Topic Wiki

www.hotelsnearshuls.com
www.shabbosgetaways.blogspot.com
www.reservekosher.com/listing-great,-kosher-hotel-in-piscataway,-nj-1488.html
www.godaven.com

Halachic info
http://www.star-k.org/articles/kashrus-kurrents/501/the-travelers-halachic-guide-to-hotels/
www.yutorah.org/togo/sukkot/articles/sukkot_to-go_-_5770_rabbi_flug.pdf
www.crcweb.org/ask_rav/shabbosinhotel.php

Dan's AC sensor override (VIP mode) instructions 
Most hotels in Hawaii have an Inncom thermostat. 
To enter VIP mode:
-While you are holding "display"
- Press "off", then
- Press "Up" arrow
-Then release "display"
You still can't open/close the balcony, (It still displays if the balcony is open or closed, but it lets the AC run while the balcony is open.)
 but the AC will run if you leave it open and you won't be trapped in your room.  Plus you can also set the AC to lower temps in VIP mode.

Ideas to enter hotel rooms with electronic locks
-Many like to just tape down the latch hole to ensure easy access  (simplest way is to tape the key card over the hole)
-some will just stuff the hole with tissues (you run the risk of it slipping out)
-others rely on the poskim who allow you to ask a goy (see above)
-exterior portable lock http://www.thexlock.com/
and then there's the best one yet
-Haven't tried it at a hotel but on a cruise I tied a gartel to the inside door handle and left a little sticking out the bottom of the door. I just had to pull the gartel and the door opened. :)


Packing List
challah (4x)                                                        paper plates                             large mixing bowl
wine/grape juice (3x)                                         paper cups                               plastic disposable containers
Plastic silver kiddush cup                                    silver pasticware                      BAGGIES, 3 sizes, tons
neirois (Fri night + Motzei shabbos-2x)              tablecloth (or white towels)     Israeli small/large baggies
matches                                                             white napkins                           tape
empty cans (upside down) as safe holders        shnaps plastic cups                  rope
besomim (cinnamon/cloves)                               shnaps bottle                       timer(s)
havdollah ner (or 2 shabbos ones)                    negel vasser cup                     3prong-to-2prong plug adapters (for timers)
bentchers/zmirois                                              sharp pareve knife
siddurs                                                               cutting mat
tinfoil                                                                  sharp fleishig knife

« Last edited by jj1000 on August 04, 2017, 02:32:56 PM »

Author Topic: Shabbos at A Hotel Master Thread  (Read 53847 times)

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 40K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 47848
  • Total likes: 652
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15685
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #90 on: May 23, 2011, 01:21:22 AM »
So, back to the topic, how does the AC sensor know if you're sleeping to keep on working?
I've never been in a room with an AC motion sensor AFAIK.  I don't even see how that would work.
Sure, some rooms require a room key in the slot for the AC to work, but that's about it.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline Chaikel

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 6710
  • Total likes: 10
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 20
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: LH SEN, SPG Plat, Hyatt Plat, Rav Kav Platinum
Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #91 on: May 23, 2011, 02:17:08 AM »
I've never been in a room with an AC motion sensor AFAIK.  I don't even see how that would work.
Sure, some rooms require a room key in the slot for the AC to work, but that's about it.
The HI in Ashkelon had one. I woke up in middle of the night sweating, and had to wave my hand until it turned on. Pretty inconvenient.
Create professional looking itineraries.
Free trial! Check out eliteitinerary.com
Code:DD

Online Deal Guy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 4157
  • Total likes: 16
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #92 on: May 23, 2011, 02:18:44 AM »
The HI in Ashkelon had one. I woke up in middle of the night sweating, and had to wave my hand until it turned on. Pretty inconvenient.
Next time snore louder and breathe deeper, and you won't have to wave your hand?

Online Deal Guy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 4157
  • Total likes: 16
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #93 on: May 23, 2011, 02:22:13 AM »
in my personal experience, ive yet to stay in a hotel where candles would stay lit on the porch for more than 10 seconds due to wind
So take along those glass boxes for the menora that the people in Israel use on Chanuka, when lighting outdoors :D

Offline txtmax4

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 6937
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #94 on: May 23, 2011, 02:25:22 AM »
Next time snore louder and breathe deeper, and you won't have to wave your hand?
LOL
If You See Something, Say Something!!

