Boston Hotels Impacted by Marathon Bombing

At least one hotel in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood — The Lenox Hotel, located across the street from the explosions — remains closed following Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people and injured 180 more.

According to news reports, the 214-room hotel was evacuated Monday afternoon shortly after the explosions. Although guests were allowed to return to their rooms yesterday morning to fetch their belongings, the property will remain closed to new guests until at least Friday.

“The hotel is unable to welcome arrivals today, Wednesday, April 17, nor tomorrow, Thursday, April 18,” reads a notice on the hotel’s website.

Several other hotels in the area also were impacted by Monday’s events. Among them, the Mandarin Oriental Boston, the Charlesmark Hotel and the Fairmont Copley Plaza, all of which were closed to new guests yesterday. Although the Mandarin Oriental and the Fairmont Copley Plaza were reopened to new guests today and yesterday, respectively, the Charlesmark Hotel could not be reached for a status update.

"We are shocked and saddened by the explosions that occurred ... at the finish line of The Boston Marathon, two blocks away from the hotel," reads a statement from the Fairmont Copley Plaza. "The hotel team is working diligently to assist guests with whatever they may need. We count ourselves very fortunate that all our colleagues and guests are accounted for and safe. In the wake of this tragedy, we continue to keep the victims and their families in our thoughts.  Please know that all the services and amenities at The Fairmont Copley Plaza, including OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, are open to the public and available for our guests. While there may be some detours as a result of the road closures and the ongoing investigation of the area, the hotel is accessible, open for reservations and our team is available to assist guests with their arrival to the hotel."

Marriott, which has eight hotels in the area around the explosions, said its properties were not directly affected.

“As a member of the Boston community, with eight Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in the immediate vicinity, we are saddened by the tragedy caused by the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts,” it said in a statement Monday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrible incident. At this time, we are unaware of any injuries to our hotel guests or employees, and our properties in the area have not reported any damage.”

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