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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

We recently stayed at the Black Bear Inn twice -- an overnight stay heading to the Atlantic Provinces, and another overnight stay heading home. We found the staff amazingly accommodating, helpful, and extraordinarily nice. Nick and Jamie, in particular, were wonderful! Complimentary wine and cookies in the late afternoon / early evening were a welcome surprise for us and our...

Thank Joanna D
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Stayed here after week of camping in BSP so that we could get a fresh start for UMaine tour. People were friendly and helpful. Room noisy due to I95; turned on the AC for whitenoise. Breakfast area too small and not laid out well. Offered a grilling area out back, but you have to walk around the hotel if you...

Thank roadtrip_PAL
Danbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 August 2015

we were in orono for a wedding and the black bear was very easy to get on and off i-95. it is a bit pricey as they have no pool or resturant.the rooms are large and bright, ours seemed to have been updated some with new flooring others had older carpet.the free breakfast was fine but it can get crowded...

Thank anita l
Milford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The hotel is very nice, rooms nice and clean but VERY EXPENSIVE. This is a hotel people nothing more. The continental breakfast was poor to say the least; not much for breakfast and the room to get the food and sit down and eat were very, very small. We will have to find a place less expensive if our son...

Thank milfordsmith155
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Took my wife and 2 1/2 year old on a trip back Maine to visit my Alma mater, U Maine. The Black Bear Inn was the perfect place for the first leg of our trip in Orono. The breakfast area is perfect for travellers with young children, allowing you to get the kids some food before heading to your next...

Thank Marcus_SC204
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Very clean and comfortable. Cute country bear decor....and complementary wine and cheese from 5 to 6. A perfect place to stay if your are just passing through or staying a few night. Easy access to highway and umaine and very near restaurants and theaters.

Thank Christina B
North Berwick, Maine
Reviewed 13 May 2015

My wife and I came in for a 1 night reservation on our way back from our son's graduation @ UMaine. Hotel was clean, spacious and came with a view of the river to kill for. Would highly recommend to one and all.

Thank Jae Ran S
Kittery, Maine
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Room was clean and had everything we needed for an overnight stay. However, between the noise of the highway just outside our window and the noise of the heating unit, we got very little sleep! The breakfast room is very small but served a decent continental breakfast.

Thank JHJM15
Reviewed 27 April 2015

My son and I stayed here for one night as we were at to U Maine Orono for an open house. Good value for the price....room was clean, spacious, quiet and beds comfortable. Small frig and coffee maker helpful. Breakfast basic but met our needs just fine....coffee, juice, yogurt, cereal. Is only about 5 minutes from U Maine so location...

Thank eileen4422
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Have stayed in Orono/Bangor twice (different hotel) and decided to try this hotel because it was close to UMaine campus. Arrived at 5:15 p.m.and was told our room wasn't ready - yet two other sets of people came in after us and got their room and key right away. hmmm, Room/bed was comfortable enough although lots of car/truck noise from...

Thank cknmb

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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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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  • 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: $155 - $203 (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
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center Orono, Maine
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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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