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“Great Location and Amenities Close to Downtown Newport”

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Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stay here at least once a year for an annual Rugby Tournament held at Fort Adams State park. It is always a great experience. The pool and restaurant have come in handy often (especially after a day of playing and sitting in the hot sun doesn't make you necessarily want to go out to dinner). The shuttle service that they offer is a KEY element in Newport if you want to experience the limited night life (I say limited just because Newport is not a huge place, but what is there is certainly entertaining). Cabs are sometimes really scarce and the shuttle has been the selling point over similarly located and priced places in the area. The pool was nice and I have never seen a lot of people in there. Rooms are standard fair, very comfy but nothing out of the ordinary. Considering the price for quality ration of some of the places nearby the Best Western definitely is a winner.

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Good deal for the money. We stay several times a year. Decent restaurant and clean. Downtown is less than 5 minutes by car or shuttle. Also close to Middletown and multiple shopping plazas. No frills.

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Reviewed May 23, 2014

I would recommend this hotel as it was clean, had a Great shower, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast at the restaurant was great with friendly service. All the staff was really friendly and helpful. The only thing is that it is near the highway and you could hear the noise. I also couldn't find the ice machine on the floor.

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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Front desk staff (Kathleen and Sarah) were extremely helpful during our stay.They were polite and friendly and went out of their way to meet our requirements. The hotel room is also clean and spacious with a nice decor.

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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Hotel is not bad at all. We had 4 room for our family vacation; all 4 rooms on the 2nd floor were ok. No smell, no mold, or any other issues listed on other negative reviews. It's no Hyatt, but for $45 a night in Newport, this is a great deal. Sound isolation is poor; we can always hear if someone is chatting on the hall way. Restaurant inside the hotel was surprisingly good. We went in with low expectation and was satisfied with the quality of food. Overall, for $45 a night, I would stay here any day in Newport RI.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

This property is an excellent choice if you're in the Newport area. The rooms are large, well lit, and very comfortable. The beds were extremely comfortable and the linens of a decent quality. The room had a microwave and small refrigerator. Everything about the room was clean and well cared for. The location of this hotel was perfect for seeing the Mansions of Newport. It was close to eating places and was an easy in and out. The people were also very nice and helpful

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Clean, friendly hotel, free parking, free newspapers. You have to pay for breakfast but the restaurant is quite good for both breakfast and dinner.The staff is friendly and helpful. The casino is across the street within easy walking distance, although we did not go there.

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Additional Information about 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 Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 21 Hotels in Newport
Price Range: $58 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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, Newport's historic waterfront, a bustling harbor and many other area attractions and activities. Our 200-room facility offers complimentary parking; seasonal shuttle service (surcharge) to downtown; seasonal outdoor pool; self-service laundry; complimentary WiFi, 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 until 9:00 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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