Thank You for the detailed review. We strive to do our best to make everyone's stay at our 2nd home, a great one. Our location is excellent, Free parking is great & my Uncle Mike is definitely a plus. My apologies if the room had any issues. We are "The Oldest Building" on Hollywood Beach and are always upgrading her. We do not allow smoking inside but yes, some guests do break the rule. If we catch them we charge there credit card to repaint the room. Other than that all we can do is post signs and ask guests to treat our place as if it were theirs. Room 11 has, what I call, "A Brooklyn View" from the living/kitchen room (meaning, You see the neighbors building) and a Hollywood Beach View from the bedroom (Meaning you see the beach, ocean and broadwalk from the window= a great ocean breeze!) Since we moved you to another room right away, you may have not noticed this. Room 8 is across the hall and completely remodeled in 2016. We purposely left the shower stall that way to accommodate elder guests but it can lead to extra water on the floors so we try to leave extra towels. Sand does get everywhere and I will speak to our housekeeper in regards to this. Your trip was short and I did not get to meet you so hopefully you will be back soon to meet.