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Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Hotel had a shuttle service that took you into Newport- this was very convenient (cost was $6 per person- and when we called for pickup we only had to wait a few minutes)

Pool was nice- no lifeguard.

Room was fine wish it had a mini fridge.

Overall a good value as we did not plan to spend a lot of time in the room-

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Hotel was nice but they were redoing the floors so our hallway wasn't carpeted - made things a little noisier. Make sure to ask for room in already re-carpeted hallway.
Pool area was ok, but no hot tub. While we were there some dork was smoking a cigar out at the pool around little kids.

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1  Thank htwh
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Don't pass up on a clean, comfortable, and affordable hotel in tony Newport. We enjoyed our stay at this Best Western located right ouside the downtown area. The restaurant was great too. Definitely will stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

Wonderful staff, clean rooms and great restaurant. Family stayed for a youth sailing event 6 miles away. The location is great and the hotel and restaurant staff went above and beyond. The great experence started from the first phone call. The staff was very accomodating to our families needs and when we met them in person, the experience was the same. Great food at their restaurand and reasonable prices. Menu includes lobster, salmon, salads, burgers, etc.
Will return next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank rsmotel
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Hotel space in Newport in the summer can be a challenge. The Best Western is all of 2.6 miles from the Breaker's Mansion, and has plenty of free parking. The rooms are comfortable and clean. If you don't want the hassle of parking in the downtown area the hotel runs a shuttle for $8 a person. The Best Western is not exciting, is not a boutique hotel. It offers comfortable accommodations and a "close by" location.

Room Tip: Rooms in the front of the hotel face west and offer visions of the sunset over the Jamestown bridge.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank LADWhitePlains
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

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.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank happysquirrell
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

We booked this hotel for a very busy event weekend in Newport, RI (it was one of our only choices). Overall, the staff was very friendly and it was very convenient with the hotel shuttle. The downside: there was mold on the ceiling in our bathroom and the morning of check-out there were black bugs (not roaches, maybe waterbugs?) crawling around our room. Needless to say, we wouldn't book this hotel again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, RI 02840-1310 (Formerly Best Western)
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Price Range: £45 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Across the road from Newport Grand Casino and half a mile from Newport Naval Station, we are just a few minutes drive from historic mansions, beautiful beaches, Newport's historic waterfront, a bustling harbor and many other area attractions and activities. Our 200-room facility offers complimentary parking; seasonal shuttle service (surcharge) to downtown; seasonal outdoor pool; self-service laundry; complimentary WiFi, as well as conference and banquet facilities to host your private party or corporate event for up to 150 people. North End Steakhouse, our restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 6:30 until 9:00 Sundays to Thursdays, and until 10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with bar service daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. We offer casual, friendly dining for all tastes, with a special accent on signature steaks and great seafood featuring Steak Night Tuesdays, Rib Night Wednesdays, Seafood Thursdays with changing lunch, early bird and dinner specials. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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