Where To Stay
ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

LUXURY

HEURE BLEUE

4 star
Address: Essaouira, Morocco
Phone: +212 5247-83434

A 6-minute walk from both the beach and Borj Bab Marrakech gallery, this luxe exotic-vibe hotel in a former 19th-century hostel is 
decorated in African-inspired colors. The warm rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as safes and marble bathrooms. Suites come with separate living areas. Some have fireplaces. Room service is available. 
A complimentary breakfast buffet is provided. There are 4 upscale restaurants, including a rooftop grill, as well as an English-style pub and a tapas bar. Amenities include an ocean-view terrace pool, and a chic spa. Cooking classes are offered as well.

TRENDY

MADADA MOGADOR

4 star
Address: Rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone: +212 5244-75512

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this chic whitewashed hotel is a 4-minute walk from Simon Attias Synagogue and a 5-minute walk from Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum.  Decorated in muted, neutral tones, the elegant rooms are individually designed and come with architectural features ranging from fireplaces and aged-brass basins to tadelakt plaster walls. Some have terraces and/or ocean views and mezzanine levels.  The two bedroom suite is incredible! There is a cozy restaurant and a bar, plus a rooftop terrace with ocean views. Cooking lessons can be arranged.

BUDGET

RIAD AL MADINA

3 star
Address: 9 rue Attarine, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone:+212 5244-75907

Set in a riad dating from 1871, this refined hotel inside the medina is a 1-minute walk from the Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum and a 6-minute walk from Tagharte Beach. Simple rooms with elegant decor provide flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living spaces, and some have terraces. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a casual lounge, and there’s also a relaxed restaurant. A spa offers massage treatments and a hammam.