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The Lafayette

101 Front Street, Marietta, OH 45750
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Marietta
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrible food and service. There is an odor of mold as well. The kitchen staff was nice enough but appearance unclean. Mediocre to bad experience. I will never stay here again. Don't waste your good money on mediocre food and service.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Lafayette is certainly an experience that you should visit. With an upgrade you can get a view of the river that passes on the right side. But the care of the hotel is marginal and the rooms smell of dampness or mold. The price is right at $85 and up but my suggestion is to tour the hotel and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Lafayette Hotel is an old and charming place to stay. The floors in our room were slanted some, but everything was clean, our bed was comfortable, and the shower had one of those rain shower heads, which we like. The hotel is decorated in a riverboat theme, with lots of historic photos, paintings, etc. around in the lobby level.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a almost 100 year old hotel, it is not the Hampton Inn or the Hilton Garden Court.It is not a state of the art hotel. The hallways need to be updated. The room are small but comfortable, we had a small suite. It was really nice to have two bathrooms and two TVs. I really liked the 50s/60s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just enter the lobby of this hotel and you will be carried back to Steamboat Days. The sitting areas allow for conversation or observation. If you like "turn of the century" then you should enjoy the bar. Best of All is the Ohio River just outside the entrance where you can walk, sit, or watch the geese and boats go... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible venue cannot have outside food & theres is terrible so many rules over priced and not so nice every floor has a different smell the main floor smells like sewer the rest smells musty & is way out dated & over priced all of our guests chose to stay elsewhere would never go to again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a historic hotel and could use some updating, but overall it was clean, comfortable, and charming. We loved that we could walk to all the attractions in Marietta from the hotel, plus loved being on the river. There's a great park right next to the hotel and we took camp chairs and sat out there one night and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located near the juncture of the Muskingam and the Ohio Rivers, the Lafayette Hotel stands like an imperial but tired queen that guards times past. Its views are terrific, its rooms comfortable, its lobbies grand with period furnishings. But its colors are somewhat faded, its floors a bit dusty. What would bring the Lafayette up to speed would be a... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

the Lafayette is almost 100 years old sitting on the banks of the Ohio River ... when entering the lobby you get the feeling you entered the 1930's from the decor and architecture ... yet everything works well from plumbing, AC/heat and a gracious staff ... leave your car in the free parking lot and go walk the lovely town... More 

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Great Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We held a rehearsal diner in the Sternwell room. The atmosphere of the historic hotel was wonderful. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. we made arrangements for the diner from long distance so my wife and I were a little anxious about what we would expect. Everything turn out perfectly. They allowed us plenty of time to set room... More 

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