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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04473
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Orono
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Mansfield, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wanted to like this place. Great location, right off the highway, and very close to UMaine where my son will be attending. We had a second floor room and didn't sleep at all. Whoever was staying in the room above ours was very noisy. They seemed to be walking around from midnight to 4am, and I heard every step,... More

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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so sorry to hear that you did not get a good night's sleep. If you give us another chance please request a room on the 3rd floor and the parking lot side. I have been told these rooms are much quieter. The highway side is noisy for light sleepers. We are happy to hear you found... More

Presque Isle, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the Inn are just great. So friendly with answers, hellos, and great customer service. When leaving, we stopped to take a picture of ourselves with the bear statue in front. A sweet employee saw us and came out in the rain to take a better picture for us. Clean and cozy room. Very comfortable bed with lots... More

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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for staying with us. We appreciate your business and that you took time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It's wonderful that you found your room comfortable and accommodating. We are so glad you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. Take Care and thank... More

Burdett, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for close to a week and the rooms were terrific, the service first class and the breakfast fantastic. We have never stayed in a nicer place. Very close to Bangor and within striking distance of many neat outdoor spots like bogs, rivers and the downeast coast is but an hour away.

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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your input. We are so happy you were comfortable here for the week that you stayed. It's wonderful that you were able to check out the local sites and the coast as well. We look forward to your next visit. Take... More

Houlton, Maine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Son goes to Univ. of Me. in Orono and we needed a place to stay close by. It was so convenient because we were close to the campus. We went to the movies which is across the Road, close to a Grocery Store, gas and Restaurants. the Room was very clean, quiet (although you can hear faintly the cars... More

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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you chose to stay with us while visiting your son at the University of Maine. We are glad that you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast and that you found our location convenient. We look forward to your next stay with... More

Millinocket, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our State Florists' Association has found a home!! The staff at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center is wonderful. Whatever we ask, is immediately seen to. The rooms are clean, comfortable beds and all the comforts of home. The meeting rooms are always kept spotless, bright and neat. The food has always been superb whether for the dinner meal... More

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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for having the Floral show with us! We look forward to it as much as you do! The hotel always looks and smells so nice when you are here. We are so happy you enjoyed the conference spaces and the guest rooms. We look forward to seeing you all again in September! Take care and thank... More

Gorham, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented 12 rooms for a one night business trip, and all the staff were very happy and helpful. The rooms were neat and clean, and building as a whole very quiet. There was a breakfast compliments of the house which was comprised of good, fresh, food.

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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having you and your group stay with us. We appreciate your business and you taking the time to write a review. We are happy you found the hotel to be quiet and clean. We are happy our continental breakfast met your needs. We look forward to seeing you the next time you have... More

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the black bear inn. All was as expected. We got a room on the non-pet floor, as requested. Check in and out was friendly and efficient. The receptionist provided some bandages for my Freeport-blistered feet. Room was comfortable and clean. The hotel is convenient to UMaine, where one of our children studies. Though the... More

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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

To Our Loyal Guests, Thank you so much for staying with us again. We are so happy you choose us when visiting the University of Maine. We are happy that check in and check out went smoothly and that you found your room clean and comfortable. We look forward to your next stay with us. Take good care. Sincerely, Amanda... More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place for a family visiting students, not if you're looking for a swanky, contemporary, modern conference hotel. The good thing about this place is the service and the location. The ladies at the front desk were very nice and the 5pm cookies were pretty yummy. For what I needed, in terms of location, it worked. But... More

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thpalmer3, Guest Relations Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you will not stay with us again. Just an FYI we do have upgraded rooms available. We are working on getting better breakfast accommodations, thank you for your suggestions. We appreciate that you gave us a chance. We are happy you found... More

Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Where do I start.......First of all, the location of this hotel off of 95 is so simple even my mom could find it! It is an awesome location with plenty of room to park and to walk your four legged kids! We stayed in room 101 and will ask for that room again the next time we stay (and we... More

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thpalmer3, Guest Relations Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you found the location or both our hotel and your room to be convenient. We love to make our guest's happy! We are glad you brought your girl's with you too. We love to have pets, "kids" come along.... More

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Additional Information about Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Also Known As:
Black Bear Hotel Orono
Black Bear Hotel
Best Western Orono
Orono Best Western
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center Orono, Maine
Address: 4 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04473
Location: United States > Maine > Orono
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Orono
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Black Bear Inn and Conference Center 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Black Bear Inn Conference Center & Suites is an award-winning hotel conveniently located at exit 193 of I-95 and minutes from UMaine campus. The hotel is 100% non-smoking and the popular choice for UMaine visitors, conference attendees and tourists from all over the world. Each room offers a refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker. Guests can access our free high speed-Wi-Fi. While you're here, enjoy a delicious meal from our on-site cafe, open for dinner from 5-8pm, Monday-Saturday. With 7,560 square feet of conference space, we are the area's premiere destination for weddings, banquets, and corporate events. ... more   less 
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