Booked this room to be close to friends who were also traveling to Newport for a wedding. I was disappointed that the quoted room block rates advertised at the time of booking (months in advance) were more expensive than the rates found on third party booking websites. I ended up paying over $200 per night for a standard king room through the third party site and found out that the room rates were dropped upon check-in for people who booked through the room block. I recommend speaking to someone about room block rate policies before booking.
The front desk attendants were very busy but managed expectations well. When I arrived early they told me to check back at a specified time and it would be likely that they would have a room available. They were also polite and helpful when I called about using a corkscrew and again when I asked to borrow scissors and tape so I could wrap a gift.
This hotel was located very conveniently right off the highway and about a 5-10 minute drive to downtown Newport or beaches. It was also located right next to a shopping plaza with a grocery store. Our room had a mini-fridge so it was nice to be able to bring some snacks back to the room. There was no traffic congestion in the particular area so it made it very easy to come and go.
The room in general was pretty good- Everything was clean and the bed was comfortable. The "high" setting of the AC was not very strong at all for a very hot, humid day.
Overall I was glad I booked here because the service was great and everything was convenient and close by but I doubt its the best value for the money you pay for lodging in Newport.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western The Mainstay Hotel
- Best Western The Mainstay Hotel Newport
- Best Western Newport
- Newport Best Western
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