Checking in Hotel Web Design: 50 Cosy Hotel Websites and Trends

Checking in Hotel Web Design: 50 Cosy Hotel Websites and Trends

Hotels go to great lengths to provide the perfect ambiance and atmosphere for their customers. However, most hotels overlook the importance of having an accessible website that serves as an alternative gateway to draw customers’ interest in staying at their hotel.

Hotels mostly cater to an international crowd. Other than the frequent business executives who practically live in hotels most of the year, majority of their clientele have never stayed at their hotel before. The only thing these hotels can do to attract online customers to make a reservation with them is to ensure that they have offer an online booking experience that differs from the others in a positive way.

Hotel Websites
Image credit: Ayla87

In this article, we take a look at some beautiful and innovative hotel websites that are currently floating in cyberspace in the hopes that other web designers can draw inspiration for their next hotel project.

What makes an Excellent Hotel Website?

There are many factors to consider when creating an excellent hotel website. It must not only have an attractive design, but must also maintain simplicity of navigation, provided succinct and relevant information and, above all else, easy functionality. All these work together to help create a pleasant experience for the user which may very well be the deciding factor customers consider when making a reservation.

Visual Attraction

A picture paints a thousand words. Photographs of the hotel grounds, rooms and even location maps will allow customers to get a better idea of what to expect of the hotel. For some customers, appearances are everything and a pretty picture of their vacation lodging can help nudge them into a decision.

Hotel Guarda Golf
Hotel Guarda Golf has a large gallery of photographs that allow customers to look at what they are paying for from various angles. This will help customers to get a sense of security when deciding if it is the right place to spend their money on.

Hotel Guarda Golf

Social, Social, Social

Not everyone you know gets to travel around the world, as such, the best way to get feedback regarding where to stay on your travels is through reviews from satisfied customers. Reviews are the modern day word of mouth recommendation that can be a big factor customers consider before making any hotel reservations. Social media and viral marketing have become so powerful that even the rich and famous rely on them to make a decision on where to stay away from home. Advancement in web technology allows hotel guests to give feedback after their stay with the hotel.

In fact today, guests can even subscribe to hotel RSS feeds or follow the hotel’s social networks like Twitter to stay updated with the hotel’s latest promotions and events.

MGM Grand
MGM Grand allows their visitors to obtain updates from popular social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

Mgm Grand

Functionality

The website of a hotel needs to attract customers visually, but also ensure that it is not a hassle to get the basic information they seek while deciding which hotel to make a reservation with.

The loading time of each webpage should be fast if not customers might get frustrated. And appealing to more than one of our senses can help customers get a taste the quality of service the hotel offers. While customers scroll through pretty photographs of the rooms and hotel’s grounds and services, they can be treated to pleasant and soothing music as well.

Having an online booking system is important as it allows the busy user to quickly make the necessary reservations without the hassle of waiting for a phone operator to attend to them. A powerful booking system will help ensure that it can handle large numbers of booking traffic without any problems and allow the hotel to enter the next technological era smoothly.

Atlantis The Palm
Beautiful and large scrolling images that don’t require any reloading time allows the visitor to enjoy the visual treat on the website. Altantis also has a comprehensive online booking system that makes it very easy for visitors to use.

Atlantis The Palm

Multilingual Websites

Hotels hope to target the international market and although English is a widely spoken language, hotels should cater to the needs of customers whose first language isn’t English. If the same information given to English speaking customers is also provided in other languages like French, Japanese, and German etc without having to exit the website, it will greatly increase the chances of the customer choosing to make a reservation with the hotel.

Albert Hotel Riga
Albert Hotel Riga is one such example in which their website allows the customer to choose between languages like English, Russian and Latvian without having to exit the site.

Albert Hotel

Ease of Use

Clear and simple navigation should be one of the priorities when designing any hotel website. It is one of the push factors for visitors to make the decision to make a reservation with the hotel. Important information like location, contact details, and booking methods, should be easy to find and simple to use. This will ensure that the prospective customer does not get frustrated and leave the site without making a booking.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Easy to navigate, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo website allows the visitor to quickly obtain important information as they are listed neatly and prominently on the navigation bar.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Detailed Service

It is important for customers to know the various services the hotel can offer them during their stay. Knowing more about the hotel and their policies will help customers gain a sense of security and build confidence in the hotel they are considering to book with. Relevant details should be easily accessible and in given in a reasonable font size for customers to read with ease. Information given on the website should be valid and there should not be any misleading or hidden details kept from potential customers.

