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“Winter Fest”

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Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Plymouth, CT, United States
1 review
“Winter Fest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We have been to The Mainstay Inn during Winter Fest about eight times in the past fifteen years or so. The proximity to downtown Newport and, of course the Newport Grand Casino and all the other attractions this quiet time of year for Newport is outstanding. Especially since the staff at Mainstay seems to be the same since our first visit. Another tribute to the quality of service that they provide. I think we'll be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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south yarmouth, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

we always stay with Best Western and have a great experience. This last time we were a little let down as we were upgraded to a one bedroom suite with a hot tub HOWEVER the desk forget to tell us that it did not work. So as myself and husband prepared for a relaxing time in it we were only let down to find out AFTER calling front desk for instructions to get the tub going that it did not work.

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We always stay at Best Western when we go to Newport RI Staff is always pleasent and It the value is great. We usually eat at the restaurant. My boyfriend always gets the prime rib. I will next time. I got the chicken and steak. was not pleased. Grilled chicken was dry and overcooked with no flavor. and steak needed some flavor. baked potato and veggies were fine.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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West Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is the hotel I stay in every time I go to Newport. The beds are wicked comfy, the location is fantastic, and the hotel restaurant is a hidden gem and also my new favorite go-to restaurant. Some of the rooms have a view of the Pell Bridge, and the rooms facing the back are pretty private because there's only woods out back.

Word of advice - even if you're a smoker, don't get a smoking room. The smoking rooms are in the basement which is often under construction, the furniture, sheets, and pretty much everything in the room is of lesser quality because they need to be replaced more often due to smoke. It's just not worth it to have a worse quality room for the same price just because you smoke. It'd be easier to go outside or stick your head out the window.

I would strongly recommend the Steak House that's just off the lobby. I initially went in with low expectations because I was hungry and after staying there for a week, I ended up having at least one meal a day there. The food is FANTASTIC and very very reasonably priced. They have steak nights Mon and Tue which features 10-12 oz steaks for 10.95. Seriously amazing steaks. The filet mignon is the best I've had in a long time. Ribeye is flavorful. Prime rib is juicy. Seriously, you can't go wrong. Everything on the menu is great.

Room Tip: DONT GET A SMOKING ROOM!! much worse quality of furniture and bedding compared to the non smoking ro...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Bourne, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

Some of the decor is a little dated but the value you receive makes up for it. Our room is always clean. The staff is always friendly and professional. The food in the restaurant is good and affordable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

We like to stay at this hotel when we stay in Newport. It is convenient and a good value for the price. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. Our room is always clean and comfortable. The staff always tries to give us our preferred room (s).

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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West Haven, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Very clean updated rooms with friendly staff. One of the cheapest places to stay in Newport but I would compare it to the best ones there. If going to the Newport Casino, this is the best place to stay as it is right across the street.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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