In today’s article, we check out the best WordPress hotel themes available in 2017. If you’re building a website for a hotel, a bed & breakfast, an inn, a resort or even a campground, and you’re planning to use WordPress to do it, one of the booking themes on this list could potentially save you a lot of time and money.
The most basic requirement of a solid WordPress hotel theme is a working booking form. All themes that appear on this list but the final selection meet this criteria. Some themes provide booking systems that are more sophisticated than others, and many are integrated with payment gateways for accepting room deposits and payments. The most comprehensive, extendable solutions are the first two selections, and if you’ve been trying to make a decision, we feel fairly confident in recommending either of these two themes (and the optional BookingEngine plugin).
Our choices, as always, are based on design quality and depth of functionality. Experiences with support tend to vary from person to person, largely depending on skill level and expectation, and we don’t take this into consideration unless visible customer feedback indicates a major problem.
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The first WordPress hotel theme on our list, Classy, is one of two themes built on HotelEngine by EngineThemes.
It’s partly the high quality of the developer itself that earns this theme, and the next, top spots on our list. Classy is expertly designed with UX (user experience) in mind. It looks fantastic, and will look good on any device thanks to the responsive, retina-ready design. The striking, full-screen hero image on the homepage will make a strong impression on your visitors the moment they land on the site.
As a simple solution, Classy will provide you with the ability to take guest reservations through the built-in booking forms. But Classy is extensible, too, thanks to the BookingEngine plugin, an add-on that turns the theme into a full-fledged booking solution. With BookingEngine, users can search for available rooms by date, and hoteliers can accept payment via the integrated payment gateways. An invoice system allows your guests to to view their invoices immediately following a booking, or access it later.
Additional features include guest testimonials, a built-in translation tool, eight color variations, a drag & drop page builder and support for the bundled Slider Revolution plugin.
EngineThemes keep on top of things, too, providing new updates every week. An excellent support staff is on standby, and extensive documentation is provided. Very highly recommended.More Info/Download
Like Classy, above, Comfy is built on HotelEngine by EngineThemes. It includes all of Classy’s features, and is equally extendable thanks to the BookingEngine plugin (optional). The level of attention paid to the pixel-perfect design is clear, though the overall layout and aesthetic is slightly more traditional than the Classy theme.More Info/Download
Next we have the Takamodo theme, another highly capable booking solution, and currently the newest theme on our list.
The gorgeous, modern design is well complemented by Takamodo’s list of features. Site visitors can easily check availability and book rooms thanks to the front-and-center, built-in booking form. The options panel gives admins lots of room for customization on the backend, with unlimited color schemes to choose from and more.
The theme is responsive and retina ready. Detailed written documentation is provided, as well as video documentation and demo content for getting things going fast.More Info/Download
Sun Resort is the latest hotel & hospitality themed released from the WordPress geniuses at cssigniter. Built specifically for hotels and resorts, the design is understated and classy, prioritizing user-experience & performance without sacrificing character, and creates an airy, professional aesthetic.
On the features end, you’ll find a booking form, drag & drop homepage functionality, a robust options panel for branding and customization, SEO optimization (to help you secure a top spot in the SERPs), and more. If you dig the screenshot, be sure to check out the details page for the full scoop.
Sun Resort is retina-ready & 100% responsive, meaning it’s going to look crisp and work wonderfully on almost every device out there. Translatable and constantly updated.More Info/Download
Though we question the wisdom of intentionally misspelling ‘flawless’, the rich, warm design of Flawleshotel suggests luxury, class, and comfort and is a clear winner. The theme was designed specifically for hospitality and travel-related businesses, and its online booking & management system is powered by WooCommerce. A testimonial/guestbook section is also included.
The theme is fully responsive, and will look fantastic and function perfectly across the range of mobile devices. One-click installation guarantees a quick & painless setup, and FlawlesHotel is SEO-friendly and translation ready. The popular Slider Revolution plugin, worth $18USD if purchased separately, is bundled free.More Info/Download
A user-friendly, fantastic looking theme for a great price: $39. And, frankly, there’s probably not a better hotel theme at this price point. Zermatt is one of our favorites in terms of design–elegant, sophisticated, and featuring a flawless user-experience. It’s modern, crisp & clean with some subtle, elevating visual flourishes (e.g. parallax scrolling), but without the clunky implementation that plagues so many premium WordPress themes. Performance is snappy and navigation is intuitive.
A straight-forward booking form is integrated, and options on the back-end with allow you to tweak the elements without touching code. But one of the best reasons to go with Zermatt is the team behind it: the team at cssigniter are renowned for their support, and the theme is regularly updated.