Capella Singapore
Capella Singapore is a six star hotel with numerous facilities like their spa options and four different dinning venues as well as activities like their signature tours and cruises. These are available for visitors to take a look at on their site, thus giving them an extra edge over other hotels.

Capella Singapore

Choice of Colors

Colour schemes used in hotel websites play an important role. Warm and sensual colours are often used as they create a homely and comfortable feeling for their web visitors. After all, a hotel stay is one’s home away from home. Hotel websites usually have a colour scheme of white, blue, black or green because of the symbolic connotations of these colours. White is associated with elegance and purity. Blue is calming and sensual. Black adds a sense of mystery and Zen-like feeling. Nature’s green helps the busy traveller unwind and refreshes their senses.

Hotel Missoni
Hotel Missoni website design stands out from the others because of its unique concept and excellent use of colours.

Hotel Missoni

50 Beautifully Designed Hotel and Resort Websites

Shown below are some beautifully designed and current hotel and resort websites, feel free to browse through their websites if you have the time.

41hotel
41hotel

Alexander Hotels
Alexander Hotels

Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree

Bauer Venezia
Bauer Venezia

Bellagio
Bellagio

Christophe Harbour
Christophe Harbour

Hilton
Hilton

Hotel Arcaluinoe
Hotel Arcaluinoe

Hotel Dion
Hotel Dion

Hotel Grand Pacific
Hotel Grand Pacific

Hiranoya
Hiranoya

Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

Jumeirah
Jumeirah

Kahala Resort
Kahala Resort

Kiwi Collection
Kiwi Collection

Lion Sands
Lion Sands

Leonia
Leonia

Mansion Hotel
Mansion Hotel

New York Palace
New York Palace

Narutis
Narutis

Palazzo Las Vegas
Palazzo Las Vegas

Paro
Paro

Preferred Hotels
Preferred Hotels

Peninsula
Peninsula

Raffles
Raffles

Ritz Carlton
Ritz Carlton

Sanderson London
Sanderson London

Seoul Plaza
Seoul Plaza

Shangri La
Shangri La

Sheraton Walker Hill
Sheraton Walker Hill

Shilla
Shilla

Sofitel
Sofitel

Altira Macau
Altira Macau

Stonewall Resort
Stonewall Resort

Swissotel
Swissotel

The Benjamin
The Benjamin

The Clarendon
The Clarendon

The Dorchester
The Dorchester

The Hotel
The Hotel

The Plaza
The Plaza

Thistle
Thistle

Trump Las Vegas Hotel
Trump Las Vegas Hotel

Tivoli Hotels
Tivoli Hotels

US Hotels Group
US Hotels Group

Venetian
Venetian

Vila Vigor
Vila Vigor

Waldorf Astoria
Waldorf Astoria

Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas

Westin
Westin

Woodfin Hotels
Woodfin Hotels

Checking In Soon?

I hope these hotel websites were able to whet your appetite for a much needed vacation for yourself or your family. And if you see any other great hotel websites or have something to share about their site designs, do drop us a comment below.

Aidan Huang is a web enthusiast and ingenious blogger who loves all things design, interesting and technology. He is the editor-in-chief at Onextrapixel and have founded several other interesting blogs. Do keep in touch with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Great article! Although I will probably never design a website for a hotel, these are still some great tips to implement in other industries. Oh, and the examples are all really nice!

  2. / Reply

    great

    thank you

  3. / Reply

    Really nice collection…amazing draw grid system in all hotels. that´s what im looking for… :D

  4. / Reply

    I personally love this one: http://www.hubertnz.sk/
    But I agree, great article :)

    • Adam,
    • November 21, 2009
    / Reply

    Nice collection, but…

    “Multilingual Languages”? Oh, really?

    I think it should be either multiple languages or multilingual sites… or multilingual itself :)

    1. / Reply

      Hey adam, thanks for the feedback.

