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The Lafayette Hotel
A Boutique Hotel

The Lafayette Hotel stands as an illustrious testament to the riverboat era's grandeur, nestled within the heart of downtown Marietta, Ohio. Constructed in 1918, this venerable establishment bears the moniker of Marquis de Lafayette, a revered French military officer who valiantly contributed to the Revolutionary War. He holds the distinction of being the inaugural tourist to grace Marietta's shores, forever etching this hotel and the town itself as enduring landmarks in the annals of history.

With 77 guest rooms, each meticulously adorned in a classical style evoking the hotel's rich riverboat heritage, our accommodations seamlessly blend the charm of a bygone era with the convenience of modernity. Within these rooms, you shall find an array of contemporary amenities at your disposal, including high-speed Wi-Fi, television sets, and coffee makers.

Dining at the Lafayette Hotel is a culinary journey through time and taste. The Gun Room, our esteemed breakfast establishment, offers an exceptional morning reprieve. Meanwhile, the Riverfront Bar & Grill beckons with its relaxed ambiance and captivating vistas of the majestic Ohio River and the Williamstown Bridge. For those with an affinity for the art of coffee, Café Lafayette proudly serves an array of Starbucks beverages and appetizing pastries, all curated to satisfy discerning palates.

In addition to comfortable rooms and great food, The Lafayette Hotel is a sought-after venue for weddings, corporate meetings, and special events. We have various event spaces to accommodate gatherings of all sizes.

The Lafayette Hotel, a cherished landmark centrally-located within Marietta, Ohio, beckons all who seek an extraordinary glimpse into the region's storied past. While preserving the essence of history, we have seamlessly integrated contemporary amenities and services to ensure an unforgettable experience for our esteemed guests.

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Classic and Refined
Hotel Architecture

The design of the Lafayette Hotel is a fusion of the Beaux-Arts and Art Deco styles that were prominent in the early 1900s. The hotel's exterior has ornate elements that are typical of the Beaux-Arts style, including the grand entrance. Meanwhile, the interior features Art Deco design elements such as geometric patterns, hand-painted ceiling, large arched windows, and crystal chandeliers, combined with a nautical theme inspired by river and steamboats. The design of the Lafayette Hotel is a classic and refined representation of the architectural styles of its era.