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Welcome to
Fairmont Empress

Famed as Canada’s Castle on the Coast, the Fairmont Empress in Victoria is an award-wining British Columbia hotel and National Historic Site dating back to 1908. With unparalleled views over the Inner Harbour, this historic hotel is where contemporary convenience meets iconic luxury and classic British styling. Our Victoria hotel is a distinguished city hideaway with 431 tasteful rooms and suites, including our 'hotel-within-a-hotel' Fairmont Gold accommodations, a fine-dining restaurant, and the best afternoon tea in Victoria, BC.


We offer 431 elegant guest rooms and suites at Fairmont Empress, one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Victoria BC. With stunning views over the Inner Harbour, the city, or the courtyard, our rooms combine contemporary amenities with classic styling – everything today’s aficionados of travel desire for an unrivaled stay. For an incomparable guest experience, book a Fairmont Gold room for exclusive access to our prestigious Fairmont Gold Lounge with Inner Harbour panoramas, complimentary evening canapés, and the services of a personal concierge.

Fairmont Gold City View

Fairmont Gold

260 sq.ft. to 330 sq.ft. / 24 sq.m to 31 sq.m

King bed. Modern upscale design, heightened finishings. Ideal for business traveller or couple. Fairmont Gold lounge, breakfast and canapes. Accessible room available on request.


Fairmont Gold Deluxe City View

Fairmont Gold

330 sq.ft. to 420 sq.ft. / 31 sq.m to 39 sq.m

 These generous Fairmont Gold rooms feel more like urban island residences, with designated sitting and lounging spaces. Fairmont Gold lounge, breakfast and canapes. City views. 


Fairmont Gold Harbour View

Fairmont Gold

280 sq.ft. to 350 sq.ft. / 26 sq.m to 33 sq.m

These airy king rooms look right onto the Inner Harbour. Modern upscale design, heightened finishings. ideal for business traveller or couple. Fairmont Gold Lounge, breakfast and canapes.


Fairmont Gold Deluxe Harbour View

Fairmont Gold

380 sq.ft. to 420 sq.ft. / 35 sq.m to 39 sq.m

Stunning views, these large, naturally lit rooms feature a luxurious king bed and enticing lounging areas. This guest room is perfect honeymooners and couples on a romantic escape.


Fairmont Gold One Bedroom Suite

Fairmont Gold

450 sq.ft. to 600 sq.ft. / 42 sq.m to 56 sq.m

Ideal for couples looking for a little more space these luxuriously furnished suites feature a separate living area. Fairmont Gold amenities. Nespresso machine. Rainfall shower. City View.


Fairmont Gold One Bedroom Harbour View Suite

Fairmont Gold

450 sq.ft. to 750 sq.ft. / 42 sq.m to 70 sq.m

This one has it all: views of the Inner Harbour, sophisticated design, ample space for retreating or socializing. This residence-style suite channels urban chic. 1 bathroom, 1 powder room.


Fairmont Gold Two Bedroom Harbour View Suite

Fairmont Gold

775 sq.ft. / 72 sq.m

Our unique Fairmont Gold Suite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large contemporary living room with sofa bed. Oversized windows in all rooms frame the Inner Harbour.  Up to 5 adults. *Not bookable online.


Map & Directions

Check-in 4:00pm -
Check-out 11:00 am.

Guest Services

Fairmont Empress is proud to offer an array of guest services.
  • Babysitting
  • Bell & Porter Services
  • Bicycles
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Laundry services
  • Pet program
  • Disabled accessibility


Fairmont Empress offers a wide selection of hotel packages and promotions designed to provide exceptional value. Whether you are planning a quick weekend getaway or the vacation of a lifetime, we have the perfect Vancouver Island experience for you.


The Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Empress

The award-winning Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Empress is acclaimed as one of the best spas in Victoria BC. This tranquil haven for mind, body, and soul is dedicated to your holistic wellbeing and the enhancement of your energy levels. At our luxury Victoria spa, our wellness experts offer signature West Coast treatments inspired by the wild beauty of Vancouver Island, its pristine forests, and the ocean. Our indulgent treatments include invigorating facials, deep tissue massages, and a mineral pool to cleanse, detoxify, and re-invigorate your body.


From seasonally inspired menus to dining experiences that will satisfy any craving, see what our chefs are preparing just for you.


With a legacy stretching back to 1908, Fairmont Empress is proud of its reputation as an iconic venue for successful Victoria business meetings, lavish family parties, and formal black-tie balls. Along with sweeping views over the sparkling waters of the Inner Harbour, our hotel in downtown Victoria BC offers an opulent ballroom and the beautiful Rose Garden for impressive society weddings, as well as smaller spaces for more intimate celebrations. Our dedicated planners take care of everything – from menus to decorations – so you are free to enjoy your day.

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Sustainable Responsibility

  • A Five Green Key Hotel, we add new eco-chic practices including waste audits & composting.
  •  In 2011 we added onsite honey hives to produce jarred honey
  • Electric and Hybrid vehicle charging stations
  • Our Culinary team incorporates sustainable ingredients from local farmers in all their menus. 
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