    • cybersage,
    • November 21, 2009
    / Reply

    I like this one: http://www.felixzawojski.com/
    Made in the most famous russian studio.

      • Isa,
      • December 29, 2011
      / Reply

      yes, this is cool, cybersage. It is SO refreshing to see some creativity (too bad most clients are afraid of creativity)

    • Joe,
    • November 21, 2009
    / Reply

    Nice collection.

  5. / Reply

    Great article. I really like Cappela and Mansion ones. I made a simple but smart one for a local b&b: http://www.mineheadguesthouse.co.uk/

  6. / Reply

    Well, your post is great! As the list of all the hotels and resorts is simply mind blowing. I absolutely liked all of the hotels websites and felt that they were successful enough to create an ambiance of their actual hotel environment. All the sites gave a feel of relaxation and luxury. Good collection!

  7. / Reply

    Don’t forget the “Faena”, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    http://www.faenahotelanduniverse.com

  8. / Reply

    A lot of smaller hotels and resorts are starting to use WordPress to build and regularly update their sites.

    La Orquidea (the Orchid) in Spain http://www.laorquidea.co.uk is a good example of a clean design with a unique template.

  9. / Reply

    I wonder if the author has seen the web-site for the first 5* hotel in Moldova, http://www.clubroyalpark.md :)

    • RonL,
    • November 21, 2009
    / Reply

    Too Many of these examples look like ready made template design.

    • Ryan,
    • November 22, 2009
    / Reply

    You got the Sanderson in there, but check out the Sanderson’s parent company, Morgan’s Hotel Group: http://www.morganshotelgroup.com/

  10. / Reply

    Great work thx mate

  11. / Reply

    Thank you for the inspiration! At a former job I worked on 4 hotel redesigns.

    One I had free reign on and it turned out great. Except now they use a photo of the hotel on the landing page that looks awful (hotel is framed by a black entrance with a big plaque from a historical landmark (not the hotel), black windows, and plastic chairs and tables from a snack bar in the hotel). It’s literally why would I want to stay there?!

    The other three…well one was a Template Monster template (and I’m quite sure the owners didn’t know it and were charged premium for it), and the other I still want to barf when I think of it, including what they were charged. The fourth also wasn’t what I would have done.

    My former employer just did not, and still doesn’t, understand that ambiance is so important in hotel/resort design.

  12. / Reply

    What a great collection of inspiration, forgive me I couldn’t help but to think that these tips aren’t just for the hospitality industry alone. They could in fact be applied to any industry.

    what a great collection of these examples.

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com

    • chris,
    • November 23, 2009
    / Reply

    Great examples! I’m working on a hotel project now and these are exactly what I’m looking for!!

    • Aidan,
    • November 23, 2009
    / Reply

    Thanks guys for all the other recommendation of hotel sites. Keep them coming.

  13. / Reply

    I wonder how may of those nice designs and sites are SEO friendly enough to beat the competence in Search Engines.

      • Aidan,
      • November 23, 2009
      / Reply

      Hi Ani Lopez, in fact many of the hotel sites ranked poorly in major search engines and are hard to locate them.

        • Ed,
        • November 23, 2009
        / Reply

        Turn off your Flash plugin in I.E and have a look at peninsula.com again – this is how search engines see this Flash site – very SEO friendly! If a site is developed properly there is no reason why even full flash, content managed websites (peninsula.com runs on Sitecore) can’t be SEO frinedly.

        Rgds

        Ed.

          • Aidan,
          • November 23, 2009
          / Reply

          Hi Ed, why would anyone want to use I.E anyway?

  14. / Reply

    Some really cool websites, it’s funny, but if I’m unsure which hotel to book I always go with the one that has the better site!

    • Kai,
    • November 23, 2009
    / Reply

    In general, too many hotels and hotel chains put design before usability, when designing their websites.

    KR

    • Ed,
    • November 23, 2009
    / Reply

    That’s a great collection of sites you have. You might also want to look at these:
    http://www.wolganvalley.com/
    http://www.al-maha.com/
    http://www.themirahotel.com/

      • Aidan,
      • November 23, 2009
      / Reply

      Thanks Ed for the recommendation.

