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





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

Friday the 13th Murder Mystery - October 13

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

January 2018

Melodrama Dinner Theater - January 20th, 2018