On my recent CZ trip I had a roomette. I have had roomettes on other trips and always found them pretty comfortable ( I am a sailor so I am pretty used to small cabins ). Maybe I have been lucky but I have always found the roomettes to be pretty darn quiet.
On this recent trip I was in room 11. As you know that is near the family room. The kiddies were getting all excited as kids do. Didn't bother me one bit. I was actually getting a kick out of how excited these kids were over the upcoming adventure. It was during the day and the kids were doing what kids do. They actually weren't being that loud.
But I was also impressed with mom and the kids listening to mom. She came and told the kids there were others near by and they needed to be quiet. They got quiet immediately. That was the last I heard from them.
That was the worst (and I really didn't consider it a problem at all) with noise in any of the roomettes I have been in. Over all pretty darn quiet.
On this trip our AC went out in our part of the car. Our SCA moved us to a different car. We got to chose whatever we wanted. It was only going to be a few hours as we were approaching Chicago.
I asked if I could try out a bedroom. The SCAs had no problem with my choice. Super roomy and the in cabin toilet and shower is a nice perk. But because of the toilet, my neighbor had one too. . Every hour or so woosh. And I am sure they had to put up with my woosh a couple of times. But just lots of noise in general coming from the other room. No big deal I was only there during the day and I was just glad to get out of the broken AC in my car. Just a sharp contrast, noise wise, to my experience in a roomette.
So if cost is not an issue and it was just you in the room. Would you go with a bedroom or roomette? For me, based on my experience, I would stick with the roomette simply because it was so quiet. Sharing a shower and a toilet is not a big deal for me. I don't think the shower was occupied on any of my trips when I went to use it and a toilet is almost always available.
So bedroom or roomette? And is my reasoning with noise for my choice sound? Or have I just been lucky in the roomettes?