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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A great place to stay: convenient, clean, and courteous staff. We will plan on continuing to stay at the Black Bear Inn while our child attends college in the area: when we visit. With the. Collins Center nearby, we may also see some events.

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Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to Orono to visit aging parents and have stayed at the Black Bear Inn several times over the last year. The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable. Every room has a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. There is always a good selection of breakfast food and the eating area, while small, is pleasant. The lobby...

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University Inn A, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Bathurst, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2016

After a long drive this room was just what we needed. Very clean, tons of room, and very comfortable. Would highly recommend, and will be staying there again. The staff was very friendly and helpful, making our stay a very pleasant one.

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University Inn A, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you 5Jessica5 for your kind words and great review! We hope to see you again in the future. Jana May AGM

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The room was large, clean, comfortable. It is a simple local hotel, not a large business chain. It had a table and armchairs but I could have used a working desk. On the first floor, the soundproofing was light - you could hear people in the hall and traffic. Perhaps a higher floor would have helped. The gym equipment worked...

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Wareham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stayed one night for an event at U Maine. Convenient to campus, highway and to Bangor. Love the Bears. Breakfast room was small. Our room was not available @ 3:00 pm. But we checked in and came back later. All in all it was a good stay.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This was a much quieter weekend at the Inn than my last time, when a high school tournament was taking place on the Orono campus. A conference was just finishing up on Friday, so parking was rather full at first. Nice adjustable shower heads- I'm short and hotel shower heads are often very high.

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Bolton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The room was large, very clean and welcoming. There were amenities in the room that I found very useful--K-cup coffee maker ready to go, a compact refrigerator, a large screen TV, two vanities with sinks, a microwave and extra space. Although there was no restaurant, the Inn provided enough of a variety of breakfast items to grab and go, complimentary....

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mmalinowski
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a solid Inn. They do have a complimentary breakfast which is nice and a complimentary wine/beer social time. The rooms are clean, although a little outdated. They could use some "sprucing up". Beds are very comfortable and the staff is VERY friendly and helpful. There are refrigerators in every room. Spacious with set up for business or just...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

As a fitness enthusiast I loved the small but well outfitted gym, The rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. The continental breakfast wasn't bad, coffee could have been better. Luckily Tim Hortons was nearby. Over all it was a great place to stay.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Pleasant Staff and Clean Facility, older but well maintained facility. The continental breakfast is convenient, but basic. My stay was for one evening and this hotel met my needs for a good, basic hotel.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Black Bear Inn Conference Center & Suites is an award-winning hotel conveniently located at exit 193 of I-95 and minutes from UMaine campus. The hotel is 100% non-smoking and the popular choice for UMaine visitors, conference attendees and tourists from all over the world. Each room offers a refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker. Guests can access our free high speed-Wi-Fi. While you're here, enjoy a delicious meal from our on-site cafe, open for dinner from 5-8pm, Monday-Saturday. With 7,560 square feet of conference space, we are the area's premiere destination for weddings, banquets, and corporate events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Address: 4 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04473
Region: United States > Maine > Orono
Price Range: £85 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Black Bear Inn and Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Black Bear Hotel Orono
Best Western Orono
Orono Best Western
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“King room large, but probably quieter on top floor. Had quiet night, but could hear walking on floor above me in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles bfamily4b, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the 3rd floor, not as much noise. Doors are "thin", meaning you hear all”
 of 5 bubbles mmalinowski, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every room is fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles reneet567, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We should have chosen a room on the opposite side of the hotel as we were situated directly on the highway side and it was noisy.”
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“we faced the highway and i heard nothing!”
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