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Title: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2011, 03:23:31 PM
Hey Guys --

Need suggestions for a hotel on my wedding night.

Getting married in NJ, so need hotel in either NJ or NYC.

Random thoughts:

I'd love to have a jacuzzi in the room.
I'd love not to spend a boat load.
I am a Hyatt Diamond member until 8/31.
I have ~100,000 Chase UR points.
I have ~12,000 Starwood points.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 17, 2011, 03:32:41 PM
Mandarin Oriental
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Hudi on August 17, 2011, 03:43:01 PM
Hyatt Jersey City is stunning with great views of the Hudson river and the NY skyline. Transfer UR points to hyatt and try to get an upgrade with your Diamond status.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: madopo on August 17, 2011, 03:43:52 PM
I stayed here after mine (over a year and a half ago)http://deals.sheraton.com/Sheraton-Lincoln-Harbor-Weehawken-Hotel-1177/so.htm?PS=PS_aa_NorthNY_NorthNY_-_Google_-_MM_Lincoln_Tunnel_NJ_Hotels_Broad_050510_NAD_FM (http://deals.sheraton.com/Sheraton-Lincoln-Harbor-Weehawken-Hotel-1177/so.htm?PS=PS_aa_NorthNY_NorthNY_-_Google_-_MM_Lincoln_Tunnel_NJ_Hotels_Broad_050510_NAD_FM). I am not used to fancy hotels,but this seemed very nice and they've renovated since. Mazel Tov!!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2011, 03:44:48 PM
Mandarin Oriental
Did you totally skip over his random thoughts?

W Hoboken for SPG or Andaz 5th Ave or Wall St. for Hyatt all should be great.
You'd have to call about getting upgraded to a room with a Jacuzzi.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 17, 2011, 03:53:37 PM
Did you totally skip over his random thoughts?

W Hoboken for SPG or Andaz 5th Ave or Wall St. for Hyatt all should be great.
You'd have to call about getting upgraded to a room with a Jacuzzi.

Just "Joshing"

What about:
The Westin New York at Times Square
Element New York Times Square West
Le Parker Méridien New York
W New York

All are 12k for one night
*NO MATTER WHO YOU CHOOSE..CALL AND TELL THEM YOU ARE ON YOUR HONEYMOON...SOMETIMES THEY GIVE YOU EXTRAS...
I have been on my "honeymoon" for the past 6 years:)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Columbiadorm on August 17, 2011, 04:32:58 PM
Did you totally skip over his random thoughts?

W Hoboken for SPG or Andaz 5th Ave or Wall St. for Hyatt all should be great.
You'd have to call about getting upgraded to a room with a Jacuzzi.

+1 on the W Hoboken.

Very nice hotel ! Know many people who've stayed there on their wedding night.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2011, 04:47:25 PM
So two votes for W Hoboken, but the only issue is I don't get to utilize my Diamond Status as a bargaining chip to upgrade to a room with a jacuzzi.

Maybe Andaz 5th or Wall Street is the way to go?

Also @twentie4hrs -- yea, I've heard that tip about the wedding night from a few people; definitely gonna try it.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Jkhein on August 17, 2011, 04:51:32 PM
+1 on the W Hoboken.

Very nice hotel ! Know many people who've stayed there on their wedding night.

I was pretty unimpressed with the W hoboken was nothing exciting - well maybe I just saw the standard room although I was told its an upgraded one as a gold member.
I would recommend the Sheraton in Edison NJ very cheap with points, and they have only one suite, which is very very nice they dont give it out easily but they gave it to me and enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2011, 04:52:06 PM
So two votes for W Hoboken, but the only issue is I don't get to utilize my Diamond Status as a bargaining chip to upgrade to a room with a jacuzzi.

Maybe Andaz 5th or Wall Street is the way to go?

Also @twentie4hrs -- yea, I've heard that tip about the wedding night from a few people; definitely gonna try it.
Call up and ask for the GM to see if they're willing to make a bride and groom happy on their wedding night with an upgrade to a room with a jacuzzi.

I don't think you can go too wrong with any of those hotels I mentioned though.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Jkhein on August 17, 2011, 04:54:14 PM
Edit: the Sheraton Edison suite that I mentioned does not have a jacuzzi.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2011, 04:57:25 PM
Call up and ask for the GM to see if they're willing to make a bride and groom happy on their wedding night with an upgrade to a room with a jacuzzi.

I don't think you can go too wrong with any of those hotels I mentioned though.

So what would be the best way to get the room without spending a boatload? Buy a standard room, get upgraded to a suite using one of my free suite upgrades, and then call GM at that point?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chaikel on August 17, 2011, 04:58:37 PM
I think a jacuzzi is a waste for your wedding night. Save it for your honeymoon
Title: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: YudiG on August 17, 2011, 05:01:35 PM
I think a jacuzzi is a waste for your wedding night. Save it for your honeymoon

+1
Title: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2011, 05:37:51 PM
So what would be the best way to get the room without spending a boatload? Buy a standard room, get upgraded to a suite using one of my free suite upgrades, and then call GM at that point?
Assuming you mean at Andaz?  Book a standard room and then call the GM.  Ask him what suite he can book you into considering that its your wedding night and that you will use a suite upgrade.  Normally the suite upgrade only goes for the lowest suite, but a manager and for sure the GM can make it go much farther than that.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Simcha89 on August 17, 2011, 06:28:46 PM
I stayed in the palace in NYC. booked a regular room and was upgraded to a presidential suite. Total was under $300 for the night
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: MarkS on August 17, 2011, 07:29:00 PM
*NO MATTER WHO YOU CHOOSE..CALL AND TELL THEM YOU ARE ON YOUR HONEYMOON...SOMETIMES THEY GIVE YOU EXTRAS...
I have been on my "honeymoon" for the past 6 years:)
I could just picture walking in with a bunch of kids and saying you're on a honeymoon!!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: momo on August 17, 2011, 08:48:16 PM
A lot of suites may only have 1 king bed so...
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2011, 08:57:59 PM
A lot of suites may only have 1 king bed so...

+1... gotta work that out...

Assuming you mean at Andaz?  Book a standard room and then call the GM.  Ask him what suite he can book you into considering that its your wedding night and that you will use a suite upgrade.  Normally the suite upgrade only goes for the lowest suite, but a manager and for sure the GM can make it go much farther than that.

And if I book at Wall Street? Or a different hotel?  Would the procedure be different?

I stayed in the palace in NYC. booked a regular room and was upgraded to a presidential suite. Total was under $300 for the night

Sounds good. Any chance there was a jacuzzi in the room?


Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: elikay on August 17, 2011, 09:30:17 PM
Would an email to GM work as well? How do you get GMs email?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 17, 2011, 10:06:56 PM
Would an email to GM work as well? How do you get GMs email?
I can attest to the fact that emails to the GM do work, many times, better than phone calls
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2011, 10:10:01 PM
I can attest to the fact that emails to the GM do work, many times, better than phone calls

Which hotels did they work on for you? And how did you manage to get the GM's email address?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 17, 2011, 10:32:02 PM
9 out of ten times you can call and ask for his email from reservations.
Sometimes there are blogs out there..Worked at the W in manhattan and sheraton towers
Title: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Deal Guy on August 18, 2011, 04:03:58 PM

I would recommend the Sheraton in Edison NJ very cheap with points, and they have only one suite, which is very very nice they dont give it out easily but they gave it to me and enjoyed it!
If there is only one suite, why did they give it to you? Was it on your wedding night?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ganizzy on August 18, 2011, 09:27:19 PM
A lot of suites may only have 1 king bed so...

yup, walk in with wedding gown, ask for newlywed suite...
but insist on 2 beds :)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2011, 09:35:05 PM
yup, walk in with wedding gown, ask for newlywed suite...
but insist on 2 beds :)
We've all been there, done that...
A nice suite should have a couch anyway, often a pull-out.
Title: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on August 19, 2011, 09:37:33 AM
Soooo, let's get back to the OP's question:

Suggestions for, recommendations of, experiences with great hotels for wedding night, and the best possible way of getting a suite...

thanks all
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 20, 2011, 11:06:43 PM
Cleaned up this thread.  Let's stay on the topic of nice hotel rooms for our chosson.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on August 21, 2011, 04:41:41 AM
From experience, stick to a hotel that's closer to a) the hall and/or b) the place where you'll need to end up the next day (especially when getting married Thursday night...)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on August 21, 2011, 03:17:02 PM
From experience, stick to a hotel that's closer to a) the hall and/or b) the place where you'll need to end up the next day (especially when getting married Thursday night...)

Good advice... that's why we're looking in NYC or NJ (which is closer to the hall).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 21, 2011, 07:14:05 PM
NO MORE DISCUSSION OF THE JACUZZI, PERIOD.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Nitantnel on August 21, 2011, 07:28:18 PM
NO MORE DISCUSSION OF THE JACUZZI, PERIOD.

Hay... I missed the fun!!  :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sawlw on August 21, 2011, 07:46:08 PM
I could just picture walking in with a bunch of kids and saying you're on a honeymoon!!
Sure zivug sheini  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 21, 2011, 08:02:13 PM
Sure zivug sheini  ;D

nice one, but I doubt anyone takes their kids on a honeymoon.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 21, 2011, 08:46:35 PM
Sure zivug sheini  ;D

keep the kids in the car while you check in..
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 21, 2011, 08:49:32 PM
keep the kids in the car while you check in..
sounds like a major C"h when they walk out.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 21, 2011, 09:07:51 PM
sounds like a major C"h when they walk out.

ok..I'll take that into consideration .... ???
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: damaxer91 on August 21, 2011, 09:27:15 PM
sounds like a major C"h when they walk out.

Since when did C"H get in the way of anyone on these forums saving a buck or two?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 21, 2011, 09:35:31 PM
Since when did C"H get in the way of anyone on these forums saving a buck or two?
There a fine line between a c"h and a C"H and that crosses it.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: damaxer91 on August 21, 2011, 09:41:41 PM
There a fine line between a c"h and a C"H and that crosses it.

Sort of like the difference between a lie and white lie :) ?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 21, 2011, 09:50:11 PM
only lying to goyim is ok, as opposed to C'h, so ones an ok lie and ones a bad lie
Title: Re: Re: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sawlw on August 22, 2011, 12:38:20 AM
sounds like a major C"h when they walk out.

many many hotels have more then one entrance, u checkin and you schlep the gantza meshpacha through a diff door.... tht simple  :o
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: damaxer91 on August 22, 2011, 05:54:44 AM
only lying to goyim is ok, as opposed to C'h, so ones an ok lie and ones a bad lie

I'm not sure if you are being serious or not
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 22, 2011, 07:44:25 AM
I'm not sure if you are being serious or not

I guess that depends if the reader is a yid or not :D

Yes, presumably
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 22, 2011, 10:22:12 AM
I guess that depends if the reader is a yid or not :D

Yes, presumably

Did you hear the one about the yid or told the other yid they were doing something wrong?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 22, 2011, 10:30:15 AM
Did you hear the one about the yid or told the other yid they were doing something wrong?


just pointing out the various elements of your 'trick'.

then again, at least we agree the lying part is ok.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 22, 2011, 10:31:28 AM

just pointing out the various elements of your 'trick'.

then again, at least we agree the lying part is ok.

Is it Platinum "Guy" or Platinum "Goy"?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 22, 2011, 10:41:43 AM
Is it Platinum "Guy" or Platinum "Goy"?


Just to understand your position, do you think claiming you're on a honeymoon with 5 kids is not a C'h?  or do you think C'h is ok?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 22, 2011, 10:43:45 AM

Just to understand your position, do you think claiming you're on a honeymoon with 5 kids is not a C'h?  or do you think C'h is ok?

I think this is not a/your halachic playground...let people do what they want to do, IMHO
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 22, 2011, 10:46:38 AM
...let people do what they want to do, IMHO
I think voicing an opinion comes under that category.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2011, 10:50:36 AM
Can we use some common sense here folks?
Don't claim it's your honeymoon if you're bring kids!

Sheesh...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mercaz1 on August 22, 2011, 11:30:21 AM
Can we use some common sense here folks?
Don't claim it's your honeymoon if you're bring kids!

Sheesh...

whether you bring kids or not its a lie
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
whether you bring kids or not its a lie
Why is that?  People go on honeymoons for a while after a wedding when they are able to travel.  It's doesn't have to be right away.

Besides if you can't tell the different between two lies (where 1 is blatantly obvious and the other isn't at all) than I simply don't know what to say.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mercaz1 on August 22, 2011, 11:36:44 AM
im just saying that if its not really your honeymoon and you say it is then it is a lie, whether a small lie or big lie its still a lie
ive done it myself plenty of times but i dont try and fool myself into thinking that im not lying to the hotel.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2011, 11:47:57 AM
im just saying that if its not really your honeymoon and you say it is then it is a lie, whether a small lie or big lie its still a lie
ive done it myself plenty of times but i dont try and fool myself into thinking that im not lying to the hotel.
And you see no difference between whether you bring kids or not after saying its your honeymoon?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aussiebochur on August 22, 2011, 11:49:23 AM
Anyone actually gone the full 9 yards and rocked up with wedding dress and all not on the wedding night? ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mercaz1 on August 22, 2011, 11:50:22 AM
And you see no difference between whether you bring kids or not after saying its your honeymoon?
yeah if you bring kids then your an idiot
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2011, 11:51:38 AM
yeah if you bring kids then your an idiot
ty
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 22, 2011, 11:59:08 AM
ty

I dont understand everyones logic here???

Has noone ever seen someone with kids get married before?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mercaz1 on August 22, 2011, 12:02:38 PM
I dont understand everyones logic here???

Has noone ever seen someone with kids get married before?

ppl with kids get married all the time they just dont usually bring the kids on thier honeymoon
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ChAiM'l on August 22, 2011, 12:03:10 PM
I dont understand everyones logic here???

Has noone ever seen someone with kids get married before?


That's not the point. Did anyone that had kids when they got married, take the kids along on the honeymoon? This conversation is getting ridiculous. Dan, time for another cleanup...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2011, 12:09:43 PM
I dont understand everyones logic here???

Has noone ever seen someone with kids get married before?

You don't understand our logic?
More like nobody understands your logic.

"90 year old Herman Epstein was driving down a Florida freeway when his cell phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife Selma's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Highway 401. Please be careful!"

"Selma, you won’t believe it," said Herman, "It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!""

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mercaz1 on August 22, 2011, 12:12:59 PM
+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 22, 2011, 12:19:47 PM
+1

Someone who brings their kids on a honeymoon is obviously not romantic enough to qualify for a free suit.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ChAiM'l on August 22, 2011, 12:26:09 PM
Someone who brings their kids on a honeymoon is obviously not romantic enough to qualify for a free suit.

Do they give free shirts as well?

I couldn't resist
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 22, 2011, 12:31:27 PM
Do they give free shirts as well?

I couldn't resist
lol
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 22, 2011, 12:36:05 PM
My point is....that a "honeymoon" can be defined differently by different pple

Some people never take a honeymoon so the vacation they take can be considered that.

Some people take 10 honeymoons...there is no clear cut definition,
 
Title: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: E on August 22, 2011, 01:31:46 PM
Looking for someone with diamond suite upgrade, I'll book thru your account for friends wedding night august 29th pm please.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moish on August 22, 2011, 01:54:28 PM
Looking for someone with diamond suite upgrade, I'll book thru your account for friends wedding night august 29th pm please.
pm dealer
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: MnM1130 on August 30, 2011, 01:07:35 AM
off topic- but i believe if i EVER get to go to a hotel with my husband... its called a honeymoon.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: twentie4hrs on August 30, 2011, 07:45:50 AM
+1 Thank you
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on August 30, 2011, 10:59:09 AM
Where did you wind up AJK?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on September 01, 2011, 12:22:12 AM
Where did you wind up AJK?

Took your recommendation: Andaz 5th Ave.

Booked regular room; used suite upgrade; then called manager to upgrade us to the splash suite (great room by the way).

A wonderful time was had by all!

Thanks for the help
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on September 01, 2011, 12:26:32 AM
Booked regular room; used suite upgrade; then called manager to upgrade us to the splash suite (great room by the way)
Awesome!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chez on September 04, 2011, 10:03:23 AM
Mazal tov! I know the wedding's over and I'm sure that wherever you stayed was beautiful. My wife and I spent the night at the NY Iriquois (W44th, 5th and 6th). We were upgraded to a stunning suite w/jacuzzi, complimentary wine etc. when we told them that it was our wedding night! It was a gr8 choice!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: dwkl on September 05, 2011, 03:07:27 PM
kids from first marrige ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 25, 2012, 12:51:35 PM
Have a friend getting married on Tuesday night.

Andaz 5th is sold out ( a big :( )

Andaz Wall Street only has rooms ~$500+

Hyatt 48 Lex only has room $550+

Grand Hyatt is sold out.

I guess I'm looking for Hyatt recommendations in NJ...

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chaikel on June 25, 2012, 01:19:45 PM
Have a friend getting married on Tuesday night.

Andaz 5th is sold out ( a big :( )

Andaz Wall Street only has rooms ~$500+

Hyatt 48 Lex only has room $550+

Grand Hyatt is sold out.

I guess I'm looking for Hyatt recommendations in NJ...

Thoughts?
I went to Jersey city for my wedding night
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 25, 2012, 01:33:16 PM
I went to Jersey city for my wedding night

If you're mentioning it here, I'm assuming you liked it?

What room did you get?

EDIT: Darn, looks like it's also sold out. What the heck is going on in NYC on Tuesday/Wednesday??
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: myb821 on June 25, 2012, 02:26:53 PM
If you're mentioning it here, I'm assuming you liked it?

What room did you get?

EDIT: Darn, looks like it's also sold out. What the heck is going on in NYC on Tuesday/Wednesday??
why dont u use gold passport for the rooms at 48 lex or wallstreet
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 25, 2012, 02:38:52 PM
Something definitely going on Tuesday, I looked for that earlier today.
There's always the Aloft Brooklyn for 7K :D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 25, 2012, 02:49:39 PM
why dont u use gold passport for the rooms at 48 lex or wallstreet

I'd like to 1) get a revenue stay in, and 2) apply a suite upgrade without using HGP for it.

Something definitely going on Tuesday, I looked for that earlier today.
There's always the Aloft Brooklyn for 7K :D

<shudders>
Title: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: jack2act on July 10, 2012, 07:46:08 AM
I am looking for a very nice hotel for Choson & Kallah in North Jersey. Does anybody have recommendation?
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: Jkhein on July 10, 2012, 07:49:23 AM
I do remember such recommendations on the forums. You must do a search, and will find it.
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 10, 2012, 09:00:36 AM
I do remember such recommendations on the forums. You must do a search, and will find it.
+1
welcome to the forums!
people get rather annoyed when new members ask questions that were discussed before, use the search box often!

here is a freebie:
Ajk started this thread a while back, this should answer your question sufficiently

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9553.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9553.0)
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: jack2act on July 10, 2012, 10:41:21 AM
I saw the hotels that mentioned NYC and Jersey city, Hoboken.
I am looking for NORTH Jersey recommendations.
I also get annoyed when people don't read the question and assume they are BRILLIANT.

NORTH Jersey includes Paramus / Route 8- and North.

Thank you so much
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: Ergel on July 10, 2012, 10:43:26 AM
Having attitude ain't gonna win good will to encourage people to help you.
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 10, 2012, 10:58:47 AM
I saw the hotels that mentioned NYC and Jersey city, Hoboken.
I am looking for NORTH Jersey recommendations.
I also get annoyed when people don't read the question and assume they are BRILLIANT.

NORTH Jersey includes Paramus / Route 8- and North.

Thank you so much

Do you mean Route 80? There isnt a route 8 near Paramus. There also arent many big chain hotels in the paramus area.

Sheraton Crossroads in Mahwah if you are SPG
Crystal Springs Resort

The NYC, Jersey City and Hoboken hotels would be better for this, specifically W Hoboken like in the other thread.

Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: MisterHock on July 10, 2012, 12:46:51 PM
Having attitude ain't gonna win good will to encourage people to help you.

+1!
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: AJK on July 10, 2012, 06:10:24 PM
+1!

+1

Man, what an entitlement society we live in.
Title: Re: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: sky121 on July 10, 2012, 06:20:05 PM
+1

Man, what an entitlement society we live in.
+100
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 10, 2012, 08:18:50 PM
I saw the hotels that mentioned NYC and Jersey city, Hoboken.
I am looking for NORTH Jersey recommendations.
I also get annoyed when people don't read the question and assume they are BRILLIANT.

NORTH Jersey includes Paramus / Route 8- and North.

Thank you so much
no, thank you for showing your true colors so soon after joining DDF, im'h that will be the last time i will offer you any help.
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: meshugener on July 10, 2012, 10:19:17 PM
Never say never,





Because:




Hey, you never know.
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: steeeveknowsbest on July 10, 2012, 11:21:47 PM
hence the "im'h"
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: mek on July 11, 2012, 12:06:25 AM
pearl river hilton
glen point Marriott
sheraton crossroads (mahwah) 
sheraton meadowlands
wycliffe lake hilton
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: smurf on July 11, 2012, 01:28:23 AM
I saw the hotels that mentioned NYC and Jersey city, Hoboken.
I am looking for NORTH Jersey recommendations.
I also get annoyed when people don't read the question and assume they are BRILLIANT.

NORTH Jersey includes Paramus / Route 8- and North.

Thank you so much
nonetheless you should've posted in that thread
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: harry on July 11, 2012, 02:17:39 AM
I saw the hotels that mentioned NYC and Jersey city, Hoboken.
I am looking for NORTH Jersey recommendations.
I also get annoyed when people don't read the question and assume they are BRILLIANT.

NORTH Jersey includes Paramus / Route 8- and North.

Thank you so much

There are always the days inn and motel 8's.
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: jack2act on July 11, 2012, 06:46:28 AM
Dear All,

Thank you for your help especially # 12
pearl river hilton
glen point Marriott
sheraton crossroads (mahwah) 
sheraton meadowlands
wycliffe lake Hilton

To all the others who took offense at my curt language, Please accept my apologies.
I will attempt to curtail my POV to the subject matter and not accept the help offered with Taam.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SrulyP on September 09, 2013, 01:44:20 PM
I am a IHG Platinum member and I am looking at a nice hotel in the manhattan are to stay in for wedding night. I see two different ones the intercontinental and a crowne plaza. can anyone tell me about them. Does anyone have any better ideas of where to stay. The crowne plaza is $200 cheaper...

I am also SPG GOLD and Hyatt Platinum and Hilton Gold ( I don't mind paying cash for hotel...)

At which hotel group am i the most likely to get upgraded with my status and where is the best bang for my buck?

I dont wanna use my two free nights at a hyatt as I would like to save those for a honeymoon...

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sky121 on September 09, 2013, 01:48:53 PM
You could buy a free Intercontinental night off someone.
Or open a PC card?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Hudi on September 09, 2013, 03:58:37 PM
Dan will tell you to go with Andaz 5th Ave. Crowne Plaza times sq. is really nothing special  and they are not big on upgrades even for plats. IC will only upgrade you if you have Ambassador status.

However it was mentioned many times that you can email ahead of time that it is your wedding night and you may get an upgrade.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SrulyP on September 09, 2013, 05:57:47 PM
You could buy a free Intercontinental night off someone.
Or open a PC card?

I wish i could open up another card! i just did a 4bm!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: doublejay on October 07, 2013, 02:21:35 PM

However it was mentioned many times that you can email ahead of time that it is your wedding night and you may get an upgrade.

Wanna try this... Wedding is in a little over a month. I would assume it's too early for them to promise an upgrade because they don't yet know if they will have paid booking. Correct?

Should I email now?

I made an SPG reservation for a basic room in 3 SPG properties for wedding night (W hoboken, Tarrytown, and Parsippany). Gonna see which will offer an upgrade.


Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 01, 2013, 12:30:19 AM
A friend called me to ask if I had any ideas for a hotel to go to in Baltimore the night of his chasuna. Does anyone have any suggestions? He's not looking for anything overly fancy, he's looking to spend under $200.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sky121 on November 01, 2013, 12:40:29 AM
A friend called me to ask if I had any ideas for a hotel to go to in Baltimore the night of his chasuna. Does anyone have any suggestions? He's not looking for anything overly fancy, he's looking to spend under $200.

Would he drive to Washington? Is that too far? If not there are the hotels by the Harbor or a few others I have to look up.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 01, 2013, 12:49:55 AM
Would he drive to Washington? Is that too far? If not there are the hotels by the Harbor or a few others I have to look up.
Washington is too far. I suggested the DoubleTree/Hilton at Reisterstown Rd and the Beltway, but I'm wondering if there's anything nicer that won't cost a fortune and isn't too far.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sky121 on November 01, 2013, 12:57:31 AM
Washington is too far. I suggested the DoubleTree/Hilton at Reisterstown Rd and the Beltway, but I'm wondering if there's anything nicer that won't cost a fortune and isn't too far.

Hyatt by the Harbor.  Category 4 can be bought for $150.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on November 01, 2013, 01:00:44 AM
Hyatt by the Harbor.  Category 4 can be bought for $150.
Second guest on a wedding night ::)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on November 01, 2013, 01:02:05 AM
Second guest on a wedding night ::)
Have anyone checkin earlier in the day.
Just don't lose the keys!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sky121 on November 01, 2013, 01:02:19 AM
Second guest on a wedding night ::)

I doubt they'd turn down a groom and his bride.
 :)
OR there is the Sheraton that can be had with points as well. Though depending on the date it may be cheaper with cash.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sky121 on November 01, 2013, 01:03:29 AM
What date is the wedding?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on November 01, 2013, 01:04:01 AM
Have anyone checkin earlier in the day.
Just don't lose the keys!
Eh, better off having it registered under his own name and getting upgraded
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 01, 2013, 08:15:38 AM
EDIT: Darn, looks like it's also sold out. What the heck is going on in NYC on Tuesday/Wednesday??
NYC often sells out during the week.

W Hoboken should be pretty nice.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on November 01, 2013, 08:49:17 AM
NYC often sells out during the week.

W Hoboken should be pretty nice.
AJK got married over a year ago
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 01, 2013, 08:51:06 AM
AJK got married over a year ago
Whoops.

