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Hotel Description

4-star family-friendly hotel near Maritime Museum of British Columbia, connected to the convention center

Seaside stay

With a stay at this Downtown Victoria hotel, you'll be steps from Maritime Museum of British Columbia and Victoria Bug Zoo. British Columbia Parliament Building and Victoria Harbour are also within half a mile (1 km).

Renovated in 2017

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this eco-friendly hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, express check-in, and airport shuttle. You'll appreciate the health club, bar/lounge, and limo/town car service.

WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 464 guestrooms feature WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Minibars, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Fairmont, Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$328* Per night/room 30 Sep. - 1 Oct.

Fairmont Gold, Room, 1 King Bed, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Fairmont Gold, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Fairmont, Room, 1 Queen Bed, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Property Features

Fairmont Empress offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 22600 square feet (2100 square meters) and includes conference space. A spa tub, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Fairmont Empress. An airport shuttle at scheduled times and a cruise ship terminal shuttle are available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Fairmont Empress was completed in 2017. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Victoria hotel.

  • 464 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 22600 sq ft of conference space
  • 2100 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1908
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, cruise terminal shuttle, and ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Fairmont Empress offers 464 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Victoria hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Travel crib

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Q at the Empress - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Lobby Lounge - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Q Bar - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 11
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
  • Massages
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Sports massage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 19
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: CAD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

The photos are representative of rooms offered and may differ from the actual room received.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • No gap period between guest stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 20 and CAD 40 for adults, CAD 10 and CAD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: CAD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CAD 25.00 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CAD 15.00 (one-way), (from 3 to 17 years old)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 33.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 33.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Empress Fairmont
  • Fairmont Empress
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Victoria
  • Empress Hotel Victoria
  • Fairmont Hotel Empress
  • Fairmont Hotel Victoria
  • Fairmont Victoria
  • The Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria
  • Victoria Fairmont
  • The Fairmont Empress
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • Fairmont Empress Victoria
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria

You should know

  • Pool access available from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

  • UNESCO sustainable tourism pledge
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