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Fairmont Empress

4.5/5 8,201 reviews
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  • The hotel has wifi WIFI/Internet Access
  • The hotel serves breakfast Breakfast
  • The hotel has a bar Bar
  • The hotel has a parking Parking
  • The hotel has a restaurant Restaurant
  • The hotel has air conditioning in rooms Air Conditioning
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Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 16h00
Check out up to 11h00

Services and practical information

  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI at the hotel (Paying)
    • WIFI in your room (Paying)
  • Parking
    • Private indoor parking (Paying)
    • Private outdoor parking (Paying)
    • Valet parking (Paying)
    • Well-lit parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
    • Wheelchair access
    • Accessible bathroom
  • Pets allowed
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
    • Manual temperature control
    • Air Conditioning

Leisure and activities

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Well-being
    • Jacuzzi
    • Massage (Paying)
    • Sauna
  • Bicycles rental  (Nearby)


  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 3 bar(s)

Business services

  • 14 meeting room(s)
  • Conventions hotel
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Hotel location

Companies and event centres nearby

Exhibition and convention centre


Your meetings and events

The Fairmont Empress offers world-class luxury accommodation, cutting-edge meeting facilities and professional staff backed by nearly a century of expertise.Attached to the Victoria Conference Centre with over 50,000 square feet of meeting space and overlooking Victorias spectacular Inner Harbor.Our elegant chateau-style resort captures the grandeur and elegance of a bygone era, while her facilities and services meet the needs of todays traveler.

Fairmont Empress Meeting Room
Room name Surface area Height Theatre style U-shaped Room Board-room Classroom style Banquet
BENGAL ROOM 0 m2 0 m 0 0 0 0 100
JAMES BOARDROOM 0 m2 4 m 0 0 20 0 0
LIBRARY ROOM 0 m2 0 m 0 0 16 0 0
RATTENBURY 0 m2 0 m 0 50 50 0 170
RATTENBURY A 0 m2 4 m 0 20 32 0 110
RATTENBURY B 0 m2 4 m 0 22 22 0 60
ROSE GARDEN 0 m2 0 m 0 0 0 0 0
SHAUGHNESSY BALLROOM 0 m2 0 m 0 30 40 0 180
VERANDA 0 m2 0 m 0 0 0 0 60
BLANSHARD SUITE 39 m2 2 m 0 0 10 0 0
DOUGLAS SUITE 39 m2 2 m 0 0 10 0 0
HELMCKEN SUITE 39 m2 2 m 0 0 10 0 0
PALM COURT 203 m2 5 m 0 0 0 0 80
CRYSTAL BALLROOM 423 m2 6 m 0 50 70 0 320
    • Wedding ceremony
    • Conference hotel

When organizing your meeting, the hotel will be happy to discuss the availability of its facilities and services with you.

Equipment in the meeting rooms

Our rooms

The Fairmont Empress in Victoria- BC features 464 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, with magnificent views of the city, courtyard or spectacular Inner Harbor.With a selection of unique guest room sizes and categories to suit every taste, this landmark Fairmont property is a tribute to classic elegance in accommodation.

  • 464 rooms
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Baby bed
    • 110/120 V AC
    • Data port in room
    • Emergency exit map
    • Safe deposit box in room
    • Bathroom doors 32 inches wide
    • Opening windows
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Baby bed
    • Work desk in all rooms
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Manual temperature control
    • Automatic temperature control
    • WIFI in your room
    • Pay per view channel(s)
    • RJ 11 outlet
    • RJ 45 outlet
    • Hair dryer in bathroom
    • Sprinkler in room
    • Keycard-operated door locks
    • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
    • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
    • Security peephole
    • Emergency info in rooms
    • Voicemail
    • Alarm clock
    • Operator wake up call
    • Automatic wake up call
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4.5/5 AccorHotels Rating 8,201 reviews

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Fairmont Empress

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Dj J. Families - 18/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Wonderful Choice »

Located on the water’s edge, the hotel is beautiful, clean and the staff friendly and reliable. We had easy walks to great shopping, dining, China Town and transportation when needed. We would definitely return to this great location.

Danielle M. Families - 18/08/2019 AccorHotels review

I like the Fairmont brand and have stayed in many of your properties. I was excited to stay at the Empress for the first time. There were two main issues with our stay. First, there was a rip in the upholstery on our sofa bed, clearly visible when the sofa was made up. Despite the twice daily sofa bed attention (thank you) nobody addressed this during our stay. It is not really at a Fairmont level of excellence to have ripped upholstery in a hotel room. The second issue was the lack of vegetarian fine dining options. We were planing to have dinner in your restaurant. Imagine our surprise when we found only one vegetarian option on the menu. We discussed this with your host and he let us know that he would be happy to order from the in room dining menu for us but he couldn't guarantee when it would arrive (!). Again, this was not really at a Fairmont level of excellence. And in 2019, I would expect at least one vegetarian/vegan modifiable option (delicious enough to tempt carnivores) in each menu category.