      • Rudi,
      • January 20, 2010
      / Reply

      I luv wolganvalley man, natural color, simple and clean
      nice site

  15. / Reply

    Thanx Dude, this is awesome !

  16. / Reply

    great article !!
    nice collection

    • Shane,
    • November 24, 2009
    / Reply

    Great article, Lots of nice designs here. i Think it is important that a hotel website should be clear and welcoming.
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. / Reply

    You should also look at B&B web sites. Many of those are much better then the hotel sites you are showing.

  18. / Reply

    Such an awesome collection. Thanks for the work you put into it!

  19. / Reply

    Very nice website I love the look and feel of most of them but I agree with Ani Lopez what good is a beautiful site if no one can find you for the keywords your site is relevant for. Design with SEO in mind is the ultimate challenge most of us face and also understanding that there are two audiences humans and robots. Achieving a technologically sound design with SEO in mind is not only about keyword density its about cross browser compatibility and making sure your site validates across the CSS / XHTML standards in web 2.0. Google Webmaster Tools is also a must to take advantage of all the resources and site diagnostics.

    • Eric,
    • November 24, 2009
    / Reply

    While all these sites look pretty, I wonder how they stack up in terms of measurable ROI, leads generated, etc.

    Pretty sites definitely look nice, but it’s 2009! Everyone knows a lot of these hotels have seen their bookings get clobbered by the recession. If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense.

    The Donald Trump Vegas one at least has some direct response elements….

  20. / Reply

    Many of the hotels listed here have brand recognition and in all likelihood have large marketing budgets (web/print/TV).

    For very high end accommodations the client isn’t the person doing the booking. It’s most likely a personal assistant, executive assistant or a travel agency that they work with.

    Bookings and recommendations come from a variety of sources such as TripAdvisor.

    • GGastis,
    • November 24, 2009
    / Reply

    Good post, thank you. Check out http://www.21cMuseumHotel.com, in Louisville, KY of all places.

    • Gianluca,
    • November 24, 2009
    / Reply

    Great article, inspiring! :)
    I’d suggest also this wonderful 5 stars Hotel in the Amalfi Coast:
    http://www.hotelpalumbo.it/

    • Scott,
    • November 24, 2009
    / Reply

    Great article – one of best I have seen is http://www.spaces42.com

    All contemporary homes to rent and the images are great.

  21. / Reply

    Dear Aidan, thank you very much for the mention of our website Hotel Guarda Golf & for the great article. Cheers, Daniele

  22. / Reply

    Great article,
    I suggest http://www.dulacetduparc.com/en/ a nice Resort on Lake Garda (Italy)

    Thanks and Regards

    • john,
    • November 27, 2009
    / Reply

    Excellent selection guys. Definitely a lot of hoteliers could benefit from this sort of inspiration

  23. / Reply

    An interesting article and some good looking websites. You have mentioned ease of use and navigation (usability) yet, most of these sites seem to be a pretty picture and little else.

    Yes you need to impress your customers, but an Internet based customer will only wait 10 seconds or so for a website to download, they are impatient. Having massive pictures on the front page may not be the answer.

    Also, you mentioned most hotels are catering for overseas customers. Even with broadband a connection over the Internet from overseas will not be as fast as a local connection. So the size of pictures should be addressed. Small and well placed pictures may be a better option.

    • Anne,
    • November 27, 2009
    / Reply

    What a nice website gallery!

    I like also http://www.pupp.cz

    Beautiful place, traditional hotel, excellent services …

    • Joe L,
    • November 27, 2009
    / Reply

    Great article, thank you for these inspiring websites.
    I recently found this website of the hotel Hollmann Beletage in Vienna, Austria:
    http://www.hollmann-beletage.at

  24. / Reply

    I agree in this article. The way to make a customer decide which hotel to choose is the simplicity of Web Design. Easy to navigate and less hassle. When I looked at the collection, I love them all. They are all creative and artistic yet so simple.

  25. / Reply

    Nice selection Aidan, definitely some good pages there. However, I also have to agree with some of the previous posts – a great looking website isn’t always the one that is easiest to navigate, quickest to load or best at converting lookers into bookers. We specialise in hotel and travel websites, and while great design is important, we prioritise a number of other factors as well when building sites.

