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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Orono
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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Best Pet Friendly Hotel”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Black Bear. This was the most pet friendly hotel at which we have ever stayed. They only charged $10.00 for our beagle and also gave her a warm greeting. Linda at the check in area was great. The room was clean and plenty big.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank scott4808
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for staying with us. We are happy that you brought your beagle along. She is a sweetie. We are glad Linda made you all feel welcome. It's great that you found your room comfortable and spacious. We look forward to seeing you all again the next time you visit our area. Take care and thank you again.


Sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Front desk very helpful and everyone friendly. Clean rooms and comfortable bed. Great for business traveler with easy access to plugs, easy wireless connection, nice desk area to work, and comfortable room size. Air quality very easy to use and quiet. I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank PatrisW
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you found our front desk staff friendly and helpful. It's great that your room was clean and comfortable to work in. The power boxes on the night stands are a new addition and we are glad they were useful for you. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in the Bangor/Orono/Old Town area. Take care and thank you again.


Sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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Winsted, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed November 16, 2013

I was very pleased that this hotel allows pets with a fee of only $10! The friendly service at the desk when we arrived was great, especially since we checked in pretty late (around 10:30pm) We enjoyed the continental breakfast which was full of varieties (waffles, muffins, cereal, toast, fruit, yogurt and more!) the black bear inn was very easy to get to ! Right off 95, you could see it getting off the exit!
I would recommend to anybody

  • Stayed November 2013
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We are happy you are impressed with our hotel. We appreciate that you took the time to write a review. We are happy you are pleased with our pet policy and continental breakfast. Also we are glad that you found us easily. Thank you again. Take care.
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Chaplin, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was our first trip to Orono and our first time to stay at the Black Bear Inn. We liked the inn very much. It was nice to stay at a place that was not a chain for a change. Our room was a mini suite and it was large, cozy and comfy. This was probably the quietest hotel I have ever stayed in. It was convenient to UMaine and Bangor. The continental breakfast was nice and the wine and cheese reception in the evening was a nice surprise. We will definitely stay here again. I really enjoyed interacting with the front desk staff. Very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Karen O
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thpalmer3, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
We are so happy that you chose to stay with us. Congratulations to you and your child on attending the University of Maine. We are glad that you enjoyed one of our spacious mini suites as well. We are so glad you enjoyed the wine and cheese and interaction with our staff.
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Quickly becoming my favorite place to stay when I'm visiting my daughter at UMaine. Close to the university, the highway and Bangor, with clean, comfortable, good-sized rooms. The breakfast hit all the basics, the wine reception was a nice touch in the evening. The fitness room could use a second cardio machine, but that's really my only complaint.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank southcounty65
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
We are so happy to hear that we are becoming your favorite place to stay. Congratulations to your daughter for being a student at the University of Maine. We are pleased that you enjoyed the wine reception and the Continental Breakfast. We also appreciate your feedback on the extra cardio machine for the fitness room. Take care and we look forward to your next stay with us.


Sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We would definitely stay here again. Very clean rooms. It was quiet. Only 10 minute drive to Bangor. It's right off the highway. Friendly & helpful staff. Would definitely recommend. Also had continental breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Barb H
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thpalmer3, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
We are so happy you found your room comfortable, our staff friendly and helpful and our location convenient. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. Take Care.


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Christina Pelletier
Asst. General Manager
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greenfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Convenient to the highway. Our room for our one night was comfortable and the t.v. large.
Beds were comfy. Some little things need updating and attention.Over all, quiet and convenient.
Breakfast had a good variety, room small if more than four people in it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank GreenfieldVisitor
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Traveler,


Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We are happy you found our beds comfortable and your large TV a good addition. It is unfortunate that you found the room small, if you stay again please ask for a mini suite. They are larger rooms for more people. Thank you again. Take Care.


Sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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Property: Black Bear Inn and Conference Center
Address: 4 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04473
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Orono
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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
Orono Best Western
Black Bear Inn And Conference Center Orono, Maine

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