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 open for the season! 

Spacious private rooms with in-suite private baths
Best value in downtown Newport waterfront area
Free street parking is available nearby

Click on the "Availability/Booking" link above for availability

Hope to see you soon!!
 (Updated 5/11.24)


Celebrating 20 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. 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!

People strolling on Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI

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


Lake Street Dive performs at Newport Jazz FestivalThe historic and exciting Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival are back again this summer at Fort Adams in Newport!

Listen to legendary performers and new, up-and-coming stars!
Newport Folk Festival 2024 - July 26-28 www.newportfolk.org
The Newport Folk Festival is often considered one of the first modern music festivals in America.

Newport Jazz Festival 2024 - August 2-4 www.newportjazz.org Audience at Newport Jazz Festival
The Newport Jazz Festival has been a tradition in Newport since 1954.
For a photo tribute to jazz impresario and festival producer George Wein and his festivals visit www.williamgylesguesthouse.com/festivals.htm on this website.

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


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.


Boats in Newport to Bermuda Race
Newport Bermuda Race, June 21, 2024

The Newport Bermuda Race, held every two years, was founded in 1906.
On June 21, this year’s international event is expected to have close to 200 boats departing from Newport for Bermuda, the “Jewel of the Atlantic.” Newport will be a hub of activity during the week of departure as boaters from around the world prepare for the race. Join us for some excitement! www.BermudaRace.com

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


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!
aquidneckcommunitytable.org/aquidneck-growers-market


William Gyles Guesthouse 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.

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 |