William Gyles Guesthouse, Newport, RI
Volvo Sailboat Racing in Newport Harbor, Newport, RI
Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI
The Elms, Newport, RI
Front of William Gyles International Guest House, the Newport International Hostel

The guesthouse is now closed for the season

We wish you a lovely fall and winter
and
hope to see you sometime next summer!

 (Updated 9/9/2020)


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!

The Coffee Grinder on Bowen's Wharf at night, Newport, RI

For up to date information on the status of major Newport County events in 2020, click here


Newport International Hostel owner, Merrilee, has traveled solo over the years all over the world and has related her adventures on numerous travel blogs. You can read about some of these adventures on her travel blogs.

Accommodations available in the guesthouse:
Room with one queen bed, one twin bed and private bath
includes laundry facilities and deck.

Please wear a mask, Newport, RI

Coronavirus guidelines for travelers in the USA as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At the William Gyles Guesthouse we follow Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol for the cleaning of rooms and areas of the house which guests are exposed to.

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.


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 from downtown Newport (seasonal schedule). For the latest updates visit www.seastreak.com


An outdoor Farmer's Market is every Wednesday during the summertime in Newport on Memorial Drive between downtown Newport and Easton's Beach (First Beach). It is along the road in a shady park area. See the variety of things the farms on our island are producing. Enjoy delicious choices of home baked goods, and more!

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 |