We have not stayed near the lounge, but there can be a lot of people in that area, or walking by. I do know someone who stayed in the room right next to the lounge and asked to be moved after one night. We've been almost at the far end of the hall in a LV room the last two times, and even though it is a walk to the lounge and elevators, it wasn't that bad - maybe a minute or so at the most. Even being that far away, we still had occasional noise from people walking by, or kids running in the hall. Personally, I would not want to be near the lounge, but that's just my opinion. I'm sure there are people who like being near the lounge and elevators, for the convenience. ETA: Forgot to mention that the ice machine and the beverage/food prep service area is across from the first few rooms right by the lounge.