Sailing is a fully responsive and feature-rich WordPress theme that has everything you need to run a high performance and well-designed hotel website.
Arguably the most important factor when it comes to running a hotel is having a top-notch and seamless online booking system. For that reason, Sailing comes with its own booking plugin – the TP Hotel Booking plugin by ThimPress – which provides a flexible and user-friendly means to manage your bookings, rooms, room types, room capacity, coupons, payments and more. One of the plugin’s best features is the reporting module, which enables you to export all kinds of data to help optimize your operations.
Sailing’s elegant design can be customized quickly and easily using its drag-and-drop interface. You can instantly change layouts, colors, fonts and other design elements to create visually stunning pages. For an even fancier site, the optional parallax scrolling effect provides additional depth. Social sharing capabilities and search engine optimization further help you stand out from the competition.
This gorgeous yet understated theme is ideal for your luxury hospitality brand and comes with three easily imported styles created for luxury hotels, city hotels, and adventure resorts.
Hotel Calluna is simple for your customers to use and its elegant look will make them excited to stay at your property. Using the included premium Visual Composer and Master Slider plugins (a combined $54 value), you can build a website that looks and functions beautifully. Integration with AWE Booking Engine (a $26 value) makes it easy for your customers to reserve a room in your hotel or book a spa day and also enables you to manage payments and reservations directly through the site. If your establishment holds events such as weddings, yoga sessions, or painting classes, you can keep customers aware of what’s going on with a sleek event calendar, and you can include a special offers or discount package section to give customers another reason to stay with you.
An all-encompassing mega menu setup provides for a comprehensive navigation experience that lets you include as many important pages for your website as you see fit, including three different header styles to fit your brand’s personality. And a rich gallery feature ensures that your hotel rooms and facilities are displayed beautifully at high resolution.
If you want your website to make a statement about your luxury hotel brand, Hotel Calluna is certain to impress.
Bellevue is a highly customizable hotel theme with its own page builder and plenty of color settings to play with. It is fully compatible with WooCommerce and WPML support is included, not to mention a built-in booking system and availability calendar.
Bellevue ships with more than one thousand icons, Bootstrap-based shortcodes (and a shortcode generator), plus the premium version of the WP Booking System plugin (worth $34) and Master Slider Responsive Touch Swipe Slider plugin (worth $20). Pre-made forms and demo content are also bundled with the theme and it’s retina-ready and fully responsive out of the box.
Beautiful front page parallax effects enable you to showcase images in an unintrusive way, and a masonry blog style is available for compact post display. Another nice touch to note is the inclusion of a weather widget which shows local conditions simply and effectively. Bellevue is a solid choice for hotels or bed and breakfasts to present their offerings in a stylish light for a very reasonable price.
Paradise Cove is a responsive and retina-ready hotel theme from ThemeFuse with a modern and inclusive design. In a matter of clicks you can adjust the theme’s colors, background, menus and page layouts. Other special features include specific shortcodes, page templates, a reservation module and more.
This theme focuses on beautifully presenting the best features of your hotel or resort through the elegant full-width slider. The brilliant home page design features multiple sliders that act as interactive menus that cater to resort news, hotel booking, dining options and airport directions. A solid choice.
HotelEngine Classy was built for hotels and other hospitality facilities with a lot of class. It boasts a responsive and retina ready design with clean lines and streamlined page features. The home page offers a full-width slider and sleek reservation form that’s begging for you to book your stay.
This theme will look beautiful across any device it’s displayed upon, with the booking form always highly accessible. Other features are a built-in style customizer, drag-and-drop sidebars and an easy to customize homepage.
HotelEngine Classy will help you show off the best of your elegant resort or hotel, all while making it easy for your guest to make the right decision. Definitely worth consideration.
Santorini is an exquisite, retina-ready hotel theme with a beautiful design. With custom booking forms, dynamic weather reporting, and translation-ready plugin support, CSSIgniter really delivers with Santorini.
