Hotel Booking WordPress Plugin - MotoPress Hotel Booking

Hotel Booking WordPress Plugin - MotoPress Hotel Booking

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#1 Hotel Booking and Vacation Rental WordPress Plugin

Wp hotel booking plugin by MotoPress is a complete hotel and vacation rental booking system. As it doesn’t require any coding, WordPress hotel booking plugin is absolutely handy for non-tech website owners as well developers who build WordPress hotel, any kind of vacation rental themes or custom websites for clients.

Hotel booking plugin doesn’t focus on any specific hotel establishment, so you may use it for hotels, bed and breakfast websites, guest houses, apartments, villas, and even hostels (check any of the demo examples to see how it works in the wild.)

This WordPress booking plugin comes with all needed functionality to run a fully functional hospitality business website and (optionally) manage reservations. You’ll be able to

  • create a beautiful listing of all your properties;
  • control seasonal pricing and rates;
  • add a real-time search availability form;
  • rent property out online with or without instant payments;
  • synchronize direct site reservation with popular travel channels via iCal through the admin channel manager;
  • add taxes and fees;
  • increase direct bookings with your own website;

Hotel Booking Highlights

Real-time search availability form

Travelers find an accommodation for needed dates and a number of people in a matter of clicks. The accommodation availability calendar will show a minimum length of stay based on the search parameters. You can also add your custom text to the “Children” parameter to make it more clear for your guests.

iCal support to sync bookings across OTAs automatically

Automatic synchronization of bookings submitted through your WordPress property rental website with those from online travel agents like Airbnb or Avoid overbooking!

Unlimited number of accommodations

Add and display unlimited number of rentals. For hotels with lots of rooms of the same type, you can generate accommodations automatically. You can add and display a property rental description, an image gallery, unlimited in-room amenities, rates, extra services and more for all individual accommodations.

Seasonal pricing

Set any prices depending on a season or specific days / dates. “Season” is a general term and you can label it anyhow to reflect your pricing changes.


Set different rates based on the accommodation benefits (e.g. breakfast included / no breakfast). Your guests will choose the most suitable one while placing a booking.

Online and offline payments

The WordPress booking system accepts payments through PayPal, 2Checkout, Stripe and Beanstream/Bambora (these are built-in payment gateways you can use for free). Charge the full fee or deposit to confirm the booking, allow guests to pay after arrival.

WooCommerce Payments addon

If you need more payment gateways to handle online reservations, you can get a premium WooCommerce Payments add-on that we created specifically for MotoPress WordPress Booking plugin.

Variable pricing

Make the prices change dynamically depending on the search parameters of your guests. You can optionally customize accommodation rates by setting price variables based on a number of guests.

Weekly and Monthly Rates

You can set any property rate depending on a season (any term). To create different price points based on the length of stay, you can add weekly, monthly or other customizable rates. The system will automatically discount the accommodations according to your rate rules.

Attributes – Advanced Sorting Options

Provide unlimited custom details to the property description (location, accommodation types, bed size, price range etc) and add advanced search fields to the search availability form to be displayed on the accommodation page. Extra attributes help your guests to find what they are looking for really quickly and easily.

Booking multiple accommodations

One guest can reserve multiple accommodations for many people during one booking process. You may optionally turn on the plugin to recommend the best set of accommodations based on a number of guests.

The search algorithm is very smart, so your guests will get the most suitable results in seconds. However, the guest can skip the recommendation and make their own choice.

Flexible booking rules

Set min / max days to stay and available check-in and check-out dates for the entire hotel establishment, accommodations individually or seasons. You may also disable booking option for all accommodations or any one individually for a certain period of time.

Packages and services

Offer bookable extra services or packages (free or paid) along with the accommodation reservation. Charge per room or per person.

Confirmation modes

Confirm bookings automatically or manually, with or without a payment.

  • by guest via email
  • by admin manually
  • by payment

Pending bookings that were not confirmed are getting updated with the “Abandoned” status, therefore, the accommodation becomes available for reservation. The website administrator can view the “Abandoned” bookings and get in touch with the prospective tenants via email.

Taxes and fees

Complete and correct pricing information on all accommodation charges: add mandatory fees, accommodation taxes, service taxes and fee taxes. The guests will be able to see the summary of charges before making a booking. All this info on each booking is stored in the admin dashboard as well.

