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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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boston
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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33 helpful votes 33 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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Adirondacks, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have stayed at the Black Bear Inn several times and will do so again. This was a working vacation trip for my family and everyone at the hotel was super friendly and welcoming to not only to my husband and I, but to our two young daughters as well. It's located minutes away from UMaine & campus and right... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have stayed here twice now and have been very satisfied. We love the black bear decor. The rooms are clean and roomy. We had 2 queen beds, desk with chair, sitting chair with side table, micro wave, fridge and good size flat screen TV. There is also a good continental breakfast. A big bonus was that we showed them... More 

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Cobleskill, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This hotel is a fantastic stay of busy I-95. I stayed here for a college visit to U-Maine and wasn't disappointed. The bed were quite comfy, the amenities adequate and the breakfast warm. Two complaints though. The hotel did feel a bit tired and there was a couch on one of the floors that was totally broken. The second complaint... More 

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