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“So Cozy I Could Move In” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Orono
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Bremerton, Washington
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261 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“So Cozy I Could Move In”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I came to Maine to visit my son for Christmas. He lives less than 10 minutes away above the pro shop of his golf course. Staying at the Inn gave us both space and made for a perfect visit. The staff is totally cheery and friendly. They offer a great breakfast (6-10 a.m.) and have coffee in the room which is spotlessly clean and roomy. Cookies on arrival and a free newspaper are just a couple of the touches of home they offer. Smiles are free. You'll be smiling if you stay there.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for writing a review, this helps us and our travelers. We are so glad you had a nice visit with your son. It's great that you enjoyed our cookies and that we made you smile. Take care and thank you again so much.


Sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We were impressed with the great location so close to I-95. This property is well maintained and has very friendly staff. The staff make you feel right at home. The rooms are very spacious and updated. Their continental breakfast has many choices, my children loved the waffle station. We will definitely be back and recommend to all our friends and family

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Duane L
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you for staying at the Black Bear Inn and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you found our staff helpful and our location convenient. We are happy you and the kids enjoyed our waffles. Take care and thank you again.



Sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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Columbia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

Our second trip here in the past few months. Nice staff, clean and large rooms, and great location when visiting UMaine and/or Bangor. Staff is very accommodating and helpful. Close to everything. Will continue to stay here whenever in the area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jody A
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for continuing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you find our location convenient and comfortable. Our staff loves seeing familiar faces as well as new ones. Take Care and thank you again.



Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stayed a week at the Black Bear Inn in Orono, Maine and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel. This hotel is clean, comfortable, convenient and affordable, and all with a great, friendly local feel. The rooms are well kept and comfortable and the staff are all friendly and extremely helpful. I highly recommend a stay at the Black Bear Inn, and I will be staying there again in the future.

Green Features: I loved the recycling bin in the room and appreciate the concern for creating a "green" environment.
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank greatestgma
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
We are so happy to hear your stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate that you found our staff Friendly and helpful and our rooms in good working condition. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in the area. Take care and thank you again.



Sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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Ledyard, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

I always have a very plesant time when I stay there. They let us play cards in the conference room when it is not being used and the wine and cheese is an added bonus. The rooms are always clean and ready when we get there and everyone is very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lucille H
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
We appreciate you staying with us often. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for being a repeat guest. We are happy to hear you enjoy the wine and cheese reception. It's great that you get together in the conference room to play cards. Thank you again. Take Care.



Sincerely,


Amanda Schmidt
Front Desk Manager
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Sussex, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Stayed at the Black Bear Inn for our Bangor shopping trip,was pleasantly surprised at how close it was to the shopping district ,only 7 kms on the Stillwater rd. The hotel was excellent,very clean rooms ,free breakfast and great staff. I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a quiet place to stay.Would of liked to have had a pool though !!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sandra524
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thpalmer3, Front Office Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review, November 30, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you liked our quiet rooms and great location. We don't have an indoor pool at the hotel, but we do offer complimentary day passes to the Old Town YMCA and they have an indoor pool. So you will know for next time. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you come and shop in Bangor. Take care and thank you again!



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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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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
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Black Bear Inn And Conference Center Orono, Maine

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