Finding software can be overwhelming. We have helped hundreds of lodging companies choose the right bed & breakfast software so they can manage reservations and market their properties online.

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Cloudbeds

Cloudbeds is a cloud-based hotel management solution suitable for small to midsize hotels, vacation rentals, hostels and B&Bs. Key features include front office management, central reservations, housekeeping management, online booking... Read more

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innRoad

innRoad is a cloud-based property management system designed to meet the needs of hospitality businesses of all sizes including hotels, motels, resorts, B&Bs, lodges and campgrounds. innRoad provides tools to help users manage hospitality... Read more

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WebRezPro

WebRezPro is a cloud-based property management solution designed specifically for the hospitality and hotel industry. The solution helps a broad range of hospitality segments including hotels, inns, lodges, cabins, campgrounds, hostels... Read more

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ThinkReservations

ThinkReservations provides a fast, professional, and comprehensive PMS for independent lodging businesses. With a blend of business management solutions, integrated payment processing, US-based customer support, and direct connectivity... Read more

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Innkeeper's Advantage

Innkeeper’s Advantage is an integrated cloud-based reservation and hospitality property management solution designed for bed and breakfasts, boutique inns and more. Key features include front office management, marketing management,... Read more

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RMS

RMS is a cloud-based property management solution for hotel, motel, RV park, campground and other outdoor hospitality businesses. Apart from its core property management features, the solution also offers channel management, a point... Read more

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Lodgify

Lodify is a hotel and hospitality management system that allows users to create custom vacation rental web design. The Lodgify website is available to rental owners in a variety of industries including bed & breakfast innkeepers and... Read more

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eZee Absolute

eZee Absolute from eZee Technosys is a cloud-based solution designed to help hotels of different sizes and types in handling their day-to-day operations. The solution has a property management system with multi-property support, allowing... Read more

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Sirvoy

Sirvoy is a cloud-based hotel management platform suitable for hotels, inns, timeshares and more. Key features include front office and property management, reservation and booking management, housekeeping and guest relationship management.  Sirvoy’s... Read more

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Hotelogix

Hotelogix by HMS InfoTech is a cloud-based hotel management solution for hospitality businesses. The solution provides applications such as front desk operations, Point of Sale, housekeeping and more. Users can access the other modules... Read more

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ConvertDirect Booking Engine

STAAH ConvertDirect Booking Engine is a cloud-based booking solution for hotels, bed and breakfasts, motels, campgrounds and resorts of all sizes. It offers conversion tracking, a mobile-responsive interface and a rate-tracking tool. ConvertDirect... Read more

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iGMS

iGMS is a vacation rental software that helps hosts to effectively handle day-to-day short-term rental management tasks. The software enables users to operate all Airbnb, HomeAway & Vrbo accounts via a single interface, with access... Read more

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Base7booking

Base7booking is a cloud-based property management program designed for the hospitality industry. The solution is accessible from any mobile device. The program is suitable for running a single property or multiple locations simultaneously. Base7booking... Read more

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ReservationKey

ReservationKey is a cloud-based reservation management solution designed for hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts and other vacation rental businesses. Key features include a mobile-friendly user interface, calendar management, built-in... Read more

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Hoteliga

Hoteliga is a cloud-based hotel property management solution that provides hotels of all sizes, various tools and functionalities, which help them to manage their business operations and routines. Key features include reservation management,... Read more

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Clock PMS

Clock PMS is a hotel management solution that helps users to manage reservations, front desk and point of sale operations. It is designed for businesses of all sizes. The solution helps users in providing a centralized database in... Read more

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5stelle*

5stelle* is a cloud-based hotel management software that offers client management, sales management, hotel administration and online booking. 5stelle* features property management, which allows users to manage pricing, reservations... Read more

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Bookinglayer

Bookinglayer is a cloud-based hotel and reservation management solution. It is designed for small to midsize businesses in the tourism industry that provide accommodations and activities. Bookinglayer features a real-time interactive... Read more

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Inn Style

Inn Style is a cloud-based property management system, channel manager, and internet booking engine – built by hoteliers for hoteliers. The all-in-one system streamlines repetitive admin, increases bookings, and enables accommodation... Read more

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Welcome Anywhere

Welcome Anywhere is a cloud-based property management solution for hotels, guest houses, pubs and restaurants. The solution provides features such as guest billing, Facebook integration, payment processing and a customer database. Welcome... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: July 10, 2019

Recent forecasts show the travel industry shows no signs of slowing down: U.S. consumer spending on travel is projected to grow by about $1 billion every year through 2022.

