I have stayed at the Best Western Mainstay Inn in Newport, RI over the New Year's Eve 2008. I have received a great price for the room, which is hard to get in Newport, especially over New Year's Eve or any other holiday. The location of the hotel is not ideal, because it is quite far from the downtown of Newport (about 1-1.5 mile). It is located right across the Grand Casino and the Navy Base. But my husband and i don't mind the walk, especially that it is quite scenic, so the distance was not a problem. Now if it comes to the service we had received, it was exceptional! We dined in their restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Great food for unbelievable price! (queen size prime rib with P+V, rolls and salad for $9.95--CAN'T BEAT THAT!!!)
Would most certainly recommend the hotel!