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Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

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Bathurst, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a long drive this room was just what we needed. Very clean, tons of room, and very comfortable. Would highly recommend, and will be staying there again. The staff was very friendly and helpful, making our stay a very pleasant one.

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University Inn A, Manager at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you 5Jessica5 for your kind words and great review! We hope to see you again in the future. Jana May AGM More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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267 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was large, clean, comfortable. It is a simple local hotel, not a large business chain. It had a table and armchairs but I could have used a working desk. On the first floor, the soundproofing was light - you could hear people in the hall and traffic. Perhaps a higher floor would have helped. The gym equipment worked... More 

Thank CMF568
Wareham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night for an event at U Maine. Convenient to campus, highway and to Bangor. Love the Bears. Breakfast room was small. Our room was not available @ 3:00 pm. But we checked in and came back later. All in all it was a good stay.

Thank Peter A
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This was a much quieter weekend at the Inn than my last time, when a high school tournament was taking place on the Orono campus. A conference was just finishing up on Friday, so parking was rather full at first. Nice adjustable shower heads- I'm short and hotel shower heads are often very high.

Thank Lisa S
Bolton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The room was large, very clean and welcoming. There were amenities in the room that I found very useful--K-cup coffee maker ready to go, a compact refrigerator, a large screen TV, two vanities with sinks, a microwave and extra space. Although there was no restaurant, the Inn provided enough of a variety of breakfast items to grab and go, complimentary.... More 

Thank bfamily4b
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55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a solid Inn. They do have a complimentary breakfast which is nice and a complimentary wine/beer social time. The rooms are clean, although a little outdated. They could use some "sprucing up". Beds are very comfortable and the staff is VERY friendly and helpful. There are refrigerators in every room. Spacious with set up for business or just... More 

Thank mmalinowski
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7 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

As a fitness enthusiast I loved the small but well outfitted gym, The rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. The continental breakfast wasn't bad, coffee could have been better. Luckily Tim Hortons was nearby. Over all it was a great place to stay.

Thank Ava S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Pleasant Staff and Clean Facility, older but well maintained facility. The continental breakfast is convenient, but basic. My stay was for one evening and this hotel met my needs for a good, basic hotel.

Thank GJA_Waltham
Auburn, Maine
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean and comfortable room. King size bed, refrigerator, microwave, table and two chairs. Staff was friendly and helpful. Convenient location on Stillwater Ave. - close to some fast food, gas, and other businesses. About a 15 minute drive back into Bangor if you want to hit the slots.

Thank Robinski78
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I stayed in a double queen room. I appreciated having a fridge and microwave inside the room. Every worker I came into contact with was friendly and very accommodating. From the front desk staff to the person running the free continental breakfast, there was no question too small, and all answers came with a smile.

Thank afitz1981

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Address: 4 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04473
Region: United States > Maine > Orono
Price Range: RM462 - RM542 (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
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Also Known As:
Black Bear Hotel Orono
Best Western Orono
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“King room large, but probably quieter on top floor. Had quiet night, but could hear walking on floor above me in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles bfamily4b, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get the 3rd floor, not as much noise. Doors are "thin", meaning you hear all”
 of 5 bubbles mmalinowski, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every room is fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles reneet567, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We should have chosen a room on the opposite side of the hotel as we were situated directly on the highway side and it was noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles rosieposie2015, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we faced the highway and i heard nothing!”
 of 5 bubbles heathera965, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
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