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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kittery, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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