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Valparaiso, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a rare experience and at a good price. Not everything was perfect, but you don't expect that in an old/classic hotel. I fully expected Mark Twain to walk into the lobby! Really enjoyed the stay along the riverfront, the ornate decoration, the historical context, the friendly people, and the wonderful breakfast. The room was quiet, dark, and temp...

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Lafayette hotel on a cold November night. It is a quaint old hotel right next to the Ohio river. First thing we notice was the windows open in the lobby and wondered about that because it we only 36 degrees outside. We got our room key on the 4th floor and went up. The hallway was...

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you had a bad experience during your stay at the Lafayette Hotel. The Hotel is heated with a Boiler and unfortunately the hallways can get quite warm in the winter time. I'm not sure however why you where told that the "furnace is not working right" ?? as I am not aware of any issues we are...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time I have not cooked dinner at home. Hubby made reservation for their thanksgiving buffet. Food was over the top spectacular. Waitor was fabulous, drinks were kept full, plates removed from table has soon has you finished. Could not have ask for any thing better. Was a very comfortable relaxing dinner will do again.

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are so glad you choose the Lafayette Hotel to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner. We hope to see you again next year.

Takoma Park, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My motorcycle buddies and I who enjoy the twisty Southeastern Ohio roads surrounding Marietta ALWAYS choose to stay at The Lafayette. They just don't build them like this anymore. The architecture and old steamboat motifs are incredible. The bar and lounge area takes you back to a completely different era (late 1800's, early 1900's). We had the good fortune to...

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip. We'll probably have to wait for some warming weather before you can visit on your motorcycle.

Melbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An old hotel with an interesting history - the foyer has a lot of exhibits. Staff not overly friendly but efficient. Room a long walk from the elevator. Small, especially with 2 twin beds but beautiful furniture - especially the desk. Had a lovely view of the river. Overall very comfortable.

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Fall is always an amazing time to enjoy the scenic view available here along the riverfront. Your review will help me and my staff to improve things for future guest that come to stay at the Lafayette Hotel. We look forward to seeing you...

Sunbury, Ohio
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the Penthouse Suite 348 over Halloween. Beautiful corner view of the river with a nice breeze. Watched the barges go by nightly. The penthouse is the highest point and has three rooms for availability with a large private rooftop deck accessible for those rooms. Family stayed in one of the other suites and it was like having our...

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Fall is always an amazing time to enjoy the scenic view available here along the riverfront. Your review will help me and my staff to improve things for future guest that come to stay at the Lafayette Hotel. We look forward to seeing you...

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This place is pretty neat. it is cheap as well. It is an old building with a lot of interesting history. The breakfast was quite good. The place has a Mark Twain feel to it. I stayed in a single room and it was made to look and feel like you were in a berth on a riverboat. Overall a...

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback will help me and my staff to improve things for future guest that come to stay at the Lafayette Hotel. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I, my 94 year old mother, and a friend stayed here for two nights. We had been here previously about six years ago. The hotel is charmingly old. Rooms were basically clean. Our river view room with a king bed and stairs to get in it was poorly lit, particularly the bathroom. We could not use a...

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your review will help me and my staff to improve things for future guest that come to stay at the Lafayette Hotel. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I cannot say enough about this grand hotel. Antiques in every room, bar is beautiful. Staff is wonderful. Some hotel rooms are like large apartments. My favorite rooms are 301 and 401. Prices are very fair. Stay 10 times and the next visit is free. The town is charming. You can watch tug boats pushing barges down the Ohio river....

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Captains Club frequent stay program is a great programs for those guest that come back again & again. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

cincinnati
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I spent three nights here and very much enjoyed it. The hotel is a bit worn and dated, but it was very clean. The furnishings are pretty much antique. The bathroom was adequate--quirky decor but very clean with good water pressure. Lighting in the rooms was good. (One of my pet peeves in hotels is stingy lighting.) The staff was...

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Sheila R, General Manager at The Lafayette, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Fall is always an amazing time to enjoy the scenic view available here along the riverfront. Your review will help me and my staff to improve things for future guest that come to stay at the Lafayette Hotel. We look forward to seeing you...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Riverview Lounge
Riverview Lounge
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lafayette Hotel offers a delicate blend of the past and present. Decorated in exquisite Victorian riverboat era furnishing. Enjoy a great meal in the legendary Gunroom Restaurant or in the Riverview Lounge. Just outside awaits beautiful Marietta and all it's Museums & Downtown shops. A stay at the Lafayette is one of the surest ways to travel back in time, to an era when riverboats ruled the waterways. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lafayette

Address: 101 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-3124
Region: United States > Ohio > Marietta
Price Range: RM301 - RM372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lafayette 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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“No great views from the hotel room, but being by the river and sitting in the classic lobby was a reward of its own”
 of 5 bubbles davidrC7258YG, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there could be a good room because of the heat.”
 of 5 bubbles jhdaugh, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“River view rooms are great but it can be along walk from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles StargazerMelbourne, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the river to get the full effect.”
 of 5 bubbles S8954QBbarbarab, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are a few rooms with "captain's walk"-type balconies that face Front Street”
  • A retiring room! My wife opened the door and it is indeed a parlor for freshening up
  • Cool old desk in our room
 of 5 bubbles crm114_discriminator, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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