The guesthouse is located in a newly-renovated historic home known as the William Gyles House. Free wireless Internet capability is available at the hostel (WIFI). Bicycles are available for hire. Free street parking is nearby.
The dining room/common room is packed with Newport and travel information and other reading materials. The modern common kitchen is equipped with essentials.
In Newport you will have the opportunity to get a taste of America\'s former Colonial life and opulent times of the Guilded Age, enjoy the crashing surf of beautiful beaches, participate in some of the numerous special events and festivals held here, and be a part of Newport\'s vibrant night life. All of this is within walking distance of the guesthouse.
In the summer enjoy world-renowned music festivals, sailing regattas, boat shows, cultural festivals, tennis championships and waterfront food festivals. Special events in winter include Christmas in Newport and seal watching tours. Donï¿½t miss out on the fun!
The guesthouse is owned and operated by the former manager of the HI-USA Boston Hostel, Merrilee Zellner.
Price does not include taxes which are 7%
Walking directions to 16 Howard Street from Newport Transportation & Visitor Information Center:
The Transportation & Visitor Information Center where you will arrive if coming by bus is on America's Cup Avenue. Keeping the water on your right walk about 1/8 mile to where America's Cup feeds into Memorial Drive. Thames St. will be on the right. Take a right on Thames St. The Red Parrot Restaurant will now be on your left. Continue straight for about 8 blocks along the waterfront to Howard St. (on the left). You will pass a Greek Orthodox Church on the left. See Crazy Dough's Pizza shop on the corner of Howard St. then take a left. 16 Howard is the third house on the left - a large blue house with black shutters. (CAUTION: Do not take a left at the Brown/Howard Wharf sign which you will see on your right as you approach Howard St. If you take a left here you will be on Dennison Street. Howard Street is two blocks after this sign on the left) If driving: Howard is a one-way street going towards the waterfront. If driving you will need to take the next left after Howard onto Pope, then left on Spring, then left on Howard. 16 Howard is the third house from Thames St. on the right.
By Bus to Newport: Bonanza Bus lines services Newport. From Boston take a bus from Bonanza Bus Lines (Peter Pan or Bonanza) from South Station to either Providence or Newport. If to Providence, then change to a Rhode Island Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus (this is the cheapest way to travel on public transportation between Newport and Boston). From any other location take a bus to Providence then take a Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) bus to Newport. Follow walking directions above.
By car to Newport: From points north - 95S, exit 4S (south of Providence), to 138E to Newport. From Cape cod - 6W to 195W, to 24S, to 138E to Newport. From points west - 95N to 4S (just before Providence), to 138E to Newport.
By Train, then bus to Newport: Take AMTRAK train to Providence. Change to Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) bus for Newport.
By air to Providence: The T.F. Green airport outside of Providence, RI, is the closest airport to Newport. The best way to get to the William Gyles Guesthouse from the airport is by a minivan shuttle service run by Cozy Cab. Cost from airport to Newport is $20 one way. Ask them to drop you off at the William Gyles Guesthouse in Newport. The people from Cozy Cab may want to drop you off at a hotel near the hostel rather than at the hostel. If so, have them drop you off at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Newport. From there you can get to the hostel by catching a local cab ($4) or by walking 15 minutes along the waterfront (beautiful walk!). This scenario could happen because you are taking an airport "shuttle" which costs $25, not a private taxi, which costs $75. If they drop you off at the hostel when taking the shuttle, thank them profusely because they went out of their way for you and gave you special treatment.
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