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“Renovations help, breakfast a bit below average”

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University Inn Academic Suites
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Orono
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Renovations continue each year. The room was clean, large, and very functional. Refrig & microwave in each room. Comfortable king bed. Pool area looked great, well kept in the pool and the grounds around the pool. Internet speed was OK and we never lost the connection. Fitness room is in good shape. Staff is very pleasant.A/C unit blew cold air right across the bed. We built an air divertor to spread the cold air around the room. Breakfast seems to have slipped. Breakfast meat and coffee were the good part of breakfast. Eggs, waffles, & french toast sticks were commercial boxed stuff and not prepared very well. Standard bagels, bread, and danish. Fruit juice was not good. Some fresh fruit was available. Yogurt was available only one of three mornings. One kind of cereal was available. Overall, a very good value and we will stay again because of the room and the staff.

Room Tip: Upstairs to eliminate any possibility of noise from above. Only two floors but no elevator.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Hello we stayed for our first time and it was excellent!!! The staff was more than helpful and we look forwards to our next trip. A special Thank you to the girl that help us that visit I believe her name was Kelley.

Room Tip: 2nd floor on river side very private
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Glenn C
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thanks so much for the nice feedback. I will make sure Kelly receives the compliment. Our staff is amazing and I am so glad she was able to help you.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

My son and I checked into the University Inn on Sunday, June 23rd thru Wednesday June 26th. The reason, football camp at UMO, in case you're tracking why people are in the area. We arrived before 11am, knowing that we couldn't check in until 2pm, because my son was excited to get on the road from Waterford, ME, early that morning! We were greeted with 100% friendliness and were in our room by 12:00, that was awesome! The service we had was SUPER the entire stay. The facility was clean and the pool area very well groomed. The staff was all so helpful and friendly. Before checking out I asked could be book for next year, to ensure we had a room! We are DEFINITELY making that our location of choice to stay throughout our visits to Orono over the next several years. My son's goal is to play football at UMO one day, so you'll be seeing us alot!
Thank you for the wonderful treatment- and the breakfast bar was a very nice bonus- well presented, great choices- overall excellent experience!

Room Tip: Our room was nice, over looking the pool and beyond that the river- very calming and nice atmosphere...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Cara B
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. Be sure to participate in our frequent guest program which will provide every 7th night for free. We look forward to seeing you over the next several years.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have stayed at both hotels close to the university and although they are both well maintained and clean, I prefer University Inn because it has the pool and dining area is larger. The pool and outdoor area were immaculate and the room was very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jim M
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you the next time you visit the University of Maine.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Wonderful renovations since our last visit (which was nice too!). Delightful accommodations - comfortable and close to everything! Minor suggestions: pull-out couch mattress could be improved and prepared/ripe fruit offered at breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you so much for the kind words. We have started offering an assortment of fruit selections on the breakfast menu. Some days we offer whole fruit such as apples, bananas and oranges and we alternate that with fresh cut up fruit such as melons and pineapple. We try to make sure there is something for all diet types. We look forward to seeing you over the next few years.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Small but you wouldn't know it. Rooms had everything from WiFi to microwave, coffee maker, fridge. Nice view with a balcony to step outside. I would recommend this place to a friend and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We are very excited about our recent additions of fridge, microwaves, and Keurigs to all of our rooms and glad to see others are as well. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The owner and the staff are excellent - very friendly and helpful. My room was clean and comfortable. The hair dryer in my room did not work and was replaced immediately. Breakfast was included and was decent. There's coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the lobby all day, and a Keurig machine in the room. There weren't too many people around so it was quiet. The location is great - a short walk to the center of town and UMaine. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: If possible ask for the river side for a nice view of the river and the town.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 5 College Ave, Orono, ME 04473-4400
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Location: United States > Maine > Orono
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Orono
Price Range: $96 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Inn Academic Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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