Maine HR Convention: May 7-10, 2019 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Convention!

The following information is from the completed event. Check back in the fall for updates on the 2019 Convention.


PLEASE NOTE: The majority of the Convention’s participants stay at many of the wonderful offsite locations Rockport and Rockland has to offer. The Samoset has a limited number of onsite rooms, just 178 rooms for our 850+ participants.

On-Site at the Samoset

A special Samoset rooming code is required to obtain a room at the Samoset, which you will receive after you register to attend. We distribute codes on a first-come, first-served basis to Convention registrants. Registration for the 2019 Maine HR Convention opens in January.

Recommended Off-Site Accommodations

** Please Note** Some properties may have limited hours of operation for booking reservations throughout the holidays and off-season. All locations listed below confirmed availability during the 2018 Convention.

Staying off-site during Convention week and need a lift? The Convention provides complimentary on-call cab service to attendees to and from surrounding properties, shops, and restaurants!

Here are several recommended nearby properties for your stay:

250 Main Hotel:  A boutique hotel overlooking beautiful Rockland Harbor. With water views from most rooms. Located approximately 2.4 miles from the Samoset. Ask for the convention rate! Contact: 1-207-594-5994

The Berry Manor Inn: A luxurious AAA Four Diamond bed and breakfast located 1.5 miles from the Samoset. Full breakfast, evening sweets and off-street parking included. Featuring private baths, fireplaces, in room a/c units, TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Walking distance to the downtown restaurants.  Use CODE: MaineHR2018 or ask for the convention rate when booking! Contact: 1-207-596-7696

The Rockland Talbot House: The Berry Manor Inn’s new sister property located directly next door to the Berry Manor Inn and also 1.5 miles from the Samoset. Features private baths, fireplaces, a/c, Smart TVs and Wi-Fi; full breakfast, and evening sweets and off-street parking. Use CODE: MaineHR2018 or ask for the HR Convention rate when booking. Contact: 1-207-593-7393

The Claddagh Motel: Located in Rockport, only one mile from the Samoset. Irish cottage style rooms, some of which have ocean views. Contact: 1-800-871-5454 | 1-207-594-8479

The Country Inn: On the Camden/Rockport line 5 miles from the Samoset. All suites facility. AAA Three Diamond Property. Indoor pool, spa, and fitness center. Continental breakfast included. Ask for the convention rate! Contact: 1-888-707-3945

Glen Cove Inn & Suites: One mile from the Samoset. With all the amenities to enjoy Mid-coast Maine. Continental breakfast included. Contact: 1-800-453-6268

Hampton Inn: AAA Three Diamond property on the Rockland/Thomaston line 3.5 miles from the Samoset. Ask for the convention rate! Contact: 1-207-594-6644

The Limerock Inn: A charming bed and breakfast in Rockland approximately 1.5 miles from the Samoset. Sumptuous breakfasts, hot tubs, and fireplaces. Ask for the convention rate!  Contact: 1-800-546-3762

Rockland Harbor Hotel: Newly Renovated, Water Views, Hot Complimentary Breakfast and AAA Three Diamond property in Downtown Rockland.  Approximately 2 miles from the Samoset.  Ask for the convention rate.   Contact: 207-594-2131

Strawberry Hill and Island View are two sister properties located on the water in Rockport just around the corner from the Samoset. They are AAA three-diamond properties with lovely ocean views. Contact: 1-800-589-4009

Airbnb: There are many lovely rentals available in the Rockland area on Airbnb. Past attendees have had success staying at various properties ranging in size and location, some even pet-friendly! Excellent option for those sharing accommodations and needing multiple beds.

These are not the only properties in the area. The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is a good resource to explore your other lodging options in the area.