I used a freestanding for DD and it was very low key, quiet, non-hospital like, etc. My sister used a hospital BC, it was a little to 'hospital-ly' for me. She had her own room, double bed, jacuzzi, etc. She didn't have a problem w/ the nurses pushing interventions, she had a doula, and had a very calm natural hypno-birth. I think a hospital BC would be better than a regular hospital birth, but you would have to ask lots of questions before you made assumptions about the care you would receive.