Guests arrive at a fully automated hotel: their luggage travels to their room and unpacks itself, at a clap a table bearing buttons that the guests use to get their shoes shined and blackened, to disrobe, to get their hair done, to shave, and even to write letters home - all 'automatically'. Unfortunately, a drunken technician overloads the electrical system, causing chaos. The eight minute short is a monument to early stop-motion effects and must have taken ages to film (and considerable patience from the two actors, who must have sat still for hours as brushes and razers were slowly moved across their bodies). The then-revolutionary stop-motion technique is very well executed, notably as many objects travel up, suggesting that they were somehow fastened and refastened to the set for each frame. There is not much to the film other than the novelty (at least in 1908) of seeing animated suitcase, chairs etc., but it's fun in a quaint way and will interest anyone interested in early science-fiction films or in the history of special-effects.