Fairmont Empress - Deluxe  5 stars

721 Government Street, Victoria, Canada, V8W 1W5  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Fairmont Empress invites guests for a wonderful stay. This gorgeous British landmark will transport you to the past. It has beautiful views of the Inner Harbour. The setting is gorgeous and the staff bends over backwards for guests. The hotel is large and can be a task to navigate through. The high tea is excellent and the pool is great. Some feel that it's too haughty of a place, but others feel it's still a very good place.

Overview

Located near the city center, the three-star hotel Fairmont Empress is being surrounded by most popular sights of Victoria.

The hotel with the classical facade and fully equipped rooms provides its guests with public hotel parking.

All 477 non-smoking air-conditioned guestrooms offer the guests DVD player and mini-bar as well as free of charge hotel high-speed internet.

The hotel serves its guests all meals in buffet form.

The nearest airport is Victoria Inner Harbor, located 1.3km away from the hotel.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   477.

Distance to:

  • City Center Victoria - 3000 ft
  • Airport: Victoria Inner Harbor (YWH) - 5000 ft, Victoria International (YYJ) - 15.8 mi
  • Restaurants: The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel (Food: Contemporary, Indian) - 200 ft, Afternoon Tea - The Fairmont Empress Hotel (Food: Tea Room) - 200 ft
  • Parks: Thunderbird Park - 500 ft, The Robert Bateman Centre - 700 ft
  • Ski areas Ogden Point Breakwater - 1.4 mi

Rooms

General information:

The non-smoking air-conditioned rooms come with mini bar and a private bathroom, television, ironing facilities and heating.

Room types:

Double room with the king size bed has an area of 32sqm and comes with the seating area.

Double room is equipped with the queen size bed and has an area of 23sqm.

Deluxe King room is furnished with the king size bed and has an area of 32sqm.

Deluxe Queen room offers queen size bed and has an area of 23sqm.

Classic room has queen size bed and an area of 37sqm.

Economy room is equipped with the queen size bed and is non-smoking.

Dining options

Guests of the hotel are offered to taste meals in a buffet form. Lunch and dinner may be chosen from à la carte menu.

The nearest places to eat are the following:

The Empress Dining Room is a fine-dining restaurant offering breakfast and dinner daily.

Bengal Lounge is a colonial-style lounge famous for its curry buffet lunches and dinners.

Afternoon Tea in the Lobby is a tradition in Victoria for almost a century and the hotel offers its guests to join it.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Work

Fax/photocopying facilities as well as secretarial services are available onsite.

Free hotel high-speed internet is available in the hotel rooms.

Leisure

Guests may relax at the indoor swimming pool.

Additional features

Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities as well as child care are possible onsite.

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Policies

Check-In

from  11 am

Check-Out

until  4 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Older children/adults may stay in the hotel for free. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Trouser Press
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is CAD 15 per day

Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is CAD 15 per day

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 30 per day.

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 30 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • City view
  • Harbor view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • CD player
  • Dressing area
  • Slippers

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General information:

The non-smoking air-conditioned rooms come with mini bar and a private bathroom, television, ironing facilities and heating.

Room types:

Double room with the king size bed has an area of 32sqm and comes with the seating area.

Double room is equipped with the queen size bed and has an area of 23sqm.

Deluxe King room is furnished with the king size bed and has an area of 32sqm.

Deluxe Queen room offers queen size bed and has an area of 23sqm.

Classic room has queen size bed and an area of 37sqm.

Economy room is equipped with the queen size bed and is non-smoking.

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Fairmont Empress - Deluxe Fairmont Double Room
Bed type: King Size Bed or Queen Size Bed
Size: 400 sq. feet
View: Harbor view
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    Fairmont Empress - Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King Size Bed
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      Fairmont Empress - Deluxe Junior Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed
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        Deluxe Double Room
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        Fairmont Empress - Deluxe Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed
        Size: 400 sq. feet
        View: Harbor view, City view
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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          ity Center is in 800m

          Pacific Undersea Gardens are in 183m

          British Columbia Parliament Building is in 183m

          Thunderbird Park is in 183m

          Victoria Inner Harbor is in 183m

          Miniature World, place to see 80 miniature displays of places, events and themes, is in 183m

          Crystal Garden, the first convention centre, is in 200m

          Royal British Columbia Museum, exhibiting showcases the human and natural history, is in 200m

          Victoria Bug Zoo is in 274m

          Royal London Wax Museum is in 300m

          British Columbia Festival-Arts is in 400m

          Maritime Museum of British Columbia is in 500m

          Victoria Royal Theatre, 1416 seat theatre opened in 1913, is in 549m

          Emily Carr House, home of writer Emily Carr, is in 700m

          Victoria Independent Film is in 700m

          Victoria Park is in 700m

          Local Attractions

          • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
            5200 ft
            1040 Moss St., Victoria
          • Point Ellice House
            1.1 mi
            2616 Pleasant St., Victoria
          • Craigdarroch Castle
            1.1 mi
            1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria
          • Fort Street
            1.2 mi
            Victoria, British ColumbiaCanada
          • Government House
            1.2 mi
            1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria

          Near the hotel

          • Royal BC Museum
            400 ft
            675 Belleville Street, Victoria
          • Fairmont Empress Hotel
            200 ft
            721 Government St., Victoria
          • IMAX Victoria In the Royal BC Museum
            600 ft
            675 Belleville Street, Victoria
          • Parliament Buildings
            600 ft
            501 Belleville St, Victoria
          • Thunderbird Park
            500 ft
            675 Belleville st., Victoria
          • Miniature World
            700 ft
            649 Humboldt St., Victoria
          • The Robert Bateman Centre
            700 ft
            470 Belleville Street, Victoria

          Restaurants Nearby

          • The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel

            86% likes this, based on 374 reviews
            Food: Contemporary, Indian
            Price Range: USD 26 - USD 100

            200 ft
            721 Government St

            Phone: 250-389-2727

          • Afternoon Tea - The Fairmont Empress Hotel

            66% likes this, based on 320 reviews
            Food: Tea Room
            Price Range: USD 32 - USD 53

            200 ft
            721 Government Street

            Phone: 250-389-2727

          • The Empress Room

            69% likes this, based on 136 reviews
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 66

            200 ft
            721 Government St.

            Phone: 250-389-2727

          • Pescatores Seafood + Grill

            72% likes this, based on 402 reviews
            Food: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim
            Price Range: USD 3 - USD 52

            600 ft
            614 Humboldt Street

            Phone: 250-385-4512

          • The Old Spaghetti Factory

            74% likes this, based on 255 reviews
            Food: Italian

            700 ft
            703 Douglas St

            Phone: (250) 381-8444

          Getting there.

          Airport Victoria Inner Harbor is in 1.3km.

          Airport Victoria International is in 25.4km.

          Getting around.

          Public hotel parking is possible onsite for the rate of 28.00 CAD per day.

          Fairmont Empress - Deluxe Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fairmont Empress - Deluxe

          Average guest rating

          7.8
          out of 10
          Excellent
          Based on 61 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Service
          7.1
          Value
          7.5
          Dining
          6.3
          Location
          9.3
          Rooms
          7.0

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