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www.shabbosgetaways.blogspot.com
www.reservekosher.com/listing-great,-kosher-hotel-in-piscataway,-nj-1488.html
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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 #200 on: April 27, 2014, 10:39:56 PM »
I tried them before and they don't let outside food. How did you get around it ?
Which sales team did you deal with? I'm am dealing with Marriott Northeast Sales up in Boston, and they have you sign a Waiver and Indemnification agreement. Though the food is coming from an official caterer (with liability insurance-or so he claims) as they requested.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #201 on: April 27, 2014, 10:46:13 PM »
I dealt with the north jersey sales office. And they said even with insurance they wouldn't let. So I ended up in different courtyards

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #202 on: April 27, 2014, 10:51:11 PM »
I dealt with the north jersey sales office. And they said even with insurance they wouldn't let. So I ended up in different courtyards
you sure it was Mahwah and not Montvale? which one did u end up with?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #203 on: April 27, 2014, 11:05:02 PM »
It was for sure mahwah. I did the parisippany and W. Orange.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #204 on: April 27, 2014, 11:22:32 PM »
It was for sure mahwah. I did the parisippany and W. Orange.
how was parsippany, how much was the meeting room?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #205 on: April 27, 2014, 11:46:21 PM »

how was parsippany, how much was the meeting room?
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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #206 on: April 30, 2014, 01:04:13 PM »
How do you turn the Toto A$$ toaster off?
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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
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How do you turn the Toto A$$ toaster off?
Squat over it without actually touching it!!  ;D ;D

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How do you turn the Toto A$$ toaster off?
Unplug it.
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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
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Unplug it.
That seems to works but there's no manual flush here
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« Reply #210 on: April 30, 2014, 01:22:47 PM »
That seems to works but there's no manual flush here
Now that's a new one.
Where are you?
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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #211 on: April 30, 2014, 01:52:35 PM »
When checkout is on Shabbos, how do you approach it, especially in the summer?
Tell them beforehand it's the Sabbath and ask to check out late at night?

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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #212 on: April 30, 2014, 01:55:53 PM »
When checkout is on Shabbos, how do you approach it, especially in the summer?
Tell them beforehand it's the Sabbath and ask to check out late at night?
Email beforehand. Either it works or you gotta pony up.
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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #213 on: April 30, 2014, 02:02:09 PM »
Email beforehand. Either it works or you gotta pony up.
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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #214 on: April 30, 2014, 02:11:23 PM »
When checkout is on Shabbos, how do you approach it, especially in the summer?
Tell them beforehand it's the Sabbath and ask to check out late at night?
it can be rough but you can pack everything before shabbos and tell them to check you out When its time, but thats only If you dont plan on personally being there after checkout.

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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #215 on: April 30, 2014, 02:15:09 PM »
it can be rough but you can pack everything before shabbos and tell them to check you out When its time, but thats only If you dont plan on personally being there after checkout.
And carry the bags around with you outside till the end of Shabbos? Or ask them to hold them maybe? lol the scenario just seems funny.
I only have one Motzai Shabbos checkout on the itinerary - Elliot Hotel in GIB. I heard that they're pretty lenient as they have many Shabbos guests. I'll try to contact them. (Besides for the BRG issue we discussed.) Another potential option is to have them check us out and then bring our stuff to the place we'll be eating our meals and ask our hosts if we can leave them there till the end of Shabbos.

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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #216 on: April 30, 2014, 06:41:35 PM »
Thanks a lot for the forum, I hope this forum hits off pretty big. I couldn't stand those comments anymore. Thanks for creating this.

Btw, can I become a mod for this forum?  ;) ;D
any decent hotel will Store ur luggage

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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #217 on: April 30, 2014, 06:51:35 PM »
Thanks a lot for the forum, I hope this forum hits off pretty big. I couldn't stand those comments anymore. Thanks for creating this.

Btw, can I become a mod for this forum?  ;) ;D
any decent hotel will Store ur luggage
that's a long time to be storing luggage for. me thinks after 8 years they start charging  :P



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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #218 on: April 30, 2014, 06:55:24 PM »
 I know people don't really like paying for memberships on this forum but one of the best investments I made once was the Ambassador club at Intercontinental. It gives you a guaranteed late checkout of 4pm. Still not Motzei Shabbos even in the winter but it can greatly minimize your waiting around in the lobby time.

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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #219 on: April 30, 2014, 06:59:01 PM »
any decent hotel will Store ur luggage
Confused. lol But yes, I remember you mentioning this in a diff thread. Unsure how it would work out with Shabbos issues like moving suitcases to another place for use after Shabbos, etc. But I'll contact them to find out what their policy is.