You do need one of those kids to help you find it when the taxi (which you shouldn't pay more than 100 dirham for from the airport) drops you off. You're closer than you think, but it's good to get help the first time. You likely won't need assistance for the remainder of your trip.
Ahmed greeted us very hospitably on our arrival and served lovely syrupy mint tea (remember to ask for half the sugar if you prefer, tea in Marrakech is served very sweet in general). The check-in process took a while, but it was easy enough and our group was thankful for a bit of a respite in the cool interior of the riad. Ahmed led us to lunch at Dar Cherifa from the riad, upon our inquiry for a recommendation.
The service was very nice and all of the staff were very eager to help where they could throughout our stay. We had many pots of mint tea, served at all times of the day.
The breakfast is the perfect start to the day, enjoy the delicate crepes.
The medina is just across the road, so it's a nice separation from the hecticness that comes with the souk area, but easy to get to.
The beds are firm, but they were perfect for us and we slept quite well.