New data shows nearly 70% of the hotel rooms in the United States were vacant last week, according to data and analytics group STR.
That national occupancy rate is a 56% decline from the same week last year. The average occupied room cost is about $93, also down from last year.
The San Francisco area and New York recorded the worst declines, with less than 17% of hotel rooms in both cities occupied, according to STR. That represents an 80% decrease from this time last year.
Many hotels across the country have closed entirely. One example, The Boston Harbor Hotel, a luxury property in downtown Boston, closed last Saturday, according to its website, and hopes to reopen May 18.