As a manager of a bed and breakfast (B&B), you have an opportunity to seize a portion of these bookings with a unique and personal experience, and software is necessary to compete in today's digital landscape. However, navigating the hundreds of options available for lodging providers can be overwhelming.

Hotel management and property management solutions offer a lot of value, but it's important to find vendors that can provide a specific set of functionality designed for the challenges of operating a B&B. This guide is designed to help you understand the features, benefits and other considerations of bed and breakfast software before you start evaluating.

In this guide, we'll cover:

What Is Bed and Breakfast Software?
Common Features of Bed and Breakfast Software
Benefits of Bed and Breakfast Software
Key Considerations
Recent Events You Should Know About

What Is Bed and Breakfast Software?

B&B software has, as you may expect, many of the same features as a traditional hotel management system, and with the same goal of running an efficient, clean, profitable lodging business that can reach hundreds of thousands potential guests across the globe.

Managing reservations, scheduling cleanings, completing transactions, curating how your property is marketed online and other functions are core features of B&B software. Full hotel management systems usually include more features, like maintenance management work order systems or advanced analytics.

innRoad online booking engine

An example of an online booking engine, provided by innRoad

Smaller companies may not need these features, but you can choose to add more functionality as you grow. Modern hospitality management vendors capabilities are designed to help companies scale with additional modules for more sophisticated management.

Common Features of Bed and Breakfast Software

B&B software shares many of the same features as hotel management systems to accept reservations, handle front desk activities, manage housekeeping and track information about guests. Vendors can offer a customized system with a combination of the following features:

Reservation management and front desk

Provides a color-coded calendar view to manage and edit bookings and check guests in and out.

Online booking engine (OBE)

Allows guests to book reservations at your property directly from your website.

Housekeeping management

Manages any housekeeping staff, assigns tasks and tracks the status of each room or unit.

CRM

Collects contact, payment and preferences about guests for use in marketing strategies.

Point of sale (POS)

Allows B&Bs to complete transactions for bookings, food and drinks, room service, retail or other incidentals.

Maintenance management

Manages any maintenance staff, assigns work orders and tracks completed work.

Website management

Allows users to customize their website and OBE with brand logos and colors, as well as specific landing pages.

Reporting

Generates reports regarding revenue, booking or customer data to reveal trends or problems.

Benefits of Bed and Breakfast Software

Bed and breakfast software provides many of the same time and cost-saving benefits as a standard hotel management system, including:

  • Increased organization and automation. Many smaller hospitality companies use old spreadsheets or paper calendars to manage their reservations and finances. Even if your volume of guests is low, software gives you time to leverage your unique characteristics by removing busy work and automating daily tasks.
  • Data-driven personalization. As your guests check-in, you can collect details about their trip, interests and demographic information to store in the system that you can use to personalize marketing materials. Create a memorable experience by using this data to improve their experience during the stay as well.
  • Greater marketing reach. In a world where online travel agencies (OTAs) regularly grab the top results when travelers are searching online, independent hoteliers and lodging providers must market their property online to ensure people can find them. Bed and breakfast systems usually include a connection to the Global Distribution System (GDS), allowing you to manage information about your property on multiple channels.

Key Considerations

When evaluating bed and breakfast software vendors, it's important to understand a couple of key factors that can make a significant impact on the system's long-term value and affordability:

Mobility capabilities to remotely manage property. Software vendors for nearly every industry are introducing native mobile apps or web-based versions of their systems for smartphones and tablets, and hospitality is no different. If you tend to be away from the property or have multiple properties to manage in different areas, you can use your mobile device to keep track of important changes in real-time, no matter where you are.

Deployment options for varying levels of control. Cloud-based software changed the way companies buy and use technology, but it's not preferred for all businesses. When reviewing products, inquire about how the vendor services cloud-based systems and decide whether you need to keep your data on-premises. For most hospitality companies, a cloud-based system is a common choice for flexibility and lower upfront cost.

Recent Events You Should Know About

The travel industry must adapt to the ever-changing trends of travelers worldwide to remain competitive and attract the most lucrative types of guests. Here are