Boykin Sets Earnings Release Date

Cleveland, Ohio - July 8, 2002 - Boykin Lodging Company (NYSE: BOY), a hotel real estate investment trust, today announced that it will release its financial results for the 2002 second quarter before the market opens on Tuesday, August 6, 2002. The Company will also publicly webcast its analyst conference call that day.

The conference call will begin at 2:00 p.m. eastern time, Tuesday, August 6, and the live webcast will be available on the Company`s website, Participants should click on “Investor Relations” and follow the links to the webcast. The webcast will also be available through various other websites that offer links to corporate webcasts.

Boykin Lodging is a real estate investment trust that focuses on the ownership of full-service, upscale commercial and resort hotels. The Company currently owns 33 hotels containing a total of 9,257 rooms located in nineteen states, and operating under such internationally known brands as Doubletree, Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton, Radisson and Embassy Suites, among others. For more information about Boykin Lodging Company, visit the Company`s website at