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Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Scituate, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“It's OK for the money, especially when all around is very expensive”
Reviewed October 15, 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.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 14, 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, traveled with family
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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Reviewed October 7, 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, traveled on business
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed October 4, 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, traveled as a couple
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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was a good hotel close to a really nice exibition of Battleships and PT boats. The only complaint I have with the Hotel is there was not a Frig in the room. I did not ask for one, but have always had one in the room, so I was surprised when there was not one in the room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

When we saw the reviews on this hotel, we were not sure if we wanted to spend a few nights here. Our travelagent booked this hotel for us. But when we arrived in our room we couldn't see anything wrong. The beds were comfortable, the bedlinnen fresh, the bathroom was clean. There was a fridge and microwave. The restaurant adjacent to the hotel served good meals and had very friendly staff. All in all certainly not a bad experience.

  • Stayed September 2013
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East Windsor, Connecticut
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed at Best Western in Newport. Highly recommend this hotel since it is so close to downtown Newport as well as Middletown and Portsmouth. Room was very clean and comfortable bed and pillows were a plus. It was nice to have a restaurant on the premises too.

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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)
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:
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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