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University Inn Academic Suites
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Orono
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was my first weekend staying in the University Inn (I am a recent UMaine graduate) when my husband, dog, and I went to Orono for an Alumni weekend. The staff at the University Inn were great and since they allow pets, we were able to stay in a first floor room with a sliding door that opened up directly into the parking lot. This was extremely convenient for when the dog had to go outside! The room was very clean and the free breakfast was delicious, and the hotel is walking distance from both campus and the local bars and restaurants so we didn't need to get a cab when we went out on the town ;)

Room Tip: Rooms off the parking lot came with a key to the sliding door so we could go in and out of our room...
Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
Thank Jamie R
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

The room was very clean and well equipt for a comfortable weekend. The continental breakfast was amazing. We were there for a function being held at the University of Maine, Orono campus . The drive was less than two minutes to the parking lot on campus. The staff were all very nice. I had forgotten to pack an item and the desk staff were very helpful in supplying it.

Room Tip: I had a room on the first floor. The first night it sounded like a horse walking around up stairs, b...
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Thank Dean D
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We spent two nights at the University Inn in Orono. Our room on the second floor was quiet and comfortable, breakfast was very good, and the staff was helpful and friendly. We would stay there again if visiting Orono.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms may be quieter than those on the first floor.
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Thank Mary J
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The hotel has great rooms, amenities like coffee, fridge in room, comfortable beds and clean rooms and a ample breakfast. It had what I expected at a hotel but the staff of people are exceptionable. They are friendly helpful and down right nice people. Thank you providing a home atmosphere. If my grandson decides to enroll at the the University, I will "visit" again.

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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, especially the staff. We pride ourselves on our customer service, and want each guest to feel at home. Hope your grandson chooses to go to the University of Maine, and that we get to see you again soon!

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

The room was just right for 2 people. Very clean. Beds were comfortable. Pillows were kind of hard. TV was nice with full channel lineup of Directv. Keurig machine, microwave and fridge in room. Would have liked some mini coffemate creamer in fridge. They were available during breakfast though.

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Thank NewEnglandME
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traceywhitten23, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. After your stay we have listened to your comments, as well as those from other guests and added mini creamers in all of our rooms for guests to enjoy with their complimentary Keurig coffee. Hope to see you again soon.

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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 reviewResponded 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
Thank Bobbi Jo F
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TraceyWhitten1, Owner at University Inn Academic Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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University Motel Academic
University Inn Academic Suites Orono, Maine

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