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Atlas Essaouira & SPA
5 out of 5
Boulevard Mohamed V, Essaouira
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The price is $70 per night
0.94 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (698 reviews)

"Clean and close to everything. Good staff as well who were very helpful"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Atlas Essaouira & SPA
Dar Darkom a homy style accomodation
Essaouira, Marrakech-Safi
The price is $85 per night
0.07 mi from city center
Dar Darkom a homy style accomodation
Riad Mimouna
4 out of 5
62, Rue D'Oujda, Essaouira
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The price is $54 per night
0.09 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (180 reviews)

"Very helpful, kind staff. Spectacular views from restaurant and rooftop terrace. We had a ocean view "mini-suite". That made it a special treat to have the view, and crashing waves right out of the window. The rooms have limited outlets, and lighting, but that is not a major inconvenience."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Riad Mimouna
Madada Mogador
3.5 out of 5
5 rue Youssef Elfassi, Essaouira
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The price is $122 per night
0.17 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)

"Great hotel with view of the water. Definitely stop by the"…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Madada Mogador
Riad Mumtaz Mahal
4 out of 5
5 rue Youssef El Fassi, Essaouira
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The price is $60 per night
0.19 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (94 reviews)
Wow! 10 on 10!

"Oh wow! What do I say about this place. It was an awesome experience, comfortable clean and cozy. This is the most authentic Moroccan/Arabic themed hotel we saw. The Ros are so classy, comfortable and cozy. Well located and away from the extremely noisy places. The terrace area was fantastic with ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

Riad Mumtaz Mahal
Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
5 out of 5
Domaine Mogador Diabat, Essaouira
The price is $105 per night
3.07 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (217 reviews)

"The property itself is beautiful with the views of the beach and golf course, but the staff are what make it remarkable. They are simply so kind and make you feel well cared for. It was an extremely relaxing stay."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel
5 out of 5
Avenue Mohamed V, Essaouira
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The price is $69 per night
0.43 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (521 reviews)

"came here for 4 nights with some friends.the hotel is situated quite close(5mins)from Medina,across the road from the beach.it is advertised as a 5 star,but to be honest,is more 4 star.it has a worn look in some ways-paintwork etc.some of the staff were so so nice,reception staff not so really.when ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel
Riad Sidi Magdoul
2 out of 5
21 Rue Sidi Abdesmih, Essaouira
The price is $20 per night
0.07 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (84 reviews)
Amazing location in clean Riad with lovely staff

"Very friendly and helpful staff who speak good English. The room was very clean. Its an amazing location; very central."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

Riad Sidi Magdoul
Hotel Riad Villa Maroc
3 out of 5
10 Rue Abdellah Ben Yassine, Essaouira
The price is $156 per night
0.14 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (72 reviews)

"Gorgeous, old fashioned charm, fabulous location and wonderful staff!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2019

Hotel Riad Villa Maroc
Riad Raoud Rayhan
4 out of 5
24 Rue Laalouj, Essaouira
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night
0.11 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (83 reviews)

"Good shower water. Room is very tiny. Very clean. Good breakfast. Good location."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Riad Raoud Rayhan
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Visiting Essaouira

History buffs will enjoy exploring Essaouira, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. This tucked away city also attracts tourists with its live music.

  • There are 189 hotels and other accommodations in Essaouira
  • The closest major airport is in Essaouira (ESU-Mogador), 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Essaouira

The city is well known for its live music scene and cultural venues like Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Skala de la Ville, Mellah, and Skala du Port. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and such places to visit as Essaouira Beach and Sidi Kaouki Beach.

In Essaouira, you'll be able to select from 189 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Ryad Watier - Guests who stay at this 3-star riad in Medina can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Riad Perle D'eau - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this riad. Guests who stay at this 4-star riad in Medina can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • Villa Quieta - This 4-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and comfortable, quiet rooms.

Dressing for Essaouira

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 66°F and the nighttime average to be 53°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 70°F during the day and 58°F at night
  • July through September averages 73°F during the day and 64°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 73°F during the day and 54°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Essaouira is 0.35 inches
  • Hottest months are usually September and October with an average temperature of 72°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 54°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Essaouira?
Villa Quieta is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Essaouira Beach. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Ryad Watier and Dar Dayana.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Essaouira, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view top deals in Essaouira.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Essaouira?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Essaouira, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Essaouira?
Based on reviews, Riad Inna & Watersports Center is a popular 3.5-star riad for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Mogador Ryad Essaouira and Dar El Paco.
What's the best place to stay in Medina?
With 145 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Ryad Watier is the highest ranked property in Medina. This 3-star riad offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Essaouira Beach. Other favorite options in the area include Riad Chbanate and Riad Perle D’eau.
What's a favorite place to stay in Essaouira Coast?
In this neighborhood, you’ll find 12 places to stay. Riad Zahra is a favorite with our customers staying in Essaouira Coast. This 4-star riad offers 2 restaurants and free breakfast. It is located a short 6-minute walk from Essaouira Beach. Travelers also recommend Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel and Hotel Miramar as top choices in the neighborhood.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Essaouira?
Atlas Essaouira & SPA is a top 5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a private beach and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Riad Raoud Rayhan and Riad Zahra.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Essaouira?
Dar Rahaothello is a favorite 3-star B&B for couples, and features premium bedding and fireplaces. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Riad Les Deux Mondes and Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Essaouira?
Dar Loulema is a top guesthouse for people traveling with their pets, and offers a rooftop terrace and concierge services for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Dar Nafoura Mogador and Emeraude Essaouira.
What's the best hotel to stay with easy access to Essaouira Beach?
Atlas Essaouira & SPA is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a private beach. It’s located just a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Essaouira Beach. Other good choices close by include Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel and Villa Quieta.
What about the best place to stay close to Place Moulay el Hassan?
One of the top choices for your stay is Riad Mumtaz Mahal, located next to Place Moulay el Hassan, and this 4-star riad offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Atlas Essaouira & SPA and Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa-MGallery by Sofitel are other good choices nearby.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Essaouira?
Villa Quieta is a top 4-star beachfront riad with 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Riad Mumtaz Mahal and Mogador Ryad Essaouira. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Essaouira Beach or Sidi Kaouki Beach.

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