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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 #240 on: July 29, 2014, 05:21:10 PM »
Nice TR! Where'd you get a Torah? By "buying food" do you mean buying from a takeout as opposed to having a caterer come in?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #241 on: July 29, 2014, 07:50:49 PM »
Nice TR! Where'd you get a Torah?
This time a relative. I think misaskim lends out for simchos too.
By "buying food" do you mean buying from a takeout as opposed to having a caterer come in?
I meant as opposed to last time I did it, we cooked. Though I suppose you could have a caterer come in but won't have access to a kitchen (the only kitchen is the hotel's restaurant kitchen). Fwiu,  most of the prep work and all of the cooking for these short weekends is done at an off site commissary.
Though, if you're looking for a catered weekend I think the most economical location is the Radisson Piscataway . They have a kosher kitchen, plus I think they can help out with a sefer torah.
We chose this location bec. of the option to use points and the courtyard setup. (and i think our conference room was alittle cheaper than the Radisson. )

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #242 on: July 29, 2014, 08:05:02 PM »
This time a relative. I think misaskim lends out for simchos too. I meant as opposed to last time I did it, we cooked. Though I suppose you could have a caterer come in but won't have access to a kitchen (the only kitchen is the hotel's restaurant kitchen). Fwiu,  most of the prep work and all of the cooking for these short weekends is done at an off site commissary.
Though, if you're looking for a catered weekend I think the most economical location is the Radisson Piscataway . They have a kosher kitchen, plus I think they can help out with a sefer torah.
We chose this location bec. of the option to use points and the courtyard setup. (and i think our conference room was alittle cheaper than the Radisson. )
Cool, no simcha planned but I thought this is a cool idea, especially at 10k a room.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #243 on: September 02, 2014, 07:36:15 AM »
Anybody planning on being around stamford this weekend?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #244 on: October 31, 2014, 02:14:06 PM »
Has anyone stayed at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City for Shabbas?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #245 on: November 04, 2014, 03:12:23 PM »
When staying at a hotel for Shabbas.. Where do y'all like candles? I like to eat the meal in a nice corner or outside.. and I dont like to leave fire in the room...

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #246 on: November 04, 2014, 03:15:27 PM »
When staying at a hotel for Shabbas.. Where do y'all like candles? I like to eat the meal in a nice corner or outside.. and I dont like to leave fire in the room...
where you eat or where you sleep

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #247 on: November 05, 2014, 02:57:28 AM »
PSA I might have missed it,  but eiruv chatzeros must be done to carry outside your room,  even in the hallway,  if more than one room has Jews occupying it.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #248 on: November 05, 2014, 08:19:37 AM »
PSA I might have missed it,  but eiruv chatzeros must be done to carry outside your room,  even in the hallway,  if more than one room has Jews occupying it.
machlokes haposkim

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #249 on: November 05, 2014, 09:24:46 AM »
machlokes haposkim
If you have a moment,  please point me to who says you don't need one

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #250 on: November 05, 2014, 09:43:01 AM »
If you have a moment,  please point me to who says you don't need one
R' Moshe.
see articles from wiki

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #251 on: November 05, 2014, 09:48:45 AM »
R' Moshe.
see articles from wiki
Got it.  Thanks. 

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #252 on: November 05, 2014, 12:10:10 PM »
When staying at a hotel for Shabbas.. Where do y'all like candles? I like to eat the meal in a nice corner or outside.. and I dont like to leave fire in the room...

use electric

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #253 on: December 09, 2014, 12:24:03 PM »
Anyone go for a shabbos away near the five towns?
Somewhere on long island...
Would really appreciate any advice, thanks!!

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #254 on: December 09, 2014, 12:30:29 PM »
PSA I might have missed it,  but eiruv chatzeros must be done to carry outside your room,  even in the hallway,  if more than one room has Jews occupying it.
Hotels can move you at will and can enter your room at any time.
What's the argument that you need E"C?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #255 on: December 10, 2014, 03:05:35 AM »
Hotels can move you at will and can enter your room at any time.
What's the argument that you need E"C?
The simple reading of the SA (370:2) and MB is that if you rent a room then you need EC. That's how the chazon ish and others understand it and pasken. Igros Moshe understands that immovable objects are considered tefisas yad and helps, but others argue, and IMO the IGM isn't as clear as some people want it to be, he's not talking about hotels per se.
the idea of being able to move you, and other reasons to be meikel came around later, and are certainly valid and accepted, but it seems like the general psak that is given, at least that I've heard, is that you should do it without a bracha, but including a kinyan rishus from the manager (future DDMS post - how to take out a whole hotel for $1).
All this doesn't apply to when you have a communal DR, or you're the only Jew there.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #256 on: January 08, 2015, 12:40:15 AM »
I'm spending shabbos in the GHK soon, does it pay to shlep a hotplate to keep food warm or is there any other way

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #257 on: January 08, 2015, 01:54:31 AM »
I'm spending shabbos in the GHK soon, does it pay to shlep a hotplate to keep food warm or is there any other way

That's what I did.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2015, 01:41:45 PM »
Hi looking for a hotel in NY or NJ that's near a shul (within 3-4 blocks walking distance) or if anyone has a weekend planned in Jan or Feb that we can join minyan. We would be between 5-7 couples.

Thanks.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2015, 06:11:37 PM »
Hi looking for a hotel in NY or NJ that's near a shul (within 3-4 blocks walking distance) or if anyone has a weekend planned in Jan or Feb that we can join minyan. We would be between 5-7 couples.

Thanks.
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