Popularized by the self-titled Hollywood romance starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart, the ‘White City’ of Casablanca has long been North Africa’s most glamorous destination. Whilst most Moroccan cities lead with their rustic medinas and Amazigh heritage, Casablanca is all about upscale shopping, dining, and modern living.
To help visitors find the right setting for indulging in these mandatory frivolities, our editors have selected the best stays in Casablanca.
Le Casablanca Hotel, Racine
Le Casablanca Hotel is the White City’s most glamorous hotel and spa. Its confident Art Deco style is complemented by marble chessboard floors, gold chrome accents, and crushed velvet furnishings. And yes, there’s a jazz bar too; one of several popular meeting places this hotel boasts. Bringing the outdoors into its Art Deco nest, the creative gourmet Mediterranean restaurant La Pergola is another favorite. The hotel’s upscale status is complemented by its location in the trendy Racine neighborhood, favored for its equally upscale shopping. What’s more, its equidistance between Lalla Meryem Beach and the Old Medina gives it a ‘best of both’ edge over other top Casablanca hotels.
Address: 19 Bd Moulay Rachid, Casablanca 20660
Rooms: From $250 per night
Four Seasons Casablanca, La Corniche
Perfectly positioned beside Lalla Meryem Beach and the high-end retailers of Anfaplace Mall, the Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca boasts one of the most desirable coastal addresses of any hotel in the city. Whilst being satisfyingly modern, the hotel woos guests with traditional Moroccan touches. Its character-defining feature, however, is the floor-to-ceiling windows which not only bathe guests in natural light but also afford optimal ocean views. The coastline can also be appreciated from Bleu, the hotel’s pop-up charcoal restaurant which specializes in serving Mediterranean grill cuisine. Meanwhile, the hotel spa pulls through with signature treatments that only further establish Four Season’s high standards.
Address: Boulevard de la Corniche, Casablanca
Rooms: From $440 per night
Le Palace D’Anfa, Racine
Situated at the heart of The Golden Triangle, Casablanca’s chicest neighborhood, Le Palace D’Anfa is a credit to its prestigious location. An abundance of refined boutiques and top-rated cafes and restaurants sit right on its doorstep. Once inside, its elegant muted interiors create a restful sense of comfort and tranquility amongst the humming streets of Morocco’s largest city. This is further complemented by the top-notch Seven Spa and Fitness centre featuring its own hammam. Le Palace D’Anfa experience is completed at Dar el BAdii, an authentic Moroccan restaurant that serves some of the most coveted tagines in town.
Address: 171 Bd d’Anfa, Casablanca 20600
Rooms: From $130 per night
Mövenpick Casablanca, Arab League Park
Mövenpick Casablanca masters business and pleasure in equal measure. Surrounded by the buzz of the business district, this hotel provides meeting and event venues and services that are always on point. Meanwhile, its choice of three restaurants and bars each provide a suave setting to wine and dine clients. On certain evenings, the rooftop restaurant 16ème Floor levels up the atmosphere with a live DJ. But on any day of the week, there are few better places to sip on a cocktail at sunset. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Mövenpick Casablanca likes to spoil guests with memorable experiences like the daily ‘Chocolate Hour’.
Address: Ave Hassan II, Casablanca 20070
Rooms: From $140 per night
Hotel Gauthier, Gauthier
Boutique Hotel Gauthier is an establishment designed for those who know how to appreciate art and style. Each uniquely curated room fashions a bold and ultra-modern design highlighted by cool contemporary art. Its design prestige is graciously elevated by its location in The Golden Triangle beside the Villa of Arts, Casablanca’s leading arts destination. The pièce de résistance, however, might just be Le Patio, the delectable French Mediterranean restaurant surrounded by towering acid-green plants that create a secret oasis in the center of the city. And yes, the dishes are as bold as the hotel itself.
Address: Rue Ilya Abou Madi, Casablanca 20250
Rooms: From $85 per night
Hyatt Regency Casablanca, Derb Ghlef
The Hyatt Regency Casablanca perfectly blends the best of traditional Moroccan style and culture with the grandeur of a world-renowned hotel brand. From the suites to the spa and outdoor swimming pool, everything in the hotel is timelessly modern, and even the fine-combed details are executed with a lavish touch. While the hotel itself represents cosmopolitan Casablanca, the restaurant Dar Beida invites guests to sample desert life as they dine on gourmet Moroccan cuisine inside the hotel’s very own traditional Berber tent. Located in the historical city center, this cultural immersion continues as soon as you step out the door.
