Hopefully not too much... With the likes of wix.com and weebly.com - a person with average skills should be able to create a reasonably attractive website for free and have it hosted for around $150p/a (To remove ads). Good photos is the trick....

Centium Software (Guestpoint developers) do websites for around $1500... eg http://www.johnsonroadmotel.com.au/ - These are good Google friendly sites - so gives a designer a good idea of what needs to go into a website to make it work. IMPORTANT: Mobile friendly sites with clickable phone numbers (More and more people are browsing sites from mobile devices) - also a prominent "Book Now" button.

On another topic - don't get stung with domain name renews - Should cost no more than $10 - $20 p/a... www.onlydomains.com.au is a good option.

wayne@rnrmotelsales.com.au
Motel Broker & Relief Manager...