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Selling Rooms Individually or Selling Rooms by Type

ThinkReservations allows properties to sell units on the booking engine individually or by type. 


When rooms are sold individually, guests are offered each unit that is available for the dates of their search. The room name which is set up in the back-office Room Settings is the same name that displays on the booking engine. 


If rooms are sold by type, guests are offered each room type that is available for the dates of their search, but they do not know which individual room they will be staying in. The room type name that displays on the booking engine is visible in the back-office Rate Type Settings.


How should I sell my rooms?


Selling Rooms Individually is best if the following are true:

  • If each room at your property is completely unique in regards to amenities and features.
  • Your rooms have different rates or minimum/maximum night restrictions any night of the year.
  • Your rooms do not have identical occupancy, additional guests, ADA restrictions, or pet policies.
  • Your rooms are listed individually on any OTAs you use.
  • You want to manage availability to connected OTAs for each room individually.


Selling Rooms by Type is best if the following are true:

  • Your property has multiple rooms that offer the same amenities and features.
  • Rooms with similar offerings all have the same rates and restrictions each night of the year. All rooms lumped into a type must have the same rates and restrictions.
  • Rooms with similar offerings have identical occupancy, additional guests, ADA restrictions, and pet policies. All rooms lumped into a type must have the same occupancy, additional guests, ADA restrictions, and pet policies.
  • Your rooms are sold by types on any OTAs you use.
  • You do not need to manage availability to connected OTAs for each room individually.
  • You want the ability to shift reservations to any room available within a room type. 


Can I sell some of my rooms individually and some by type?

Yes. You can choose to sell some rooms individually and some by type on the booking engine.


I'm using Room Types. Are all settings the same for each room in the type?

Some settings are synced by the entire room type, while other settings are set for each room individually (even though customers are not allowed to choose the individual room). 


Per Individual Room:

  • Short Name
  • Room Name
  • # of bedrooms
  • # of full baths
  • # of half baths
  • Description
  • Notes for Employees
  • Revenue Accounts
  • Location
  • More Details
  • Options
  • Images


Per Room Type: 

(**Please Note: Changing any of these settings in one room's settings will update all rooms within that Room Type)

  • Room Group 
  • Is ADA Accessible
  • Occupancy
  • Adult Configuration
  • Child Configuration
  • Pet Configuration
  • Taxes
  • Rates/Restrictions/Availability in rate types


How do I set up Room Types?

Room Types must be set up and managed by a ThinkReservations employee. If you need to change your room type configuration or lump rooms into types, please submit a request to our support team. Make sure to include the individual rooms in each type, and the name of the room type as you would like it to appear on the booking engine. 



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