W Hoboken is still relevant to this years conversation.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 01, 2013, 09:41:45 AM
Second guest on a wedding night ::)
I don't get it :(
What date is the wedding?
Thursday night, Nov. 14.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: smbalt on November 01, 2013, 01:16:34 PM
There has to be something nicer than the Hilton by the Beltway.

Hotels downtown Baltimore (Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott Waterfront), Hunt Valley, MD (Embassy Suites, Marriott -- changed names, not sure new name) or consider Columbia, MD.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 03, 2013, 07:46:08 AM
There has to be something nicer than the Hilton by the Beltway.

Hotels downtown Baltimore (Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott Waterfront), Hunt Valley, MD (Embassy Suites, Marriott -- changed names, not sure new name) or consider Columbia, MD.
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. He decided to go with the Embassy Suites. Now, what's the best mehalch to try to get upgraded to a suite? He doesn't have elite status or anything like that. As per upthread, call the GM several days before the chasuna? TIA.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on November 03, 2013, 08:20:08 AM
Embassy suites are just that. All suites. 
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AnonymousUser on November 03, 2013, 03:09:27 PM
Embassy suites are just that. All suites.
I'm no expert, but they look like regular hotel rooms to me. Anyway, they do have fancier rooms, so what's the best way to get upgraded to those?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on November 03, 2013, 03:19:38 PM
Embassy suites are just that. All suites.
There are many types of suites.
Presidential/Executive suites are not standard suites.
Title: Wedding night hotel SPG Please Help
Post by: SPGGUY on November 04, 2013, 11:21:13 PM
Hi . I'm getting married next week and booked a newport king at the jersey city westin.

I told them I have a triple A discount (but I don't really)

I got it for 296 before tax.

Couple questions.

I only have 10800 spg points, the room is 14500. I was fr'ed by amex and failed and shut down my cards, so no legroom there.

Is there any way to get a AAA # and are they going to ask for it, or any other idea to get a nicer/better hotel or room for a better rate. Are there any jacuzzis in any hotel in jersey for under $500 (but not in a motel). is there a way to get a cot or second bed free?

Also, I have 16000 Chase ur.

I would really appreciate the help as I've done a lot of research and this is the best I could come up with and I'm involved in a lot of things for the wedding right now.

Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Wedding night hotel SPG Please Help
Post by: DovtheBear on November 04, 2013, 11:30:29 PM
Welcome to the forums!
I have nothing to say on the matter, but would suggest deleting this thread and posting here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9553.90).
Mazal Tov and Hatzlachah Rabah.
Title: Re: Wedding night hotel SPG Please Help
Post by: Ephcc90 on November 04, 2013, 11:57:24 PM

Welcome to the forums!
I have nothing to say on the matter, but would suggest deleting this thread and posting here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9553.90).
Mazal Tov and Hatzlachah Rabah.
Just because he's a chosson:) ur best bet will prob be to buy a Hyatt night off someone(about $200) to use in the nicest Hyatt in your area and you can prob get an upgrade by asking for one.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on November 05, 2013, 01:21:24 AM
Just because he's a chosson:) ur best bet will prob be to buy a Hyatt night off someone(about $200) to use in the nicest Hyatt in your area and you can prob get an upgrade by asking for one.



Second guest on a wedding night ::)


Have anyone checkin earlier in the day.
Just don't lose the keys!


Eh, better off having it registered under his own name and getting upgraded
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 05, 2013, 07:07:06 AM
Reading this thread makes me wish I would've known about DD when I got married. Back then, I paid over $300 for a JSO.  :'(
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: bubbles on November 05, 2013, 07:37:49 AM
Looks like the original jacuzzi discussion was erased from the beginning of this thread lol
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 05, 2013, 07:57:10 AM
Looks like the original jacuzzi discussion was erased from the beginning of this thread lol

Pretty sure that happened a while ago.
Title: Re: Wedding night hotel SPG Please Help
Post by: mlomni on November 05, 2013, 10:30:36 AM
Hi . I'm getting married next week and booked a newport king at the jersey city westin.

I told them I have a triple A discount (but I don't really)

I got it for 296 before tax.

Couple questions.

I only have 10800 spg points, the room is 14500. I was fr'ed by amex and failed and shut down my cards, so no legroom there.

Is there any way to get a AAA # and are they going to ask for it, or any other idea to get a nicer/better hotel or room for a better rate. Are there any jacuzzis in any hotel in jersey for under $500 (but not in a motel). is there a way to get a cot or second bed free?

Also, I have 16000 Chase ur.

I would really appreciate the help as I've done a lot of research and this is the best I could come up with and I'm involved in a lot of things for the wedding right now.

Thank you so much.

I did that once in a hotel and they did ask to see your AAA card in order to get the AAA discount.
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: E-MAN on November 05, 2013, 10:48:19 AM
I have a friend getting married in a few weeks and he was going to book a night in the Waldorf Astoria in Midtown.
Based on what I've read I don't think the Waldorf is worth the price.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for someone paying for a night at a hotel in NYC that will get him a nice room at a reasonable rate?

Thanks
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: Ergel on November 05, 2013, 10:52:34 AM
I have a friend getting married in a few weeks and he was going to book a night in the Waldorf Astoria in Midtown.
Based on what I've read I don't think the Waldorf is worth the price.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for someone paying for a night at a hotel in NYC that will get him a nice room at a reasonable rate?

Thanks
the Ritz battery park is beautiful. Expensive though
No access to 22k Hyatt points?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: DrDanny on November 05, 2013, 10:54:37 AM
Here's a question I've been dealing with when I booked my last couple of chassanim.
Would you rather a nice suite with a king size bed and spend the night on the couch or a regular room with two double or queen size bed.
I've been dealing with this as I haven't found any nice Hyatt hotels in NYC that have two beds in a suite.
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: E-MAN on November 05, 2013, 10:57:27 AM
the Ritz battery park is beautiful. Expensive though
No access to 22k Hyatt points?
No, I don't think he has any points.
Andaz 5th for 22k?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2013, 10:58:55 AM
Here's a question I've been dealing with when I booked my last couple of chassanim.
Would you rather a nice suite with a king size bed and spend the night on the couch or a regular room with two double or queen size bed.
I've been dealing with this as I haven't found any nice Hyatt hotels in NYC that have two beds in a suite.
Gonna need a poll for that one, how many needed the couch/extra bed on their first night :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: myb821 on November 05, 2013, 11:02:11 AM
Gonna need a poll for that one, how many needed the couch/extra bed on their first night :P
lets not go there lol ;D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2013, 11:20:42 AM
Gonna need a poll for that one, how many needed the couch/extra bed on their first night :P

Gotta say, I don't think I expected a post like this from you...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: myb821 on November 05, 2013, 11:26:34 AM
Gotta say, I don't think I expected a post like this from you...
lol
Title: Re: Wedding night Hotel
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 11:34:33 AM
No, I don't think he has any points.
Andaz 5th for 22k?

Again this thread exists here -- http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9553.105

Mods want to lock this thread?

ETA: Comment was posted in the other thread that got merged with this one. Please don't lock THIS thread! :-)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on November 05, 2013, 12:19:28 PM
Gonna need a poll for that one, how many needed the couch/extra bed on their first night :P
Probably true, but you should obviously still arrange for it just in case. You can argue though that one king + couch/rollaway is a better idea for that reason though.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2013, 12:30:23 PM
Gotta say, I don't think I expected a post like this from you...
Lol. Heard it from a big rov so...

Probably true, but you should obviously still arrange for it just in case. You can argue though that one king + couch/rollaway is a better idea for that reason though.
Yup.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 12:45:34 PM
So... now that I got my Tallis, etc. it's time to hit up this thread, as promised!

Getting married on a Sunday in January in Lakewood, iy"h (!) and have been weighing the pros and cons of where to stay the night/how to get there. Can I hear your thoughts? Should I find somewhere near Lakewood so I don't need to travel far (like NYC), or are all the really nice places going to be as far as Jersey City/NYC so I should just look there? I'd like a jacuzzi in the room.

2nd Q on this topic is the idea of taking a limo or driving yourself. I've heard that if you take a limo, you don't have a way to get home in the morning, so I could either drive my car to the hotel on day of the wedding, which I'm SURE I'll plenty of time to do that day, or otherwise you need to take a cab home. Or I can just drive my car to the wedding and then drive to the hotel after the wedding.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2013, 12:49:47 PM
I'd like a jacuzzi in the room.
I should really restore those posts for a day  ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: myb821 on November 05, 2013, 12:50:40 PM
You should restore them. why were they removed
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on November 05, 2013, 12:50:54 PM
So... now that I got my Tallis, etc. it's time to hit up this thread, as promised!

Getting married on a Sunday in January in Lakewood, iy"h (!) and have been weighing the pros and cons of where to stay the night/how to get there. Can I hear your thoughts? Should I find somewhere near Lakewood so I don't need to travel far (like NYC), or are all the really nice places going to be as far as Jersey City/NYC so I should just look there? I'd like a jacuzzi in the room.

2nd Q on this topic is the idea of taking a limo or driving yourself. I've heard that if you take a limo, you don't have a way to get home in the morning, so I could either drive my car to the hotel on day of the wedding, which I'm SURE I'll plenty of time to do that day, or otherwise you need to take a cab home. Or I can just drive my car to the wedding and then drive to the hotel after the wedding.

Thoughts?
Google 'The Bungalows' its in Deal 2 friends of mine went. Its supposed to be very nice and different they have about 24 rooms. I'm not sure though what the situation is since Sandy. I highly doubt you're going to use the Jacuzzi. Take a Limo and have a friend drive your car the day before to the hotel.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on November 05, 2013, 12:54:20 PM
Probably true, but you should obviously still arrange for it just in case. You can argue though that one king + couch/rollaway is a better idea for that reason though.
I heard from multiple people who teach Chassanim that using the rollaway bed is not a good idea as your lowering yourself. I'm not saying I understand that as I don't but this is what I've heard.

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2013, 01:02:08 PM
I heard from multiple people who teach Chassanim that using the rollaway bed is not a good idea as your lowering yourself. I'm not saying I understand that as I don't but this is what I've heard.


I've heard that people say that and I dont understand it either, but if it really bothers you you can make HER sleep on the rollaway... :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 01:02:44 PM
Google 'The Bungalows' its in Deal 2 friends of mine went. Its supposed to be very nice and different they have about 24 rooms. I'm not sure though what the situation is since Sandy. I highly doubt you're going to use the Jacuzzi. Take a Limo and have a friend drive your car the day before to the hotel.

Not a bad idea with the driving, but I would need 2 friends to drive it there (so one could drive the other to the wedding afterwards). Bungalows looks cool from the site, but I left this part out, I want to go with points if I can. I have:
2 free nights from the Hyatt cc.
50K UR
50K SPG (just have to finish hitting the thresholds)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on November 05, 2013, 01:05:25 PM
I've heard that people say that and I dont understand it either, but if it really bothers you you can make HER sleep on the rollaway... :P
That was a definite no no. They were only discussing the option of the guy sleeping on it and even on that they said no.

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2013, 01:07:13 PM
That was a definite no no. They were only discussing the option of the guy sleeping on it and even on that they said no.


Hence the :P
I was kidding in a major way....
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on November 05, 2013, 01:07:49 PM
Hence the :P
I was kidding in a major way....
Didn't see that...

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 05, 2013, 01:18:47 PM
Gonna need a poll for that one, how many needed the couch/extra bed on their first night :P

I doubt anyone's gonna answer that one (not truthfully, anyway), but two data points:

1) I remember my chassan teacher telling me that in his experience, a whopping 98% of chassanim don't end up needing it. :o
2) Based on reports and anecdotes I've been hearing, more and more young couples actually avoid "needing it" on purpose (v'hamayvin yavin). :o :o :o

(Mods, feel free to delete this if you think it's any more inappropriate than Dan's post. :P)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 05, 2013, 01:23:14 PM
I heard from multiple people who teach Chassanim that using the rollaway bed is not a good idea as your lowering yourself. I'm not saying I understand that as I don't but this is what I've heard.
I've heard that people say that and I dont understand it either

Next time you guys come to a DO, I'll be happy to explain it to you. I'm not a psychologist (not yet, anyway...), but I've seen and heard enough in my time that I have the theory behind that statement pretty much worked out.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 01:24:04 PM
Okay leaving the halachic and awkward issues aside... where should I go? lol
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on November 05, 2013, 01:30:20 PM
I should really restore those posts for a day  ;)

Oiy.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SuperFlyer on November 05, 2013, 01:41:19 PM
I know they might want you to rush things.

I just say: Enjoy the 7 brochos.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2013, 01:41:35 PM
I doubt anyone's gonna answer that one (not truthfully, anyway), but two data points:

1) I remember my chassan teacher telling me that in his experience, a whopping 98% of chassanim don't end up needing it. :o

That number sounds a bit large but it's def a big majority...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 05, 2013, 01:57:08 PM
I know they might want you to rush things.

I just say: Enjoy the 7 brochos.

Like I said...


2) Based on reports and anecdotes I've been hearing, more and more young couples actually avoid "needing it" on purpose (v'hamayvin yavin). :o :o :o
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 05, 2013, 01:58:29 PM
That number sounds a bit large but it's def a big majority...

It sure does. But I asked him if it was an exaggeration, and he assured me it was quite accurate. His exact words were "maybe 2 out of every 100 chassanim".
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 05, 2013, 02:20:22 PM
It sure does. But I asked him if it was an exaggeration, and he assured me it was quite accurate. His exact words were "maybe 2 out of every 100 chassanim".
they say that for a reason...
Ask today
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on November 05, 2013, 02:34:18 PM
Anybody have Marriott platinum? My friend is getting married in two weeks
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Solomon on November 05, 2013, 03:30:42 PM
(Mods, feel free to delete this if you think it's any more inappropriate than Dan's post. :P)
;D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: DrDanny on November 05, 2013, 05:50:39 PM
Okay leaving the halachic and awkward issues aside... where should I go? lol
http://www.innonmainmanasquan.com
Is what I recommend.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: DrDanny on November 05, 2013, 05:55:45 PM
I doubt anyone's gonna answer that one (not truthfully, anyway), but two data points:

1) I remember my chassan teacher telling me that in his experience, a whopping 98% of chassanim don't end up needing it. :o
2) Based on reports and anecdotes I've been hearing, more and more young couples actually avoid "needing it" on purpose (v'hamayvin yavin). :o :o :o

(Mods, feel free to delete this if you think it's any more inappropriate than Dan's post. :P)
I'm still a bochur so I don't know all that much about this but sometimes I book chassanim for two nights the night of their wedding and the next so they it seems would definitely want two beds it seems.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 05, 2013, 06:23:05 PM
IMHO the best thing for WN is a Hilton homewood suites, you get a nice little apartment with a kitchen etc.
Leave the fancy rooms for later.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2013, 06:29:50 PM
IMHO the best thing for WN is a Hilton homewood suites, you get a nice little apartment with a kitchen etc.
Leave the fancy rooms for later.
+1
My not-so-humble opinion agrees, you'll enjoy the fancy rooms much more on the honeymoon...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 07:26:39 PM
+1
My not-so-humble opinion agrees, you'll enjoy the fancy rooms much more on the honeymoon...

Why is there a limit on how many fancy nights one can enjoy?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 07:29:42 PM
http://www.innonmainmanasquan.com
Is what I recommend.

Actually looks really nice. Associated with any chains so I can pay with points?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2013, 07:31:33 PM
Why is there a limit on how many fancy nights one can enjoy?
Most people posting here sound limited on points etc.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 07:38:47 PM
Most people posting here sound limited on points etc.

Spend 'em on the first night and by the time the honeymoon comes around, there's no reason why there can't be new points in your accounts :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2013, 07:44:34 PM
Spend 'em on the first night and by the time the honeymoon comes around, there's no reason why there can't be new points in your accounts :)
Now that there's another SS# involved...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 05, 2013, 08:40:19 PM
Now that there's another SS# involved...

;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: DrDanny on November 06, 2013, 03:37:20 AM
Actually looks really nice. Associated with any chains so I can pay with points?
No, but it's really not that expensive I think the rooms go from $150 - 199
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 06, 2013, 10:12:30 AM
No, but it's really not that expensive I think the rooms go from $150 - 199

Right, that's what I see.

So the general consensus is that it's a bad idea to limo from Lakewood to NYC? Just find somewhere near Lakewood?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on November 06, 2013, 10:35:47 AM
Right, that's what I see.

So the general consensus is that it's a bad idea to limo from Lakewood to NYC? Just find somewhere near Lakewood?
Definitely. Don't want to be sitting two hours in a car
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 06, 2013, 10:51:27 AM
Definitely. Don't want to be sitting two hours in a car
Keep in mind this is after a long day (and night) for both of you...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ephcc90 on November 06, 2013, 11:30:07 AM
Just make sure u have either late checkout or for a 2nd night...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 06, 2013, 12:17:35 PM
Right, that's what I see.

So the general consensus is that it's a bad idea to limo from Lakewood to NYC?


Definitely. Don't want to be sitting two hours in a car
Lol reminds me of my friend. He was taking a limo to the city and they got a flat, the guy claimed it would only take twenty minutes to be fixed. The next thing my friend knew, he woke up in the limo 4AM, he and his wife konked out and they were still waiting for the flat to be fixed!!! (he ended up getting out and taking a cab.)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on November 06, 2013, 01:32:22 PM
Ok got it. Let's stay near Lakewood. Inn on Main looks nice, thanks DrDanny (and that's a good price)! Any other ideas for somewhere I could use my SPG or UR to stay at?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: DrDanny on November 06, 2013, 03:07:13 PM
Ok got it. Let's stay near Lakewood. Inn on Main looks nice, thanks DrDanny (and that's a good price)! Any other ideas for somewhere I could use my SPG or UR to stay at?
If you decide to go with them, you should know they have a secret 3rd floor which they will probably give you if you tell them it's your wedding night.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on November 06, 2013, 03:17:11 PM
Lol reminds me of my friend. He was taking a limo to the city and they got a flat, the guy claimed it would only take twenty minutes to be fixed. The next thing my friend knew, he woke up in the limo 4AM, he and his wife konked out and they were still waiting for the flat to be fixed!!! (he ended up getting out and taking a cab.)
OMG
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 06, 2013, 03:19:42 PM
OMG
Ya it was insane, mind you we paid $700 for that limo. (I'm not sure if the company gave him back the money because of the incident)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sky121 on November 06, 2013, 03:55:55 PM
Wow what a crazy funny story. Fun things to tell the grandkids. :)
$700 for the limo? I think I'd be happier driving myself.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 06, 2013, 03:58:10 PM
Wow what a crazy funny story. Fun things to tell the grandkids. :)
$700 for the limo? I think I'd be happier driving myself.
LOL, it was really annoying raising the money for that limo!!! 
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on November 06, 2013, 03:58:58 PM
LOL, it was really annoying raising the money for that limo!!!
Raising money for a limo ride? Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 06, 2013, 04:01:00 PM
Raising money for a limo ride? Am I missing something?
In a lot of circles the chosson's friends pay for the limo. Its like the wedding present that they give and it usually isnt hard to raise, most of the time about $10 a guy and its fully covered with extra carry change to start the guy off with. But when the chosson gets greedy...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sky121 on November 06, 2013, 04:13:17 PM
But when the chosson gets greedy...

....his limo breaks down? :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 06, 2013, 04:14:54 PM
....his limo breaks down? :)
;D I didnt say it! (I hope he doesnt go on ddf, or read this thread!!!)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ayman on November 06, 2013, 07:09:07 PM
Lol that's crazy!!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sammy n on November 06, 2013, 07:35:09 PM

LOL, it was really annoying raising the money for that limo!!!
I think it's a waste of money, it's such a short time and not worth it
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 06, 2013, 07:36:20 PM
I think it's a waste of money, it's such a short time and not worth it
In general of davka that amount of money?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on November 07, 2013, 02:41:29 PM
I heard from multiple people who teach Chassanim that using the rollaway bed is not a good idea as your lowering yourself. I'm not saying I understand that as I don't but this is what I've heard.
I also heard people say to step on her foot under the chuppa "והוא ימשול בך"  :o
I don't teach chassanim either 'segula'
(Aside for extreme inappropiateness in sending her to the cot, there is quite possibly a halachic problem as well, ודי לחכימא or you can pm me)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on November 07, 2013, 02:45:03 PM
It sure does. But I asked him if it was an exaggeration, and he assured me it was quite accurate. His exact words were "maybe 2 out of every 100 chassanim".

Maybe his 'experience' reflects on theirs... :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: alpicone on November 07, 2013, 02:45:38 PM
I think it's a waste of money, it's such a short time and not worth it

My limo ride from the wedding hall in BP to the city was 15 minutes... Minimum for the limo is 3 hours.  :'(
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on November 07, 2013, 02:48:24 PM
they say that for a reason...
Ask today
Maskim, but it's still pretty high. Most cases they'd do a lot better if they listened to the advice they were given.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on November 07, 2013, 03:05:11 PM
I know they might want you to rush things.

I just say: Enjoy the 7 brochos.
Spoken like a true SuperFlyer.
Let's just say that al pi Chazal it's pretty clear that first night is ideal (barring extenuating circumstances). If you want to hear my shiur on the subject, you're going to have to ask privately (or better yet, pay for the shmooze...)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on November 07, 2013, 03:19:25 PM

I also heard people say to step on her foot under the chuppa "והוא ימשול בך"  :o
I don't teach chassanim either 'segula'
(Aside for extreme inappropiateness in sending her to the cot, there is quite possibly a halachic problem as well, ודי לחכימא or you can pm me)
Sefardim generally keep this practice. I personally couldn't get to my wife's foot! (She didn't pull it away tho!)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on November 07, 2013, 03:30:15 PM
Spoken like a true SuperFlyer.
Let's just say that al pi Chazal it's pretty clear that first night is ideal (barring extenuating circumstances). If you want to hear my shiur on the subject, you're going to have to ask privately (or better yet, pay for the shmooze...)
Either post what you're saying or don't post at all. Your holier than thou hints are not helpful
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 07, 2013, 03:31:56 PM
Sefardim generally keep this practice. I personally couldn't get to my wife's foot! (She didn't pull it away tho!)
How would anyone find the foot under a massive gown without making a scene? ???
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on November 07, 2013, 03:52:06 PM
How would anyone find the foot under a massive gown without making a scene? ???
They're asking the kallah to push out her foot  ;D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: good sam on November 07, 2013, 03:55:45 PM
Did not know we had a chosson teacher on hand.  Can we make separate thread?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 07, 2013, 04:47:08 PM
Did not know we had a chosson teacher on hand.  Can we make separate thread?
A Yungerleit board? ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aygart on November 07, 2013, 04:53:10 PM
Maybe his 'experience' reflects on theirs... :P
I heard 90% from a VERY reliable source bishem R Yaakov Kamenetzky
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on November 07, 2013, 06:11:45 PM
How would anyone find the foot under a massive gown without making a scene? ???
They usually know about it to put their foot out.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: stevendre on November 08, 2013, 01:15:58 AM
So what hotels do people recommend for  wedding night near Lakewood.  The only one i can think of is ocean place
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on November 08, 2013, 09:46:30 AM
Either post what you're saying or don't post at all. Your holier than thou hints are not helpful
Why holier than thou? I just happen to have learned the sugyos in depth and trained under some of the bekiim.  I don't think this is the forum for all details, but I want people to know what there is to know
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 08, 2013, 09:49:15 AM
So what hotels do people recommend for  wedding night near Lakewood.  The only one i can think of is ocean place
read upthread!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 08, 2013, 06:00:56 PM
Okay, still haven't booked because I'm hoping to find something I can pay for with points (again, in Lakewood area). Wedding's in January so I really need to decide soon.

There are some hotels in Tom's River, which acc to Google is right next to Lakewood. Does anyone know anything about them? The "nicest" I found so far is a Ramada that has a king room with a Jacuzzi for $113. Is that going to be a joke because it's Ramada? Also, what points work with Ramada?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2013, 06:02:58 PM
Forget about Jacuzzis on your wedding night.
Save it for the honeymoon.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 08, 2013, 06:05:48 PM
Forget about Jacuzzis on your wedding night.
Save it for the honeymoon.

I understand that (as others mentioned it before), just happens to be the Ramada's king room has one. Can Ramada be booked with UR/Starpoints? Do I want to avoid Ramada on a wedding night? lol
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2013, 06:08:07 PM
I wouldn't go into a Ramada jacuzzi on any night ;P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 08, 2013, 06:11:22 PM
I wouldn't go into a Ramada jacuzzi on any night ;P
+1
Now I know to avoid Ramada. Once I'm saving the nice places for the honeymoon, should I just pick any of the "inns & suites" in Tom's River so I pay with points? Other options suggested (The Bungalow Hotel, Inn on Main) were 1/2 drives and would cost $200.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: efflpetzel on December 08, 2013, 07:59:34 PM
I should really restore those posts for a day  ;)
please do, please!!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 08, 2013, 08:42:20 PM
I wouldn't go into a Ramada jacuzzi on any night ;P

Some say (joke) that it all goes downhill after the wedding night. Where will that leave you if your pinnacle is a Ramada Jacuzzi ?!?!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 08, 2013, 10:12:30 PM
Some say (joke) that it all goes downhill after the wedding night. Where will that leave you if your pinnacle is a Ramada Jacuzzi ?!?!

I hear you. :) So where do I want to start near Lakewood where I can also use points?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 08, 2013, 10:38:08 PM
I hear you. :) So where do I want to start near Lakewood where I can also use points?

From a quick look on Kayak, it doesn't seem like there are many "points" options or "upscale popular brands" (nothing really in SPG, Hyatt, Hilton dept.) Appreciating right now the fact that I got married in NYC area :) What do people in Lkwd do?!?!

On Kayak there seems to be some "boutique" hotels within driving distance. If you are in Lkwd area I would say take a day and check them out. They seem to be priced pretty reasonably and with these type of hotels it is much easier to develop a relationship with management and get the exact experience you are looking for. While these may not have the "commercial" "big-time" setting a Ritz-Carlton may have, they could provide for a really great experience. You could end up really getting the "royal treatment" at one of these places for a lot cheaper than a 5-star NYC hotel.

