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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 #135 on: August 01, 2013, 12:18:49 PM »
was just there this past shabbos, they have stairwell access, physical key for the dooe available, outdoor pool is enclosed and attached to building which was nice carrying wise...

how many ppl were there? did you have a minyan?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #136 on: August 01, 2013, 12:22:29 PM »
how many ppl were there? did you have a minyan?
there is minyan in embassy suites a 25 min. walk

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #137 on: August 01, 2013, 05:12:50 PM »
Depending how old your children are and how far you are willing to travel, the Liberty Science Center is about 20-30 minutes away.
willing to travel up to a hour, kids are 2 and 4

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2013, 06:21:45 PM »
here's a nice little tip-don't leave a hot plate on glass over Shabbos. it leaves a nice design in the glass, but the hotel may not be very happy!
ive had a problem on wood, never on glass though

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #139 on: August 05, 2013, 06:23:45 PM »
ive had a problem on wood, never on glass though
a fire?
The glass shattered from the heat....
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #140 on: August 05, 2013, 09:01:41 PM »
a fire?
The glass shattered from the heat....
not a fire, but discolored the wood

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #141 on: August 06, 2013, 12:23:32 PM »
I have reservations for this shabbas at the hyatt Long Island. How was the hyatt house Parsippany? Should I go there instead?

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #142 on: August 06, 2013, 07:31:15 PM »
I have reservations for this shabbas at the hyatt Long Island. How was the hyatt house Parsippany? Should I go there instead?

Hyatt Morristown is really nice and popular for shabbos.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #143 on: August 06, 2013, 09:50:11 PM »
Hyatt Morristown is really nice and popular for shabbos.

I don't want soo popular..

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #144 on: August 15, 2013, 08:39:47 AM »
Makeshift device for keeping AC on
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #145 on: August 15, 2013, 01:28:16 PM »
Makeshift device for keeping AC on
Why not just ask them to override it for you?
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #146 on: August 23, 2013, 07:55:44 AM »
Before any1 decides to spend shab in a hotel, please read this review I found on trip advisor, for the Embassy Suites in Parsippany NJ.

My sons wedding was nearby and 50+ rooms were occupied by our wedding guests. All had complaints. It was very upsetting that after choosing an Embassy Suits because of the quality of service we have come to expect we were so very disappointed. The hotel itself was quite beautiful and would have been the perfect setting however, we learned very quickly that was as far as it went. Apparently a large group occupies this hotel each weekend for religious purposes. The problem is, they were rude, loud, up & wondering the atrium all night long. Children unsupervised running and playing in the atrium at 3 & 4 in the morning. Knocking & peering in on suite windows. Could not use the pool or gym as it was over run by unsupervised young children. They were taking food from the morning buffet and placing it in bags I assume take home or back to there rooms. But the biggest problem was that management was clearly not willing or able to control this situation. I worked for Marriott for several years and was appalled by how the immature staff and management handled several guest issues involving our party. I will forward a detailed letter to the corporate offices about this experience.

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #147 on: August 23, 2013, 08:31:56 AM »
Is there any hotel that has a Sukkah? Wanna go on chol hamoed an overnight trip!!

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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #148 on: August 23, 2013, 08:40:18 AM »
Before any1 decides to spend shab in a hotel, please read this review I found on trip advisor, for the Embassy Suites in Parsippany NJ.

My sons wedding was nearby and 50+ rooms were occupied by our wedding guests. All had complaints. It was very upsetting that after choosing an Embassy Suits because of the quality of service we have come to expect we were so very disappointed. The hotel itself was quite beautiful and would have been the perfect setting however, we learned very quickly that was as far as it went. Apparently a large group occupies this hotel each weekend for religious purposes. The problem is, they were rude, loud, up & wondering the atrium all night long. Children unsupervised running and playing in the atrium at 3 & 4 in the morning. Knocking & peering in on suite windows. Could not use the pool or gym as it was over run by unsupervised young children. They were taking food from the morning buffet and placing it in bags I assume take home or back to there rooms. But the biggest problem was that management was clearly not willing or able to control this situation. I worked for Marriott for several years and was appalled by how the immature staff and management handled several guest issues involving our party. I will forward a detailed letter to the corporate offices about this experience.
there are plenty of these reviews on TA.Has zero to to do with spending Shabbos at a hotel, as it happens during the week also, and as well with non-Jews.(ever spent time at a hotel with a large group of Asian teenagers?  same issues-BTDT) It ahs to do with being a mentch and making a kiddush hashem wherever your travels take you. I have spent Shabbos at a hotel a few times and managed to behave myself even before reading these reviews on TA. If you think you'll have an issue don't go. It sad that you need reviews from TA to explain to you how to behave at a hotel.
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Re: Shabbos at a hotel master thread
« Reply #149 on: August 23, 2013, 08:43:40 AM »
Is there any hotel that has a Sukkah? Wanna go on chol hamoed an overnight trip!!
Chabad Niagara (I'd assume with the completion of the new chabad center it will be located there as opposed to the hotel)
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