If you're visiting Morocco for any length of time, grab the opportunity to travel a little further afield from Marrakech than the Palmeraie. Some of the best places to stay in Morocco are hotels near Marrakech, but far enough away to feel as if you've escaped away from the hurly burley.
Within an hour or so of the city, you will discover majestic countryside, breathtaking views and some of the best hotels near Marrakech.
The High Atlas mountains are a wonderful region to trek, climb, or even relax amongst epic scenery, where Berber villages cling to steep hillsides. And yet the Atlas mountains are close enough to Marrakech for hotels there to qualify for our list of hotels near Marrakech.
Here you get all the views and solitude without the altitude sickness!
Essaouira is a great alternative to staying in Marrakech itself. It offers a much more laid back vibe, yet also has a historical fort, an impressive labyrinth of streets and alleys in the Medina and of course the Atlantic!
Marrakech (Sidi Abdallah Ghiat)
A cluster of caïdal tents in the rugged countryside fringing Marrakech. Enchanting Moroccan interiors set a romantic tone with flowing drapes, candles and cushions. Dine on local dishes in the dappled shade of the aromatic gardens. True paradise!
Marrakech (Km 24 Route d'Amizmiz)
Exceptional charm at this small hotel formed from a collection of village dwellings. Open fireplaces, rich silks, shaded courtyards, beautiful gardens,and celestial mountain views serve to create a true sense of wellbeing. The Moroccan chic rooms are comfortable and full of thoughtful touches.
An 18th-century mud fort, transformed into an Arabian Nights fantasy. The beautiful canopied suites feature antique furnishings, bold fabrics and warm tones. Kasbah Agafay stands alone on their unrivaled views, service and attention to detail. An opulent oasis.
Marrakech (km 12)
World famous luxury hotel. This tranquil retreat pays homage to North Africa's stark beauty - sun-paled red walls, rose strewn fountains. Pavilion style rooms with proportions worthy of a Pasha. The spa that goes above and beyond. A 'peaceful paradise' that breathes romance and beauty.
Atlas Mountains, High Atlas
An eco-friendly resort perched on the side of the Atlas Mountains. The rooms range from economy dorms to luxurious havens. Moroccan chic decor with exposed wood beams, whitewash walls and bright fabrics. Indescribable views. The delicious food and lovely hosts seal the deal.
Asni, High Atlas
Richard Branson's exclusive Moroccan hideaway. The ultimate luxury break - 5-star spa, undulating rose gardens, celestial valley views from its hilltop perch, gourmet feasts. Want for nothing in this Atlas heaven.
Ourika, High Atlas
A stunning escape in the foothills of the Atlas mountains less than an hour from Marrakech. With staggering mountain views - this is the perfect place for enthusiastic trekkers as well as those who want to relax.
Aroumd, High Atlas
A simple and charmingly rustic guesthouse perched in the High Atlas mountains above Imlil.
Ouirgane, High Atlas
Traditional hotel in the foothills of the Atlas mountains. Large, unpretentious bedrooms with traditional Moroccan features set scattered through exotic gardens. Lovely swimming pool and seasonal cooking. A spa and hammam to completely unwind in. Ideal for nature lovers.
Gorgeous Berber castle in foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Superb panoramic views, suites with traditional Moroccan materials and locally made furniture. Beautiful gardens, a large swimming pool and wonderful local excursions. A relaxing spot to recoup in after a day of activity.
A fabulous 18th century boutique riad in a perfect location - minutes from the beach and the golf course. Sand stone columns, sculpted woods, and beautiful fabrics blend oriental tradition and western luxury. A lovely roof terrace has stunning coastal views. A luxurious treat.
Chic boutique hotel with impeccable design. Modern Moroccan style throughout with vibrant art, bright colours and local artefacts. Spectacular cuisine served in the restaurant specialising in seafood. A laid back hotel in a prime spot for windsurfers and kitesurfers.