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 mand’atory 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, en’suring 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 vi’sually 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 vi’sual 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

  • 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

Novembar 7, 2022
I've tried a lot of booking plugins, but this one is definitely the best for features, ease of configuration and use. For any problem, the support (especially @John Davis) is always ready to advise you on a solution.
Otubar 12, 2022
The plugin is great, great variability. Fine tune a few little things and it will be great. Super helpdesk.
Otubar 9, 2022
My mistake I saw my websites down, contacted immediately my hosting provider in order to find out that my site was hacked though this plugin's vulnerability because it is not sanitized correctly !!!
Mai 3, 2022
Do not download or purchase the pro version of this plugin. Lacks significant features to make it actually work and be worth it. The sales chat is very quick on replying to you but once you tell them you have a concern regarding the plugin and they ask you if you have bought it already and you say yes, they could not care less about anything you say after that, the only thing they tell you is "contact tech support" courtesy of Peter Brady(Sales guy) nothing more nothing less and their tech support can be reached via email that answers after a day or more so if you get major issues on this plugin good luck with your site/business. Only enthusiastic when they want to sell it to you, once you bought it, you are on your own basically!
Març 22, 2022 1 reply
Don't download and certainly don't purchase. The availability calendars used to search/book open dates don't work. I have been using WP since 2009. I am an experienced user and have developed four websites based on the WP platform. This is my first 1 star review. I configured this plugin for a single Airbnb "accommodation." This plugin is somewhat difficult to configure (the menu is not well-designed and the creation of "accommodations" is not intuitive or well-documented within the plugin's various pages). Nonetheless, I finally configured the single accommodation correctly (took 2-3 hours). I installed the plugin's "Calendar search" widget on the homepage. It allows users to "check availability." There is also a "Booking" link to a DIFFERENT calendar (why?). After a recent plugin "update," the calendars stopped showing available dates correctly. The Check Availability and Booking calendars showed DIFFERENT available dates. However, virtually all dates were shown as *unavailable* when the dates were, in fact, open for booking. I contacted support. To this developer's credit, I got an email back within 24 hours. The tech support, however, was absolutely useless. Either the individual whom I worked with has no idea how the plugin works, or he/she was trying to hide the fact that the plugin's calendars had stopped functioning. The tech rep suggested the "problem" was that there were too many dates blocked out in the Booking Rules section. WHAT?!? Of course there were dates blocked out manually--those are reservations taken through Airbnb and VRBO. I deleted all of the booking blocks (dates) and the error persisted. I disabled every plugin but this one and the error persisted. I upgraded to the most recent and downgraded to previous versions of the plugin and the error persisted. I upgraded and downgraded versions of WP and the error persisted. The rep eventually admitted the plugin calendars are plagued by a bug.
Avost 11, 2021 1 reply
You can not use your own payment method/gateway which you can use with WooCommerce. Only Paypal n stripe is available, if you need your own payment methods then you have to buy their plugin. So this plugin will help you to book rooms but without payment.
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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

4.5.0, Nov 14 2022

  • Improved the color-coding for dates in the availability calendar to better show days unavailable for check-in or check-out. Note for developers: This update might affect styles of the availability calendar in your themes or projects. Please update your code.
  • Improved the color-coding for dates in the admin calendar to better show booked and blocked days.
  • Fixed an is’sue with selecting a check-out day on a day that is not allowed to stay.
  • Fixed an is’sue with the session data security.

4.4.4, Oct 21 2022

  • Fixed an error in previous version.

4.4.3, Oct 7 2022

  • Added ’support for displaying prices in the availability calendars of individual accommodations.

4.4.2, Sep 12 2022

  • Added the ability to create a percentage fee, which applies to the accommodation cost.
  • Optimized the asset loading in the admin panel for REST API.
  • Fixed an error of creating customers on MySQL 5.5.
  • Fixed an error of creating coupon codes in REST API.
  • Fixed an error with the availability search when one of the accommodations was blocked. Applies for REST API and the mobile app.
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 8.
  • Updated the minimum required version of PHP to 7.0.

4.4.1, Aug 22 2022

  • Minor bugfixes and improvements.

4.4.0, Aug 12 2022

  • Fixed a confusing message on the customer booking confirmation page, when a customer visits the latter from the confirmation email.
  • Fixed overlapping colors on pending, reserved, and imported bookings in the backend calendar.
  • Fixed an is’sue with the message about not filling the number of guests field on the checkout page when the children option is disabled.
  • Added a lost password link to the login form on checkout and account pages.
  • Fixed an error on the customer update in the old WordPress versions less than 5.6.8.
  • Fixed the visibility of the admin bar for the Booking Customer user role.
  • Fixed a PHP notice about undefined HTTP_REFERER in the account shortcode.
  • Fixed a PHP notice about undefined HTTP_REFERER in the checkout shortcode.
  • Fixed a fatal error on getting booking customer information when WordPress multisite installation has more than two databases.
  • Fixed switching to the default language of the booking cancelation page when a customer goes to it by link in the booking registration email.
  • Fixed a javascript error on the checkout page with the disabled Elementor and enabled “Open the Terms & Conditions page in a new window” option.
  • Fixed Total and Paid values in the booking export for bookings with an applied discount coupon.
  • Fixed a PHP notice in the earnings report.
  • Changed column order and added the Discount column to the booking export report.

4.3.0, Jul 18 2022

  • Improved code for uploading files and checkout customer data processing in the extensions.

See the previous changelogs here.