Seeking web design for a 7 room Inn. This is a resort town, Ruidoso NM. Guests will stay an average of 1-3 nights.
My basic plan was to use Wordpress/Woocommerce+Stripe/WP Hotel Bookings plug-in.
However, this hotel requires some special functionality that is not simple for me to add. The rooms all have an electronic lock with a keypad for entry. Customer should get a 5 digit code in their confirmation e-mail specifying the door code that will grant them access... therefore the room Check-in will be accomplished "lights out".
However, these locks are not networked, [login to view URL]
Each lock is able to store up to 6 User Codes and a Master Code. The difficulty, as I see it, is that we would need to be provided with User Codes ahead of time. Ideally, this action would be taken by Housekeeping after a guest checkout. The door lock would have to be updated with the user code that will next be issued to a guest, upon their Check-in. However that can be accomplished.
My understanding of this strategy is that there would be a problem when guests reserve a room ahead of time. If someone reserves a room and they are granted a PIN code upon purchase, then that code would have to go into the door lock. Meanwhile, other guests come and go. This is not a workable solution. Therefore, a code would either have to be tied to a date, and work out the logistics of programming the door locks daily. Or, the guests could be provided with a final e-mail on the date of their Check-in that contains the next code in line.
Another problem: if you come for one night, the room is available the next day so before check-out you add another night using the website. New e-mail says you have NEW code! But you don't have a new door code because housekeeping did not visit to update, not yet! This will confuse customer, who has not yet checked out of Hotel. Each guest should have only one user code until their Check-out, even if they continue adding nights.
Using Wordpress, Woocommerce w/stripe, and customized Hotel Bookings Plugin. Plugin requires customizaton in order to send a door entry code to the customer in their confirmation e-mail. WP Hotel Bookings by Thimpress is targeted, it's a FOSS plugin with active support from Thimpress. The paid product Woocommerce Bookings is available if easier. Or another solution as you require.
Wordpress site themed to best practice standards for both web and mobile use, SEO for Hotel on Google Maps. Code management thoughtful for staff. Hotel could be unstaffed during operation and managed by Housekeeping Service alone.
Mobile use is paramount to me in the styling. I would like to limit the amount of "clunkiness" that is so often prevalent on wordpress sites rendered on mobile. I don't have any good examples, but there are a few examples of bad, such as [login to view URL] which is terrible on mobile. I would like to minimize the # of inputs required to book & purchase a room.
I had intended to customize the code myself but need to hire a professional php developer. Because of this, I am handling all the hosting / ssl / google maps listings & reviews. Just need the working installation. I am a professional photographer and I have content for the website including some graphics, some colors, and edited photos able to be formatted to your specifications.
Timeframe is 7-10 days, sooner is better. Customer is interested in a well designed site, so budget is not extremely limited. However, I'll be gathering several quotes before deciding.
Please let me know how you would solve the problems I see, provide your portfolio or website, cost and delivery date.