Morocco

Hotels in Morocco

Morocco hotels offer many different kinds of travel experiences from intimate, boutique riads to sprawling golf resorts with luxury spas. Beach hotels in Morocco don’t get better than Villa Maroc, the best known of Essaouira's riad hotels. With 20 rooms and suites in four restored 18th-century medina mansions, you will be loath to leave your room even though the beach is right outside. Hotels in Morocco tend to emphasize the exotic, but if you’re looking for a little Bel Air in your desert oasis, look no further than Jardin d’Inès. Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Range, Ines is part of La Palmeraie Golf Palace. The large space and big swimming pool makes it the perfect destination for families with children. All suites have fireplaces and terraces, so kick back and relax after you’ve hit a few rounds of golf.

For an unforgettable experience at one of the best hotels in Morocco, try the desert oasis of Dar Ahlam in Ouarzazate. Dar Ahlam means “House of Dreams,” in Arabic, and guests will immediately see why. Thierry Teyssier restored this luxurious retreat in 2002. Guests are treated like royalty and lulled into a utopian relaxation, dozing in a hammock under the shade of a palm tree or wandering the silk-curtained corridors admiring the desert’s beauty. For a romantic getaway, try Dar Roumana, a beautifully restored century-old mansion in the medina in Fez. Treat yourself to their sumptuous cooking lessons for an experience that you can take home to impress your friends.

A rustic-chic maison d'hôte with Berber furniture and carpets.

Located 10 minutes north of Marrakesh, this 368-unit resort—situated amid a palm grove dotted with lush gardens and flanked by the snow-capped Atlas Mountains—wraps guests in a cocoon of comfort.

Embedded in the warren of narrow passageways that make up Fez's medievalmedina, this luxurious riad has a design sense that reflects itsBerber, Andalusian, and European influences.

Many medina properties are expanding, including Riad Farnatchi, which was opened in 2004 by British hotelier Jonathan Wix (who launched the Scotsman, in Edinburgh, and Paris’s Hôtel de la Trémoille).

142-room palace—formerly the residence of the Grand Vizier of Jamaï—overlooking the Fez Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 


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.

The cliché “fit for a king” has never rung truer than at the Royal Mansour.