The theme focuses on providing a pleasant user experience and increasing bookings and contact requests with an advanced booking form featured on the home page. Santorini comes with powerful shortcodes, different color schemes, and an advanced theme options panel.
Hotelia is an elegant hotel theme release from TeslaThemes. The minimal design incorporates sticky navigation, beautiful rollover animation effects, and very complementary typography.
The theme isn’t shabby on the functionality front either. You get the $30 Visual Composer included free of charge, along with the $19 Revolution Slider, parallax scrolling, a booking system, and various custom post types. Compatible with WooCommerce, Hotelia is here to take your resort, hotel, or travel website to the next level.
Hotel Leisure has a rich, detailed feel – although with its huge range of options to customize, from icons to colors, there’s a large amount of scope for making it fit the feel of your site. The user experience once loaded is amazing, with some of those images contributing to a very nice parallax effect. However, it does score quite poorly in Google’s PageSpeed Insights because it’s heavy on images and code.
The price tag – $58, relatively dear at face value – can be explained easily by the number of premium plugins included with the purchase. These include Visual Composer (worth $33) and Slider Revolution (worth $18). Visual Composer especially makes managing the site a lot easier, particularly for clients lacking experience of website management. Inclusion of this plugin means they can still manage the website on their own and keep it looking polished and professional – two adjectives this theme exudes.
Hotel Leisure is – naturally – responsive, looking notably good on mobile devices even with its advanced booking form features. Uniquely, it also includes a beautiful weather plugin, showing how much thought has gone into crafting this theme for a leisure-industry target market.
Overall, the way the theme looks is excellent – eye-catching, memorable and clearly serving the purpose for which it was designed. Any hotels, spas, golf clubs or similar organizations should have no trouble making Hotel Leisure fit their needs.
Leonardo is a modern theme that caters to villas, luxurious wellness spas and other high class resorts and hotels. This theme doesn’t perhaps offer the same level of elegance as alternative options, but where it shines is in its ability to organize and present information effectively.
Leonardo is a classic two-column theme with a responsive layout, 15 built-in color styles and easy customization options. There’s also a custom photo gallery template, custom page templates, and flawless integration with The Events Calendar plugin.
If you can look past the somewhat plain design, Leonardo could be the right choice for you.
As soon as you see HotelEngine Comfy you feel at home, which is great considering that this theme’s main draw is comfort. However, don’t think that cultivating feelings of comfort is all it’s good for.
HotelEngine Comfy immediately entices visitors with its full-width animated slider. The integrated reservation form means that booking a stay is always within reach. This theme has a very powerful front end, is very easy to customize and includes options like an easy page builder and slider plugin.
If you want your visitors to drop into a state of ease when interacting with your website, try out HotelEngine Comfy.
Holiday impresses at first glance. A simple header and accessible main navigation bar is followed by room for a eye-catching header along with three distinct widgets laid over a static background image.
Fortunately, this theme’s beauty isn’t just skin deep. The Rooms and Menu pages look superb, as does the WooCommerce-enabled e-commerce section and the blog. It is clear to see that a lot of care has been put into this theme’s design.
Holiday isn’t lacking in functionality either; with room categorization (for filtering), a booking form builder, a bookings database, adaptable widgets and much more. The theme is also fully compatible with the WPML plugin, meaning that your site can be translated into multiple languages with relative ease.
Welcome Inn is a elegant inn and small hotel theme that smoothly adjusts to any screen size. The floating slider and dark texture behind really adds a layer of depth to the home page.
This theme is more low-key than most, but it is still very easy to navigate and find the information you need. Like most Themefuse themes, Welcome Inn is very easy to customize. In a number of clicks you can entirely revamp any page of your website.
Welcome Inn also boasts a unique reservation request form for your visitors and guests, and offers multiple page layouts for reservations, rooms and pricing.
Let’s get the painful news out of the way first: Majestic brings with it a truly majestic price tag, in the least positive sense of the word. While it’s the only theme around with a price approaching $200, such an outlay can surely only be justified by a truly exceptional theme.
