UK Opening - Today: 09:00 - 18:00

keyboard_arrow_down01244 897 221

Atol Abta Iata Atol Abta Iata

Fairmont Empress

Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Canada


Speak to our Luxury Travel Specialists on 01244 897 221 for our latest pricing and offers.

Luxury Holidays At Fairmont Empress

One of Victoria’s most iconic and luxurious hotels since its original opening in 1908, The Fairmont Empress boasts picturesque views of Victoria’s Inner Harbor and the impressive courtyard. Each of the 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites offer an unforgettable stay steeped in timeless romance, whilst the huge range of facilities include The Willow Stream Spa, the fleet of complimentary BMW bikes for exploring, delicious Afternoon Tea served on the lawn, and a selection of fine dining venues dotted throughout this beautiful and historic building.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A stunning, historic hotel in the heart of British Columbia
  • Feature: Luxurious accommodation and opportunities for adventure
  • Rooms: 464 guest rooms and suites
  • Nearest airport: Victoria International Airport
Outside of the hotel
Location and transfer

Approximately 30 minutes from Victoria International Airport by private car transfer


Each of the impressive 464 guest rooms and suites at the Fairmont Empress offer the ultimate luxury accommodation in the heart of British Columbia. Each room or suite includes complimentary wireless internet, cooling air conditioning, an in-room safe, cozy terry bathrobes and Keurig coffee makers.

   Fairmont Room:expand_more
  • Size: 240-330 ft²
  • Room View: Courtyard
  • Facilities: Ideal for up to three people, the Fairmont Room features a comfortable king-size bed and queen-size bed. It is furnished with elegant décor and houses a seating area with stunning courtyard views.
   Deluxe Room :expand_more
  • Size: 330-445 ft²
  • Room View: Courtyard
  • Facilities: Excellent for families or groups travelling together this chic room can accommodate up to four adults. Promising a comfortable king-size bed and a queen-size bed, this stylish room also offers elegant décor throughout - the perfect place to unwind after exploring the city.
   Deluxe Harbor View :expand_more
  • Size: 330-430 ft²
  • Room View: Victoria’s Inner Harbor
  • Facilities: Tastefully furnished, the room boasts spectacular views of Victoria’s Inner Harbor. It features a spacious bedroom with a cozy king-size bed and a queen-size bed, along with two comfortable armchairs, perfect for up to four adults.
   Junior Suite :expand_more
  • Size: 330-400 ft²
  • Room View: City or Courtyard
  • Facilities: This luxurious open concept suite boasts a comfortable king-size bed and a cozy sitting area. It features décor inspired by the surrounding nature and elegant furnishings.
   Executive Suite :expand_more
  • Size: ft²
  • Room View: Courtyard
  • Facilities: Ideal for couples, this spacious and modern suite features a large king-size bed, along with a sofa bed. The chic décor is inspired by Vancouver’s nature island, perfect for relaxing in after a day of exploring.
   Fairmont Gold Room:expand_more
  • Size: 265-330 ft²
  • Room View: Courtyard
  • Facilities: The intimate Fairmont Gold Room features elegant and rich décor along with sleek furnishings and a modern marble bathroom complete with a luxurious rain shower. There’s a luxurious king-size bed and comfortable seating area overlooking the stunning courtyard. Guests are also offered access to exclusive Fairmont Gold amenities.
   Fairmont Gold Harbor View Room :expand_more
  • Size: 280-375 ft²
  • Room View: Victoria’s Inner Harbor
  • Facilities: The elegant and exclusive Fairmont Gold Harbor View Room enjoys magnificent views of Victoria’s Inner Harbor. Chic décor complements stylish furnishings, including a comfortable king-size bed. Guests are also afforded a modern marble bathroom, complete with a sumptuous rain shower and luxury amenities, along with access to exclusive Fairmont Gold amenities.

Take advantage of the impressive range of dining options available at The Fairmont Empress. Boasting seasonally inspired menus based on fresh regional ingredients, partnerships with local farmers and artisans, sustainably sourced seafood and traditionally raised meats; this impressive hotel caters to all tastes and can satisfy any craving. Alternatively, enjoy a delicious meal from the comfort of your bedroom with the in-room dining opportunities available.

Q Restaurant :expand_more
  • Cuisine: Locally inspired Pacific Northwest Cuisine
  • Setting: A contemporary and atmospheric dining location with rich cherry wood ceilings
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Not essential but advised
Q Bar:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Inspired cocktails, artisan beers and locally crafted gin
  • Setting: A chic and stylish bar setting
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
The Veranda:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Delicious international cuisine
  • Setting: Alfresco patio dining spot offering stunning views
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Not essential but advised
The Tea Lobby :expand_more
  • Cuisine: Stunning afternoon bites and a selection of premium loose-leaf teas come together to offer the ultimate in afternoon tea experiences
  • Setting: Elegant and airy lobby lounge
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Not essential but advised
Property Highlights:expand_more
Hotel Experiences

Whether you're looking for a romantic trip away, a family holiday, or simply time to yourself, the Fairmont Empress offers it all. Enjoy a range of family friendly activities around the hotel, such as a unique scavenger hunt and an in-room movie experience, or enjoy the wealth of family friendly adventures in Victoria. Explore one of Canada's most cycling-friendly cities with complimentary BMW bikes from the hotel and a variety of cycling trails nearby, or visit the Fairmont Empress Health Club, boasting an indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool, along with two saunas and a children's wading pool.

Spa & Wellness

Visit the iconic Willow Stream Spa and allow the team of highly trained therapists to help rejuvenate and refresh your body and soul. Find your energy with a range of massage treatments, facials, and some of the most luxurious spa experiences on Vancouver Island. Treat yourself to an invigorating Eucalyptus Body Scrub, experience the calming effects of the Coastal Retreat Treatment, or simply enjoy a manicure like no other. Additionally, there’s a range of fitness equipment for all abilities at the onsite gym.


Talk to our Americas experts

Our dedicated Americas experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Fairmont Empress. Furthermore, we have many Luxury Travel Specialists who've personally visited Fairmont Empress and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

Our Luxury Holiday Experts

Trusted Client Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

The Elegant Difference…

Along with first-hand experience, a passionate team and over 34 years of legendary heritage, we’re distinguished as leaders in luxury travel by our enhanced level of personal service, and the finer details below…

Discover More

View our Privacy Policy

All the flight inclusive holidays featured on the website and in our brochures are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. Our ATOL number is 2885. From 1 October 2012, you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate, please check it to ensure that everything you have booked (flights, hotels and other services)is listed on it. For further information please see our booking conditions, alternatively for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

Red Eye