TRAVEL | VICTORIA: Fairmont Empress

Fairmont Empress
 721 Government St, Victoria, B.C.
Tel: (250) 384-8111

Built in 1908 the Fairmont Empress (formerly knows as The Empress Hotel) is the most iconic and oldest building in Victoria, B.C.
The chateau-style hotel has recently completed Phase 1 of its restoration. The traditional decor of approximately half of the 464 guest rooms and suites have been refreshed with a contemporary feel.  The Fairmont Empress offers three dining choices; Q at The Empress, Q Bar (with views of the inner harbour), and the Lobby Lounge (where Tea at the Empress is served).

Phase two is set to start in October of this year and will be completed in June 2017.

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Pull-out couch in the main living space of the suite.

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Work area in the main space.

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The spacious bedroom offers a king bed with a large flat screen TV and a corner seating area. There is a Keurig coffee machine, Fairmont Teas, and a mini fridge tucked away nicely in the dresser below the TV.

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Corner seating area.

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Newly remodeled rainshower bathroom.

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Useful Information:

  • Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Parking: Valet parking: $30/night, including in-and-out privileges. Self-parking: –$30/night, including in-and-out-privileges.
  • Pets allowed: $25 CAD per night, per pet (pet friendly hotel)
  • Health Club: Open 24 hours.
  • Award winning Willow Tree Spa.

I’m looking forward to what phase two of the renovations will bring to this elegant hotel.


Read my review on Q at the Empress:
Read my review on Afternoon Tea at the Empress:




*Accommodations were complimentary and opinions are completely my own.

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