Bookings calendar

All received bookings and booking requests in their current statuses are stored at one place, easily sorted and displayed in a calendar view.

Discount coupons

You’ll be able to set a discount amount, an expiration date, select accommodation types, set check-in and check-out dates, minimum and maximum days to stay and apply other settings to customize your coupons.

Email notifications

Receive and send automatic notifications on each booking request – approve and cancel submissions via email. Easily customize content and design of your email templates.

Generate Booking Reports

Easily generate a list of all the bookings made at your venue within a custom date range. The obtained reports are saved as CSV files that can be further opened and edited in Excel, Google Sheets and other spreadsheet software or text editor, printed out or sent via email.

To get the most precise reports, choose among 4 exporting criteria and extract bookings filtered by check-in date, check-out date, date of reservation or total stay dates.

Multilingual support

The frontend and backend of the plugin are professionally translated into 14 languages: Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Chinese, Dutch, French, Arabic and German (more on the way). Hotel booking WordPress plugin is officially compatible with WPML.

WordPress Hotel Booking plugin is GDPR compliant

WordPress Reservation plugin is GDPR compliant. Your guests will find the checkbox for opt-in consent below each booking form to accept your website terms and conditions before reservation.

Shortcodes & widgets

You have a list of shortcodes to use: availability search form, availability search results, room types listing, services listing, etc. Each shortcode comes with a detailed explanation and flexible parameters.

Optimized with Elementor

Download free Hotel Booking + Elementor Integration and use them together in harmony.

Actions and filters

Developers can change the behavior and look of the WP hotel booking plugin with a pretty rich list of hooks, actions and templates listed in the documentation.

Advanced Hotel Booking Plugin Extensions

Hotel Booking WooCommerce Payments: integrate any local payment gateway without coding via the WooCommerce ecommerce plugin.

Hotel Booking & Mailchimp Integration: email marketing automation through Mailchimp.

Hotel Booking Reviews: implement a five-star property rating system for user-added reviews that smoothly integrates with your already added properties.

Hotel Booking Payment Request: request and collect payments from renters with automatic emails.

Hotel Booking Notifier Addon: create automated event-driven emails/notifications, such as key pick-up instructions or house rules etc.


= 3.9.5, Mar 10 2021 =
* Bug fix: fixed an issue when an accommodation became unavailable for assignment to its accommodation type after renaming.

= 3.9.4, Feb 18 2021 =
* Improved compatibility with WordPress multisite. Added support for individual sites and network activation.
* Bug fix: fixed an issue when the date of an internal note was not saved.
* Bug fix: fixed an issue with payments via Stripe when amount of transaction was not calculated properly.
* Bug fix: fixed an issue that may cause errors in Sucuri and WP Mail SMTP plugins.
* Stripe API updated to version 7.72.0.

= 3.9.3, Jan 26 2021 =
* Added the ability to resend the confirmation email for a booking.
* Added the ability to create internal notes for a booking visible for site admins only.
* Improved compatibility with the image lazy-loading feature.
* Bug fix: fixed an issue when the confirmation link in the confirmation email was redirected to the page in the default language instead of the language of the website.
* Bug fix: fixed an issue when the cancelled bookings were not handled properly during ical synchronization.

= 3.9.2, Dec 21 2020 =
* Improved compatibility with image lazy-loading feature.

= 3.9.1, Dec 10 2020 =
* Bug fix: fixed an issue with the overbooking.

= 3.9.0, Nov 24 2020 =
* Added the ability to set the Booking Buffer option.
* Added the ability to set Advance Reservation: the minimum number of days allowed before booking and the maximum number of days available for future bookings.

= 3.8.7, Oct 30 2020 =
* Fixed the issue with featured image of the Accommodation Type.
* Fixed the issue with Elementor plugin.

= 3.8.6, Oct 27 2020 =
* Added support for Hotel Booking PDF Invoices addon.

= 3.8.5, Oct 2 2020 =
* Improved compatibility with image lazy-loading feature in WordPress 5.5.

= 3.8.4, Sep 30 2020 =
* Fixed the issue with Elementor plugin.

