Welcome to The Lafayette Hotel - a grand riverboat era establishment and a historical landmark.

Here on the banks of the Ohio River today, you can view the same magical beauty that fascinated early settlers in 1788, as evidenced by inscriptions in the letters of Rufus Putnam, a colonial military officer during the French and Indian War, and a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

"A country of most pleasant climate and of the rarest beauty and enduring charm."

The Lafayette Hotel takes great pride in our riverboat heritage and we would like to share our passion for this era with you. The Lafayette offers impeccable service, exquisite food, guest rooms that have been host to many dignitaries, and the largest banquet facilities in the area with a staff to help plan your special event. Let us welcome you - after all, we've been preparing for your visit for over 100 years.


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Upcoming Events

Evening at the Museum - November 17th

Lafayette Hotel Thanksgiving Buffet - November 23rd

Small Business Saturday - November 25th

Marietta Lighted Holiday Parade - November 25th

Holiday Loft Tour - December 2nd

First Friday's Celebration in Downtown Marietta - Dec 1st

Breakfast With Santa in the Gun Room Restaurant - December 2nd

Merry-Etta Moonlight Savings Sale – December 1st

Holistic Psychic Fair - December 3rd

Pasta with Santa in the Gun Room Restaurant Dec 9th

Christmas at the Museum – December 9th

Secret Santa Benefit Craft Show in the Sternwheel Ballroom - December 10th

New Stock Christmas Auction in the Sternwheel Ballroom - December 15th

Lafayette Hotel New Year’s Eve Party - December 31, 2017

Melodrama Dinner Theater - January 20th, 2018