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Victoria and Vancouver Island Hotels

Fairmont Empress

  • 721 Government St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Grande Dame
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  • Central location
  • Professional service
  • Great spa and restaurant


  • Small to average-size rooms and bathrooms
  • Tourists in the public areas
  • Pricey

Updated 05/09/2012

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.

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Hotel Information


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

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250-384–8111; 866-540–4429

Hotel Details:

  • 436 rooms, 41 suites

Updated 05/09/2012

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