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University Inn Academic Suites

5 College Ave, Orono, ME 04473-4400
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#1 of 2 hotels in Orono
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 54 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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nick_02139 wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York17 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a great hotel if you are staying in Orono. It sits on a hill next to the Penobscot River -- half the rooms have balconies / patios with river views. Nicely done breakfast. We had 2 rooms - 1 king size and 1 with 2 doubles. Both very comfortable and clean. Super friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: July 2020
K D wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This is my go to place to stay when in Orono - it's so close to the University and the hotel rooms are always comfortable and clean. The breakfast is always good and offers many different options. There are a few great places to eat at right within the little town, which is always nice. All this and the staff is incredibly helpful and always polite. I've never had a bad stay there.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Pool side offers a nice view of the river
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Thomas G wrote a review Jul 2020
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Very clean rooms with comfortable beds and pillow. Our group was provided with ground floor rooms with direct access to out motorcycles just out side our door. Very reassuring for motorcyclists. We stayed on a Saturday night and would be coming back on Monday night. The very friendly staff even kept our our same rooms available for us that second night. That was a very nice gesture that was much appreciated. Breakfast was "Grab and Go" type but there was a very good assortment to make a nice breakfast. Very reasonable price for accommodation!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Mark-nole wrote a review Mar 2020
Wacissa, Florida82 contributions36 helpful votes
I knew my stay here would be outstanding right away. Carrie helped with check in and advice on great places to eat and drink within walking distance. My room was well furnished and spotless. Bonus points for the extra large flat screen, Keurig coffee and teddy bear "room mascot"! It was too cold for the balcony, but I'm sure that would a great place to relax and enjoy the view once the weather warms up. Also notable are the excellent, daily hot breakfast and modest manager's reception.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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GerryCampbell928 wrote a review Mar 2020
Newfoundland39 contributions7 helpful votes
Have stayed here several time on my drive from Canada to Florida and am never disappointed. Great place to stay. Cosy room, comfortable bed. The best free hot breakfast. And the staff are terrific. The grounds are lovely and best of all; they are pet-friendly as well,
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Date of stay: March 2020
$112 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about University Inn Academic Suites
Which popular attractions are close to University Inn Academic Suites?
Nearby attractions include Orono Farmer's Market (0.7 miles) and Front Porch Books (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at University Inn Academic Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at University Inn Academic Suites?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at University Inn Academic Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at University Inn Academic Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to University Inn Academic Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Woodman's Bar and Grill, Pat's Pizza, and The Family Dog.
Are there opportunities to exercise at University Inn Academic Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is University Inn Academic Suites located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Orono.
Are pets allowed at University Inn Academic Suites?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does University Inn Academic Suites offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to University Inn Academic Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Katahdin Ironworks State Historical Site (5.9 miles).