Setting up minimum length of stay and minimum advance reservation restrictions using Pulse

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The minimum length of stay is the fewest number of nights that guests can book a stay for. Minimum advance reservation restrictions determine how far in advance a guest can book a stay. You can easily adjust these restrictions using the Pulse app.

Keep in mind that both minimum length of stay and advance reservation restrictions cause the majority of blocked room listings. A high percentage of properties don’t appear in search results on our platform due to restrictions that block the length of stay travelers are searching for. To make sure your property gets as much visibility as possible in search results and you generate as many bookings as you can, we always suggest using as few restrictions as possible.


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Update your minimum length of stay restrictions for a single date

Update your minimum length of stay restrictions for multiple dates


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You can easily update your minimum length of stay and minimum advance reservation restrictions using Pulse for either one or multiple dates.

For a single date:

  1. Open the Pulse app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Go to the Availability tab.
  3. If you have one room type, go straight to step 6.
    • If you have multiple room types, go to step 5.
    • If you have multiple properties, go to the next step.
  4. Tap the property you’d like to manage.
  5. If you’re viewing the dates in a calendar, first choose the room type you’d like to manage by tapping its calendar.
    • If you’re viewing the list organized by dates, scroll down to the date you want to edit, then tap the room type you’d like to update
  6. Tap the date you’d like to update.
  7. Scroll down to see your minimum length of stay.
  8. Tap the input field in the length of the stay section and select the minimum number of nights guests can stay. 
  9. Adjust the minimum number of nights or hours under Minimum Advance Reservations

Note: If you enter a number of hours, we’ll calculate these working back from midnight. That means that if you enter one hour, the latest a guest can make a booking will be 11:00 pm.

  1. When you’re done:
    • If you’re using iOS, tap the Save button at the bottom of the screen to save changes. If you don’t want to apply the changes, press Reset.
    • If you’re using Android, tap the checkmark in the top-right corner of the screen to save changes. If you don’t want to apply the changes, tap the arrow in the top-left corner of the screen, then Discard.

For multiple dates:

  1. Open the Pulse app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Go to the Availability tab.
  3. If you have one room type, go straight to step 6.
    • If you have multiple room types, go straight to step 5.
    • If you have multiple properties, go to the next step.
  4. Tap the property you’d like to manage.
  5. If you’re viewing the dates in a calendar, first choose the room type you’d like to manage by tapping its calendar.
    • If you’re viewing the list organized by dates, scroll down to the date you want to edit, then tap the room type you’d like to update
  6. Tap Edit multiple dates.
  7. Select the date range you want to make changes to.
  8. Tap Rates and restrictions.
  9. Tap the input field in the length of the stay section and select the minimum number of nights guests can stay.  
  10. Adjust the minimum number of nights or hours under “Minimum Advance Reservations”

Note: If you enter a number of hours, we’ll calculate these working back from midnight. That means that if you enter one hour, the latest a guest can make a booking will be 11:00 pm.

When you’re done:

  • If you’re using iOS, tap the Save button at the bottom of the screen, or press Reset if you don’t want to apply the changes.
  • If you’re using Android, tap the checkmark in the top-right corner of the screen to save changes. If you don’t want to apply the changes, tap the arrow in the top-left corner of the screen, then Discard, or tap the round Reset arrow in the top-right corner (next to the checkmark).

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