A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Hotel Dash wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
Ease of Play
The app has a strong tutorial and introduces new concepts in clear ways. There are also written instructions. The game starts with easy levels and ramps up with additional challenges as you progress. Playing on an iPad might be easier than on an iPhone or iPod Touch because of the screen size.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hotel Dash is a fun time-management game in the Diner Dash series. In it, Flo must run and refurbish a series of hotels to help out a friend. You'll check guests in, drop off luggage, bring meals and other amenities, clean, and check guests out. In advanced levels, the guests include characters such as ghosts and vampires. They aren't particularly creepy, although they tend to be demanding and short tempered. Keep them happy so they don't leave or keep other guests from enjoying their stay.
Is It Any Good?
HOTEL DASH is a great example of the time-management genre -- games where you have to manage your time as you complete a list of tasks. The gameplay ramps up at a pace that allows you to adjust to new characters and challenges. Even on the smaller device screens, the game reacts as expected, which isn't always the case in games like this. Hotel Dash has 30 levels, and you can replay each of them to try to get an expert score. If you're a time-management fan, this app is a great choice.
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