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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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Bethel, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stayed here for 2 nights while visiting the University of Maine. The outside looks like a well-kept, if typical, Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn type place. But when you walk inside, there is a fire going in the lobby - or at least there was on this cold winter's night - deep couches to sink into... More 

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Sanford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the newly renovated room that was the envy of everyone else at the meeting. Enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner without having to leave the hotel. Staff was pleasant and accommodating. Wine and cheese at 5:30 was an added bonus.

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York, Maine
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Came into town to visit our UMO student, very convenient to campus. Rooms are clean and no issues. Continental breakfast very basic but nice to have a quick breakfast. Love the wine reception hour! Pricing very acceptable, look for AAA discount.

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Philadelphia, PA
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Looks and acts pretty much like any mid-range motel. Nothing particularly outstanding, and nothing particularly awful. The room was clean and comfortable if not particularly large. Breakfast was typical. WiFi was dependable. One snafu: there was nobody at the desk when we arrived so it took a little extra time to check in. Plenty of parking. It is a little... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We found the staff at The Black Bear inn was as cordial and welcoming as every other time we visited. The rooms are comfortable and roomy. The continental breakfasts are average but not the best we have had at other hotels. The one problem they should correct immediately is their WIFI is so slow especially in the afternoon and evening... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel on previous trips and always return. It's well-kept although it's beginning to show a little bit of age. The rooms are spacious and very clean as is the rest of the hotel. The hotel looks as if it needs a little updating but that doesn't take away from a good stay. The continental breakfast is... More 

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Thank George K
Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

24-28 August 2015. My wife and I have stayed here once before and we enjoyed our stay as much then as we did this time. We spent four days in the Orono / Bangor ME area to spend time with our daughter who is attend grad school at the University of Maine and to visit Acadia National Park. We are... More 

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Farmington, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights needing convenience to Bangor, Acadia National Park and Barr Harbor. Both nights were pleasant in a nice, clean and quaint room (with Keurig coffee pots! No kidding). They had a wine and cheese hour nightly for the guests to mingle and relax. The staff were friendly and knowledgeably helpful of our needs all at a very... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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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