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Web Buzz: Room for 5

The website lists hotels that can lodge large families in one room or connecting rooms.

July 17, 2011|By Jen Leo | Special to the Los Angeles Times

The family that stays together gets into less trouble on vacation. We hope.

Name: Roomfor5.co.uk

What it does: Finds and lists hotels that can accommodate families of five (or more) in one room or connecting rooms. It was founded by Drina Murphy, a mother of three from South Yorkshire, England, and features more than 5,500 properties in Britain, the U.S. and Europe.

What's hot: The hotel search results tell you exactly how your room accommodates a larger number of people. For example, Marriott's BeachPlace Towers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sleeps up to eight people in a two-bedroom villa with king beds in the two bedrooms and two additional sofa beds. (Take the prices with a grain of salt because they can vary by booking dates.)

What's not: Searching for a single city or destination is not easy. You must pick the country, then the state or county, and then scroll through an alphabetical list of cities, or change the sorting feature. It sure would be great if there were a search bar where you could simply input Dublin, Ireland; Barcelona, Spain; or Chicago.

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