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 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

Farmers Market - Every Tuesday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Farmers Market brings handmade goods and homegrown produce into the heart of downtown Marietta, Ohio. The Farmers Market encourages community members to support small business, build relationships with growers and makers, and promote nutritional food choices through education.



Lafayette Hotel - Father’s Day Magic Show & Sunday Brunch June 18th 12:00 PM to 2 PM

Enjoy a day out of close-up magic tricks, as you enjoy fine dining with live tableside entertainment.


Marietta Riverfront Roar July 7 – 9th


Marietta Sweet Corn Festival July 14 – 15th


Marietta Riverfront Roar July 7 – 9th


Jumping for Smiles July 7-8th


Harmar Days July 29 – 30th


Marietta Riverfront Roar July 7 – 9th


Rivers, Trails & Ales Festival August 10 – 13th


Washington County Fair - September 1st – 5th

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival - September 8th – 10th


Lowell Octoberfest – October 6 -7

Fall Foliage Driving Tours October 14 – 15

Marietta Zombie Fest October 27th

Lafayette Hotel Halloween Party – October 28th


Evening at the Museum November 17th

Lafayette Hotel Thanksgiving Buffet November 23rd

Small Business Saturday November 25th


Holiday Loft Tour December 1st

Merry-Etta Moonlight Savings Sale – December 2nd

Christmas at the Museum – December 9th

Lafayette Hotel New Year’s Eve Party