BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, RI 02840-1310
Phone: 401/849-9880   |   Fax: 401/849-4391   |   199 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Slip away to the Newport Beaches for a day of relaxation and enjoying all the beauty of the Atlantic, just a short drive from this Newport hotel.

Whether guests are here for an event like a special lecture at Salve Regina University, or a visiting professor who needs an extended stay at a Newport hotel, our property offers the best in amenities and location.

For quick getaways to longer stays, our helpful staff is committed to making each guest feel at home. In between campus events, discover everything the region has to offer like the excitement of the Newport Grand Casino.

Known for the gorgeous Newport Mansions, this part of Rhode Island is the ultimate getaway destination. A favorite for big events like weddings and military reunions, an on-site restaurant makes catering and fine dining simple. However, it’s also the ideal place to start an evening out with a beautiful cocktail lounge serving up the best in mixology.

Business travelers make use of the free meeting facilities. This Newport hotel regularly welcomes military families in town for the US Navy Base in Newport, RI, or guests here for an event at the Naval War College.

Whether it’s a local business meeting or a weekend trip for out of town guests, you’ll have everything you need. See the sights of historic downtown Newport on a guided tour, or try out Viking Tours, the local boating tours company for a new perspective on Rhode Island.

The hotel has facilities where guests can host rehearsal dinners and enjoy brunches, private parties and reunions, and we are happy to accommodate larger groups. This is the closest Best Western to the Navy Base and minutes from downtown.

Reserve your incredible trip to Newport today, starting with a booking at BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail Lounge with big screen television
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Meeting facilities meeting space for 10 to 150
  • Banquet facilities featuring wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, brunches, private parties, and reunions
  • Conference services
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Fax services
  • Conference facilities accommodations for small business meeting up to 100 people
  • Catering
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Business center
  • Mail services
  • Wedding services Wedding Blocks available. Now booking reservations for Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, and Post Wedding Brunches - please call hotel directly
  • Ice/vending machines
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Complimentary USA today
  • Military reunions
  • Exercise facility Open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Treadmill
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Guest laundry per wash and dry - self service
  • Safe deposit box available upon request
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms

BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

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BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Conveniently located, the best western the mainstay inn in Newport, Rhode Island is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 41.508695  /  Latitude: -71.312805


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: South/West (NY/NJ/CT) 95 North to RI. Take exit 3A. Follow Route 138 (about 23 miles). Cross over two bridges (Jamestown & Newport). Continue straight-do not take any exits. You will come down and exit ramp & see our property on the left. Make a left at the light, and a left into our parking lot at the BEST WESTERN Mainstay Inn.

From: North (Boston) Take 24 south into RI. Follow Route 24 South to 114 South. You will pass through towns of Portsmouth & Middletown. At the end of Route 114 you will come to a four-way intersection, with a Sunoco gas station on your left. Make a right on to Admiral Kalbfus Road go about a half mile and make a right into our parking lot at the BEST WESTERN Mainstay Inn.

From: North (Prov. /T.F. Green) Take 95 South. Stay left & take Exit 9 - Route 4 South. Take 138 East exit. Cross over two bridges (Jamestown & Newport). Continue straight-do not take any exits. You will come down and exit ramp & see our property on the left. Make a left at the light, and a left into our parking lot at the BEST WESTERN Mainstay Inn.

From: From Cape Cod Take 195 West. Take exit 8A to Route 24 South. Follow Route 24 South to 114 South. You will pass through towns of Portsmouth & Middletown. At the end of Route 114 you will come to a four-way intersection, with a Sunoco gas station on your left. Make a right on to Admiral Kalbfus Road go about a half mile and make a right into our parking lot at the BEST WESTERN Mainstay Inn.

BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Brown University

Capital city students in the tiny state of Rhode Island, have a wonderful selection of colleges and universities to choose from. Brown University, located in Providence, was established as one of the nine Colonial Colleges that were chartered after the American Revolution, before United States became a sovereign nation.

This private, Ivy League university was founded by a Baptist Church Association and named, College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. King George III granted the charter for the college in 1764. Three of the sixty signatures on the charter were from the Brown family. The college was renamed Brown University, in honor of the strong connection to the Brown family.

Approximately 6,000 undergraduate students pursue Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from The College, the oldest school at Brown University. The Graduate School offers twenty-three master's programs and forty-three doctoral programs for its 2,000 graduate students. The Warren Alpert Medical School was established in 1811 and is included in Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine.

Ruth J. Simmons has served as the University President since 2001. She was the first African American to be named President of an Ivy League higher education institution. She was also the second woman president of an Ivy League university. Tour the Main Campus, Pembroke Campus, East Campus, the John Carter Brown Library and the John Hay Library, while in town. Stay close to campus, in the Warwick Best Western hotel and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Newport Mansions

An exceptional collection of house museums and landscapes, the Newport Mansions are located in Newport, Rhode Island. Protected by the Preservation Society of Newport County, the mansions add to Newport's reputation for being one of the most historically intact cities in the country.

Various properties in the collection offer visitors educational programs, exhibits, and other activities – all open to the public. Fans of classic architecture will relish in pristine examples of classic Colonial era and Gilded Age design, which help to tell the dynamic story of America's cultural heritage.

Yawgoo Valley Ski Area

Yawgoo Valley Ski Area

Hit Fresh Powder at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area

Skiers in Rhode Island know where to go to have a great time. They travel to the Yawgoo Valley Ski Area, located in Exeter, south of Providence and west of Newport. As the only ski area in the state, Yawgoo Valley Ski Area is a popular destination for residents and visitors in Rhode Island. Year-round fun is had on the resort's 36 acres. Whether skiing during the winter or cooling off in the summer, there is plenty to do.

During the winter, skiers of all levels ride the two chair lifts to reach the fourteen runs. A tow rope and two handle lifts are also available for the beginner areas. Evening snow tubing is a great way to end a day of fun in the snow. Summer-time fun abounds at the resort's water park, featuring 750 feet of water slides and three pools. Cool off in the water and enjoy the summer sun.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.25 mile(s) from Newport Grand Casino, across street
  • 0.25 mile(s) from U.S. Navy Base
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Naval War College
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Historic Downtown Newport, Shopping Center & Waterfront
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Newport Yachting Center, year-round fesivals
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Newport Beaches
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Cliff Walk
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Newport Mansions
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Fort. Adams State Park
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Ocean Drive
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Newport Vineyards

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Middletown, RI
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Jamestown, RI
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Warwick, RI
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Dartmouth, MA
  • 33.00 mile(s) from Providence, RI
  • 75.00 mile(s) from Boston, MA
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Salve Regina University
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Roger Williams University
  • 17.00 mile(s) from University of R.I.

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • 0.00 mile(s) from Newport Grand Casino
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Sailing & Boat Tours, many offered from Bowen's Wharf
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Viking Tours, trolley tours
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Newport Nat. Golf Course

Nearby Restaurants

  • 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.

BEST WESTERN The Mainstay Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Newport. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

July 2014

July 25-27, 2014
Newport Folk Festival Four stages for music and entertainment are erected in Fort Adams State Park for this energetic music festival. Gates open at noon on Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

August 2014

August 1-3, 2014
Newport Jazz Festival Fort Adams State Park fills with jazz music from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of this fun filled festival.

September 2014

September 11-14, 2014
Newport International Boat Show Powerboats and sailboats of every shape and size converge on Newport for display at this esteemed boat show. Don’t feel like getting your sea legs just yet? Feel free to browse the wonderful array of marine products on display land-side. Events take place starting at 10 a.m. each day.
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