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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Returned to the Lafayette for about the 10th time. As always, we love the old historic hotel. It doesn't have some of the amenities of the chains, but the charm of the place more than makes up for it. There for three nights, we received either a free traditional breakfast (eggs & bacon, sausage or ham) or $5.00 off anything... More 

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Evans, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love staying at this hotel for the River Front Roar. It is a very old historic hotel. Our room is always clean. We did have a hiccup this time with our smoke alarm battery beeping in the middle of the night and they did not have a 9 volt replacement. I was NOT happy about the wonderful beeping at... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting historic hotel right on the Ohio River. The room we stayed in was huge. It had a very large living area with a TV, dining room, and a sleeper sofa. There was a separate bedroom with two queen beds, 1-1/2 baths and a very small kitchen area. The beds were comfortable, but the window air conditioner was quite... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to live in Marietta and wanted to bring the grandsons to experience the Ohio River and the surrounding area. The hotel staff were always helpful and exceptional. A complementary delicious breakfast was served each morning. The bar was a beautiful place to talk and have a drink before retiring for the evening. It exudes character. Beautiful antiques and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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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Asheville, North Carolina, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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 June 14, 2015

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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