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Vancouver Island Hotels

Fairmont Empress

  • 721 Government St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Fodor's Choice
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Pros

  • Central location
  • Professional service
  • Great spa and restaurant

Cons

  • Small- to average-size rooms and bathrooms
  • Pricey

Updated 03/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Opened in 1908, this ivy-draped harborside château and city landmark has aged gracefully, with top-notch service and sympathetically restored Edwardian furnishings. The 176 different room configurations include standard and harbor-view rooms with 11-foot ceilings. State-of-the-art gym equipment and an indoor pool are welcome touches. If you stay on the Fairmont Gold floor, you will enjoy a private lounge, a Continental breakfast, and evening snacks. The hotel is a tourist attraction, but a guests-only lobby separates hotel guests from the throng.

Hotel Information

Address:

721 Government St., Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1W5, Canada

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Phone:

250-384–8111; 866-540–4429-Central reservations

Hotel Details:

  • 436 rooms, 41 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 03/10/2015

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