Hey we had 2 Boxers-- THEY ARE GREAT FAMILY DOGS, excellent with kids, sweet, loving very very very good natured, they would be a GREAT HOTEL MASCOT-- get one just dont train it to be a GUARD dog they will do that on their own... (I guess this is on the down low)....Excellent advice and I appreciate it. I felt like a lot of the other reponses were trying to discourage us from adopting a dog, which is frankly disheartening. Nevertheless, I'm sure they were well intentioned. We'll definitely look in the direction of a more family-oriented breed that will be less threatening to guests, but will nevertheless alert us to possible intruders. Thanks again.