While I might not stretch to ‘exceptional’ in describing Majestic, there is no doubting its class. It certainly lives up to its name; with the right utilization of quality photography, this theme will no doubt make your hotel seem virtually majestic.
In terms of concrete features, Majestic offers all of what you would expect: responsive design, various page templates, theme options, hotel reservation systems integration, multilingual support, and more. You are unlikely to have anything to complain about on the functionality front.
The question then is whether you can justify the price tag, which of course only you can answer.
Do you have a 5 star hotel or resort? If so, 5 Star is an option well worth consideration.
This theme is the complete package. From a visual perspective, you’re immediately blown away by the brilliant full-screen slider that dominates the homepage, providing an impressively immersive effect. Full-width sliders are of course a dime a dozen, but 5 Star’s design makes exceptionally good use of the familiar effect.
However, you don’t just need a theme that looks and feels good; you need one that works on a professional level as well. 5 Star is powered in part by the Tevolution plugin, as well as an add-on called Templatic Book. These work together to create a highly efficient booking experience. All in all, this is a compelling option.
Anchor Inn is a modern inn and hotel theme that will show your visitors that even a website can be accommodating. You’ll immediately notice the soothing colors and tones.
Beyond initial impressions, Anchor Inn has built-in contact points that will enable visitors to get in touch with ease. There’s also a built-in and highly accessible reservation form, so your guests can easily check if rooms are available and make their bookings.
Sometimes, it’s not the flashiness that wins, but instead the theme with the best overall functionality and attention to detail. With that in mind, Anchor Inn may be a humble theme, but it covers a lot of ground.
Castello is a photography-focused hotel and luxury residence theme. When you have a location so beautiful that words won’t even do it justice, use Castello to help convey your message properly.
Beyond the initial focus on photography and high-quality imagery, Castello boasts various page templates (including rooms, attractions and testimonials), and is fully compatible with the ever-popular Events Calendar plugin.
For those who have international locations, or the need to cater to guests with different cultural and language background, Castello is also compatible with the WPML plugin.
Philoxenia features a rather similar layout to many other hotel and luxury resort themes. However, it does set itself apart with its dark color scheme, accent colors and font choices. It rather feels like going inside a high-class European hotel, which might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Philoxenia contains the usual features, such as a home-page slider, above the fold opt-in box and featured room content areas. Furthermore, the individual room page templates really get creative and enable you to showcase any number of rooms you have available.
If it’s to your taste, Philoxenia is definitely one theme that should make your shortlist.
Fortuna boasts a handsome $199 price tag, but does the theme offer enough to justify its cost?
At first sight, one isn’t disappointed. At this price a fully responsive design is a must, and Fortuna adjusts elegantly to different screen sizes. The design itself is somewhat minimalistic, relying on stark accent colors and plenty of whitespace. You can choose from a light or dark color scheme, which certainly changes the ‘mood’ of the design.
In terms of functionality, Fortuna has good customization options made available via a bespoke Theme Options page, although the WordPress theme customizer is also available for minor changes (such as anchor text color).
A Fortuna license includes one year of updates and technical support, which is the least you would expect given the price tag. There are plenty of themes available for less, so Fortuna would need to be a perfect fit to warrant its price.
SPA Treats is a literal treat – it is in fact made up of two different themes. One is designed for spas, salons, health care businesses, massage centers and beauty centers; the other is better suited for hotels, cafes, bakery and restaurant websites.
So versatility is certainly something you can attribute to SPA Treats, but what else does it offer?
It covers many of the usual bases, such as WooCommerce compatibility, WPML support, an options panel and much more. Beyond that, SPA Treats comes packaged with two premium sliders and a huge number of shortcodes.
One might consider SPA Treats a case of trying to offer too much, but on the other hand, you really are spoilt for choice with just a single package.
The Ambassador is a modern resort theme that oozes class. The home page greets you with a full-width slider that extends beyond the rest of the content area, effectively drawing your eyes to the slim booking form.
