The Fairmont Empress
721 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1W5
Victoria: Victoria Downtown
477 rooms, 8 floors
Rising regally on the banks of Victoria's Inner Harbour and representing the center of the local community, The Fairmont Empress has been completely restored to her turn-of-the-century beauty. The Resort is located in the heart of Victoria only blocks away from Old Town, the Royal British Museum, and seaside restaurants and shops. Each of the 460 guest rooms are unique in design and elegantly-appointed. Different rooms offer magnificent views of the city, courtyard or gardens, or a spectacular view of Victoria's Inner Harbour. With its traditional decor, the hotel has a variety of suite and guest room sizes and categories. Guests can take advantage of the indoor swimming pool and spa facilities. Guests are encouraged to enjoy afternoon tea, brunch, or dinner in the Bengal Lounge or Empress Room restaurants.
(Additional fees may apply to some amenities)
- Internet Access
- Pets Welcome
- Room Service
- Fitness Facility
- Dry Cleaning/Laundry
- Spa Services
- Business Center
- Convention Center
- Meeting Rooms
- Executive Floor
- Interior Corridors
- Wheelchair Accessible
The Bengal Lounge
Drawing inspiration from Queen Victoria's role as the Empress of India, this colonial style lounge is known throughout Victoria for its authentic curry buffet and signature cocktail menu. While new restaurants and lounges appear in Victoria regularly, The Bengal Lounge is a favourite of residents and visitors alike.
Overlooking our stately gardens, the richly appointed Bengal Lounge offers not only a delicious curry lunch and dinner buffet but also an impressive international à la carte menu. Cocktail and martini aficionados will appreciate our vast selection of signature drinks.
The Empress Room
Notably the most picturesque dining room in the city, The Empress Room combines impeccable service with an exquisite menu. The finest ingredients with a "farm to fork" philosophy of bringing the region's epicurean-rich cuisine to your table are marveled into culinary masterpieces paired with an extensive wine list. Dine beneath the ambience of a hand-crafted wood ceiling where iconic movie stars, royalty and notable guests have dined; - if only these walls could talk! An experience not soon to be forgotten.
No visit to Victoria should be without a seat on The Veranda at The Fairmont Empress; - front and centre to the sparkling Inner Harbour.
Located just under the "Empress" sign and a brief walk from Victoria's cruise ship terminal, shopping and attraction centres, The Veranda is the perfect setting for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the sights and sounds of Victoria's picturesque Inner Harbour.
Afternoon Tea in Victoria
STEEPED IN TRADITION SINCE 1908
A time honoured tradition for over a century, the world renowned tea lobby of The Fairmont Empress has served England’s most beloved ritual and Victoria's grandest tradition of Afternoon Tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Surrounded by rich chintz fabrics, antiqued tapestries and rugs, elegant wing back chairs, vintage furnishings and hand-carved tables, the picturesque backdrop of the Inner Harbour provides the quintessential Victoria experience to all who grace Afternoon Tea.