Our most recent trip to Victoria was an early birthday trip for Grandma so we booked a beautiful two bedroom suite at The Empress. It was actually three rooms that interconnected and were separately accessible from a private section of hallway... all of it decorated so beautifully -- and with an amazing view. (I have the sweetest mother-in-law in the world but it's never a bad thing to have some space when traveling with family. :) )
We did eat at Willie's (where Grandma had a huge slice of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for breakfast - go Grandma!) and Pescatores ( I had the Scallop Carbonara, 1/2 order and Bananas Foster - both were delicious), shop for candy, and visit Miniature World and The Wax Museum this time around, but really, my children just had the best time playing hide-and-seek with Grandma in the rooms, going down to the pool, snacking, watching a couple movies, and just hanging out as a family. I asked my 5 yr old son if he would like to stay there. His response?
"Sell the house!"
So here are some pictures of this gorgeous historic hotel:
our little seagull friend who came to visit...
...I wonder why? ...