to stay here. Guests who are truly looking for a way to relax love taking advantage of the spas services. The spa offers treatments such as body scrubs, facials, scrubs, polishes, massages, couples packages, men’s treatments, manicures, and pedicures.

Every room at the Fairmont Empress features Wi-Fi, air conditioning, in-room safe, terry bathrobes, flat screen televisions, coffee maker, tea kettle, luxurious linens, and a decorative fireplace.

Guests can dine at the Fairmont Empress in many of the eateries here. Q at the Empress, Q Bar, Lobby Lounge, Tea at the Empress, The Veranda, and Empress Torte are all available to guests here.

There is so much to do in British Columbia and the Fairmont Empress is close to it all. Guests can visit Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle, Emily Carr House, Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Rodd Hill, Royal British Columbia Museum, and Miniature world.

Guests will get excellent amenities here and the staff is one of a kind! The Fairmont Empress makes every guest feel like they are in their home away from home. This is hospitality like no other and guests will know exactly where to stay the next time they are in British Columbia.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 10,050 reviews

9.4

Location

8.8

Service

4.7

Comfort

4.6

Value

Things to Know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Nice building
  • Great view

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Fitness centre
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled Access
ATM on-site
Babysitting or child care
Business centre
Car rental
Internet
Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle rental
Spa
Hot tub
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
24hr front desk
Safe
Sauna
Storage available
Elevator
Massage
Express check out
Hairdryer
Air-conditioned
Parking (surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Wedding services
Terrace/Patio
Laundry facilities
Cable or satellite TV
Airport shuttle

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Miniature World 119 m
  • The Maritime Museum of British Columbia 171 m
  • Victoria Bug Zoo 210 m
  • Royal BC Museum 215 m
  • British Columbia Parliament Buildings 278 m
  • Victoria Harbour 0.5 km

Victoria Travel Guide

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Getting Around

Victoria 387 m
Victoria Intl 25.4 km
Victoria (Bus Station), British Columbia 176 m
Victoria (Ferry), British Columbia 0.5 km

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