How to Use the Room Diary

Modified on: Tue, 17 May, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Applies to:          Stayntouch Cloud PMS          

How to Use the Room Diary

To view the Room Diary, navigate to Front Desk > Room Diary

Please note, access to the Room Diary is limited to users who are assigned the Access Room Diary permission from Settings > Hotel & Staff > Permissions.

Once you've navigated to the Room Diary, the options on the top left will allow you to toggle between the Day Use (D) and Nightly (N) diaries, as well as between a 7-day view and a 21-day view.

You can also search for a specific room by typing the room number into the Go to Room No. search bar.

All rooms in the property will be displayed on the left hand side of the Room Diary with corresponding reservations associated on the right hand side.

If you toggle from VIEW to BOOK, you can book reservations directly from the Room Diary by entering an arrival and departure date/time and selecting FIND ROOMS. All available rooms for that period will display in green, and you can select a specific room and continue to book that particular room.

Please note, if there are reservations for the day that do not have a room assigned, the below popup message will appear. If you select the option CONTINUE WITH BOOK, you will be able to proceed with reservation creation.

You will then be directed to either the ROOM TYPE or RATE tab within the Rooms & Rates screen, where you can see available rates for that individual room. To select a room type or rate, simply click the BOOK button.

If necessary, you can attach any add-ons to the reservation from the Enhance Stay screen. Otherwise, select BOOK to continue.

You will then be prompted to search for the guest's name and either choose an existing guest (if one exists) or add a new guest.

Next, from the Guest Details & Payment screen, select the appropriate PAYMENT TYPE and process any deposits if required. 

You can then select CONTINUE to confirm the reservation.

If you select GO TO STAY CARD, you'll see that the room has been blocked for the particular guest, as the room number will appear on the stay card.

You can then navigate back to Front Desk > Room Diary, and you'll see that room 01 has been blocked for Erin Fischer with an arrival date of Monday, March 22.

On the right hand side of the screen, you'll see the FILTERS option, where you can select features, such as room types, floors, and specific room features for your property (which can help you match guest preferences to specific rooms). In this example, we can search for quiet rooms by selecting the QUIET ROOM checkbox and then APPLY.

If you toggle to the bed icon, you can view any UNASSIGNED RESERVATIONS for the selected date. Please note, any filters you set will determine the rooms you can assign to the UNASSIGNED RESERVATIONS.

You can assign individually by selecting a record, or you can bulk assign all unassigned reservations for a day by selecting the AUTO ASSIGN ROOMS button.

It's also possible to search for a specific record for a specific guest by searching for them in the search bar at the top of the screen. If you choose that record, it will become selected, and you can extend or shorten stay dates or select options, such as MOVE ROOM or UNASSIGN ROOM, which will then give you options and filters where you can select a different room for the guest.

With the record selected, you can also select the STAY CARD button to view the guest's stay card and make any adjustments necessary or proceed with check-in.

The article above explains how to use the Room Diary in Stayntouch Cloud PMS. For more information, view this video or contact Customer Support.

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