We actually love having our door open directly opposite the elevator lobby & have done this on deck 2, 5 & 8. Once we decorate our door, it makes it so easy to know we're heading in the right direction. We've never had issues with noise late at night or in early am. We occasionally hear voices but no differently than when we were further down the hall. Maybe if I had a napping baby I'd feel differently. Ooops, just realized on deck 8 we were a couple doors down in 8654. We were on the Magic & Wonder in 2118 3x, 2618 and on the Dream in 6164 & 6166. We are currently booked in 2118 for the Med.