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University Inn Academic Suites
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Orono
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Barre, Vermont
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6 reviews
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“Comfortable Beds!”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

I had a great stay here with my son. We came to visit the University of Maine. The beds were really comfy and the breakfast the next day was really nice. I couldn't believe they had a hot meal included in the price of the room. It was easy to find and the people at the front desk were very friendly. I would stay here again

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Linda S
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, glad to hear you had a good stay. Hope to see you again soon if your son chooses to go the University of Maine.
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Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

My son returned from Afghanistan and was surprising my daughter his sister. Success ! The hotel was Super clean, pet friendly and the breakfast was amazing and very fresh! Rooms were both excellent clean and comfortable. I will definitely be staying again before she graduates in 2015!

Stayed April 2014
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thank you so much for the kind review. I wished we had known the circumstances of your son's return. We could have done something special for him. We thank him for his service and are glad he's home!!
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Kennebunk, Maine
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

The staff is very friendly and helpful. I had the pleasure of speaking to Carrie when making the reservation and was happy to see her smiling at the front desk when checking in. Everything was as requested and we were able to go right to our suite.The rooms are well appointed, the beds very comfortable. Little touches made it even better, bottles of water and peppermint patties were left in our room. A refrigerator and microwave are present for use. The room was obviously updated with thought for comfort and need. We would definitely choose to stay here again if visiting in the area.

Room Tip: We asked for the second floor, river view and had no complaints about our choice.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thank you so much for the review. We are coming up on 50 years in business and appreciate your positive words. We hope you enjoyed this wonderful school and hope to see you again in the future.
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Ocean, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our room was spacious and very clean. The beds were very comfortable. The inn is less than 5 minutes from the university of maine campus. The keurig coffemaker, microwave and mini fridge were a nice touch. The breakfast was very good with hot choices, bagels/pastries, and yogurt/fruit. I would definitely stay at the inn again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

My son and I stayed there for a visit to the University of Maine. People there are very friendly and helpful. Location is perfect and so close to the university. My only regret is that we were there when the weather was freezing and we could not enjoy the patio looking out on the river!! Hope next time we stay there we can enjoy the view sitting outside.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

The University Inn in Orono is the best! This property gives you the "Family Owned" type of service that you just don't find at chain hotels. The accommodations are good, the staff excellent and the value for the area is outstanding. We've stayed there a number of times and each time the owners do more to improve their client's experience. The rooms are very clean, the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are bathrooms (the shower heads were replaced since our last visit and are excellent), and the friendly staff is there for your every need. We will continue to stay there. And in the warmer weather, you can't beat the bar and pool for a late evening drink.

For those of you who have written negative comments about The University Inn, get a life!! This isn't downtown NYC or the Ritz. It is a great hotel in a rural, college town. The folks are friendly and place is clean and it is an easy drive to the Bangor Mall area.

Room Tip: We like the fact that the groud floor rooms facing the parking lot have keys to the sliding doors so...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Marcol1n1
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thank you so much for this fabulous review. I am so happy you noticed the shower upgrade. Actually, we had to replace all of the plumbing inside the walls to address the water fluctuation complaints. This was a major upgrade and it is so refreshing to have our repeat guests notice the change. Thanks again! ~Tracey
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Have been staying at the University Inn when in Orono for the past two years as my son is studying at the University. Always pleasant and accommodating. Love it in the warmer months sitting by the pool. Easy walk into Orono and great restaurants.

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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
Hotel Style:
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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University Motel Academic
University Inn Academic Suites Orono, Maine

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