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University Inn Academic Suites

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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Heated pool
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Our room was clean, comfortable, warm and had everything we needed. The staff is professional, personable, and accommodating. The free breakfast was very good - lots of options and the hot food was very good. We felt safe and welcome. I recommend this Inn highly
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I travel to Orono several times a year and always happy to stay at the University Inn Academic Suites. The riverside rooms have a great view of the Stillwater River, and are clean and comfortable. Earplugs aren't a bad idea - it isn't frequent, but when there is a loud neighbor,
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Whether it is to visit our daughter who is attending the University, Homecoming, a show at the Collins Center, or a Black Bear sporting event, this hotel is our favorite choice whenever we go to Orono. The staff is always so friendly-from front desk to breakfast staff to
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Clean, well maintained furnishings, Keurig in room with supplies and a sweet treat! Comfortable beds, friendly staff. An unexpected Cancer awareness support Black Bear offering for comfort! Warm an cozy with a business desk and accessory hook ups. A nice continental breakfast of
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Comfortable, clean room, very good breakfast in nice surroundings (no plastic utensils), and especially friendly and helpful staff. Good TV channel selection (DirectTV) with clear instructions for the remote. The main shortfall is the steep stairs down to the breakfast room
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Hello, The campus is quite safe. Police on campus and in the town of Orono are always out patrolling the area and there are emergency beacons throughout campus (with a dedicated 24/7 campus police force as well). Orono, by and large, has a pretty low crime rate. Cold weather on campus affects student life in the same way it would anywhere else. Though there is a shuttle that services campus, freedom to travel to off-campus locations is pretty limited without a car. As such, winter driving can be an issue if you are not familiar with driving in the snow. Regardless, the roads are pretty well taken care of, especially on campus. Thank you for your interest in our beautiful town!
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"Ask for a riverside room if you want to enjoy the great view."
"Top floor is best if you are a light sleeper. On lower floors you can hear the foot traffic above you."
"First floor more convenient"
"Definitely ask for the river side!"
"Ask for a room on the river side."
$95 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMaineOrono
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