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The Fairmont Empress

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from 225.09 USD *
(* Lowest nightly rate based on stay from 07/20/2015 to 07/24/2015)
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  • Ultra-luxurious spa
  • Family-friendly
  • Fine dining
  • Historical elegance
  • Calm and relaxing
  • Beautiful grounds and gardens
  • Superior service
  • Close proximity to convention center
  • Located very close to the beautiful parliamant building and shops etc.
  • Small televisions
*Information was accurate at the time of publication.


This property offers something for everyone and provides just about everything a guest might need. On the grounds, you will find everything from fine dining and spa services to a business and fitness center. Often, such properties provide special services and activities specifically tailored to meet the needs of both parents and young children.

Hotel Features
Rooms: 477
Hotel Vibe: Full-service
Interests: Business, Pet Friendly, Golf, Luxe Superior
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The Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street
Victoria V8W 1W5
    Status is currently being updated.
Located on Government Street between Humboldt and Belleville Streets, The Fairmont Empress is a world renowned landmark and restored heritage hotel overlooking the inner harbour of Victoria.

Hotel Overview

Luxury historic hotel in the heart of downtown Victoria overlooking Inner Harbour and footsteps away from shopping and local attractions. Full-service Willow Stream Spa, fitness centre and indoor pool facilities. Hotel dining includes our world-famous Afternoon Tea, The Empress Room Kipling's and The Bengal Lounge. Adjacent to the Conference Centre.

During the summer months, The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia, serves Afternoon Tea to more guests than most hotels in London, England. More than 800 people per day come to enjoy a tradition that has been part of the hotel since she first opened her doors in 1908.

The hotel has long been accustomed to entertaining Hollywood celebrities; Rita Hayworth, Jack Benny, Pat O'Brien, Douglas Fairbanks, Katherine Hepburn, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Tallulah Bankhead, Roger Moore, John Travolta, Barbra Streisand, Harrison Ford and a host of others have passed through its lobby. Shirley Temple arrived accompanied by her parents amid rumors that she had fled from California because of kidnapping threats, a story borne from the presence of two huge bodyguards who took the room opposite hers and always left their door open.

In 1989, over $45 million was spent in the Royal Restoration; all the guest rooms were renovated, and a health club, indoor swimming pool and guest reception were added. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, no attempt was made to give the hotel a new image. Instead, the goal was to restore The Fairmont Empress to her original elegance.

The strong emotions The Fairmont Empress evokes in many of her guests and protectors is exemplified in the statement made by an irate gentleman, as workers raised the sign above the front entrance: 'Anyone who doesn't know this is The Empress shouldn't be staying here.'

Amenities & Activities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Babysitting or Child Care
  • Barber/Hair Stylist
  • Casino
  • Concierge Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant on site

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