7.6
Service
10
Rooms
7
Food & Beverage
8
Spa & Fitness
8
Attention to Detail
6
Generosity & Value
8
Wow / Hip Factor
5
Architecture & Design
7
Location
10
Fit to Promise
7

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Not all hotels aspire to be sleek, glass boxes. Fairmont Empress on Vancouver Island is a reminder of a grand, long-forgotten way of life.

Opt to fly in via seaplane, a dramatic trip that ends in the harbour directly in front of the hotel.
Fairmont Empress has been standing on the shores of Inner Harbor since 1908. After 80 years, it was lovingly restored to its original grandeur - all guest rooms were renovated and a health club, indoor pool, and guest reception were added.

Guest rooms are decorated in a very traditional style with comfy armchairs and vanities. Magnificent views overlook the city, courtyard, or spectacular harbor. Fairmont Gold floor has a private lounge with honor bar, evening hors d'oeuvres and an attentive concierge team.

Dining is integral to the Empress experience. Afternoon Tea is a ritual. In fact, more than 800 people per day relive the tradition. The Bengal Lounge serves a renowned curry buffet and the seasonal menu at The Empress Room is prepared with sustainable, local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.

With her turn-of-the-century beauty, Fairmont Empress captures the elegance of a bygone era but the facilities and service will impress travelers from any age.

Junior Suite - King

  • Room size: 46 m2 / 500 ft2

Room with 1 King bed, 1 sofa bed and sitting area, Features a view of the city.

Fairmont Room - King

  • Room size: 23 - 28 m2 / 250 - 300 ft2

Room with 1 King bed, sitting area with two armchairs, and views of the city or inner courtyard.

Fairmont Room - Queen

  • Room size: 23 - 28 m2 / 250 - 300 ft2

Room with 1 Queen bed, sitting area with two armchairs, and views of the city or inner courtyard.

Fairmont Room - Two Doubles

  • Room size: 28 m2 / 300 ft2

Room with 2 Double beds, sitting area with two armchairs, and views of the city or inner courtyard.

Deluxe Room - Two Queen beds

  • Room size: 37 m2 / 400 ft2

Room with 2 Queen beds, large sitting area furnished with either a sofa, sofabed or two armchairs. Features a view of the city or courtyard and high speed internet.

Harbour View Deluxe Room - Queen

  • Room size: 23 m2 / 250 ft2

Room with 1 Queen bed, large sitting area furnished with either a sofa, sofabed or two armchairs. Features a harbour view and high speed internet access.

Harbour View Deluxe Room - King

  • Room size: 23 m2 / 250 ft2

Room with 1 King bed, large sitting area furnished with either a sofa, sofabed or two armchairs. Features a harbour view and high speed internet access.

Signature Room - King

  • Room size: 44 m2 / 475 ft2

Room with 1 King bed and views of the Inner Harbour.

Fairmont Queen Room

Features a queen bed, city view, modern spa bathroom. This is a non-smoking room.

Deluxe Room - King

  • Room size: 33 - 37 m2 / 350 - 400 ft2

Room with 1 King bed, large sitting area furnished with either a sofa, sofabed or two armchairs. Features a view of the city or courtyard and high speed internet.

Fairmont Luxury Double Room

Features two double beds, city view and a modern spa bathroom. This is a non-smoking room.

Fairmont King Room

Features a king bed, city view, modern spa bathroom, modern furnishings. This is a non-smoking room.

Harbour View Deluxe Room - Double

  • Room size: 26 m2 / 275 ft2

Room with 2 Double beds, large sitting area furnished with either a sofa, sofabed or two armchairs. Features a harbour view and high speed internet access.

Deluxe Two Queen Room

Features two queen beds, city views, sleek decor, modern bathroom. This is a non-smoking room.

Deluxe King Room

Features a king bed, city view, sleek decor, modern bathroom. This is a non-smoking room.

Harborview Deluxe King

Features a king bed, sleek decor, modern bathroom. This is a non-smoking room

Harborview Deluxe Queen

Features a queen bed, sleek decor and modern bathroom. This is a non-smoking room.

Fairmont Gold Queen Room

Features two queen beds, sleek decor, bathroom with shower and tub.

Junior Suite

Features a king bed, city views, separate living room, modern bathroom. This is a non-smoking suite

Fairmont Gold Room - King

  • Room size: 28 m2 / 300 ft2

Room with 1 King bed, located on floors 1-4. Offers business amenities, private direct-dial telephone with complimentary business cards and personalized wake-up calls, nightly turn-down service, overnight shoe-shine and morning newspaper delivery. Includes continental breakfast and hors d'oeuvres in the private lounge area.

Moderate Room

  • Room size: 21 m2 / 225 ft2

Room with 1 Queen bed and a sitting area.

One Bedroom Suite

  • Room size: 42 - 70 m2 / 450 - 750 ft2

Suite with 1 King bed, and a view of the city. Features a separate parlour with a sofa bed and high speed internet. Some suites have an additional powder room.

Fairmont Gold Room - Harbour View

  • Room size: 33 m2 / 350 ft2

Room with 1 King bed, and a view of the harbour, offers business amenities, private direct-dial telephone with complimentary business cards and personalized wake-up calls. Features a marble bathroom with oversized walk-in shower or bath tub and shower combo, and flat screen TV.

One Bedroom Harborview Suite

Features a king bed, living room, bathroom with rain shower. This is a non-smoking room.

Gold One Bedroom Suite

Features a king bed, city view. This is a non-smoking suite

Fairmont Gold Junior Suite

Features a King bed, harbour views. This is a non-smoking Suite

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Fairmont Empress is 30 minutes south from the Victoria International Airport along Patricia Bay Highway.

721 Government Street
Victoria V8W 1W5
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CAA - Four Diamond Award - 1989-2014
Condé Nast Traveler - No.15, Top 30 Hotels in Canada- 2012
Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List - 2011
Travel + Leisure - 500 World's Best Hotels - 2009 & 2011
Condé Nast Traveler - No.1 Hotel on Vancouver Island & No.11 in Canada - 2009

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