Hotels in Morocco

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.

French hotelier Anne Igou spent 16 months restoring an 18th-century pasha’s palace, and while most area properties predictably emphasize their Moroccan settings, Igou’s hotel reflects her own whimsical style.

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. 

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.

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.