A Review of the Netflix Movie: Hotel for Dogs


Hotel for Dogs is a clever, humorous comedy journey demonstrating how far love and imagination can lead you. Andi (Roberts), 16, and Bruce (Austin), her younger brother, are placed in a foster home with a stringent “no pets” rule. Andi must use her quick wit to assist in finding a new home for their dog Friday. The youngsters find an abandoned hotel and start converting it into the ideal residence for Friday and every stray in the city. The youngsters quickly turned the dilapidated hotel into a home for the dogs and themselves and something genuinely magical. The cops are equally suspicious of them and want to know who allowed the dogs inside.


Based on Lois Duncan’s 1971 novel of the same name, Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American family comedy film. Thor Freudenthal directs it in his feature film debut. 

The movie stars Jake T. Austin, Emma Roberts, Kyla Pratt, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, and Don Cheadle. This film is about two orphaned siblings who covertly take in stray dogs in an abandoned hotel along with their family dog. Foster parents are raising siblings.


A wonderful family comedy called HOTEL FOR DOGS will make audiences very happy. Emma Roberts portrays a 16-year-old girl named Andi in the narrative. She and her younger brother, Bruce, are assigned to a foster family with a no pet rule. Andi has to locate Friday, their dog, a home as soon as possible. She and Bruce come across an abandoned motel where some dogs have already taken up residence.

Andi and Bruce quickly transform the motel into the ideal shelter for Friday and all the other city strays. However, the opulent Hotel for Dogs draws the curiosity of the locals and the suddenly unemployed dogcatchers, who wonder: Who let the dogs in?

Ultimately, the siblings’ efforts to create a family that accepts everyone succeeds, with only a few parental reservations. These consist of quick bursts of vulgar humor, a few swear words and sporadic dangerous situations.


The family film HOTEL FOR DOGS is wonderful, silly, and humorous. Additionally, it finishes on a happy note that supports families. But occasionally, to save stray canines, the young characters disobey rules, scam others, steal from them, and break the law. They pay the price for their misdeeds, but there is no genuine repentance. Despite this, there is no vulgar language throughout the film, though there is a little amount of animal-related scatological humor.

Overall, HOTEL FOR DOGS is a pleasant family film, but younger children should exercise caution due to a few brief unsettling moments.

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