As Western Morocco’s beautiful and exotic port city and rich commercial hub, Casablanca is a metropolis brimming with urban sophistication, stunning landmarks, and exquisite flavours. Its beautiful Moorish buildings meld a French-colonial legacy and a traditional Arab style, while maze-like stone alleyways pierce through the vibrant cityscape.
Whether you marvel at the glass-floored Hassan II mosque, dive into the many museums, or stroll through the high-rise downtown, a day out in Casablanca will fill you with admiration for the city’s unique cultural landscape.
In Casablanca, plenty of Art Deco buildings have been transformed into graceful boutique hotels, adding an eclectic twist to the city’s luxury accommodation scene. Here are our best cool and unusual hotels in Casablanca, Morocco (in no particular order)…
1. Villa Blanca Urban Hotel – a cool, hip and fun hotel perfect for partying Millennials and Gen Zs
Set in the chic district of Ain Diab on the Corniche of Casablanca, Villa Blanca boasts a refined design on one of the most famous maritime boulevards of the economic capital.
A piece of gastronomic Paris is resembled in the on-site restaurant, brimming with authenticity and conviviality, while equipped with a terrace offering a breathtaking view.
The Skybar is a spot transformed into an intimate lounge space by night, where dimmed lights and captivating music emanate an eclectic atmosphere.
You can indulge in a memorable wellness ritual at the Villa Blanca spa, and make use of its 3 cabins, 2 hammams, relaxation rooms, and hydromassage chairs.
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2. Boutique Hotel Gauthier – an ultra-creative and exotic boutique hotel that features funky interiors and a cool vibe
Situated in the heart of the golden triangle, Boutique Hotel Gauthier is your perfect base camp for exploring Casablanca’s famous attractions.
The atmosphere of this charismatic hotel beautifully reflects the art of living. Prepare to be greeted with a warm welcome from the charming staff presence, before paying a visit to the hotel’s various lounges and terraces.
A graceful fireplace bar presents harmonious décor with original fabrics, while a true haven of peace and serenity is provided in The Patio Restaurant.
Here, you can take your tastebuds on a culinary journey through French and Mediterranean cuisine, and sample delicious tapas in a youthful, dynamic atmosphere.
- To book, check prices or availability for Boutique Hotel Gauthier
3. Le Casablanca Hotel – one of the most Instagrammable and beautiful upscale hotels in Casablanca
With its uncluttered architecture reminiscent of the beautiful Art Deco period, Le Casablanca Hotel brings a cosy elegance to an urban resort atmosphere.
The on-site Lounge Bar immerses you in a world of glamour through a selection of geometric mirrors that surround the portraits of sixties celebrities, while La Terrasse Jasmin offers a soothing atmosphere by the pool and garden area.
The Pavilion Restaurant blends freshness, finesse, and vitality through a rich and varied buffet, and when the cherry trees are in blossom, the hotel opens its doors to Le Garden, a graceful cocktail bar set within the lush, manicured gardens.
Further in-house offerings include a jazz bar, another gourmet restaurant, and a blissful spa and wellness centre.
- To book, check prices or availability for Le Casablanca Hotel
4. LHOSTEL à Casablanca – a unique and wonderful Moorish-style boutique guesthouse that has a decorative tile entrance and a striking design
Colourful, traditional, and full of charm, LHostel welcomes you down a long and thin pathway into an elegant standalone property, where five-star comforts are etched into an atmosphere of old-world elegance.
Around the property’s exterior you will find lush open-air spaces made up of quaint seating areas and thatched umbrellas, while the insides pay homage to a more colonial style of intimacy. In the rooms, soothing walls of bright colours surround the quirky patterned beds, and the comforts of home are oozed from luxury fabrics and high-end amenities.
The hotel is ideally located in the Oasis district, separated from the city centre and the beach by only a short tram journey.
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5. ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Sidi Maarouf – a cool, sleek and contemporary hotel that blends elegance, comfort and great design
Offering a relaxing outdoor space dotted by greenery, ONOMO Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel where charm and sophistication meet in a friendly atmosphere.
A dark ambiance sets a mood of mystique around the property, graced by a glamorous undertone set through a charming arrangement of luxury seating areas in the communal spaces.
The bedrooms are minimalist and functional, with comfy box spring beds set against a traditional brick wall, while quirky LED lights adding a flair of vibrancy. Each unit is fitted with a TV with satellite channels, and some rooms offer a kitchenette and fully stocked minibar.
- To book, check prices or availability for ONOMO Hotel Casablanca Sidi Maarouf
6. Riad Hamdani – a gorgeous one-of-a-kind gem of a place that offers home comforts and exotic decor
Here we have an oasis of greenery and tranquillity, set on a 7000 m2 estate. The property has undergone a recent head-to-toe revamp, with the charming installation of a shimmering pool, a gym, a Moroccan hammam, and a large garden.
Flowers and plants invite nature to suffuse the property with a graceful charm, while vivid colours and abstract artwork radiate character and sophistication.
The 10 guestrooms blend the essence of local craftsmanship with a sense of modern comfort, topped with first-rate Moroccan hospitality and a cosmopolitan flair. The knowledgeable, multicultural staff presence means speakers of French, English, Arabic, German, and Dutch will feel totally at home here.
