Book Your Stay

Accommodation Benefit

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce offers a real-time accommodation booking engine to enable Chamber website visitors to search and book their stay directly from the Chamber’s website. This feature is easy for Chamber accommodation members to implement, has no cost until a reservation is generated, and requires little to no work once connected. This program, given the name Book Your Stay, launched in 2023.

Each reservation generated will look and feel similar to those generated from an accommodation member’s own website:

  • Accommodation controls the money, as the merchant of record
  • Own and control each reservation
  • Direct communications and relationships with guests
  • Your deposit and cancellation policies apply to each reservation
  • Each reservation flows directly into member’s reservation system in real-time
  • Your reservation system is the database of authority, eliminating double bookings
  • Information between your system and the Chamber’s accommodation booking site is automatically updated – no work required

Easy to Use

This benefit of Siesta Key Chamber membership has a simple sign-up. After signing up, you’ll receive basic instructions from GuestSmiles, our technology partner, to connect your specific reservation system. This set-up takes 10-15 minutes. An initial data sync will be done by the GuestSmiles support team, along with testing, to ensure correct function. A GuestSmiles team member will work with you through the testing process.

Only Pay After You’re Paid

There is a 10% commission on the rent only for each reservation generated. This is processed by ACH on behalf of the Chamber, by GuestSmiles, on the first business day of the following month after check-in. Each participant has their own online portal to view their reservations, invoice history and more.

Participation in the program requires being a current member of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and using a reservation software to which a connection has been established. If you use a system not yet connected, GuestSmiles is rapidly adding connections to new reservation systems each month.

If you’re interested in this program, or have questions about the process, please contact Nancy-jo Manney at the Chamber office.