Rising regally over Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbor, The Fairmont Empress luxury chateau-style hotel showcases the spirit and energy of Vancouver Island in grand style and offers the perfect escape from the stresses of modern life. Guests can enjoy activities such as whale watching safaris, world-class cultural exhibits, playing golf, tasting mouth-watering local cuisine, or going on scenic garden and winery tours. No stay at The Empress would be complete without a visit to one of the magnificent Victoria restaurants in this historic hotel. Guests may try the coveted English ritual of Afternoon Tea, savor the famous curry buffet in The Bengal Lounge or sample award-winning food and wine in The Empress Room. The impressive surroundings and exceptional cuisine guarantee a truly memorable Victoria dining experience.


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  • 27 km from the Victoria International Airport

Please note:

The Fairmont Empress is embarking on substantial renovations to update and improve the hotel. Phase 1 of the renovation is expected to occur from October 2015 to April 2016 and will see the renovation of the guest rooms, the Fairmont Gold lounge and patio, tea room, restaurant, and lower level meeting spaces. The North Wing located on Humboldt Street will be fully operational to welcome guests during Phase 1 of the renovation period as will The Bengal Lounge. During renovations, restaurants may need to be temporarily relocated to other spaces as needed. Phase 2 is expected to run October 2016 to April 2017 to complete the remaining guest rooms in The Humboldt Wing and include the spa, fitness centre and lobby. During renovations, the hotel will be fully operational to guests.


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  • 477 rooms


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  • 1 à la carte
  • 1 buffet
  • 1 cafe

Meal plan options:

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  • no meals

Available onsite:

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  • 1 pool
  • fitness centre
  • Wi-Fi ($)


  • elevators

Check-in time:

4:00 pm

Check-out time:

11:00 am

Your price includes:

  • All taxes

Resort fee


No resort fee


Resort fee

A resort fee is a fee payable to the resort. This fee varies per resort and may cover items such as fitness centres, internet, local calls, etc.

Reviews 94% of guests recommend this hotel.

  • The Fairmone Empress is a true historic landmark in Victoria!

    Debbie on Jul 25, 2013
  • Wonderful week at the Fairmont Empress hotel Victoria.

    Poppy on Apr 01, 2013
  • The staff was wonderful and treated us royally.

    Lil Filewych on Mar 05, 2013
  • Love the ocean in the spring

    Jacqueline on Sep 11, 2011
  • Our little GET-A-WAY To Victoria, Bc

    natalie on Sep 06, 2011
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