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Fairmont Empress

The Fairmont Empress Hotel proudly towers over the Inner Harbour of Victoria, British Columbia. This restored golden elegant beauty is located in the southern aspect of Vancouver Island. It has graciously welcomed kings, queens, movie stars and anyone interested in a splendid hotel stay. The Conde’ Nast Gold listed hotel will surely satisfy the soul of any traveler. This downtown Victoria jewel is an integral part of the ambiance that is exuded from this city. Enter the doors into the heart of The Empress and tradition will come alive.

Afternoon tea

The Empress afternoon tea greets 80,000 guests annually. Tourists flock from far and wide to enjoy The Empress Tea experience. Tea room boasts gorgeous views in this sun drenched lobby. Enjoy a variety of tea sandwiches and pastries while tasting the decadence that is a tradition at this historic hotel. Sample the various teas while partaking in a moment that has been enjoyed at The Empress since 1908.


These amenities at The Empress will cater to a variety of needs. An oasis beckons travelers that seek relaxation. Rated as one of the top five spas in Canada, you will find The Willow Stream Spa to be a special one. A fitness center will provide all the elements that are desired for a vacation work out. Enjoy the indoor pool, children’s wading pool, and saunas at this hotel. The Victoria conference centre is located adjacent to the hotel which makes business travel simple. An on-site library will carve out a spot for a relaxing retreat too.


The “farm to fork” philosophy is a significant part of The Empress tradition. The special award-winning Empress Room provides a distinctive dining experience. The stunning room is decorated with ornate tapestry and a shimmering chandelier for an ultimate dining experience. The Royal Table is available for guests who want more personalized attention from the chef. Step over to The Bengal Lounge where it is steeped in rich woods and deep character. The curry buffet is a favorite for those wanting something out of the ordinary. The Veranda is a step outside while enjoying the view over cocktails and an afternoon snack. The dining options at The Empress will please almost anyone looking for a meal while in Victoria.

Guest rooms

The 477 guest rooms enjoy diverse views that call out to varied tastes. City, inner harbour and courtyard views are available for the guests at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Each room is appointed with a seating area, down filled duvets, high speed Internet, and ceiling fans.

Gold Floor

Forty five beautiful rooms will be found on this gold floor that seeks those who want the extra touch of sophistication. An honor bar, continental breakfast, and private reception will add a twist of elegance to your stay. Each room is complete with a marble bathroom and over-sized walk in shower along with the typical hotel features.

Travelers venture out to Victoria while enjoying galleries, whale watching, Butchart Gardens, museums, area shopping and a bustling downtown. The quaint scenic Victoria Empress provides an enjoyable stay for couples, families and business travelers too. This hotel has ranked as the most favored hotel on Vancouver Island. The stay at The Empress will be the jewel that makes any Victoria, BC stay sparkle.