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Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Located near the juncture of the Muskingam and the Ohio Rivers, the Lafayette Hotel stands like an imperial but tired queen that guards times past. Its views are terrific, its rooms comfortable, its lobbies grand with period furnishings. But its colors are somewhat faded, its floors a bit dusty. What would bring the Lafayette up to speed would be a...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 May 2015

the Lafayette is almost 100 years old sitting on the banks of the Ohio River ... when entering the lobby you get the feeling you entered the 1930's from the decor and architecture ... yet everything works well from plumbing, AC/heat and a gracious staff ... leave your car in the free parking lot and go walk the lovely town...

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CThrasher101, Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your future visits. Thank You Christina Thrasher, Director of Sales

Great Mills, Maryland
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We held a rehearsal diner in the Sternwell room. The atmosphere of the historic hotel was wonderful. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. we made arrangements for the diner from long distance so my wife and I were a little anxious about what we would expect. Everything turn out perfectly. They allowed us plenty of time to set room...

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CThrasher101, Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

My staff and I enjoyed working one on one with you, your family and guests. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your future visits. Thank You Christina Thrasher, Director of Sales

Grand Haven, Michigan
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent one night here while traveling through, and we loved the experience. Our room was the king suite with a balcony overlooking the Ohio River. The wraparound balcony is a wonderful place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee while taking in the scenery along the river. Pros: the furniture is comprised of beautiful antiques. The...

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CThrasher101, Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your future visits. Thank You Christina Thrasher, Director of Sales

Granville, Ohio
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Enjoyed a weekend in scenic Marietta as a family get away. This hotel has much that's of interest, the history, architecture, location. We stayed in a king parlor and had a sweeping view of the river. the room was great, roomy and comfortable with a homey feel. the hotel is old and has charm. the only negative was the young...

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CThrasher101, Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your future visits. Thank You Christina Thrasher, Director of Sales

North Hills, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 1 February 2015

The good: very nice large room, clean, worth the price, nice view, bar on site. Restaurant on site. Very nice friendly wait staff at the Gun Room restaurant. Nice view of the river. Wonderful little shops up and down front street. The Buckley house, very nice place to eat and excellent food and good service. This is a fantastic older...

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Reviewed 14 January 2015

For the past few years I have checked out a few different New Year's Eve packages. The Lafayette was not my first choice this year however after changes in plans it was a delightful option. The Lafayette is a classic riverboat hotel it has a beautiful entry,great bar area and restaurant. Rooms are not the modern sleek rooms most people...

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Ohio
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink on New Year's Eve. Great crowd. Great service from the wait staff. Old building with lots of charm. The locals call in the Lay-Flat. It has great views of the Ohio River and books up years in advance for their annual Sternwheeler festival in September.

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CThrasher101, Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your future visits. Thank You Christina Thrasher, Director of Sales

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Let me begin by telling you what this hotel is not. It is not a reproduction of a riverboat era hotel, it's the real deal, meaning you may see a spot or two of pealing wallpaper or a door jam that doesn't quite match up, or even an unlevel hallway floor. That's all just a part of it's charm. My...

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CThrasher101, Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your future visits. Thank You Christina Thrasher, Director of Sales

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 13 December 2014

I had read the online reviews and must say that this was nothing like what many others said. It was one of the worst and poorly maintained hotels that I have ever stayed in. It could be returned to its glory days, but not without millions of dollars. All of the carpet is old needs repair. The furniture is worn...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Riverview Lounge
Riverview Lounge
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lafayette Hotel offers a delicate blend of the past and present. Decorated in exquisite Victorian riverboat era furnishing. Enjoy a great meal in the legendary Gunroom Restaurant or in the Riverview Lounge. Just outside awaits beautiful Marietta and all it's Museums & Downtown shops. A stay at the Lafayette is one of the surest ways to travel back in time, to an era when riverboats ruled the waterways. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lafayette

Address: 101 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-3124
Region: United States > Ohio > Marietta
Price Range: $91 - $992 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lafayette 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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Lafayette Hotel Marietta
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