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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank cggalli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Lyndy49
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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Shelley B
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a road trip through Maine, a friend and I stayed at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center for 1 night. The rooms were quiet and clean, but I would not choose to stay here again. The beds were hard and uncomfortable, so I didn't sleep well. The wifi did not work at all. I made online reservations for one... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, we are always looking for ways to improve our property and appreciate any all feedback as to how we can do that. I am sorry to hear that you left on the note that you did and if you should reconsider staying with us when traveling to the area again please reach out to me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I traveled from Iowa to visit family & they recommended we stay here. We were pleased with the room as well as the reasonable rate. The staff was very polite, we had purchased ice cream & asked for bowls/spoons. They kindly accommodated us. I would defiantly stay here again!

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

Thank you for the positive feedback and we are happy to hear that your local family recommended us. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank You, Jana May Assistant Manager More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we only stayed for one night but the room was clean, the staff were great and we were happy. the breakfast was fairly basic which was fine for us. We were only a few minutes from the university and shopping. would definitely stay here again.

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

We find our convenient location to the interstate and the University is one of our strongest asset, we are happy to hear you would agree and hope we'll see you again in the future. Thank You, Jana May Assistant Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice clean comfortable rooms close to the main highway. Continental breakfast is good as well. Desk staff is very helpful when asking for directions or restaurants in the area. Bangor is about 20 minutes away so your not in a city environment which we like.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you'll consider us again when traveling to the Greater Bangor area. Thank You, Jana May More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was spacious, a little dated but very clean and well appointed. The breakfast buffet was basic but fine. Staff were very friendly. The little bear in the room was cute. Just a few miles to shopping and the Bangor mall. Place looked like a popular stop for those of us traveling with kids.

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Thank Scott R
Jana M, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback on our hotel and staff. The little bears in the rooms are not only cute, they also help fund our local Cancer Center. We hope to see you at our property again in the future! Thank You, Jana May Assistant Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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: $117 - $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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