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“Good value and location” 3 of 5 stars
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Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, RI 02840-1310 (Formerly Best Western)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Newport
East Granby, Connecticut, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good value and location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The night before we stayed here we were at the top rated bed and breakfast in Newport so we were definitely spoiled. However, for the money The Mainstay Inn was just fine. The room was large and clean and we were comfy there. It's only a short drive to all of the action in Newport. I'd have to say it was on the high end of lower cost hotels. Would I stay here again? I can't see why not!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Meriden, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Quiet and comfy. Enough pillows to make a 'nest' and good quality bedding. Towels a little scratchy.
Staff friendly and helpful.
Access and exit driveways a little confusing, especially if arriving after dark.


  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Danvers MA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This hotel had a very good price even without breakfast. Room was lovely, had a nice view of
the bridge and was within walking distance to the casino. It was very close to a small shopping
center and of course within driving distance to downtown Newport RI

Room Tip: It is on a highway and hotel is cut up. Try to look for nearest exit to go to your car.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, New Hampshire, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Since price was my focus when I booked a stay at the Mainstay Inn, I was very pleasantly surprised when I found I had a large, clean, comfortable room for the $47 price tag. Best of all, it had one of the most comfortable beds I'd ever encountered while traveling. The heating system kept the room at the right temperature, and the hot water was hot. The staff was friendly and accommodating, the on-site restaurant was reasonably priced with above-average food, and I couldn't have been happier with the trip. This is definitely the place to stay in the Newport area.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Orange, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The Mainstay Inn was clean, comfortable, and inexpensive. At $57 and some change per night , we were pleasantly suprised how quite our room and comfortable our bed was. The service from the front desk was friendly and professional.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norton, Massachusetts, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Loved staying at the BW to ring in the New Year. Only 2 miles from the down town restaurants and shops, then back to the hotel for appetizers , then off across the street to Newport Grand for some gaming and cocktails. The band started at 9 and was very good. A safe, and inexpensive get a away with some friends.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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East Haven, Connecticut, USA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Make a trip to Newport at least twice a year and Best Western is the only place we stay. The rooms are clean and service is great. The restaurant is excellent. Can't beat it for the price. We always be our "main stay" in Newport.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

Address: 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, RI 02840-1310 (Formerly Best Western)
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Best Western The Mainstay Hotel Newport
Best Western Newport
Newport Best Western

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