Where to Stay
Occupying a stunning 14th-century Kasbah townhouse that has been in the same family for generations, La Maison Blanche ( 212-539/370-336; lamaisonblanche tanger.com; doubles from US$128) opened in 2013 after a six-year renovation with nine guest rooms. Stylish, sophisticated, and perfectly situated, it is easily among the city's best places to stay.
The eclectic Aux 3 Portes ( 212-539/931592; aux3portes.com; doubles from US$160) offers just six rooms, each charming and distinct. Tucked away on the edge of the Kasbah, the hotel has a garden, views over the sea, and a series of communal spaces crowded with antiques and interesting pieces of furniture.
For rural splendor, head to Villa Joséphine ( 212-539/334-535; villajosephine-tanger .com; doubles from US$405) in the Old Mountain area just 10 minutes from the Kasbah. Once the home of Walter Harris—legendary Times correspondent, confidant of sultans, and author of Morocco That Was— it was converted into a luxurious 10-room boutique hotel with lush gardens, an inviting pool, and a charming library bar.
Strolling the narrow lanes of the Kasbah. Left: A modern take on seafood couscous at El Morocco Club.