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University Inn Academic Suites
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Orono
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Topsham, Maine
1 review
“Great Return”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great to be back in the Orono area for business after 20 plus years away from UMaine. Very pleasant stay and appreciated the updated rooms. The rooms were very clean and nicely appointed and I particularly enjoyed the hot water baseboard heat in lieu of the normal hot air units that tend to dry me out and keep me awake. Breakfast spread was beyond expectations.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are very appreciative of all feedback that we receive from our guests, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you have a chance to stay with again the next time you are in the area.
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

The University Inn Academics Suites has been our go to retreat on weekends that we traveled north to visit our sons, who will be graduating from University of Maine this spring. We especially appreciate the location of the Inn, adorned by the Stillwater River and very conveniently located within walking distance of downtown and the campus in Orono. The staff is more than accommodating, polite, and attentive. The rooms are competively priced and offer a traveler a welcome respite.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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8 reviews
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you are going to visit your chldren at UMaine this is the place to stay. Convenient, super clean and walk to school. Extravagant breakfast and other nice touches, mints at the front desk, herb tea, add to the experience. This is an older property so it has some quirks, rooms need better lighting so i bring a reading lamp and i also bring an extension cord for my cpap machine. if you have a dog this place rocks, very pet friendly ( we have a black lab). The pool is open seasonally and while small is enough for an evening dip while looking over the river. All in all i recommend this place especially now they have a fridge and micro in the room and a little coffee maker. makes it feel homey. Last things, nice thick towels.

Room Tip: ask for a room looking over the river and you will avoid the parking lot noise
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us once again and for writing such a nice review. We know that our guests have many options for places to stay and we greatly appreciate all of our frequent visitors. We are happy to hear that the hotel feels “homey” for both you and your lab. We continuously strive to make sure every guests visit is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. Hope to see you again soon, and that you enjoy our most recent renovations.
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Laval, Canada
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

once again stayed at our favorite spot when visiting orono.We were here again to return my daughter to university after the holiday break.The room and service were very good as always and recommend this to anyone who needs a nice comfy place to stay with a nice breakfast included.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us once again, it is always great to see familiar faces. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay once again. We take great pride in our deluxe continental breakfast and are very happy to hear you appreciated all that if offers. Hope to see you again soon.
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Ashby, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Very pleasant, very clean, comfortable and wonderful breakfast!
We ended up arriving at 11 PM instead of 4 due to icing and bad roads! staff very nice and accommodating! Staying again!
Very large rooms fridge, microwave, coffee! awesome!

Room Tip: on the River
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Good location, near downtown and near the university. Wifi was a bit slow at times but good. The staff is friendly and the complementary hot breakfest is good (eggs, waffles, bacon). Bonus: There's Nutella! Rooms are clean too!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
We are glad to hear that you had a good stay with us recently, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in both our deluxe continental breakfast and the high standard of cleanliness in our rooms and we are pleased to see that you enjoyed both. Sorry to hear that the WiFi was not up to par during your visit, this is something that we will immediately investigate and attempt to correct. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Again,Tracy & her crew made seven of us feel at home during a very sad time in our lives.My wife passed at the Bangor hospital,7 of us stayed for a week ( myself 2 weeks ) & the staff could not have been more considerate, caring & helpful !!! They made an ugly event bearable......we will never be able to thank them enough & all of us will never be able to pass Orono without a stay with them......thanks guys.......you were all great !!!

Room Tip: The river views are great & the dog loved the woods & river !!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Thanks so much for the nice feedback. You touched our hearts and became part of our family. Wishing you peace, calm and healing during this holiday season. Be well.
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Property: University Inn Academic Suites
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
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Orono
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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