 For example check this place out: http://www.expedia.com/Freehold-Hotels-American-Hotel.h3827060.Hotel-Information?chkin=01%2F22%2F2014&chkout=01%2F23%2F2014&rm1=a2&hwrqCacheKey=2cf89add-7a50-470f-a143-75b9663aeebaHWRQ1386560037252&c=1b972209-0b5d-4560-a24e-558d8e8f1b32&

I even see a nice jacuzzi in one of the pics.

Not that expensive, close to Lkwd and may (I would check it out before) be really "quaint and nice"

IMHO if there is ever a time to "splurge" (that term differs for every individual) it is your wedding night. YOLO. (iy"h) 
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 08, 2013, 11:16:52 PM
From a quick look on Kayak, it doesn't seem like there are many "points" options or "upscale popular brands" (nothing really in SPG, Hyatt, Hilton dept.) Appreciating right now the fact that I got married in NYC area :) What do people in Lkwd do?!?!

On Kayak there seems to be some "boutique" hotels within driving distance. If you are in Lkwd area I would say take a day and check them out. They seem to be priced pretty reasonably and with these type of hotels it is much easier to develop a relationship with management and get the exact experience you are looking for. While these may not have the "commercial" "big-time" setting a Ritz-Carlton may have, they could provide for a really great experience. You could end up really getting the "royal treatment" at one of these places for a lot cheaper than a 5-star NYC hotel.

 For example check this place out: http://www.expedia.com/Freehold-Hotels-American-Hotel.h3827060.Hotel-Information?chkin=01%2F22%2F2014&chkout=01%2F23%2F2014&rm1=a2&hwrqCacheKey=2cf89add-7a50-470f-a143-75b9663aeebaHWRQ1386560037252&c=1b972209-0b5d-4560-a24e-558d8e8f1b32&

I even see a nice jacuzzi in one of the pics.

Not that expensive, close to Lkwd and may (I would check it out before) be really "quaint and nice"

IMHO if there is ever a time to "splurge" (that term differs for every individual) it is your wedding night. YOLO. (iy"h)

Wow! Thanks for looking into it! Yeah, from what I saw there are no big chains. Others have suggested other, similar boutique places within 1/2 drive. I guess it's just a matter of picking one. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on December 09, 2013, 05:05:28 AM
Some say (joke) that it all goes downhill after the wedding night.
Not a very good joke. With proper hadracha it keeps getting better, much better (though different) than anything served up on the silver screen
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 09, 2013, 02:22:51 PM
Not a very good joke.

Like most things in life if you take it too seriously you are in trouble. If you could joke about you are in a good place….At least that works for me...But as they say "different strokes for different folks…"
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on December 09, 2013, 06:06:10 PM

Like most things in life if you take it too seriously you are in trouble. If you could joke about you are in a good place….At least that works for me...But as they say "different strokes for different folks…"
+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: semper fi on December 10, 2013, 12:37:51 PM
How about Hilton in East Brunswick?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mek on December 12, 2013, 01:29:51 AM
http://www.berkeleyhotelnj.com/

In Asbury park about 1/2 hr from lakewood
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on December 12, 2013, 10:04:47 AM
http://www.berkeleyhotelnj.com/

In Asbury park about 1/2 hr from lakewood
Not such a nice hotel IME.

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mek on December 12, 2013, 10:44:33 PM
Not such a nice hotel IME.

oh. never been there but pictures looked decent
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 17, 2013, 11:07:19 AM
UPDATE:

I just booked the American Hotel in Freehold, which is ~25 min from Lakewood. Thanks Frostboot for the suggestion and the idea to browse Expedia.

Via Expedia, I booked a room with king bed for $140 incl. tax/fees (much cheaper than when I called the hotel directly for pricing). I saw some reviews that mentioned there's a lounge/restaurant that gets loud at times b/c of concerts that go past midnight, but that if the room is on the 3rd floor, you don't hear anything. I called the hotel, and they said the room's already on the 3rd floor, and there are no concerts on Sunday nights anyway so it's usually quiet on Sundays. I then told them it's my wedding night and... they're going to try to upgrade us to a suite if it's available and give us late checkout, 1PM!!!

Thanks so much for all your advice and help guys, you rock!!

Also, just booked a limo for $252 incl. tax/tip. Iy"h this night only happens once in your life, so for $392 why not make it awesome, right!? :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on December 17, 2013, 11:26:53 AM
Well, if that the approach, why not just get a chopper instead of a limo? :P

Hey, it's only once (one hopes).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 17, 2013, 11:34:57 AM
UPDATE:

I just booked the American Hotel in Freehold, which is ~25 min from Lakewood. Thanks Frostboot for the suggestion and the idea to browse Expedia.

Via Expedia, I booked a room with king bed for $140 incl. tax/fees (much cheaper than when I called the hotel directly for pricing). I saw some reviews that mentioned there's a lounge/restaurant that gets loud at times b/c of concerts that go past midnight, but that if the room is on the 3rd floor, you don't hear anything. I called the hotel, and they said the room's already on the 3rd floor, and there are no concerts on Sunday nights anyway so it's usually quiet on Sundays. I then told them it's my wedding night and... they're going to try to upgrade us to a suite if it's available and give us late checkout, 1PM!!!

Thanks so much for all your advice and help guys, you rock!!

Also, just booked a limo for $252 incl. tax/tip. Iy"h this night only happens once in your life, so for $392 why not make it awesome, right!? :)

Mazel Tov! :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 17, 2013, 11:37:29 AM
Well, if that the approach, why not just get a chopper instead of a limo? :P

Hey, it's only once (one hopes).

If I didn't have a sense of humor I would say...

Not a very good joke. With proper hadracha it keeps getting better, much better (though different) than anything served up on the silver screen
  ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on December 17, 2013, 11:47:43 AM
I don't disagree. And thankfully, you seem to have a sense of humor.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 17, 2013, 03:19:53 PM
Well, if that the approach, why not just get a chopper instead of a limo? :P

Hey, it's only once (one hopes).

The limo is driving to the chopper, which is then flying us to JFK where we're catching a flight to EWR and then taking a cab to Freehold.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: hertzinstl on December 17, 2013, 03:44:23 PM
The limo is driving to the chopper, which is then flying us to JFK where we're catching a flight to EWR and then taking a cab to Freehold.
A cab from ewr?! ??? :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on December 17, 2013, 03:45:57 PM
The limo is driving to the chopper, which is then flying us to JFK where we're catching a flight to EWR and then taking a cab to Freehold.
I would expect no less. After all, it's a once in a lifetime type'a thing!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on December 17, 2013, 03:47:30 PM
I would expect no less. After all, it's a once in a lifetime type'a thing!


(one hopes).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on December 17, 2013, 04:02:03 PM
As some of you might have known, I just got engaged. So time I start hitting up this thread, where do u folk think I should go for wedding night? Wedding is in Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on December 17, 2013, 04:17:50 PM
Andaz Splash Suite (for the tenth time).

MT!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on December 18, 2013, 11:08:47 PM
If I didn't have a sense of humor I would say...
  ;)
I just reread the last couple pages and realized we are understanding things differently. My comment was very specific for what I understood you to be joking about. I see you probably meant otherwise. My guess is you're not married. My apologies.
Now joke away :D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 19, 2013, 01:06:12 AM
I just reread the last couple pages and realized we are understanding things differently. My comment was very specific for what I understood you to be joking about. I see you probably meant otherwise. My guess is you're not married. My apologies.
Now joke away :D

I probably should refrain but here goes. I will do this methodically so we don't speak past each other.

First off, I am very happily married and wouldn't trade my married life for my single years any day of the week. (Well maybe one day a week - there I go again making bad jokes about marriage!!).

Premise 1
While I am very happily married and in a loving committed relationship I am not going to kid myself and say that there isn't every once in a while a moment when I look back with nostalgia at my single days ("the freedom to do what I want when I want etc."). Some (naive, unrealistic ) people would be horrified by such a thought, as if marriage is supposed to be the answer to all the world's problems and eternal sunshine and bliss.  The obvious fact is that marriage makes your life more complicated (duh, you are adding a whole other person to your person + hopefully kids and more responsibilities). The same way there are good days and bad days before you are married there will be good days and bad days after you are married. I agree with you that married life is different and better than single life. Married life is a richer deeper more meaningful life and therefore there is the opportunity for it to be "better", but the flip side to that is that it also has the opportunity to be more "difficult" at times (More difficulty=more enjoyment).

Premise 2
How to cope or deal with the difficult times (in life/in marriage/in everything)? I personally find that staying positive, not taking things too seriously, and being able to laugh about things (especially w/ regard to married life) helps me keep things in perspective and live a positive balanced life. While I definitely believe in different strokes for different folks I sometimes wonder how people could be soooooo serious and not be depressed (or maybe they are). I think everyone would agree we should all aim for balance.


Now that brings me back to my JOKE (I hope you didn't think I was serious) that "after the wedding it all goes downhill" in connection with trying to encourage someone to look at his wedding night as a really special night and to "spring" a couple extra bucks to make it a night to remember forever. It stinks to have to explain a joke but I guess I was referring to the fact that life gets more complex and difficult (and also so much better) with marriage. Every once in a while it is nice to look back to the beginning (your wedding night) when things were so simple and not complex and that one may want that reflection to be something more than a Ramada Jacuzzi (Dan had a funny reaction to that). Granted the joke was not SNL worthy, but I thought it was a bit funny.

While I am sure I misunderstood your reaction…it came across as wayyyy tooooo serious…..at least for me and it warranted a "chillax"!!. I apologize if my subsequent comment offended you as I should've kept it to myself and stuck to my "different strokes for different folks" idea. If being super serious works for you..then by all means...

Anyways, enough seriousness for me  :D I am starting to get depressed and I probably used up my posting limit for the year on this post, but just wanted to clarify. I am also thinking that this may be the wrong thread to discuss all this  ;D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on December 19, 2013, 01:17:01 AM
Well said.

But I think I'm gonna have to RTM yehoshuas post:
He said that he reserved a...










...king bed
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 19, 2013, 01:21:55 AM
Well said.

But I think I'm gonna have to RTM yehoshuas post:
He said that he reserved a...










...king bed

I will help you get a nice room, but once you close the door you are on your own  ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Myccrabbi on December 19, 2013, 01:29:36 AM
I probably should refrain but here goes. I will do this methodically so we don't speak past each other.

First off, I am very happily married and wouldn't trade my married life for my single years any day of the week. (Well maybe one day a week - there I go again making bad jokes about marriage!!).

Premise 1
While I am very happily married and in a loving committed relationship I am not going to kid myself and say that there isn't every once in a while a moment when I look back with nostalgia at my single days ("the freedom to do what I want when I want etc."). Some (naive, unrealistic ) people would be horrified by such a thought, as if marriage is supposed to be the answer to all the world's problems and eternal sunshine and bliss.  The obvious fact is that marriage makes your life more complicated (duh, you are adding a whole other person to your person + hopefully kids and more responsibilities). The same way there are good days and bad days before you are married there will be good days and bad days after you are married. I agree with you that married life is different and better than single life. Married life is a richer deeper more meaningful life and therefore there is the opportunity for it to be "better", but the flip side to that is that it also has the opportunity to be more "difficult" at times (More difficulty=more enjoyment).

Premise 2
How to cope or deal with the difficult times (in life/in marriage/in everything)? I personally find that staying positive, not taking things too seriously, and being able to laugh about things (especially w/ regard to married life) helps me keep things in perspective and live a positive balanced life. While I definitely believe in different strokes for different folks I sometimes wonder how people could be soooooo serious and not be depressed (or maybe they are). I think everyone would agree we should all aim for balance.


Now that brings me back to my JOKE (I hope you didn't think I was serious) that "after the wedding it all goes downhill" in connection with trying to encourage someone to look at his wedding night as a really special night and to "spring" a couple extra bucks to make it a night to remember forever. It stinks to have to explain a joke but I guess I was referring to the fact that life gets more complex and difficult (and also so much better) with marriage. Every once in a while it is nice to look back to the beginning (your wedding night) when things were so simple and not complex and that one may want that reflection to be something more than a Ramada Jacuzzi (Dan had a funny reaction to that). Granted the joke was not SNL worthy, but I thought it was a bit funny.

While I am sure I misunderstood your reaction…it came across as wayyyy tooooo serious…..at least for me and it warranted a "chillax"!!. I apologize if my subsequent comment offended you as I should've kept it to myself and stuck to my "different strokes for different folks" idea.

Anyways, enough seriousness for me  :D I am starting to get depressed and I probably used up my posting limit for the year on this post, but just wanted to clarify. I am also thinking that this may be the wrong thread to discuss all this  ;D
wow, I need a nap.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 19, 2013, 01:34:27 AM
wow, I need a nap.

Was meant to help people fall asleep..considering the hour  :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on December 19, 2013, 01:42:06 AM
That's what happens when you get engaged, as a result:
You get married, and as a result:
Your wife is pregy, and as a result:
You have a baby, and as a result:
The baby cries, and as a result:
You're up at night, and as a result:
You browse DDF, and as a result:
You read tips on dating and wedding night.






Ok, baby is calming down after 1 1/2 hour non-stop crying
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Myccrabbi on December 19, 2013, 01:45:05 AM
That's what happens when you get engaged, as a result:
You get married, and as a result:
Your wife is pregy, and as a result:
You have a baby, and as a result:
The baby cries, and as a result:
You're up at night, and as a result:
You browse DDF, and as a result:
You read tips on dating and wedding night.






Ok, baby is calming down after 1 1/2 hour non-stop crying
as a result.....
U become meshuga...:P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 19, 2013, 01:48:17 AM
as a result.....
U become meshuga...:P

I wasn't going to say it….
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on December 19, 2013, 01:48:36 AM
And then?


Hey! Why are YOU up so late?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 19, 2013, 01:51:01 AM
And then?


Hey! Why are YOU up so late?

Too many jokes for me tonight. My kid is sick and is also crying…don't think he is going to sleep anytime soon though. Are we scaring off all the engaged guys looking for hotels?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: raphy781 on December 19, 2013, 03:56:49 AM
Too many jokes for me tonight. My kid is sick and is also crying…don't think he is going to sleep anytime soon though. Are we scaring off all the engaged guys looking for hotels?
That probably happened pages ago:P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: WAM on December 19, 2013, 09:58:14 AM
That's what happens when you get engaged, as a result:
You get married, and as a result:
Your wife is pregy, and as a result:
You have a baby, and as a result:
The baby cries, and as a result:
You're up at night, and as a result:
You browse DDF, and as a result:
You read tips on dating and wedding night.






Ok, baby is calming down after 1 1/2 hour non-stop crying
+1000!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 19, 2013, 10:03:51 AM
I probably should refrain but here goes. I will do this methodically so we don't speak past each other.

First off, I am very happily married and wouldn't trade my married life for my single years any day of the week. (Well maybe one day a week - there I go again making bad jokes about marriage!!).

Premise 1
While I am very happily married and in a loving committed relationship I am not going to kid myself and say that there isn't every once in a while a moment when I look back with nostalgia at my single days ("the freedom to do what I want when I want etc."). Some (naive, unrealistic ) people would be horrified by such a thought, as if marriage is supposed to be the answer to all the world's problems and eternal sunshine and bliss.  The obvious fact is that marriage makes your life more complicated (duh, you are adding a whole other person to your person + hopefully kids and more responsibilities). The same way there are good days and bad days before you are married there will be good days and bad days after you are married. I agree with you that married life is different and better than single life. Married life is a richer deeper more meaningful life and therefore there is the opportunity for it to be "better", but the flip side to that is that it also has the opportunity to be more "difficult" at times (More difficulty=more enjoyment).

Premise 2
How to cope or deal with the difficult times (in life/in marriage/in everything)? I personally find that staying positive, not taking things too seriously, and being able to laugh about things (especially w/ regard to married life) helps me keep things in perspective and live a positive balanced life. While I definitely believe in different strokes for different folks I sometimes wonder how people could be soooooo serious and not be depressed (or maybe they are). I think everyone would agree we should all aim for balance.


Now that brings me back to my JOKE (I hope you didn't think I was serious) that "after the wedding it all goes downhill" in connection with trying to encourage someone to look at his wedding night as a really special night and to "spring" a couple extra bucks to make it a night to remember forever. It stinks to have to explain a joke but I guess I was referring to the fact that life gets more complex and difficult (and also so much better) with marriage. Every once in a while it is nice to look back to the beginning (your wedding night) when things were so simple and not complex and that one may want that reflection to be something more than a Ramada Jacuzzi (Dan had a funny reaction to that). Granted the joke was not SNL worthy, but I thought it was a bit funny.

While I am sure I misunderstood your reaction…it came across as wayyyy tooooo serious…..at least for me and it warranted a "chillax"!!. I apologize if my subsequent comment offended you as I should've kept it to myself and stuck to my "different strokes for different folks" idea. If being super serious works for you..then by all means...

Anyways, enough seriousness for me  :D I am starting to get depressed and I probably used up my posting limit for the year on this post, but just wanted to clarify. I am also thinking that this may be the wrong thread to discuss all this  ;D
+10^100
Maybe someone should start a wiki.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on December 19, 2013, 11:16:00 AM
+10^100
Maybe someone should start a wiki.

On Marriage?!? It would never end  ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AnonymousUser on December 19, 2013, 04:12:26 PM
On Marriage?!? It would never end  ;)
No, silly. On where to go for the wedding night.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Armadillo on December 19, 2013, 06:26:41 PM
Premise 1
While I am very happily married and in a loving committed relationship I am not going to kid myself and say that there isn't every once in a while a moment when I look back with nostalgia at my single days ("the freedom to do what I want when I want etc."). Some (naive, unrealistic ) people would be horrified by such a thought, as if marriage is supposed to be the answer to all the world's problems and eternal sunshine and bliss.  The obvious fact is that marriage makes your life more complicated (duh, you are adding a whole other person to your person + hopefully kids and more responsibilities). The same way there are good days and bad days before you are married there will be good days and bad days after you are married. I agree with you that married life is different and better than single life. Married life is a richer deeper more meaningful life and therefore there is the opportunity for it to be "better", but the flip side to that is that it also has the opportunity to be more "difficult" at times (More difficulty=more enjoyment).

Premise 2
How to cope or deal with the difficult times (in life/in marriage/in everything)? I personally find that staying positive, not taking things too seriously, and being able to laugh about things (especially w/ regard to married life) helps me keep things in perspective and live a positive balanced life. While I definitely believe in different strokes for different folks I sometimes wonder how people could be soooooo serious and not be depressed (or maybe they are). I think everyone would agree we should all aim for balance.

So I actually agree with pretty much everything you're 'premising'. There are also many people here that can vouch for my lack of super seriousness. When you said 'all goes downhill', I didn't realize you meant in the context of life getting stressful. Being a chosson teacher, I was reacting sensitively to an area that you apparently weren't referencing, but is often misunderstood.
For further discussion, I will gladly respond to pm's(, from you or anyone else who is now confused).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dave321 on December 19, 2013, 06:50:16 PM
Couldn't resist guys  :P

HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY

1. Feed him
2. Sleep with him
3. Leave him with peace
4. Don't check his phone (Msgs)
5. Don't bother him with his
movements
So whats so hard about that
?

HOW TO MAKE A WOMAN HAPPY

It's really not too difficult but.... To make a
woman happy, a man only needs
to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a plumber
10. a mechanic
11. a carpenter
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a sexologist
15. a gynecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a pest exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer
22. a good father
23. very clean
24. sympathetic
25. athletic
26. warm
27. attentive
28. gallant
29. intelligent
30. funny
31. creative
32. tender
33. strong
34. understanding
35. tolerant
36. prudent
37. ambitious
38. capable
39. courageous
40. determined
41. true
42. dependable
43. passionate

WITHOUT FORGETTING TO:
44. give her compliments
regularly
45. Go shopping with her
46. be honest
47. be very rich
48. not stress her out
49. not look at other girls
AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU
MUST ALSO:
50. give her lots of attention
51. give her lots of time,
especially time for herself
52. give her lots of space, never
worrying about where she goes.

BUT MOST OF ALL IT IS VERY
IMPORTANT
53. never forget
*birthdays
*anniversaries
*valentine
*arrangements she makes
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on December 19, 2013, 07:14:35 PM
AROFLMAO!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 19, 2013, 07:44:22 PM
AROFLMAO!

You no longer have an @$$?!?! :o
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: HP58 on December 19, 2013, 07:46:16 PM
AROFLMAO!
+1. Wow! Your own? Pretty comprehensive... :D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 22, 2014, 07:51:57 PM
At Armadillo: I checked on tripadvisor your rating as groom-instructor and you are doing just fine asking your friends to vote for you.

There are many inyonim, and in fact they can be added in every subject ad infinitum.

So here my thought.
If you kept the rules, and are allowed to touch a/the girl for the first time in your life, and immediately jump to the act after which you are barred access for 2 weeks, after which she starts throwing up if all is well....

Let's just try to be smart...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on January 22, 2014, 08:55:52 PM
Couldn't resist guys  :P

HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY

1. Feed him
2. Sleep with him
3. Leave him with peace
4. Don't check his phone (Msgs)
5. Don't bother him with his
movements
So whats so hard about that
?

HOW TO MAKE A WOMAN HAPPY

It's really not too difficult but.... To make a
woman happy, a man only needs
to be:

1. a friend
2. a companion
3. a lover
4. a brother
5. a father
6. a master
7. a chef
8. an electrician
9. a plumber
10. a mechanic
11. a carpenter
12. a decorator
13. a stylist
14. a sexologist
15. a gynecologist
16. a psychologist
17. a pest exterminator
18. a psychiatrist
19. a healer
20. a good listener
21. an organizer
22. a good father
23. very clean
24. sympathetic
25. athletic
26. warm
27. attentive
28. gallant
29. intelligent
30. funny
31. creative
32. tender
33. strong
34. understanding
35. tolerant
36. prudent
37. ambitious
38. capable
39. courageous
40. determined
41. true
42. dependable
43. passionate

WITHOUT FORGETTING TO:
44. give her compliments
regularly
45. Go shopping with her
46. be honest
47. be very rich
48. not stress her out
49. not look at other girls
AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU
MUST ALSO:
50. give her lots of attention
51. give her lots of time,
especially time for herself
52. give her lots of space, never
worrying about where she goes.

BUT MOST OF ALL IT IS VERY
IMPORTANT
53. never forget
*birthdays
*anniversaries
*valentine
*arrangements she makes

if u have marriage problems, the Chief Rabbi of New York will help you  ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: chicken on January 22, 2014, 10:13:34 PM
At Armadillo: I checked on tripadvisor your rating as groom-instructor and you are doing just fine asking your friends to vote for you.

There are many inyonim, and in fact they can be added in every subject ad infinitum.

So here my thought.
If you kept the rules, and are allowed to touch a/the girl for the first time in your life, and immediately jump to the act after which you are barred access for 2 weeks, after which she starts throwing up if all is well....

Let's just try to be smart...

So just go to sleep?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: HP58 on January 23, 2014, 01:42:48 AM
So just go to sleep?
Seriously?! You became a member to post that?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Crazy tools on January 23, 2014, 02:35:51 AM
Does the Andez, or W hoboken have 2 beds in the suite??
In general it Seems like most suites have only 1 bed...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on January 23, 2014, 05:01:35 AM
Does the Andez, or W hoboken have 2 beds in the suite??
In general it Seems like most suites have only 1 bed...

Gonna need a poll for that one, how many needed the couch/extra bed on their first night :P
Title: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on January 23, 2014, 09:29:07 AM
I think it's time we start rating threads...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: philbenjoe on January 23, 2014, 10:29:29 AM
Anyone know any info and rates on hotels in Toronto for wedding night? TIA
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on January 23, 2014, 10:32:34 AM
Does the Andez, or W hoboken have 2 beds in the suite??
In general it Seems like most suites have only 1 bed...
Gonna need a poll for that one, how many needed the couch/extra bed on their first night :P
+1. If you can get a much nicer room don't agonize over it, just go with the suite and ask for a rollaway. As Dan points out, most of the time it doesn't get used anyway (I can't vouch for that very scientific estimation of the the percentages  ;D, but as others have mentioned, that's what many chosson teachers and rabonim who pasken on these inyonim will tell you is the case). The rollaway is not so terrible as a backup option.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: kalzone on January 23, 2014, 12:05:38 PM
For my wedding night I stayed in the St. Regis New York (thank you starwood). While we only got a regular room, when we got to the counter to check in, the woman was so sad that she couldn't upgrade us to a suite, that she booked us for a free (upgraded) night on our one year anniversary.  ;D 
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2014, 12:06:36 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on January 23, 2014, 12:36:58 PM
So I'm getting married I'm Brooklyn any ideas?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on January 23, 2014, 12:39:15 PM
Don't?  ;D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Lou Bob on January 23, 2014, 12:40:21 PM
Don't?  ;D
Brooklyn or marriage?  :D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on January 23, 2014, 12:48:10 PM
So I'm getting married I'm Brooklyn any ideas?
Where in Brooklyn? If it's Williamsburg, just go with something in the city.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on January 23, 2014, 01:01:33 PM
Where in Brooklyn? If it's Williamsburg, just go with something in the city.
FTFY
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2014, 01:02:58 PM
FTFY
Lol. Was about to post the same thing.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on January 23, 2014, 03:13:42 PM
That much I got the question was where, though I was thinking of jw at the Brooklyn bridge
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on January 23, 2014, 03:16:38 PM
If you're coming into city, just do the Andaz 5th and be done with it.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2014, 03:17:47 PM
If you're coming into city, just do the Andaz 5th and be done with it.
Yup
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on January 23, 2014, 03:30:33 PM
If you're coming into city, just do the Andaz 5th and be done with it.
Is it possible to use a free night certificate there? (sorry if its a real noob q)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on January 23, 2014, 03:31:18 PM
Of course. (Not anniversary.)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2014, 03:50:01 PM
Is it possible to use a free night certificate there? (sorry if its a real noob q)
Better off with 12.5K+$150 (or a cheap rate if its on a weekend) and a DIA upgrade cert.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on January 23, 2014, 03:56:56 PM
Better off with 12.5K+$150 (or a cheap rate if its on a weekend) and a DIA upgrade cert.
Do they have 2 bed suites?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on January 23, 2014, 03:57:24 PM
Do they have 2 bed suites?
Sleep on the couch. It's good preparation
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Crazy tools on January 23, 2014, 04:34:12 PM
I'm not chosson yet, but have helped some friends book rooms, and some of these chosson rabbeim say that you must get 2 beds. No roll aways or couches.... :-\

I guess they don't want her feeling bad that you have to sleep on the couch.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on January 23, 2014, 06:07:20 PM

I'm not chosson yet, but have helped some friends book rooms, and some of these chosson rabbeim say that you must get 2 beds. No roll aways or couches.... :-\

I guess they don't want her feeling bad that you have to sleep on the couch.
Totally agree, it's that plus more.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: MC on January 23, 2014, 06:30:50 PM

I'm not chosson yet, but have helped some friends book rooms, and some of these chosson rabbeim say that you must get 2 beds. No roll aways or couches.... :-\

I guess they don't want her feeling bad that you have to sleep on the couch.

