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Black Bear Inn And Conference Center

4 Godfrey Dr, Orono, ME 04473-3610
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-08-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-08-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 2 hotels in Orono
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Yardley Traveler wrote a review Jul. 19
Yardley, PA153 contributions79 helpful votes
This hotel has great appearance Outside, The rooms need to update, everything is old and not clean, it has odor smell, ceiling has molded. For three days stay, I only received one soap, tiny and thin. one shampoo and one conditioner. Very cheap. I need to fill out request form to get more items. Towels are old, one even has a big hole. Ceiling has mildew and leaking. Really disappointed. I reserved five rooms, but I was charge for six rooms, after three days I still haven’t see the credit returned to my account.
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Date of stay: July 2021
hummingbird08 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Farmington, New Mexico19 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Convenient location just off the highway in Orono. From the name and some of the room pictures, expected a rustic inn but the Black Bear is totally modern ... with rustic touches. Unique touch ... a cuddly little black bear in every room! (We liked the bear so much we bought 2 of them to take home to neighborhood girls.) Front desk staff were very cheerful and helpful. Lobby was cozy with a gas fireplace and the Christmas decorations were tastefully done. Breakfast room was well stocked, with very good coffee.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Andy H wrote a review Jul. 18
Alexandria, Virginia150 contributions38 helpful votes
The hotel was nice, staff friendly, but the towels in my room were embarrassing - so old and worn there were holes and tattered edges on every bath towel in my room. I took the evidence to the front desk in the morning and got a simple 'thanks, we'll let house keeping know.' I'm not sure they understood how poorly that reflected on the guest experience.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Pat J wrote a review Jul. 16
SeaTac, Washington6 contributions
Very dated and worn decor. Common areas could be cleaner and definitely need refurbishing. Bed in room sagged and creaked. Did have two arm chairs and an ottoman but no desk. LIked that there were two sinks. Breakfast was standard stuff-nothing special but adequate. Not my choice for a return stay. Parking lot definitely needs to be repaved.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Culture657554 wrote a review Jul. 13
1 contribution
Great hotel for the price. There was dog hair all over our comforter and sheets from the previous stay though. Other than that, it was clean and they provided breakfast and cornhole. We liked being able to check in under the age of 21.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$98 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Bear Inn And Conference Center
Which popular attractions are close to Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Nearby attractions include Old Town Bowling Center (4.9 km), Orono Farmer's Market (1.4 km), and Maine Forest and Logging Museum (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Woodman's Bar and Grill, Pat's Pizza, and The Family Dog.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Does Black Bear Inn And Conference Center have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Black Bear Inn And Conference Center offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Black Bear Inn And Conference Center?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Black Bear Inn And Conference Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.