I’ve been in the hotel room for all of 10 minutes now, and my eyes are already burning.
We’re staying at the Sheraton Centre on Queen Street West, which is one of the nicer hotels in Toronto, but they’ve stuck us in a smoking room. Although we reserved a non-smoking room, when we arrived we were informed that this was all they had. It was either this, a non-smoking salon with two cots, or a non-smoking room with a single bed. So we took a chance on the smoking room.
Entering the room, we were greeted with a blast of scent. Some kind of "air freshener" has been used to mask the cigarette stench. It’s hard to say which is worse, though — the scent, or the smell of the smoke which seems to seep out of the walls.
And, to top it all off, the back of the bathroom door is also splattered with a dried brownish sticky fluid, with little hairs in it.
Not the usual Sheraton experience.
UPDATE: Monday April 3 at 8:20 in the morning, we got a phone call from the lobby. The Sheraton has moved us to a room on a non-smoking floor. Thank you!