Best Hotels in Fez, Morocco

Here, we list the best hotels in Fez as recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see here aggregate customer reviews from several platforms and are always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
This is a city in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fas-Meknas administrative region. Fez is one of the most important cities in the country and is also one of the most the populous. Fez is also popular for being situated at the crossroads of the important cities in the region which makes it important in Trans-Saharan Trade.
The city is home to several madrasa, mosques, zawiyas and city gates which still survive till today. The building features a spectacular design that includes Moorish and Moroccan architectural styles.
Fez is largely divided into two old medina quarters; Fes el Bali and Fes Jdid and also divided into the modern urban area of Ville Nouvelle. Fez historic center is listed as one of the World Heritage Site and is regarded by many as the world’s largest urban car-free zone.
The city is also famous for its University of Al Quaraouiyine; the university was founded in 859 and is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world.
Fez has been described over the years as the “Mecca of the West” or sometimes the “Athens of Africa”. As a result of such names and other reasons, the city is one of the most visited on the continent of Africa.
If you like our list of design hotels in Fez, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Cape Town or luxury hotels in Marrakech.
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What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Fez?

Fez, also written and pronounced as Fes, is the capital of the Fas- Meknes region, in inland Morocco. It is called the ‘Mecca of the West’. The city of Fez is also referred to, as the cultural capital of Morocco. Culinary practices are central to the city of Fez. This beautiful Moroccan city is the perfect blend of both, old structures and cultures, and new practices and lifestyle.

Ville Nouvelle
The neighbourhood of Ville Nouvelle is a contemporary style neighbourhood. One can spot several shopping locations, cafes and restaurants in this neighbourhood. One of the must-visit site of this neighbourhood is Majorelle Garden.

Fes El-Jdid
The neighbourhood of Fes El-Jdid is the central neighbourhood of the district. The main street of this neighbourhood, called the Grand Rue De Fes El- Jdid, is quite popular. There is a fine leather shop on this street. The neighbourhood of Fes El-Jdid is well known for its historical touch.

Fes El-Bali
This neighbourhood is one of the oldest regions of Fez. It was once the capital of the Idrisid dynasty. This region of Fez is also the world's largest car-free zone. Fes El- Bali is home to the oldest university in the world, University of Al- Karaouien. This neighbourhood is famous for its mint tea and magnificent gardens. The neighbourhood of Fes El- Bali is symbolic of the Moroccan heritage.

Nejjarine Square
The area of Nejjarine is more than a neighbourhood. It makes for a great tourist attraction. This area also houses a popular museum and several shops that sell wood and cabinet work.

Mellah
This neighbourhood is the Jewish Quarter of Fez. This beautiful area is abundant is dainty houses with iron windows and quaint balconies and porches.

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4.9 Riad Laaroussa Fez

Riad Laaroussa, Fez

Fodors

“Built around a lush courtyard garden—a tranquil oasis from the medina’s mayhem right on the doorstep—this 17th-century palace had fallen into disrepair before being rescued and rebuilt by its French-American owners, utilizing the skills of the city’s finest craftsmen.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Fez.

$125
4.5 Hotel Palais Amani Fez

Hotel Palais Amani, Fez

New York Times

“The sumptuous 15-room Palais Amani was created by a charming Franco-Moroccan woman from Montpellier and her family, which explains why it offers the pleasure of magnificently renovated Fassi décor with modern comforts, including air-conditioning and internet.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Fez, Morocco.

$185
4.8 Karawan Riad Fez

Karawan Riad, Fez

Fodors

“The nomadic French owners of this contemporary caravansary spent ten years reinventing this palatial 17th-century riad. Now seven sumptuous suites sit around a vast courtyard of soaring columns.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Fez.

$208
4.8 Ryad Mabrouka Fez

Hotel Ryad Mabrouka, Fez

Lonely Planet

“An old favourite, Mabrouka is a large, meticulously restored Arab-Andalucian townhouse whose owners go the extra mile for guests and strive to employ sustainable practices. There are eight rooms, all with little extras to make your stay more special.”

$104
4.5 Sahrai Hotel Fez

Hotel Sahrai, Fez

Lonely Planet

“This smart hotel venture from the owners of Riad Fès blends the comforts of a modern luxury stay with all the charm of Fez’ Moroccan heritage. Deluxe rooms and junior suites have wonderful infinity-pool views.”

$225
4.1 Funky Fes

Bed & Breakfast Funky Fes, Fez

Lonely Planet

“Fez’ original, Spanish-owned hostel is still the best, offering up good cheap backpacker beds close to Bab el-Jdid. It’s a youthful and social place, with more dorm beds than you might imagine.”

$99