I stayed here for work last September and wasn't impressed. When I needed to come up to Orono again this September I decided to give the Black Bear Inn another chance as it does have potential- the staff are very nice.
My room was on the second floor and I decided to take the stairs. They were old and flimsy as was the hallway leading to my room. The carpet is worn and smells of dust.
Then I get to my two queen-bedded room. The first thing I noticed was the dank, dusty smell; the second was a concaved, old and worn bed. I chose the other bed which was a bit better.
The bathroom was dirty. The toilet had not been scrubbed in a while, bathtub had a slow drain and the shower curtain was moldy.
Some channels on the TV came in fine while the local NBC,CBS and ABC channels were fuzzy- odd- but obviously from low-end cable subscription.
I then went to the 'exercise room.'.
Worst I have ever seen! The weight equipment was fine but only one treadmill which was about 10 years old and in bad repair. I usually run but did not trust it so I just walked on it.
It seems like more of the positive reviews were from years ago. These days it seems like the management doesn't want to admit that it is time for a renovation.
- Also Known As:
- Black Bear Hotel Orono
- Black Bear Hotel
- Best Western Orono
- Orono Best Western
- Black Bear Inn And Conference Center Orono, Maine
- 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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