    Another issue is the booking engine – you can build a great site only to have to bolt on a booking engine that looks terrible, or one that looks great but takes ages to load and confuses the hell out of the average visitor, preventing the site from getting the bookings it should.

    Anyway, let me suggest a candidate for your hotel web design selection – they are not one of our clients, either! A small hotel in Romania, and a lesson on keeping things simple – an entire hotel website in what is basically 7 pages. Disastrous from an SEO perspective though.

    http://www.hotel-oxford.ro

    Thanks,

    David

  26. / Reply

    I came across an awesome looking website, too. I have also stayed at the hotel, so I know their potential as a strong hotel. The design is also good. I hope you like it

    http://www.hotelrio.in

  27. / Reply

    Nice websites! Very inspirational :)

  28. / Reply

    I am really glad to have gone through the post, its amazing I was trying to see whether it will be of any use me and I am sure going to use for future reference.

    • David,
    • December 16, 2009
    / Reply

    I stayed in this Hotel in Killarney Ireland – http://www.MuckrossPark.com – and just liked the easy navigation of the site…plus some of their promotional images are excellent.

  29. / Reply

    That’s a great collection of sites you have. You might also want to look at http://www.murmuri.com – Hotel in Barcelona (Spain)

  30. / Reply

    Wow, some awesome examples of really great hotel sites. Thanks!

    • Carter,
    • January 9, 2010
    / Reply

    Good stuff guys… check out http://www.citycenter.com also a great hotel site.

    • Mike,
    • January 23, 2010
    / Reply

    I spend about 250 days a year in hotels, it’s not a misery I would wish on my worst enemy. With that being said I spend more time on Travel Websites than I would care to admit. First rule, if you have a flash website, I will be off that site faster than it can load. Nothing worse when I am trying to book a room, and the hotel company wants to show me a 3 minute flash video of their site.
    Speaking of which Marriot just got an upgrade to their site which is much more user friendly . Lastly I would be remiss if I didnt mention my new favorite kid on the block. http://www.hoteltattler.com Enjoy!

  31. / Reply

    Its really helpful and informative , Amazing work…

    Way of explanation and pictures presentation is attractive.

  32. / Reply

    Hello Aidan!
    I m a freelance web developer and I am quite happy to found you like guy on the web. Right now I am designing a hotel website by reading your post as inspiration. it is coming at http://www.vijieya.com

  33. / Reply

    I think this Hotel Rate indiciator is a great idea!
    We have been slowly creating our own hotel review site for our local town to ensure everyone gets the best hotel to suit them.

  34. / Reply

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that.

  35. / Reply

    wow, that’s really a nice collection! …a lot of inspiration…
    thanks for posting this article!

  36. / Reply

    yeah, that’s really cool inspiration! thanks for this collection!
    my Favourit is “banyan tree”. Greetings, jakob

  37. / Reply

    Stunning collection of sites. Trully inspirational.

  38. / Reply

    Usability is equally as important as the looks of a hotel website. A stunned visitor will want to do what he came for and quickly otherwise, the other websites are only a click away

  39. / Reply

    Some great websites here! This one will be nice when its finished: http://www.oldpostofficeguesthouse.co.uk/

  40. / Reply

    I’ve been trying a way to figure out how to implement a good design and site for my motels, I found this article through google. good tips !

  41. / Reply

    Check this website out. Great post by the way

  42. / Reply

    Gr8 article thnx man…

  43. / Reply

    Great list, designing a hotel website & this will help for sure

    1. / Reply

      Yeah, I must agree that great lists of hotel websites are featured here… Cool stuffs!

      Thank you for the blog post!

  44. / Reply

    i suggest the new Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera in Italy – Garda Lake
    http://www.grandhotelgardone.it

  45. / Reply

    wow my mouth drops to see so many nice hotel websites…really great photos, might need to be inspired by this hotel sites. hopefully i can find a good Marmaris hotels websites.

  46. / Reply

    This is a wonderful blog post. really cool to see how they all have that complete unique template. Luxury hotels really make a nice impression.

    • lhe,
    • September 2, 2010
    / Reply

    This is such a great article to read. I’m working on a growing hotel website as well, and this helps me compare the best with our website. I’m very impressed and will definitely bookmark this post for reference and inspiration!

