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“average, clean, good sized room” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

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Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Newport
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59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“average, clean, good sized room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

the hotel is out of town with not a lot around it. plenty of parking. The room was large and clean, bed linen clean. Bathroom had toiletries and hairdryer.
Didnt eat in the restaurant, but menu looked good with plenty of choice

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

No travel and TV information in room. Was told information was being updated. Carpeting needs to be cleaned and replaced. Beds too high. Room was large with small bathroom. Little information in lobby regarding local sights. Numerous information about Boston tours.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Although a little way out of the Downtown area we found hotel excellent for our needs. Staff were very helpful. They provided plenty of useful advice. Restaurant provided good meals. Good free car parking facilities. Hotel in a good position for exploring Rhode Island.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scituate, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Even as late as Columbus Day, all the hotels in Newport were very pricey - $200+. This was for the Monday night of Columbus Day, not the weekend! So the Best Western at $135 including all taxes was a decent price and an OK place to stay. The staff are variable, the bar is OK, you have to get a taxi downtown. But it is just fine.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Branchburg, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The bathroom was clean. The mattresses and the pillows were comfy. The beds were only full sized and they charged extra for 4 guests which I didn't appreciate. The hallways smelled a bit. It seemed expensive but Newport is expensive. They don't have any portable microwaves like other comparable hotels do. It was okay.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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535 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

The place looks old. The beds are ok nothing special. There was a smell to this place of like an old hotel. Staff was ok. Check out was different from any other hotel I have stay at. Took a long time to check out. The restaurant was ok. It has a decent bar.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

The check in staff did not seem interested in working. Maybe she wasn't having a good day, but for what we paid for this room I would have liked a semblance of interest in choosing to stay at their property. The hot water in the shower would not turn off all the way so it ran all night long.
The room was fine, but just mediocre. We were surprised, with a restaurant on the premises, that breakfast or a version there of wasn't offered to paying guests.
We won't stay here again when we come in Dec.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

Property: 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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only one mile from Newport, Rhode Island's historic waterfront, Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center offers convenient amenities and relaxing facilities in a great location. 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, a bustling harbor and many other area attractions and activities. Our 200-room facility offers complimentary parking; seasonal shuttle service (surcharge) to downtown; ATM; fitness center; seasonal outdoor pool; self-service laundry; complimentary Wi-Fi, 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 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. 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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