¿está o hay?
Which is the right way to say this?
1.Dónde está la sección de fumar? o Dónde hay la sección de fumar? Or does it matter? Now I think it's ahi. The more I think about it the worse it gets.hehe.
You should form the second question this way:
¿Dónde hay una sección de fumar? - You want to know actually if there is any section/compartment for smoking people (and if it is, where it can be found).
¿Dónde está la sección de fumar? - You know that such section/compartment exists and you want to know where exactly.
You would use sentence #1. The word "hay" means there are/there is, so your sentence #2 would make no sense. You could say " ¿Hay un sección de fumar?