= 3.8.3, Jul 9 2020 =
* Added the ability to set the number of days prior to the check-in date applicable for applying deposits.
* Added the ability to display price, adults and children fields in the search form when the direct booking option from the accommodation page is enabled.

= 3.8.2, May 28 2020 =
* Added support for WordPress translations.

= 3.8.1, Apr 24 2020 =
* Added support for Hotel Booking Styles addon.

= 3.8.0, Mar 31 2020 =
* Added the ability to edit existing bookings: you can now update check-in and check-out dates, rates, services, etc., as well as add, replace, or remove accommodations in the original bookings.

= 3.7.6, Mar 6 2020 =
* Fixed the issue with incorrect hooks priority set in 3.7.2.
* Fixed the issue with the upgrade database notice not disappearing in some cases.

= 3.7.5, Feb 17 2020 =
* Fixed the issue with the improper booking behavior of a single accommodation search form.

= 3.7.4, Feb 10 2020 =
* Fixed the issue with the improper language switch in the Price Breakdown table if a guest changes their booking details at the checkout.
* Fixed the issue with displaying the title of services on the checkout page: it's now removed if there are no added services.
* Fixed the issue with the price discrepancy between the Price Breakdown table and Total Price when the number of guests is not set.
* Fixed the issue with displaying an error message that the accommodation is already unavailable.
* Fixed the issue with the extra spacing on the checkout page when the Terms & Conditions page was created in a page builder.
* Improved appearance of the Availability calendar in some themes.

= 3.7.3, Jan 28 2020 =
* Added the ability to redirect to checkout immediately after successful addition to reservation on the search results page.

= 3.7.2, Jan 14 2020 =
* Added the ability to set any number of adults or children at checkout so that in total it meets the limit of manually set accommodation capacity.
* Updated translation files.

= 3.7.1, Oct 30 2019 =
* Improved blocks compatibility with the new versions of the Gutenberg editor.
* Added customer email address to the Stripe payment details.
* Fixed an issue where the price breakdown was not displayed in the new booking emails.
* Fixed an issue at checkout when coupon discount was not applied to the total price at the bottom of the page.
* Fixed a bug concerning impossibility to complete Stripe payment after applying the coupon code.
* Fixed an issue where the type of the coupon code was changed after its use.

= 3.7.0, Sep 17 2019 =
* Improved the "Booking Confirmed" page with regard to displaying information on client's booking and payment in case the booking is paid online. Follow the prompts to update the content of the "Booking Confirmed" page automatically or apply the changes manually.
* Added the new email tag, which allows guests to visit their booking details page directly from the email. Important: you need to update your email templates to start using this functionality.
* New actions and filters were added for developers.
* Fixed the issue at checkout when a variable price was not applied if capacity is disabled in plugin settings.

= 3.6.1, Aug 19 2019 =
* Added Direct Bank Transfer as a new payment gateway.
* Added the ability to delete ical synchronization logs automatically.
* Added new intervals for importing bookings through the ical "Quarter an Hour" and "Half an Hour".
* The user information is no longer required while creating a booking in the admin panel. You can enable it again in the settings.
* Added new tags for email templates: Price Breakdown, Country, State, City, Postcode, Address, Full Guest Name.
* Added the ability to select the accommodation type while duplicating rates.
* Improvement: now if the accommodation type size is not set, the field will not be displayed on the website.

= 3.6.0, Aug 13 2019 =
* Implemented bookings synchronization with Expedia travel booking website.
* Updated PayPal and Stripe payment integrations to comply with PSD2 and the SCA requirements.
* Added the ability to receive payments through Bancontact, iDEAL, Giropay, SEPA Direct Debit and SOFORT payment gateways via the updated Stripe API.

= 3.5.1, Jun 25 2019 =
* Improved compatibility with WPML plugin.
* Improved compatibility with PHP 7.3.
* Improved compatibility with MySQL 8.
* Added the ability to sort bookings by check-in / check-out date in the Bookings table.

= 3.5.0, Jun 17 2019 =
* Added the ability to export bookings data in the CSV format.
* Added the ability to preset the first value of the Attributes list instead of an empty string for the search form field.
* Fixed the issue with incorrect results when searching through Attributes.
* Fixed the issue at checkout when a variable price was displayed instead of the base one.
* Fixed the issue with the Price Breakdown table encoding.
* Fixed the issue when the room_type_categories was displayed as Array.
* Improved management of the variable pricing: it is now possible to add price variations in a random order.
* Added css classes for the Price Breakdown table.
* Updated the list of available currencies for PayPal.

