The RILEY ROOM
Colonel John H. Riley (1842-1919)
Born in Jackson County, near Ripley, West Virginia, August 2, 1842.
Born and raised in West Virginia, Col. Riley was admitted to the Bar in January of 1869. He proceeded to hold the Deputy Assessor, Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court, Treasurer and Prosecuting Attorney positions for Jackson County, West Virginia. He was elected delegate for the State of West Virginia notably participating in the Thirteenth State Legislature in 1877 in Wheeling, West Virginia, and the Republican National Convention of 1880, which famously nominated Ohio native and “dark-horse nominee,” General James Garfield for President. President Garfield, of course, attained the White House as the 20th President of the United States.
Col. Riley was an enthusiastic and bright member of the honorable Fraternity of the Masons and was chosen and installed as Grand Master for the West Virginia Chapter during the November session of 1881.
In 1882, Col. Riley moved to Marietta where he continued his successful law practice. He was a member of the Board of Trade, Director of Citizens National Bank and Chairman of the Republican Executive Committee of Washington County, Ohio. The Colonel built many beautiful structures in the area, including his residence on Harmar Hill named “Orchard Place”, Tiber Way and The Hackett Hotel.
Col. Riley’s Obituary Read:
Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 7, 1919. John H. Riley, former State Representative, and member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1912 from Washington County died at Marietta last week. He was 73 years of age.
Sunday – Thursday $139* per night
Friday – Saturday $159* per night
*Seasonal rates may apply during special events.
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Please call 740.374.8278 or visit our Reservations page to check on the availability of the Riley Room.
A Note About Accessibility
The Hackett Hotel’s rooms are located on the third floor of an historic structure. There is no elevator or lift at facility available. As such, The Hackett is not suitable for wheelchair users or persons with limited mobility that precludes the use of stairs.
In an effort to provide the Marietta area with the best entertainment experience available, The Adelphia Music Hall is a part of The Hackett facility. The Adelphia has been equipped with state of the art modern equipment that provides the best musical quality. As such, during some entertainment events sound will travel to the hotel. Please keep in mind The Adelphia hosts entertainment every weekend and some week days from approximately 9:00pm until 2:00am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you foresee this being an issue with your stay, please contact us with any questions.