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


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

French Wine Dinner - January 19th, 2018

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - January 20th, 2018

Blues Competition - February 16-17, 2018

Blues Festival - March 16-17, 2018

Easter Buffet- April 1st, 2018

Ohio Long Rifle Collectors Association - April 6-8, 2018

Mother's Day Buffet - May 13th, 2018

Riverfront Roar - July 6-8, 2018

Meeting on the River Annual Meeting - July 20-22, 2018

Psychic Fair - August 5th, 2018

Eve Auction - August 24th, 2018

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival September 7-9, 2018

Marietta College Homecoming - Oct 19-21, 2018

Lafayette Hotel's Annual Halloween Party - October 26th, 2018

Psychic Fair - October 28th, 2018

Local Artist Show & Sale - November 2-3, 2018

Thanksgiving Buffet - November 22nd, 2018