• bedroom with a fireplace, couch and coffee table

Our Accommodations

Fairmont Empress features 431 well-appointed, air conditioned guest rooms and suites. Many of our tastefully designed guest rooms offer magnificent views of the harbour, city and gardens. With a wide selection of unique guest rooms featuring classic details and modern touches, Fairmont Empress is sure to make your stay in Victoria unforgettable.

grey living room with ornate ceiling and brass light fixture


Stay in 21st century classic comfort with a proper nod to history. Comfortable and classically appointed, our spacious and luxuriously appointed suites appeal to those who appreciate the colourful history of our 100-plus-year-old landmark. Look onto scenes of charming Victoria, our blooming gardens or the picturesque harbour from these timeless spaces with all the modern comforts you expect.

patio with a fireplace table overlooking the sunset on the harbour

Newly Renovated Fairmont Gold

The multi-million dollar renovation includes reimagined Fairmont Gold experience with expansive private lounge and addition of 22 new Fairmont Gold guest rooms. Treat yourself and enjoy the seclusion, privacy and exclusive lifestyle of staying on Fairmont Gold, our privileged hotel-within-a-hotel experience. Experience next level luxury from the dedicated first floor reception and concierge to spacious rooms with modern upscale design and the private Gold lounge, offering daily complimentary breakfast, all day snacks and evening canapés.

bedroom overlooking a harbour


Retreat to stylish comfort with views onto charming city-scape or Victoria’s bustling harbour. You’ll find elegantly appointed bathrooms, many with luxurious rain spa showers, and amenities such as decadent Fairmont pillow-top beds, Nespresso coffee makers, velvety terry cloth robes, 47–inch HD flat-screen TV’s and in-room safes. Your only challenge? Leaving the bed!

fairmont gold lounge food buffet canapes continental breakfast tea coffe fruit juice

Personalize your Stay

The culinary offerings at Fairmont Empress are uniquely Canadian and entirely West Coast inspired. Fairmont Empress provides gourmet creations to help personalize your stay. These exclusive amenities are carefully selected and will make your experience with us more memorable.

Amenities & Services

  • Wireless Internet
  • Fairmont Pillow-Top Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-room Safe
  • Terry Cloth Bathrobes
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • 47-inch HD flat-screen TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Rainfall shower and soaker tub
  • Alarm Clock
  • Express check out via TV
  • In-room Movies (for a charge)
  • Tub With Grab Bars
  • Adjustable Showers
  • Strobe Light Alarm
  • Portable closed converters for TV

Explore the World of Fairmont Empress

exterior view of the hotel Fairmont Empress

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small meeting room with blue bulb lights

Exceptional Gatherings

Plan your next successful Victoria event or celebration with us. Experience stunning downtown meeting facilities, exceptionally equipped for any type of conference or event, from small gatherings to lavish galas.

tea, pastries and champagne flutes set on a marble table


Escape to our Castle on the Coast and take advantage of our value-enhanced packages, offers and signature events, designed to make your Fairmont Empress experience memorable.

Excellent Stay

We often stay at the Empress so know what to expect. However we had our son, his partner and their young daughter with us. They got to experience the Gold lounge, the pool, the stunning view of the harbour and cocktails. Short but excellent visit.

Casey D.

Lovely Local Stay

We stayed here for my birthday weekend and upgraded to a slightly bigger, deluxe room. So glad we did that – it was so spacious! Room was nicely updated and clean. We loved being able to pop down to the Q Bar for cake and a drink so easily.


Restful relaxing and enjoyable

Wonderful family staycation for the weekend. We had a great time swimming and enjoying the beauty of the Empress.

Kate B.

Wonderful Hotel

We recently stayed at the Fairmont Empress and had a great stay. We had a beautiful room overlooking the harbour and the service was excellent. I can’t say enough good things about the staff and their attention to detail that made our stay at the Empress wonderful.

Kevin F.

Amazing Stay. Deeply Appreciated

High stress time at work. But when I arrived at the hotel I felt the warm sense of care and relaxation wash over myself. The Gold Floor at the Empress is the most perfect hotel experience possible. Sublime views, luxurious spaces, and caring warm people that truly care. My expectation are high, and I always come back. And it is wonderful every time.

Paul B.