Hotel Booking Lite

Description

The WordPress Hotel Booking plugin by MotoPress is the ultimate WordPress property rental system with a real lodging business in mind.

Using this WP hotel booking reservation plugin, you can create a simple vacation rental listing as well as a powerful rental property booking website with all sorts of online and offline payments, automatic inventory control, taxes and fees info, flexible pricing rates, custom policies and more.

The MotoPress hotel reservation plugin allows you to add a real-time property search form and display availability calendars of individual rooms and properties.

This WordPress booking system was developed for hotel and vacation rental owners, B&B hosts, real estate agencies, and anyone in the lodging sector of the hospitality industry. Hotel Booking is a standalone plugin that will help you create a stunning rental property website with any WordPress theme and switch it with peace in mind if needed.

The admin dashboard of WordPress hotel plugin is absolutely user-friendly making it easy to create a hotel or property renting website for non-tech people.

wp hotel booking plugin features

  • It can handle unlimited properties (unlimited rooms in a hotel, bedspace in a hostel) as well can be easily optimized for just one property (a villa, an apartment, etc.).
  • Structured property details: description, a photo gallery, amenities, services, a view, bed types, max occupancy, property size and more.
  • Responsive layouts for accommodations listing.
  • A real-time search availability form.
  • A smart search algorithm: the system can recommend the best set of accommodations depending on a number of guests.
  • Unlimited variables for rates (pricing) based on any needed term (season): special periods (Christmas, wedding), weekends, daily or weekly rates, etc.
  • Free or paid extras – offer bookable extra services and packages (guests can optionally add them to the reservation on the checkout).
  • Min and max stay periods for all or individual accommodations, fixed departure and arrival times.
  • Discount coupons for promos or loyal clients (can be based on many custom rules).
  • Taxes and fees info: you can add mandatory fees, accommodation taxes, service taxes, and fee taxes to the accommodation rate.
  • State the age of children in your establishment (displayed right in the search availability form).
  • Multiple accommodations booking by one guest in one reservation!
  • Shortcodes, widgets and blocks for setting up the system.
  • A user-friendly property booking widget for guests.
  • Currency support.
  • Professional localization of the WP hotel booking plugin into 14 languages: Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Chinese, Dutch, French, Arabic and German. Additionally, the plugin is officially compatible with WPML and is custom translations ready.

Property management system

  • Inventory control: if the property is booked, it automatically becomes unavailable for reservations, no manual control is needed.
  • Edit amenities and services available for a property in clicks.
  • Block all or individual accommodations for a certain period of time (maintenance, special events) by setting not check-in, not check-out or not stay-in rules.

Handling bookings

  • 3 booking confirmation modes:
    1. by admin manually;
    2. by customer via email;
    3. automatic confirmation upon a payment (online payments or after arrival).
  • PayPal payment gateway for online bookings or Hotel Booking WooCommerce Payments premium addon for more gateways.
  • Pay on Arrival and Direct Bank Transfer.
  • Ability to add a payment manually after a guest’s arrival.
  • Full or deposit (fixed or percent) online payments.
  • Booking status: Booked, Pending, Cancelled.
  • Status and payment info logs for each booking.
  • Editable customer details for each booking.
  • Bookings calendar where all upcoming bookings can be filtered by dates, accommodation or status.
  • Payments history.
  • Automatic email notifications: customize confirmation, cancellation and all sorts of emails.
  • Complete and correct price breakdown with a detailed taxes and fees info.
  • Handy backoffice for managing bookings.
  • Customizable booking widget.

User roles and capabilities

You can restrict or grant access to the Hotel Booking plugin, thus, for example, allow some people to only view bookings and others to perform more tasks with payments, clients, and more. The Hotel Booking plugin provides two custom user roles for this task:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Hotel Worker
  • Hotel Customer

User area for customers

The user area for customers allows them to log in, view bookings and speed up all future reservations thanks to the saved and pre-populated customer info at checkout. Website admins can set the plugin to create user accounts automatically at checkout or let customers create ones manually.

REST API

The Hotel Booking REST API is built on top of the WordPress REST API, ensuring a robust and secure code, thus helping you use our product in any application and create new experiences.

Hotel Booking mobile application

We provide a free app for both Android and Apple operating systems that will allow you to check the real-time availability of your accommodations, add bookings, and view guest and payment information on the go.

Hotel Booking Plugin Addons

Hotel Booking plugin addons are available for adding custom functionality to your rental website:

  • WooCommerce Payments addon – extend the number of payment gateways.
  • Payment Request addon – automate your workflow of requesting and collecting rental payments from your clients.
  • Reviews and Rating addon – allow guests to rate and review your property.
  • Elementor Integration addon – helps speed up the work with your Elementor hotel website.
  • Divi Integration addon – integrates Divi theme with the MotoPress Hotel Booking plugin to modify content and styles visually via Divi builder.
  • Hotel Booking Notifier addon – create automated event-driven emails before and after arrival/departure.
  • Hotel Booking Checkout Fields addon – edit the form at the checkout by customizing current fields or adding new ones.

Pro Features

  • Automatic bookings synchronization with OTAs (exchange calendars via iCal) like Booking.com, Airbnb, TripAdvisor or HomeAway. This will help you rent out accommodations on different platforms simultaneously and avoid overbooking.
  • Priority updates (new features released regularly).
  • Priority support – email, live chat, forum.
  • More built-in payment gateways (2Checkout, Braintree, Stripe, Beanstream/Bambora).
  • Adding reservations from the backend.
  • Ability to edit original booking details, including departure/arrival dates, booked services, rates, and accommodations (add, remove, or replace originally booked properties).
  • Different property prices based on a number of guests and nights.

