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Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, RI 02840-1310 (Formerly Best Western)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Upstate Ny
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here many times over the years. The location is convenient for going to downtown Newport or to the Navy properties. The hotel does need some refurbishing - it looks like some new carpeting has been put in lately. Our room was clean and neat. They do not have bedspreads - which is good - they have nice... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel expecting a basic but clean hotel. The hotel is old and run down. The room we stayed in was clean but the furniture was old and the doors did not seem secure. There was gum on my bathroom door. The hallway was dark. The only rooms that were available were the smoking rooms. The smoke smell... More 

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Fort Dix, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Mainstay for the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. By the time we purchased our tickets, most hotels had been booked. We blindly reserved the Mainstay and were pleasantly surprised by the clean, spacious rooms. While you cannot walk to downtown attractions, they are just a quick drive away (maybe a mile or two?). There is a downtown... More 

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Ontario
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31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The front desk staff were a little cool throughout our stay. The room was small, however it was clean, well laid out,had a fridge and coffee making facilities. The bed was comfortable enough and had a good night sleep. The hotel was easy to find and located within minutes of a number of attractions in Newport. The bonus was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Mainstay this weekend for one of our getaway weekends.The facility takes care of our needs for a few days/front desk staff as pleasant as usual/ a room was ready for an early check-in/Samantha didn't seem to mind/very professional.Saturday evening the onsite restaurant/Northend Steakhouse/ was kind of busy.The staff always does a good job taking orders ;delivering drink... More 

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Hinsdale, New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's okay for a weekend getaway. The staff were friendly and courteous, the room was clean however the bedding had an odor. There is a restaurant on the premise and we are very impressed with the menu and the quality and quantity of the food.

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New York City, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not too expensive, this hotel offers the basics needed for a night between two busy visiting days. It has the layout of a motel and it doesn't come with free breakfast included. Free parking but no wifi info was provided to us

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This hotel is old and outdated but let's be real, when its St Patrick's Day Parade weekend, and you're reuniting with your URI friends and you're 23, you don't want to spend a fortune. This hotel is your answer because it's $100/night weekend rate and that's $25/person... Not too shabby. What IS shabby is the tablecloth they pass off as... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Nice place to stay if you want to get away. The room we stayed in was very nice. The beds were comfortable, the maid service was outstanding. They are what makes this hotel more than anything. Everytime we left we came back to a clean room like we never used anything. The restaurant located below is good. Not the best,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stayed there for my daughters wedding labor day 2014 weekend. I had relatives stay there as well. Bathroom had mold, the section I was in needed very serious updating and frankly was embarrassed that my relatives stayed there. You just expect a little more out of Newport, even if it was cheaper than other hotels. The beds were clean,... More 

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