Janet Families - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« A wonderful hotel in the heart of a beautiful city. »

The hotel is right on the inner harhour with absolutely beautiful gardens to welcome you. Staff were courteous and friendly and the hotel itself, extremely well appointed. The lobby is a definite WOW and the guest rooms extremely well appointed. The in room service was excellent.

Deborah S. Couples - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review

Amazing experience from checking in to our entire stay. We would love to return to your beautiful Hotel.

Pam S. Families - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Awesome! »

Beautiful hotel with excellent service by their staff. We really enjoyed using the bikes and sitting on the veranda for some drinks. We did High Tea also and that was LOVELY! Great time!

Bill Friends - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Wonderful trip for an old man »

We came with high expectations and were not let down. Only negative is the air conditioner unit is at floor level right next to the bed and was noisy enough to disturb and prevent a proper restful sleep. Would expect and magnificent establishment such as ‘The Empress’ to have whisper quiet air conditioning.

Felipe H. Families - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« H. Family's First Canadian Vacation »

I have personally stayed at your hotel a few times in the past and have always had a wonderful experience. This was, however, the first trip for our Family and it was an amazing experience for them. Your staff is always extremely helpful and accommodating. The spa was a breath of fresh air and a relaxing experience. The restaurants and bars were top tier, always service the best dining and drinks.

Gayle K. Families - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« This is a FABULOUS hotel and exceeded our expectations. »

Our experience was wonderful from check in to check out. We come to Victoria every summer and The Empress is our go-to hotel. We especially enjoy the Gold Floor and all the amenities that come with it. The breakfast buffet, evening hors d'oeuvres and wine bar selection is outstanding. Our room was quiet, spacious and clean with a very attentive housekeeping team. We will be back for sue!

Anonymous Families - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Beautiful property, delicious food. »

My experience was exceptional. Loved all the flowers, the High Tea, Q restaurant, even the room service. It was all I had hoped for.

Amy G. Families - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Disappointing, living off location »

I recently booked two rooms at the Fairmont Empress through. I am again disappointed by the Fairmont experience. Your team failed to oblige the extras in my booking without a massive headache at checkout. We were not offered or granted an upgrade. We had booked deluxe harbor view rooms and they are far from deluxe. The one window in our room offered a tiny view of the harbor if you craned your neck from the one chair in the room. We were charged for breakfast (included in package), and not granted the $25 food and beverage credit.....we were forced into a complicated and messy checkout process that required me to call the hotel twice within an hour of leaving due to their mix up in posting credits.

Bhawandeep Business - 17/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Ac wasn’t working got it fixed 1 am »

Washrooms too small tight space Why wasn’t Ac filter checked often I had to get fixed 1 am could sleep woke up next day late it was too hot in the room

Coryp Families - 16/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Beautiful Property, not Overly Welcoming »

I love the property but did not feel overly welcome. I stay in Fairmont Hotels quite often (I have been Platinum President's Club for quite a few years) and this is an absolutely beautiful property but the staff for the most part were cold.

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Cory, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Empress. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Fairmont, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, June Dagnall Executive Assistant to the General Manager

Donald R. Business - 16/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Very nice »


Anonymous Families - 16/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Great room, staff friendly but could be more knowledgeable »

Stay was amazing (as usual) but a few questions (like whether there was a coffee shop or ATM were nearby) were answered incorrectly (they said no but both were in the same building). Breakfast is a challenge. We didn't do room service the first morning and there was no room at the restaurant. We called for coffee (as instructed) but we're never called back.

Eslin Families - 16/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« First Fairmont Gold experience »

We’ve been staying at the Empress for the past 20 years when it was still a Canadian Pacific hotel. Empress will always be our favorite hotel and destination. This was our first Gold stay and it was excellent all five days. Well worth the extra money.

Wendy A. Families - 16/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« As always great. »

We have always loved the Empress. We love the heritage of the building and our recent room was lovely. The best thing is how welcome you make our pet Hank feel and the addition of Winston makes it more inviting. Can’t wait to come back.

Karim J. Families - 16/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Amazing service and attentiveness »

Everything was perfect. Only thing that could make this even better would be the bedding. Pillows were too soft. Caused neck pains for a couple of us.

Ronald W. Couples - 15/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Respectful and Courteous service »

Both my wife and I were treated very respectfully and made to feel at home. Loved the K9 ambasador dog Winston. The gold lounge was great, we would always sit out on the balcony during the snack time and watch the beautiful sunsets (perfect way to end the day).

Stuart W. Couples - 15/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Amazing »

From the moment we pulled up in our vehicle to the moment we left, the staff was amazing Smiling and so very friendly, we upgraded to gold members for our stay and was treated as well as minor celebrities Outstanding hotel steeped in history and the recent make over has been achieved very tastefully On our return visit to Victoria and any other city with the Fairmont brand we will most definitely be booking with you Thank you so very much for making our anniversary a memorable and happy one Stuart and Debbie W.

Anonymous Friends - 15/08/2019 AccorHotels review
« Underwhelmed »

This room was smaller than expected, no place to put your clothes and the bathroom was inadequate. My sister and I had to remove our toiletries after each use so the other one could use the bathroom.

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