What is the main difference between Little Hotelier and Amenitiz?

The main difference between Little Hotelier and Amenitiz is the capabilities of the tools. While the full versions of these tools are similarly priced*, Little Hotelier offers a number of valuable features that Amenitiz does not, including:

  • A purpose-built Front Desk feature (which can save you up to 35 minutes per booking!)
  • An App Store that quickly and easily connects Little Hotelier with valuable plug-ins to increase revenue, performance, and guest experience. 
  • A Guest Engagement feature that allows you to seamlessly communicate with your guests.
  • A built-in Insights tool that reveals opportunities to generate more revenue.
  • Metasearch functionality that puts your hotel up in lights on platforms like Google Hotel Ads, Trivago and TripAdvisor.

*If you choose the Basics or Flex options, Little Hotelier can be significantly cheaper than Amenitiz.

A good hotel property management system (PMS) can dramatically reduce the admin of running your hotel, while greatly improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations.

Two of the most popular options are the Little Hotelier PMS and the Amenitiz PMS. At first glance these two solutions might look quite similar in terms of purpose, features and functionality. But when you dig into the details, there are some significant differences between the two; differences that, according to publicly available information at the time of writing, show Little Hotelier to be the superior option.

Why is Little Hotelier a better option than Amenitiz? Let’s do a Little Hotelier vs Amenitiz comparison to find out.

What makes Little Hotelier better than Amenitiz?

Beyond the features that Amenitiz lacks, the features that it does share with Little Hotelier, such as the booking engine, channel manager and website builder, are often not as capable.

When comparing channel manager features, Amenitiz is capable of integrating with approximately 120 OTAs. Little Hotelier, meanwhile, can integrate with a market-leading 450+ OTAs, including a wealth of niche and local channels.

Another significant point of difference can be seen in the booking engine features. Little Hotelier allows you to take bookings via your Facebook page but Amenitiz does not.

It’s for these reasons that at the time of writing, Little Hotelier is ranked #2 on HotelTechReport’s list of hotel management solutions, while Amenitiz is ranked #22.

Little Hotelier vs Amenitiz comparison

Little HotelierAmenitiz
Front Desk– Save 35 minutes per booking
– One calendar: manage check-ins, allocate rooms, automate guest communications, process payments, organise housekeeping and more
– See top performing room types, rate plans and booking channels in real time
– Schedule messages for before a guest arrives and when they arrive.
– No dedicated Front Desk feature, instead features are spread throughout the PMS software
– Automatic check-ins
– Unable to track room status
– Unable to manage rooms and rates in one portal
Booking Engine– Proven to increase revenue by up to 43%
– Works with your existing site platforms like Wix, WordPress and Squarespace
– Multiple languages and currencies
– Accept bookings through both your website and social media
– Enhance your marketing strategy by developing customised emails to guests at key points in their journey
– Little Hotelier’s website offers detailed FAQs on booking engine capability
– Unclear on website platform integration
– Unable to accept bookings through social media- Unable to incorporate marketing strategy with customised emails
– Lacking detailed information and FAQs on booking engine capabilities
Website Builder– Build a hotel website in minutes
– No web development experience required
– A range of mobile-friendly website templates, designed specifically for hotels, that follow industry best practices
– Easily integrates with the booking engine
– Websites available in multiple languages and currencies
– A lack of detail on the Amenitiz website (no FAQ section)
– No template examples
– No mention of integration with other software
Channel Manager– Can connect with a market-leading 450+ OTAs
– Capable of 46% more bookings
– Connect to international booking channels at no extra cost, operating off a no-contract, fixed monthly fee
– 120 OTA integrations listed
InsightsYes, including complete, real-time visibility of competitor rates.No
MetasearchYes: manage, monitor and optimise your presence on Google, Trivago and TripAdvisor.No
App StoreYes: connect Little Hotelier with dozens of the world’s most popular hotel apps.No
Guest Engagement Yes: automate and enhance guest communications from booking to check-out.No
Mobile App10,000+ downloads5,000+ downloads
Assurances30-day free trial and DemosDemos only
PricingThree plans: Basics, Flex and ProFixed pricing 

Top 5 benefits of choosing Little Hotelier over Amenitiz

Why choose Little Hotelier over the Amenitiz solutions? Here are five compelling reasons:

  1. More features: Little Hotelier is more feature-rich than the Amenitiz hotel PMS, offering Front Desk, Insights, Metasearch, App Store and Guest Engagement capabilities.
  2. Proven successes: We’ve run the numbers, and Little Hotelier is capable of saving you 35 minutes per booking while driving 46% more bookings, leading users to increase revenue by up to 43%!
  3. Higher rated: Users love Little Hotelier, which is why HotelTechReport’s list of hotel PMSs ranks it #2, compared to Amenitiz at #22.
  4. Greater pricing flexibility: Only pay for what you use – where Amenitiz offers a single, fixed pricing plan, Little Hotelier offers Basics, Flex and Pro plans.
  5. Try before you buy: You can secure a free demo of both solutions, but only Little Hotelier offers new users a free, 30-day, fully-featured trial to experience the PMS.

Little Hotelier as your hotel property management system

A hotel PMS has fast become a must-have for small, independent hoteliers who are looking to compete. Fully featured yet simple, intuitive and affordable, Little Hotelier is purpose-built for this type of user.

  • One central platform: Little Hotelier allows you to control every aspect of your property through a single, simple portal.
  • At home or on the go: Organise your reservations and run your business from wherever you are, whether at your desk or from your phone.
  • 24/7 support: Your hotel is always in operation, and so are we. Send us a message at any time of the day or night – we’re always there to help.

By Dean Elphick

Dean is the Senior Content Marketing Specialist of Little Hotelier, the all-in-one software solution purpose-built to make the lives of small accommodation providers easier. Dean has made writing and creating content his passion for the entirety of his professional life, which includes more than six years at Little Hotelier. Through content, Dean aims to provide education, inspiration, assistance, and, ultimately, value for small accommodation businesses looking to improve the way they run their operations (and live their life).