If you are going on vacation, the price of your lodging will depend on how many people are coming along. If you have a larger family, one hotel room is simply not going to be enough, especially if you plan on staying for more than one or two nights. You may be able to share a room with another couple for one day, but it won't work out if you are going for a week, or a long weekend. Think about using hotel suites so that you can get everyone in one comfortably while saving a little money all at the same time.
Some may recommend that you get adjoining hotel rooms rather than getting hotel suites when you are traveling with a larger group. This is great to keep everyone together, but it still costs the same as getting two hotel rooms. The door is just a bonus but does not affect the price. You could try asking for a discount, but you may not get it. Instead, hotel suites are usually more money than a single room, but are also usually cheaper than paying for two or even three rooms at once.
You won't always have more beds to work with if you get hotel suites rather than rooms, but you can usually find a pull-out couch in the living area of the room. You can also ask to have cots brought up to the room. You may or may not be charged for these. Find out before you book your hotel suites. You may not think that a hotel would waive any charges just to help you save money, but some of them will. These are tough times, and they are just happy to have the rooms occupied. If you save money, you may come back, and that is even more valuable to them.
If you choose hotel suites, you may have to pack a little differently. That does not mean much in the way of clothing, but think about taking some household items with you. If the hotel suites you have booked have a coffee maker, you may not get much coffee. Instead of using the small amount they offer, take a supply of your own with you. If your suite has a refrigerated unit included, you can take some food items with you, or buy them when you get there, to save on eating out. The more you eat in room, the less you spend in restaurants.
Hotel suites are not nearly as numerous as rooms, so if you think that you want to use suites to save money (or just because you want the extra room), try to book as early as you can so that you can be sure you get what you want. If you can not find hotel suites through any of the online travel sites, try calling the hotel directly. Sometimes, they have suites available but not through the online sellers or even their own online web site. Also, ask them for a discount. You may not get it, but it never hurts to try. They may offer you a free membership to their guests programs, which gives you savings each time you stay.