Last Updated on June 16, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: La Mamounia

Experiencing Marrakesh (also spelled Marrakech) means immersing yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of this sumptuous Moroccan city. Spend your time browsing the souks in the city’s medina—including the UNESCO-designated Djemaa el-Fna square. Or just find a comfortable spot to sip mint tea and take it all in. There are many plush places to stay in Marrakesh, including several global brand resorts and some with “riad”-style villas and amenities such as spas, pools and golf. Here are the best luxury hotels in Marrakesh.

La Mamounia (Avenue Bab Jdid; 212 5243-88600) Marrakesh

This grand 1923 hotel near the medina—a favorite of Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin back in the day—describes itself as a palace. Condé Nast Traveler seems to agree.Reinvigorated by designer Jacques Garcia, it had a spectacular reopening in 2009,” the magazine writes. “Retreat from the hubbub to the huge gardens, with their beekeepers, lemon trees, secret ice-cream parlor and the loveliest pool with a palm tree in the middle.” One Tripadvisor user writes, “Waking up to the red skies with the snow topped Atlas Mountains in the horizon and birds singing away was a highlight. The shops in La Mamounia always have the best local jewelry, kaftans and orange blossom scents.” >> Book this hotel for less

The Oberoi, Marrakech (Marrakech Route de, Rte d’Ouarzazate; 212-525-081515) Marrakesh

Choose from rooms, suites and villas at this 28-acre Oberoi property. The Telegraph likes its “magnificent Arabo-Andalucian courtyard,” its “contemporary luxury informed by Morocco’s deep artistic heritage” and “drop-dead gorgeous views of the Atlas Mountains.” A Google reviewer writes that they “cannot fault the rooms, service or the food—it was all excellent. The hotel is about 30 minutes out from the city center which I had not realized. This is only a problem if you wanted to spend a lot of time in the souks or visiting monuments.” >> Book this hotel for less

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech (Av. de la Ménara; 212-5243-59200) Marrakesh

Condé Nast Traveler particularly likes this Four Seasons for families, given the touches such as “the gigantic white birdcage in the lobby and at night, the hotel is a sparkling, candlelit extravaganza. Children squeal over in-room surprises such as chocolate brownies, mini dressing gowns, and toy camels.” A Tripadvisor user calls “the setting super-convenient, not far from the medina and the airport. The external grounds and pools are out of this world! The best you can have close to Marrakech city center.” >> Book this hotel for less

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech (Rte Golf Royal; 212-5242-98888) Marrakesh

“Marrakech isn’t short on ultra-luxurious hotels,” writes The Telegraph, “but this Mandarin Oriental outpost makes a compelling pitch for being its finest. The show-stopping gardens set the tone, filled with 100,000 roses and dotted with 54 riad-style villas.” The hotel is about a 10-minute drive from the medina, but a Google reviewer liked staying put, thanks to the “spacious room with heated pool in the balcony. We were treated like princesses. The spa is great and the breakfast has so many options.” >> Book this hotel for less

Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech (Km 12 Route D’Amizmiz; 212-524-48780) Marrakesh

Condé Nast Traveler calls this 134-room hotel, about 30 minutes from the medina, asprawling oasis that offers an elevated take on barefoot luxury, with modern, palatial architecture, a vast swimming pool, a hammam-inspired spa and even a golf course (the largest in Marrakesh).” One Tripadvisor user liked their “deluxe suite had a large wraparound balcony overlooking the pool and the Atlas Mountains,” while another online reviewer writes that “the grounds are immaculate, the swimming pools heaven and the golf course superb. A true slice of paradise.” >> Book this hotel for less

Royal Mansour Marrakech (Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti; 212-5298-08080) Marrakesh

Live like a king at this hotel comprised of private riads, commissioned by King Mohammed VI in 2010. The Telegraph calls it “the gold standard of luxury hotels in Marrakesh. It was conceived as a ‘medina within a medina,’ on six acres of artfully planted gardens full of roses, honeysuckle and date palms.” The Jemaa el-Fna Square is walking distance away. A Tripadvisor user writes “my riad was amazing—1,800 square feet, beautifully furnished, rooftop terrace with fireplace and plunge pool.” >> Book this hotel for less