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4.3 of 5 guest rating
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Fairmont Gold, 1 King Bed, Spacious Room, Non Smoking
377 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Other room types
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Harbour View
382 square feet
2 Queen Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Harbour View
382 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Fairmont Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Harbour View
280 square feet
1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Fairmont Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
280 square feet
1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
452 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
382 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Fairmont Gold, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Harbour View
323 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Harbour View
350 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
382 square feet
2 Queen Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
350 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
474 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
382 square feet
1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Fairmont Gold, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Harbor View, Spacious Room
323 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Fairmont Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
280 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Fairmont Gold, Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking
522 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking
549 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Fairmont Gold, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
301 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Fairmont Gold, 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Harbor View
452 square feet
1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Fairmont Gold, 2 Queen Beds, Spacious Room, Non Smoking
377 square feet
2 Queen Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Fairmont Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
280 square feet
2 Double Beds
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
Historic hotel on Victoria waterfront with spa

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Indoor pool
24-hour business centre
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff

On scenic harbor

This hotel overlooks the Inner Harbour, within steps of shop-lined Government Street and the copper-domed Parliament Buildings, and three blocks from the Maritime Museum.

Afternoon tea

Since its inception in 1908, The Fairmont Empress has been offering an elaborate traditional afternoon tea service in the majestic Tea Lobby. Afternoon tea has been served to royalty, celebrities, and travelers from around the globe.

Victorian elegance

Standard features of Fairmont Empress guestrooms include antique furnishings, armchairs, down duvets, ceiling fans, floral bedspreads and accent pillows, and signature bathrobes.

Languages Spoken

  • Danish

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

  • Express check-in
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Picnic area
  • Bar/lounge
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference space
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built 1908
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Sauna
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Health club
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2100
  • Long-term parking (surcharge)
  • ATM/banking
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • 24-hour business center
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space size (feet) - 22600
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Spa tub
  • Total number of rooms - 464
  • Number of floors - 8
  • Wedding services
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Languages Spoken

  • Danish
  • Malay
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Filipino
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Korean

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

The Fairmont Empress offers 464 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and video-game consoles. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Victoria hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Bathtub or shower
  • In-room safe
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Video-game console
  • Premium bedding
  • Slippers
  • Pay movies
  • Electric kettle
  • Portable fan

Where to Eat

Enjoy a vibrant variety of dining experiences at the Fairmont Empress. Fresh ingredients celebrate local producers. Heighten your stay by dining in our sophisticated and timeless space.

Tea at the Empress - A tradition in Victoria for almost a century, with a modern chic ambiance. Choose from 21 loose leaf teas, including the famous Empress Blend.

Q At The Empress - Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Q Bar - Open from 11 AM - 1 AM with culinary offerings until midnight. Enjoy a selection of signature cocktails, an extensive wine list and local craft beers on tap.

Veranda - The Veranda overlooking the sparkling Inner Harbour is the place to be this summer for cocktails and delectable bites.

Lobby Lounge - The Lobby Lounge is the toast of Victoria, offering a grand space which celebrates the past and embraces the future. Elegant, in every sense of the word, this timeless lounge is home to the world-renowned tradition of Tea at the Empress and cocktails until 10 PM every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Nearby Things to Do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 11
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Sports massage
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

The photos are representative of rooms offered and may differ from the actual room received. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 12.00 and CAD 24.00 for adults, CAD 8.00 and CAD 12.00 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: CAD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CAD 25.00 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CAD 15.00 (one-way), (from 3 to 17 years old)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 32 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 32 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 25 per accommodation, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of the World.
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