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

Guesthouse is closed for the winter season

Online booking for spring will be available to book starting in May

Best Value Private Rooms in Downtown
Newport Waterfront Area!

Baths are shared between two rooms
Free street parking is available nearby

Hope to see you in the spring 2020!

 (Updated 10/21/19)


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!

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

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.

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.


Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport, RIBowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival
October 19-20, 2019

Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION (food and beverages can be purchased at vendor booths)
Historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI, will host the 29th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, on October 19th and 20th. Savor the waterfront after the rush of the summer season!
Honoring the “Harvest of the Sea,” the Festival offers fresh, local seafood. There will be live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents. Cafe-style seating will be set up throughout the Wharf

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

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 |