The Empress Hotel has had its doors open since the beginning of the 20th century, playing host to notable celebrities including: Rita Hayworth, Jack Benny, Pat O'Brien, Katharine Hepburn and Bob Hope, among others. Its grand old-style charm has been preserved.
Who wouldn't want to repose inside the Empress for a sip of afternoon tea after a long walk through the gardens or after a sail in the nearby harbor? The Afternoon Tea has been a tradition at the hotel since 1908.
Health and Spa Services
Any visitor who suffers from sore or stiff muscles, the result of a long hike or bike ride through the nearby parks in Victoria, will want to book a massage at the Willow Stream Spa. Walk into a place of complete tranquility and soak in a bath of healing mineral waters.
The Empress Hotel features an array of notable restaurants, all designed to quell your grumbling stomach after a full day of exploring the city and its surroundings. Choose from the Bengal Lounge, The Empress Room, The Veranda and of course munch on a crumpet at the Afternoon Tea.
Sink into luxurious softness when you book a bed at the Empress Hotel and cozy up in a plush robe to observe the views of the city, the courtyard and the inner harbor. The hotel features 477 guest rooms and suites.