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|Distance to city centre||0,7 km|
|Nearest airport||Vancouver Intl|
|Distance to airport||87,0 km|
|"Professional, friendly and helpful staff"||(in 100 reviews)|
|"Great service and food!."||(in 23 reviews)|
|"Great service and food!."||(in 38 reviews)|
|"Paid for harbor view"||(in 13 reviews)|
|"No free wifi"||(in 14 reviews)|
|"Room size and room price are not matching."||(in 6 reviews)|
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|bathroom too small||in 5 reviews|
|beautiful hotel||in 107 reviews|
|beautifully renovated||in 15 reviews|
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|distance to shops and restaurants||in 17 reviews|
|fairmont gold||in 27 reviews|
|food was excellent||in 35 reviews|
|free wifi||in 32 reviews|
|great bed||in 36 reviews|
|great experience||in 17 reviews|
|great location||in 135 reviews|
|great service||in 67 reviews|
|inner harbor||in 6 reviews|
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|peeling from the ceiling||in 4 reviews|
|room service||in 71 reviews|
|room with a view||in 58 reviews|
|small room||in 23 reviews|
|staff was amazing||in 143 reviews|
|victoria||in 13 reviews|
The location is outstanding and the public areas are magnificent.
The bed was uncomfortable, the robe in the room was stained, a bottle of conditioner was left in place of body lotion and there was mold in the shower. The walls between the rooms are so thin I wanted to take cough drops to the man in the next room.
Guest services was absolutely remarkable and classy.
The room had great character with a nice clean bathroom and big, comfy bed. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful!!
Great service and staff. Amazing location
Beds! Proximity to things. Beautiful property
For travelers going to British Columbia, finding the best place to stay may not be the easiest task. That is why the Fairmont Empress is a great choice! It opened in 1908 and overlooks the inner harbor. It was newly renovated in 2017 and millions of dollars were spent on this extravagant renovation.
The spa at the Fairmont Empress is one of the main reasons that guests choose to stay here. Guests who are truly looking for a way to relax love taking advantage of the spas services. The spa offers treatments such as body scrubs, facials, scrubs, polishes, massages, couples packages, men’s treatments, manicures, and pedicures.
Every room at the Fairmont Empress features Wi-Fi, air conditioning, in-room safe, terry bathrobes, flat screen televisions, coffee maker, tea kettle, luxurious linens, and a decorative fireplace.
Guests can dine at the Fairmont Empress in many of the eateries here. Q at the Empress, Q Bar, Lobby Lounge, Tea at the Empress, The Veranda, and Empress Torte are all available to guests here.
There is so much to do in British Columbia and the Fairmont Empress is close to it all. Guests can visit Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle, Emily Carr House, Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Rodd Hill, Royal British Columbia Museum, and Miniature world.
Guests will get excellent amenities here and the staff is one of a kind! The Fairmont Empress makes every guest feel like they are in their home away from home. This is hospitality like no other and guests will know exactly where to stay the next time they are in British Columbia.
based on 10 011 reviews
Things to know
- Friendly atmosphere
- Nice building
- Professional service
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Fairmont Empress
What are the best rooms to stay in at the Fairmont Empress?
To stay in a room that is affordable yet scenic, book the Fairmont Harbor View Room, an elegant choice that has windows that directly overlook the water, as well as a small sitting area and work desk. If you will be staying at the Fairmont Empress with your family, consider booking the Deluxe Room, a choice that can fit up to four people and ranges in size from 330 to 430 sq ft.
What fitness amenities and activities are offered by the Fairmont Empress for guests?
If you forgot to pack your workout equipment or would just simply like to be able to have a private workout in your room, there is the Fairmont Fit program, which will provide you with items such as yoga mats, an MP3 player, and workout clothes for a small additional charge. To explore the surrounding region while simultaneously burning some calories, rent one of the BMW cruise bicycles that are available for all guests for free from the front desk of the Fairmont Empress.
What are the most popular spa treatments among guests at the Fairmont Empress?
For guests that would like to reduce the signs of aging and clean out their pores, make a reservation for the Rose Infinity Advanced Facial, a service that will help to boost the production of new skin cells and get rid of wrinkles. If your skin is feeling dull and dehydrated, opt for the Eucalyptus Body Scrub, a sea salt exfoliation treatment that will improve blood circulation and nourish your entire body. To rid your body of stress and allow yourself to unwind, there is the Stress Relief massage that lasts for either 60 or 90min and focuses on your main tension points.
What wedding amenities are there for couples to book through the Fairmont Empress?
When you book your wedding at the Fairmont Empress, you will automatically be provided with several amenities and services, including a wedding menu tasting, a wedding coordinator, a 1h open bar, and a selection of 4 and 5 course menus to choose from. Additional amenities can be booked, such as a custom-made wedding cake, a cocktail hour before the reception, a sparkling wine toast, and wine for each guest to drink during dinner. The hotel also has a list of preferred photographers, musicians, and florists that they can help connect you with.
What is the best way for visitors to go from Vancouver International Airport to the Fairmont Empress?
Due to the distance between the two locations, the best way to travel from Vancouver International Airport to the Fairmont Empress is by driving, which will take you approximately 2h 50min to 3h. While public transportation is also an option, it is important to keep in mind that it will take you upwards of 4h. It is possible to book a private shuttle service and doing so will cost you around 80 CAD per person in a shared van (approximately 60 USD). (Prices checked 15/08/19).
Where is Fairmont Empress located?
Fairmont Empress is located at 721 Government Street in Downtown Victoria, 0,7 km from the centre of Victoria. Miniature World is the closest landmark to Fairmont Empress.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Fairmont Empress?
Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Fairmont Empress.
Does Fairmont Empress offer free Wi-Fi?
No, Fairmont Empress does not offer free Wi-Fi.
Does Fairmont Empress offer free parking?
No, Fairmont Empress does not offer free parking.
Does Fairmont Empress offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Fairmont Empress does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Fairmont Empress from the airport?
Fairmont Empress is 0,4 km from Victoria. Fairmont Empress is 25,4 km from Victoria Intl.
Can you bring pets to Fairmont Empress?
Yes, Fairmont Empress is a pet-friendly hotel.
Does Fairmont Empress have a pool?
Yes, Fairmont Empress has a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Miniature World 119 m
- The Maritime Museum of British Columbia 171 m
- Victoria Bug Zoo 210 m
- Royal BC Museum 215 m
- British Columbia Parliament Buildings 278 m
- Victoria Harbour 0,5 km
|Victoria Intl||25,4 km|
|Victoria (Bus Station), British Columbia||176 m|
|Victoria (Ferry), British Columbia||0,5 km|