Hotels in Marrakesh

At AnaYela, in Marrakesh, Morocco, you do not check in at all. At least not in North Africa. Instead, check-in is handled long-distance, before guests arrive in Marrakesh.

The Location: Set inside Marrakesh’s ancient medina (walled city center), this refurbished 18th-century courtyard home is just beyond the north wall of the Bahia Palace compound—whose gorgeous, dramatically tiled buildings and blossoming gardens are among the city’s must-sees.

Privacy and pleasure are paramount at the Secret Garden, which is located within the Palmeraie Hotels & Resorts complex in Marrakech. The 23 villas comprise a secluded, self-contained universe where the focus is on total comfort.

Co-owner Jill Fechtmann pulled out all the stops. Opulent rooms here have a mix of Moroccan, Syrian, and Indian furniture.

The first African venture of the Angsana hotel group—sister brand to Banyan Tree—is an inspired resort concept: seven converted private houses throughout Marrakesh.

Tucked away in Marrakesh’s ancient medina, this 18th-century riad comprises 11 expansive residences oriented around several open-air courtyards.

Set on the edge of the Palmeraie, the exclusive palm-forested neighborhood outside Marrakesh, Ksar Char-Bagh combines Ottoman interiors with Andalusian courtyards, Moghul arches, and Persian gardens. Water is the most important element of the hotel’s design.

Situated in a desirable palm-lined neighborhood at the foot of the burnt orange Atlas Mountains, Jardin d’Inès fuses the exoticism of Marrakesh with a touch of Bel Air exclusivity. The geometric pastel buildings slyly mimic the pink of the old city.

Opened in late 2009, Riad Siwan is owned by a Dutch couple, Cees and Maryk Van den Berg, who have strong ties to the community and a track record of success with their popular Riad Azzar, a 10-minute walk away.