Best Western The Mainstay Inn
Address: South Kingstown, Rhode Island, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, RI 02840
Newport This Newport property is located near Naval War College Museum. Another nearby point of interest is Easton Beach. Swimming pool Recreational amenities at Best Western The Mainstay Inn include a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Other amenities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a business center. Cable/satellite TV Guestrooms have cable television, free local calls, and air conditioning; rooms also include coffee/tea makers, shower/tub combinations, and hair dryers.
Property amenities24-hour front deskAir-conditioned public areasATM/bankingAudio-visual equipmentBallroom(s)Number of floors: 4Banquet facilitiesBar/loungeBreakfast available (surcharge)Business centerBusiness servicesCoffee shop or caféComplimentary newspapers in lobbyConcierge deskConference room(s)Dry cleaning/laundry serviceElevator/liftEvent cateringExhibit spaceFitness equipmentInternet access in public areas - complimentaryInternet access in public areas - high speedInternet access - wirelessLaundry facilitiesMeeting rooms (small groups)Multilingual staffNumber of rooms: 199Parking (free)PatioRestaurant(s) in hotelRoom service (limited hours)Security guardSuitable for childrenSwimming pool - outdoor seasonalWedding services
Room amenitiesAir conditioningIn-room safeBlackout drapes/curtainsTelevision - Cable serviceCable/satellite TVClock radioCoffee/tea makerComplimentary toiletriesExtra towels/beddingExtra towels/bedding in roomFree local callsHair dryerInternet access - complimentaryInternet access - high speedInternet access - wirelessIron/ironing boardRefrigerator (on request)Rollaway bedsShower/tub combinationTelephoneVoice mailWake-up callsWindow opens
water problemsThe location of the hotel was good for us. In the room for the first time, there was a perfume smell that appeared to be there to mask a musty odor pervading the room. Opening the window helped a little bit. That aside, the room seemed nice enough. But the sound of water running through pipes would kick in frequently during the night and late evening. The bed was comfortable, and we slept well. The next morning, turning on the shower, the pipes started vibrating very loudly when the temperature of the water was adjusted to more or less the right spot. A jackhammer sound through the wall. One could avoid this by taking a cold shower. One quick, cold shower down, my partner tried to take his shower. In the middle of washing his hair, the water shut off, apparently because the room above or next to us had turned their water on, siphoning off all the water. We complained at the desk, and asked that room not be cleaned so they would not spray more perfume. The next morning, the shower was exactly the same.Rating:3
MehAverage - on everything. Less expensive than most places in Newport. Food at the bar/restaurant was not the best. Bus access to downtown was good and easy. But taxi service on a busy weekend in tough. Next time, well pay more and stay downtown.Rating:4
Great - except...Best shower I have ever had in a hotel!! Only down side - I left my own pillow and very specialized pillow case at the hotel and when I returned several days later it was not there! The head of housekeeping told me "no one ever comes back to claim pillows".
Travelers tip on saving a few bucksVery good rateRating:2
OK for the priceThe whole place smelled musty. Close to downtown Newport and for the price Id say its ok as long as your not staying in the room other than to sleep.Rating:5
Pleasantly SurprisedWe arrived late, so the night crew at the main desk wasnt as "cheery" as the day staff might have been. But overall, we were pleasantly surprised by the size and cleanliness of the room.Rating:4
Okay placeOur room was clean, large and comfortable, but certainly not luxurious. It was initially hard to find because the signs were poor. It was fine for what we needed. We appreciated having the microwave and decent size fridge in our room.Rating:4
Nice hotel for the moneyroom was clean and we have stay at this hotel before.Rating:4
Best Western NewPortHotel was clean and a good stay for the price. Close to town and has a restaurant and bar on site.Rating:5
Great Hotel!!!This is a great place to stay! I found it to be very convienient to area attractions, easy to get in and out of Newport. It was very clean,the room was very spacious and the staff friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it.Rating:5
cant wait to go backWe had so much fun and enjoyed have ing a bar in the hotel.Rating:4
very impressednice views,good food,very friendly.Rating:4
great location for the pricegreat price, comfy bed,some dust on ac unit and lamps. friendly staff.would go back again as the price was great.Rating:4
Pleasant SurpriseHotel was very close to downtown Newport and we had a lovely suite with several windows for our week long stay which gave us lots of room to spread out. The pool was nice but didnt have many lounge chairs, the restaurant was ok, and the guest computer was incredibly slow. But because of our great room we had a terrific stay and would definitely go back.Rating:4
Excellent value for the moneyI only had one minor problem with the hotel. We went with another couple and were in rooms 121 and 123, right off the lobby and next to the back doorway. As soon as you opened the door to Room 121 there was a Lysol/chemical-type smell which my husband thought it was stagnant water but Im not sure. It thought it might be something for cleaning since the cleaning equipment was right next to that room. It was my sisters room and she didnt mind it so much and it did seem to disappear after a while, but it would have bothered me if it was my room.
Travelers tip on recreational activitiesThe casino across the street was fun!!! We went there every night.Rating:5
Best WesternThe hotel staff was friendly. The room was very nice and comfortable. Very clean bathroom!Rating:4
fairly inexpensive, but not too far from center cityIt was a pleasant stay that was fairly inexpensive and only about 10 mins. from the downtown areaRating:4
Great food - rest of hotel was fairThe restaurant staff and food were great. The nightly dinner specials were very reasonably priced. The rooms were clean, but very cramped with a big wardrobe placed awkwardly in the room instead of a closet. The room had a microwave and refrigerator which was a plus. The only size beds available were double beds, and they were quite uncomfortable. If you are only sleeping 1 person to a bed, it would probably be okay.Rating:4
Great getaway location on the cheapThis was my 4th time staying at this hotel and each time has been great. The hotel is across the street from the slot casino, so theres something to do at all hours. A five minute drive brings you right downtown to the shopping and waterfront area. A ten minute drive will bring you to the mansions and beach. The hotel is right off the highway and easy to find. You will not find a better rate on the island with great proximity! As for the inside of the hotel, the rooms are clean and a decent size. The bathrooms could use some renovating, but for the money, theyre awesome. Id recommend this place over and over again.
Travelers tip on local attractionsAcross the street from a slot casino. 5 mins away from main shopping area. 10 mins away from mansions and beach.Rating:5
emnoyed our stayVery nice, clean hotel close to the navy base.Rating:4
Nice hotelClean and quiet rooms at a reasonable price. Exactly what we needed for a weekend in Newport.Rating:5
suited us perfectlyWe would have liked to be closer to town but it was close enough and the price was right. Id suggest it to friends. THe hotel was brand new and the ladies who worked the desk were helpful.
Travelers tipgo to Zeldas on Thames Street and get coffee @ Empire on Spring Street. AMAZING!Rating:4
Comfortable Place/Good PriceThis was a pleasant hotel to stay at.
Travelers tip on saving a few bucksIts really not to hard to walk all over Newport from this hotel. You can save on parking fees if you walk to the down town area from the hotel. The staff was very helpful with that.Rating:2
Wouldnt recomendNot very clean, no ice or vending machines on second floor. Noisy location. No free breakfast.Rating:5
Very nice stayWe enjoyed our two-night stay. The room was very clean, and the adjoining restaurant/bar was very nice. The desk clerks were extremely helpful and friendly.
Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stayOnce you learn you can catch the bus across the street, getting to the Visitors Center was easy. The best part was the bus only costs $1.75!Rating:5
Good stayGood value for money.Clean. Close to town. Would go back.