How do you post your rates on your website?

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Our rates don't change - example Room A rate $100 all year long
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Rate Range - example Room A $100 - $150
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Seasonal (or other) example Room A $100 Dec-Feb...
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I set them for the year, write the rates on an index card for DH and that is that. I am not in a tourist area. I get what ever calls, books, and comes, and DH cannot remember rates long enough to do more than look at his teleprompter.

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 At first I had a rate 'range', as we charge more for Fri/Sat, but then people (of couse) would assume that the lower rate always applied and seemed to be completely shocked when I explained, "No, the room with the king bed and the hot tub is NOT $129 on Saturday night". DUH!

So, since it only took one more line of copy to provide a lot more explanation, and fewer questions, I went ahead and made if more plain. But I still get questions. 

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mine is live online booking with put in the date/dates and get the price. Ours fluctuate due to demand ie if we have 2 events which overlap on a certain day it pushes up demand for that day and so on. ie Sunday nights are usually very quiet here but in September we have 2 events one for about 5000 people and one for about 30,000 people which overlap on a saturday and sunday night - its going to be a fricking zoo!

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I list only my high season rates for weekdays and weekends, followed by the words (and up) and the discount for low season. And a disclaimer saying that rates may vary and discounted rates require a two night stay. 

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For each rate period (we have about 5 rate periods during our open season; we're shut down the other 6 months of the year...)

StartDate through EndDate:  $xxxx/week or $xxx/night (x night minimum stay)

 

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My rates are described on the website as $x.xx on weeknights (Sun-Thu) and $y.yy on weekend nights (Fri-Sat). That's year-round.

Seasonal/holiday rates definitely would complicate the situation. If I had those, I'd have to give a range and say, "check the online reservation system for exact rates for the nights you plan to spend with us."

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I have a rate range.  Exp:  Rose Room $135-$159 (check availability calendar for rates on specific dates)

I try to make it clear that they can easily see what the exact rate is when they check their dates.

Now that we're talking about it, I think I'll make the "(check availability calendar for rates on specific dates)" a link to ResKey!

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A couple of other threads about innkeepers exausting attempts to book their own vacations had me thinking about how I post my rates.  After you vote, please share why you list as you do.

 

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I have mine set up with a range by season. There is a link that says the specific rate for any date is on the calendar.

I do it this way because having a yearly rate doesn't work, the rates change too much. But, I still need some wiggle room in season to raise rates so the chart next to the room photo shows the seasonal range. (I once had someone email me to say the rate on the website was $5 less than the rate on the calendar and they wanted the lower rate. Had to fix THAT problem with a caveat about rates changing for events, etc.)

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