It’s a pretty common assumption – and misconception – that the only way to have a professional and useful website for a hotel, bed & breakfast or resort is to invest in a long-term contract with a web design firm and fork out a ton of money in the meantime. But there is another way!
With WordPress Themes, you can create a fully functional website for your Hotel, Bed & Breakfast or Resort that you can manage yourself with just a few clicks…and little to no coding knowledge necessary! On top of that, WordPress Themes are open-source so you gain access to a wide community of resources and helps.
Side note – since WordPress is such a widely adopted backend software, you can hire a professional to work with if/when that time comes.
It can be a bit daunting to step into such a vast new world, so we’ve curated 11 of the best WordPress Themes (and 2 Theme Frameworks) for Hotels, B&Bs, and Resorts from marketplaces and themesellers around the Internet.
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An excellent, responsive theme fully customized for the hospitality industry. Check out Mount Resort here.
Circles is a premium, multipurpose WordPress theme with an eye-catching design. It’s responsive, which means it’ll look good on any device – from mobile to tablet and up to a big screen. It’s incredibly versatile and powerful, plus all of it’s design features are easy to customize. A couple key features are it’s WooCommerce compatibility and a built-in pricing table. Check out Circles here.
Divi is a premium, responsive WordPress theme – and a solid building block for your website. It is beautifully designed and very flexible. It comes with several great demos out-of-the-box that are very easy to customize from big features like layouts all the way down to font types and colors. You can basically do anything you want with a theme like this one. Check out more on Divi here.
Dreamy is a premium, responsive WordPress theme designed specifically with hotels & resorts in mind. It’s a great choice if you want to incorporate booking online into your website – it’s already bundled into the theme! The original design is professional and clean but all of the design features like layouts, colors, fonts, etc are easy to customize too. Check out Dreamy here.
Highend is a premium, responsive WordPress theme that holds the bar high as far as design goes. It’s a sleek and modern multipurpose design – but it’s so flexible you could easily transform it into the perfect hotel or resort theme. It’s compatible with WooCommerce, and all of it’s design elements are easy to customize, especially if you start with one of their amazing demos! Check out Highend here.
Hotec is one of the most comprehensive packages on this list. It’s a premium, responsive WordPress theme built specifically with the hotel industry in mind. It’s a classy design with a beautiful homepage header, plus all the design features can be customized. A couple key features are the reservations form & events organizer that come with the theme. Check out Hotec here.
Here is a luxorious WordPress theme if there ever was one. Hotel Calluna is a fabulous all-in-one choice since it was created specifically to meet the needs of anyone in the hospitality industry. It has a professional, modern design with a stunning homepage – and all your design elements can be customized to your preference. Two additional features that make this theme stand out are it’s built in payment gateway and a bookings plugin. Check out Hotel Calluna here.
Milano has a unique, exotic design that creates a wonderful experience for your visitors. It’s a premium, responsive WordPress theme that has the versatility that you need, especially if you’re site will be image-heavy. The theme design is easy to customize with unlimited options. Check out Milano here.
Nice Hotel is a premium, responsive WordPress theme that has everything you need for your hotel or resort website. The theme comes with 4 prepackaged designs, but it’s easy to customize those or create your own with the drag and drop builder. It also has it’s own booking/reservation system included. This one is worth checking out, especially if you want something straight-out-of-the-box. Check out Nice Hotel here.
The Omega theme is a free, responsive WordPress theme with an incredible amount of flexibility. It looks simple, but you can use this theme as a base to create exactly what you want in terms of layout, design, maps, reservations, etc. If you’re into fixer-upper projects, this theme is for you. Check out Omega here. If you’re interested in their child theme (a theme created from another theme) build specifically for Hotels, check it out here.
SKT Hotel Lite is another free, responsive WordPress theme with a ton of versatility. If you’re looking for simplicity, this theme might just be for you! All the theme options are customizable, and it has all the basics. Check out SKT Hotel Lite.
Soho Hotel is another amazing comprehensive package for a hotel or resort website. It’s a premium, fully responsive theme with some solid features. All the design aspects are customizable so you can keep your branding consistent. It has a well-crafted booking system that makes reservations a breeze. Overall, this luxurious design would be a great choice. Check out Soho Hotel here.
The Place is a very clean, beautifully designed WordPress theme. It’s fully responsive and geared specifically toward hotels & resorts. The header is a wonderful way to display your property, and all the design features are easy to customize. This theme is also packaged with booking/reservation system. Check out The Place here.
A theme framework is a single theme with consistent, rich functionality that allows simple design changes across a range of themes. The Genesis is one of the oldest (and most cutting edge) theme frameworks in WordPress-land. Their theme has tons of well-documented features and “hooks” where you can implement infinite versatility for you or your clients.
StudioPress also has plenty of “plug and play” child themes for Genesis with several business-specific child themes that you can install out of the box. Check out Genesis by StudioPress here.
Like Genesis by StudioPress, Elegant Themes is a large, established themes maker with their own theme framework. They also have a deep theme “club” where you get unlimited access to themes to download, try and swap out at will. They are a great choice for a growing business that wants lots of choices. Check out Elegant Themes here.
WordPress Themes are a fantastic and versatile way to take ownership of an essential part of your hotel or resort business – and the design and functionality WordPress Themes offer will give your clients and visitors a pleasant experience online to match their stay with you!
Just a word of caution – always be sure to use themes with high coding standards, and remember that a good theme is flexible & works well with plugins. You can always look around for other themes that may not be specifically for hotels, resorts or B&Bs, but can easily transform into your dream website with few plugins and custom code!
If you’re wondering how to get started on creating your website, here’s a detailed tutorial on how to create one from scratch.
If you’re new to WordPress world, here’s the Beginner’s Guide to WordPress – videos included!
I’ve written a related website setup tutorial for wedding venues here.