    • Dania,
    • September 10, 2010
    / Reply

    Wow, very nice collection of hotel sites. All of them are top notch designs, and great sources when traveling too! Thanks a lot for posting this.

    • Thomas,
    • October 17, 2010
    / Reply

    Thanks for writing this article.

    I myself am working on a pitch for a new website of an established Hotel that is also a landmark. I am fairly new to the world of ‘Hotel websites’ and it is clear to me that new, non-standard rules apply. Right now I am still in the research fase. After the weekend I will start working out the details of the pitch.

    There are a few crucial tips in this article that I quite possibly could have overlooked, had I not found this article. It just takes a few words from people with experience and all of a sudden certain design/usability rules become common sense.

    Hopefully we will win the pitch and I can start the conceptual and creative proces. Designing a Hotel website seems like an awesome challenge which I really want to take on. Once I start working on the website I will start sharing my ideas and tips with the community.

  47. / Reply

    i always get my hotel reservations in advance specially during peak seasons,’-

  48. / Reply

    Even though I’m not making a website for a specific hotel, I’m making one for a travel agency that concentrates on hotels, so this was extremely helpful. Thanks so much for posting it, I’m sure it’s helps all of us in the travel niche.

    • Vegas,
    • November 9, 2010
    / Reply

    This is a great website to reference for hotel managers to visit. I would like to understand how the hotel are able to get so many links to their site so a marketing guide would be nice too. There are some spectacular design that have been made though. Great blog post.

  49. / Reply

    fantastic selection! there is No doubt ,, those are very beautiful and inspiring web designs! once again just added to google bookmarks! thanks for sharing this!

    • Metin,
    • November 16, 2010
    / Reply

    Such an awesome collection. Thanks for the work you put into it!

  50. / Reply

    i always make sure that i got a hotel reservation at least 1 week in advance to ensure that i got a reservation ~~,

  51. / Reply

    Excellent article, we are working on a project aimed at this level of service and quality “The Singular Hotels” will open its first hotel in Patagonia, Chile.

    Can visit you in http://www.thesingular.com

    Excelente artículo, nosotros estamos trabajando en un proyecto que apunta a este nivel de servicio y calidad The Singular Hotels que abrirá su primer hotel en la Patagonia de Chile.

  52. / Reply

    Great read, I just emailed this post to my brother who asked me about this topic last week.

  53. / Reply

    This is an awesome blog post . You really found some nice websites and these are some of the most popular hotels in the world. Keep up the good work. Great post!

  54. / Reply

    A package of great hotels, its like all in one. Mountains, Islands, and city hotels are great places to be. I’d like to post this in my social networks.

  55. / Reply

    Very impressive designs and really great for inspiration. I’m bookmarking these for travel web design inspiration ;) Thank you!

    • Joe Toltz,
    • January 19, 2011
    / Reply

    Here is a neat hotel idea, a litte micro niche motel site. Drupal based from what I can tell. http://www.hotelsinithacany.com

    • leanne,
    • January 27, 2011
    / Reply

    what a great post, some great websites listed there, personally i would recommend http://paraiso-jardim.com

  56. / Reply

    The most cool one would be its reputation. If a certain hotel is really well known the people would love to see its website even if the site isn’t really cool. But I guess the right one would be an accommodating site where the guests could browse easily on its page plus its links.

    • Lumas,
    • April 6, 2011
    / Reply

    Great tips and collection of sites but, “pleasant and soothing music”, Really? Music is the most annoying thing you can find on a website.

    • Sandra,
    • April 15, 2011
    / Reply

    Good list, please check this hotel website in Holbox, México http://lasnubesdeholbox.com

    1. / Reply

      Sorry Sandra, but an all Flash website isn’t a good idea. The English version has the content in Spanish. The client, in my opinion, wasted their money.

      When you have multiple language versions of the site make sure all of the content is in that language.

