Marrakech, Morocco Hotels
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Marrakech is a city like no other. Located at the foot of the Atlas mountains, the city is buzzing with noise, exotic smells, life, and history. If you are struggling to find cheap hotels in Marrakech that still ooze charm, then check out this guide. You will be surprised by the great deals you can get in this wonderfully chaotic city.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Marrakech, Morocco

Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura
Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura
Rue Djebel Alakhdar Bab Doukkala, Medina, Marrakech
from $190
Novotel Marrakech Hivernage (ex Novotel Suites)
from $9
Eden Andalou 5 Aquapark & Spa - NON REFUNDABLE ROOM
from $112
Hivernage and Spa Hotel
Hivernage and Spa Hotel
Angle Avenue Echouhada et Rue des Temples Hivernag, Marrakech
from $16
Dar Ihssane
Dar Ihssane
14 Deb Chorfa El Kebir, Marrakech
from $32
Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial Hotel
Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial Hotel
Rue Haroun Errachid Marrakech 40000 Morocco, Hivernage
from $21
Al Fassia Aguedal
Al Fassia Aguedal
9 bis, Zone Touristique de l'Aguedal Km 2, route de l'Ourika, Marrakech
from $128
Riad Villa Almeria Hotel & Spa
Riad Villa Almeria Hotel & Spa
54 Bis Derb Zemrane Bab Berrima, Mellah, Medina, Marrakech
from $6
Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa Marrakech
Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa Marrakech
Km 8 Route D Amezmiz, Marrakech
from $27
Kenzi Farah Marrakech
Kenzi Farah Marrakech
Avenue du President Kennedy Marrakech 40000 Morocc, Hivernage
from $90
More About Marrakech, Morocco Hotels...

Hotels Near the Airport

Marrakech’s Menara Airport is located six kilometers southwest of the city center. The shuttle bus No. 19 runs from the airport to the town center every hour between 6:00am and 12:25am, and to the airport between 6:00am and 11:40pm. It costs Dh 30 for a single trip or Dh 50 for a round trip. You can also take a taxi from parking lot 1. Fares are about Dh 80, with a 50 percent increase at night. 

If you would like to stay in a hotel near the airport you could try Hotel Amme, Ryad Mogador Menzah Apart Hotel, or Ryad Dar Ihssane. Hotel Amme is a 3-star hotel in the district of Gueliz. Rooms can be booked from USD 37. The Ryad Mogador Menzah and Ryad Dar Ihssane are both 4-star hotels with rooms starting at USD 37.

Cheap Spa Hotels

No visit to Marrakech would be the same without a visit to a traditional hamman or spa. Ryad al Jana is a romantic 3-star hotel in Marrakech's old town. For only USD 45 per night you can get access to the indoor pool, massages, facial treatments and body scrubs.  At the Riad Nabila you can get spa treatments, use the indoor pool and even arrange a babysitter or for childcare while you are induldging. Rooms start at USD 39. The Ondaya Hotel & Spa has a lovely outdoor swimming pool and a sauna. Rooms at this 3-star hotel can be booked from USD 37. The Moroccan House Hotel Marrakech is a 3-star hotel near Djamma el Fna and the Palais des Congres. With rooms starting from USD 37, you can make use of the in-house hamman, a children's pool, free wifi and a restaurant.

Hotels in the Medina

The medina is the old, historic part of the city. It is right in the center, which means it is also close to lots of sights, including Djemma el Fna, the souqs, or the Ben Youssef Mosque. Riad Casa Mera Shalimar and Riad Mogador Marrakech are two lovely 3-star hotels with rooms starting at USD 37, including breakfast.  

Great Airbnb Accomodation

If you prefer staying in a more personal environment than hotels, then you could consider staying in Airbnb accomodation. Airbnb features rooms, apartments or entire houses rented out by private individuals. They are often cheaper than hotels and a great option for those who prefer more privacy. Airbnb rooms in Marrakech start at USD 34, apartments at USD 95, and houses at USD 190 per night.

Top Five Things to Do in Marrakesh

The historic market Djemma el Fna in the center is really the heart of Marrakesh. From food stalls to top restaurants, including snake charmers, jugglers, fortune tellers, and henna tattoo ladies, this square is buzzing with life. 

The souqs are a huge network of undercover markets where you can buy anything from spices, carpets, leather goods, jewellery, pottery, animals, or wonderful handicrafts. If you like shopping and bargaining, you will enjoy yourself tremendously. Make sure you take a compass with you to avoid getting lost, as the souqs are huge and there are many little streets and alleyways. You could literally spend a whole day in these enormous markets and still not see all of the stalls.

The Saadian Tombs are beautifully preserved tombs of the Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour and 66 members of his family. The Saadian dynasty ruled much of southern Morocco during the 16th and 17th centuries. The tombs are open daily except for Tuesdays. Get there early to avoid the tour groups and the heat.

The Ali Ben Youssef Medersa and Mosque was built in the 16th century by the Saadians and was able to house up to 900 religious students. The buildings are beautifully preserved and you can explore the tiny rooms where the students used to live. 

The ancient Marrakech tannery is a fascinating place to visit if you would like to find out how raw leather material is turned into beautiful fine leather goods. Make sure to bring a bunch of mint stems to hold under your nose though as the smell is very pungent.

When to go

Marrakech is best avoided in the summer months as it get very hot during this time. The weather from September to May is very pleasant though. If you don't mind the heat then you could consider heading to Marrakech for the incredible Fantasia Festival in July. Fantasia is a magnificent horse-riding festival with hundreds of locals participating in traditional costumes. The Marrakech Popular Arts Festival is also held in July. This annual festival attracts folk singers, dancers, fortune-tellers, acting troupes, snake charmers, fire-swallowers and more, from all over Morocco.

Top Resources for Marrakech

If you are the owner of a smart phone, consider getting some of the following apps to make your stay in Marrakech as convenient as possible. The Marrakech Map and Walks walking tour app for example comes with a detailed and fully functional city map to help you explore the city and locate sights. 

The Marrakech Riad Travel Guide app is a free guide to Marrakech, written by Mike Wood, a British expat based in Marrakech, with ten years personal experience living in the city.

The Trip Advisor Marrakech City Guide is a great app to plan your visits to restaurants, attractions, and hotels, all available offline.

Marrakech is a fascinating city with a plethora of things to do, and as you can see there are plenty of top Marrakesh hotel deals around too for your next visit to Morocco. The only question now is which one to choose?