This theme includes a photo gallery template framed in an attractive light box. And if you don’t entice your visitors with your photos, maybe the attractions and testimonials page templates will help.
The Ambassador also carries a hefty price tag of $199. Which means that unless you’ve absolutely fallen in love with this theme, there are cheaper options that can bring you the same results.
HermesThemes are very high quality and The Ambassador has several features that make it a solid theme, but arguably nothing that elevates it to the level of being worth its price tag. However, the choice is yours.
Book Your Travel is one of few themes on this list that focuses on a slightly different aspect of the travel market: travel and booking agencies and portals. This theme can be used for other styles of hospitality – such as bed and breakfasts and guest homes – but it truly shines in the travel booking process.
Book Your Travel tries to take on every part of the booking process, handling things like room type, accommodations, tours, cruises, car rentals, destination information and even the review process.
Most themes who try to do too much end up falling apart, but Book Your Travel ends up shining in its ability to manage all these factors without being overwhelming.
For the low $48 price tag, this theme is worth testing out for any travel or booking agency looking to take their work online.
SixtyOne manages to cover a lot of ground without being overwhelming; something many other theme developers seem to find impossible to avoid. It’s an elegant and minimalist theme perfect for resorts, hotels and vacation destinations.
SixtyOne is based on a flexible foundation grid, which enables it to adapt to any screen size. The layout is also extremely flexible, which makes it easy to swap out sidebars, columns, photo galleries, room descriptions and more.
Furthermore, SixtyOne has multiple page templates – including a booking page – which allows you to creatively customize your site and give each page type a slightly different feel.
Inspire and entice your visitors with Royal Chateau, an exclusive WordPress theme for high class hotels. This theme is very straightforward and takes a stand for understated elegance.
Some key features of Royal Chateau include optimization across multiple screen sizes, an elegant photo gallery template, a special attractions page template, a testimonials template, and an easy to edit theme options screen. Extensive customization is only a few clicks away.
Royal Chateau gives off a high class vibe without trying too hard. For example, the subtle top menu allows you to showcase the many facets of your hotel or resort without overwhelming your visitors
If you need to highlight the great features of your hotel without seeming like you’re bragging, let Royal Chateau work for you.
Hotel Booking by Templatic Themes focuses on exactly what the name implies: booking a hotel room. The home page acts as more of a landing page to guide the user through the booking process than anything else.
This theme is powered by the Tevolution plugin and the Booking system add-on, which provide very in-depth booking features that many other themes lack. For instance, this plugin combo allows for seasonal pricing and even promotional pricing.
Hotel Booking won’t win any design awards, but that’s not its focus. The simple design seems to be the framework for a much more extensive booking system. It would have been nice to see a little more beyond Templatic’s usual design structure, but for only $65 it’s hard to complain.
Palazio is reminiscent of other HermesThemes hotel themes, meaning that the structure is almost identical. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since that structure makes sense for many luxury hotels or resorts.
This theme includes the usual home page slider, bottom widget areas, multiple page templates and large navigation menu. One intriguing element (or non-element) is the lack of a registration option on the homepage whatsoever. This perhaps helps to nurture a more relaxed atmosphere throughout the website, which plays in nicely to the high class feeling you may well be trying to cultivate.
At $199, Palazio’s price tag is pretty steep, but if you can’t live without it, go for it.
Aegean Resort’s home page features a very large slider that sits behind the content. This background creates a nice balance between style and substance, making this theme a great choice for beachside resorts, hotels and bungalows.
The font choice is lacking in readability, which could have a negative effect on some of the older visitors who are looking for a vacation getaway. Beyond that, the design works and is easy on the eyes.
The customization options give you a lot to work with, and you can even take the theme up from one to three columns if you wish. Other features include a booking form, multiple page templates, a responsive layout and compatibility with the WPML plugin.
For resorts and hotels going for the relaxed vibe, Aegean Resort is a definite shortlist candidate.
