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Fairmont Empress, Victoria BC

The Fairmont Empress hotel sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour and city centre of arts, entertainment and cultural attractions. This Vancouver Island resort is located in British Columbia’s capital city and features turn of the century architecture, classic beauty and an unrivalled location on the water.

Quintessentially Victoria
Regarded on the Condé Nast Gold List and Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels of the World, The Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria sits majestically in Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour and vibrant city centre. Since 1908, it has been Vancouver Island’s most celebrated resort. Explore our special offers and create your summer memories with The Fairmont Empress.
A local favourite for dining with a variety of restaurants. No visit to Victoria is complete without world renowned Afternoon Tea. Enjoyed by kings, queens, celebrities and dignitaries, step back in time and try the experience.
The hotel features the highly acclaimed Willow Stream Spa, regarded as one of the best spas in Canada.

Q at the Empress 
Q at the Empress, located in the most storied room in Victoria, is a must-visit culinary experience. This atmospheric space has a fresh contemporary feel, all the while staying true to the building’s unique iconic heritage. Rich cherry wood ceilings and spectacularly detailed moldings honor the past, while the finishes bring a modern twist to the room.


Fairmont Empress Room Amenities

  • Common Amenities 
  • All guest rooms at The Fairmont Empress offer the following amenities:
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable television with in-room pay movies and internet
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee maker and tea kettle
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Luxurious down-filled duvets
  • Wireless Internet
  • Windows that open to the outside
  • Amenities on Request
  • Guests of The Fairmont Empress are able to enjoy High Speed, Wireless Internet connectivity in all the guest rooms.  Wireless Internet access is available in public areas such as lobbies and lounges.

Notes - Renovation: Exterior Building Maintenance | Renovation: Exterior Building Maintenance When: Oct 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019 Construction work hours: Monday-Friday, 9.00 - 17.00 Note from hotel: To complete the hotel's comprehensive renovation, scaffolding will be erected at the front corner of the Humboldt wing to complete roof work. While this may affect the exterior aesthetic of the hotel temporarily, rest assured there will be no debris or equipment noise and the hotel team is working diligently on guestroom placement to ensure it will not impact your stay at the hotel.


What our Canada experts say...

Canada Expert Vicki

Fairmont Empress Hotel By Vicki

The Fairmont Empress hotel has been recently refurbished and a must do is Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress, taken in the timeless, sophisticated lobby Lounge. This quintessentially Victorian experience features one of the best unique tea experiences with over 21 loose leaf teas, complimented with scones, pastries, clotted creams and strawberry preserves. A truly unique afternoon, which you should experience while in Victoria.

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