  57. / Reply

    Nice list, Love most of them…

  58. / Reply

    It’s really very useful post.keep update.
    thanks for giving such a nice post

    • andy,
    • April 21, 2011
    / Reply

    The Lodge at Torrey Pines site is cutting edge

  59. / Reply

    Wow! I love your designs… Makes me want to dream of getting in to those places and having a good rest…

  60. / Reply

    Nice and prity

  61. / Reply

    Hi,
    i suggest the New Luxury Hotel Lido Palace in Riva del Garda
    http://www.lido-palace.it

  62. / Reply

    Wow! Some gorgeous looking websites there. Makes me want to pack my clothes and head off straight away to all those destinations! Very inspirational and I always love looking at great design.

  63. / Reply

    The above themes are very useful to the applying the sites are most popular to the when you have multiple language versions.

  64. / Reply

    Very Greate post by author on Hotels web design

    • GIK,
    • June 22, 2011
    / Reply

    I tend to do a lot of websites for hotels/tourism definitely the two most important things that I found hotels want is ease of use and prominent pictures of accommodation/views

    • williamsmith114,
    • June 24, 2011
    / Reply

    Very inspirational and I always love looking at great design and two most important things that I found hotels want is ease of use

  65. / Reply

    thanks,
    nice selection I like this one http://www.hotelparadisparis.com

  66. / Reply

    @Sophie – An under construction site? Seriously.

      • skankinEd,
      • July 19, 2011
      / Reply

      @Christina – LOL…its brilliant in its simplicity!

  67. / Reply

    Wow, they are cool examples. Thanks.

  68. / Reply

    Websites have certainly come a long way in the 10 years i have been doing online businesses.

  69. / Reply

    I come to know there are some hotel templates are copyrighted. Will i face legal facts if i edit & use them ?

    1. / Reply

      @zakthi – Are you referring to a template that you can purchase or just take/steal the design of an existing website? If you buy the template there should be no problem. However, if you take the design/code of another website, and even if you edit it you are violating their copyright. You would likely face legal action and not to mention the harm it could do to your reputation.

      Not to mention having a very irate client on your hands. As they will likely receive notice of legal action.

  70. / Reply

    Great reference for cool designs

  71. / Reply

    yeah, that’s really cool inspiration! thanks for this collection!
    my Favourit is “banyan tree”. Greetings, jakob

  72. / Reply

    There are some very good looking sites here. Nice to see web design for hotels has moved into the 21st century at last. I do note though that all of the hotels here do seem to be large and thus will have large budgets as well. When you are a smaller hotel you wont have the money available to do all this.

    Only word of advice to smaller hotels is DONT do it yourself. Get a pro in. If you could see how many bookings the good looking sites produce vs how many are produced when “my kids do the site”, you would make the small investment required.

      • skankinEd,
      • September 8, 2011
      / Reply

      Some interesting comments. In terms of not having the money available, it is worth estimating how much revenue your website might bring in; what percentage of bookings might come through your online channel, and from that, figure out how much you are willing to invest in order to generate, and hopefully increase that revenue stream.

    • Waqar,
    • October 9, 2011
    / Reply

    Nice websites for inspiration, thanks! : )

    I saw and tried a hotel website builder, I liked that too with hotel design templates that fit almost all the hotel’s needs. I think their sites structure is the best in my opinion, pretty professional and in one glance your customers get to know what you’re offering, I think they get a feel of your hotel, motel or b&b etc. The thing I like about that builder (http://www.roomjack.com) is that their control panel / website builder I found super easy, much modern as well. They have a free trial too for someone interested to check it out. I was inspired by their capabilities. Thought of sharing it in case someone might be looking to revamp or get a new hotel website for theirs.

    Anyways, thanks for sharing the inspirations.

  73. / Reply

    Those hotel designs are great! Thanks for those tips. I might as well follow some of those designs for my hotel sit, i mean i’ll get some ideas. Thanks for posting this.

  74. / Reply

    All these designs are just spellbound superb colors combinations and fantastic views.. Liked the tips navigational structure

  75. / Reply

    Very nice previews. I highly recommend that hotels weight their website carefully, it is becoming the primary business tool. Out of the various features for a hotel website I like the functionality, I find hard to believe but even on expensively designed websites sometimes it is a struggle to find the hotel address, back to basics, some info needs to be in the front page!

  76. / Reply

    Really great designs, I liked them all.. thanks….

    • John Giannatos,
    • January 14, 2012
    / Reply

    Nice Article!!

