It has nothing to do with entering the room, its about noise and distraction. I happen to know a number of women who specifically book rooms at the end of the hallways for privacy purposes, something I appreciate. So after an experience last week when a very noisy elevator bay was a distraction for me, I just thought I would throw that suggestion out there. Personally I always make such a request due to the amount of noise that happens in such areas late at night by drunken guests, and I don't care for my sleep being interrupted.
I forgot what a petty and short-tempered, "go fuck yourself buddy" place this board can be sometimes.