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Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

+1 250 384 8111

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based on 627 reviews


Value for money

Located within walking distance of Victoria Railway Station, Fairmont Empress Hotel offers guests an ideal base while visiting Victoria. It features a spa and wellness center, as well as an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. This award-winning hotel provides an in-house fitness center, a ballroom and 24-hour room service. Multilingual staff are on hand to assist with booking tours and sightseeing trips, and an express check-in facility is provided for guest convenience. The charming rooms at this 4-star hotel provide movies-on-demand and a CD player. Private bathrooms feature a Jacuzzi, ideal for indulging in a calming soak at the end of the day. Fairmont Empress Hotel's on-site eatery provides an ideal option for guests wishing to dine in. In the evening, guests can enjoy a drink in the comfortable lounge bar. Guests can also try one of the various bars and restaurants in the vicinity. Fairmont Empress Hotel is close to the area's well-known tourist attractions, including Christ Church Cathedral, Chinatown and BC Ferries, which are within walking distance. Greater Victoria Public Library is a short walk away.

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  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Linens
  • Towels


  • Executive lounge access
  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • TV
  • Smartphone dock

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Allergy-free room

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling
  • Beauty salon

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking


  • Picnic area
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Fairmont Empress

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Restaurants and Cafés

Soda Shoppe0.1 mi
Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar0.1 mi
10 Acres Kitchen0.1 mi
10 Acres Bistro0.1 mi

Traveler Reviews

GreatBased on 627 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Beautiful hotel with helpful staff. (in 115 reviews)
  • The location is perfect and gorgeous (in 93 reviews)
  • Superb hotel in a great location! (in 60 reviews)
Cons -
  • It was a grand old hotel (in 33 reviews)
  • No free wifi unlike other hotel (in 17 reviews)
  • View from room was disappointing (in 16 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

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Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • On average, Fairmont Empress is less than the Victoria average rate for 4 star hotels. The nightly rate at Fairmont Empress is typically $249, whereas the nightly rate in Victoria is $45 more.

  • If you're looking to go directly from Vancouver Intl to Fairmont Empress, expect a 2h 42min drive as they are around 54.1 mi apart.

  • If you intend on renting a car to travel from Vancouver Intl to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that Fairmont Empress offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $23/day for a base model rental. A very popular option for travelers staying at Fairmont Empress would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from Vancouver Intl directly to the hotel.

  • Customers of Fairmont Empress are welcome to bring their dogs with them during their stay.

  • Fairmont Empress does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Fairmont Empress at +1 250 384 8111. Guests staying at Fairmont Empress are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • Fairmont Empress does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • 0.4 mi separate the front steps of Fairmont Empress and the city center of Victoria where you can keep busy with restaurants, shopping and of course Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, a very popular landmark in Victoria.

  • If you have questions or concerns about your stay at Fairmont Empress, call +1 250 384 8111 to speak with a front desk representative.

  • Yes, Fairmont Empress has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Fairmont Empress has a fitness center available for guests who would like to use it throughout their stay.

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