What Does *Room for 6, Book for 5* mean?

 

These hotel rooms have 2 doubles or queens or kings and a sofa sleeper. The sofa sleeper is a smaller one, usually a full. While the sofa sleeper is big enough for 2 smaller kiddos, the hotel has designated it as a sleeps one due to it's size or room fire codes.

Here is an example of a sofa sleeper from TownePlace Suites that has been designated as only sleeping one:

 

 

 

Looks like it can sleep 2 kiddos to us.  However, if the maximum of 5 guests set by the hotel makes you feel uncomfortable booking for 5 yet sleeping 6; you can always call the hotel or pick another listed hotel.