— The Lafayette Hotel —

a grand riverboat era establishment and a historical landmark

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A Historical Escape


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.


The Lafayette Hotel takes great pride in our riverboat heritage and we would like to share our passion for this era with you. We offer 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.


Celebrating our 100th anniversary



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My wife and I have stayed at this hotel 2 times. Both stays have been a wonderful experience. It is a historic hotel with lots of charm. The rooms have always been very clean and well maintained. The beds have been very comfortable. It does offer a safe in the room. The hotel is over 100yrs old so you may experience a squeaky floor board or 2 and a little slant in the hall way. The check in and check out has always been pleasant and quick. We had breakfast in the Gun Room and it offers an omelette station made to order and plenty of good food. The hotel is an easy walking distance to everything the City of Marietta and the river has to offer.
— armyguy62, TripAdvisor