Strategically placed to overlook the city, Les Mérinides is popular with those who seek a resort-style hotel with modern amenities and don't mind the drive a few minutes up from the medina. The views of Fez el-Bali from the pool—nicely raised above the fray—are some of the best in town. In the rooms, the color scheme feels somewhat dated with golden tones and reddish-brown furnishings. The third-floor restaurant serves elegant international and Moroccan cuisine overlooking
the Fassi skyline. The only drawback is dependence on transportation.