Metropolis is a fresh take on the usual hotel and resort theme. It parts from the norm with its navigation layout and brings a fresh perspective to what hotel websites are ‘supposed’ to look like. This is a very welcome change from the rest of the themes in the HermesThemes collection.
The slider and usual backend elements are still present, as is the high price tag. The fresh layout seems to do more to justify the price than anything else. When a visitor lands on this website they’ll be expecting to see the same general hotel layout – Metropolis defies this in a good way.
If Metropolis is within your budget, it’s well worth your consideration.
The color scheme of Soho Hotel provides a feeling of luxury that may be exactly what you’re looking for. The dark and light contrasts almost make it feel a little mysterious. Luckily, it follows basic hotel theme design principles, so there isn’t too much mystery to get lost in.
Soho Hotel features a full-width slider with beautiful text overlay. Clearly, a lot of attention to detail went into this theme. It manages to be minimal while still conveying the necessary information.
The booking system is simple and intuitive, and includes a lot of cool features. For example, you can set seasonal pricing filters, block dates, adjust price based upon children or adult, set guest occupancy, and even send specific welcome emails based upon the room.
Soho Hotel is a theme that belongs in any big city – it’s trendy, efficient, and gets the job done.
RoyalGold is one of the most exquisitely unique themes on this list. If you’re the type of person who wants to know the ins and outs of a room before you rent, you’d want to rent through a hotel using this theme.
Instead of using a traditional slider on the home page, RoyalGold opts for a 360 degree view panoramic feature. With picture-perfect photography, this feature has the potential to truly sell your hotel. That aside, RoyalGold works well for smaller luxury spaces, such as spas and health care centers, boutique hotels, and villas.
The strongest feature of this theme is its initial visual impact, and responsiveness to other screen sizes. The booking system isn’t as in-depth as other themes, but when you can make a visitor fall in love with your hotel or luxurious space, all you might need is a phone number.
RoyalGold takes a risk in its design, and it pays off.
Guesthouse markets itself as a versatile theme, claiming that it can be used for “any Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Hostel, Campsites or any Sport Center offering Golf, Tennis, Squash – anything you can think of.” But does such versatility make for a genuinely top quality product?
Its claimed versatility aside, Guesthouse comes in two ‘flavors’: Hotel and Sports Center. Both themes are broadly similar; the same technology being used to enable both room and sports bookings.
If you like to get hands on with HTML customization, you may be attracted to Guesthouse’s MVC Templating Engine, which separates the theme’s PHP from its HTML markup entirely, enabling you (in theory) to more easily make the necessary manual tweaks.
Beyond that, GuestHouse offers most of the usual theme ‘amenities’ you can expect, such as responsive design, WPML support, shortcodes, etc. Curiously, retina support appears to be absent, which is something of an oversight in today’s theme development world. An intriguing option.
Cosily makes no apparent effort to stand out, and due to that fact, doesn’t make a particularly strong argument for its purchase.
As you would expect, the home page is dominated by a slider, which focuses largely on copy than imagery (a bold move for an industry that relies so much on compelling photographs). Below that, the layout offers nothing that is likely to take your breath away.
The booking system is fairly slick (although not the best I’ve seen), and backend features are not lacking; the drag-and-drop page builder being a positive example. But it is difficult to get too excited about these features when they sit behind what is unfortunately an underwhelming design.
Cosily offers a neat and tidy design, with decent functionality, at a reasonable price. That said, I can’t help but feel that there are more compelling options available.
HotelMotel takes modern design to the next level with its clean lines, color choice, and overall layout. It gives off something of an industrial vibe, and the end result is nothing if not striking. The home page uses an image slider along with a booking form that resembles an opt-in box.
For those who love to customize, there are six different color combinations and the ability to create unlimited home page layouts through using shortcodes.
HotelMotel really swings for the fences with its design. If you have a hotel or resort that’s a little more funky and has whole lot of style then this theme might match up perfectly.
It’s definitely not for the more classically minded hotels and resorts, but HotelMotel certainly makes a statement.