18 Responses

  1. Praveen Verma
    Praveen Verma November 1, 2018 at 01:10 | | Reply

    Great comparison between MotoPress and HBook WordPress Hotel Booking Plugins. This post will be very helpful for those who are having difficulty in choosing between Motopress and Hbook WordPress plugin for their hotel and rental property website. Both WordPress hotel booking plugins comes with great features, but we need to choose a right one which can fulfill our business needs.

    Thank you for sharing this post with us. Will share.

    Have a great day.

    1. Ann
      Ann November 1, 2018 at 06:12 | | Reply

      Hi Praveen! Happy to hear that! Let me know which one you ended up with and why 🙂

      1. Praveen Verma
        Praveen Verma November 2, 2018 at 00:02 | | Reply


  2. nagesh lingayat
    nagesh lingayat November 2, 2018 at 02:35 | | Reply

    Nice information shared! Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Ann
      Ann November 6, 2018 at 10:37 | | Reply

      Hope it helped!

  3. Robert
    Robert November 2, 2018 at 02:42 | | Reply

    Hi Ann,

    Great article, very detailed and comprehensive. From a developer’s point of view I am amazed at both these plugins – a ton of features and great support.
    I have been making rental websites for clients for a while now and have also tested a bunch of other booking plugins not mentioned in this article. In most cases we end up going with MotoPress. It is flexible and never fails to accommodate for my clients’ needs and wants. These guys have detailed video tutorials, which saves me time teaching the property owners how to manage the live website. Would love to see something like that from HBook, too.

    Thanks for the article,

    1. Ann
      Ann November 6, 2018 at 10:42 | | Reply

      Hey Rob! Thanks for such an informative feedback. I agree with you with you on that – support and knowledge base are essential.

  4. Joseph
    Joseph November 2, 2018 at 05:32 | | Reply

    Kudos! Motopress is my go-to solution primarily because they offer many themes with their reservation plugin together.

    1. Ann
      Ann November 6, 2018 at 10:44 | | Reply

      Great! Do you think a theme is a better option in the vast majority of cases?

  5. Yemi Charm
    Yemi Charm November 5, 2018 at 15:41 | | Reply

    Moto press is much better to me than Hbook, but this was a great comparison very well detailed.thumbs up

    1. Ann
      Ann November 6, 2018 at 10:47 | | Reply

      Thanks for sharing your experience! In your opinion, why does it sound like a better option?

  6. Chirag Bhayani
    Chirag Bhayani November 13, 2018 at 01:56 | | Reply

    Information was helpful though I think moto press is better than Hbook

    1. Mark Zahra
      Mark Zahra November 13, 2018 at 05:35 | | Reply

      Glad you found it useful, Chirag. Can you elaborate on why you think that? It can help other readers going through these comments to pick one or the other.

  7. KM
    KM April 1, 2019 at 02:45 | | Reply

    Yes., please share why one is better in your experience! Also, what about Lodgify? Anyone have experience with that? It has a monthly fee, but it possibly has added functionality? Still researching…

    Anyone look at the SEO impact of either?

    1. Ann
      Ann December 6, 2019 at 05:39 | | Reply

      Hi KM! Lodgify has it for the vacation rental business, but it’s a SaaS solution, which means it’s not native to WordPress. It will charge you a monthly fee which will vary depending on the number of properties.

  8. Boris
    Boris December 6, 2019 at 03:46 | | Reply

    Hi Ann,
    thank you for this elaborate comparison, it’s very helpful!

    You state that a single invoice is generated with Hotel Booking. But Motopress support just told me that it is not possible to generate an invoice. Auto-generation of an invoice is an important aspect for me, can you tell me what the possibilities are in that respect, and if Hbook also has an auto-generate invoice option)?

    Thank you very much!

    1. Ann
      Ann December 6, 2019 at 05:35 | | Reply

      Hi Boris! Thanks for your question. In terms of MotoPress Hotel Booking, the invoice is an email with the details of booking (check-in, check-out, the cost of each service/fee and the total booking cost). These details are automatically generated if you place a so-called ‘price breakdown’ tag into the booking confirmation email (there are also customization tools to brand your email). The email is sent to a guest when a booking is confirmed so the former can print it out if needed.

      As for HBook, there is a [resa_invoice_table] variable that can also be placed into email to display an invoice table with the price breakdown. Additionally, Hbook allows you to use ‘document templates’ that can be used for generating invoices when you need it – and there is even a dedicated [invoice_table] variable you can include into that document.

  9. David Brocklebank
    David Brocklebank April 7, 2020 at 12:05 | | Reply

    Hi Ann,
    Excellent article, well presented and well compared!

    I wonder would you know of any similar ‘booking plugin’ that would allow me to ‘fix the dates’, but use the rest of the functionality such as choosing a room, pricing based on room type and number of guests, online payment, and emailing guests and admin?

    We run residential yoga retreats that have a set start and end date, so I would like to present a list of our upcoming retreats. Each retreat would show the title, start & end date, teachers name and an image.

    Let the guest choose which retreat they want to book, and then present the available rooms and prices, and then the user can pay a deposit or full payment online.

    MotoPress looks great, but I can’t see anyway to bypass the ‘select arrival and departure date’.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Best Wishes,

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