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University Inn Academic Suites

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   5 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Orono
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel has great rooms, amenities like coffee, fridge in room, comfortable beds and clean rooms and a ample breakfast. It had what I expected at a hotel but the staff of people are exceptionable. They are friendly helpful and down right nice people. Thank you providing a home atmosphere. If my grandson decides to enroll at the the University,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The room was just right for 2 people. Very clean. Beds were comfortable. Pillows were kind of hard. TV was nice with full channel lineup of Directv. Keurig machine, microwave and fridge in room. Would have liked some mini coffemate creamer in fridge. They were available during breakfast though.

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Barre, Vermont
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a great stay here with my son. We came to visit the University of Maine. The beds were really comfy and the breakfast the next day was really nice. I couldn't believe they had a hot meal included in the price of the room. It was easy to find and the people at the front desk were very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son returned from Afghanistan and was surprising my daughter his sister. Success ! The hotel was Super clean, pet friendly and the breakfast was amazing and very fresh! Rooms were both excellent clean and comfortable. I will definitely be staying again before she graduates in 2015!

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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. I wished we had known the circumstances of your son's return. We could have done something special for him. We thank him for his service and are glad he's home!! More

Kennebunk, Maine
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very friendly and helpful. I had the pleasure of speaking to Carrie when making the reservation and was happy to see her smiling at the front desk when checking in. Everything was as requested and we were able to go right to our suite.The rooms are well appointed, the beds very comfortable. Little touches made it even... More

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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We are coming up on 50 years in business and appreciate your positive words. We hope you enjoyed this wonderful school and hope to see you again in the future. More

Ocean, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was spacious and very clean. The beds were very comfortable. The inn is less than 5 minutes from the university of maine campus. The keurig coffemaker, microwave and mini fridge were a nice touch. The breakfast was very good with hot choices, bagels/pastries, and yogurt/fruit. I would definitely stay at the inn again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stayed there for a visit to the University of Maine. People there are very friendly and helpful. Location is perfect and so close to the university. My only regret is that we were there when the weather was freezing and we could not enjoy the patio looking out on the river!! Hope next time we stay... More

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Cape Cod
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The University Inn in Orono is the best! This property gives you the "Family Owned" type of service that you just don't find at chain hotels. The accommodations are good, the staff excellent and the value for the area is outstanding. We've stayed there a number of times and each time the owners do more to improve their client's experience.... More

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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fabulous review. I am so happy you noticed the shower upgrade. Actually, we had to replace all of the plumbing inside the walls to address the water fluctuation complaints. This was a major upgrade and it is so refreshing to have our repeat guests notice the change. Thanks again! ~Tracey More

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Have been staying at the University Inn when in Orono for the past two years as my son is studying at the University. Always pleasant and accommodating. Love it in the warmer months sitting by the pool. Easy walk into Orono and great restaurants.

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North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Friendly staff and nice rooms. Overall, very satisfied. Nice location, room had view of the river. Near downtown Orono and school. Recommend to any all visitors of University of Maine! Good breakfast, clean, lobby is a great place to hang & read the paper.

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Also Known As:
University Hotel Academic
University Motel Academic
University Inn Academic Suites Orono, Maine
Address: 5 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473
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Location: United States > Maine > Orono
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Orono
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn Academic Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the Stillwater River in the charming college town of Orono, University Inn Academic Suites is committed to Downeast hospitality. We are within walking distance to some of downtown Orono's finest restaurants and driving distance to many attractions of Downeast Maine. Our property has access to the Stillwater River with some of the best fishing in Maine. Being only 1/2 of a mile from the University of Maine, we are the closest accommodations around, as well as also minutes from the Bangor Mall and LL Bean and many historic sites, including day trips to Acadia National Park , Baxter State Park and the Moosehead Lake Region. The University Inn is a family run Inn with a newly renovated building. All of our spacious rooms have private balconies with many of them overlooking the river, as well as a refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. Our seasonal outdoor heated pool with bar service is the perfect way to relax or spend time with friends & family. We offer free wireless in all of our rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, fitness & recreation center, a smoke free and environmentally conscious building and limited pet friendly rooms. ... more   less 
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