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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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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I guess when I saw "Conference Center" in the title, I was expecting a huge complex, but this is really just a nice average off-the-interstate hotel. We arrived very late and had to leave early, so we didn't get to see much of the place outside the room and breakfast. The room is decent sized, very clean, very quiet (the... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited last weekend with my Grandchildren while their mom moved into their new home. It is a lovely hotel the room we had was spacious enough for me and an 8 and 2 year old. The breakfast area was very small and awkward to manage. Didn't see any high chairs or boosters for the 2 year old which made... More 

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Pa.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was very nice and it was very close to I 95 but not noisy. The breakfast was ok but for the size of the hotel I have had better selections. We were there for my wife's 50th class reunion but just used the hotel for Friday night. A nice wine and cheese reception prior to our leaving for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Milford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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.

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North Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 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.

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