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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

#2 of 2 Hotels in Orono
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4 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04473
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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North Berwick, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Kittery, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 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... More 

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Cincinnati
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I really do not have a negative thing to say about Black Bear Inn. Service is good, price is reasonable, bed and room are comfortable and the breakfast was a nice surprise...among many other items including a waffle iron was slow-cooked oatmeal! If you need lodging near U.Maine, this is the place!

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milford maine
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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Black Bear Inn and conference Center so we could be close to my mother in law who was very ill. The rooms are dated and the furniture was soiled. The beds were hard yet the pillows were very comfy. Our room was facing the interstate and the windows were far from sound deadening.... More 

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have stayed at the Black Bear Inn multiple times and enjoyed thoroughly each time. The staff is incredibly helpful. On a recent trip I had forgotten my power cord for my phone at home and the person at the desk went through their "Lost & Found" collection until they found the right one. Rooms are comfortable and accommodating. There... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On the whole, this was an excellent hotel. My favourite part was the stuffed bear that you could purchase (donation to CancerCare of Maine). We weren't disturbed by any noise from surrounding rooms, and there was plenty of parking. I loved the brand of shampoo/conditioner provided; it smelled lovely! The only detail that they missed, and this may just be... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visible from I-95 and easy to get to. Ask for a room on the opposite side of the highway, although there is so little traffic, it is barely noticeable. This little hotel is a charming change of pace from the usual corporate chains while offering all the perks. I counted 65 guest rooms and facilities for large group events. Coin... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Decent room, adequate breakfast. Free wifi appreciated. This hotel seems to have trouble coping with both ends of the humidity spectrum: in our stay (February), the air was so dry that static electricity was a constant nuisance, yet it must be very humid in Summer as the melamine was lifting off the cabinet in the bath. Shower head didn't work... More 

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