2015 Summit – Lodging and Transportation

The 2015 C3 Summit took place Friday, November 13, 2015,
to Sunday, November 15, 2015, in
Lewiston, Maine.
Check back soon for information on the 2017 C3 Summit.

Approximately 45 minutes north of Portland, Maine, Bates is located in Lewiston, just across the river from Auburn, Maine. The area is sometimes known to locals as L/A and, in many ways, can be experienced as a single city. Because of that, you should feel free to stay at hotels in Auburn, Maine, as well.

Depending upon your C3 role, Summit travel, food, and lodging expenses may be reimbursable. (Alcohol is not a reimbursable expense.) Receipts are required for all items to be reimbursed. Please contact your Chief Diversity Officer prior to travel for further instructions and forms.


We have reserved a block of rooms at two hotels:

The Hampton Inn – Lewiston/Auburn (please use this link to reserve)
15 Lincoln Street,
Lewiston, Maine 04240

Group Name: C3 Summit
Group Code: C3S

This is the newest hotel in L/A and is closest to Lewiston’s downtown. Special room rates range: $129-$139 per night. Deadline to register to take advantage of C3 rates is October 11th or until the room block is sold out.

Hilton Garden Inn (please use this link to reserve)
14 Great Falls Plaza,
Auburn, Maine 04210

Group Name: Bates College C3 Summit
Group Code: C3HGI

This is just across the bridge from The Hampton Inn and is also considered to be a downtown hotel.

Other nearby hotel:

Residence Inn, Auburn
670 Turner Street
Auburn, Maine 04210

(This hotel is nearest the Starbucks, Panera, and shopping centers. Though it is not within walking distance to downtown, it is an easy 2-minute drive to campus. Please be advised that walking from this hotel to campus is not suggested because the road from the hotel to campus does not feature a dedicated walking lane or sidewalk.)

Transportation/Getting Here

Bates is located in central Maine, 35 miles from Portland, 140 miles from Boston and 340 miles from New York City. Major airlines serve the Portland International Jetport (airport code: PWM). Amtrak trains link Portland and Boston. Bus service to Lewiston is provided by Greyhound Bus Lines.

Rental Car Information

Portland International Jetport provides information about rental car service and other modes of ground transportation to and from the airport.