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Hotel Overview

Castle on the Coast

The Fairmont Empress Hotel sits at the cultural centre of Victoria – the capital of British Columbia – on Vancouver Island. Nicknamed Canada’s “Castle on the Coast”, the hotel blends opulence with history. An award-winning hotel and National Historic Site, Fairmont Empress seamlessly blends classic and vintage touches with contemporary style. Plus, it has fabulous views. The Inner Harbour is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and hosts many recreational vessels and small cruise ships. During summer, the harbour’s also a hive of activities with festivals and shows. 

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Easy exploring

Victoria is one of Canada’s most cycle-friendly cities. With beautiful scenery, a picturesque harbour and a temperate climate, it’s a great year-round cycling destination. So, to help you make the most of it, the Fairmont Empress provides BMW bikes. There are a number of trails close to the hotel, including the Galloping Goose Trail and Beacon Hill Park. You can cycle through urban, rural and wilderness areas and discover the natural beauty of Victoria. Whether you’re a keen biker or simply a recreational cyclist, there’s bound to be a trail for you, as they cover a range of distances and terrains.

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Sustainable focus

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts are committed to creating a sustainable and luxurious experience for their guests, where the effect on the environment is minimal. At Fairmont Empress, the chefs use sustainable ingredients from local farmers, while the on-site bee hives produce the hotel’s honey. You’ll also find charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles – ideal if you’re hiring a car for your Canada holiday.

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Facilities

Restaurants & Bars

Q at the Empress

Enjoy the very best of the Pacific Northwest cuisine, made with fresh ingredients from local farms and sustainability sourced seafood.

Afternoon tea

Want to take some time out from exploring Vancouver Island? Savour freshly-baked scones with house-made jam, fluffy pastries and finger sandwiches – all washed down with premium loose-leaf tea.

Winter Veranda

Open on Fridays and Saturdays seasonally, the Winter Veranda is the perfect spot for a hot drink and s’mores. Snuggle up by one of the heaters and admire the harbour views.

Q Bar

Q Bar has been named as one of Canada’s Best Bars, so you’ve got to give it a try. You can sip cocktails, artisan beers and try locally crafted Empress 1908 Gin.

In-room Dining

If you wish, you can dine in the comfort of your own room. Choose from a range of hearty comfort food, tasty light bites and signature dishes.

Fairmont Gold

Fairmont Gold Amenities

-Access to the harbour view Fairmont Gold Lounge

- Complimentary breakfast

- Complimentary evening canapes

- Private check-in

- Private Concierge

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Fairmont Gold

Fairmont Gold Amenities

-Access to the harbour view Fairmont Gold Lounge

- Complimentary breakfast

- Complimentary evening canapes

- Private check-in

- Private Concierge

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Rooms & Suites

At Fairmont Empress, you can choose from 464 beautifully finished rooms and suites, many of which have magnificent views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Each one has the classic Fairmont style with elegant décor and furnishings. Treat yourself to a stay in a Suite, or opt for a Fairmont Gold Room to enjoy additional benefits.

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Each room includes

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • King-size bed
  • Modern bathroom with shower
  • Terry cloth bathrobes
  • Keurig coffee machine
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe
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Fairmont Room

Elegant and stylish, the Fairmont Room has a small sitting area and a modern bathroom. It’s the perfect choice for a couple, but can sleep up to three guests if required.
  • One king-size bed, one queen-size bed or two double beds
  • Modern bathroom with shower
  • Two armchairs
  • Views of the hotel’s courtyard
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Deluxe Harbour View Room

Offering more space, the Deluxe Room boasts stunning views of Victoria Inner Harbour. Inside, meanwhile, you can look forward to elegant designs and top-quality amenities.
  • One king-size bed, one queen-size bed or two double beds
  • Modern bathroom with shower – some also come with a deep-soaking tub
  • Cosy sitting area
  • Views of Victoria Harbour
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Signature Harbour Room

With curved arches and cosy turret nooks, this unique room really shows off the “Castle on the Coast”. Get comfy in one of the armchairs and admire the harbour views.
  • King-size bed
  • Modern bathroom with shower
  • Cosy sitting area
  • Vintage touches, including brass chandeliers and period antiques
  • Views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour
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Fairmont Gold Harbour View

With elegant décor inspired by the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, this room is ideal for a romantic getaway. Watch the boats come and go in the harbour, and enjoy extra Fairmont Gold privileges.
  • King-size bed
  • Modern marble bathroom with rainfall shower
  • Cosy sitting area
  • Views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour
  • Fairmont Gold benefits, including access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge, where you can enjoy breakfast and evening canapé
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