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To save you time, here's a sum up of this thread. If you're getting married close to NYC (yes, Brooklyn is in NYC) - just go to the Andaz 5th. :)

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Lakewood
The American Hotel in Freehold TR by @Yehuda here and here
http://innonmainmanasquan.com/wp/ DrDanny recommended Special secret
http://www.berkeleyhotelnj.com/
https://www.bungalowhotel.net/
Hyatt New Brunswick 55min away

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SPG
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Element New York Times Square West
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W New York
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Hyatt
Andaz 5th Ave TR by AJK
Andaz Wall St

Ritz Central Park TR by wonderlust

North Jersey
Hilton Pearl River
Marriott Glen Point
Sheraton Crossroads (mahwah) 
Sheraton Meadowlands
Hilton Woodcliff Lake

Baltimore
Hyatt by the Harbor
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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #210 on: December 08, 2013, 06:11:22 PM »
I wouldn't go into a Ramada jacuzzi on any night ;P
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Now I know to avoid Ramada. Once I'm saving the nice places for the honeymoon, should I just pick any of the "inns & suites" in Tom's River so I pay with points? Other options suggested (The Bungalow Hotel, Inn on Main) were 1/2 drives and would cost $200.

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #211 on: December 08, 2013, 07:59:34 PM »
I should really restore those posts for a day  ;)
please do, please!!

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #212 on: December 08, 2013, 08:42:20 PM »
I wouldn't go into a Ramada jacuzzi on any night ;P

Some say (joke) that it all goes downhill after the wedding night. Where will that leave you if your pinnacle is a Ramada Jacuzzi ?!?!

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #213 on: December 08, 2013, 10:12:30 PM »
Some say (joke) that it all goes downhill after the wedding night. Where will that leave you if your pinnacle is a Ramada Jacuzzi ?!?!

I hear you. :) So where do I want to start near Lakewood where I can also use points?

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #214 on: December 08, 2013, 10:38:08 PM »
I hear you. :) So where do I want to start near Lakewood where I can also use points?

From a quick look on Kayak, it doesn't seem like there are many "points" options or "upscale popular brands" (nothing really in SPG, Hyatt, Hilton dept.) Appreciating right now the fact that I got married in NYC area :) What do people in Lkwd do?!?!

On Kayak there seems to be some "boutique" hotels within driving distance. If you are in Lkwd area I would say take a day and check them out. They seem to be priced pretty reasonably and with these type of hotels it is much easier to develop a relationship with management and get the exact experience you are looking for. While these may not have the "commercial" "big-time" setting a Ritz-Carlton may have, they could provide for a really great experience. You could end up really getting the "royal treatment" at one of these places for a lot cheaper than a 5-star NYC hotel.

 For example check this place out: http://www.expedia.com/Freehold-Hotels-American-Hotel.h3827060.Hotel-Information?chkin=01%2F22%2F2014&chkout=01%2F23%2F2014&rm1=a2&hwrqCacheKey=2cf89add-7a50-470f-a143-75b9663aeebaHWRQ1386560037252&c=1b972209-0b5d-4560-a24e-558d8e8f1b32&

I even see a nice jacuzzi in one of the pics.

Not that expensive, close to Lkwd and may (I would check it out before) be really "quaint and nice"

IMHO if there is ever a time to "splurge" (that term differs for every individual) it is your wedding night. YOLO. (iy"h) 
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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #215 on: December 08, 2013, 11:16:52 PM »
From a quick look on Kayak, it doesn't seem like there are many "points" options or "upscale popular brands" (nothing really in SPG, Hyatt, Hilton dept.) Appreciating right now the fact that I got married in NYC area :) What do people in Lkwd do?!?!

On Kayak there seems to be some "boutique" hotels within driving distance. If you are in Lkwd area I would say take a day and check them out. They seem to be priced pretty reasonably and with these type of hotels it is much easier to develop a relationship with management and get the exact experience you are looking for. While these may not have the "commercial" "big-time" setting a Ritz-Carlton may have, they could provide for a really great experience. You could end up really getting the "royal treatment" at one of these places for a lot cheaper than a 5-star NYC hotel.

 For example check this place out: http://www.expedia.com/Freehold-Hotels-American-Hotel.h3827060.Hotel-Information?chkin=01%2F22%2F2014&chkout=01%2F23%2F2014&rm1=a2&hwrqCacheKey=2cf89add-7a50-470f-a143-75b9663aeebaHWRQ1386560037252&c=1b972209-0b5d-4560-a24e-558d8e8f1b32&

I even see a nice jacuzzi in one of the pics.

Not that expensive, close to Lkwd and may (I would check it out before) be really "quaint and nice"

IMHO if there is ever a time to "splurge" (that term differs for every individual) it is your wedding night. YOLO. (iy"h)

Wow! Thanks for looking into it! Yeah, from what I saw there are no big chains. Others have suggested other, similar boutique places within 1/2 drive. I guess it's just a matter of picking one. Thanks again!

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #216 on: December 09, 2013, 05:05:28 AM »
Some say (joke) that it all goes downhill after the wedding night.
Not a very good joke. With proper hadracha it keeps getting better, much better (though different) than anything served up on the silver screen

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #217 on: December 09, 2013, 02:22:51 PM »
Not a very good joke.

Like most things in life if you take it too seriously you are in trouble. If you could joke about you are in a good place….At least that works for me...But as they say "different strokes for different folks…"

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #218 on: December 09, 2013, 06:06:10 PM »

Like most things in life if you take it too seriously you are in trouble. If you could joke about you are in a good place….At least that works for me...But as they say "different strokes for different folks…"
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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #219 on: December 10, 2013, 12:37:51 PM »
How about Hilton in East Brunswick?

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #220 on: December 12, 2013, 01:29:51 AM »
http://www.berkeleyhotelnj.com/

In Asbury park about 1/2 hr from lakewood

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #221 on: December 12, 2013, 10:04:47 AM »
http://www.berkeleyhotelnj.com/

In Asbury park about 1/2 hr from lakewood
Not such a nice hotel IME.


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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #222 on: December 12, 2013, 10:44:33 PM »
Not such a nice hotel IME.

oh. never been there but pictures looked decent

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #223 on: December 17, 2013, 11:07:19 AM »
UPDATE:

I just booked the American Hotel in Freehold, which is ~25 min from Lakewood. Thanks Frostboot for the suggestion and the idea to browse Expedia.

Via Expedia, I booked a room with king bed for $140 incl. tax/fees (much cheaper than when I called the hotel directly for pricing). I saw some reviews that mentioned there's a lounge/restaurant that gets loud at times b/c of concerts that go past midnight, but that if the room is on the 3rd floor, you don't hear anything. I called the hotel, and they said the room's already on the 3rd floor, and there are no concerts on Sunday nights anyway so it's usually quiet on Sundays. I then told them it's my wedding night and... they're going to try to upgrade us to a suite if it's available and give us late checkout, 1PM!!!

Thanks so much for all your advice and help guys, you rock!!

Also, just booked a limo for $252 incl. tax/tip. Iy"h this night only happens once in your life, so for $392 why not make it awesome, right!? :)

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Re: Hotel for Wedding Night?
« Reply #224 on: December 17, 2013, 11:26:53 AM »
Well, if that the approach, why not just get a chopper instead of a limo? :P

Hey, it's only once (one hopes).
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