William Gyles Guesthouse, Newport, RI
Band playing at Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI
Outdoor dining on Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI
Harbor looking toward Trinity Church Steeple, Newport, RI

About the Guesthouse

William Gyles House
federal style house, circa 1830

Celebrating 22 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.

Following are accommodations being offered in the guesthouse:
Each spacious room has one queen bed and one twin bed
in-suite Private Bathroom

Large bedrooms
Private deck
Cozy lounge area w/local tourist information
No curfew (24 hour access)
Laundry facility
Book exchange
Visa, MasterCard accepted
Free Internet access
Free street parking nearby

Meet the Staff

Merrilee Zellner in Essouria Morocco
Merrilee Zellner Climbing to New Heights in Mexico
Introducing Merrilee Zellner, Guesthouse Owner and General Manager

I am originally from Seattle, Washington. After many years of living in various parts of the east coast of the USA and overseas, I settled in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island.
I have traveled solo worldwide throughout most of my adult life, usually staying in budget accommmodations. I welcome you to enjoy reading some of the blogs I have written about these adventures.

While managing the HI Boston Hostel in Massachusetts in the early '90's, I frequently visited the nearby resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, and fell in love with it. The high price of accommodations and the wonderful summer activities and festivals that Newport offers, made me realize that the beautiful City-by-the sea could use more budget accommodations. In 2002 I purchased the historic William Gyles House in downtown Newport and the William Gyles Guesthouse was born.

The William Gyles Guesthouse has been owned and operated by Merrilee Zellner for the past 22 years.

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