William Gyles Guesthouse, Newport, RI
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Private Rooms

Weekday rates start at $59 double occupancy
Seasonal, weekend, & special event rates apply

If you try to book online and find no availability, contact us by email.
We may still have rooms available


 (Updated  9/22/17)

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 in Europe during the winter of 2017. You can view her adventures on her travel blog.

Following are the various accommodations available in the guesthouse:
Room with one queen bed, one twin bed and shared bath.
Private 2 bedroom, 1½ bath apartment.
Includes well-appointed kitchen, spacious living room, laundry facilities and private deck.


Every Wednesday (starting May 17th) in Newport there is an outdoor Farmer's Market on the shady walk between downtown and 1st Beach. There are lots of delicious choices of home baked goods, hot prepared foods, live music, and more!

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

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.

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 |