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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
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 #705 on: September 10, 2020, 10:47:47 PM »

If you are worried about security, you may be able to attach some sort of small magnet to the string and another to your bendel (if you've got one), and use that to pull the string out to the hallway

Ner Mitzvah can design a kit.

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Re: Shabbos at A Hotel Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: September 11, 2020, 09:52:27 AM »
Hmmm. Let's see.

You tie a longish string to the door-handle on the inside, and you let a bit of it trail out of the door when you leave (2 inches will do so it's unnoticeable). When you need to open the door you schlep the string and it pulls on the handle and opens the door.
I don't know how well it works in practice, or if it works on all types of doors, but the guy was demonstrating and it seemed seamless.
It might be a good idea to leave the "do not disturb" sign outside the door so they don't do room service and lock you out...