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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 #280 on: July 01, 2015, 02:28:32 PM »
Embassy suites in Parsippany NJ should have (not confirmed)
How many spg pts per night there on weekends?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #281 on: July 01, 2015, 02:29:15 PM »
How many spg pts per night there on weekends?
Embassy suites is Hilton
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #282 on: July 01, 2015, 02:30:06 PM »
Embassy suites is Hilton
Your right my bad. Any idea how many pts for the cheapest, ?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #283 on: July 01, 2015, 02:30:38 PM »
Your right my bad. Any idea how many pts for the cheapest, ?
Try the website?
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #284 on: July 01, 2015, 02:34:31 PM »
Your right my bad. Any idea how many pts for the cheapest, ?
I think 30k. rather book online (when i was there i paid on Orbitz $130 a night for a handicap room which was perfect).

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #285 on: July 01, 2015, 09:10:32 PM »
I think 30k. rather book online (when i was there i paid on Orbitz $130 a night for a handicap room which was perfect).
It's actually about the same, since their crazy deval, Hilton points are worth about $0.005 each. $130 plus taxes will come out to $145-$150 basically a value of $0.005 if he uses points.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #286 on: July 01, 2015, 10:58:53 PM »


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Dear friends,
 
 
Update as of Tuesday, June 30th, 2:30PM
 
Just spoke to manager again:

Embassy Suites in Parsippany will
NOT ALLOW CROCK POTS AND HOTPLATES
in the rooms, therefore

WE WILL NOT BE THERE THIS SUMMER AT ALL!!!
 
THEY WILL MAKE YOU SIGN A PAPER WHEN YOU CHECK IN.

They said again:
THEY WILL EVICT YOU IF THEY CATCH YOU!!!
 
My suggestion, do not go there for Shabbos!!!
 
I've tried so many other places and did not succeed as of yet.


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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #287 on: July 01, 2015, 11:54:07 PM »

^^^ is this an issue at other hotels? Or is it particularly the hotels that have Jews coming all the time, for shabbos?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #288 on: July 01, 2015, 11:57:34 PM »
^^^ is this an issue at other hotels? Or is it particularly the hotels that have Jews coming all the time, for shabbos?
When I was in Vermont the dining room had a crock pots lining the windowsills. They were very accommodating there.
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #289 on: July 02, 2015, 12:08:13 AM »
When I was in Vermont the dining room had a crock pots lining the windowsills. They were very accommodating there.
Right. I have done that (kept crockpot in room) myself many a time. My fear always is they will come in and see it, and raise a ruckus. Fire safety and what-not. Now I see some hotels are actually enforcing it. My question just is, if this is/should be a real concern?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #290 on: July 02, 2015, 12:09:26 AM »
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Right. I have done that (kept crockpot in room) myself many a time. My fear always is they will come in and see it, and raise a ruckus. Fire safety and what-not. Now I see some hotels are actually enforcing it. My question just is, if this is/should be a real concern?
I was wondering the same thing. I am a bit nervous to use it in the hotel

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #291 on: July 02, 2015, 12:29:16 AM »
especially if the chulent smells delicious.. you can smell it in the hall when you walk down

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #292 on: July 02, 2015, 12:52:37 AM »
I was wondering the same thing. I am a bit nervous to use it in the hotel
Crockpots and platas are heat conducting devices which require much higher wattage.  If the outlet does not support such high wattage, the wires overheat and can cause melting of the rubber insulation, power outages, heated walls, and fire, chas v'sh. 

An outlet that supports an iron should support a crockpot.  The difference is that an iron is used for a short period of time; a crockpot for at least 25 HOURS!

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #293 on: July 02, 2015, 04:50:52 AM »
^^^ is this an issue at other hotels? Or is it particularly the hotels that have Jews coming all the time, for shabbos?
This is for the embassy suites Parsippany NJ

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #294 on: July 02, 2015, 09:06:45 AM »
25 hours ?
Put a shabbos clock so it shut's off by 12pm shabbos afternoon...

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #295 on: July 02, 2015, 09:11:05 AM »
25 hours ?
Put a shabbos clock so it shut's off by 12pm shabbos afternoon...
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I'm not concerned about the actual safety concerns as I have done this many times with no issues. I am more concerned with their perceived safety concerns. Also it's probably officially a fire code violation.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #296 on: July 02, 2015, 10:24:59 AM »
25 hours ?
Put a shabbos clock so it shut's off by 12pm shabbos afternoon...
That's still about 16 hours.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #297 on: July 02, 2015, 10:42:29 AM »
That's still about 16 hours.
Compared to 5-20 minutes for an iron.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #298 on: July 02, 2015, 10:46:47 AM »
Compared to 5-20 minutes for an iron.
That's still about 16 hours.
Are you guys saying the behind the wall wiring isn't strong enough for this? Or is it just in general the issue of keeping it on for so long? (And would be the same issue in a regular kitchen?)

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #299 on: July 02, 2015, 10:50:27 AM »
Are you guys saying the behind the wall wiring isn't strong enough for this? Or is it just in general the issue of keeping it on for so long? (And would be the same issue in a regular kitchen?)

Keeping it on for so long is what causes
... If the outlet does not support such high wattage, the wires overheat and can cause melting of the rubber insulation, power outages, heated walls, and fire, chas v'sh. 
...
I would surmise especially in older hotels.  As a precaution maybe feel the wall above the outlet.  Not sure how much help that would be on shabbos, though. 
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