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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

#2 of 2 Hotels in Orono
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4 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04473
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New Brunswick, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had first booked the honeymoon suit (Large size room w/ two pull out couches) but realized real fast that was not gong to work with two teenage boys.and ourselves with one bathroom! The young women at the desk was a huge help, and suggested two rooms that had a two way door, and ended up being cheaper! The room... More 

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

Thank you so much for the positive feedback on our hotel and staff. With our verity of suites and standard rooms we always strive to accommodate everyone. We hope to see you at our property again in the future! Thank You, Jana May Assistant Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved this hotel! very quiet. Front desk staff helpful and friendly. it is a bit tired...but quiet rooms are a must so i will be back!! more fresh fruit at breakfast would be great - that is my only complaint!!

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Thank heathera965
Jana M, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

We are glad you found us on your way to Maine's beautiful coast! Thank you for the feedback on the rooms and breakfast, we appreciate hearing from our guest on how we can improve. We hope to see you at our property again in the future! Thank You, Jana Assistant Manager More 

Fredericton, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not pleased with the Black Bear Inn, The hotel is old, I was ready to overlook that. The breakfast was poor, I was ready to overlook that, but when I wanted a receipt for my room upon checking out, was told that I couldn't have a receipt because I had booked online and refused to help me. Having... More 

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

Our apologies for the late reply to your feedback regarding your stay in June. I'm the new manager here at the Black Bear and would appreciate it if you'd be willing to reach out to me at the hotel so we can discuss the issues you had during your stay. Thank You, Jana May Assistant Manager More 

Lynbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at the Black Bear Inn. We had previously stayed at the University Inn and Academic Suites which is their sister property. The Black Bear Inn is a nice clean motel. We did not try any of their food. It is just off of 95 and convenient to the Univ of Maine. The front of the... More 

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Greenland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our recent stay here. Complimentary, wine, cheese & crackers in the late afternoon. Has a rustic feel; rooms are very clean and quiet. When you arrive, don't stop at the first set of buildings on the left; continue a little further to the inn, which is on the right--this was confusing on our first stay. Breakfast area is... More 

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very comfortable room, quiet, clean, accommodating staff. Location is convenient to I-95. Complimentary breakfast was just enough to get you going. Loved the snuggly bear companion for the night! Would stay here again.

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Burdett, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cleanliness and amenities are wonderful. The people working here are top notch. We visited in 2010 and there was no question of where to stay this trip. Breakfast served in the lobby is quite nice.

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Montrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Grandmas Marathon events for 12 years with groups from 8 to 18. Black Woods has been spot on every time. Food...excellent, servers. ..excellent. It's easy to make it a mandatory stop each year and this year was no exception. Perfect, no disapointments. Thank you Black Woods for maintaining your tenured expectations.

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Gray, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Went to Orono for my son's summer orientation session at Umaine, I had never stayed at Black Bear Inn but I used trip advisor and the pictures to make the choice. I had a very restful stay at the Inn. The pictures are exactly what it looks like. So homey and charming. The hotel staff was wonderful and very accommodating.... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Nice hotel, great location! We needed a place to stay while visiting UMO. This hotel was reasonably priced, clean and convenient. Since it is not a "chain" hotel, I did not know what to expect but we had a very pleasant stay and I would definitely recommend it to anyone needing a place to stay in Orono, ME. The black... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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
Location: United States > Maine > Orono
Price Range: $117 - $153 (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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