Best Hotels and Riads in Essaouira Morocco

Best areas to stay Essaouira Morocco

Our core mission when finding you the best hotels in Essaouira Morocco:

  • Design – We believe you should sleep somewhere that inspires you – No matter your budget.
  • Unique – No cookie cutter rooms. Always feel like you are somewhere new and exciting.
  • Near Good Food – Whether in the hotel itself, or very nearby. Your tastebuds need satisfaction!

Where are the BEST areas to stay in Essaouira Morocco?

 

 

Medina

The old walled City. Bustling with people and filled with maze like streets. No cars enter the medina.

Outside Medina

Staying outside the medina is typically quieter and a more local experience. If you want to avoid all the tourists, but still be just a few minutes walk from the old walled city, stay to the west and north west. These are modern build areas with wider streets.

Beach

Most tourists stay in the Medina, so opting to stay at the beach will be far more peaceful. This also makes it easier for transport direct to your door as cars are not allowed in the Medina.

Airport

Although many people arrive to Essaouira by bus or private transfer from Marrakesh, there are now direct flights from the UK & Europe. But the airport is way out of town. There are some very nice resort hotels near the airport that offer fantastic luxury at a very low price.

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BOUTIQUE & DESIGN HOTELS

Ignite Your Senses By Staying In A Hotel Full With Artistic Wonders


Riad Baladin (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Rates starting from $83 USD per night. (The family room is the place to be)

Why you’ll love it: This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Offering a restaurant, Riad Baladin is located in Essaouira. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including surfing. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.

Each room here will provide you with a patio view. Featuring a shower or a bath, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and slippers. Extras include an outdoor seating area and bed linen.

Location: Rue Sidi Magdoul 9, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

 


 HOSTELS

Art, Design & A More Social Element At A Price Anyone Can Afford


Best areas to stay Essaouira Morocco

Riad Dar Afram

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms starting from $43 USD per night 

Why you’ll love it:Riad Dar Afram is located in the Old Medina district in Essaouira, 300 m from Market Place. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Riad Dar Afram features free WiFi .

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The hostel also offers bike hire

Location: 10 Sidi Magdoul, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

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Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms starting from $30 USD per night (cheaper for dorm beds)

Why you’ll love it: This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. A mix of modern and traditional design, it also has a 24-hour bar and free Wi-Fi.

Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel offers both private rooms and dormitories. The private rooms are equipped with a TV with DVD player. The bathrooms are shared and there is one on each floor.

The hostel facilities include a guest kitchen and barbecue facilities on the terrace. The terrace has sun beds so guests can enjoy the Moroccan sun while overlooking the city.

There is also a games room, a library and a snack bar. This hostel also offers free activities, such as yoga, and themed nights. Free tours of Essaouira including surf trips and camel riding can be organised and surfboards and bicycles are also available.

Location:17 Rue Laghrissi, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco


HOTELS FOR FOODIES

Stay & Eat – Why Go Further When The Best Food Is Right At Your Fingertips


 

Madada Mogador (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms starting from $123 USD per night. (Max 2 people)

Why you’ll love it: Overlooking the old port and the beach, Hotel Madada Mogador offers comfort and space, combined with eastern refinement. The terrace offers panoramic views of Essaouira Bay.

Hotel Madada Mogador offers comfortable rooms individually decorated with minimalist-style furniture. Each elegant room offers modern facilities and is decorated in neutral tones.

Location: 5, Rue Youssef El Fassi, Ahl Agadir, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

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 Riad Zahra (Beach)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com  | Hotels.com

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Double rooms with a/c starting $59 USD per night.

Why you’ll love it: This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Close to the beach, Riad Zahra proposes simplicity and comfort only 15 minutes walk from the Medina. You will find an outdoor swimming pool on the garden.

Located in the residential district, the Zahra offers calm, relaxation and a peaceful stay. Its comfortable guestrooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan style and are equipped with an en suite and satellite TV. It is also possible to request a room overlooking the sea.

Location: 90, Rue Amira Lalla Meryem, Quartier des Dunes, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

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Villa Garance (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms with a/c starting $57 USD per night. (Try the suite)

Why you’ll love it: This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Within Essaouira’s ramparts, a 5-minute walk from the beach, this environmentally-friendly Riad blends Arabic, Berber and Jewish influences in its design. It offers free Wi-Fi, individually-decorated rooms around a patio and a terrace with sea views.

Guest rooms are arranged around the patio and have windows opening onto a bright street. Each is located near one of the small lounges of the villa. Some of the rooms have a private lounge and organic toiletries feature in the private bathrooms.

Location: 10, Rue A. Eddakhil, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

 


SHOESTRING HOTELS / GUESTHOUSES

Acceptable For The Price – Save Your Money For Food


 

Caverne d’Ali Baba (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com  | Hotels.com

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Rates starting from $27 USD per night. (The Sherazad double room is the place to be)

Why you’ll love it: This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Dar Mouna Mogador is set in Essaouira, 200 m from Market Place.

The area is popular for golfing and horse riding. Othello Garden is 500 m from Dar Mouna Mogador, while Essaouira Assawak Assalam is 1.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Essaouira Mogador Airport, 14 km from the property.

Location: 39 Av Istiqlal, Ahl Agadir, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

Residence Lalla Amina (Outer Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

Rates starting from $38 USD per night. (Terrace available)

Why you’ll love it: Located a 5-minute drive from Taghart beach, Residence Lalla Amina offers a self-catering apartment featuring a terrace, equipped kitchen, and living room with satellite TV.

The apartment is fitted with tiled flooring. The kitchen features kitchenware, microwave and dishwasher. The private bathroom includes a shower.