= 3.4.0, May 22 2019 =
* Major improvements on booking synchronization with online channels via iCal interface.
* Added option for filtering and hiding imported bookings in the Bookings table. 
* Added option for including Blocked Accommodations to exportable calendars.
* Minor bugfixes and improvements.

= 3.3.0, Apr 5 2019 =
* Improved compatibility with WPML plugin.
* Fixed the bug appeared while calculating the subtotal amount in Price Breakdown when a discount code is applied.
* Added Hotel Booking Extensions page. Developers may opt-out of displaying this page via "mphb_show_extension_links" filter.

= 3.2.0, Mar 25 2019 =
* Booking Calendar improvements:
  * Tooltip extended with the customer data: full name, email, phone, guests number, imported bookings info.
  * Added a popup option to display the detailed booking information.
* Bookings table improvements:
  * Added a column with booked accommodations.
  * Added the ability to filter bookings by accommodation type.
  * Added the ability to search bookings by First Name, Last Name, Check-in Date, Check-out Date, Phone, Price, etc.
* Added a Service option that enables to specify the number of times guest would like to order this service.

= 3.1.0, Feb 12 2019 =
* Added support for WordPress 5.0:
  * Added new blocks to Gutenberg.
  * Added option to switch to the new block editor for Accommodation Types and Services in plugin settings.
* Added option to set the Price Breakdown to be unfolded by default.
* Improved design of Accommodation titles in Price Breakdown for better user experience.

= 3.0.2, Nov 12 2018 =
* Enhanced user interface of the New Booking section on the back-end.
* Added text field for specifying the Administrator Email. Used in cases when email of the actual booking manager is different from email of the site admin.
* Increased number of digits (up to 4) to be entered after decimal point for the Taxes field.
* Significantly improved way of presentation of the booking synchronization logs data. The synchronization logs were transferred into the separate database tables. Added pagination for viewing synchronization results.

= 3.0.1, Oct 3 2018 =
* Improved implementation of content visibility option for Accommodation Types.
* Changed the order of address fields on the checkout page.
* 'State' field on the checkout page renamed as 'State/County'.

= 3.0.0, Sep 12 2018 =
* Introducing attributes. By using the attributes you are able to define extra accommodation data such as location and type and use these attributes in the search availability form as advanced search filters.
* Improved the way to display the booking rules in the availability calendar.
* Added the new payment method to pay on arrival.
* Added the ability to create fixed amount coupon codes.
* Added the availability to send multiple emails to notify the administrator and other staff about new booking.
* Fixed the bug appeared in the Braintree payment method if a few plugins for making payment are set up.
* Added the ability to set the default country on the checkout page.

= 2.7.6, Jul 27 2018 =
* A new way to display available/unavailable dates in a calendar using a diagonal line (half-booked day). This will properly show your guests that they are able to use the same date as check in/out one.
* Disabled predefined parameters for Adults and Children on the checkout page to let guests have more perceived control over options they choose.
* Fixed the issue with booking rules and WPML. Now all translations of accommodations are not displayed in a list and the booking rules are applied to all translations.
* Fixed the issue with Stripe when creating a booking from the backend.
* Fixed the issue with the booking rules not applying while checking an accommodation availability with the "Skip search results" enabled.
* Added a new feature "Guest Management". It is currently in beta and applied only to the frontend. Here are the main options of this feature:
  * Hide "adults" and "children" fields within search availability forms.
  * Disable "children" option for the website (hide "children" field and use Guests label instead).
  * Disable "adults" and "children" options.
* Replaced "Per adult" label with a more catch-all term "per guest" for Services.

= 2.7.5, Jul 18 2018 =
* Increased the number of digits after comma for setting a per-night price. This will help you set accurate prices for weekly, monthly and custom rates.
* Improved the way to display a rate pricing on the checkout page: the price is updated automatically based on the number of guests if there are any per-guest price variables.
* Added the Availability Calendar shortcode.
* Added sorting parameters to shortcodes.
* Added all missing currencies to the list of currencies.