Definitely. As part of the (small) female population on ddf, let me just say that I would feel very bad and have heard from married friends that they felt the same
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on January 24, 2014, 04:59:15 PM
I guess they don't want her feeling bad that you have to sleep on the couch.
Doubt she will ::) :P 8)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on January 26, 2014, 06:56:28 PM
Heyo!

It's been 2 weeks since the wedding!! I figured I would follow up on my trip report (if I can call it that?) especially since Expedia found something wrong with my review and rejected it.  ???

The American Hotel in Freehold worked out beautifully for our Lakewood wedding. My friend drove (in a separate car) to the hotel the morning of with me. We checked in, took a peek at the room and then took his car to the hall. As I said before, they upgraded us - once I said it was our wedding night - to late-checkout and a suite which had a king size bed and a couch (going to avoid commenting on whether it was used or not  ;) ) Bathroom did not have the separate shower/tub situation that was pictured on Expedia but the shower was humongous and had 3 heads coming from different directions (again, will avoid commenting on whether we used it or not ;) ). The limo was beautiful, driver did not care at all that we were running a little late and the ride was about 20-25 minutes as expected. As per a friend's suggestion, I brought Moscato "champagne" and flutes (that he toveled for me) for the limo ride. That experience was definitely fun, and as I said, it was worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime event, but I could hear why someone would save the money and skip it. We already had the key when we got to the hotel, so we just waved to the front desk clerk (who said "Oh, it's the newlyweds!" Was kinda nice how several employees knew it was our special night) and went upstairs. I had her favorite flowers waiting in the room - great suggestion from my Chosson teacher, and the hotel referred me to the local florist and took care of setting them up in the room. Caterer gave us packed food + plastic utensils which was great, but I also picked up snacks earlier that morning for dinner/breakfast. Late checkout was awesome, took our time leaving until we went to Sheva Brachos.

Thanks for the all the suggestions! Follow me in "Up In The Air" as I plan our Israel/Eurotrip honeymoon for this summer!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on January 26, 2014, 07:12:08 PM
Heyo!


Thanks for the all the suggestions! Follow me in "Up In The Air" as I plan our Israel/Eurotrip honeymoon for this summer!
Most def will, was thinking about doing a similar thing! Keep us posted
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: philbenjoe on January 26, 2014, 07:23:32 PM
Heyo!

It's been 2 weeks since the wedding!! I figured I would follow up on my trip report (if I can call it that?) especially since Expedia found something wrong with my review and rejected it.  ???

The American Hotel in Freehold worked out beautifully for our Lakewood wedding. My friend drove (in a separate car) to the hotel the morning of with me. We checked in, took a peek at the room and then took his car to the hall. As I said before, they upgraded us - once I said it was our wedding night - to late-checkout and a suite which had a king size bed and a couch (going to avoid commenting on whether it was used or not  ;) ) Bathroom did not have the separate shower/tub situation that was pictured on Expedia but the shower was humongous and had 3 heads coming from different directions (again, will avoid commenting on whether we used it or not ;) ). The limo was beautiful, driver did not care at all that we were running a little late and the ride was about 20-25 minutes as expected. As per a friend's suggestion, I brought Moscato "champagne" and flutes (that he toveled for me) for the limo ride. That experience was definitely fun, and as I said, it was worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime event, but I could hear why someone would save the money and skip it. We already had the key when we got to the hotel, so we just waved to the front desk clerk (who said "Oh, it's the newlyweds!" Was kinda nice how several employees knew it was our special night) and went upstairs. I had her favorite flowers waiting in the room - great suggestion from my Chosson teacher, and the hotel referred me to the local florist and took care of setting them up in the room. Caterer gave us packed food + plastic utensils which was great, but I also picked up snacks earlier that morning for dinner/breakfast. Late checkout was awesome, took our time leaving until we went to Sheva Brachos.

Thanks for the all the suggestions! Follow me in "Up In The Air" as I plan our Israel/Eurotrip honeymoon for this summer!
congrads!!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 26, 2014, 08:30:46 PM
If you're coming into city, just do the Andaz 5th and be done with it.




Brooklyn or marriage?  :D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: htg123 on January 26, 2014, 08:40:59 PM
Thanks and mazals
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Frostboot on January 27, 2014, 01:25:22 AM
Heyo!

It's been 2 weeks since the wedding!! I figured I would follow up on my trip report (if I can call it that?) especially since Expedia found something wrong with my review and rejected it.  ???

The American Hotel in Freehold worked out beautifully for our Lakewood wedding. My friend drove (in a separate car) to the hotel the morning of with me. We checked in, took a peek at the room and then took his car to the hall. As I said before, they upgraded us - once I said it was our wedding night - to late-checkout and a suite which had a king size bed and a couch (going to avoid commenting on whether it was used or not  ;) ) Bathroom did not have the separate shower/tub situation that was pictured on Expedia but the shower was humongous and had 3 heads coming from different directions (again, will avoid commenting on whether we used it or not ;) ). The limo was beautiful, driver did not care at all that we were running a little late and the ride was about 20-25 minutes as expected. As per a friend's suggestion, I brought Moscato "champagne" and flutes (that he toveled for me) for the limo ride. That experience was definitely fun, and as I said, it was worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime event, but I could hear why someone would save the money and skip it. We already had the key when we got to the hotel, so we just waved to the front desk clerk (who said "Oh, it's the newlyweds!" Was kinda nice how several employees knew it was our special night) and went upstairs. I had her favorite flowers waiting in the room - great suggestion from my Chosson teacher, and the hotel referred me to the local florist and took care of setting them up in the room. Caterer gave us packed food + plastic utensils which was great, but I also picked up snacks earlier that morning for dinner/breakfast. Late checkout was awesome, took our time leaving until we went to Sheva Brachos.

Thanks for the all the suggestions! Follow me in "Up In The Air" as I plan our Israel/Eurotrip honeymoon for this summer!

Glad all worked out and thanks for not sharing TMI.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on January 27, 2014, 10:43:57 AM
Thanks and mazals
Thanks!
Glad all worked out and thanks for not sharing TMI.
Thanks! Hahaa
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on January 27, 2014, 09:23:05 PM
Better off with 12.5K+$150 (or a cheap rate if its on a weekend) and a DIA upgrade cert.
what's with parking? are there problems using someone elses diamond account? Is $500 really worth it? (our am I overvaluing the price on a dia upgrade)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on January 27, 2014, 09:36:59 PM
Better off with 12.5K+$150 (or a cheap rate if its on a weekend) and a DIA upgrade cert.
whats DIA?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on January 27, 2014, 09:53:11 PM
Diamond.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on February 05, 2014, 04:08:12 PM
So what's my next option if I don't want to spend $500 on the andaz
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on February 05, 2014, 04:10:30 PM
C+P + SU
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 04:11:46 PM
So what's my next option if I don't want to spend $500 on the andaz
why 500? Isnt it three
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 05, 2014, 04:15:49 PM
Just wanna throw in my 2 cents.

Sleeping on a couch-bed on the night of your wedding is not the "perfect" way to end such a big night. IMHO its worth making sure that you have two comfortable beds. Even if its only a "small chance".
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on February 05, 2014, 04:17:10 PM
Just wanna throw in my 2 cents.

Sleeping on a couch-bed on the night of your wedding is not the "perfect" way to end such a big night. IMHO its worth making sure that you have two comfortable beds. Even if its only a "small chance".
eh, it's preparation for what's to come :P
In all seriousness-who cares, I often fall asleep on the couch
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 05, 2014, 04:18:33 PM
eh, it's preparation for what's to come :P
In all seriousness-who cares, I often fall asleep on the couch
:)
Im not a good couch sleeper..
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 04:22:48 PM
Just wanna throw in my 2 cents.

Sleeping on a couch-bed on the night of your wedding is not the "perfect" way to end such a big night. IMHO its worth making sure that you have two comfortable beds. Even if its only a "small chance".


eh, it's preparation for what's to come :P
In all seriousness-who cares, I often fall asleep on the couch
can we not go needlessly off topic again?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on February 05, 2014, 04:33:21 PM
why 500? Isnt it three
how much are you buying suite upgrades for? I just checked IC TS has nice 2 bed deluxe rooms for 50k ($350) BRG for family suite?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2014, 05:08:19 PM
how much are you buying suite upgrades for? I just checked IC TS has nice 2 bed deluxe rooms for 50k ($350) BRG for family suite?
your not diamond?
Whats IC TS ?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on February 05, 2014, 05:10:11 PM
your not diamond?
Whats IC TS ?
InterContinental Times Square?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on February 05, 2014, 06:57:17 PM
your not diamond?
Whats IC TS ?
InterContinental Times Square
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on February 05, 2014, 06:59:37 PM
I checked out the splash suite in andaz 5th... couple of reasons why i wasnt so impressed. any other ideas?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 06, 2014, 01:42:17 AM
I checked out the splash suite in andaz 5th... couple of reasons why i wasnt so impressed. any other ideas?
care to explain? As i was gonna go for it and would like to know about it
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on February 06, 2014, 12:22:59 PM
care to explain? As i was gonna go for it and would like to know about it
I'll send you via pm.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on February 06, 2014, 12:34:13 PM
Why not share for the rest of DDF?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on February 06, 2014, 12:46:14 PM
Why not share for the rest of DDF?
Because:

This was a old secret known for all normal ppl and now came one "meshugener" and killed it for all

Thanks again DDF
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on February 06, 2014, 12:47:34 PM
You sure you're following the convo?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on February 06, 2014, 01:03:14 PM
Why not share for the rest of DDF?
I have a feeling my kallah checks what I write.... if you want I'll send it to you as well...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 06, 2014, 01:16:02 PM
I have a feeling my kallah checks what I write.... if you want I'll send it to you as well...
well then this dosnt look shady :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on February 06, 2014, 01:16:26 PM
I have a feeling my kallah checks what I write.... if you want I'll send it to you as well...
But checking PM's is beyond her abilities?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2014, 01:24:47 PM
Let me guess, because the splash suite is a king bed?

Just get a rollaway bed. And perhaps don't mention it's your wedding night if you don't want to get laughed at.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on February 06, 2014, 01:26:55 PM
But checking PM's is beyond her abilities?
she doesn't have my password....
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on February 06, 2014, 01:27:47 PM
Let me guess, because the splash suite is a king bed?

Just get a rollaway bed. And perhaps don't mention it's your wedding night if you don't want to get laughed at.
more like the single bathroom and the giant tub in the living room...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: myb821 on February 06, 2014, 01:29:01 PM
more like the single bathroom and the giant tub in the living room...
I know im going to regret asking this but what the heck is the issue with only having a single bathroom
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on February 06, 2014, 01:29:19 PM
I know im going to regret asking this but what the heck is the issue with only having a single bathroom

Ha, better you than me :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on February 06, 2014, 01:31:12 PM
Ha, better you than me :P
And me
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 06, 2014, 01:31:33 PM
I know im going to regret asking this but what the heck is the issue with only having a single bathroom
Or better yet, where you finding a hotel room with 2 bathrooms?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on February 06, 2014, 01:32:09 PM
Yeah, and where you going to find a hotel without a big tub in the living room?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 06, 2014, 01:41:38 PM
 A tub in the living room is a little ambitious for day 1... :o
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2014, 01:43:56 PM
A tub in the living room is a little ambitious for day 1... :o
It's not in the living room.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: myb821 on February 06, 2014, 01:45:18 PM
A tub in the living room is a little ambitious for day 1... :o
that i could understand, but what is the problem with only one bathroom??????
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on February 06, 2014, 02:00:55 PM
I know im going to regret asking this but what the heck is the issue with only having a single bathroom
What do you understand. You're probably too young for that.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: davidb on February 06, 2014, 03:43:59 PM
Ok guys lets not get carried away let's keep it clean!!!!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on February 06, 2014, 03:44:49 PM
It's not in the living room.

it was right in middle of everything. Don't get me wrong, I plan on using that room in the future, just it was a little too intense for me for day1

Or better yet, where you finding a hotel room with 2 bathrooms?
I saw rooms that friends got at the waldorf (jr suite) and ritz that both had 2 bathrooms. The waldorf had two full ones. They weren't as classy andaz... but I'd rather start less and build over time...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on February 06, 2014, 03:46:39 PM
that i could understand, but what is the problem with only one bathroom??????
it's just a worthwhile convenience
Or better yet, where you finding a hotel room with 2 bathrooms?
I know the suite in the Hilton chestnut ridge has
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on February 06, 2014, 03:48:00 PM
What does one say in such a scenario?

"OK, I call dibs on that bathroom! You take the other."

"What? You want the one with the full-length mirror? Fiiine, let's rock, paper, scissors for it."

"No, go ahead, take it."

"No, you take it."

"No, you take it."

{check out time arrives quicker than anticipated}
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on February 06, 2014, 03:48:39 PM
it's just a worthwhile convenience
  :-\
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on February 06, 2014, 03:50:42 PM
  :-\
giving her as much space as possible
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on February 06, 2014, 03:51:39 PM
giving her as much space as possible
What do I understand.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on February 06, 2014, 03:52:09 PM
What does one say in such a scenario?

"OK, I call dibs on that bathroom! You take the other."

"What? You want the one with the full-length mirror? Fiiine, let's rock, paper, scissors for it."

"No, go ahead, take it."

"No, you take it."

"No, you take it."

{check out time arrives quicker than anticipated}
Why do u want the FULL LENGTH mirror?! :P;D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: davidb on February 06, 2014, 03:55:53 PM
עד כאן
Title: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: MC on February 06, 2014, 03:58:44 PM
עד כאן

+100000000 !!

Although it is VERY entertaining 😜
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on February 06, 2014, 04:04:14 PM
What does one say in such a scenario?

"OK, I call dibs on that bathroom! You take the other."

"What? You want the one with the full-length mirror? Fiiine, let's rock, paper, scissors for it."

"No, go ahead, take it."

"No, you take it."

"No, you take it."

{check out time arrives quicker than anticipated}
lol
If it only ends here.
Nu, who actually takes it?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 06, 2014, 04:05:27 PM
lol
If it only ends here.
Nu, who actually takes it?
3 years and 2 apartments later we're still fighting over it...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on February 06, 2014, 04:06:10 PM
3 years and 2 apartments later we're still fighting over it...
Just so you know, that's a VERY bad sign.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 06, 2014, 04:08:59 PM
Just so you know, that's a VERY bad sign.
It's OK I fold my Tallis every Motz"sh...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on February 06, 2014, 04:20:24 PM
עד כאן

...הקפה א, א, א
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aygart on February 06, 2014, 05:39:56 PM
Or better yet, where you finding a hotel room with 2 bathrooms?
Sochi?

ETA:
 
(http://i.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/2/4/1391526965406/279f0401-b006-443a-8068-f0887a5cdbfa-620x372.jpeg?width=460&height=-&quality=95)
Russia is ready for the Olympics...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BegNuF2CIAA6v9V.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfpGUmiCIAA6ty2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: MoGro17 on February 06, 2014, 05:49:41 PM
Sochi?
+100
I saw the pics. Hilarious!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Centro on February 06, 2014, 08:22:07 PM

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38168.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38168.0)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on February 06, 2014, 10:14:08 PM
Anyway to use uber from wedding to hotel?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 07, 2014, 12:44:46 AM
Anyway to use uber from wedding to hotel?
why not? Regarding what?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Vosizderneias on February 07, 2014, 01:45:58 AM

A tub in the living room is a little ambitious for day 1... :o
hey man, i be tubbing since day one- like a boss
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: tuvz on February 07, 2014, 02:06:51 AM
Anyway to use uber from wedding to hotel?

depending on availability
i would look into it before hand
if generally they have cars in that area, at that time of night etc
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: efflpetzel on February 07, 2014, 03:18:12 AM

hey man, i be tubbing since day one- like a boss
like that!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Gets on February 07, 2014, 03:20:24 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/07/u4ytu4yg.jpg)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: HP58 on February 07, 2014, 03:22:28 AM
Another Sochi pic ;) ?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 07, 2014, 07:51:46 AM
Anyone have the contact info for the GM of the andaz 5th ave?
Title: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: davidb on February 07, 2014, 12:20:13 PM
Anyone have the contact info for the GM of the andaz 5th ave?
GIYF
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 07, 2014, 12:27:51 PM
GIYF
cant find the current one. Maybe you can help?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on February 08, 2014, 06:47:37 PM
Anyone have the contact info for the GM of the andaz 5th ave?
bump
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on February 08, 2014, 08:40:46 PM
bump
Maybe try the Corporate Contact thread. http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=31126
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: wonderlust on March 13, 2014, 02:00:36 AM
Got friend & fam
Discount at ritz Central Park 4 wedding night -200$ full view of Central Park . Champaine , Italian music , pic of us framed & rose pedals everywhere . They even got blue ones caus I told them wife loves blue - all this at no extra charge!! Really nice ppl there
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yehuda S on March 20, 2014, 05:01:53 PM
What are the chances I can book a room at a NY Hyatt for a couple on their wedding night? I know I could add one as a guest but I doubt they would fall for that if they come in fully dressed as bride and groom.  ::)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: myb821 on March 20, 2014, 05:03:32 PM
What are the chances I can book a room at a NY Hyatt for a couple on their wedding night? I know I could add one as a guest but I doubt they would fall for that if they come in fully dressed as bride and groom.  ::)
you can go check in earlier in the day and then just give them the room key
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: A3 on March 20, 2014, 05:19:41 PM
What are the chances I can book a room at a NY Hyatt for a couple on their wedding night? I know I could add one as a guest but I doubt they would fall for that if they come in fully dressed as bride and groom.  ::)

Are you using points, cash, or free nights... Hyatt points you can transfer to anyone.. cash just add them as a guest. The only issue would be free night which officially aren't tranferable...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on March 20, 2014, 05:25:44 PM
cash just add them as a guest.
Officially they cant be the one to check in
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yehuda S on March 20, 2014, 08:27:30 PM
Hyatt points you can transfer to anyone..
Was planning on using points. Thanks! I didn't know that!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: A3 on March 20, 2014, 08:46:41 PM
Was planning on using points. Thanks! I didn't know that!

Call them up and ask to transferring them.. unless they need ur status if u have diamond or something... They say transfers can take a day or two, but ime it's been instatanous.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yehuda S on March 20, 2014, 08:48:25 PM
FWIW though, I happen to be against going to a hotel on your wedding night in most cases. Going straight to your new apartment when possible makes a lot more sense.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 20, 2014, 09:14:45 PM
FWIW though, I happen to be against going to a hotel on your wedding night in most cases. Going straight to your new apartment when possible makes a lot more sense.
+1M
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: philbenjoe on March 20, 2014, 09:20:06 PM
FWIW though, I happen to be against going to a hotel on your wedding night in most cases. Going straight to your new apartment when possible makes a lot more sense.
why? Any specific reason?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: srap on March 20, 2014, 11:02:20 PM
why? Any specific reason?
kedusha for one
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yehuda S on March 20, 2014, 11:37:11 PM
why? Any specific reason?
Lots of specific reasons. I bet a lot of which I can't even think of.

For starters, a hotel is nice when you want to get away. When moving into a brand new apartment with your new spouse, you should not need to get away; you are already going somewhere new and exciting.

As exciting as it may have been made to seem (for whatever reason), a hotel stay is inherently a pain in the neck. Unless you are staying for several days, you have to worry about check out times and parking and driving a car out before the wedding. It becomes a nuisance when all you want to do is relax after the big day.

When you go to your new home, you probably have it set up before hand. You've got clothes there, a fridge full of food, and all your tchachkes that you need like your own bathroom amenities. When you go to a hotel, you'll be living out of a suitcase and chances are there are going to be things that you didn't think of bringing.

Additionally, there can be annoyances with regards to halacha because all hotels have white sheets which is something you want to avoid especially the first night. And the last thing you want to be busy with is fitting your own sheets onto a king size hotel bed.. Which brings me to the next issue:

Bridal suites, and the big rooms in general have one king or queen bed which...is an issue for a chassan and kallah.

Another issue is that though hotels can be exciting to go to, basically they are always going to have a big yuck factor if you give it any thought. All hotels have blankets that don't get washed and I've seen warnings not to sit on the couches as guests feel free to sit there without clothes on and they don't get washed.

So yeah. Hotels on wedding night: bad idea.

Go home to your brand new beds and brand new sheets, and sleep in knowing that you don't have to check out at 12:00PM
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on March 20, 2014, 11:51:05 PM
Yawn
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aygart on March 21, 2014, 12:03:34 AM
Yawn
weren't able to sleep in? :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: 12HRS on March 21, 2014, 12:14:00 AM
weren't able to sleep in? :P

The sheets were to loud ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ckmk47 on March 21, 2014, 12:43:56 AM
Lots of specific reasons. I bet a lot of which I can't even think of.

For starters, a hotel is nice when you want to get away. When moving into a brand new apartment with your new spouse, you should not need to get away; you are already going somewhere new and exciting.

As exciting as it may have been made to seem (for whatever reason), a hotel stay is inherently a pain in the neck. Unless you are staying for several days, you have to worry about check out times and parking and driving a car out before the wedding. It becomes a nuisance when all you want to do is relax after the big day.

When you go to your new home, you probably have it set up before hand. You've got clothes there, a fridge full of food, and all your tchachkes that you need like your own bathroom amenities. When you go to a hotel, you'll be living out of a suitcase and chances are there are going to be things that you didn't think of bringing.

Additionally, there can be annoyances with regards to halacha because all hotels have white sheets which is something you want to avoid especially the first night. And the last thing you want to be busy with is fitting your own sheets onto a king size hotel bed.. Which brings me to the next issue:

Bridal suites, and the big rooms in general have one king or queen bed which...is an issue for a chassan and kallah.

So yeah. Hotels on wedding night: bad idea.

Go home to your brand new beds and brand new sheets, and sleep in knowing that you don't have to check out at 12:00PM
I totally agree.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mendoul on March 21, 2014, 12:51:24 AM
I totally agree.


+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: A European on March 21, 2014, 01:19:15 AM
Lots of specific reasons. I bet a lot of which I can't even think of.

For starters, a hotel is nice when you want to get away. When moving into a brand new apartment with your new spouse, you should not need to get away; you are already going somewhere new and exciting.

As exciting as it may have been made to seem (for whatever reason), a hotel stay is inherently a pain in the neck. Unless you are staying for several days, you have to worry about check out times and parking and driving a car out before the wedding. It becomes a nuisance when all you want to do is relax after the big day.

When you go to your new home, you probably have it set up before hand. You've got clothes there, a fridge full of food, and all your tchachkes that you need like your own bathroom amenities. When you go to a hotel, you'll be living out of a suitcase and chances are there are going to be things that you didn't think of bringing.

Additionally, there can be annoyances with regards to halacha because all hotels have white sheets which is something you want to avoid especially the first night. And the last thing you want to be busy with is fitting your own sheets onto a king size hotel bed.. Which brings me to the next issue:

Bridal suites, and the big rooms in general have one king or queen bed which...is an issue for a chassan and kallah.

Another issue is that though hotels can be exciting to go to, basically they are always going to have a big yuck factor if you give it any thought. All hotels have blankets that don't get washed and I've seen warnings not to sit on the couches as guests feel free to sit there without clothes on and they don't get washed.

So yeah. Hotels on wedding night: bad idea.

Go home to your brand new beds and brand new sheets, and sleep in knowing that you don't have to check out at 12:00PM
I agree
All hotels have blankets that don't get washed and I've seen warnings not to sit on the couches as guests feel free to sit there without clothes on and they don't get washed.

Now you even convinced me not to go to a hotel all together...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Saver2000 on March 21, 2014, 01:34:08 AM
@Yehuda s
Just curious,  did you only post your original question just so you can rant about this topic?  ::)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: HP58 on March 21, 2014, 01:47:26 AM
@Yehuda s
Just curious,  did you only post your original question just so you can rant about this topic?  ::)
LOL. Was thinking the same... ;D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: wonderlust on March 21, 2014, 08:38:24 AM
I definitely hear the points. The part that I never got was when a  groom & bride walk in & they say they want 2 beds or worse they get bridal suite & request a cot what on earth do the hotel staff think?! It is the most bazaar & strange request I think they ever heard of- & Charlie sheen stays in hotels!! The frum mentality is never to give a 2nd thought what the Gentiles around u r thinking but that is just crazy. Case in point ; Couz worked in ritz in & he told me once staff called him & asked: we have a bride & groom & I thought they asked for a cot but I must have heard wrong caus why would they want that.. " said was awkwardest of moments ..
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 21, 2014, 08:39:37 AM
It is the most bazaar & strange request I think they ever heard of-

I can assure you it's not
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 21, 2014, 08:52:25 AM
Another point. Despite how the wedding night is romanticized, for most in our community the reality is that the first night is mostly awkward. No matter how well you (think) you know each other, you don't really know someone until you're married.
Save the points/money for a month or 2, you'll appreciate all the fancy hotel has to offer way more.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 21, 2014, 08:54:46 AM
Another point. Despite how the wedding night is romanticized, for most in our community the reality is that the first night is mostly awkward. No matter how well you (think) you know each other, you don't really know someone until you're married.
Save the points/money for a month or 2, you'll appreciate all the fancy hotel has to offer way more.
That is precisely why virtually all professional recommend a hotel instead of the comfort of home where things may get delayed..
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 21, 2014, 08:59:41 AM
That is precisely why virtually all professional recommend a hotel instead of the comfort of home where things may get delayed..
???
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: myb821 on March 21, 2014, 08:59:50 AM
This is not the right place for this discussion.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yeki89 on March 21, 2014, 09:12:10 AM
CUT!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 21, 2014, 09:18:03 AM
CUT!
+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sky121 on March 21, 2014, 09:31:17 AM
I can assure you it's not
+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on March 21, 2014, 09:43:32 AM
Lots of specific reasons. I bet a lot of which I can't even think of.

