Topic Wiki

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

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

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

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


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

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #120 on: June 30, 2013, 07:43:39 AM »
I've been to several hotels who have told me their stairwell sensors are hard-wired and there's no override.
YMMV.
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #121 on: June 30, 2013, 07:48:23 AM »
Huh? I said it can be.
my apologies

but...

(intensifying an electric current is not a problem, only if it intensifies a flame or closes additional circuits).

thats not necessarily true, if the first setting doesnt make the metal inside a gacheles, and you are causing it to get there, youre oiver on bishul (unless i dont have a proper grasp of the metzius)

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #122 on: June 30, 2013, 11:40:11 AM »
I've been to several hotels who have told me their stairwell sensors are hard-wired and there's no override.
YMMV.

interesting

 I spoke to the manager thursday night and he said he would try and have the disable it. the next morning there was a new manager on duty who couldnt confirm whether or not it had been taken care of and he suggested that hotel staff should come up to my room and walk me down at pre-appointed times. We did that but of all the times going up and down not once did the light get triggered. So i assumed that the thursday night manager had them disable it butmaybe not.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #123 on: July 06, 2013, 11:33:52 PM »
Was shabbas @ The heldrich in new Brunswick N.J. nice hotel near a close shul
cong. poleh tzedek. we had a 1 bedroom suite . nice big suite whit big table and 8 chairs
and couches and separate kitchentte we ate couple of couples.  And the price was
50% of as they are running a sale on selected dates in july on their site the heldrich.com
, rooms were 74.5 a night 195 for a one bedroom suite.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #124 on: July 07, 2013, 01:28:10 AM »
Wow! Great wiki!

Thanks

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #125 on: July 07, 2013, 01:28:12 AM »
Spent shabbos at the sheraton parsippany with a very large group. They gave us keys to the rooms instead of the cards.
We were 75% of the rooms so they actually turned off the music in the hallways, and replaced some of the automatic toilets and sinks in some of the general bathrooms.
Seems like they often have large jewish groups.
They also have a kosher kitchen.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #126 on: July 18, 2013, 09:30:21 PM »
Can I still find something for this weekend?

Need minyan and to be able to eat in room

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #127 on: July 18, 2013, 09:41:47 PM »
Was shabbas @ The heldrich in new Brunswick N.J. nice hotel near a close shul
cong. poleh tzedek. we had a 1 bedroom suite . nice big suite whit big table and 8 chairs
and couches and separate kitchentte we ate couple of couples.  And the price was
50% of as they are running a sale on selected dates in july on their site the heldrich.com
, rooms were 74.5 a night 195 for a one bedroom suite.
poleh tzedek is a dying shul not always a minyan walk another 10 minutes to congregation ohav emeth 415 raritan ave highland park nj

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #128 on: July 18, 2013, 11:52:37 PM »
Can I still find something for this weekend?

Need minyan and to be able to eat in room
Try the Embassy suites in Parsippany, NJ (there should be a.minyan there) or nearby hotels (Sheraton, Fairfield Inn, Sonesta Suites) check the link in the Wiki (shabbosgetaways) for mire info.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #129 on: July 23, 2013, 05:16:30 PM »
We spent this past Shabbos at the  Courtyard Marriott-Milford, MA. We picked this hotel because the proximity (0.9 MI) to the local ChabadNice modern hotel with a small kitchenette in every room. Our room had nice patio which opened onto the general hotel courtyard.
(will post pics as soon as i compress them.)

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #130 on: August 01, 2013, 11:24:55 AM »
Try the Embassy suites in Parsippany, NJ (there should be a.minyan there) or nearby hotels (Sheraton, Fairfield Inn, Sonesta Suites) check the link in the Wiki (shabbosgetaways) for mire info.
I'm planing on staying for shabbos In Parsippany NJ.
Would like to do something on Sunday any child friendly activities or sightseeing in the area?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #131 on: August 01, 2013, 12:00:30 PM »
I'm planing on staying for shabbos In Parsippany NJ.
Would like to do something on Sunday any child friendly activities or sightseeing in the area?

Depending how old your children are and how far you are willing to travel, the Liberty Science Center is about 20-30 minutes away.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #132 on: August 01, 2013, 12:14:04 PM »
here's a nice little tip-don't leave a hot plate on glass over Shabbos. it leaves a nice design in the glass, but the hotel may not be very happy!
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #133 on: August 01, 2013, 12:14:42 PM »
anyone stayed for shabbos in Sheraton Parsippany? is it shabbos friendly?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #134 on: August 01, 2013, 12:17:39 PM »
was just there this past shabbos, they have stairwell access, physical key for the dooe available, outdoor pool is enclosed and attached to building which was nice carrying wise...

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #135 on: August 01, 2013, 12:18:49 PM »
was just there this past shabbos, they have stairwell access, physical key for the dooe available, outdoor pool is enclosed and attached to building which was nice carrying wise...

how many ppl were there? did you have a minyan?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #136 on: August 01, 2013, 12:22:29 PM »
how many ppl were there? did you have a minyan?
there is minyan in embassy suites a 25 min. walk

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #137 on: August 01, 2013, 05:12:50 PM »
Depending how old your children are and how far you are willing to travel, the Liberty Science Center is about 20-30 minutes away.
willing to travel up to a hour, kids are 2 and 4

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2013, 06:21:45 PM »
here's a nice little tip-don't leave a hot plate on glass over Shabbos. it leaves a nice design in the glass, but the hotel may not be very happy!
ive had a problem on wood, never on glass though

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #139 on: August 05, 2013, 06:23:45 PM »
ive had a problem on wood, never on glass though
a fire?
The glass shattered from the heat....
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