As more people turn to the internet to view and book accommodation, hotels and B&Bs of all sizes need an inviting website to seal those online bookings. WordPress offers up a great selection of affordable and specialist themes, designed to showcase your rooms and welcome visitors to book a room. All the wordpress themes in this list make great use of large hero images or slideshows to capture the experience of staying at your hotel or B&B. In fact, some of these themes are not designed specifically for accommodation, but their use of large imagery with clean layout make them ideal. As always, you can customise these themes to suit your business and you can grab most of them for under $50 – making them ideal for any budget.
The Hotel Booking theme from Templatic lives up to its name by putting all the focus on booking rooms, with a form in the viewport on page load. All the emphasis with Hotel Booking is on making money with your hotel or B&B and you can expand your business by using the WooCommerce to create an online store and sell products or service packages.
The Place is another highly rated accommodation theme from one of ThemeForest’s Elite Authors. Fully responsive and highly customisable, The Place also features an intuitive booking system, using the WordPress Contact Form 7 plugin, which allows visitors to check room prices and availability.
Vierra is a full-width background design that looks absolutely stunning on any device. This them isn’t just a pretty face though, with plenty of features to enhance your website – including an integrated WPML language switcher, the latest FontAwesome 4.1.0 and a new favicon uploader. You can give your theme the personal touch with custom backgrounds, layouts and up to 25 images for each room.
5 Star Hotel brings a full-width hero slider into its fully responsive design, ideal for luxury hotels as the name would suggest. What sets this theme apart is its intuitive booking system that allows visitors to book a room directly through yourselves. The feature is fully customisable, meaning you can choose what fields people need to enter and required information for booking.
Paradise Cove is a stunning template form the guys at ThemeFuse, designed for tropical getaways and honeymoon destiniation. This feature-rich theme comes with a booking and check-in system and even includes a 7-day forecast to tempt holiday seekers into booking one of your sun-soaked retreats
Soho Hotel is a sleek little number with an advanced booking system and an elegant design that makes it ideal for high-class, contemporary hotels. Visitors can book rooms in just four simple clicks using the Working Booking System – with a host of customisable options for you to include. Seasonal pricing filters, date blocking and advanced settings for individual rooms take this booking system way beyond price and availability.
Nice Hotel is another clean design from the same team that developed Soho Hotel and you can expect similar functionality with a few design tweaks that take a step back towards the classic interior of luxury hotels. This theme uses Booking Wizard to handle online bookings, while the layout and responsive design is very similar to its Soho cousin.
Zoomy is actually a portfolio template developed with photographers in mind, but this premium design by Tesla Themes lends nicely to B&Bs that don’t require a booking system. A large hero space and plenty of image grids give you tons of space to showcase your best rooms and the local area – while extensive customisation options mean you can style it to match your business.
Zero is a beautiful multipurpose theme that comes with single and multipage designs, with a range of powerful visual elements and eCommerce tools. The video backgrounds in the hero section are stunning, although you can choose image and slider options to sut your preference. With Zero you get WooCommerce support, Visual Composer for WordPress and Slider Revolution for incredible visual elements to compliment your business.
Hospitality is a modest WordPress theme from Templatic that suits the classic feel of Regency style hotels and accommodation. There is no booking feature with this template, so it’s best suited to establishments that prefer to take bookings over the phone or use third-party services.
Design Portfolio is another slick offering from Tesla Themes designed as a general purpose portfolio template – although the image-heavy layout and introduction video space makes it ideal for sleek, contemporary hotels. This is another theme that will better suit hotels that don’t need an online booking system as there is no such feature included with Design Portfolio. What you do get is a range of portfolio features that help you showcase the best features of your hotel and included services – including a Flickr Gallery and porfolio filters.
Carajillo is a stunning WordPress portfolio theme, this time from ThemeJug, and although it isn’t designed specifically for hotels or B&Bs, beautiful use of imagery and minimal design make this theme ideal for room views and hotel picture galleries. Customising your Carajollo theme is quick and easy too, with comprehensive options in the the Appearance section of the dashboard – giving you more control, faster.
Galao is another slick portfolio offering from ThemeJug and very similar to Carajillo from a design perspective – except you’re looking at Retina theme, loaded with large images to show off the best of your rooms and services. Although most modern WordPress themes are responsive, ThemeJug has put real effort into Galao to create a fully responsive theme that degrades beautifully as devices get smaller.
Hailey is an elegant theme from the BluChic team that designs WordPress templates for “women-owned” businesses – and it works perfectly for beauty retreats. Much like all the themes from BluChic you can expect soft tones of pink and blue between white backgrounds and black text – although custom options are always available.
Rejuvenate is a simple WordPress theme designed by Tamplatic for spa retreats and well-being getaways. With images on every page, this template puts the focus on your services, rather than your rooms and the surrounding area. Think massages and yoga classes instead of fine dining, romantic views and plush accommodation.