Have a look at all Pro plugin features.

Sell appointments & hourly bookings

Offer smooth and quick event and appointment reservations on your rental property site with our WordPress Appointment plugin. Create appointments of any duration, add flexible staff schedules, and start accepting online bookings.

Hotel and Vacation Rental WordPress Themes

Are you looking for a pre-designed ready-to-go hotel booking WordPress theme?

Check out our Hotel and Vacation Rental WordPress Themes where the Pro version of the WordPress Booking Plugin is included for free.

You may also use the Palmeria free hotel booking theme and Albatross free hotel Elementor theme with the built-in free WordPress hotel booking plugin Lite.

Every hotel booking theme in the list comes with the Hotel Booking Lite pluin pre-installed, with the visual styles polished for the plugin.

Copyright

Hotel Booking Lite plugin, Copyright (C) 2016, MotoPress https://motopress.com/
Hotel Booking Lite plugin is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

Screenshots

  • Booking forms and booking calendar.
  • Add an accommodation description, image gallery, capacity, view, bed types, services and more.
  • View and sort all bookings by statuses and dates.
  • Set min and max arrival/departure rules, take accommodations out of booking.
  • Set different pricing rates based on the season, number of guests, and the length of stay.
  • Configure general settings: confirmation modes, search form fields, currency, booking calendar and more.
  • Edit admin and guest email templates for approved, pending and canceled bookings.
  • Charge full sums or deposits, enable PayPal, direct bank transfers and more gateways for your site.
  • Charge mandatory fees and taxes per accommodation or per stay.

Blocks

This plugin provides 10 blocks.

  • Availability Search Form
  • Availability Calendar
  • Availability Search Results
  • Accommodation Types Listing
  • Services Listing
  • Single Accommodation Type
  • Checkout Form
  • Booking Form
  • Accommodation Rates List
  • Booking Confirmation

Installation

Installation through the WordPress dashboard:
1. Search MotoPress Hotel Booking in the Add Plugin section of your WP dashboard.
2. Find the Hotel Booking Lite plugin and click “Install now”.
3. Activate the plugin by clicking on the “Activate” button.
4. Two menus should appear – Accommodation and Bookings.

Alternatively, you can download the MotoPress WordPress Hotel Booking plugin from this wp.org website (click “Download”). After that, go to your WP dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin > Choose file (the .zip file on your computer) > Install now > Activate.

Reviews

🌸5️⃣ 3, 2023 1 reply
what's the point of such a comprehensive plugin if you can't even set the city? I do not even want to start with the security gaps
🍃3️⃣ 9, 2023
The worst possible support ever, feel free to ask them for a refund when the plugin doesn't work as it should, you won't get it 🙂 Try using Plugin with WPML haha.. good luck! Rating 1/100
❄️2️⃣ 19, 2023
This plug in it's a waste of time, it does not work. I wasted a whole week, iCal import made a huge mess with no information. You need so much CSS script to try and make it work. Run away from this plug in for WordPress. Its old ship doomed. You will never get your money back Check Trustpilot first to see reviews.
❄️1️⃣ 22, 2023
It is a helper for booking a hotel or resort website that is really complete. You don't need any additional plug-ins, you can do your room booking business right away. For those who give less than 5 stars, I think it's because the initial use still doesn't understand the working system of the plugin. So they thought it couldn't be used. or too cumbersome But really, we need something that has everything in one plugin. For me, having tried 4-6 of them, this one is the best.Thank you for the awesome booking plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“Hotel Booking Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Hotel Booking Lite” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

4.8.0, Sep 18 2023

  • Booking calendar improvements: search and booking forms display blocked and booked dates for a better user experience.
  • Fixed an issue with custom checkout fields that were not exported to the CSV report.
  • Fixed an error of incorrect calculation of accommodation subtotal price in the CSV report.
  • Restricted the possibility to cancel booking after the check-in date has passed.
  • Added “Pending Admin” and “Pending Payment” statuses to the iCal export.

4.7.4, Aug 3 2023

  • Enhanced code and WPML compatibility.
  • Changed ‘adults’ to ‘guests’ for services in email notifications when the children field is disabled in the plugin settings.
  • Fixed an issue with changing capacity on the checkout page when the Stripe gateway encountered errors.
  • Fixed an issue with deleting imported bookings with a past check-in date.
  • Fixed an issue of applying the current rates to the old booking to ensure the accurate pricing in exported reports.
  • Added the possibility to set the booking status to ‘Confirmed’ or ‘Pending admin’ when creating a new booking in the admin area.

4.7.3, Jun 2 2023

  • Updated translation files (Danish, Lithuanian, Norwegian).

4.7.2, May 17 2023

  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue that could cause error messages to appear in the direct booking form on certain websites.

4.7.1, May 15 2023

  • Improvement: The plugin now retains past bookings imported from external sources instead of deleting them.
  • Bug fix: Fixed an issue that could cause warning messages to appear in .ics files on certain websites.
  • Bug fix: The plugin now takes the property capacity into account when guests choose the number of adults and children while making bookings directly from the accommodation page. This fix applies only if the property capacity is set in the settings.

See the previous changelogs here.