Bates is holding blocks of rooms at the following local hotels. You may make reservations directly. Reservations must be made by 09/24/2012 to take advantage of these rates. If you are interested in more options, see the complete list of hotels.

Hilton Garden Riverwatch in Auburn

  • Update 9/12/12: No rooms available.

Auburn Residence Inn by Marriott

  • Update 10/18/12: No rooms available.

Hilton Garden Inn Freeport

  • Rate: As low as $169 per night.
  • 5 Park Street, Freeport, Maine, 04032 (directions)
  • To reserve by phone, call 1-207-865-1433.
  • To reserve online, visit their website.

Hampton Inn Freeport/Brunswick

  • Rate: As low as $159 per night.
  • 194 Lower Main Street, Freeport, Maine, 04032 (directions)
  • To reserve by phone, call 1-207-865-1400.
  • To reserve online, visit their website.


Cars may be left overnight on nearby public streets and in College parking lots except in posted areas. The Merrill Gymnasium parking lot located at 141 Russell Street is the largest on campus. Rows will be marked as reserved for Inauguration. Please respect handicapped parking signs. Click here to see the campus map.

Transportation Services

Bates will provide free group transportation to and from the Hilton Garden Riverwatch in Auburn, and the Auburn Residence Inn by Marriott at select times on Friday and Saturday. See more specific information.