Rooms for Group Travel

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Rooms for Group Travel

Last year when I traveled with my friends we had a house and all stayed together. Next year, I think that we will probably all be on our own room wise. What do you think is better when traveling with a group, a large suite with multiple rooms and a community gathering space - or - everyone having their own separate hotel room?

Would you share a room when traveling with friends? Or as an adult is that too "youth group"?

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I think there's a lot to be said for the ability to say "I have a headache. I'll go back to my room and catch up with you later."

I would go for separate rooms. There are certainly enough places where adults can meet up, and cell phones make communication incrediblly easy. But I would want the freedom that comes with a room of my own.

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When I go to WDW with my friends, I have my own room and they share a room. This year my mom, sister-in-law and niece are coming with me. I considered going with a family suite at AoA for the four of us but decided to go with two rooms at Pop. My mom and I in one room and my sister-in-law and niece in another. The deciding factor came down to everyone having their own bed, plus my friends would also be at Pop so it would make it easier for us to meet up and go to the parks together.

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When we go with friends and/or family, we usually get a timeshare unit with multiple bedrooms and a common living room/dining room/kitchen. For our upcoming trip, sis & family made their hotel reservations before hubby & I decided to go along, so we'll have a timeshare unit and they'll have a hotel room, but I'm sure they'll make use of our kitchen/living room/dining room before retiring for the night.

I don't think I would want to share one hotel room with hubby and another couple. It would seem a little too awkward, and four adults sharing one bathroom is a disaster waiting to happen.

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For us it is always each couple has their own room. That is true whether we are traveling with friends or family. When we went with our boys and their families we first considered a 3 bedroom villa but the more we thought about it the more we liked the idea of three studios better.

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It depends on who I'm going with. If I'm with people I can handle/enjoy being with for long periods of time (i.e. friends or DH's family), I like the idea of a large villa with a community space that we have the option to meet up in and relax with each other at the end of the day. If it's people that I know I'm going to need some time away from (i.e. my family) then I'd go with seperate rooms for more of an escape at the end of the day.

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Definitely separate rooms. If we want to maintain our friendships, others bathroom/grooming habits should remain a mystery.

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Yay! Tori and I figured out what we're going to do. We're going to go with the 1 bedroom DVC Villa. That way we're sure to have a jacuzzi tub and a washer/dryer; which we decided those were important for the 1/2 Marathon stay before our cruise. Plus it gives us the bonus option of offering the couch as crash space if anyone in our group can only go if they can share a room with someone. Crash space so to speak.

Upgrading our room to the 1 Bedroom means we have to give up our hopes for the concierge level, but it should be better overall.