For starters, a hotel is nice when you want to get away. When moving into a brand new apartment with your new spouse, you should not need to get away; you are already going somewhere new and exciting.

As exciting as it may have been made to seem (for whatever reason), a hotel stay is inherently a pain in the neck. Unless you are staying for several days, you have to worry about check out times and parking and driving a car out before the wedding. It becomes a nuisance when all you want to do is relax after the big day.

When you go to your new home, you probably have it set up before hand. You've got clothes there, a fridge full of food, and all your tchachkes that you need like your own bathroom amenities. When you go to a hotel, you'll be living out of a suitcase and chances are there are going to be things that you didn't think of bringing.

Additionally, there can be annoyances with regards to halacha because all hotels have white sheets which is something you want to avoid especially the first night. And the last thing you want to be busy with is fitting your own sheets onto a king size hotel bed.. Which brings me to the next issue:

Bridal suites, and the big rooms in general have one king or queen bed which...is an issue for a chassan and kallah.

Another issue is that though hotels can be exciting to go to, basically they are always going to have a big yuck factor if you give it any thought. All hotels have blankets that don't get washed and I've seen warnings not to sit on the couches as guests feel free to sit there without clothes on and they don't get washed.

So yeah. Hotels on wedding night: bad idea.

Go home to your brand new beds and brand new sheets, and sleep in knowing that you don't have to check out at 12:00PM
here we go again........
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yehuda S on March 21, 2014, 10:37:44 AM
@Yehuda s
Just curious,  did you only post your original question just so you can rant about this topic?  ::)
LOL. Was thinking the same... ;D

What? No! Do you think I need an excuse to rant?  :P   ::)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on March 21, 2014, 12:34:31 PM
I definitely hear the points. The part that I never got was when a  groom & bride walk in & they say they want 2 beds or worse they get bridal suite & request a cot what on earth do the hotel staff think?! It is the most bazaar & strange request I think they ever heard of- & Charlie sheen stays in hotels!! The frum mentality is never to give a 2nd thought what the Gentiles around u r thinking but that is just crazy. Case in point ; Couz worked in ritz in & he told me once staff called him & asked: we have a bride & groom & I thought they asked for a cot but I must have heard wrong caus why would they want that.. " said was awkwardest of moments ..
Why would we care what the goyim think? If there's a chillul Hashem, that's one thing. But I can't see how this would be a chillul Hashem.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on March 21, 2014, 12:35:29 PM
bazaar?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on March 21, 2014, 12:39:35 PM
bazaar?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazaar
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on March 21, 2014, 12:44:48 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bazaar
Bizarre!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: wonderlust on March 21, 2014, 04:05:38 PM
Bizarre!
Yes bizarre - auto fill is pain
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on March 21, 2014, 04:06:10 PM
Yes bizarre - auto fill is pain
:)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on March 22, 2014, 09:41:40 PM

Lots of specific reasons. I bet a lot of which I can't even think of.

For starters, a hotel is nice when you want to get away. When moving into a brand new apartment with your new spouse, you should not need to get away; you are already going somewhere new and exciting.

As exciting as it may have been made to seem (for whatever reason), a hotel stay is inherently a pain in the neck. Unless you are staying for several days, you have to worry about check out times and parking and driving a car out before the wedding. It becomes a nuisance when all you want to do is relax after the big day.

When you go to your new home, you probably have it set up before hand. You've got clothes there, a fridge full of food, and all your tchachkes that you need like your own bathroom amenities. When you go to a hotel, you'll be living out of a suitcase and chances are there are going to be things that you didn't think of bringing.

Additionally, there can be annoyances with regards to halacha because all hotels have white sheets which is something you want to avoid especially the first night. And the last thing you want to be busy with is fitting your own sheets onto a king size hotel bed.. Which brings me to the next issue:

Bridal suites, and the big rooms in general have one king or queen bed which...is an issue for a chassan and kallah.

Another issue is that though hotels can be exciting to go to, basically they are always going to have a big yuck factor if you give it any thought. All hotels have blankets that don't get washed and I've seen warnings not to sit on the couches as guests feel free to sit there without clothes on and they don't get washed.

So yeah. Hotels on wedding night: bad idea.

Go home to your brand new beds and brand new sheets, and sleep in knowing that you don't have to check out at 12:00PM
I hear your points but I think the main reason why is since it's a special and different type of night it's more comfortable to take care of it out of regular circumstances. Sorry if I didn't/couldn't explain myself well enough.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: philbenjoe on March 26, 2014, 01:45:46 AM
Valid point if where you are getting married is the place you will be living, however, if you are just in a temporary chosson kallah apartment until you move....then hotel would make the most sense.
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Post by: Myccrabbi on March 29, 2014, 11:06:10 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a hotel near Monsey for a friend, needs to be a suite. Tia
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on March 30, 2014, 12:22:15 AM
Hi, I'm looking for a hotel near Monsey for a friend, needs to be a suite. Tia
Hilton Pearl River?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yoruel on March 30, 2014, 12:23:45 AM
Hi, I'm looking for a hotel near Monsey for a friend, needs to be a suite. Tia
Sheraton Medowlands? Don't know what you call near.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aygart on March 30, 2014, 12:26:00 AM
Sheraton Medowlands? Don't know what you call near.
now a Hilton
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Myccrabbi on March 31, 2014, 10:24:58 PM
What are the benefits of booking in the hilton with a Dimond account?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on March 31, 2014, 10:34:35 PM
What are the benefits of booking in the hilton with a Dimond account?

Allow me:

http://bit.ly/1hddKfy
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on March 31, 2014, 10:35:42 PM
Allow me:

http://bit.ly/1hddKfy
Old fashioned joke. Can you get something new?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 12:14:05 AM
You don't change something that ain't broke.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on April 01, 2014, 12:16:25 AM
It's not broken its just outdated.
Would you use a iPhone 1 because it's not broken?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Myccrabbi on April 01, 2014, 12:20:02 AM
Allow me:

http://bit.ly/1hddKfy
like:D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on April 01, 2014, 12:25:57 AM
It's not broken its just outdated.
Would you use a iPhone 1 because it's not broken?

Terrible comparison. But this is not a conversation for this thread. Please remain on topic.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: meshugener on April 01, 2014, 12:28:32 AM
Ok, back on topic. Why in the world would you want to stay in a hotel the first night after your wedding?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on April 01, 2014, 12:31:16 AM
Ok, back on topic. Why in the world would you want to stay in a hotel the first night after your wedding?
free shampoo :D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: jack12 on April 04, 2014, 12:35:04 AM
Has anyone stayed at http://www.innatgreatneck.com/ ?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: efflpetzel on April 04, 2014, 12:39:12 AM
AJ & Mesh, can we get you two in a boxing rink, would be a spectacle I wouldn't wanna miss!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on April 04, 2014, 12:48:34 AM
I put my money on meshegener.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: CountValentine on April 04, 2014, 06:54:49 AM
Why in the world would you want to stay in a hotel the first night after your wedding?
I hope you are not being serious.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on April 04, 2014, 09:03:39 AM
Ok, back on topic. Why in the world would you want to stay in a hotel the first night after your wedding?


I hope you are not being serious.
I would love to see both of you battle this out :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on April 04, 2014, 11:06:34 AM
I hope you are not being serious.
+1
I ended up going to W Hoboken got a Fantastic Suite with a crazy view of NYC 2 rooms with a porch 1 1/2 bathrooms (the WOWs were unavailable but I was told if they open up I'd get it) Free bottle of Yarden wine they delivered breakfast from a nearby kosher catering place to which they gave me $30 credit there instead of their in-house restaurant (SPG PLAT) Let's just say, money well spent.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mendoul on April 04, 2014, 12:40:56 PM
+1
I ended up going to W Hoboken got a Fantastic Suite with a crazy view of NYC 2 rooms with a porch 1 1/2 bathrooms (the WOWs were unavailable but I was told if they open up I'd get it) Free bottle of Yarden wine they delivered breakfast from a nearby kosher catering place to which they gave me $30 credit there instead of their in-house restaurant (SPG PLAT) Let's just say, money well spent.


How much did it cost u?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on April 06, 2014, 11:18:44 AM

How much did it cost u?
12.5k SPG
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on April 11, 2014, 12:48:02 AM
who makes breakfast?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on April 11, 2014, 01:28:13 AM

who makes breakfast?
?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on April 11, 2014, 01:32:07 AM
?
you always hear stories about the fancy breakfast the new wife cooks her husband the day after the wedding. so i was wondering what happens it they're in a hotel
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on April 11, 2014, 01:34:29 AM

you always hear stories about the fancy breakfast the new wife cooks her husband the day after the wedding. so i was wondering what happens it they're in a hotel
Then she won't cook breakfast?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on April 11, 2014, 01:35:24 AM
Then she won't cook breakfast?
Guess it depends if the hotel room comes with a kitchen, and if someone feels like going shopping :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on April 11, 2014, 08:05:58 AM
who makes breakfast?
bagels 'n green sent a gorgeous basket for me....
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ushdadude on April 11, 2014, 09:59:32 AM
bagels 'n green sent a gorgeous basket for me....

My friends had some sent to me in Manhattan. They ordered the wrong kinds of food because a lot of it was soggy.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 11, 2014, 12:21:51 PM
you always hear stories about the fancy breakfast the new wife cooks her husband the day after the wedding.

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/laughing-smiley-face.gif)


We men have a name for such stories. They're called "fairy tales".
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on April 11, 2014, 12:35:56 PM
(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/laughing-smiley-face.gif)


We men have a name for such stories. They're called "fairy tales".
:)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: damaxer91 on April 11, 2014, 12:37:46 PM
My Most Favorite does a nice breakfast and will deliver anywhere in the city
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ice man on May 27, 2014, 01:02:15 AM
+1
I ended up going to W Hoboken got a Fantastic Suite with a crazy view of NYC 2 rooms with a porch 1 1/2 bathrooms (the WOWs were unavailable but I was told if they open up I'd get it) Free bottle of Yarden wine they delivered breakfast from a nearby kosher catering place to which they gave me $30 credit there instead of their in-house restaurant (SPG PLAT) Let's just say, money well spent.
Did you get the upgrade because you are Spg platinum? Or just because it was your wedding?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on May 27, 2014, 05:36:31 AM
Did you get the upgrade because you are Spg platinum? Or just because it was your wedding?
I used a confirmed suite upgrade but probably would have gotten it anyway
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 30, 2014, 01:00:01 PM
What would be the nicest option in NYC using Starwood points?

Yes, I do know Andaz is not Starwood  ::) ;) .

Is there any SPG hotel that gives a free kosher breakfast as well?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!

TIA!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on May 30, 2014, 01:26:58 PM
What would be the nicest option in NYC using Starwood points?

Yes, I do know Andaz is not Starwood  ::) ;) .

Is there any SPG hotel that gives a free kosher breakfast as well?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!

TIA!
I went to the st regis, they upgraded me to a suite. All I can say, is holy crap! The room was epic!!  (I didn't get free breakfast though) IMO the room was a lot nicer than the splash suite.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Crazy tools on May 30, 2014, 01:35:57 PM
I went to the st regis, they upgraded me to a suite. All I can say, is holy crap! The room was epic!!  (I didn't get free breakfast though) IMO the room was a lot nicer than the splash suite.
Was the upgrade done by check-in or by speaking to them before?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on May 30, 2014, 01:44:44 PM
Was the upgrade done by check-in or by speaking to them before?
I emailed beforehand. they told me they cant promise an upgrade, but when my friend checked in I got a whopper
ETA I'm only gold not platinum...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on May 31, 2014, 01:59:11 PM
I went to the st regis, they upgraded me to a suite. All I can say, is holy crap! The room was epic!!  (I didn't get free breakfast though) IMO the room was a lot nicer than the splash suite.
And how much did the room cost you?
What would be the nicest option in NYC using Starwood points?

Yes, I do know Andaz is not Starwood  ::) ;) .

Is there any SPG hotel that gives a free kosher breakfast as well?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!

TIA!
I would recommend the W Hoboken 10 min out of the city as a Platinum member they gave me credit towards the kosher breakfast they delivered to my room and I was told by the GM that if the WOW suites were available she would give it to me (but they were booked months before aleady).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on May 31, 2014, 10:15:26 PM
And how much did the room cost you?
30k
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 31, 2014, 10:27:39 PM
I went to the st regis, they upgraded me to a suite. All I can say, is holy crap! The room was epic!!  (I didn't get free breakfast though) IMO the room was a lot nicer than the splash suite.
Thanks!  Appreciate the recommendation!
I would recommend the W Hoboken 10 min out of the city as a Platinum member they gave me credit towards the kosher breakfast they delivered to my room and I was told by the GM that if the WOW suites were available she would give it to me (but they were booked months before aleady).
Honestly, I'd forgo the breakfast, and not have to shlep to Jersey.  Cuz quite frankly it's not just the shlep for us, but more for the ones who'd pick us up and drop us off etc.. But thanks anyways!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 01, 2014, 04:02:03 AM
Honestly, I'd forgo the breakfast, and not have to shlep to Jersey.  Cuz quite frankly it's not just the shlep for us, but more for the ones who'd pick us up and drop us off etc.. But thanks anyways!
It is really not a big shlep it is a $50 uber ride and it is only 12.5k
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on June 01, 2014, 09:51:24 AM
If you go with a limo, I suggest leaving your car in Brooklyn and just going back with car service (or uber if you have free credit, otherwise they're way overpriced). I went with church car service, it's $35 to bk, was super convenient.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yg1 on June 06, 2014, 12:54:52 PM
im getting married in lakewood in a few weeks. i have 2 free nights in any hyatt world wide. would like it to be within 45 mins. where should i go? thanks
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on June 06, 2014, 12:58:46 PM
im getting married in lakewood in a few weeks. i have 2 free nights in any hyatt world wide. would like it to be within 45 mins. where should i go? thanks
OT but Mazal Tov!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yg1 on June 06, 2014, 01:08:40 PM
just bringing it back on topic  :P  :-*
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on June 06, 2014, 01:20:47 PM
im getting married in lakewood in a few weeks. i have 2 free nights in any hyatt world wide. would like it to be within 45 mins. where should i go? thanks
I got married in Lakewood and did my research at the time. Within 45 min there are no nice chain hotels period, forget just Hyatt. Read the wiki to see more info about the American Hotel, 20 min away in Freehold. Had a very nice time there.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yg1 on June 06, 2014, 01:30:06 PM
I got married in Lakewood and did my research at the time. Within 45 min there are no nice chain hotels period, forget just Hyatt. Read the wiki to see more info about the American Hotel, 20 min away in Freehold. Had a very nice time there.
thanks do they have rooms with two beds?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yg1 on June 06, 2014, 01:32:18 PM
anybody know about the haytt regency in princeton?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on June 06, 2014, 01:32:52 PM
thanks do they have rooms with two beds?
Not sure. Either way I asked for an honeymoon upgrade. They gave us a suite that had a couch.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: shimino1 on June 07, 2014, 03:47:19 PM
Not sure. Either way I asked for an honeymoon upgrade. They gave us a suite that had a couch.
Dont be suprised when somone askes if you used it ;-)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on June 07, 2014, 09:47:15 PM
Dont be suprised when somone askes if you used it ;-)
See upthread. That convo clearly was begun and deleted. I will gladly ignore any q's on the topic. :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Cw3323 on June 07, 2014, 11:02:47 PM

im getting married in lakewood in a few weeks. i have 2 free nights in any hyatt world wide. would like it to be within 45 mins. where should i go? thanks
hyatt New Brunswick is very nice  google says it is 53min
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ice man on June 23, 2014, 03:44:56 AM
Is there any place to get kosher food near the W Hoboken, without going to the city?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 23, 2014, 09:51:23 AM
Is there any place to get kosher food near the W Hoboken, without going to the city?
Yes the hotel even picked it up for me and brought to the room
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamDaMan on June 23, 2014, 10:15:17 AM
Yes the hotel even picked it up for me and brought to the room
wow thts super nice! Everyone in the w Hoboken is nice.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ice man on June 23, 2014, 10:28:41 AM
Yes the hotel even picked it up for me and brought to the room
Are u SPG Platinum? Or they did it for u just because u asked?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 23, 2014, 11:09:41 AM
Are u SPG Platinum? Or they did it for u just because u asked?
I am plat
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ice man on June 23, 2014, 11:22:16 AM
Hmm.. I'm only gold, u think I'll get the same treatment?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 23, 2014, 02:40:20 PM
Hmm.. I'm only gold, u think I'll get the same treatment?
Call up and ask, I spoke to the GM and she told me that if available I'd get the WOW suite. They arranged everything for me.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ice man on June 23, 2014, 02:48:12 PM
Do u have his number by any chance?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 23, 2014, 04:38:38 PM
Do u have his number by any chance?
just call the front desk
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sts on June 25, 2014, 07:42:54 PM
Any suggestions for wedding/honeymoon hotels in Montreal or California (central/northern)? Have a stockpile of Amex points I would like to use, as well as a handful of SPG.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: hocker on July 11, 2014, 12:17:22 AM
Updated wiki. If anyone has anything to add feel free.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on August 06, 2014, 07:54:35 AM
Updated wiki. If anyone has anything to add feel free.
Nice job! Got rid of my piece on Lakewood, since you included it nicely in the list. Also changed my name from @Yehudah to @Yehuda ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: hocker on August 19, 2014, 10:55:22 AM
Any input whether to go with the W New York at Times Square or the Westin New York Times Square?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 19, 2014, 10:56:38 AM
There's a brand new Hyatt Times SQ
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: zw on August 19, 2014, 01:20:43 PM
Any input whether to go with the W New York at Times Square or the Westin New York Times Square?
How about the Sheraton T sq?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on August 19, 2014, 01:21:36 PM
Why times square. Wouldn't it be a little classier to go somewhere a little quieter?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sammy n on August 19, 2014, 01:23:36 PM

Why times square. Wouldn't it be a little classier to go somewhere a little quieter?
How about the W in Hoboken
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on August 19, 2014, 02:04:18 PM
How about the W in Hoboken
check out the wiki, IIRC samkey went
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sammy n on August 20, 2014, 09:11:01 AM

check out the wiki, IIRC samkey went
So did I.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ice man on September 29, 2014, 03:20:30 PM
I'm looking for a friend getting married in November in Williamsburg. The W Hoboken is booked up. Any better suggestions? Looking to pay up to 250 per night for 2 nights. TIA for any help
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2014, 03:21:17 PM
I'm looking for a friend getting married in November in Williamsburg. The W Hoboken is booked up. Any better suggestions? Looking to pay up to 250 per night for 2 nights. TIA for any help
Buy 2 Hyatt nights?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ice man on September 29, 2014, 03:23:44 PM
How much do they go for?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yaalili on September 29, 2014, 03:56:09 PM
How much do they go for?

Depending if you are getting a regular one or a suite one, anywhere from $150-400 I've seen. Check in the goods for sale section.
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Post by: ya on November 17, 2014, 01:59:56 PM
i know im pretty lazy but does anyone have the email they sent to the hotel asking for an upgrade on the wedding night and actually got a decent upgrade? If yes can you post?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 17, 2014, 02:02:43 PM
i know im pretty lazy but does anyone have the email they sent to the hotel asking for an upgrade on the wedding night and actually got a decent upgrade? If yes can you post?
I called front desk and got a suite...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on November 17, 2014, 02:02:50 PM
I went to the st regis, they upgraded me to a suite. All I can say, is holy crap! The room was epic!!  (I didn't get free breakfast though) IMO the room was a lot nicer than the splash suite.
To which suite?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 17, 2014, 02:08:01 PM
To which suite?
which suite or which hotel?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on November 19, 2014, 01:18:43 PM
which suite or which hotel?
which suite. He said he stayed at the ST Regis
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on November 19, 2014, 02:04:35 PM
which suite. He said he stayed at the ST Regis
I think it was called the jr suite. The thing was huge, two huge bathrooms, lrg living room, and decent sized bedroom.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on December 11, 2014, 04:47:16 PM
I think it was called the jr suite. The thing was huge, two huge bathrooms, lrg living room, and decent sized bedroom.
got upgraded to a suite here as well.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: plainbachur on December 14, 2014, 05:45:02 PM
Posting for a friend:
ST Regis award night gold status
Will get upgraded wedding night?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: chucksterace on December 14, 2014, 05:50:54 PM

Posting for a friend:
ST Regis award night gold status
Will get upgraded wedding night?

Which location
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on December 14, 2014, 05:51:09 PM
Posting for a friend:
ST Regis award night gold status
Will get upgraded wedding night?
Look above, I got upgraded as well as other ppl
got upgraded to a suite here as well.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: plainbachur on December 14, 2014, 05:51:13 PM

Which location
NYC
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: plainbachur on December 14, 2014, 05:51:31 PM

Look above, I got upgraded as well as other ppl
which suite?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on December 14, 2014, 05:51:55 PM
I think it was called the jr suite. The thing was huge, two huge bathrooms, lrg living room, and decent sized bedroom.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: nacho2100 on December 25, 2014, 04:15:18 PM
Hi guys,

Getting married on Jan 4th, I know I may be late to finalize wedding night hotel details. But I was considering nabbing the hyatt card with the 50$ statement credit, and applying a free night to either the andaz 5th (crowd favorite) or the park hyatt nyc. This would be my first hotel rewards redemption and solo booking, so please forgive my naivety. I attempted to brush up on the multiple wedding night threads, but I still can't figure out if it is possible to call/email the hotel's GM before booking in order to upgrade "shop". Is this a thing?

Additionally, if we wanted breakfast, or a better chance at upgrading, does it make sense to find a diamond to book us? If so can anyone recommend said saviour?

Furthermore, with applying for the card today, when will I be able to apply the free night by? I am worried I will lose out on booking, though it seems that post new year's there is some more availability (judging by the nyc hotelweek promotions).

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on December 25, 2014, 04:30:49 PM
Yes, you can call and ask for an upgrade, but no guarantees.
I doubt you'd be able to get the card now and get the nights posted to your account with enough time to book a room, though. :-(
Diamond could help get breakfast, but they need to have a night in their account to use, I think. I don't think they can use their account to book you with your free night. I also don't think the breakfast is anything to write home about. Just bring some food in your bag with you.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on December 26, 2014, 03:23:16 AM
Any suggestions near monsey?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: JayR on December 26, 2014, 04:12:45 AM
Any suggestions near monsey?

I heard pple go to sheraton hotel mahwah, nj, some got upgraded
also hilton pearl river looks nice, though idk anyone that stayed there
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on December 26, 2014, 05:51:26 AM
I heard pple go to sheraton hotel mahwah, nj, some got upgraded
also hilton pearl river looks nice, though idk anyone that stayed there
Sheraton looks extremly unappealing and doesnt even look like it has nice suites other than the presidential. The Hilton though looks nice and im going to look into that, thanks
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Twin on December 26, 2014, 05:58:25 AM
Any suggestions near monsey?

Going for a second wedding?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on December 26, 2014, 06:06:57 AM
Going for a second wedding?
First one was fun, so figured why not
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: A3 on December 26, 2014, 07:41:16 AM
Near money also look into Tarrytown. Castle on the Hudson is pricey but really nice.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: etech0 on December 26, 2014, 10:02:51 AM
Also check out the Courtyard Marriot in Mahwah.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: real-brisker on December 26, 2014, 10:05:17 AM
Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck
25 minute drive.

Beautiful place.

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sammy n on December 27, 2014, 01:54:38 PM

Glenpointe Marriott in Teaneck
25 minute drive.

Beautiful place.
+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: JayR on December 27, 2014, 07:46:03 PM
Any suggestions near monsey?

If you don't want to travel at all there's a crown plaza mahwah which was newly renovated a couple of yrs ago
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mek on December 27, 2014, 08:06:40 PM
Any suggestions near monsey?

