Best Western The Mainstay Inn  2 stars

151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, United States, 02840-1310  show mapSave
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Best Western Mainstay Inn is a 2-star grand property that offers beautiful accommodation steps away from Touro Synagogue, Secret Garden Walking Tour and Firehouse Theater. Since 1986, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Newport.

Its location steps away from a port allows to see museums and colleges in Newport. 30 minutes away from Newport city center.

The hotel is placed next to casinos and restaurants. You can make use of a casino, a cocktail lounge and an outdoor swimming pool on site as well.

30 minutes by car from T. F. Green airport.


The hotel offers 280 rooms. All of them feature a work desk, a seating area, a microwave, air conditioning and cable TV. Guestrooms offer elegant interior and carpet floor.


Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. American dishes are served in the full service restaurant. At the relaxing beach bar guests will enjoy a selection of cocktails.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


Guests at Best Western Mainstay Inn can take advantage of a lift, a safe deposit box and free parking and such services as dry cleaning, wedding services and a wake up service.


The hotel’s fitness center has a gym and fitness classes.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   199.

City Center Newport - 1.3 mi
Airports T. F. Green Airport (PVD) - 16.2 mi, New Bedford (EWB) - 21.8 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Bishop's 4th Street Diner (cuisine: American) - 500 ft, Mama Leone's (cuisine: Italian, Pizza) - 1400 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free transportation
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Designated smoking area
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • High speed internet access
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Cable TV
  • Analog data port
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone



from  11 am


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Size: 305 sq. feet
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    Size: 380 sq. feet
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      Best Western The Mainstay Inn LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Fort Adams Foundation
        1.4 mi
      • Cliff Walk
        1.8 mi
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        1.2 mi
      Places of interest
      • Touro Synagogue
        1.4 mi
      • Kiddie Bumper Boat Inc
        3000 ft
      • Ryan Family Amusement Ctr
        1.5 mi
      • Museum of Newport History
        1.2 mi
      • Artillery CO of Newport
        1.3 mi
      • Newport Restoration Foundation
        1.3 mi
      • Rose Island Light House Fndtn
        1.6 mi
      • Newport Art Museum
        1.7 mi
      • Newport Exploration Ctr
        1.8 mi
      • International Tennis Hall-Fame
        2.0 mi
      • Brenton PT State Park
        1.4 mi
      • Newport Recreation Dept
        1.7 mi
      • Newport City Recreation Dept
        1.7 mi
      • Saint Joseph's Parish Hall
        1.1 mi
      • Jewish Community Ctr
        1.3 mi
      • Oceancliff Hotel and Resort
        1.4 mi
      Universities, Institutes
      • Community College of RI
        1.2 mi
      Military facilities
      • Naval Station Newport
        1.3 mi
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • Newport Hospital
        4300 ft
      • Easton's Beach
        1.8 mi
      • Newport Marina
        1.9 mi

      Local Attractions

      • Hunter House
        1.2 mi
        54 Washington Street, Newport
      • Trinity Church
        1.3 mi
        Queen Anne Square, Newport
      • Museum of Newport History
        1.3 mi
        127 Thames Street, Newport
      • Touro Synagogue
        1.4 mi
        85 Touro Street, Newport
      • St. Mary's Catholic Church
        1.5 mi
        12 Williams Street, Newport

      Near the hotel

      • Naval War College Museum
        4300 ft
        686 Cushing Road, Newport

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Bishop's 4th Street Diner

        71% likes this, based on 27 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        500 ft
        184 Admiral Kalbfus Rd
      • Mama Leone's

        50% likes this, based on 58 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

        1400 ft
        150 Connell Hwy Ste 1

        Phone: (401) 847-7272

      • Cilantro Mexican Grill

        76% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican

        1400 ft
        163 Connell Hwy
      • Subway

        64% likes this, based on 35 reviews
        Cuisine: Delicatessen, Fast Food
        Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

