Shortly after I unpacked in Room 1352 at the Rio last week, I heard a "chirp, chirp" and figured out it was the smoke detector. It probably needed new batteries. It was really annoying. The housekeeping staff was out in the hallway, so I asked one of them to contact maintenance and have them fix the smoke detector. She said she would.
I was out all day and when I got back to the room that night, I heard the same "chirp, chirp"! I was drunk and tired so I turned on the radio to block the annoying chirps and slept.
The next morning I went to the front desk and told them about the chirp and she promised to contact maintenance. Either she didn't or maintenance ignores service requests, because that night...."chirp, chirp" more loudly than before.
I was only there for two nights and I hope for the sake of the next guest they have replaced the darn batteries in that smoke detector in room 1352.
Did I handle this incorrectly? Would you have demanded a change of room?