William Gyles Guesthouse, Newport, RI
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Private Rooms

Weekday rates start at $150 double occupancy

Seasonal, weekend, & special event rates apply

If you try to book online and find no availability, contact us by email
We may have a room available

 (Updated 5/15/19)

Celebrating 14 years of welcoming guests to Newport, the historic “William Gyles House” is located in the heart of Newport's famed Yachting Village in downtown Newport. This guesthouse is designed specifically with budget-minded, but discerning guests in mind. It is inviting with comfortable accommodations. Inside amenities include a common room and travel book library. Outside amenities include a private deck and yard with garden. Just beyond our guesthouse doors, explore hundreds of years of American history on foot or by trolley. Stroll the waterfront with its wide variety of enticing restaurants and outdoor cafes, vibrant nightlife and eclectic shopping.

Newport, the City-by-the-Sea, is a world-class destination known for outstanding sailing, beautiful beaches and Guilded Age mansions. Located on the southern tip of beautiful Aquidneck Island, it's a wonderful get-a-way after an exhilarating time in New York City or Boston. Come experience the magic!

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William Gyles Guesthouse owner Merrilee traveled on a solo journey around Eastern Europe, specifically Budapest and Ukraine this past winter. You can view her adventures on her travel blog.


Block Island high speed ferry departs and returns frequently from downtown Newport (during the summer). For summer schedule visit www.blockislandferry.com For more information on nearby Block Island visit www.blockislandinfo.com


Providence - Newport Ferry departs and returns frequently from downtown Newport (May 24 - October 14, 2019). For schedule visit www.seastreak.com

Following are accommodations available in the guesthouse:
Room with one queen bed, one twin bed and shared bath
includes shared well-appointed kitchen, spacious living room, laundry facilities and deck.


12 Meter Boats racing, Newport, RI12 Metre World Championship sailng regatta
July 8-13, 2019 www.12mrworlds.com
The 2019 Worlds in Newport will be the largest-ever gathering of 12 Metres in the U.S. The regatta will host 24 teams from seven countries. Some of the 12 metre yachts that will be racing competed in the “Golden Era” of America’s Cup history (between 1958 and 1983).

This event will be held in conjunction with the New York Yacht Club’s 175th Anniversary Regatta, which will be held July 15-20, 2019.

Newport is situated on an island midway between New York City, Boston and Cape Cod. Newport is accessible by car or bus. There is frequent bus service between Providence, Rhode Island, and Newport on RIPTA for $2. Approximate travel time by car to NYC, 3 hours; Boston, 1 ½ hours; Cape Cod, 2 hours, Providence, 1/2 hour. For directions by bus, car or train click here.


Newport Jazz Festival- Main Stage, Newport, RI 2011The historic and exciting Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival are coming soon to Fort Adams in Newport! Listen to legendary performers and new, up-and-coming stars! Say hello to jazz impresario and festival producer George Wein as he cruises the grounds of the festivals in his electric Wein Machine.
Newport Folk Festival 2019 – July 26-28
The annual Newport Folk Festival is often considered one of the first modern music festivals in America and remains a focal point in the ever-expanding genre of "folk" music
Newport Jazz Festival 2019 – Aug. 2-4
The Newport Jazz Festival has been a tradition in Newport since 1954.
For a photo tribute to George and his festivals visit the festivals page on this website.

The William Gyles Guesthouse has been owned and operated by Merrilee Zellner for the past 15 years.

William Gyles Guesthouse, 16 Howard Street, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA  (401) 369-0243 |