I had a room here in July at $349 per night. The issues I encountered were:
- Old dirty looking metal windows that rattled in the slightest breeze ( I had to fix this with a napkin )
- No A/C
- Tub drain that was 75% clogged leaving you with a fair amount of soapy water left in the tub by the end of your shower.
I could somewhat understand the price if the view was of the beautiful harbour across the street, but my view was of the apartment buildings on Douglas St.
I can't even say you pay for the location, because I ended up staying across the street on my last night in the city for $169 in a room every bit as comfortable and with modern non rattling windows.
That only shining point was the incredible staff. While there was nothing impressive about the rooms, the staff were second to none.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers' Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, the Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. The Fairmont Empress, Victoria B.C.’s most iconic hotel, has just unveiled a $60 million dollar restoration.This luxury hotel offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the conference centre. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, this is the ideal location to explore all the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Hotel Empress
- Empress Hotel Victoria
- Fairmont Victoria
- Victoria Fairmont
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