        1500 ft
        188 Connell Hwy

        Phone: 401-849-2118

      • Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub

        65% likes this, based on 19 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Hamburgers
        Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

        1600 ft
        199 Connell Hwy

        Phone: 401-849-9969

      Best Western The Mainstay Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western The Mainstay Inn

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 108 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple

        Running out of space in the "not liking" section. ... I asked to take the charge off and when I get the receipt I noticed that the charge is still there. I ask to revise the amount and the lady says "sure, I see, there's a mistake". After about two minutes she gives me a new receipt with a higer(!) total amount. Seriously, how wrong does it get? Apparently, initially the amount was taken off was greater by 2 dollars, so I ended up paying higher price at the end than it was in my initial invoice. And that all after I was placed in the room of wrong type!

        Very disappointed experience. I reserved a king bed but was placed in a room with two twin beds. The staff was very unprofessional telling that "don't worry the rate is the same". I had a reservation for the room of specific type, and telling me that the wrong type of room is the same price is an insult! The staff didn't even try to offer to make my stay more comfortable. Banging on the door in the morning by the cleaning is also not welcomed. Upon checkout there's a creepy policy of adding an extra $1.50 charge for using deposit box that wasn't even mentioned verbally. Good thing I've read a the posted sign about this "policy" and an option to request to take the charge off. See other section to continue...

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Thank you--the rooms were very clean, comfortable, and well-kept. I and my friend truly appreciated the shuttle service around town. Driving around Newport as a tourist would have been a mind-bender, and the fee was very reasonable when compared to the cost of gas and parking.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        the room was good size, we had the King suite. Bed comfortable and room was clean.

        Service was slow when we ordered lunch and an error was made with my order.It was not busy at this time, just wanted a sandwich to take out to the pool

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        King size bed, very clean non smoking room. Would recommend.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Nice staff--restaurant personnel were very friendly. Housekeeping staff were very resposive to our requests (new hairdryer to replace one that was making terrible noises, for example). Although rooms are not luxurious, they are clean, comfortable and pleasant. Much less expensive than other hotels in the area for this time of year (June).

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The hotel was very good. The room was spacious and more than comfortable - We were very happy. Thank you!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        no bed bugs and bed ok comfortable

        the corridor smelled and the key did not work

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        It was simple, clean and the staff was helpful when we needed a taxi.

        It was over-priced and check-out could've been more friendly.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Nothing. It was out of the way. When returning back to room after being out all day found the door open. The staff tried to say we left it open. Did not want to know.

        A poor hotel. Not very up on security. Outside doors allowed to be wedged open with towels.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Very convenient to downtown Newport, RI.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        it would have been perfect if we had had connecting rooms. the hotel has a small swimming pool, and they could do better in creating some nice atmosphere there (it all looks a bit cold, even when temp gets over 90°...)Nevertheless, the rooms are clean, parking is easy, and New Port is only a short drive....

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Refrigerator in the room and plenty of space in the room itself.

        Fitness facility did not open until 8AM.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Good sized room and large, large bed.

        Very difficult to exit the driveway from the Hotel onto the highway. Funcky smell in room upon arrival, disappeared once we turned the air conditioning on. The room needed another light at the hall closet area.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        The rooms are not sound proof. That a hotel would be built with two floors that are not soundproofed floor to floor or side to side is absurd and simply cheap and appalling. I do not stay in a hotel to share my rented space with people who stay up late and party. I hated the hotel for that reason. cheap and worse!!!!!!!!

        Not one damned thing did I like about the Best Western which I usually favor. In this case bw was awful experinece all the way. I hate the hotel.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        The staff was professional and informative and moved quickly to accomodate us. The Hotel entrance has a nice,clean,upscale look to it and makes a great first impression. This Hotel was extremely busy and seemed to have a good reputation. The location was perfect as the downtown area was only a few miles away for eating out and shopping.

        • Average rating
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