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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

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Haverhill, MA
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Here on a trip to present at the University, decided to stay here as opposed to in Bangor. Spacious room, good work surface, maybe a bit dated, but clean, and a nice tv. Very friendly staff. Did not try the dining options as I went downtown to Pats Pizza, one of my old spots when I was a student here.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed for overnight to do a college tour at U Maine and found the Black Bear Inn to be very friendly and inviting ~ from the pleasant greeting at the front desk to fresh baked cookies to downright adorable bear-themed comforters on our beds! The room was very clean and the beds oh-so-comfortable after a 4... More 

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

We always enjoy hearing what people liked as well as knowing what you'd like to see improved. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future. Jana May Assistant Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here three times, we wouldn't stay anywhere else while in Orono! The hotel is clean and pleasant. It has the feel of being home and the staff is wonderful! The lobby is like a living room, you can sit on the couch and watch TV. The rooms are spacious and clean. They have breakfast in the morning... More 

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

We always enjoy hearing what people liked as well as knowing what you'd like to see improved. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future. Jana May Assistant Manager More 

New Hampshire
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at the Black Bear Inn, Orono was superb from start to finish. Brought my son back to Umaine this weekend, it's a long drive so when I stay over it's usually been at one of the pricey chains 15 mins south in Bangor. Glad I called and asked if they had rooms! Easy access off I-95, to start.... More 

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, we couldn't have said it better ourselves! We hope to see you again when your back in the area to visit your son. Jana May Assistant Manager More 

Maine
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pleasant surprised with the hotel. It appeared to have been recently renovated; our room was clean, the bed comfortable. The breakfast bar could have been enlarged in their choices, but, overall a nice stay.

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The place was very clean in the room and throughout the hotel. Parking lot area was well lit and we did not hear any noise from the highway. Front desk friendly and helpful and a continental breakfast that I was very impressed with. I will be staying here again.

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback and we look forward to your next visit! Jana May Assistant Manager More 

Ayer
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Hotel began as decent. They allowed dogs which was great. We came here for a wedding since my wife grew up in town. Our dog is a bit skiddish and I explained that to the staff. They said no problem. We left for a bit to go to rehearsal dinner and when we returned there was a note on the... More 

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your stay didn't meet your expectations and I assure you that our staff wasn't responsible for the note left on the door. Our hotel is pet friendly and we enjoy meeting our guests furry family members, however for the safety of the animals and in consideration of other guests we do ask that animals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Overall we had a very good stay here, the check in was quick and the staff were very friendly. Our room, and the whole hotel, was very clean and unlike most other hotels it was very quite, we barely even heard outside noise coming from the hallways. It is right off the I-95 so it easy to get to. My... More 

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

I'm happy to report that we are upgrading our Wi-Fi system in the coming week. We hope you'll consider us again in the future and at that time you'll see a significant change. Thank you for the positive feedback on our staff! Jana May Assistant Manager More 

Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

It was a one night stay on our way to Nova Scotia. The front desk staff and the person who offered her assistance in the breakfast area were very friendly & helpful. The inn was dog friendly but there was a fee to accommodate your pet. The rooms gave the feeling of a lodge and were vey clean

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and providing the positive feedback! We love hosting pets along with their owners. We hope you'll consider us again when traveling through to and from Canada. Thank You, Jana May Assistant Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This Hotel is clean. Rates are reasonable. The included breakfast is better than most. Pet friendly with open spaces in the parking lot to walk. Extra charge for pets but every hotel does that. Spacious rooms with queen, not double beds. I like it cold and the air conditioner worked great. Highly recommend. Wish they had a pool but not... More 

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Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you and your pet enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Thank You, Jana May Assistant Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Address: 4 Godfrey Dr, Orono, ME 04473-3610
Location: United States > Maine > Orono
Price Range: $114 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Black Bear Inn and Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Black Bear Hotel Orono
Best Western Orono
Orono Best Western
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center Orono, Maine
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