Retina-ready and translation-ready.More Info/Download
The sleek, no-nonsense Olympus Inn theme is another excellent option for getting your hotel/inn/resort website up and running quickly with minimal fuss & stress. The fully integrated booking form allows guests to make reservations with ease, and the rock-solid, speed-optimized code under the hood guarantees a positive experience for new visitors and regulars alike.
Site admins can take advantage of the drag & drop homepage builder and back-end options panel to brand, tweak, and customize the site to match their property. SEO optimization will help to secure top spot in all the major the search engines, and retina-ready design ensures that your site will look crisp on modern high-resolution devices.
Olympus in is translation ready, constantly updated, and well supported by the team of WordPress experts at cssigniter.More Info/Download
Hillter comes next, and the designers have opted for a user-friendly, flat design that puts UX first. Booking features are courtesy of the AweBooking plugin, an intuitive hotel booking premium plugin (and developed by the team behind Hillter).
The theme is a breeze to setup thanks to 1-click demo installation, and some handy extras like Visual Composer, Revolution Slider and WooCommerce integration (for payment management) add even more value. Responsive and translation ready with WPML support.
The only con, perhaps, is that every time we see the name, we think of Hitler. Recommended regardless.More Info/Download
Bellevue packs in so many features and options that we just don’t have the space to list them all. It’s promoted as a bed & breakfast/hotel WordPress theme, but also includes presets for chalets, beach houses, cabins and cottages.
Booking functionality is integrated via the WP Booking System premium plugin, bundled free. Tons of options leave room open for customization and adjustments, and the theme is fully optimized for mobile and retina devices.
Bellevue is WooCommerce and WPML ready.More Info/Download
Developed with a variety of property types in mind – hostels, motels, hotels and resorts – the clean, contemporary design of Travelico exudes professionalism and will provide an excellent user experience to your visitors and potential guests.
The intuitive booking system is a highlight, featuring real-time prices that support multiple currencies. Travelico comes with full PayPal integration: all you have to do is supply your PayPal information and API credentials. Online cancellations are also supported.
Properties can introduce their staff to visitors by using the included custom post type. Additional oost types for testimonials, clients, and rooms are also provided. Advanced options, 20+ useful shortcodes, and drag & drop page building (courtesy of Visual Composer, free) leave room for plenty of customization.
A good value overall, and worth considering if the design aesthetic is what you’re looking for.More Info/Download
Next we have Soho Hotel, a comprehensive booking solution. This is a flexible theme that can be used for many different types of properties, including hostels, service apartments and bed & breakfasts.
A fully-functional booking plugin is included, providing visitors and admins with a straight-forward, four step room booking system. An accurate availability checker is built-in, as well as date blocking and seasonal pricing filters.
Site managers can accept deposits thanks to PayPal and bank transfer integration, and Soho Hotel can be configured to send out e-mails to guests following reservations and changes.
This responsive hotel theme can be customized via backend or settings, or by using the included PSDs (19 of the things!). Soho even supports an events calendar and customer testimonials.More Info/Download
Rockefella is a hotel theme with a full-fledged booking and reservation system, in addition to a sleek, unique and contemporary design. Rockafella is the perfect theme for trendy boutique hotels.
Site visitors can use the built-in forms to select booking dates, fill in their booking info, and even deposit payments via PayPal or bank transfer. Rockfella will automatically send a confirmation e-mail to guests following a successful reservation.
Specifying room availability and pricing options is a breeze, and Rockfella records all reservations, guest info and room details.
This is theme is responsive and SEO management is included. Lots of custom shortcodes and bundled in, too!More Info/Download
Paradise Cove is a high resolution, retina-ready hotel theme with its own plugin based reservation system, built on Twitter Bootstrap.
Reservation requests can be managed directly in the WordPress admin, and can be approved or rejected. With this plugin, site owners can even communicate with users directly through the site.
Lots of cool extras are bundled in, like multiple sliders, mega menu, a powerful contract form plugin, and even a handy weather widget. Paradise Cove is SEO and translation ready out-of-the-box.More Info/Download
The Holiday WordPress hotel theme, first released in October, boasts a clean, elegant design and its own custom booking system.
Site admins can build their own booking forms, adding custom fields, and rooms can be categorized and intelligently filtered, making for a better user experience.
Booking information is stored in the WordPress database, and can be managed in the backend. WooCommerce integration is provided to allow for online payments.
