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Old 09-27-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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POP or Hilton

I am looking at either staying at POP Century or Hilton by DTD for my next trip. I have stayed onsite at AKL and GF before, but never anywhere else. My only concern is NOISE! I need quiet when I sleep. I'm leaning towards POP since it has free parking and WIFI as well. But I would think POP would be louder. Has anybody stayed at both and can offer advice? Thank you!
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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I have not stayed at Pop and can only compare it to Disney Deluxe resorts and the Hilton DTD has been much more quiet than most of the Disney Deluxe rooms we have had.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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I have not stayed at the Hilton, but the Pop is noisy. You have people walking by your door at all hours, just feet from your bed. They are not always considerate.

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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I just came home from a 6 night stay at Pop last week with my fiance and I can say that we had no issues with noise whatsover. We booked a standard room non-pool view so I think that helped. The only noise I could hear was the occassional toilet flushing or people talking when walking past our room. Other than that, it was very VERY quiet. I would not hesitate to stay there again.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #5
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stayed at pop last year i would go for the hilton
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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As you can see by looking at my signature, I Pop. That being said, it can be noisy at times. If you are a really light sleeper, Hilton might be your best bet.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #7
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It can be "hit or miss" in getting a quiet room at Pop. There are no interior halls, so all the rooms face out to the open air. Rooms facing the pool and major walkways probably get more consistent noise than an end unit near the parking lot.

Your neighbors will also play a factor in how quiet it will be. While the walls aren't "paper thin", you will be able to hear alot of what is going on next door, especially if it is a lock off to an adjoining room.

If noise is an issue, go to the front desk and ask to relocate. They are very accommodating if rooms are available.

That being said, we enjoy staying at Pop and are usually very tired at the end of a full park day to notice.

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Would love to get recent opinions!, will be there a week in March with a seven year old!,,
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:16 AM   #9
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We've stayed at both several times. POP is great for the Disney ambiance, however the rooms are small and the beds are doubles and not very comfortable. However, I LOVE being in the WDW magic and if I get a good price will happily stay at POP.

The Hilton is great because you get nearly the same perks as those staying onsite and you get a VERY comfortable queen size bed and a larger room. We enjoy their pool area even though it isn't themed. We only used the free transportation once and it's no worse than waiting for the Disney buses. Typically we have a rental car because we split our stay between Orlando and the beach. You can snag some good rates at Hilton if you're a Hilton Honors member or use the MVP friends and family rate that has been posted on this forum many times.

I guess it boils down to a personal preference. If it's your first trip to WDW-definitely go with POP as you have a 7 year old that will love it! Good luck with your decision!
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