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Dublin, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived at the hotel long after dark after a two-hour drive from the Columbus airport. After parking at the adjacent parking lot, I noticed that the hotel was very dark. When I approached the front door and saw so few lights inside, I worried that the hotel was closed, but I tested the door and it opened, so I...

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

This was the first time we did the "Ghost Hunt" tour. We had a great turn out and people really enjoyed it. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a penthouse for the night of our anniversary. The place is beautiful and the room was very comfortable! We loved our stay here and the view of the river is great. I can't wait to go back when it's warmer and take some of the tours!

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

Happy Anniversary! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the king parlor room on the third floor - great views of the river, fantastic location near other restaurants, right by a jogging/biking trail. In warmer weather, the outdoor penthouse balcony deck would be lovely to enjoy. Historic hotel, as other reviewers have noted. Room was decorated with quaint period furniture, and everything was clean. The four poster...

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

I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. I would like to apologize for the unwelcome feel that you received from the front desk staff. I will work with the management staff at the desk to make sure the issue is addressed. I hope that you have the opportunity to stay with us again and hopefully you will experience a much...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The River view was the best thing about The Lafayette. We had the Penthouse king with deck access which required quite a walk thru the maze and up steps to reach it. Coffee only provided in lobby during morning hours and small cups were provided. So if you want a few cups you will need to make more than one...

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

I'm sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience during your stay. We will use your feedback to try to correct the issues so that future guest will have a better experience while staying at the Lafayette. I hope that you will have another opportunity to stay with us again.

Hometown, West Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a company dinner that had probably 150 guests. Ballroom was ok. Food (Buffet) was great. They staffed a cash bar for us and the bartender was very good. After the DJ got to loud we left the ballroom and went to the Riverview Lounge. Great service, great atmosphere. Stayed till 1:00 or 2:00am. Had a great time. Then we...

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to stay. The hotel makes you feel like you took a step back in time. Great location close to lots of shops and restaurants. Lounge in the lobby with great bartenders...Jen and Mary...very friendly and they make you feel very welcomed. Missy at the front desk is great. She has alot of information to share with you...

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are very fortunate to have a lot of amazing people on our staff here at the Lafayette. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel on many trips to Marietta. Always a great stop with very friendly people and excellent food. A nice cozy bar with a view of the river walk/river. Up grading to one of the suites provides much more comfort with lots of room. The main restaurant is ornately decorated with period pieces from the historical...

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

wanatah Indiana
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My husband and I went to Marietta Ohio in October of 2016 to see the many points of history. It rained almost the entire weekend, but we loved Marietta and all of the places there were to see. I had seen the Lafayette Hotel on-line but was a bit apprehensive about booking a room since the hotel is older. Well,...

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Mary has been with us for around 15 years. We are very lucky to have her on our staff. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a charming hotel on the river in downtown Marietta. The staff are friendly and parking is adjacent or on the street. The hotel is quirky - decor can range from 'riverboat period' to 'art deco'. This is part of the charm of the hotel for me. The hotel is dated and in need of updating, but it is...

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Marietta.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • 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: $93 - $844 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lafayette 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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“Ask for one with a view”
 of 5 bubbles EveSp, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“queen parlor or king parlor rooms are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles armyguy62, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Riverside rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles rblackburn85, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“our room was quiet and had a "partial" river view.”
 of 5 bubbles Linden1022, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Call the front desk to ask for a room based on your criteria. The corner river view rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles 4wwtravel, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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