= 2.7.4, Jun 27 2018 =
* Fixed PHP warning that may occur in version 2.7.2.

= 2.7.3, Jun 21 2018 =
* Fixed PHP warning that may occur in version 2.7.2.

= 2.7.2, Jun 20 2018 =
* Added the ability to add monthly, weekly and custom (based on any length of stay) rates.

= 2.7.1, Jun 5 2018 =
* Fixed the bug with the missing slider icons that appeared in a previous update.
* Added a new admin data picker style.
* Single room type data output was rewritten in actions to provide developers with more flexible customization.
* Fixed the bug with the months localization of the admin booking calendar.
* Fixed the alphabetic ordering of countries for non-English websites.
* Added Summary and Description info to iCal import logs to help you easier identify bookings from different channels.

= 2.7.0, May 18 2018 =
* Added the ability to create a reservation manually.
* Added terms and conditions checkbox to booking confirmation page.

= 2.6.1, Apr 23 2018 =
* Fix: Reverted CSS class of image galleries as it breaks some themes.

= 2.6.0, Apr 20 2018 =
* Added the ability to set different prices for one accommodation based on a number of guests.
* Optimized the image galleries of accommodations.
* Added support for Jetpack Lazy Images Module.
* Fixed the bug with displaying the age of children in the search availability form added via a shortcode.
* Fixed the price format in the Recommended accommodations section.

= 2.5.0, Apr 4 2018 =
* Minor bugfixes and improvements.

= 2.4.4, Mar 14 2018 =
* Improved compatibility with Elementor Page Builder plugin.
* Fixed the bug with missing slash in calendar URL.

= 2.4.3, Mar 7 2018 =
* Added a new option to skip search results page and enable direct booking from accommodation pages.

= 2.4.2, Feb 28 2018 =
* Fixed the bug with check-in and check-out time not saving. Time settings were set to 24-hour clock system.
* Added tags to Accommodations.
* Added the following mphb_rooms shortcode parameters: category, tags, IDs and relation. Now you can display accommodations by categories, tags or accommodation IDs.
* Added a new field to settings where you can set a standard child's age accepted in your hotel establishment. This is an optional text, which will complete "Children" field label clarifying this info for your visitors.
* Improved the search availability calendar. Now it correctly displays the minimum stay-in days depending on a check-in date.
* Fixed the bug with all dates displaying as unavailable within certain booking rules.
* Fixed the bug with a custom rule not being applied because of a global booking rule.
* Fixed the bug with the Availability calendar not showing the correct number of available accommodations.
* Added "Blocked accommodation" status to the Booking Calendar.
* Added a new DESCRIPTION field with the booking info to the Export Calendar in iCal format.
* The Export Calendar in iCal format now shows the SUMMARY in the following format: first name, last name and booking_id.
* Now the booking information from external calendars is sent across booking channels without changes.
* Fixed the error with deleting an expiration date of the coupon code.

= 2.4.1, Jan 31 2018 =
* Added support of WooCommerce Payments extension.
* Bug fix: fixed fatal error on booking confirmation page.

= 2.4.0, Jan 24 2018 =
* Added the ability to add accommodation taxes, services taxes, fees (mandatory services) and taxes on fees.

= 2.3.1, Dec 22 2017 =
* Added the ability to enable automatic external calendars synchronization.
* Fixed the bug with the rate duplication.
* Fixed localization issues of accommodation titles featured in "Recommended" block.
* Fixed the bug with the NextGen gallery plugin.

= 2.3.0, Dec 13 2017 =
* Added more flexible booking rules:
  * ability to set check-in check-out dates for individual accommodation types during chosen seasons;
  * ability to set minimum and maximum stay-in days for individual accommodation types during chosen seasons;
  * ability to block individual accommodation types and actual accommodations for chosen dates;
* Note: This release will perform an upgrade process on the database in the background. Please make sure that your previous booking rules are successfully transformed into new ones.
* Updated translation files. 
* Please note! Due to peculiarities of multilingual settings, the titles of custom post types and taxonomy (e.g. accommodation types, categories) are not translated from English into other languages in the URLs of the pages.