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 40K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 47848
  • Total likes: 652
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15685
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #95 on: May 23, 2011, 10:34:36 AM »
The HI in Ashkelon had one. I woke up in middle of the night sweating, and had to wave my hand until it turned on. Pretty inconvenient.
Interesting...I still don't think they're very common.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline moko

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1931
  • Total likes: 10
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #96 on: June 02, 2013, 08:19:40 PM »
I have been doing quite a bit of research on planning a family shabbos at hotel, and I noticed that there seems to be quite a bit of info on DDF, but it's scattered around in dozens of threads.
Being that questions pertaining  to this topic seem to pop up quite often, I figured we could gather all info deemed appropriate (electronic locks, shuls nearby, check-out on shabbos, kosher food, etc.) into one thread..
A couple of suggestions:
1-Please post personal experiences with set-up and arrangement of such a shabbos
2- rather than turn this into the halchic thread, lets stay on track and stick to practical suggestions  and/or psak heard from or published,and let everyone follow what they wish
3- post any links to other sites you deem helpful
4- Sefer torah info (gemachs etc.)
I'll start.
Recently, I planned a shabbos with 2 siblings (2 married couples and 1 single) at the Eatontown Sheraton. I found the hotel to be extremely shabbos friendly, complete with manual exterior doors and manual room locks. We rented 3 rooms for shabbos itself and ate in my deluxe  room (360 sq ft) we slid the 2 beds over to the wall and there was plenty of space for a 6 foot folding table. (we asked permission before bringing it in) We  set up hot plates in our room and each room had a refrigerator.
We davened at the  Whalepond shul, and found davening and the crowd there to be very pleasant. The shul is about a 20 min. easy walk from the hotel, and there is a park half way between the hotel and the shul.
We only kept one room until the end of shabbos, which i wouldn't do again.
I am in middle of planning larger family shabbos  at a hotel( payed with points) complete with a minyan and meeting room and will keep posting as I gather more info. As i have posted elsewhere on the forums, the NJ sheratons (edison, eatontown, meadowlands, and AC) wouldnt let me bring outside food and insisted that I use a kosher caterer through their caterer for all food in public areas (ie:meeting rooms) of the hotel which will run $1500 (union wait staff required) before food. Marriott (Courtyard, Fairfield, and Residence Inn) have been much more reasonable and allow outside food as long as you sign a liability waiver . Rates on meeting rooms at Marriott seem to run about $500 for Fri. afternoon through Motza'ai Shabbos ($300 for shabbos and $150 for Fri. +tax.). This is still a work in progress and will keep posting as it progresses
Links I have found helpful (some have been posted in other threads)
www.hotelsnearshuls.com
www.shabbosgetaways.blogspot.com
www.godaven.com
www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-TheTravelersHalachicGuidetoHotels.htm
www.yutorah.org/togo/sukkot/articles/sukkot_to-go_-_5770_rabbi_flug.pdf
www.crcweb.org/ask_rav/shabbosinhotel.php

« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 08:52:23 PM by moko »

Offline Twin

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 1430
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: lkwd
Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #97 on: June 02, 2013, 08:26:27 PM »
Wow great work!


Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 40K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 47848
  • Total likes: 652
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15685
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #99 on: June 02, 2013, 09:30:58 PM »
Bonus points if you find my AC Balcony override instructions :)
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Online Ergel

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 10984
  • Total likes: 19
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #100 on: June 02, 2013, 09:31:30 PM »
Bonus points if you find my AC Balcony override instructions :)
muaui or kuaui?
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 40K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 47848
  • Total likes: 652
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15685
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #101 on: June 02, 2013, 09:35:05 PM »
Where did I post it? Could have been either.
But they have that same thermostat in the vast majority of hotels.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline AJK

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 24364
  • Total likes: 67
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 13
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: United Concierge Key; Delta Global Services; American Chairman; US Airways 1K; Hilton Sapphire; Hyatt Tritium; Marriott Californium; Starwood Kryptonium; Hertz Plutonium; National Adamantium, Avis Executive Proactanium
Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #102 on: June 02, 2013, 10:42:35 PM »
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

Offline ganizzy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 1022
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #103 on: June 02, 2013, 11:16:12 PM »
At a wedding a few years ago in michigan in the winter, the best western gave us the meeting room for free.
We were taking 15 -20 rooms the first night and about 10 for another 3 nights.
This was on top of matching a diff hotels room price.
If ur going with the whole family it pays to go to a place out of the usual circuit

Offline Galitzyaner

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 2546
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8
    • View Profile
Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #104 on: June 03, 2013, 01:35:38 AM »
Wow great work!
+1
Thanks so much!