Are you keeping an eye on your competitors?

As an independent hotelier, you know that staying in complete control of your operations is a requirement for success.  However, how often do you look across the street or around the corner to see how your competitors are doing?  Their performance can have a significant impact on your hotel’s performance…

Get your independent hotel noticed online

We think most operators agree that independent hotels need an online booking strategy to help them grab the attention of curious travelers.  The online relationships between travelers and hotels are too valuable to the long-term financial health of independents to ignore or leave to chance.  But where…

Have you been wondering "where does my time go?"

There’s no doubt that running an independent hotel keeps you and your team members busy, but how confident are you that everyone is working efficiently and maximizing productivity?  We know this is a tough question for independent hoteliers to answer.  In many cases, independents rely on small teams…

Here’s how innRoad can help you efficiently run your hotel's operations

The phrase, “Timing is everything,” is often used in referring to routine daily events, such as leaving for work before morning traffic jams or being seated for dinner ahead of the evening rush.  However, for independent hoteliers, this phrase carries a more important, stronger meaning – it perfectly…

Busy season is coming... is your bed and breakfast ready?

Although many of us are still experiencing cold, wet weather, the official end of winter and start of spring is near.  While this slow transition may keep travelers at home a little longer than expected, there’s no denying that their winter weariness will soon have them excited for spring and summer…

Spring Cleaning: Give your guests the best deal in town!

As part of our ongoing “Spring Cleaning” blog series, we’ve covered various ways innkeepers can get their bed and breakfast into top shape for the fast-approaching spring and summer busy seasons, including crafting a solid marketing strategy and updating their website.  In keeping with our theme,…

Maximize your busy season returns with a well-crafted marketing strategy

It feels like we just celebrated New Year’s Day, but somehow, it’s already time to focus on the upcoming busy season.  Busy season is a gold mine travel period for lots of independent hotels, delivering increased guest traffic and stronger revenue.  But while many hotels enjoy a natural uptick…

Spring Cleaning: Get your hotel website into shape for the upcoming travel season

It’s time for spring cleaning and innRoad is here to help you get a head start!  Throughout this month, we’ll cover various tips and strategies for “spring cleaning” your independent hotel and preparing for the travel days ahead, so check back regularly for helpful advice.Some independent…

The three P’s of buying the right property management software for your bed and breakfast

We understand that selecting the right property management software for a bed and breakfast is challenging.  For many innkeepers, the first thought is “Where do I start?”  Then from there, an avalanche of questions start to flow into their minds, sometimes halting the process entirely due to information…