Holiday is highly customizable, with a light and dark skin to choose from, unlimited colors to work with, and access to 500+ Google fonts.More Info/Download
The strength of Viva Hotel partly lies in its sharp, clean lines, subtle textures and highlight colors.
The features of this responsive, retina-ready hotel theme are more or less what you’d expect, with an easily managed reservation system and extensive theme options for customization. A few color schemes are included, or you can build your own from a unlimited selection of colors.
An event calendar is supported, too, and Slider Revolution is bundled in.More Info/Download
Vierra is a hotel theme for WordPress that makes its mark with full-screen, visually striking photography.
This responsive theme is simple to use and its approach to hotel booking is stripped down to the basics. A built-in booking form allows prospective hotel guests to make reservations for room listings created with a custom post type.
The theme is easy to customize, with unlimited colors available, lots of Google fonts, and the option of uploading large custom backgrounds.More Info/Download
The Nation theme is a fully featured, well thought out booking solution that includes everything you’ll need to create a high-functioning booking site. With a little tweaking, Nation will lend itself well to all sorts of property types: hostels, motels, inns, private apartments, weird basements, you name it.
The built-in calendar and booking system allows users to reserve rooms, and allows site admins to manage those reservations on the backend. The built-in payment systems means you can change your customer following a successful reservation.
As you’d expect, the theme is very customizable, with 48 theme options and 14 custom widgets. You can control the look and layout of the theme without touching a line of code. A good choice for novices.More Info/Download
Anchor is an anomaly on our list, in that it wasn’t designed specifically with hotels in mind, but with reservations in general. Regardless, it’s an excellent option for resorts, hotels, campsites and more.
The clean, flat design is a highlight of Anchor, and it’s also one of the most feature rich themes on our list. The fixed booking form is a nice touch, keeping it front-and-center to increase visitor engagement.
There’s too many features to list, but some standouts include WooCommerce support, a drag & drop system, SEO options and events management.More Info/Download
This WordPress resort theme will show off your property in style. Santorini is responsive, retina-ready and will look great on any device you view it on.
A booking form is built-in, so users can easily make reservations. Other useful features include weather reporting, testimonials and galleries.
Santorini is easy to tweak, too, with a powerful options panel provided in the backend. Change colors and toggle elements on and off with only a few clicks.More Info/Download
The bright, vibrant color schemes provided with this hotel theme will make an immediate impact on visitors to your property’s website. Though six lovely, predefined color schemes are included, users can create their own color schemes, too.
HotelMotel is built on the Foundation framework, making it responsive and guaranteed to perform just as well on your smartphone as it will on your laptop or high resolution desktop monitor.
HotelMotel can be integrated with your own booking system, or your site visitors can get in touch with you via the built-in booking form. It’s a simple, easy to use booking solution.More Info/Download
Like HotelMotel, the SixtyOne theme is also built on the popular Foundation grid framework. It’s clean, elegant design is perfect for showcasing high-class hotel properties and resorts.
This flexible WordPress hotel theme gives you plenty of control over layout, and has a selection of custom page templates built-in for contact pages, galleries, location, and more.
The simple booking form will allow your guests to reserve rooms, or you can integrate SixtyOne with your own booking solution.More Info/Download
Hotec WordPress Hotel Theme
Next, it’s Hotec, a responsive accommodations theme designed with spas, ski resorts and hotels in mind. Three different homepage designs/layouts are included specifically for these property types.
Hotec includes a Ajax reservations and event calendar, reducing page loads and improving user experience. It’s got a lot to offer for site owners who will need to do some heavy customization as well: lots of theme options, and a fantastic drag & drop page builder.
Beyond that, a few bonuses are provided. Most notably the always popular, greatly desired, Slider Revolution plugin. And LayerSlider, if anybody cares about that old thing.More Info/Download
Listen, here’s a few features of Anchor Inn that might interest you. A booking form. Responsive, retina-ready design. Unlimited sidebars and unlimited color schemes. Video documentation.
Anchor Inn combines an elegant, tasteful design with easy to use features. Recommended for users who want a great design, but need to omit all the noise and go with a streamlined, no fuss product.More Info/Download
Next, for your consideration, we have Hotelia. This well-documented, mobile-ready theme features a functional booking form, allowing users to make reservations.
Hotelia also provides a number of eye-catching bells & whistles to impress your vistors, like a fancy homepage slider, carousel, CSS3 animations and cool video backgrounds.More Info/Download
That wraps up our collection of the best WordPress hotel themes. If you’ve got any suggestions or complimentary remarks, leave them in the comments below. If you’ve got nothing but bitter, whiny complaints, post those too and we’ll fight with you.