From Wiki
 Hilton Pearl River
Marriott Glen Point
Sheraton Crossroads (mahwah) 
Sheraton Meadowlands
Hilton Woodcliff Lake

There is also the ritz carlton in westchester ~25 min from monsey
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 12, 2015, 10:29:37 AM
Anybody end up staying in pearl river Hilton or ritz Carlton westchester? Those 2 seem the nicest within 1/2 hour of monsey?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on January 12, 2015, 10:42:52 AM

Anybody end up staying in pearl river Hilton or ritz Carlton westchester? Those 2 seem the nicest within 1/2 hour of monsey?
i booked the pearl river Hilton for a friend this past week, any specific questions I can ask him
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 12, 2015, 10:46:27 AM
i booked the pearl river Hilton for a friend this past week, any specific questions I can ask him
Ya. Did he get upgraded to a suite? And late checkout? I guess basically did they care that it was his wedding night. Side qustion are you Hilton diamond?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on January 12, 2015, 10:49:40 AM

Ya. Did he get upgraded to a suite? And late checkout? I guess basically did they care that it was his wedding night. Side qustion are you Hilton diamond?
i spoke to the manager before and confirmed 4pm checkout. No upgrade as there is only one suite and it was booked though he booked the next largest room which was the executive king. I am not diamond just gold.
Manager seemed to want to help out as much as possible
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 12, 2015, 11:00:34 AM
i spoke to the manager before and confirmed 4pm checkout. No upgrade as there is only one suite and it was booked though he booked the next largest room which was the executive king. I am not diamond just gold.
Manager seemed to want to help out as much as possible
Ok thanks. The 1 suite is kind of a bummer.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on January 12, 2015, 11:19:14 AM

Ok thanks. The 1 suite is kind of a bummer.
i can't imagine its usually booked. It's not online and the Hilton reps can't see it, and even the actual hotel reps kept on transferring me to the central booking office who can't see it. Seems the actual hotel is the only people who can book it for you and they don't seem intent on doing that.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 12, 2015, 11:30:17 AM
i can't imagine its usually booked. It's not online and the Hilton reps can't see it, and even the actual hotel reps kept on transferring me to the central booking office who can't see it. Seems the actual hotel is the only people who can book it for you and they don't seem intent on doing that.
Eh... even for a diamond member?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on January 12, 2015, 02:12:42 PM
Eh... even for a diamond member?
Call them and try to make a dummy booking, see what happens. Maybe I just had bad luck
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 12, 2015, 02:30:33 PM
Call them and try to make a dummy booking, see what happens. Maybe I just had bad luck
ok thanks.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moka on February 11, 2015, 09:38:25 PM
any ideas from long beach?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AnonymousUser on February 11, 2015, 11:00:43 PM
any ideas from long beach?
Allegria?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moka on February 11, 2015, 11:35:34 PM
Allegria?
you don't seem so sure about it
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on February 12, 2015, 01:15:05 AM
Allegria?
Was nice when I was there 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moka on February 12, 2015, 09:49:52 AM
Allegria?
Was nice when I was there 2 years ago.
do they have nice suites?
Is there any options out in Long Island?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 06, 2015, 01:24:19 AM
Looking for affordable, nice wedding night hotel around Manhattan. Andaz 5th is booked. Westin grand central looks nice for 12k spg, anyone been there? Some suite options that i can try to get upgraded to. Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 06, 2015, 05:29:02 PM
Whats wrong with the Andaz 5th?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Centro on April 06, 2015, 05:39:55 PM
Whats wrong with the Andaz 5th?


Looking for affordable, nice wedding night hotel around Manhattan. Andaz 5th is booked. Westin grand central looks nice for 12k spg, anyone been there? Some suite options that i can try to get upgraded to. Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on April 06, 2015, 06:31:18 PM
Park Hyatt?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 06, 2015, 08:18:28 PM
Didnt realize what he meant by booked... Thought he meant he booked it & wants a different one... PH NY is TOP. W hoboken if you can get a cool corner suite is a good option too
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 08, 2015, 12:57:11 AM
Park Hyatt?
No availability for free night award on my night.  :( Any other ideas?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on April 08, 2015, 03:19:39 PM
Whats with a cool corner suite at the W Hoboken?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 08, 2015, 03:29:58 PM
Maybe...little far from Brooklyn though. Also, not sure i can guarantee a suite
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on April 13, 2015, 02:08:55 PM
do any NY Hyatt hotels have 2 bed suites?

(and can we please not restart the conversation of 1 bed vs. 2 bed)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: JayR on April 15, 2015, 12:16:14 AM
do any NY Hyatt hotels have 2 bed suites?
Specific location?

Park Hyatt has Park Studio Suite Doubles (http://newyork.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/suites.html)
Quote
...that features two double beds topped in fine Italian linens...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 16, 2015, 10:31:49 AM
How's the Intercontinental Times Square? I can use an IHG free night.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on April 16, 2015, 06:46:08 PM
How's the Intercontinental Times Square? I can use an IHG free night.
My friend stayed there. I checked him in, room was very small. Dont know if all the rooms are though.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Sport on April 16, 2015, 06:53:30 PM
My friend stayed there. I checked him in, room was very small. Dont know if all the rooms are though.
Rooms are pretty small.. Nyc standard. I was supposedly upgraded to corner suite or something like that. It wasnt too much bigger than their standard room.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 16, 2015, 07:43:08 PM
So still open to any other good ideas... ;D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: CS91 on April 16, 2015, 08:16:14 PM
So still open to any other good ideas... ;D

I stayed at the Gansevoort NYC and really liked it. They were super nice, and even went through the effort to go out and pick up a Kosher bottle of wine to leave in our room for us as a gift.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 16, 2015, 08:34:21 PM
Never heard of it. Part of a chain or u paid cash? How much?
ETA: Looks like its out of my budget...over $400? Need a more affordable option.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: CS91 on April 16, 2015, 09:03:19 PM
Never heard of it. Part of a chain or u paid cash? How much?
ETA: Looks like its out of my budget...over $400? Need a more affordable option.

It was way before I "got in the game," so I paid cash. No idea if there is a point option for it though. I think I paid ~$300, but I guess it varies depending on time of year and day of the week.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: srulibe on April 17, 2015, 09:49:43 AM
What's your budget? I just helped someone find a wedding hotel in the city
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 17, 2015, 10:06:13 AM
Preferably $200 or less. Otherwise just using SPG points at W Hoboken. Problem is, they couldn't guarantee me an upgrade
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on April 17, 2015, 10:18:25 AM
Don't have UR/Hyatt points?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: srulibe on April 17, 2015, 10:23:39 AM
How about paying for a Hyatt room, (if any of them are in your price range) and using 6000 Hyatt points to get a suite upgrade?
I've never done it but I've seen ppl discuss it here
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 17, 2015, 10:24:51 AM
Most NYC Hyatt hotels are ALOT of points/$
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on April 17, 2015, 10:25:12 AM
anything available with C&P ?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on April 17, 2015, 10:26:36 AM
Like for which hotel?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on April 17, 2015, 10:35:11 AM
Like for which hotel?
Any of the Hyatt ones.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: srulibe on April 17, 2015, 10:36:32 AM
Priceline Express deals might be a good option. Friend of mine got a 5-star hotel in the city for $350 a night including tax
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on April 17, 2015, 10:36:34 AM
Any of the Hyatt ones.
or SPG
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on April 19, 2015, 02:09:14 PM
Specific location?

Park Hyatt has Park Studio Suite Doubles (http://newyork.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/suites.html)
thanks, but it seems to be impossible to find any points availability with that hotel
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on April 28, 2015, 10:43:47 PM
I would like to send an email to the Park Hyatt NY to request an upgrade, what email address should I send it to?

EC: anyone have a good text to use to request the upgrade?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sams on May 01, 2015, 02:59:44 AM
Willing to spend up to 450 what's nicest place I can get? Thinking mayb buying 60k for ritz battery park or just do PH if Availble. Any thoughts guys?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: chucksterace on May 01, 2015, 03:01:48 AM

Willing to spend up to 450 what's nicest place I can get? Thinking mayb buying 60k for ritz battery park or just do PH if Availble. Any thoughts guys?

Go PH. You can buy a free night cert for around $200-$259.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on May 01, 2015, 09:09:23 AM
Ritz battery park is beautiful. Make sure to take a walk in the park. You should be able to get a revenue room for $450
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sams on May 01, 2015, 12:07:38 PM

Ritz battery park is beautiful. Make sure to take a walk in the park. You should be able to get a revenue room for $450
thanx guy. Revenue room is 750 for that night ..can just use points
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yitz on May 28, 2015, 10:19:20 AM
looking for a Hotel in Williamsburg Brooklyn, any ideas
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: lunatic on May 28, 2015, 10:25:58 AM
looking for a Hotel in Williamsburg Brooklyn, any ideas
Park Hyatt in Manhattan
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yitz on May 28, 2015, 12:30:53 PM
Thanks, Great choice not the answer I was looking for. I know they have a decent Hotel in Williamsburg. That is what I am looking for.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: damaxer91 on May 28, 2015, 02:05:21 PM
Thanks, Great choice not the answer I was looking for. I know they have a decent Hotel in Williamsburg. That is what I am looking for.

That would be the Four Seasons on Bedford and Lee

Great kishka from room service
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: damaxer91 on May 28, 2015, 02:06:17 PM
Ur prob referring to this: http://wythehotel.com/

Highly recommended for your wedding night if you want the feel of a barn
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 28, 2015, 02:15:10 PM
Great kishka from room service
New meaning to 'overnight menu'
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yitz on May 28, 2015, 04:45:56 PM
Anybody stayed at this hotel http://pointeplazahotel.com/
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mek on May 28, 2015, 07:18:09 PM
looking for a Hotel in Williamsburg Brooklyn, any ideas

http://www.condorny.com/
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yitz on May 29, 2015, 10:55:19 AM
Thanks, it does look like a nice Hotel. Anyone stayed at the Condor that can share experience.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: avrumy22 on May 29, 2015, 12:59:45 PM
Thanks, it does look like a nice Hotel. Anyone stayed at the Condor that can share experience.

yep. for your wedding night, I would not recommend it. In fact, I had a bad experience there overall. the regular room is very small (maybe a suite will work for you) and the beds were tiny. Like really small, and hard. depending if you are facing the street or not will determine if you will hear noise all night or not. the fire alarm went off when i was there, thought im sure that doesnt happen every day.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: plainbachur on May 31, 2015, 04:24:24 PM
Anybody know of a upgrade with park hyatt nyc?
Title: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: plainbachur on June 24, 2015, 10:35:04 AM
FYI park hyatt NYC gave upgrade to a suite with a free night certificate with platinum status
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Baglach on August 24, 2015, 05:16:43 AM
Anyone ever stayed at the Castle Hotel in Tarrytown that can share his experience?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on February 02, 2016, 02:43:06 PM
Ideas for wedding night hotel in Toronto?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Tom Brady on February 02, 2016, 02:43:41 PM
Ideas for wedding night hotel in Toronto?
PH?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 02, 2016, 02:46:30 PM
Ideas for wedding night hotel in Toronto?
The nice ones are the Shangri La and Four Seasons
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on February 02, 2016, 03:25:11 PM
PH?
How is that? Seems it's only a cat. 4. Is it nice? Will they upgrade for wedding night?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on February 02, 2016, 03:43:48 PM
How is that? Seems it's only a cat. 4. Is it nice? Will they upgrade for wedding night?
It's OK, nothing too luxurious. More like a Hyatt Regency than a Park Hyatt. Yes (I got an advanced upgrade for much less reason than that).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: bingit on May 02, 2016, 11:26:26 AM
Anyone here stayed at W Hoboken recently?  Is it easy to get upgraded to a suite for wedding night? Whats the best way to go about doing it? Calling front desk? E-mail?  Speaking to manager? Thanks.
Also how far of a drive is it from Flatbush?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yitrap on May 02, 2016, 12:11:29 PM
Anyone here stayed at W Hoboken recently?  Is it easy to get upgraded to a suite for wedding night? Whats the best way to go about doing it? Calling front desk? E-mail?  Speaking to manager? Thanks.
Also how far of a drive is it from Flatbush?
Booked it for a friend around 5 months.

Pretty sure I booked the fabulous room, it was 18K on the phone's
I called the hotel and asked for manager she was real nice upgraded to a fantastic suite I think and sent up complimentary fruit plate

Drive was around 40 minutes iirc
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Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: avadah on May 24, 2016, 01:51:00 AM
What's nice and not too far from lakewood? (Besides  what's in the wiki) Doesn't  need  to be points hotel.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Theodorel on May 24, 2016, 01:52:52 AM
What's nice and not too far from lakewood? (Besides  what's in the wiki) Doesn't  need  to be points hotel.
Bungalow hotel
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Super Speed on May 24, 2016, 08:44:12 AM
Nicest hotel with 2 beds suite, near NY. (AFAF)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on May 24, 2016, 08:46:49 AM
Nicest hotel with 2 beds suite, near NY. (AFAF)
There's a nice Marriott not too far from Buffalo.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on May 24, 2016, 11:29:13 AM
There's a nice Marriott not too far from Buffalo.
LOL
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 06, 2016, 12:30:17 AM
Hey Guys, Iyh getting married Sept 18th.
I really want the andaz splash suite.
no cash and points available, but regular room available for 25k points.
I have no status now but I read that if you request a hyatt diamond status challenge, you get the status right away (but dont get the DSUs yet)
Do you think if request the challenge, book a regular room as a diamond, then i'll be able to successfully get upgraded?
Any other Ideas? I'm SPG gold

Thanks
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2016, 12:32:51 AM
Unlikely.
Probably going to have to pay the $518+ and DSU it.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 06, 2016, 12:35:44 AM
Unlikely.
Probably going to have to pay the $518+ and DSU it.
Eh not worth it then.
Any ideas for places with higher chances of success?
Guys here wrote about the W hoboken and the St regis
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 06, 2016, 12:38:06 AM
Also, SPG 'upgraded rooms' are available for a marginal increase over regular point rates. any idea which hotels in NYC have good value for those rooms (e.g. Jacuzzi)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: hocker on June 06, 2016, 04:52:42 AM
Eh not worth it then.
Any ideas for places with higher chances of success?
Guys here wrote about the W hoboken and the St regis
I went to the W hoboken, great place. Enjoyed a boat ride into the city the next morning for lunch. Had a great stay!

Only drawback they don't have any Suites with 2 beds, I opted for a smaller room with 2 beds.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: elya on June 06, 2016, 06:43:22 AM
I went to the W hoboken, great place. Enjoyed a boat ride into the city the next morning for lunch. Had a great stay!

Only drawback they don't have any Suites with 2 beds, I opted for a smaller room with 2 beds.
IME most Hotels (at least the higher end ones) dont have suites with double beds.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on June 06, 2016, 09:29:11 AM
Reports were that the Andaz 5th Ave doesn't do C & P at all anymore.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 06, 2016, 11:37:12 AM
Eh not worth it then.

Only get married once, bro. In five years, you won't remember the $500.

(One hopes.)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 11:42:55 AM
Only get married once, bro. In five years, you won't remember the $500.

(One hopes.)
Unless you take that $500 and buy gold. Then when the apocalypse strikes in 5 years  you'll be a millionaire.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: David Smith on June 06, 2016, 11:50:43 AM
Only get married once, bro. In five years, you won't remember the $500.

(One hopes.)
One can say the same about these splurges and 100 years...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: hachover on June 06, 2016, 11:54:41 AM
Only get married once, bro. In five years, you won't remember the $500.

(One hopes.)

In any other case, it's really only $250 if you live in a community property state :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 06, 2016, 11:55:42 AM
Only get married once, bro. In five years, you won't remember the $500.

(One hopes.)
Meh. Imho just go home first night. - been discussed though ...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 06, 2016, 12:21:51 PM
In any other case, it's really only $250 if you live in a community property state :P

lol

Meh. Imho just go home first night. - been discussed though ...


Pretty safe bet to assume you haven't been accused of being romatic, I guess.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yr on June 06, 2016, 12:47:17 PM
Eh not worth it then.
Any ideas for places with higher chances of success?
Guys here wrote about the W hoboken and the St regis

I just went to the St regis for our 3rd anniversary on points, no status. I emailed them before and they said they can't promise. When we got there they upgraded us to the "5th avenue suite", 2 bathrooms large and spacious, and it was Sunday night memorial day weekend.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 06, 2016, 12:51:03 PM
I just went to the St regis for our 3rd anniversary on points, no status. I emailed them before and they said they can't promise. When we got there they upgraded us to the "5th avenue suite", 2 bathrooms large and spacious, and it was Sunday night memorial day weekend.
sunday night Memorial Day is a slow day in NYC btw
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 06, 2016, 01:50:40 PM
I went to the W hoboken, great place. Enjoyed a boat ride into the city the next morning for lunch. Had a great stay!

Only drawback they don't have any Suites with 2 beds, I opted for a smaller room with 2 beds.
Did they offer you a suite because it's your wedding night?
I don't mind not having two beds, should I require it, a couch will suffice.
Only get married once, bro. In five years, you won't remember the $500.

(One hopes.)
Easy for a lawyer to say then a law student about to be matriculated.
I just went to the St regis for our 3rd anniversary on points, no status. I emailed them before and they said they can't promise. When we got there they upgraded us to the "5th avenue suite", 2 bathrooms large and spacious, and it was Sunday night memorial day weekend.

Sadly the St Regis is all booked up.

Thank you all for your advice. Any recommendations for something under 30k points/$400?
As of now thinking of booking the W Hoboken (20k spg) and trying to get a confirmed suite in advance, the wow suites look incredible
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 06, 2016, 01:52:15 PM
I say that now referring to when I was just a law student.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yitrap on June 06, 2016, 01:56:39 PM
Did they offer you a suite because it's your wedding night?
I don't mind not having two beds, should I require it, a couch will suffice.Easy for a lawyer to say then a law student about to be matriculated.Sadly the St Regis is all booked up.

Thank you all for your advice. Any recommendations for something under 30k points/$400?
As of now thinking of booking the W Hoboken (20k spg) and trying to get a confirmed suite in advance, the wow suites look incredible
I'd suggest calling SPG for the W they had a promotion running on some of the rooms that wasn't showing on the site.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 06, 2016, 02:01:22 PM
I say that now referring to when I was just a law student.
Ok. If I can't get a confirmed suite elsewhere then maybe.
So if I pay cash I can forsure successfully use someones DSU?  (A DDFer offered me one already thanks) There's still no guarantee I'll get the splash suite.
I'd suggest calling SPG for the W they had a promotion running on some of the rooms that wasn't showing on the site.
I called them already. What type of promotion, using cash or points?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2016, 02:02:50 PM
Cash plus DSU guarantees Splash suite.
It has a couch and rollaways are free.
Should be able to find discounted Hyatt GC to lower the pain.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yitrap on June 06, 2016, 02:08:22 PM
Ok. If I can't get a confirmed suite elsewhere then maybe.
So if I pay cash I can forsure successfully use someones DSU?  (A DDFer offered me one already thanks) There's still no guarantee I'll get the splash suite.I called them already. What type of promotion, using cash or points?
Points.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 06, 2016, 02:19:03 PM
You can't apply it to your reservation. But if you want, you can use my account and I'll check in before hand for you.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: efflpetzel on June 06, 2016, 02:51:00 PM
Meh. Imho just go home first night. - been discussed though ...
+100,
Total waste

Go two weeks later....
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 02:53:11 PM
+100,
Total waste

Go two weeks later....
Go then also.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 06, 2016, 03:01:04 PM
You can't apply it to your reservation. But if you want, you can use my account and I'll check in before hand for you.
Thanks, very kind of you. I showed pics to my kallah and now it looks like I have no choice ;)
I'm assuming you'll come to my wedding, room keys in hand?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2016, 03:08:29 PM
Be sure that you don't take the room keys. Give them to a parent or sibling for safekeeping until you're ready to leave the wedding.

And don't forget to order DIA kosher breakfast and ask the hotel about kosher champagne for your wedding night.

MT!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 06, 2016, 03:12:19 PM
Yeah, total waste to treat your brand new wife as a queen on the night of her wedding. Take her back to the apt you'll live in for the next however long. Much grander gesture.

And you'll also save a couple bucks, too!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 06, 2016, 03:12:53 PM
Thanks, very kind of you. I showed pics to my kallah and now it looks like I have no choice ;)
I'm assuming you'll come to my wedding, room keys in hand?

Don't know about coming to wedding, but I'm happy to meet you (or one of your friends) in midtown to pick up the keys.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 06, 2016, 03:24:35 PM
Yeah, total waste to treat your brand new wife as a queen on the night of her wedding. Take her back to the apt you'll live in for the next however long. Much grander gesture.

And you'll also save a couple bucks, too!
The day/night of the wedding is complicated and intense enough as it is.
Not exactly the best time to travel.

I personally went away etc. T'was magical. - But looking back, it is just crazy to put on yourself to worry about traveling, hotel keys, food, directions etc etc. On top of everything else, and at 2 in the morning..



Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: MC on June 06, 2016, 03:28:19 PM
Yeah, total waste to treat your brand new wife as a queen on the night of her wedding. Take her back to the apt you'll live in for the next however long. Much grander gesture.

And you'll also save a couple bucks, too!

Not exactly agreeing/disagreeing, but I'd say pick a nice hotel that's within a 30 minute drive, upgrade with the 'wedding night' excuse, and decorate it beforehand tastefully and beautifully. I promise, she'll still feel like a queen.

Then save the over-the-top hotel for an anniversary or another night when you are a) not exhausted, b) not arriving past midnight, and c) a whole lot more comfortable and able to enjoy the room for what it is.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 06, 2016, 03:31:26 PM
Be sure that you don't take the room keys. Give them to a parent or sibling for safekeeping until you're ready to leave the wedding.

And don't forget to order DIA kosher breakfast and ask the hotel about kosher champagne for your wedding night.

MT!

Thanks for all your help guys. I'm truly touched (and my kallah sees this website I'm so attached to isn't a total waste of time)
Where would Hyatt get the kosher breakfast from?
The day/night of the wedding is complicated and intense enough as it is.
Not exactly the best time to travel.

I personally went away etc. T'was magical. - But looking back, it is just crazy to put on yourself to worry about traveling, hotel keys, food, directions etc etc. On top of everything else, and at 2 in the morning..





My kallah wants a hotel for the wedding night and i respect what she wants. After I send her pics of the suite, she won't settle for anything less then a place with a giant tub in the middle. I can't go a few weeks later because I'll be in the Conrad Maldives.
I'm in the process of getting 400k+ points through her SSN iyh, so it's ok to splurge a bit :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2016, 03:34:14 PM
Where would Hyatt get the kosher breakfast from?
Can get from anywhere. Milk & Honey, My most favorite, etc.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 06, 2016, 03:47:02 PM



I personally went away etc. T'was magical. - But looking back....blah blah blah
That's precisely it. Its all about the moment.  Stop looking back.

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: 12HRS on June 06, 2016, 08:07:28 PM
i dont understand this fascination with hot tubs on wedding nights
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yelped on June 06, 2016, 08:14:13 PM
i dont understand this fascination with hot tubs on wedding nights

+1

I get why going to a hotel for the wedding night sounds attractive for a Choson-Kallah, but really it makes more sense to save it for a later occasion such as an anniversary or, better yet, after you have a couple of kids and need to to get out. Then they will really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yochiek93 on June 06, 2016, 08:15:40 PM
+1

I get why going to a hotel for the wedding night sounds attractive for a Choson-Kallah, but really it makes more sense to save it for a later occasion such as an anniversary or, better yet, after you have a couple of kids and need to to get out. Then they will really appreciate it.
Why not do both?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yelped on June 06, 2016, 08:27:08 PM
Why not do both?

I know I was on a very tight budget when I got married. I feel it would be good for people to know that it's totally not necessary and might even be wasteful to go to a hotel for a wedding night, and not feel like they're letting their spouse down by not taking them to one.

Now if you have extra money that you don't mind spending, then it's your prerogative to do with it as you wish, just as you can spend whatever you want on a extravagant and lavish wedding hall. Etc. As long as people don't feel compelled to keep up with the Schwartzes..
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on June 06, 2016, 08:28:56 PM
i dont understand this fascination with hot tubs on wedding nights
I'll take it a step further... I don't understand the fascination with hot tubs at all.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yochiek93 on June 06, 2016, 08:29:19 PM
I'll take it a step further... I don't understand the fascination with hot tubs at all.
So relaxing
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yochiek93 on June 06, 2016, 08:30:19 PM
I know I was on a very tight budget when I got married. I feel it would be good for people to know that it's totally not necessary and might even be wasteful to go to a hotel for a wedding night, and not feel like they're letting their spouse down by not taking them to one.

Now if you have extra money that you don't mind spending, then it's your prerogative to do with it as you wish, just as you can spend whatever you want on a extravagant and lavish wedding hall. Etc. As long as people don't feel compelled to keep up with the Schwartzes..
That's the problem with today's day and age
Btw did you go to a hotel on your wedding night? If yes why?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: hvaces42 on June 06, 2016, 08:58:00 PM
That's the problem with today's day and age
Btw did you go to a hotel on your wedding night? If yes why?
Did you? ::)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yochiek93 on June 06, 2016, 09:00:14 PM
Did you? ::)
I'll let you know when the time comes
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on June 06, 2016, 09:43:27 PM


a whole lot more comfortable and able to enjoy the room for what it is.
That's the main thing IMO. It's your first time, have no clue what you're doing, just leave all the flare aside.

On your honeymoon a couple months later is when you get the nicest room with the hot tub.

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yelped on June 06, 2016, 10:23:59 PM
That's the problem with today's day and age
Btw did you go to a hotel on your wedding night? If yes why?

Exactly.

I didn't. And neither did any of my friends. And if they did, I definitely didn't know about it.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 06, 2016, 11:00:57 PM
Wedding night is definitely not the night to cheap out! Especially for people here who know how to get great deals! You have the rest of your life to be cheap!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aygart on June 06, 2016, 11:07:26 PM
Wedding night is definitely not the night to cheap out! Especially for people here who know how to get great deals! You have the rest of your life to be cheap!
So get something nice but close and without useless stupidity that won't enhance anything anyhow.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2016, 11:21:44 PM
Hey Boo Boo, it's like deja vu all over again.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: jj1000 on June 06, 2016, 11:30:02 PM
That's the main thing IMO. It's your first time, have no clue what you're doing, just leave all the flare aside.

I think the thread just shows on how it was for each person. I say get the best room possible :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: grodnoking on June 06, 2016, 11:31:51 PM
Why are there a bunch of single guys commenting on this thread?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: keemster26 on June 06, 2016, 11:38:07 PM
Why are there a bunch of single guys commenting on this thread?
Lol
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 12:08:51 AM
Be sure that you don't take the room keys. Give them to a parent or sibling for safekeeping until you're ready to leave the wedding.

And don't forget to order DIA kosher breakfast and ask the hotel about kosher champagne for your wedding night.

MT!

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don't forget to order DIA kosher breakfast and ask the hotel about kosher champagne for your wedding night

thanks for the reminder  :D :D
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Baruch on June 07, 2016, 12:09:08 AM
When commenting on this thread please remember this:

אמר רבי חנן בר רבא הכל יודעין כלה למה נכנסה לחופה, אלא כל המנבל פיו אפילו חותמין עליו גזר דין של שבעים שנה לטובה הופכין עליו לרעה. אמר רבה בר שילא אמר רב חסדא: כל המנבל את פיו מעמיקין לו גיהנום.
  מסכת שבת, דף ל"ג, עמוד א' ב
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 12:10:48 AM
Wedding night is definitely not the night to cheap out! Especially for people here who know how to get great deals! You have the rest of your life to be cheap!

or any special night... we can generate so many points its silly to be stingy
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: beeweegee on June 07, 2016, 12:12:33 AM
When commenting on this thread please remember this:

אמר רבי חנן בר רבא הכל יודעין כלה למה נכנסה לחופה, אלא כל המנבל פיו אפילו חותמין עליו גזר דין של שבעים שנה לטובה הופכין עליו לרעה. אמר רבה בר שילא אמר רב חסדא: כל המנבל את פיו מעמיקין לו גיהנום.
  מסכת שבת, דף ל"ג, עמוד א' ב
+1MM
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 12:12:47 AM
Talking about hot tubs etc, I am still dumbfounded on why the W Maldives doesnt have hot tub jacuzzis in the lagoon/ocean OWB rooms
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 07, 2016, 12:13:43 AM
That's the main thing IMO. It's your first time, have no clue what you're doing, just leave all the flare aside.

