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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

#2 of 2 Hotels in Orono
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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 The rooms are clean, although a little outdated.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 14 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 13 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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Auburn, Maine
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean and comfortable room. King size bed, refrigerator, microwave, table and two chairs. Staff was friendly and helpful. Convenient location on Stillwater Ave. - close to some fast food, gas, and other businesses. About a 15 minute drive back into Bangor if you want to hit the slots.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I stayed in a double queen room. I appreciated having a fridge and microwave inside the room. Every worker I came into contact with was friendly and very accommodating. From the front desk staff to the person running the free continental breakfast, there was no question too small, and all answers came with a smile.

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Haverhill, MA
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Here on a trip to present at the University, decided to stay here as opposed to in Bangor. Spacious room, good work surface, maybe a bit dated, but clean, and a nice tv. Very friendly staff. Did not try the dining options as I went downtown to Pats Pizza, one of my old spots when I was a student here.

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Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My daughter and I stayed for overnight to do a college tour at U Maine and found the Black Bear Inn to be very friendly and inviting ~ from the pleasant greeting at the front desk to fresh baked cookies to downright adorable bear-themed comforters on our beds! The room was very clean and the beds oh-so-comfortable after a 4...

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

We always enjoy hearing what people liked as well as knowing what you'd like to see improved. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future. Jana May Assistant Manager

Reviewed 29 August 2016

We have stayed here three times, we wouldn't stay anywhere else while in Orono! The hotel is clean and pleasant. It has the feel of being home and the staff is wonderful! The lobby is like a living room, you can sit on the couch and watch TV. The rooms are spacious and clean. They have breakfast in the morning...

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

We always enjoy hearing what people liked as well as knowing what you'd like to see improved. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future. Jana May Assistant Manager

New Hampshire
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our stay at the Black Bear Inn, Orono was superb from start to finish. Brought my son back to Umaine this weekend, it's a long drive so when I stay over it's usually been at one of the pricey chains 15 mins south in Bangor. Glad I called and asked if they had rooms! Easy access off I-95, to start....

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, we couldn't have said it better ourselves! We hope to see you again when your back in the area to visit your son. Jana May Assistant Manager

Maine
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Pleasant surprised with the hotel. It appeared to have been recently renovated; our room was clean, the bed comfortable. The breakfast bar could have been enlarged in their choices, but, overall a nice stay.

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Amenities

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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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About the property
  • 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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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: $152 - $200 (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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“Ask for one that the heater has been updated/replaced.”
 of 5 bubbles DinaGoodwin, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles rosieposie2015, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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