ThinkReservations allows you to configure your restrictions in multiple rate types for each room. We recommend that you review your restrictions on a weekly basis for just a few minutes to see if any manual changes need to be made or to extend restrictions at the end of your Calendar. Follow the steps below to set your minimum nights for each rate type.
1.) Click settings in the black bar in the top right.
2.) Click Rate Types on the left.
3.) Click on the rate type that you wish to edit. These changes will update this rate type and any other rate times which are derived from it. If you have more than one rate type that is set manually, you will need to make the changes for each of those rate types as necessary.
4.) Inside the rate type, click Rates & Restrictions tab at the top. Here you will see a special version of the Calendar where you can enter new restrictions or edit the ones currently set. Each block or cell is a room-date pair where you can set the appropriate rate. This is also where you program other restrictions and set your rates.
5.) Click the Modify button on the top right. Select the date range you would like to adjust. Select the days of the week and the rooms you would like to update restrictions for. Click Select at the bottom of the box. In the example below, Fridays have been selected for a year's worth of time.
6.) The Modify tool allows you to set and remove restrictions for multiple values at once when the Rates & Restrictions calendar is toggled to Summary. In the example below, we have removed Minimum nights through, added a 2 night Minimum on Arrival, set the Maximum nights on arrival to 10 nights and enabled Closed on departure restrictions for all the selected Fridays.
7.) Once you are done, click Update.
Related: Min Nights on Arrival vs. Min Nights Through
Minimum Nights on Arrival:
If a customer is arriving on a date that has Minimum Nights on Arrival set, they must meet the minimum nights indicated, if possible. If reservations have been made that make the minimum nights impossible for that room, then the minimum nights will automatically be adjusted/relaxed. For example, if Friday has minimum nights on arrival set to 2, then someone who tries to book a room on Friday must stay at least two nights. If Saturday is already reserved for that room, then the Minimum Night on Arrival for Friday will automatically adjust to 1, allowing you to fill the room. They work in one direction, like this: ⇨
Minimum Nights Through:
If a customer is staying on a date that has Minimum Nights Through set, they must meet the minimum nights indicated. If reservations have been made that make the minimum nights impossible, then the minimum nights will automatically be adjusted. For example, if Friday has Minimum Nights Through set to 3, then someone who tries to stay Thursday and Friday must stay at least one more night. If Wednesday and Saturday are already reserved, then the Minimum Night Through for Friday will automatically adjust to 2. They work both directions, like this: ⬄
Prospective guests will receive a message similar to above when searching for availability when a minimum night restriction is in effect.
Editing the number on the Edit Rate Type Calendar.
- The Modify tool allows you to make multiple changes at once when the Rates & Restrictions calendar is toggled to Summary. Decide what changes to make and click Update once complete.
8.) Once you are done, please check your work and then click the orange Save button at the top right.