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7. Art Palace Suites & Spa – a stylish striking all-suite hotel where guests can immerse themselves in historic elegance and charm
Refined luxury and comfort ooze through the interiors at Art Palace Suites & Spa, a haven where each space reflects the singularity of a particular era or a historical character.
Riad El Fenn, the tea room, is a nest of Moroccan culture, covered with flowery ornaments and traditional fabric embroidered in the skalli style.
The Art Age restaurant boasts décor combining chic, western and oriental styles, while the bold design of The 4 Lounge Bar complements its quaint musical atmosphere. Meanwhile, The Living Room utilizes sweet and savoury elements with Moroccan specialties to offer an exquisite breakfast.
A true sanctuary of peace is presented at O-Zen Spa, where the harmonious and soothing sounds blend beautifully with the sweet scents of Jasmine.
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8. Hotel Moroccan House – a sophisticated hotel that features a typical Moroccan setting
Hotel Moroccan House combines a pure Moroccan Riad setting with an arty boutique ambiance to mark the advent of a new generation of hotels in Casablanca.
Decorated in bold colours, the 55 guestrooms exude luxury through handcrafted décor which sits beautifully amid plush fabrics and materials.
The hotel is famed for its exceptional cuisine, and offers classes for anyone wanting to discover the secrets of Moroccan gastronomy.
Every day there is a different menu, allowing you to sample the very best of the local culinary delights. A space of relaxation and purification is provided in the wellness space, where an unforgettable moment of vitality awaits in the form of a traditional Moroccan hammam.
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Moroccan House
9. Boutique Hôtel Le DOGE – Relais & Châteaux – a colorful, kitsch, and swanky hotel to stay in Casablanca
This former mansion was built in the 1930s, and lies in the peaceful Art Deco district of Casablanca. Renovated with the aim of preserving all its authenticity, its refined period decorations evoke maximum quality, with each of the 16 rooms inspired by the style of an individual artist from the Art Deco period.
At Le Doge, the convenience of a personalized service and an atmosphere of modern comfort are combined with a sense of timeless elegance.
The restaurant ‘Le Jasmine’ offers traditional Moroccan cuisine in a warm setting, and is attached to a Lounge Bar/Library which boasts a period fireplace by which you can indulge in relaxation and cosiness.
Meanwhile, the rooftop Dodge Café provides signature cocktails and Mediterranean dishes which you can taste in the iridescent backdrop of Casablanca’s urban landscape.
- To book, check prices or availability for Boutique Hôtel Le DOGE – Relais & Châteaux
10. The Fourteen Luxury Boutique Hotel – a cool and unique boutique hotel that offers modern decor and great amenities
Revel in understated luxury at this elegant boutique, set in the Maarif district of Casablanca. Once you enter through the townhouse doors, a charming interior aesthetic is set by abstract art, potted plants, and hip décor, paving the way for a city break brimming with colour and sophistication.
Comfy seating areas and neutral hues evoke intimacy, while modern opulence shines in the guestrooms through plush fabrics.
A blissful terrace hangout spot invites travellers to relish scintillating cityscape views, offering an idyllic space to savour a morning coffee. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine, and a luxury bathroom.
- To book, check prices or availability for The Fourteen Luxury Boutique Hotel
11. Dar Zakia – a tranquil boutique-style property where guests can relax their minds and bodies among gorgeous surroundings
Tradition meets modernity in an expansive bucolic setting at Dar Kazia, a lavish hotel located a short drive from downtown. All of the guestrooms are draped in luxe tapestries which exude a typically Moroccan ambiance, embellished with hanging lamps, textured rugs, and patterned ceiling beams.
The interiors of the property are coloured in bronze and beiges, beautifully contrasting the greenery outside on the lush, manicured lawns.
A peaceful stroll through the grounds eventually lands you at the glittery outdoor pool, which is surrounded by soaring trees and invites you to dive right into the peace and serenity of nature.
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12. ODYSSEE Boutique Hotel Casablanca – an intimate boutique hotel close to popular points of interest
A dazzling, stripy façade welcomes you into a world of splendour at this four-star retreat. A grand staircase decorated with rough stone will lead you to your secluded sanctuary which presents a fresh, bespoke design, as well as 5-star bedding, a high-quality soundproofing system, and plush linens.
The hotel is trendy and modern, but also authentic and warm, and is brimming with history in every nook and cranny. The hotel’s jewel ‘The Gallery’ is a unique space full of planted trees and flowers, pierced by a tall dome that welcomes in the natural light.
The restaurant embraces an Art Deco vibe, and is an exhibition space for talented young Moroccan artists who showcase their modern, colourful artwork. These pieces set the tone for a night of opulence, preparing you for an evening of delicious seasonal cuisine.
- To book, check prices or availability for ODYSSEE Boutique Hotel Casablanca
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Scott started his travelling life back in 1999, when he headed off on a solo jaunt to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with just a backpack, a camera and a spirit for adventure. After that, the travel bug bit hard and now he is always seeking to head off somewhere new. Over the years he has lived in Italy, Qatar, Ireland, UK and the US but his spiritual home will always be Rome as this is the city which most satisfies his unrelenting craving for culture, good food and great football. Scott loves nothing better than to be behind the camera and also runs his own blog and Instagram page. He also counts Melbourne, Cape Town and Tel Aviv among his favourite places. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @scottbalaam