About Fairmont Empress
Known as Castle on the Coast, Fairmont Empress is located in the heart of Victoria, BC, steps away from the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. This Forbes Four-Star, 4-Diamond landmark property is celebrated for its reputation for providing legendary hospitality and highly personalized service for more than 110 years.
In June 2017, Fairmont Empress completed a $60+ Million restoration that celebrates its proud history while moving the hotel into a new era of modern luxury; transforming this iconic property into an elegant must-visit destination for the world’s discerning travelers.
The Empress offers 464 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, Willow Stream Spa with signature West Coast experiences, Q at the Empress Restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine and award winning wine list, Q Bar’s regionally focused cocktail culture, and a reimagined Fairmont Gold Lounge with stunning views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.
A grand tradition for over a century, the world-renowned Fairmont Empress has served England’s most beloved ritual of afternoon tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Reinvigorated in our timeless, sophisticated Lobby Lounge, Tea at the Empress continues this quintessentially Victoria experience.
Winston, the hotel’s canine ambassador, who is available for walks and snuggles, offers our guests a warm welcome and authentically local experience.
Whether you’ve come to discover the history and culture of Victoria, explore Vancouver Island’s iconic parks and beaches or to relax, restore and recharge, Fairmont Empress is your ideal retreat to create unforgettable memories.