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University Inn Academic Suites
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   5 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Orono
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“BEST EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I am hesitant to write this review because I don't want the place filled up when I go to book my next visit - lol, lol But - GREAT PLACE - I loved being close to UMaine and on the river was an extra treat. Will definitely stay there every time I can when visiting my son:) Terri M

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind words Terri. Be sure to participate in our frequent guest program. We look forward to seeing you again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This hotel does upgrades and renovations every few months it seems like! It has a nice feel to it, reasonable rates, and friendly staff. Probably the best breakfast spread I have ever seen at a hotel too.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We have stayed at the University Inn on 2 occasions over the past six months. It is pleasant and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our last visit saw the delivery of microwave ovens, refrigerators and coffee pots ready to be installed in every room. Looking forward to our next visit:)

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback. We are thrilled with the addition of the fridges, microwaves, and Keurig coffee makers. If you haven't signed up already, be sure to ask about our frequent guest program. Hope to see you next time you visit Orono. ~Tracey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We've been staying here whenever we visit our daughter at UMaine. The rooms are clean and comfortable. You can walk to the town for dinner or to visit the beautiful campus. It is situated right on the river with nice views. Be sure to ask for a river side room. For frequent guests like us, the bonus card for a free night after six stays is a great bargain.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you so much for the feedback. We are so glad you've been able to enjoy our frequent guest program. We hope to see you next time we visit Orono.
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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Enjoyed our stay here. Yes, room is slightly dated and hotel is smallish, but the desk clerks are extremely helpful and kind. The maids were nice and we liked the breakfast room in the basement. You can watch the news on a big screen and the scrambled eggs were nice. My son liked the waffles which were offered with strawberries in sauce.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thanks so much for the review. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Orono.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This hotel is ok if a little dated in places. It is clean and convenient with regards to university of Maine. My main problem was breakfast. There was lots of little fruit flies on the bagels, not v tastey sausages or eggs which were not v appealing. Skip breakfast altogether. Otherwise fine, big rooms

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback. We take great pride in our breakfast so we will address your comments internally. Fruit flies are nasty pests that we take seriously and that problem has already been addressed. We use only real eggs and brand name quality bacon and sausage. If we knew the date of your stay, we could follow up with whomever prepared breakfast that day to see if anything was over or under cooked. We strive for the highest of quality in all aspects of our guests stay. Your comments are very helpful. We hope you will try us again the next time you visit Orono.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We came up to the hotel to check out the University of Maine with our daughter and her friend who are both admitted students for 2013. We asked for and received adjoining rooms and they were both quite comfortable. One room had a king bed and the other had a double bed, sleeper sofa and a complete kitchenette. The girls enjoyed warming up their left-overs from dinner in the microwave. The temperature in the room was a little hot but easily fixed by turning down the thermostat. My husband noticed a few fruit flies in the room but that was not really a problem. The hot breakfast in the morning was great and the staff was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. We will most likely be back because it looks like we have a high school senior that likes U of Maine and is planning on going there in the fall.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Be sure to ask at the desk about our frequent guest program. We look forward to seeing you and you family while your daughter is at Umaine.
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Address: 5 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473
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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 ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Orono
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn Academic Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the Stillwater River in the charming college town of Orono, University Inn Academic Suites is committed to Downeast hospitality. We are within walking distance to some of downtown Orono's finest restaurants and driving distance to many attractions of Downeast Maine. Our property has access to the Stillwater River with some of the best fishing in Maine. Being only 1/2 of a mile from the University of Maine, we are the closest accommodations around, as well as also minutes from the Bangor Mall and LL Bean and many historic sites, including day trips to Acadia National Park , Baxter State Park and the Moosehead Lake Region. The University Inn is a family run Inn with a newly renovated building. All of our spacious rooms have private balconies with many of them overlooking the river, as well as a refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. Our seasonal outdoor heated pool with bar service is the perfect way to relax or spend time with friends & family. We offer free wireless in all of our rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, fitness & recreation center, a smoke free and environmentally conscious building and limited pet friendly rooms. ... more   less 
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University Motel Academic
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