"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn
Question #9493 posted on 10/29/2004 4:14 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why do all hotels smell the same...and why do belongings always seem to pick up the smell?

- Shent

A: Dear Shent,
It's because of the cleaners they use. Industrial cleaning products give them all the same smell. Last time I drove across the country I stayed in a Super 8 Motel in Omaha, and we noticed that it smelled like a normal room. It was much more comfortable to be in a room that smells and feels like a house instead of a hotel.