Most of the Casablanca hotels that visitors frequent can either be found in the city center or in the trendy, coastal suburb of Ain Diab. As for the hotels in Casablanca that can be found in the relatively small medina area, they are widely considered to be overpriced and under equipped. While Morocco's largest city has often gotten a bad rap in the past when it comes to lodging options, some newer hotels have sprung up in the core of the city, while many older hotels have recently undergone renovations. The lodging scene in Casablanca is more attractive than ever, and while the choices have increased in recent years, it's still a good idea to book ahead. Finding a good hotel in Casablanca at the last minute can prove difficult, especially during the peak summer months, with August being especially busy.
Some of the best Morocco luxury hotels can be found in the country's largest city, and they include the Hyatt Regency (pictured). This upscale hotel in Casablanca enjoys a fantastic central location, and its guest units are among the best in town. There are 255 total guest rooms and suites at the Hyatt Regency, and standard amenities include satellite TV programming, a mini bar, individual climate control, a safe, high-speed internet access, and windows that can be opened. Around the clock room service is available, and guests will also enjoy 24-hour concierge service. The concierge service can come in handy when trying to plan tours or find a good restaurant. As attractive as Casablanca's dining scene is, guests at the Hyatt Regency don't have to leave the hotel to find something good to eat. In addition to an inviting café that specializes in "fusion" cuisine, the hotel also features an excellent traditional Moroccan restaurant. There is a lot to like when it comes to the Hyatt Regency Casablanca, and guests won't have trouble keeping busy thanks to the relatively complete facilities. These facilities include a fitness center where spa treatments can be enjoyed, an attractive outdoor pool, and a collection of business and meeting rooms.
While the rates at the most upscale Casablanca hotels are relatively low, some travelers will prefer a good mid-price hotel. Cheap lodging in Casablanca is also easy to come by, which is good news for budget-minded travelers. As for those who are looking for a good mid-price hotel in Casablanca, the Barcelo Casablanca is hard to top. The Barcelo offers lots of great amenities, including free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and 24-hour room service, and it also enjoys a good central location. As is true of the more expensive Hyatt, the guest units at the Barcelo boast a modern decor, and both rooms and suites are available. The most attractive rooms offer views of the city's impressive mosque, and the larger suites also feature Jacuzzi tubs. Outside of the clean and comfortable rooms and suites, guests at this delightful hotel in Casablanca will find an a la carte restaurant that specializes in Moroccan and Spanish food, a snack bar, a tea room, and a buffet restaurant. The facilities also include five meeting rooms that business travelers can take advantage of. Since many travelers pass on the relatively lackluster Casablanca airport accommodations, more upscale hotels like the Barcelo offer airport transfer services for a reasonable fee.
During the summer, the Casablanca hotels that can be found in the coastal suburb of Ain Diab figure among the most popular hotels around. One of the best is the Hotel Riad Salam, which enjoys an inviting beachfront location. This might not be the best beach in Morocco, but it is attractive nonetheless. The suburb's great dining and nightlife scenes also make it a popular place to hang out during the warmer months. In addition to enjoying access to the beach, guests at the recently-renovated Hotel Riad Salam will also be able to enjoy other recreational amenities. These include a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, a full-service spa and health club, and a golf course. When guests aren't engaging in recreational activities during their stay at the Hotel Riad Salam, they can visit the onsite restaurant to get a good meal. They can also relax in their clean and comfortable rooms. All of the guest rooms here are well equipped, and standard in-room amenities that guests can expect to enjoy include bathrobes, a mini refrigerator, a mini bar, and satellite TV. As a side note, travelers who are interested in staying in the Ain Diab suburb will also want to keep the Villa Blanca Hotel in mind. Like the Hotel Riad Salam, it is one of the top choices.
While cheap lodging in Casablanca isn't hard to come by, budget-minded travelers will find that some options are better than others. One of the best discount Casablanca hotels is the Hotel Galia, which can be found in the center of town near the main CTM bus station. As is true of the city's other discount hotels, the Hotel Galia offers relatively few frills. That being said, the rooms are clean and feature tiled floors and private bathrooms. One of the best things about the Hotel Galia is that it features a communal computer that guests can use to surf the internet at no extra charge. There are other attractive options when it comes to cheap lodging in Casablanca, so travelers shouldn't fret if the Galia is full. Some other options worth considering include the Hotel Astrid and the Youth Hostel. The former offers some of the quietest discount rooms in town, while the latter is a popular hostel that features some of the lowest rates available.