    See also http://www.saintjohn.gr/ This one is in Mykonos Greece

  77. / Reply

    We run a small B&B in Patagonia and are for sure no competitors for the listen companies. I build, modify and update our site on my own, web design ha been my passion but never more than a hobby. Obviously the creators of the above are far more qualified than I am. What strikes me though going through all these example is the following:

    a) that most of these designs are purely picture-approached and over-evaluate the force of an image-based design. Not all in the target group are art lovers and I don’t need to have pictures repeated over and over again. The main point is how to group the pictures and to think carefully about what senses/wishes/usp’s to attract. I would fairly say that at least 75% of the examples given would fail my humble jugdement.

    b) it is surprising that obviously a given picture-link to a facebook page, a youtube channel and a twitter account still make a good “viral” impression. I think they don’t. When I look at a lot of these hotels profiles I see that I am kind of right – no real involvement, more or less a blank repeating of helplessly targeted offers by a coffee-fed marketing crowd :-). I got the impression that a lot of these agencies creating these site don not really have a profound insight into what’s really possible in combining a facebook account with a website. this goes as well for other social networks and channels on the internet. also the placing of these links still seem to follow the rule, the smaller the better and let’s best put them to the footer. that’s a bad strategy and using analytics for years now I can tell that for any business clicks under the crucial 40% top of a website get (all 60 bottom %) no more than maybe 20% (and if so assume yourself a lucky guy!).

    c) the pricing models online still follow the good old printing times scheme as well as the booking systems and formulars. there’s so much more possible…especially there would be in case of the listed companies. i see more potential lost here than value gained.

    I didn’t intend to be harsh just critique. Hotel website and hotel web marketing – to be more concise – is just still a field which needs more innovation. also crucial migt be not to only rely on a good designer but to have someone handy who broadly deals with the internet, viral marketing, new media techniques and stuff. Looking at the majority of the examples here I doubt that this happens most of the time.

    Saludos!

  78. / Reply

    Really great designs, I liked them all.. thanks…. ,great job. you are prefect.thanks for sharing

  79. / Reply

    what you have said in this article has deeply impressed me and i wish you can write more about this subject.

    • Tony,
    • April 4, 2012
    / Reply

    Very good ones. I also think http://www.blacklotus.asia has something interesting in the design.

    • Vida,
    • April 12, 2012
    / Reply

    Nice looking themes. Please keep us updated.

    • Jayant Dutta,
    • April 12, 2012
    / Reply

    Really a great collection of good website, all at one place. Its a rich source for web designers as well as Hospitality Industries…
    good work!

    • Zain,
    • April 20, 2012
    / Reply

    Wow that is a great comprehensive list of inspiring web design. I really like how you touched upon the usability of the website because often times I find myself frustrated when I want to book a hotel room and I have to go through tons of steps. I also stumbled upon another list of inspiring website design. http://tympanus.net/codrops/2010/01/23/24-beautiful-hotel-website-designs-to-get-inspired/
    However, this post is definitely one to bookmark!

  80. / Reply

    Nice collections of Hotels…………awesome…http://www.balajidarshan.org.

  81. / Reply

    AWESOME COLLECTION……………………….http://www.tirupatibooking.com

    • Niranjan,
    • May 7, 2012
    / Reply

    Really so many fantastic idea in your post . Very useful, Love it .

    Thanks for sharing amazing Things.

    Niranjan

  82. It makes clear sense when reading the post, hope to get lot more from you, thanks

  83. / Reply

    Really great designs, I liked that and it is Great reference for cool designs

    • Mike,
    • September 12, 2012
    / Reply

    Well resourced collection of hotel websites and great article, well done

    • amul,
    • October 15, 2012
    / Reply

    Lovely collection of elegant hotel homepages!

    It would have been nice to add interaction details – check in forms overview
    OR perhaps room/suite displays.

    Another example of quick list post that is nice but fairly shallow.

    • Scott,
    • October 18, 2012
    / Reply

    great article, I would also recommend this one – http://syrynity.com/

  84. / Reply

    Great points and a beautiful compilation of elegant hotels.

  85. / Reply

    I see all website are nice!

  86. / Reply

    Excellent collection and very valuable comments. Thank you to all! Realized that we have to change in my site.

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