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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

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Sanford, Maine
Reviewed January 15, 2016

We had the newly renovated room that was the envy of everyone else at the meeting. Enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner without having to leave the hotel. Staff was pleasant and accommodating. Wine and cheese at 5:30 was an added bonus.

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York, Maine
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Came into town to visit our UMO student, very convenient to campus. Rooms are clean and no issues. Continental breakfast very basic but nice to have a quick breakfast. Love the wine reception hour! Pricing very acceptable, look for AAA discount.

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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed November 7, 2015

Looks and acts pretty much like any mid-range motel. Nothing particularly outstanding, and nothing particularly awful. The room was clean and comfortable if not particularly large. Breakfast was typical. WiFi was dependable. One snafu: there was nobody at the desk when we arrived so it took a little extra time to check in. Plenty of parking. It is a little...

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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed September 30, 2015

We found the staff at The Black Bear inn was as cordial and welcoming as every other time we visited. The rooms are comfortable and roomy. The continental breakfasts are average but not the best we have had at other hotels. The one problem they should correct immediately is their WIFI is so slow especially in the afternoon and evening...

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Jefferson City, Missouri
Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel on previous trips and always return. It's well-kept although it's beginning to show a little bit of age. The rooms are spacious and very clean as is the rest of the hotel. The hotel looks as if it needs a little updating but that doesn't take away from a good stay. The continental breakfast is...

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Thank George K
Ohio
Reviewed September 5, 2015

24-28 August 2015. My wife and I have stayed here once before and we enjoyed our stay as much then as we did this time. We spent four days in the Orono / Bangor ME area to spend time with our daughter who is attend grad school at the University of Maine and to visit Acadia National Park. We are...

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Farmington, Missouri
Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights needing convenience to Bangor, Acadia National Park and Barr Harbor. Both nights were pleasant in a nice, clean and quaint room (with Keurig coffee pots! No kidding). They had a wine and cheese hour nightly for the guests to mingle and relax. The staff were friendly and knowledgeably helpful of our needs all at a very...

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Gurnee, Illinois
Reviewed August 29, 2015

I guess when I saw "Conference Center" in the title, I was expecting a huge complex, but this is really just a nice average off-the-interstate hotel. We arrived very late and had to leave early, so we didn't get to see much of the place outside the room and breakfast. The room is decent sized, very clean, very quiet (the...

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Maine
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I visited last weekend with my Grandchildren while their mom moved into their new home. It is a lovely hotel the room we had was spacious enough for me and an 8 and 2 year old. The breakfast area was very small and awkward to manage. Didn't see any high chairs or boosters for the 2 year old which made...

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Pa.
Reviewed August 15, 2015

The room was very nice and it was very close to I 95 but not noisy. The breakfast was ok but for the size of the hotel I have had better selections. We were there for my wife's 50th class reunion but just used the hotel for Friday night. A nice wine and cheese reception prior to our leaving for...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • 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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“Ask for one that the heater has been updated/replaced.”
 of 5 bubbles DinaGoodwin, Jan 29, 2017 | Read review
“King room large, but probably quieter on top floor. Had quiet night, but could hear walking on floor above me in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles bfamily4b, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the 3rd floor, not as much noise. Doors are "thin", meaning you hear all”
 of 5 bubbles mmalinowski, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Every room is fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles reneet567, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“We should have chosen a room on the opposite side of the hotel as we were situated directly on the highway side and it was noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles rosieposie2015, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
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