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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Orono
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Well, almost anyway. After missing flights from Seattle to Bangor causing me to be 48 hours longer than expected, I was glad that I had reserved the room at Black Bear. It was excellent room and loved the rustic decor including the bear quilts. Breakfast room was cramped, but otherwise a welcoming place. Staff very helpful.

Room Tip: Other guests roamed the halls in the middle of the night (2-3:00 AM) and doors do not shut quietly.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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thpalmer3, Director of Sales at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review. Glad to hear you liked our rustic décor, our bear quilts are very popular.
Hope to see you the next time you visit our area.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stay at the Black Bear Inn about four times a year since 2009 when we visit family in the area. From calling to make a reservation to check-out, the staff at Black Bear Inn do everything they can to make our stay excellent. We haven't met a staff member yet who doesn't offer a friendly greeting or an upbeat chat.

Black Bear Inn is easy to find, just off Exit 193 of I-95. It has an on-site restaurant for breakfast and dinner, easy access to Old Town, Orono and Bangor.

We return over and over because the rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. The amenities are up to date. Bonuses: free breakfast (a wide variety of choices), warm cookies at check-in, a wine reception at certain hours, Welcome-Home club loyalty program. Our stays at Black Bear add to the enjoyment of our family visits.

Room Tip: Let the front desk attendant know your preferences and they'll match you with a good room. We p...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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thpalmer3, Director of Sales at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 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 enjoy hearing that you enjoy all our great amenities and that our staff make your stay enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed at the black bear inn the night of my wedding, the staff was amazing. The food was amazing. And the blue room was more was more then enough room for me and my guest. And we would stay there again. And the honeymoon suite was more then worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Justmarried072713
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thpalmer3, Director of Sales at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Congratulations on your wedding!! We were so happy to help you celebrate your special day and make it a day to remember. Thank you for the kind words about our staff. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Went to bangor to do a little shopping and get away from the thanksgiving festivities. We were winging it for hotels. When we arrived first went to Holiday Inn and they told us it was booked solid for every hotel in the area. We had stayed at the Black Bear before and enjoyed our stay so decided to call. We were in luck 3 rooms left booked without asking price. When I arrived a nice girl at the front Samantha was friendly took my info and i asked how much it was and i was quite surprised at price. I told her i was a welcome home member but probably no longer since it had been a while. She said she could see what she could do. I ended up getting a much better rate. She was very helpful as well when trying to get my prepaid phone working. She deserves a raise.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank RestedTraveller1
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thpalmer3, Director of Sales at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 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! Thank you for your kind words about Samantha. We hope you can stay with us again in the near future.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I am an out of town employee of the University of Maine and stayed at the Black Bear Inn on my most recent trip. I was incredibly impressed with the entire stay. Making a corporate rate reservation was easy, the front desk attendant was friendly and welcoming upon arrival and the room was comfortable and attractive, decorated in charming black bear motif. I had a quiet, restful overnight and enjoyed a delicious continental breakfast before check out. The hotel was clean, comfortable and attractive as well as reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this location for anyone traveling to the Bangor, Maine area. As an added bonus, they are also dog friendly! Great stay!

Room Tip: I always like upper floors.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Jonna K
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Black Bear Inn. We enjoy being pet friendly as well, it is great to see our furry friends. We are so glad that your room was comfortable and your night was restful. We look forward to your next visit with us. It is always great to see a smiling and familiar face. Take care.


sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The location is convenient to the interstate and close to the University of Maine sports complex but the signage to find the hotel could stand some improvement. The room was clean but a bit dated. The bathroom was small.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business. We are happy you found our location convenient. Thank you for your feedback on the signage and the bathrooms, we are always looking for ways to improve. We hope you will come stay again next time you visit the University of Maine Sports Complex. Take Care.


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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My family and I stay at the Black Bear Inn for all of our travels to the Bangor area. My son plays football for the University and we are there often. It is always very clean and comfortable. The staff is wonderful and make us feel so welcome every time we walk through the doors. The breakfast is plenty and the kids get a kick out of the waffle making. Linda at the desk makes us feel like family...... Love this place!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2013

Thank you so much for continually staying with us. We are so happy to have you! Thank you also for taking the time to write a review. We will see you next football game! Take care.


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Amanda Schmidt
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Additional Information about Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Address: 4 Godfrey Dr, Orono, ME 04473-3610
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Orono
Price Range: $100 - $144 (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
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 
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Black Bear Hotel Orono
Best Western Orono
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Black Bear Inn And Conference Center Orono, Maine

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