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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 issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #220 on: April 30, 2014, 07:00:13 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.
Hotel is not affiliated with any brands. If the result will be that I need to wait around with the luggage, I'll try hard to leave my stuff at my lunch host. Again, after finding out halachically about moving the luggage.

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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #221 on: April 30, 2014, 07:03:01 PM »
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.
now im confused. I deff did not qoute someone From 08.
I was trying to qoute you

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Re: shabbos issues in hotels and their solutions
« Reply #222 on: April 30, 2014, 07:07:01 PM »
now im confused. I deff did not qoute someone From 08.
I was trying to qoute you
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Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #223 on: July 03, 2014, 04:44:32 PM »
Someone I know is looking for ideas for a shabbos getaway in the Tristate area. Something with nice accomodations,  a minyan within walking distance, and ready made kosher food.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

(Oh and if there is already a thread for this then I duly apologize)
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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #224 on: July 03, 2014, 04:47:08 PM »
For 1 person ? Family ? Whole group ?

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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #225 on: July 03, 2014, 05:41:01 PM »
Seems etech0 is on a roll with all these new threads lately... >:(


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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #226 on: July 03, 2014, 05:44:50 PM »
This one is a great one for summer, no?

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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #227 on: July 03, 2014, 06:19:09 PM »
This one is a great one for summer, no?
+1 anyone know of anything 1-1˝hrs from 5towns? Minyan in or near hotel would be great.

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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #228 on: July 03, 2014, 06:24:10 PM »
This thread may have some good info
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29568.0

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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #229 on: July 03, 2014, 06:26:37 PM »
For 1 person ? Family ? Whole group ?
for a couple
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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
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Seems etech0 is on a roll with all these new threads lately... >:(
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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #232 on: July 03, 2014, 07:03:27 PM »
Someo. though they do ask I know is looking for ideas for a shabbos getaway in the Tristate area. Something with nice accomodations,  a minyan within walking distance, and ready made kosher food.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

(Oh and if there is already a thread for this then I duly apologize)
there is a decently priced ($580 incl. tax) full service weekend this shabbos at the empire hotel in Secacus, nj.
Throughout the summer there is usually a minyan at the embassy suites Parsippany, though they do ask attendees to contribute $ 30 towards the minyan room. There are many other hotels walking distance from this one. Check the links in the other thread for more info (im on a mobile)

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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #233 on: July 03, 2014, 07:39:34 PM »
http://shabbosgetaways.blogspot.com/?m=1
all the info is here including the flyer for July 4 weekend

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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #234 on: July 03, 2014, 08:04:40 PM »
http://shabbosgetaways.blogspot.com/?m=1
all the info is here including the flyer for July 4 weekend
Shabbaton weekend sold out.

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Re: Suggestions for Shabbos-Friendly Getaways
« Reply #235 on: July 03, 2014, 09:09:31 PM »
Spam???
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I apologize again for not finding the existing thread before posting. Thanks to all the people who responded with helpful suggestions, much appreciated!

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #236 on: July 13, 2014, 12:50:56 AM »
Finishing melava malka at the Mahwah Courtyard..... full report soon to come.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #237 on: July 16, 2014, 09:19:37 AM »
Besides Shabbos Getaway does anybody know a place this shabbos with a minyan in the hotel or near by?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #238 on: July 16, 2014, 03:45:32 PM »
Besides Shabbos Getaway does anybody know a place this shabbos with a minyan in the hotel or near by?
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #239 on: July 29, 2014, 04:36:06 PM »
Shabbos Sheva Brachos at the Courtyard by Marriott- Mahwah, NJ
(read about my first Shabbaton here)
Once again, Shabbos worked out almost perfectly.
The hotel is located on NJ 17 south, just outside of Monsey
We switched hotels due to the fact that the Red Bank Courtyard went up to a cat. 4 (20k) while this hotel was just a cat. 2, and just as nice. From the beginning we had issues with 2 of the staff (the assistant manager and the front desk manager) but didn't affect shabbos in any way, hence the "almost perfectly".
We arrived at the hotel Friday afternoon around 1pm and immediately they took care of check in, though check in isn't until 3pm. most of our 14 rooms were placed on the ground level facing the courtyard though a few were placed on the 2nd floor due to personal preferences.

        The hotel itself is very conducive for a nice shabbos getaway due, in no small part, to the fantastic courtyard, and it isn't a very large hotel (just 3 floors and 140 rooms). The hotel is built around the courtyard which is therefore completely surrounded and needs no eruv to carry within it or across to your room. All the ground floor rooms have a small patio with 2 chairs and a small table which opens onto the larger hotel garden - or parking lot if you get a lot facing room  >:(, none of us did though. (though some of our rooms had larger personal patios - short stone wall around it- which jutted out into the courtyard with no balcony above or overhanging trees- for the DDF'r looking for a sukka friendly hotel room) All of the upper floor rooms all had balconies overlooking the garden. The hotel was renovated about 6 months ago with a fresh and modern decor and looks surprisingly like the pictures you find on the website.

        The conference room (1 of 2) is 650 sqf. with a coat closet and countertop. The room comfortably was setup for 30 ppl. and an additional 15 in the "shul" section (I would estimate that you could setup for 50-60 ppl comfortably with "U" shaped setup, if you use the whole room). I brought a fridge with me, as the hotel was unable to provide one (though they offered to arrange one with a rental company which I declined) I had completely forgotten about mechitzas for davening, and in a flash of inspiration decided that the projector screens in the closet would make a perfect mechitza.  The hotel officially allowed us to setup hot plates and a crockpot on the (marble) countertop in the room.(though I made sure to get that in writing from the sales staff)

        Cost: The conference room was $350 for Shabbos and $150 for Friday- essentially ours from 1 pm on Friday to 12 am motzei shabbos for $550. including tax.
The rooms cost $139 reg. rate or $109 Marriott rewards offer rate (available for rewards members) or 10000 points per night.
This time we decided to just buy food (though I'm not posting the exact details due to the fact that it came from a family friend)
which is what I'd recommend. There are quite a few caterers that I contacted that would have done a  complete shabbos for 30 ppl for $1200.