Address: Pl. des Nations Unies, Casablanca 20000
Rooms: From $180 per night
Art Palace Suites & Spa, Gauthier
The Art Palace Suites & Spa is the Casablanca destination for those looking for luxurious eclectic accommodation in the city. From the simple and elegant to the loud and goudy, the small boutique spa hotel has curated each of its rooms to reflect a different historical or design era. After a sound sleep on a four-poster bed, eat the delicious daily breakfast on The Living Room’s leopard print chairs and return for colorful artsy cocktails in the evening. In between, indulge in the more traditional side of Morocco with dinner in the hotel restaurant Riad El Fenn and spine-tingling massage and hammam treatments in the O-Zen Spa.
Address: 4, Rue du Soldat Maurice Benhammou, Casablanca 20370
Rooms: From $145 per night
Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Casa Port
The contemporary Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche is the ideal base for exploring the city and beyond, and not just because it’s conveniently located beside the Casa Port train station. From the fitness center and spa to the meeting rooms and bars, it delivers all of the amenities for the cosmopolitan business or pleasure traveler to an exceptional standard. Speaking of cosmopolitan, the elegant Le Casart bar serves arty cocktails and live piano music late into the night. As Casablanca’s second-largest building, you’ll wake up in the morning to incomparable city views from one of the panoramic suites.
Address: Rue Sidi Belyout, Casablanca 20000
Rooms: From $185 per night
Suite Hotel Casa Diamond, Arab League Park
With its couture-esque suites featuring mirrored walls, quilted headboards, and gold-trimmed furnishings, the five-star Suite Hotel Casa Diamond is as flashy as the name sounds. Although thoroughly modern, its sense of glamor lends to the A-list reputation this city earned from the 1942 Hollywood film ‘Casablanca’. The hotel is situated beside the calm and leafy Arab League Park in the business district, allowing it to offer a welcome sense of serenity in a city for business and pleasure travelers. Its quiet rooftop bar overlooking the park might just be a better place to relax than the park itself.
Address: Angle Avenue Hassan II et, Rue Othmane Ibn Affane, Casablanca 20070
Rooms: From $105 per night
Hôtel Particulier Le Doge, Gauthier
Elevate your stay in the White City at Hôtel Particulier Le Doge, a former private mansion on the medina’s doorstep that has been transformed into a Relais & Châteaux favorite. Whilst the hotel promises all the perks of an ultra-luxury hotel brand, including a top-rated Moroccan spa, it maintains the coziness it achieved as a private home. From the individually decorated maximalist suites, the hotel’s red velvet staircase leads to Le Jasmine, an intimate dining room featuring a lounge bar-library and period fireplace. Its sultry setting is only heightened by the top-notch Moroccan fare, drinks, and service (especially the room service).
Address: 9 Rue Dr Veyre, Casablanca 20250
Rooms: From $180 per night
Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers (Marriott), Derb Omar
Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers is a no-fuss contemporary five-star destination in the White City’s historic quarter for business and pleasure travelers. A 10-minute walk from the train station and less to the medina, it’s easy to reach and ideally positioned for exploring. With a coffee shop, an all-day-dining Moroccan restaurant, and a cocktail bar among other amenities, the Sheraton Casablanca provides everything its guests might need under one roof with exceptional service to boot. However, the hotel may just be better known for its elegant meeting spaces and function rooms which host everything from international business events to weddings with precision.
Address: 100 Av. des FAR, Casablanca 20000
Rooms: From $145 per night
Kenzi Tower Hotel, Gauthier
Located in one of Casablanca’s 28-story Twin Center towers in the Maârif district, Kenzi Tower Hotel is an icon of Casablanca’s skyline. From the restaurants and bars to suites, the hotel complements its exterior grandeur with chic contemporary interiors throughout. While the views the hotel affords from the suites are incredible, they’re best enjoyed from the highly praised 27th-floor gourmet restaurant Sense or the SKY 28 tapas and cocktail lounge with live music playing in the background. However, the hotel’s highlight might just be the O’SPA by CINQ MONDES, the luxury spa brand that offers leading spa and wellness services worldwide.
Address: Casablanca Twin Center, Bd Mohamed Zerktouni, Casablanca 21000
Rooms: From $160 per night
Vichy Célestins Spa Hôtel Casablanca, Bouznika
Vichy Célestins Spa Hôtel Casablanca is a leading health and wellness destination on a quiet coastal stretch an hour north of the city centre. Whether you’re looking for professional assistance with slimming, detox, burnout, or another health and wellness-related goal, Vichy Célestins’ wellness clinic provides a specially curated program to help you reach it using the highly regarded five-step Vichy Method. Meanwhile, its spa offers everything from classic treatments like massages and facials to cryotherapy, body sculpting, and endermologie®. Between activities and care, guests get to put their feet up and appreciate the hotel’s modern five-star suites, relaxation areas, and ocean views.
Address: Bouznika Road Dar-el-Beida, Bouznika 20250
Rooms: From $205 per night