Travel: The Hackett Hotel in Marietta, Ohio

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I was recently invited to review The Hackett Hotel in Marietta, Ohio. As many of you know, I am pretty tied up with my 3-month-old, Kara, so I sent my travel correspondents (also known as my parents) in my place. They were happy to sacrifice their weekend to help me out.

Let me just say, I am totally jealous that I was not able to go on this trip, but I loved hearing all about their little getaway.

The following is a guest post by my mom. Meet Brenda, and enjoy learning more about The Hackett Hotel and Marietta, Ohio!

My review of the Hackett Hotel in Marietta, Ohio

My husband and I love taking weekend trips. We especially love getting away to local Ohio destinations! While we have driven through Marietta, Ohio, once or twice, we have never stayed in this scenic Ohio city — not until recently, that is!

We arrived at the Hackett Hotel, in historic downtown Marietta, after a short two-hour-drive from our home. Marietta is at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, and if you’ve never visited this area, let me tell you, it is quite charming.

Marietta, Ohio was the first settlement in the Northwest Territory.

After we checked into the hotel, staff (the folks working at the Hackett were really wonderful) escorted us up a series of steps to our room. Just a note, the stairs are a bit of a jaunt. No big deal for folks in relatively good health, but something to consider, particularly for those with disabilities or other health issues.

We received a tour of the rooms at The Hackett Hotel, all of which are incredibly spacious and absolutely beautiful, but we were really blown away by our suite — the John H. Riley room.

Hackett Hotel Marietta Ohio

What I loved about the room

The Hackett Hotel’s John H. Riley Room is enormous, featuring high ceilings, gorgeous exposed brick, and huge windows that allow warm, beautiful light to bathe the entire suite.

The Hackett Marietta

The decor was classic, with rich colors and fabrics. Antiques were mixed with updated modern amenities, and the suite had a truly unique yet cozy feel.

Part of what I really loved most about our room at The Hackett, believe it or not, were some of the comfortable little details. For instance, we were amazed at how soft and comfortable our bed was. We actually felt rested in the morning, something that is sometimes rare at a hotel!

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Kind of funny, but we were also struck by how soft our towels were — they smelled amazing!

The Hackett Hotel really has a lot to offer, with dining at The Galley, and entertainment at the Adelphia Music Hall right downstairs!

Dining at The Galley Restaurant

We ate at The Galley several times during our stay, and we loved both the dining atmosphere and the incredible food!

Oh, the food. The food! The Loaded Galley Fries were easily the best loaded fries we’ve ever tasted, and my personal favorite dish was the Linguini Primavera, featuring freshly sautéed vegetables, and al dente linguini tossed in a light garlic–butter sauce. Yum.

The Galley Marietta

The Adelphia Music Hall

While we didn’t catch a show at The Adelipha Music Hall, this would be really fun for anyone who loves to have a good time, and loves great music.

Whether you like folk, country, rock, dance, funk, or jazz — you’re sure to find a show to suit your taste at The Adelphia. Check out The Adelphia Music Hall’s website to buy tickets to upcoming shows.

Enjoying historic downtown Marietta

My husband and I enjoy shopping for antiques, so we were really happy to find so many antique shops, craft stores, and other specialty shops within two blocks of The Hackett Hotel. We were really able to find a lot of fun things to do in Marietta.

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Would I recommend a stay at the Hackett Hotel?

Absolutely. In fact, this was truly one of the most memorable hotel stays I’ve had in Ohio.

The rooms are uniquely beautiful, and everything felt so clean, updated, and comfortable. The convenience of The Galley Restaurant downstairs is wonderful, and historic downtown Marietta is just lovely.

A stay at The Hackett Hotel in Marietta, Ohio would make a great “staycation” for my fellow Ohioans (especially with rates starting at just $89), a fun stay for the music-loving younger crowd, or a beautiful place to take a break for travelers who are just passing through.

Hotel accommodations and food were provided at no cost by The Hackett Hotel to facilitate this review. Opinions are genuine, and my own.


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