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University Inn Academic Suites

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   5 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Mike_D90 Kensington, Connecticut
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kensington, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed here while taking our son to visit U of Maine. It is very close to campus and would be very convenient is he goes to school in Orono. It is also a short walk from the downtown "village" area of Orono where there are several restaurants. On the downside, it didn't quite meet expectations. To start, my wife... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Placed as it is on the corner of town & gown, the University Inn’s location is top notch. You can walk to town for dinner, or to campus. There's a hiking/biking trail is just across the river too. Rooms are clean and comfortable, with in-room refrigerators. The entire facility is non-smoking. The York Peppermint Patties are a nice touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at The University Inn in Orono, ME for 5 days. As it has always been in the past it was a great stay. The hospitality makes you feel like home. My husband and I have been staying here for 3 years now when we visit our son who attends the University of Maine. The staff are friendly and... More

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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We picked this hotel due to the location on our way to Nova Scotia. It is easy to find. Our room was a nice size, but smelled very stuffy and like uncleaned carpet when we arrived. I think a hotel of this caliber shouldn't have pilled sheets....it would make the stay more pleasant. A nice collection of TV channels was... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight while dropping our child off at UMaine. Well landscaped, clean pool, nice river view from balcony, clean common areas and rooms. New paint and Keurig coffee makers since last there. Free continental breakfast and coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed a few days in this charming Inn with comfortable rooms and the friendliest of staff. Two queen sized beds and a good breakfast add to the value. House keeping was a wee bit uneven with water bottles provided on some days and not on others. Otherwise an absolutely wonderful stay.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here on our way back to the States from Canada, and were so impressed by this hotel. The staff was warm and friendly; the room (complete with Keurig coffee-maker) was spotless; the shower was great. Then there's the phenomenal breakfast (that bacon -- My God!) A wonderful, pet-friendly hotel, and an excellent value overall. Convenient to Bangor, the... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

staying here as my son in going to uni in Orono this week. He will be here for four years so i will be coming back again and again. Rooms are large, with 2 king beds, great bathroom with powerful shower. Very clean hotel. Breakfast is really good. The staff are all really nice and helpful. It has a pool... More

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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a week in a 2-double-bed room while visiting relatives nearby. Quarters were a little close for a family of 3 for a week, but would have worked fine for a long weekend. The lobby area saved us; it's spacious and little-used, so we took advantage of it. Wi-fi here worked well, and the beds were very comfortable.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a night at the University Inn while en route elsewhere. Kids very much enjoyed the pool -- would be nice to have a sign indicating that towels are available at the front desk. Staff was pleasant. Room was okay -- door to bathroom was sticky, and pillows a bit lumpy, but everything was clean. The little balcony was nice... More

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Address: 5 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473
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Location: United States > Maine > Orono
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn Academic Suites 2.5*
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University Hotel Academic
University Motel Academic
University Inn Academic Suites Orono, Maine

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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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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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