Location: Quartier Lalla Amina 134, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

Vague Océan Bleu (Beach)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Rates starting from $25 USD per night

Why you’ll love it: This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Located just a 3-minute walk from the beach in Essaouira, Hotel Vague Ocean Bleu offers a garden, a terrace and sea views. Both the medina and harbour are a 5-minute drive away.

Decorated in a simple style, all rooms feature free Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom with a shower.

Location: 67 rue Moulay Ali Chrif, Quartier des Dunes, Essaouira, 44100 Essaouira, Morocco


QUALITY ON A BUDGET HOTELS

Fantastic Bang For Your Buck


 

Dar Mouna Mogador (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms starting from $59 USD per night. (Private bathroom available)

Why you’ll love it: This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Dar Mouna Mogador is set in Essaouira, 200 m from Market Place.

Every room comes with a private bathroom. Dar Mouna Mogador features free WiFi throughout the property.

Location: 44 Rue Ibn Khaldoun, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

Palazzo Desdemona (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $63 USD per night

Why you’ll love it: This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Located in the heart of Essaouira, this hotel is set in a house dating from the 19th century and is decorated in a traditional Moroccan style. The hotel’s rooftop terrace offers panoramic views of the city, port and the sea.

All of the light and airy rooms and suites have a seating area and a bathroom and most include a fireplace and a four-poster bed. Some rooms have a terrace with views of the sea and some of the suites are decorated with original artwork.

Location: 12-14 Rue Youssef El Fassi, Ahl Agadir, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

 

Le Petit Nid Au Soleil (Outside Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms starting $46 USD per night. (Terrace available)

Why you’ll love it: Le petit nid au soleil is a self-catering accommodation located in Essaouira.

Accommodation will provide you with a TV, a terrace and a minibar. There is a kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries. You can enjoy lake view and mountain view.

Location: 331 Elbouhayra , 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

Résidence Louzani (Beach)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com

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Double rooms starting $52 USD per night.

Why you’ll love it: This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Located 1 km from Essaouira City Centre, Résidence Louzani is just 50 m from the beach. It offers modern apartments with panoramic views of the sea and free Wi-Fi access.

Each apartment features a living room with a flat-screen TV and a balcony. Kitchenettes include a fridge, hot plates and an electric kettle. The private bathrooms are fitted with a shower.

Location: 5 rue Shariff El Idrissi, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco


MID RANGE HOTELS

Comfortable Without Breaking The Bank


Best areas to stay Essaouira Morocco

Ryad Watier (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $123 USD per night. (You can choose the comfort double or twin room)

Why you’ll love it: This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Located in the heart of the medina in Essaouira, Ryad Watier offers a unique setting for a relaxing and lazy stay.

Ryad Watier is set in a typical Moroccan house renovated to offer the greatest comfort while preserving traditional features. It offers 10 luminous and elegant rooms, each with a unique decor.

Location: 16 Rue Ceuta, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

 

Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa, MGallery collection (Beach)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $82 USD per night. (Private balcony available)

Why you’ll love it: This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Located on the seafront, a 5-minute walk from Essaouira Port, this hotel is designed around a large outdoor swimming pool. It offers spa facilities, 3 restaurants and 2 bars, and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

The air-conditioned rooms with balconies have a modern decor and are each equipped with a TV, minibar and free wired internet. Rooms have en suite bathroom facilities with a bathtub and shower.

Location: Boulevard Mohamed V, 44 000 Essaouira, Morocco

 

Hotel Villa Quieta (Beach)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting $91 USD per night

Why you’ll love it: Featuring free WiFi, Villa Quieta is set in Essaouira. Free private parking is available on site.

There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower and shower in every unit, along with bath robes and free toiletries. Towels and bed linen are offered.

Villa Quieta also includes an outdoor pool. The property also offers grocery delivery.

Location: 86 , Boulevard Mohamed V, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

 


SPLURGE

Go On! Spoil Yourself


 Le Ryad Des Nomades

Le Ryad Des Nomades (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $277 USD per night (Can hold up to 12 people max)

Why you’ll love it: Featuring free WiFi, Le Ryad Des Nomades offers pet-friendly accommodation in Essaouira. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Each room includes a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower.

Location: 4 Rue Ali Ben Abi Taleb, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

 

Heure Bleue Palais – Relais & Châteaux (Medina)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting from $219 USD per night. (The family suite is perfect for a large group)

Why you’ll love it: This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. This luxurious hotel features a terrace with a heated outdoor pool with panoramic views of the Medina and the sea. It is just 400 m from the beach, in central Essaouira.

The Heure Bleue Palais offers spacious rooms and suites with an elegant décor. They come with flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms, and some also feature Italian showers or balconies.

Location: 2 Rue Ibn Babouta – Bab M Rrakech, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco

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Riad Mahjouba (Beach)

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting $213 USD per night

Why you’ll love it: Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Riad Mahjouba offers accommodation in Essaouira, 2 km from Viewpoint. The riad has a sun terrace and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

All rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units feature views of the sea or city. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom.

Location: Lotissement Erraounack 300, 44000 Essaouira, Morocco


AIRPORT HOTELS


 Hôtel Domaine de L’Arganeraie

Where to book: Agoda | Booking.com | Hotels.com

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Double rooms starting $75 USD per night. (Four bedroom villa is available incase you’re looking for a bigger space)

Why you’ll love it: The hotel Arganeraie is located 7 kilometres from Essaouira Medina and 5 kilometres from the beach. It has a 25 m outdoor swimming pool and en-suite guestrooms with free Wi-Fi.

Guests can enjoy regional cuisine in the Arganeraie’s restaurant.

Location: Imintagant-El Ghazoua, 44000 Ghazoua, Morocco

 


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