BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

3 stars
151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, RI 02840-1310
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
90 reviews
Great hotel for a trip to Newport

Everything was wonderful....the only complaint is that the Wi-Fi dropped out quite frequently. The... See full review

  • Jinsan
  • Jul 19, 2014
girls' weekend away

Had great experience...would definitely book there again! See full review

  • Pete's wife
  • Apr 18, 2013
Affordable, full-service Newport hotel with free Wi-Fi and outdoor pool
The Best Western the Mainstay Inn has a prime location just one mile from historic downtown Newport and is a quick jaunt to area attractions like the Cliff Walk, Newport Grand Casino, Naval War College and Gilded Age mansions. The inn features an on-site restaurant for American fare and a cocktail lounge with a big screen TV. The Best Western the Mainstay Inn also boasts an outdoor pool, fitness room and banquet facilities. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable TV and free bath products. Business guests make use of the business center and services.

 

Highlights
  • On-site restaurant
  • Business center
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor swimming pool and fitness room
  • Kids under 12 stay free with one paying adult in the room

Rooms
The Best Western the Mainstay Inn offers 183 spacious and clean guest rooms and suites decorated with regal golds and reds, a wood chest-of-drawers and a comfy seat for sitting in while reading the free daily newspaper. The rooms have either king or two double beds with thick mattresses and plenty of lights. All guest rooms at the Best Western the Mainstay Inn boast free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a desk with chair. Suites include a microwave and refrigerator (fees apply for a refrigerator in standard rooms) and some have sleeper sofas and balconies. Bathrooms feature free bath products and a hairdryer. Guests order room service between 5 and 9 p.m.

Features
The Best Western the Mainstay Inn is set just one mile from historic downtown Newport and near many top area attractions. This Newport hotel features an on-site restaurant that serves American fare as well as a cocktail lounge with a big-screen TV. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Guests park for free on the property. The Best Western the Mainstay Inn features a 24-hour front desk, business center with fax and copy services (fees apply) and meeting space for conferences and weddings with on-site catering.

Transportation
  • T.F. Green International Airport (16.8 mi/27 km)
  • Logan International Airport Boston (61.4 mi/98.8 km)

 

Attractions
  • Newport Grand Casino (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Cliff Walk (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Newport Vineyards (2.1 mi/3.3 km)
  • Gilded Age mansions (2.9 mi/4.7 km)

 

Business
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Business center
  • Fax and copy services
  • Meeting and banquet facilities

Hotel Map

41.5079 -71.3121
Area served
Dartmouth,, Providence,, Boston,, Warwick,, Jamestown,, Middletown,
Nearby airports
(PVD), 20.00, MI, NW;
Area description
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Live entertainment
Golf
Horseback riding
Fishing
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Over sized rooms
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Dining

North End Steakhouse
North End Steakhouse, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., louge & bar open till 1:00 a.m. daily specials available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (90)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
90 out of 90
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
petermac
Waltham MA
Aug 11, 2014

cant beat for the price

Went to Newport for a couples weekend. The hotels in Newport can be very pricey so we opted for a cheaper hotel further from downtown and this hotel was just we were looking for. Close to downtown and honestly we only slept in the room and didn't partake in the amenities. The beds are very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jinsan
Woburn, MA
Jul 19, 2014

Great hotel for a trip to Newport

Everything was wonderful....the only complaint is that the Wi-Fi dropped out quite frequently. The staff is great and the restaurant was a pleasant surprise!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Red Parrot is a nice take

Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Newport Regular
Boston, MA
Jul 7, 2014

Place to lay your head

Location is ok, but have to drive to town. Staff was tough to deal with on checkin. Good price, but worth the extra money to stay closer to town

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mum's Avis
Boston, MA
Jul 3, 2014

Penultimate Western

As other reviewers have said, it's a Best Western, not a Sheraton - you get what you would expect for the money. We were on the ground floor, and one could easily hear conversations outside, but that's survivable. The room was clean and comfortable. The one BIG drawback was that the bathroom floor was treacherously slippery! We booked an accessible room for my mom, who has mobility issues, and that was very scary for her. My niece actually fell down because the floor was so slick! We found that, when wearing shoes, sliding carefully along the floor was safer than just walking. Barefoot, if the floor was dry, was a bit better. For us, though, with the mobility issues at the forefront, the slippery floor is a deal breaker. In all likelihood, We won't stay there again, though I would not discourage some other nimble person from doing so.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
James WH
West Hartford, CT
Jun 28, 2014

Great location.

Great location along with a great price. Nice bar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Newport Grand slots right across the street.

Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach513
Indiana
Jun 16, 2014

What can i say, it's a best western.

You cannot walk into downtown Newport from here. Everything here was nice and clean, beds were super comfortable. Walls are a bit thin, heard some drunk folks running up and down the hall screaming around midnight and it sounded as if they were in our room. The front desk was wrong about the cab situation to town, said it would take 30-45 minutes to find a cab so we might as well just wait for their shuttle. Well, we called a cab and one showed up within 5 minutes. Maybe they wanted us to pay for their shuttle instead, maybe we got lucky.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Taylor C
Nashville, TN
Jun 10, 2014

Average Hotel Stay

We were in town for a wedding and needed a place somewhere cheap and close to downtown. This hotel did exactly that, but it just needs to be updated. The walls are very thin and you could hear everything from the rooms beside you and the hallway. I could also smell smoke like the hallways hadn't been cleaned in a while. Other than that, it was an easy place to get to and a nice location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jasmine Exalb
New York City
Jun 9, 2014

pleasant

My friend and I wanted to spend a weekend in Newport without spending too much money unnecessarily. This was the best value for us. Yes we had to drive or take cabs to town but they were short and inexpensive (especially in comparison with the rates of the hotels in the center of town) Staff was friendly, room was clean. No complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

short drive from the beach, from the center of town

Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nataliy
NY
May 29, 2014

noisy motel

We stay for Memorial day weekend. No activities in the walking distance, but not that far to drive. Motel type accomodation. Good bed and mattress, but safe was not working, and no soundproof what so ever. We can hear every movement outdoor,and in the rooms above and next to us

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jackie teach
Marlboro, New Jersey
Apr 21, 2014

Newport visit

The rooms were standard. Clean and neat. The location is great, minutes from the warf and mansions by car. Close to highways for visits to wineries. Best part is the on-site restaurant and bar. Great food and very reasonably priced. Excellent price for the area!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
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