= 2.2.0, Oct 9 2017 =
* Implemented bookings synchronization with online channels via iCal interface.
* Replaced Services text 'per night' with 'per day'.
* Renamed Facilities to Amenities.
* Bug fixed: Stripe is now displayed on the Booking confirmation page even if it's the only payment method selected.
* Bug fixed: the amount of Accommodation types displayed in widget is now not dependent on the global WordPress settings.
* Removed limit for setting the number of adults and children in Accommodation type menu.
* Fixed the link for viewing a booking in the administrator's email.
* Fixed the rate duplication issue when clicking on a link in the list of rates.
* Fixed the issue with the %customer_note% tag that was not displayed in email.

= 2.1.2, Aug 14 2017 =
* Bug fix: put "beds" back to Settings.
* The Booking Confirmation page update: guests must select the number of adults and children.

= 2.1.1, Jul 19 2017 =
* Bug fix: fixed the placeholder of posts titles.

= 2.1.0, Jul 13 2017 =
* Added the ability to create and apply coupon codes.

= 2.0.0, Jun 28 2017 =
* Note: This release will perform an upgrade process on the database in the background.
* Note: This release adds new tags for email templates. Update your templates please. To reset an email template just remove the current text and save settings.
* Note: This release doesn't limit the number of adults and children in the Search availability form. Please update "Max Adults" and "Max Children" number in plugin settings.
* The updated plugin allows guests reserve and pay for several (more than one) accommodation types during one reservation process.
* Search results page was updated: guests can choose and add several accommodation types into one reservation.
* On the search results page, the plugin displays all recommended accommodations according to the number of guests specified in a search request. This option can be turned off.
* Email templates were updated to support Multiple booking.
* Admin page descriptions were updated to ease the work with the plugin.
* Bug fix: fixed the issue with saving check-in and check-out dates in Settings.
* Improved compatibility with Jetpack gallery and lightbox modules.
* Added a theme-friendly pagination option that allows specify the number of posts per page for accommodations and services.
* A cancellation email template is available as a separate tag - it's used when a booking cancellation option is turned on.
* A Price Breakdown Table on the Booking confirmation page was updated: it's now smaller with the ability to expend details of each booked accommodation.
* Updated the list of data your guests are required to provide when submitting a booking. Admins can set it to: no data required / country required / full address required. Please choose the preferable option.
* 15 new themes were added to calendar to fit your theme design much better.
* New filters, actions and CSS classes were added for developers.

= 1.2.3, May 12 2017 =
* Added the ability to receive payments through Beanstream/Bambora payment gateway.

= 1.2.2, Apr 26 2017 =
* Added the ability to receive payments through Braintree payment gateway.

= 1.2.1 Apr 24 2017 =
* Bug fix: fixed the issue of undelivered emails after booking placement.
* Bug fix: fixed the issue of booking calendar localization.

= 1.2.0, Mar 29 2017 =
* New algorithm of displaying accommodation pricing:
  * it displays the minimum available price of accommodation for dates set in the search form by a visitor;
  * it displays the minimum available price of accommodation from the day of visit and for the next fixed number of days predefined in settings (if dates are not chosen by a visitor);
  * it displays a total price for chosen dates or the price of "minimum days to stay" set in settings.
* Added the ability to create a payment manually. A useful feature to keep all your finances in one place.
* Added the ability to search booking by email or ID in the list of bookings.
* Added the ability to filter payments by status and search them by email or ID in the list of payments.
* Added a new email template to notify Administrator about new booking, which is paid and confirmed.
* Added the ability to enable comments for accommodation and services on the frontend.
* Thumbnail size of accommodation gallery is set to 'thumbnail' to make all images the same size.
* Bug fix: fixed an issue when rates list displayed rates in the past on the frontend.
* Bug fix: fixed an issue when the price of the service was displayed twice.
* Added new Arabic language files.

= 1.1.0, Mar 14 2017 =
* Added the ability to receive payments through PayPal, 2Checkout and Stripe gateways.
* Made the plugin multilingual ready.
* Added translation into 13 languages (Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Chinese, Dutch, French, German).

= 1.0.1, Jan 13 2017 =
* Added the ability to input dates via keyboard
* Added the ability to duplicate Rate
* Added the ability to choose date format in plugin Settings

= 1.0.0, Dec 23 2016 =
* Initial release