On your honeymoon a couple months later is when you get the nicest room with the hot tub.

Spoken like a true veteran. How long have you been married?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 12:16:07 AM
What would you guys do? Hyatt Diamond breakfast or go out to eat in Manhattan.. Money isnt the issue here
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 07, 2016, 12:29:49 AM
Guys please dont nitpick my choices, I do have a mashpia and Chosson teacher who actually know me and can advise whats best.
What would you guys do? Hyatt Diamond breakfast or go out to eat in Manhattan.. Money isnt the issue here
Take free breakfast and go out for lunch?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 12:38:11 AM
Guys please dont nitpick my choices, I do have a mashpia and Chosson teacher who actually know me and can advise whats best.Take free breakfast and go out for lunch?

100% you gotta do what works for you. This is just a forum to help with ideas-planning etc. whoever is orthodox on here knows we all have a LOR who we can ask shaalos.

Depends on how good it is. I rather have an Uber bring good food if the food is borensteins airplane style.

Not a time to be stingy :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mgarfin on June 07, 2016, 12:41:50 AM
or any special night... we can generate so many points its silly to be stingy
Time is money.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 07, 2016, 12:43:08 AM
Depends on how good it is. I rather have an Uber bring good food if the food is borensteins airplane style.

Not a time to be stingy :)
Can get from anywhere. Milk & Honey, My most favorite, etc.

Sounds good to me :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2016, 07:07:42 AM
Sounds good to me :)
When I was there I got $75 to spend on the menu.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2016, 07:10:24 AM


I know I was on a very tight budget when I got married. I feel it would be good for people to know that it's totally not necessary and might even be wasteful to go to a hotel for a wedding night, and not feel like they're letting their spouse down by not taking them to one.

Now if you have extra money that you don't mind spending, then it's your prerogative to do with it as you wish, just as you can spend whatever you want on a extravagant and lavish wedding hall. Etc. As long as people don't feel compelled to keep up with the Schwartzes..

You can't say something that you haven't done and have no concept of is wasteful.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yochiek93 on June 07, 2016, 08:27:47 AM

You can't say something that you haven't done and have no concept of is wasteful.
+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 07, 2016, 10:38:52 AM
I went to the W hoboken, great place. Enjoyed a boat ride into the city the next morning for lunch. Had a great stay!

Only drawback they don't have any Suites with 2 beds, I opted for a smaller room with 2 beds.
I got a suite there with a couch which in the second room. A Yeshiva bachur could sleep anywhere but the second he's married he's already a mefunak...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2016, 10:50:26 AM
I got a suite there with a couch which in the second room. A Yeshiva bachur could sleep anywhere but the second he's married he's already a mefunak...

Or one significant other feels bad to sleep on a king size bed while the other sleeps on a sofa?*

*this is not only reference to a wedding night hotel stay.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 07, 2016, 10:51:16 AM
Or one significant other feels bad to sleep on a king size bed while the other sleeps on a sofa?*

*this is not only reference to a wedding night hotel stay.
King size bed should be for the king. No?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: CS91 on June 07, 2016, 10:53:59 AM
King size bed should be for the king. No?
Pretty safe bet to assume you haven't been accused of being romatic, I guess.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 07, 2016, 10:55:24 AM

Lol
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 10:55:46 AM
You'll soon be a king without a crown...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 10:57:13 AM
Bottom line is that a fancy hotel room with a tub is most likely a major waste of money and probably impractical to boot.
But if the girl wants it, there's a time to be frugal and a time to spend and a wedding night is a time to spend. You'll never live it down otherwise.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 07, 2016, 10:57:15 AM
You'll soon be a king without a crown...
Ok I wasn't serious. - But in a perfect world...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2016, 11:01:09 AM
You'll soon be a king without a crown...
אין מערבין פופקורן בפופקורן
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: efflpetzel on June 07, 2016, 11:09:54 AM
Bottom line is that a fancy hotel room with a tub is most likely a major waste of money and probably impractical to boot.
But if the girl wants it, there's a time to be frugal and a time to spend and a wedding night is a time to spend. You'll never live it down otherwise.
I highly doubt any girl asks for a tub in the room on the wedding night,

Imho it's the men
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 11:14:40 AM
There have been several in this thread alone...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2016, 11:15:04 AM
I highly doubt any girl asks for a tub in the room on the wedding night,

Imho it's the men

So anyone on this thread who says they did is lying?

This thread is awesome because it shows the incredibly wide spectrum of the Jewish community that is represented on this forum, each with their own customs - not to mention personalities and preferences. Yet many are convinced that everyone is doing it their way, and cannot fathom a differing view/choice/preference.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2016, 11:23:32 AM
I highly doubt any girl asks for a tub in the room on the wedding night,

Imho it's the men
They think its cool but not that they would actually use it. Last time this convo came up it was (rightfully) swiftly deleted.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: benjie1305 on June 07, 2016, 11:26:14 AM
We just wanted a big bed in order to sort and count the checks and cash that we received.  :P

Turns out, a smaller bed would have worked as well.  :-\
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 07, 2016, 11:28:17 AM
Thanks, very kind of you. I showed pics to my kallah and now it looks like I have no choice ;)
I'm assuming you'll come to my wedding, room keys in hand?
Why is no one saying Park Hyatt. I have stayed a few times in the PH, St Regis and Andaz 5th ave. If you can get an upgrade in PH stay ther forsure.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 07, 2016, 11:29:30 AM
I had a crazy story my wedding night... It was actually before my DDF days and I booked the Waldorf in NYC bec that was supposedly the IT hotel! I didnt even know anything about upgrades back then!

Anyway we get to the hotel and I ended up leaving my ID at home! took like 45 minutes to check in, they wouldnt take CC from me for payment they just made me pay cash for the room and luckily they let me check in!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 07, 2016, 11:29:30 AM
We just wanted a big bed in order to sort and count the checks and cash on that we received. 

Turns out, a smaller bed would have worked as well.  :-\
Lol
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 07, 2016, 11:37:59 AM
Or one significant other feels bad to sleep on a king size bed while the other sleeps on a sofa?*

*this is not only reference to a wedding night hotel stay.
Oh please any girl that says that is lying. A girl loves to be treated royally.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 11:42:59 AM
Why is no one saying Park Hyatt. I have stayed a few times in the PH, St Regis and Andaz 5th ave. If you can get an upgrade in PH stay ther forsure.
PH is a lot more for an upgradeable room.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: jj1000 on June 07, 2016, 11:46:02 AM
We just wanted a big bed in order to sort and count the checks and cash that we received.  :P

Turns out, a smaller bed would have worked as well.  :-\
ALOL!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2016, 11:58:41 AM
any girl

Well, I know someone who likes yellow Laffy Taffies! 

The idea that someone wouldn't want to sleep luxuriously while someone they care about is slumming it (in comparison) is ridiculous to you? If the roles were switched and your wife was sleeping on the couch - how would you feel?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2016, 11:59:39 AM
Well, I know someone who likes yellow Laffy Taffies! 
pick me.  :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yelped on June 07, 2016, 12:36:37 PM
So anyone on this thread who says they did is lying?

This thread is awesome because it shows the incredibly wide spectrum of the Jewish community that is represented on this forum, each with their own customs - not to mention personalities and preferences. Yet many are convinced that everyone is doing it their way, and cannot fathom a differing view/choice/preference.

I hope you don't mean me :) I was just pointing out that no one should feel bad that they weren't taken to a hotel on their wedding night. Because as pointed out by others, it's not the most practical time to go away.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 07, 2016, 12:38:40 PM
I hope you don't mean me :) I was just pointing out that no one should feel bad that they weren't taken to a hotel on their wedding night. Because as pointed out by others, it's not the most practical time to go away.
no one is going away on their wedding night.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 07, 2016, 12:59:23 PM
PH is a lot more for an upgradeable room.
To a suite maybe? but to a larger room they always give upgrades even on free nights.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mgarfin on June 07, 2016, 01:02:26 PM
This thread is awesome because it shows the incredibly wide spectrum of the Jewish community that is represented on this forum, each with their own customs - not to mention personalities and preferences. Yet many are convinced that everyone is doing it their way, and cannot fathom a differing view/choice/preference.

If only for the incredibly wide spectrum of the Jewish community that is represented on this forum, I love DDF!!

BTW "I THINK" the ultra Orthodox/Chasidim aren't well represented on the forums, as you can see in this thread. Probably for a lack of English skills.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 02:05:13 PM
To a suite maybe? but to a larger room they always give upgrades even on free nights.
Those rooms don't have a couch. Do they even have room for a rollaway?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 07, 2016, 02:06:53 PM
Those rooms don't have a couch. Do they even have room for a rollaway?
you can use a dsu for a Jr. Suite and points and cash
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 02:12:09 PM
you can use a dsu for a Jr. Suite and points and cash
Once you're paying $300+15K for cat 7 C+P you might as well do the $500 Andaz for the full Splash suite vs a PH Jr suite IMHO.
Plus Andaz gives kosher brekkie without a fuss.

I hear the opposing argument (especially if you would use the PH pool), I just wasn't blown away by the PH.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 07, 2016, 02:14:16 PM
Once you're paying $300+15K for cat 7 C+P you might as well do the $500 Andaz for the full Splash suite vs a PH Jr suite IMHO.
Plus Andaz gives kosher brekkie without a fuss.

maybe. but i would still go with PH. PH is most luxurious chain hotel in the city now. Dan have you stayed ther?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 02:15:16 PM
maybe. but i would still go with PH. PH is most luxurious chain hotel in the city now. Dan have you stayed ther?
See ETA above.
Personally I didn't find PH NYC service to be special in any way. PHs in North America are nothing like their international versions which I love.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 02:23:03 PM
Once you're paying $300+15K for cat 7 C+P you might as well do the $500 Andaz for the full Splash suite vs a PH Jr suite IMHO.
Plus Andaz gives kosher brekkie without a fuss.

I hear the opposing argument (especially if you would use the PH pool), I just wasn't blown away by the PH.

$300 hyatt GC can be had for good discounts online. I personally disagree but I'll let ya know  ;)

specs (size wise) are pretty close..
http://newyork.5thavenue.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/suite.html
http://newyork.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/suites.html

BH we can afford points wise both options for many special occasions..
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 07, 2016, 02:27:23 PM
See ETA above.
Personally I didn't find PH NYC service to be special in any way. PHs in North America are nothing like their international versions which I love.
Also depends if you are staying in a PH city hotel or PH resort.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 02:29:14 PM
$300 hyatt GC can be had for good discounts online. I personally disagree but I'll let ya know  ;)

specs (size wise) are pretty close..
http://newyork.5thavenue.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/suite.html
http://newyork.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/suites.html

BH we can afford points wise both options for many special occasions..
$500 Hyatt GC also has good discounts online.
For me the free minibar+kosher breakfast+higher tier suite tips it in favor of the Andaz, but you won't go wrong either way.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on June 07, 2016, 02:31:08 PM
Where can I find discounted GC other then card cash?
PH offered me over the phone a suite for $400 + 25 or 30k (can't remember) points.
I declined
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 02:48:26 PM
Where can I find discounted GC other then card cash?
PH offered me over the phone a suite for $400 + 25 or 30k (can't remember) points.
I declined

google is your friend.. cardcash with ink is a good idea though.. but look around.. you'll already find..
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AROCKS1 on June 07, 2016, 02:51:06 PM
Where can I find discounted GC other then card cash?
PH offered me over the phone a suite for $400 + 25 or 30k (can't remember) points.
I declined

Very smart move IMO. Why waste those points when you can get a DSU for free? The hassle of booking through someone else is obviously a factor, but nowhere near the cost of 25K points.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: @Yehuda on June 07, 2016, 02:59:49 PM
Re: Andaz 5th...


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Hi @Yehuda,
 
It was wonderful speaking with you yesterday – thank you for reaching out. I checked on our points plus cash availability for the summer for you, and unfortunately, we are unable to extend the points plus cash option for your requested dates, as the hotel is no longer offering this booking option. Please do let me know if I can help you in any other way. 
 
Best wishes,
 
ZAHRA M. ASHARIA
Reservations Coordinator
 
Andaz 5th Avenue
485 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Check into Hyatt Regency Jersey City. I once got someone there into the Bridal Suite (yes, they have a specific Bridal Suite).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 03:44:43 PM
once youre going to NJ I think the W Hoboken wow or extreme wow suites are nicer
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 07, 2016, 03:45:22 PM
once youre going to NJ I think the W Hoboken wow or extreme wow suites are nicer
not easy to get those. You will most likely end up in a fantastic suite
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 04:06:13 PM
not easy to get those. You will most likely end up in a fantastic suite

paying..
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 07, 2016, 04:16:10 PM
paying..
they go for 1k a night
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 07, 2016, 04:19:47 PM
they go for 1k a night

nah.. $690 random date in july.. can probably get for cheaper too.
YOGMO (hopefully)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on June 07, 2016, 04:20:32 PM
they go for 1k a night


Money isnt the issue here

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on June 07, 2016, 04:31:38 PM
If only for the incredibly wide spectrum of the Jewish community that is represented on this forum, I love DDF!!

BTW "I THINK" the ultra Orthodox/Chasidim aren't well represented on the forums, as you can see in this thread. Probably for a lack of English skills.
just to balance things out a bit here...
im sure a hotel on a wedding night is all fine and dandy but there's something to be said for sweeping your brand new wife into your brand new home to start your life together in your own abode. no hotel staff or check in or splash or wow suites to distract from your delight at finally being HOME. just my $0.02.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: jj1000 on June 07, 2016, 04:33:12 PM
just to balance things out a bit here...
im sure a hotel on a wedding night is all fine and dandy but there's something to be said for sweeping your brand new wife into your brand new home to start your life together in your own abode. no hotel staff or check in or splash or wow suites to distract from your delight at finally being HOME. just my $0.02.

May as well make nice with the mice and cockroaches now in their Brooklyn 1 bedroom apt costing $2k/mo.

If it's a new house that's one thing but of its not...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 04:33:27 PM
Eh. What's not represented here are guys marrying girls in different cities.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on June 07, 2016, 04:35:02 PM
May as well make nice with the mice and cockroaches now in their Brooklyn 1 bedroom apt costing $2k/mo.

If it's a new house that's one thing but of its not...
if they cannot afford to get rid of their mice and cockroaches, they have a bigger problem on their hands that no suite will make up for.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: jj1000 on June 07, 2016, 04:38:30 PM
Eh. What's not represented here are guys marrying girls in different cities.
I did. Spent the first 3 nights in her city in a great suite on the ocean. It was worth every penny.

Relaxing on that balcony with all the wedding and Sheva beach craziness was priceless.

if they cannot afford to get rid of their mice and cockroaches, they have a bigger problem on their hands that no suite will make up for.
Moving out of Brooklyn isn't an option for everyone..
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: David Smith on June 07, 2016, 04:41:42 PM
May as well make nice with the mice and cockroaches now in their Brooklyn 1 bedroom apt costing $2k/mo.

If it's a new house that's one thing but of its not...
I guess you're 100% right. I've never seen a normal starter apartment in Brooklyn for under $2k/mo. Must've been my delusions thinking that there were places in Brooklyn without mice and cockroaches.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: jj1000 on June 07, 2016, 04:43:39 PM
I guess you're 100% right. I've never seen a normal starter apartment in Brooklyn for under $2k/mo. Must've been my delusions thinking that there were places in Brooklyn without mice and cockroaches.
No worries. Common mistake. :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 04:43:59 PM
I did. Spent the first 3 nights in her city in a great suite on the ocean. It was worth every penny.

Relaxing on that balcony with all the wedding and Sheva beach craziness was priceless.
That was my point.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 07, 2016, 05:02:00 PM
Eh. What's not represented here are guys marrying girls in different cities.

We're here, but there's not much to discuss -of course we went to hotels.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 07, 2016, 05:11:50 PM
nah.. $690 random date in july.. can probably get for cheaper too.
YOGMO (hopefully)
yes but if you are willing to spend about $800 in your case you might as well stayin NYC and get the splash suite by andaz 5th for much less using a DSU
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 05:14:25 PM
Plus there are discounted Hyatt GCs but not SPG.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ejb123 on June 07, 2016, 05:19:18 PM
On a totally different note, assuming the purpose of getting a room with tub is for the tub to get used and not just to be looked at, do people actually have an issue with using a bathtub in a hotel room? Do you assume that housekeeping thoroughly cleans it every day or do you plan to bring your own bathroom cleaner and ask your new wife (or husband) to clean the tub before using it...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yochiek93 on June 07, 2016, 05:20:07 PM
On a totally different note, assuming the purpose of getting a room with tub is for the tub to get used and not just to be looked at, do people actually have an issue with using a bathtub in a hotel room? Do you assume that housekeeping thoroughly cleans it after after use or do you plan to bring your own bathroom cleaner and ask your new wife (or husband) to clean the tub before using it...
Good point
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 07, 2016, 05:23:53 PM
On a totally different note, assuming the purpose of getting a room with tub is for the tub to get used and not just to be looked at, do people actually have an issue with using a bathtub in a hotel room? Do you assume that housekeeping thoroughly cleans it every day or do you plan to bring your own bathroom cleaner and ask your new wife (or husband) to clean the tub before using it...
obviously it depends on the hotel. The andaz 5th I assume that they clean it every time... On the other hand, Cove haven in the poconos I would not assume that they clean it
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 07, 2016, 05:24:51 PM
On a totally different note, assuming the purpose of getting a room with tub is for the tub to get used and not just to be looked at, do people actually have an issue with using a bathtub in a hotel room? Do you assume that housekeeping thoroughly cleans it every day or do you plan to bring your own bathroom cleaner and ask your new wife (or husband) to clean the tub before using it...
wife gotta start somewhere.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 05:29:33 PM
obviously it depends on the hotel. The andaz 5th I assume that they clean it every time... On the other hand, Cove haven in the poconos I would not assume that they clean it
+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2016, 06:13:09 PM


I guess you're 100% right. I've never seen a normal starter apartment in Brooklyn for under $2k/mo.
You either never really looked or never really looked.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2016, 06:16:49 PM
I was being sarcastic.
Aha. Over my head. I'll go to sleep now.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mgarfin on June 07, 2016, 06:29:52 PM
May as well make nice with the mice and cockroaches now in their Brooklyn 1 bedroom apt costing $2k/mo.

If it's a new house that's one thing but of its not...

In perspective of a hole life, 2 nights in a hotel, makes no difference.

Eh. What's not represented here are guys marrying girls in different cities.

I dont get in what context your "Eh"ing.

There not present in discussions on DDF in general.This discution brings it out.
Most Casidim from BP or Wili dont even consider a hotel. Wedding night is very different.

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on June 07, 2016, 06:44:47 PM
I guess you're 100% right. I've never seen a normal starter apartment in Brooklyn for under $2k/mo. Must've been my delusions thinking that there were places in Brooklyn without mice and cockroaches.
Are you kidding?!? Where are you looking Bushwick? Brooklyn is expensive, but not that expensive.
You either never really looked or never really looked.

+1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2016, 06:50:48 PM
Lol
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 07, 2016, 08:55:56 PM
just to balance things out a bit here...
im sure a hotel on a wedding night is all fine and dandy but there's something to be said for sweeping your brand new wife into your brand new home to start your life together in your own abode. no hotel staff or check in or splash or wow suites to distract from your delight at finally being HOME. just my $0.02.

My friend, no matter how much lipstick you lather on it, it's still a pig.

Ain't no convincing your wife it's *more romantic* and is a grander gesture to take her to your apartment than to a beautiful hotel.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dr Moose on June 07, 2016, 09:44:50 PM
just to balance things out a bit here...
im sure a hotel on a wedding night is all fine and dandy but there's something to be said for sweeping your brand new wife into your brand new home to start your life together in your own abode. no hotel staff or check in or splash or wow suites to distract from your delight at finally being HOME. just my $0.02.
It's not yet "home" at that point. Need to live there first to be considered home.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: E R K on June 08, 2016, 12:01:16 AM
In your brand new home, you're probably distracted with all the boxes and wedding gifts that need toiveling and put away etc. Nothing like a nice hotel to focus on your spouse.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on June 08, 2016, 12:41:41 AM
Nothing like a nice hotel to focus on your spouse.
?
i wouldnt suggest getting a wagyu steak only to slather on the duck sauce.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on June 08, 2016, 12:42:35 AM
It's not yet "home" at that point. Need to live there first to be considered home.
no better way than to make it a home than to spend the first night of the rest of your lives there
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 08, 2016, 12:50:58 AM
no better way than to make it a home than to spend the first night of the rest of your lives there
Or buy a waffle iron
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 08, 2016, 04:21:09 AM
?
i wouldnt suggest getting a wagyu steak only to slather on the duck sauce.
And I wouldn't order a wagyu steak by a rodeo.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: 12HRS on June 08, 2016, 08:09:39 AM
In your brand new home, you're probably distracted with all the boxes and wedding gifts that need toiveling and put away etc. Nothing like a nice hotel to focus on your spouse.

this sounds purely like a female perspective
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on June 08, 2016, 09:41:21 AM
In your brand new home, you're probably distracted with all the boxes and wedding gifts that need toiveling and put away etc.
thats not how it works by

the ultra Orthodox/Chasidim
the apartment is prepared to perfection weeks before by a horde of friends and family. for the most part
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: David Smith on June 08, 2016, 09:46:14 AM
thats not how it works by
the apartment is prepared to perfection weeks before by a horde of friends and family. for the most part
Don't let facts distract us over here!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 08, 2016, 09:51:43 AM
this sounds purely like a female perspective
Its actually precisely what many (male) chossen teachers say.
 
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: gozalim on June 08, 2016, 10:55:54 AM
this sounds purely like a female perspective
which is why it's the romantic way to go. You don't woo her from your male bachelor perspective
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 12:02:41 PM
Are you kidding?!? Where are you looking Bushwick? Brooklyn is expensive, but not that expensive.+1
Yes it is. Show me an updated APT in Brooklyn for under $1800?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 08, 2016, 12:10:54 PM
Yes it is. Show me an updated APT in Brooklyn for under $1800?
It would seem like you haven't either checked to much.( or have a terrible agent)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 12:14:47 PM
It would seem like you haven't either checked to much.( or have a terrible agent)
I guess it depends what area.  And i will not love in a building or basement.  I have seen over 30 Apts recently
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on June 08, 2016, 03:53:10 PM
I guess it depends what area.  And i will not love in a building or basement.  I have seen over 30 Apts recently
Wait, what? You need an apartment, but you won't look at apartment buildings or basements? So you're saying you want to rent a house.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 03:54:31 PM
Wait, what? You need an apartment, but you won't look at apartment buildings or basements? So you're saying you want to rent a house.
apts in a private house. Many all over flatbush. Most young cpls lving in flatbush live like this.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 08, 2016, 04:00:50 PM
which is why it's the romantic way to go. You don't woo her from your male bachelor perspective

lol, +1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on June 08, 2016, 04:01:19 PM
apts in a private house. Many all over flatbush. Most young cpls lving in flatbush live like this.
The point is you can't say there are no apts for that price, and then when someone presses you on that claim, say you meant only xyz apartment types (which are generally more expensive).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 04:48:19 PM
The point is you can't say there are no apts for that price, and then when someone presses you on that claim, say you meant only xyz apartment types (which are generally more expensive).
Do you want to live in a building?  For a lot of Ppl that's  on even an option
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on June 08, 2016, 04:50:28 PM
Do you want to live in a building?  For a lot of Ppl that's  on even an option
I have lived in a building. Can you explain it to me? What's the problem?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AROCKS1 on June 08, 2016, 04:52:19 PM
apts in a private house. Many all over flatbush. Most young cpls lving in flatbush live like this.

