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.

City Center Victoria - 2700 ft
Airports Victoria Inner Harbor (YWH) - 1.0 mi, Victoria International (YYJ) - 15.8 mi
Restaurants Pescatores Seafood + Grill (cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim) - 500 ft, The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel (cuisine: Contemporary, Indian) - 500 ft
Parks Thunderbird Park - 600 ft, The Robert Bateman Centre - 1200 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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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • 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
  • Valet parking
  • 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
  • Steam bath
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Harbor view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • CD player

Policies

Check-In

from  1 am

Check-Out

until  1 am

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 in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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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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Bed type: King Size Bed or Queen Size Bed or Double Bed
Size: 400 sq. feet
View: Harbor view, Sea view, Courtyard view
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    Bed type: King Size Bed
    Size: 550 sq. feet
    View: City view
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      Bed type: Quad
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        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size Bed or One Single Bed
        View: Harbor view
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          Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds or Queen Size Bed or King Size Bed
          Size: 400 sq. feet
          View: Harbor view, City view
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            Spacious Junior Suite
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            Bed type: King Size Bed
            View: City view
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              Moderate Double Room
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              Bed type: Queen Size Bed
              Size: 220 sq. feet
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                Bed type: King Size Bed
                Size: 500 sq. feet
                View: Harbor view
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                  Fairmont Empress - Deluxe LocationWhat's nearby

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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

                  Tourist attractions
                  Places of interest
                  • The Parliament Building
                    1000 ft
                  • The Butchart Gardens
                    2000 ft
                  Convention centers
                  • Victoria Conference Centre
                    400 ft
                  Shopping areas
                  • Market Square
                    1700 ft
                  Amusement
                  • 1400 ft
                  • Billiard Gallery Ltd
                    2000 ft
                  • Roots Fest Music Festival
                    2000 ft
                  • Peacock Billiards Ltd
                    2300 ft
                  Monuments and Landmarks
                  • Fairmont Empress Hotel
                    400 ft
                  Museums
                  • Crystal Garden
                    400 ft
                  • Royal BC Museum
                    400 ft
                  • British Columbia Festival-Arts
                    700 ft
                  • Downtown/ City Center
                    700 ft
                  • Maritime Museum of BC
                    1400 ft
                  • Royal London Wax Museum
                    1400 ft
                  • British Columbia Assn-Prfrmng
                    2000 ft
                  • Victoria Independent Film
                    2000 ft
                  • J J Andre Assoc Ltd
                    2000 ft
                  • Craigflower Manor and Schoolhse
                    2300 ft
                  Parks
                  • Victoria Park
                    2000 ft
                  Halls
                  • Crystal Garden Administration
                    400 ft
                  • Royal and MC Pherson Theatres
                    1400 ft
                  • City Bingo Assn
                    2000 ft
                  Universities, Institutes
                  • Pan Pacific Intl College Inc
                    2000 ft
                  Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
                  • Inner Harbor / Victoria Bug Zoo
                    1700 ft
                  Theaters
                  • The Royal Theatre
                    1000 ft
                  Marina
                  • BC Ferries
                    2000 ft

                  Local Attractions

                  • Craigdarroch Castle
                    1.0 mi
                    1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria
                  • Point Ellice House
                    1.1 mi
                    2616 Pleasant St., Victoria
                  • Government House
                    1.1 mi
                    1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria
                  • Abkhazi Garden
                    1.9 mi
                    1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria
                  • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
                    3.0 mi
                    3873 Swan Lake Road, Saanich

                  Near the hotel

                  • Royal BC Museum
                    600 ft
                    675 Belleville Street, Victoria
                  • Miniature World
                    300 ft
                    649 Humboldt St., Victoria
                  • Fairmont Empress Hotel
                    500 ft
                    721 Government St., Victoria
                  • Victoria Bug Zoo
                    600 ft
                    631 Courtney Street, Victoria
                  • Thunderbird Park
                    600 ft
                    675 Belleville st., Victoria
                  • Parliament Buildings
                    1100 ft
                    501 Belleville St, Victoria
                  • The Robert Bateman Centre
                    1200 ft
                    470 Belleville Street, Victoria

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Pescatores Seafood + Grill

                    76% likes this, based on 413 reviews
                    Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pacific Rim
                    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 51

                    500 ft
                    614 Humboldt Street

                    Phone: 250-385-4512

                  • The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel

                    76% likes this, based on 346 reviews
                    Cuisine: Contemporary, Indian
                    Price Range: USD 27 - USD 101

                    500 ft
                    721 Government St

                    Phone: 250-389-2727

                  • Bartholomew's English-Style Pub

                    69% likes this, based on 69 reviews
                    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 24

                    200 ft
                    777 Douglas St

                    Phone: 250.388.5111

                  • Afternoon Tea - The Fairmont Empress Hotel

                    72% likes this, based on 337 reviews
                    Cuisine: Tea Room
                    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 53

                    500 ft
                    721 Government Street

                    Phone: 250-389-2727

                  • Belmiro's Restaurant and Lounge

                    84% likes this, based on 46 reviews
                    Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian
                    Price Range: USD 21 - USD 35

                    200 ft
                    777 Douglas Street

                    Phone: 250-382-7111

                  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:

                  Dining
                  6.3
                  Location
                  9.3
                  Rooms
                  7.0
                  Service
                  7.1
                  Value
                  7.5

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