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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 2014
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff is great and the location is serene with a nice pool (didn't get in -- too cold) and a nice lake for paddling or kayaking (didn't have time to do). Our room was nice enough, but there was a very musty smell. The carpet needs to be replaced badly. The water pressure was great in the shower and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Inn many times within the past years. Our son goes to UMaine and this hotel is so close to the university as well as the downtown restaurants and Bangor. Our most recent stay was for three days--our son had surgery and could not stay in the dorms; the hotel staff treated us like family. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was clean and modern, had nice wide screen high def tv, comfy king bed and direct access to outside pool and green area along river through the ground floor lanai. Was a short walk across bridge to town and restaurants. All in all we felt this was the best place we stayed on our two week trip through... More

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St. Catharines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All aspects of our stay were top notch. Everything was clean and in good repair. Breakfast was fantastic. We have made this our top pick for our yearly travel to Cape Breton. Thanks for a great home away from home! We will be sure to share our experiences with friends and family!

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

Thank you so much for the nice review. This is exactly how we like our guests to feel. Hope to see you again the next time you are in the area. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on the 2nd floor with a river view. The views were beautiful and the room was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed (room for our baby's crib, a microwave and fridge). We swam in the pool and enjoyed the nice hot breakfast in the morning. I'd definitely recommend this place if you're visiting UMaine.

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Moncton, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the perfect place to stay for Bangor shopping! It is just a short drive to Bangor, 5-10 min. max. Nice quiet town outside the busy shopping area. Very comfortable stay with free hot breakfast options. Will definitely stay there again on future visits. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Customer service here is excellent. Nick and Meg were suberb! We stayed in adjoining rooms with our kids when we came up for a wedding. The rooms were very clean and you can tell there is some pride in ownership going on there. It was clear that the bathrooms were all just redone and they were exceptional! The towels were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to stay here because of its proximity to UMaine. It has comfortable beds, clean rooms, beautiful view of the pool and river, and friendly staff. The breakfast included in the morning was plentiful and good. The only downside is we could hear our neighbors very well, both the upstairs and next door neighbors. Upstairs we could hear their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed there as a group for the State baseball tournament. We had minimal time to organize the group, but the hotel worked with us to ensure everyone had a room and everyone was comfortable. Since it was a group of 30+, a number of changes occurred and the management just worked with us in an upbeat manner, and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful room, wonderful service, wonderful all round. Really happy with our rooms and the beds were so, so comfortable. When in Maine again, we will most definitely stay here. Will recommend your inn to friends and family who are contemplating a New England holiday. Wonderful.

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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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