Not sure what your friends salaries or hashkafos are like, but of my friends (who all vary greatly in their salaries and hashkafos), none of them live in split private house in flatbush
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 04:59:33 PM
I have lived in a building. Can you explain it to me? What's the problem?
1)W/D  . 2)Backyard 3)parking 4) noise 5) bugs/mice and many more.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 05:00:16 PM
Not sure what your friends salaries or hashkafos are like, but of my friends (who all vary greatly in their salaries and hashkafos), none of them live in split private house in flatbush
they all live in buildings?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on June 08, 2016, 05:02:50 PM
1)W/D  . 2)Backyard 3)parking 4) noise 5) bugs/mice and many more.
You can have each of these be a problem in a house and each (except the backyard for the most part) not be an problem in a building. More importantly though, those things have an intrinsic cost to them. Many people go without them if they can't afford it. So for you to suggest that no one can stand a building is super snobbish and comes off sounding like a rich brat - to be perfectly honest  :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 05:04:09 PM
Not sure what your friends salaries or hashkafos are like, but of my friends (who all vary greatly in their salaries and hashkafos), none of them live in split private house in flatbush
How does hashkafos have to do with anything?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 05:05:48 PM
You can have each of these be a problem in a house and each (except the backyard for the most part) not be an problem in a building. More importantly though, those things have an intrinsic cost to them. Many people go without them if they can't afford it. So for you to suggest that no one can stand a building is super snobbish and comes off sounding like a rich brat - to be perfectly honest  :P
No- W/D is  considered normal thing to have as a family. So does a car? Can you say a family in bk can get away with it? Yes but still considered normal.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 05:10:37 PM
You can have each of these be a problem in a house and each (except the backyard for the most part) not be an problem in a building. More importantly though, those things have an intrinsic cost to them. Many people go without them if they can't afford it. So for you to suggest that no one can stand a building is super snobbish and comes off sounding like a rich brat - to be perfectly honest  :P
$wise its not worth to live in a building with no parking. Parking is going to cost you $150 per month around. Some have higher rent and its included some have it as an added fee. Thats $5 per day. If you live near a building with no parking I can work at a gas station an hour a day ( thats what it would take to find parking) and make $15 so im up $10
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on June 08, 2016, 05:26:44 PM
No- W/D is  considered normal thing to have as a family. So does a car? Can you say a family in bk can get away with it? Yes but still considered normal.
$wise its not worth to live in a building with no parking. Parking is going to cost you $150 per month around. Some have higher rent and its included some have it as an added fee. Thats $5 per day. If you live near a building with no parking I can work at a gas station an hour a day ( thats what it would take to find parking) and make $15 so im up $10
You're getting less coherent as the conversation goes on. Suffice it to say, there are plenty of people - young frum couples among them - who make do without some of the luxuries you say put apartment buildings out of the question. If you can't afford a washer/dryer in your apt, you go to the building laundry room or a laundromat. If you can't afford to pay for parking, you park on the street even if it takes up your time and you often have to park a few minutes away.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: 12HRS on June 08, 2016, 05:38:10 PM
which is why it's the romantic way to go. You don't woo her from your male bachelor perspective

i know...just pointing it out for the uninitiated
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Ergel on June 08, 2016, 05:41:27 PM
No- W/D is  considered normal thing to have as a family. So does a car? Can you say a family in bk can get away with it? Yes but still considered normal.
I lived for five years without W/D or a place to park. We didn't think that was not normal.
Is house living more comfortable, sure. But there are other factors to life
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 05:49:37 PM
I lived for five years without W/D or a place to park. We didn't think that was not normal.
Is house living more comfortable, sure. But there are other factors to life
Just because u lived without doesn't make it normal.  In the 1800 no one had cars or cell phones either.  What's ur point.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 05:51:49 PM
You're getting less coherent as the conversation goes on. Suffice it to say, there are plenty of people - young frum couples among them - who make do without some of the luxuries you say put apartment buildings out of the question. If you can't afford a washer/dryer in your apt, you go to the building laundry room or a laundromat. If you can't afford to pay for parking, you park on the street even if it takes up your time and you often have to park a few minutes away.
W/d is not a luxury.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: skyguy918 on June 08, 2016, 05:56:49 PM
Just because u lived without doesn't make it normal.  In the 1800 no one had cars or cell phones either.  What's ur point.
And just because you say it's not normal, doesn't make it so.
W/d is not a luxury.  Sorry.
W/d in your apartment (which clearly the discussion here, as every building has a laundry room - and there are laundromats all over the place - so we're not talking about not having any access to laundry) is absolutely a luxury. Your insistence to the contrary is simply proof that you're a snob.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 08, 2016, 06:06:12 PM
And just because you say it's not normal, doesn't make it so.W/d in your apartment (which clearly the discussion here, as every building has a laundry room - and there are laundromats all over the place - so we're not talking about not having any access to laundry) is absolutely a luxury. Your insistence to the contrary is simply proof that you're a snob.
Having access to a public w/d is simliar to having access to public transportation.  Do you have a car?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 08, 2016, 06:16:42 PM
Having access to a public w/d is simliar to having access to public transportation.  Do you have a car?
Many apts have W/Ds in the apts and the buildings all have.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: AJK on June 08, 2016, 07:25:45 PM
W/d in your apartment (which clearly the discussion here, as every building has a laundry room - and there are laundromats all over the place - so we're not talking about not having any access to laundry) is absolutely a luxury.

+1

Since when did W/D in apt and assigned parking become a necessity of life?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2016, 07:33:37 PM
I survived in an apt building without W/D for 3 years. Not the end of the world, though it sure is nice to have a house with attached garage and backyard.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: whacked1 on June 08, 2016, 07:41:40 PM
There are a lot of pros to living in a building. I lived in one and I actually enjoyed it. There are building in flatbush that haves shuls in the basements, Oneg's friday nights, ladies shuirim etc.
W/D, most buildings (for sure all frum ones) have in the basement. A lot of landlords allow (or have a dont ask dont tell policy) in the apts. Mice and bugs, you can very easily have in a private house. At least buildings exterminate minimum of once a month. Plus there is no comparison between the living space in buildings vs private. No way are you getting even close to the same square ft.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Denverite on June 08, 2016, 07:43:30 PM
All I know is that this discussion is making me super happy I don't live in NY...can you guys move all this over the "Pros and Cons of Where You Live" thread and add this to all the negatives of NY? For $2000 a month in many OOT cities that's a normal 15 yr mortgage and mice should never be normal so "normal" is definitely relative!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2016, 07:45:11 PM
All I know is that this discussion is making me super happy I don't live in NY...can you guys move all this over the "Pros and Cons of Where You Live" thread and add this to all the negatives of NY? For $2000 a month in many OOT cities that's a normal 15 yr mortgage and mice should never be normal so "normal" is definitely relative!
2 mortgages in some cities :)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Denverite on June 08, 2016, 07:51:40 PM
2 mortgages in some cities :)

Amen, brother!  How about making your kallah happy by moving to a city where you can have a normal quality of life and financial security?  I'm concerned I happened upon the "adventures in 3rd world travels thread" with discussions of rodents, no laundry, etc...although I guess it's actually more comparable to living in the developing world since you all seem to have consistent hot water and don't have rolling brown outs in NY!  :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aygart on June 08, 2016, 08:01:11 PM
Why would you need a washer dryer in a wedding night hotel? To fold laundry together? How romantic.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Denverite on June 08, 2016, 08:01:54 PM
Why would you need a washer dryer in a wedding night hotel? To fold laundry together? How romantic.

LOL. They got WAY off topic and were arguing about apts. not hotels. ;)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aygart on June 08, 2016, 08:11:28 PM
LOL. They got WAY off topic and were arguing about apts. not hotels. ;)
Okay all is good as long they were arguing.....
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 09, 2016, 01:16:42 PM
I survived in an apt building without W/D for 3 years. Not the end of the world, though it sure is nice to have a house with attached garage and backyard.
of course i can survive without a W/D. Im just saying having one is not called a luxury.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 09, 2016, 01:21:05 PM
I dont think anyone can say otherwise :at the end of the day living in Brooklyn is just horrible. No human should ever have to go through this.

In lkwd for $875 you can get a 2br with parking and a w/d brand new apt in a private house. I guess some people think its worth it to pay $1000 per month for the privilege to live in Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 09, 2016, 01:29:37 PM
I dont think anyone can say otherwise :at the end of the day living in Brooklyn is just horrible. No human should ever have to go through this.

In lkwd for $875 you can get a 2br with parking and a w/d brand new apt in a private house. I guess some people think its worth it to pay $1000 per month for the privilege to live in Brooklyn.
You seem like a terrible person and your data is incorrect
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: gozalim on June 09, 2016, 01:35:32 PM
Newlyweds in some brooklyn neighborhoods (CH) having a car might be a luxury (and a PITA)
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 09, 2016, 01:35:54 PM
You seem like a terrible person and your data is incorrect
which data?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 09, 2016, 01:36:29 PM
Newlyweds in some brooklyn neighborhoods (CH) having a car might be a luxury (and a PITA)
in CH it does seem more common for young couples to NOT have a car.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: SamKey on June 09, 2016, 01:39:49 PM
which data?
Prices in Lakewood
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 09, 2016, 01:42:04 PM
Prices in Lakewood
a  friend of mine just got one for $875... regardless the market norm is under $1,000
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 09, 2016, 01:47:13 PM
a  friend of mine just got one for $875... regardless the market norm is under $1,000
+1

Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 09, 2016, 07:01:48 PM




In lkwd for $875 you can get a 2br with parking and a w/d brand new apt in a private house. I guess some people think its worth it to pay $1000 per month for the privilege to live in Brooklyn.
But the quality of life for some is absolutely horrid.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 09, 2016, 07:04:41 PM
But the quality of life for some is absolutely horrid.
Compared to Brooklyn it's way higher
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 09, 2016, 07:13:11 PM
Compared to Brooklyn it's way higher
Depends to who.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yochiek93 on June 09, 2016, 07:30:43 PM
Compared to Brooklyn it's way higher
I'm which way?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ya on June 09, 2016, 07:34:51 PM
I'm which way?
In a bad way
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on June 09, 2016, 07:39:40 PM
In a bad way
Very informative.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: yelped on June 09, 2016, 08:39:33 PM
Very informative.
Lol.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moisheyb on June 15, 2016, 06:47:41 PM
Sorry to interrupt this conversation. What would be the hotel to go in nyc using the Ritz free night certificate, ok paying for a suite but it should have 2 beds...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on June 15, 2016, 07:37:51 PM
Sorry to interrupt this conversation. What would be the hotel to go in nyc using the Ritz free night certificate, ok paying for a suite but it should have 2 beds...
they don't really make suites with 2 beds unless you are fine with a rollaway
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moisheyb on June 15, 2016, 07:39:28 PM
they don't really make suites with 2 beds unless you are fine with a rollaway

Right
Anyone ever heard of the carlton hotel (autograph collection)?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: israbear89 on June 26, 2016, 01:41:50 PM
Once you're paying $300+15K for cat 7 C+P you might as well do the $500 Andaz for the full Splash suite vs a PH Jr suite IMHO.
Plus Andaz gives kosher brekkie without a fuss.

I hear the opposing argument (especially if you would use the PH pool), I just wasn't blown away by the PH.


Sorry, but am I missing something in terms of using a DSU on the Andaz 5th? A king room is 399 after taxes. How does it come out to 500+? Is that not considered their standard room?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2016, 01:50:34 PM

Sorry, but am I missing something in terms of using a DSU on the Andaz 5th? A king room is 399 after taxes. How does it come out to 500+? Is that not considered their standard room?
It was $500 for the night he wanted. Prices change by the night.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on July 01, 2016, 02:59:43 PM
Update I booked a night at the W hoboken (20k SPG which I value at $300) and emailed the assistant general manager for an upgrade to a wow suite

Hello High end hobo,

 

Thank you for reaching out! Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials-we're thrilled that you have chosen to celebrate this momentous occasion with us!

 

Not sure if you were aware but we are in the process of renovating our guestrooms. I reviewed our renovation schedule and over the specific dates you have provided, our specialty Suites are actually scheduled to be renovated. For this reason I am unfortunately unable to accommodate your request this time.  However in commemoration of your wedding night, I have taken the liberty of upgrading your reservation to one of our Fantastic Suites which is highly requested by our wedding stay guests.


Our entire team truly appreciates your loyalty to us and we greatly look forward to welcoming you. If I can be of additional assistance in any way, please let me know.

 

All the best,

Helen
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: JayR on July 01, 2016, 03:51:42 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moisheyb on July 05, 2016, 02:05:07 PM
If anyone knows how to book the park hyatt suites for cheap, or has any other ideas for a double bed suite in the city points or cash, the help would be much appreciated!!! The conrad and kimberly are sold out....
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Flying Fish on July 14, 2016, 01:21:23 PM
Can someone provide an explanation of why Park Hyatt NYC is unbookable with points? Aren't there supposed to be no blackouts? Standard cash rates are available...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: coralsnake on July 14, 2016, 01:34:47 PM
Can someone provide an explanation of why Park Hyatt NYC is unbookable with points? Aren't there supposed to be no blackouts? Standard cash rates are available...
It IS bookable. Search tomorrow night 7/15/16.
Park King 30k or 15k+$300.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on July 14, 2016, 01:58:41 PM
Can someone provide an explanation of why Park Hyatt NYC is unbookable with points? Aren't there supposed to be no blackouts? Standard cash rates are available...
You found a night that there is Park King available for revenue and not points? (not Park Deluxe King).
Either way there likely is a 5 day minimum at times.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on July 14, 2016, 02:01:31 PM
If anyone knows how to book the park hyatt suites for cheap, or has any other ideas for a double bed suite in the city points or cash, the help would be much appreciated!!! The conrad and kimberly are sold out....
C&P and ask them for the double-bed suite.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moisheyb on July 14, 2016, 02:02:31 PM
C&P and ask them for the double-bed suite.

Thanks there no ppints option available
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Emkay on July 14, 2016, 02:05:03 PM
Thanks there no ppints option available


Either way there likely is a 5 day minimum at times.

Is it available if you extend the stay?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: moisheyb on July 14, 2016, 02:06:26 PM

Is it available if you extend the stay?

Oh idk I went a different option. Thx
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: davidmal on July 14, 2016, 03:06:01 PM
hotels in NY are hard - very small space....
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Flying Fish on July 21, 2016, 04:40:17 PM
yes but if you are willing to spend about $800 in your case you might as well stayin NYC and get the splash suite by andaz 5th for much less using a DSU
Is there a way for a someone without status to do this?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: JayR on July 21, 2016, 05:43:05 PM
Booked a night for a friend at the Intercontinental Barclay. Newly renovated, and in a good location. Beautiful lobby too.

Plat status so got upgraded to larger room and drink vouchers. Wanted $500 extra for suite (booked with points).
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: davidmal on July 26, 2016, 04:02:02 PM
Is there a way for a someone without status to do this?
What's so nice about the splash suite it's a bath tub

It sounds like your getting a pool
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: emak on August 07, 2016, 09:43:01 AM
Random data point: The Andaz Wall Street may be a great option to use a DSU (cheaper than Andaz 5th), however most of their rooms have glass bathrooms. You can request specific suites on the 7th floor that don't have the glass bathrooms, if you'd like to avoid that awkwardness.  :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: davidmal on August 08, 2016, 10:16:51 AM
Random data point: The Andaz Wall Street may be a great option to use a DSU (cheaper than Andaz 5th), however most of their rooms have glass bathrooms. You can request specific suites on the 7th floor that don't have the glass bathrooms, if you'd like to avoid that awkwardness.  :P
I think in China Culture it's ceremonial..... ;D :P
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: palm tights on October 19, 2016, 05:12:13 AM
Maybe not the right thread ,since was looking to find such thread but didn't, does anyone know of a place either nyc ,Brooklyn ,queens or even jersey where i can find a private spa for a couple to rent for few hours ,like a private room that has all inside?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on October 26, 2016, 07:34:16 AM
Maybe not the right thread ,since was looking to find such thread but didn't, does anyone know of a place either nyc ,Brooklyn ,queens or even jersey where i can find a private spa for a couple to rent for few hours ,like a private room that has all inside?
Caesars hotels aren't spas but some rooms have pools hot tubs massage tables...
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: TorontoGuy on November 14, 2016, 12:12:40 PM
I'm staying the W Hoboken iyh on the night(s) following our wedding. Any info on how to get breakfast delivered to the hotel?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: high end hobo on November 14, 2016, 12:29:49 PM
I'm staying the W Hoboken iyh on the night(s) following our wedding. Any info on how to get breakfast delivered to the hotel?
I got from a place in Teaneck, pretty simple
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ADG on November 14, 2016, 01:18:05 PM
I'm staying the W Hoboken iyh on the night(s) following our wedding. Any info on how to get breakfast delivered to the hotel?

Mazal tov! smart thinking that far ahead.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on November 17, 2016, 05:58:58 PM
Any suggestions for a nice hotel in Montreal that has a suite with 2 beds? Looking for a revenue booking.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: sams on November 17, 2016, 06:15:48 PM
  Which hotels in NYC give kosher breakfast with top status? Andaz still does? Waldorf?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on November 17, 2016, 06:17:26 PM
  Which hotels in NYC give kosher breakfast with top status? Andaz still does? Waldorf?
only hyatt brands. Waldorf doesn't
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on November 20, 2016, 01:32:21 PM
Any suggestions for a nice hotel in Montreal that has a suite with 2 beds? Looking for a revenue booking.
BUMP
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on November 20, 2016, 01:51:42 PM
BUMP
its very hard to find a suite with2 beds anywhere. Let alone in Montreal. If you want a suite you will either have to get a roll away or crash in the couch
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Denverite on November 24, 2016, 01:24:40 PM
its very hard to find a suite with2 beds anywhere. Let alone in Montreal. If you want a suite you will either have to get a roll away or crash in the couch

It's not super high end but the rooms, hotel and location look really nice at the Embassy Suites Montreal and they have suites with 2 doubles and obviously you'll get breakfast and can find kosher stuff.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Deal Guy on December 17, 2016, 09:45:56 PM
Family member getting married in Brooklyn. I have Spg Platinum status. Which hotel should he go to that i can call in advance that i am booking for him, but that will agree to give him plat upgrade?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: JayR on December 17, 2016, 09:52:53 PM
Family member getting married in Brooklyn. I have Spg Platinum status. Which hotel should he go to that i can call in advance that i am booking for him, but that will agree to give him plat upgrade?

Firstly, a hotel will usually give plat benefits regardless if you're there or not as long as it's under your reservation (be smart about it).

Secondly, you should use a Suite upgrade to guarantee an upgrade.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: TorontoGuy on December 23, 2016, 11:40:02 AM
I am staying in the Homewood Suites Eatontown the night of my wedding. Any suggestions/ideas/experience with getting food delivered from Lakewood for Breakfast/Lunch?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dawie on December 23, 2016, 01:33:25 PM
I am staying in the Homewood Suites Eatontown the night of my wedding. Any suggestions/ideas/experience with getting food delivered from Lakewood for Breakfast/Lunch?
yeah get it from Deal http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2269
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: davidmal on December 23, 2016, 02:04:11 PM
yeah get it from Deal http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2269
Deal is not so accommodating for deliveries maybe taxi or Uber eats
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on February 02, 2017, 02:36:38 PM
anyone know which, if any hyatt has a Jacuzzi in-room in tristate area other than nyc?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on February 02, 2017, 06:00:17 PM
anyone know which points hotel has a Jacuzzi in-room in tristate area ?
took off the qualifiers. what are my best options now?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dawie on February 02, 2017, 06:04:28 PM
took off the qualifiers. what are my best options now?
Lots of AC hotels (points options?)
Homewood Suites Edgwater
Westin Jersey City
http://www.excellent-romantic-vacations.com/new-jersey-jacuzzi-suites.html
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Luvtotravel on February 02, 2017, 06:15:59 PM
Lots of AC hotels (points options?)
Homewood Suites Edgwater
Westin Jersey City
http://www.excellent-romantic-vacations.com/new-jersey-jacuzzi-suites.html
tx! ac is too far. Homewood and westin has Jacuzzi in every room or with upgrade? I checked out that site they seemed sleazy at first glance
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Dawie on February 02, 2017, 08:08:44 PM
tx! ac is too far. Homewood and westin has Jacuzzi in every room or with upgrade? I checked out that site they seemed sleazy at first glance
only certain rooms
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: keepsmiling123 on August 06, 2017, 09:09:37 AM
helping book wedding hotel for a friend, anyone have preference in terms of niceness for Westin Times Sq, Westing Grand Central, or Conrad?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on August 06, 2017, 09:13:01 AM
helping book wedding hotel for a friend, anyone have preference in terms of niceness for Westin Times Sq, Westing Grand Central, or Conrad?
why are you limited to those 3 properties?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: keepsmiling123 on August 06, 2017, 03:41:30 PM
why are you limited to those 3 properties?

not limiting, just wondering if any of those properties stand out
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: keemster26 on August 26, 2018, 10:32:38 PM
Helping friend book a hotel in Baltimore. Any suggestions for the nicest one by the harbor?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: aygart on August 26, 2018, 10:34:23 PM
Helping friend book a hotel in Baltimore. Any suggestions for the nicest one by the harbor?
Both the four seasons and Marriott are very nice. Check about how many beds in the room.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: keemster26 on August 26, 2018, 10:40:27 PM
Both the four seasons and Marriott are very nice. Check about how many beds in the room.
Thanks
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Denverite on August 27, 2018, 10:45:43 AM
helping book wedding hotel for a friend, anyone have preference in terms of niceness for Westin Times Sq, Westing Grand Central, or Conrad?

Just stayed in the Conrad and it is lovely, very spacious rooms, in a nice area and the bonus is that every single room is a suite with a sofa bed.  I'd think it would be a great hotel for this kind of stay.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ausome on October 08, 2018, 05:06:32 PM
Any hotel near Lakewood for wedding night?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: jose34 on October 08, 2018, 05:49:58 PM
Both the four seasons and Marriott are very nice. Check about how many beds in the room.

Four Seasons is nice and there is a second one near Fells Point in the Inner Harbor that is the same category if not nicer then the Four Seasons, can't remember the name though.
If anyone wants to know let me know and I can find out.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ahron15 on October 09, 2018, 12:14:47 PM
Any hotel near Lakewood for wedding night?
https://www.bungalowhotel.net/
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mmgfarb on October 18, 2018, 02:32:26 PM
What's the nicest hotel in the Baltimore area? Just the two listed in the Wiki?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on October 18, 2018, 02:52:31 PM
What's the nicest hotel in the Baltimore area? Just the two listed in the Wiki?
I Really hope no one goes to the double tree for their wedding. Though it is a great hotel if you want to be some what near the community

The nicest hotel is the 4 seasons downtown
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: shaulyaakov on October 18, 2018, 02:52:39 PM
What's the nicest hotel in the Baltimore area? Just the two listed in the Wiki?

The Hyatt is very nice, especially if you get a view.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mmgfarb on October 18, 2018, 02:55:46 PM
I Really hope no one goes to the double tree for their wedding. Though it is a great hotel if you want to be some what near the community

The nicest hotel is the 4 seasons downtown
Yea, I wasn't even thinking about the Doubletree, FS is around $350 which is probably going to be too much (this isn't for me obviously.) Anyone know anything about the Hotel Monaco? It looks really nice from the pictures.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mmgfarb on October 18, 2018, 02:57:14 PM
The Hyatt is very nice, especially if you get a view.
For a wedding night? Seems like your average Hyatt Regency to me, nice but pretty sterile.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on October 18, 2018, 02:59:08 PM
For a wedding night? Seems like your average Hyatt Regency to me, nice but pretty sterile.
very nice is pushing it. I reviewed this hotel in the Baltimore master thread. Its good because of the outdoor pool and the location but I would not call it very nice
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mmgfarb on October 18, 2018, 03:02:11 PM
very nice is pushing it. I reviewed this hotel in the Baltimore master thread. Its good because of the outdoor pool and the location but I would not call it very nice
So definitely a no go?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on October 18, 2018, 03:05:21 PM
So definitely a no go?
If they are on a budget and you can get an anniversary night for cheap thank I don't see why not but I was just saying that I wouldn't call this hotel very nice it is an average HR as you mentioned
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mmgfarb on October 18, 2018, 03:06:45 PM
If they are on a budget and you can get an anniversary night for cheap thank I don't see why not but I was just saying that I wouldn't call this hotel very nice it is an average HR as you mentioned
Got it.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Sammyonetwo on October 22, 2018, 08:09:56 PM
Don’t know if it furshure belongs here but here’s my question I booked for a friend PH nyc for 2 night one being his  wedding night so he furshure wants a suite I was thinking of tipping the check in clerk 100 bucks and thinking hel furshure give me a suite for the tip and with globalists status and honeymoon written down there he would give it to me or do you guys think I’m wasteing my money
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: shaulyaakov on October 24, 2018, 01:10:26 PM
Don’t know if it furshure belongs here but here’s my question I booked for a friend PH nyc for 2 night one being his  wedding night so he furshure wants a suite I was thinking of tipping the check in clerk 100 bucks and thinking hel furshure give me a suite for the tip and with globalists status and honeymoon written down there he would give it to me or do you guys think I’m wasteing my money

Tipping (read: bribing) the check-in person to get an upgrade is shady at best, outright illegal at worst. If you want an upgrade, get it through the system.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: 12HRS on October 24, 2018, 02:16:35 PM
Tipping (read: bribing) the check-in person to get an upgrade is shady at best, outright illegal at worst. If you want an upgrade, get it through the system.

-1
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on October 24, 2018, 02:19:25 PM
-1
+1 We had this discussion already. Either way this most likely will not work in the PH.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 28, 2018, 11:38:21 PM
+1 We had this discussion already. Either way this most likely will not work in the PH.
correct, as everyone tries it lol. You can definitely bargain within the system though, i've done it there. Be nice and mentshlich about it as always.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mmgfarb on November 13, 2018, 04:01:47 PM
What's the closest luxury hotel to Passaic?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mochjas on November 13, 2018, 04:19:01 PM
What's the closest luxury hotel to Passaic?
maybe W Hoboken
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Yehuda25 on November 13, 2018, 08:48:18 PM
maybe W Hoboken
probably
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: mmgfarb on November 13, 2018, 08:55:36 PM
maybe W Hoboken
Thanks
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 28, 2019, 10:45:20 PM
Any recent experiences with Inn on Main near Lakewood?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 29, 2019, 12:10:11 PM
Any recent experiences with Inn on Main near Lakewood?

Also, general recommendations for something near Lakewood are appreciated.

TIA.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: KSMH on July 29, 2019, 12:15:45 PM
Deal or Asbury?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 29, 2019, 12:22:16 PM
Deal or Asbury?

Doesn’t make a whole lot of difference but haven’t decided yet if I’m going to do a limo.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: KSMH on July 29, 2019, 12:25:19 PM
Doesn’t make a whole lot of difference but haven’t decided yet if I’m going to do a limo.
What difference does a limo make? The same way you'll get anywhere in LKWD......

Deal and Asbury have decent options compared to TR or LKWD.

You can even find boutique hotels dotted along the shore.
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: ahron15 on July 29, 2019, 02:12:47 PM
Also, general recommendations for something near Lakewood are appreciated.

TIA.
https://asburyoceanclub.com/hotel new luxury hotel on the water
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 29, 2019, 05:54:01 PM
https://asburyoceanclub.com/hotel new luxury hotel on the water

Thanks but rooms are very expensive.

Also, anyone have any recommendations for reasonably priced limo in Lakewood?
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: Eliyohu on August 25, 2019, 12:44:01 PM
Looking for an option with a suite near Brooklyn, not Manhattan.. any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
Post by: grodnoking on August 25, 2019, 12:58:24 PM
Best IHG hotel from Passaic to use with free night?