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Newport Grand/Best Western Mainstay

Cape Cod, MA
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Newport Grand/Best Western Mainstay

Has anyone stayed at the Best Western Mainstay and has anyone gone to the Newport Grand (casino)? What were your thoughts? We're not gamblers (haven't been to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun or even Las Vegas) but the Newport Grand sounds like it might be fun ($.01 slots seems like it might be the way for us non gamblers to go). The hotel appears to be right next to the casino; how far is it from the main Newport area? Thanks to all who respond.

boston, MA
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1. Re: Newport Grand/Best Western Mainstay

Its across the street. Ask for one of the new rooms when you book (fall 05). You are about 3 minutes from the main downtown Newport area, about 5-8 minutes away from the Mansions. I can't comment on what locals refer to as the Fronton (Newport Grand)....I know they are planning a huge addition with hotel etc. Newport is like the Cape in winter...no waits, no lines, lower prices, same food!

Newport, Tiverton
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2. Re: Newport Grand/Best Western Mainstay

I have never stayed there but, am familiar with the location..You may want to reconsider your options....RENOVATIONS....have you read the reviews? I would do a little more reseach and stay at an Inn. You do get what you pay for as far as the "Fronton" it is a VLT video lottery terminal. No coins dropping paper vouchers you have to cash in with a cashier nice bar area and one of the only two places you can snoke in public in RI. 2nd floor.. I hope this helps enjoy!!!!

Newport, Tiverton
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3. Re: Newport Grand/Best Western Mainstay

I have never stayed there but, am familiar with the location..You may want to reconsider your options....RENOVATIONS....have you read the reviews? I would do a little more reseach and stay at an Inn. You do get what you pay for as far as the "Fronton" it is a VLT video lottery terminal. No coins dropping paper vouchers you have to cash in with a cashier nice bar area and one of the only two places you can snoke in public in RI. 2nd floor.. I hope this helps enjoy!!!!

Cape Cod, MA
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4. Re: Newport Grand/Best Western Mainstay

Well, it looks like we won't stay at the Best Western Mainstay. And I'm also now thinking we won't even both with the Casino. We've done one trip to Newport (many many years ago) and stayed at the Hotel Viking. We're on the Cape and hope to take a long week end trip to Newport in February, see a few mansions, enjoy a few shops, and have a nice dinner somewhere. Thanks for the information from everyone.

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5. Re: Newport Grand/Best Western Mainstay

Good decision. ;-) Not a great place.