If you want to build a website for a restaurant, hotel, motel etc. adding a booking function is extremely useful and necessary function. It is not hard to find themes for these sorts websites, for example, there are hotel WP themes with reservation functions. But if you have an excising WP site or you have a theme without built-in reservation functions, you can use plugins.
There are quite a lot of free and premium WordPress booking plugins which you can use for any sort of website which need a booking system. Below I have collected the best ones.
This is one of the best plugins to add booking services for your website, mainly for hotels. Visitors can check room availability or services, but also perfect for reservation of appointments. Moreover, it supports payments, as well. It is a complete solution for resource, client, meeting or event scheduling. It think, this WordPress booking plugin is the winner among the free ones.
- Make booking reservations by selecting dates at one or several calendar(s)
- Email notifications for administrator and site visitors
- Comfortable Admin panel for booking management
- Easy integration into posts/pages, using TinyMCE button.
- Booking calendar widget
- Validations of required form fields and email field
- Multi language support
Event Espresso Lite
This is a WordPress event manager plugin which is a perfect way to register attendees for classes, workshops, events, trainings, conferences etc. But because of its extraordinary flexibility it can be used for many other purposes. It allows you to create sign up forms to gather info and also accept payments. It has a lite and and premium version.
CP Reservation Calendar
This WP booking calendar plugin is a complete solution for hotel bookings and for similar websites. Of course, it supports Paypal payments and it can also calculate the amount of payments. It also comes with customizable email templates. It also comes with shortcode support.
Another notable WordPress booking plugin with tons of features to manage and receive bookings. It can be used for any sort of website which needs reservation function. It comes with a powerful interactive dashboard which is easy to use and what it makes extremely powerful is that you can create an unlimited number of custom forms. On top of that, it has many kinds of billing features. If you need feature-rich and highly customizable system this is the plugin you need to use.
WP Simple Booking Calendar
This is a basic calendar WordPress plugin that allows to show the availability of anything. Simple plugin for that can be used on many sort of sites.
- Create a calendar and set status per date
- Generate a token to insert the calendar in a page or post
- WP Simple Booking Calendar Widget
- Can be translated in any language using PO files
More WordPress booking and reservation plugins are coming soon!