Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

4 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04473 United States (USA) near Exit 193 on I-95 (~0.2mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Property
44.903600-68.688730
+1-800-760-7718
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Very Good
4.0/5

Based on 468 guest reviews

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  • Comp. Breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 26.3%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 68 rooms in property
  • 3 floors in property
  • 2 suites in property
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all discounts available. The chart provides the cheapest public rates available by room type.

Room Types

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Non-Smoking
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Check Rates1 King Bed Mini Suite WiFi Coffeemaker, Hairdryer Iron with Board Alarm Clock Radio Flat Screen Cabl
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Check Rates1 King Bed WiFi Coffeemaker, Hairdryer Iron with Board Alarm Clock Radio Flat Screen Cable TV
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Mini Suite Microwave Mini Corporate Rate Must Present Corporate Identification or Busin
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Mini Suite Microwave, Refrigerator WiFi Coffeemaker, Hairdryer Iron with Board Alarm
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds WiFi Coffeemaker, Hairdryer Iron with Board Alarm Clock Radio Cable TV
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Check RatesDeluxe Suite 1 King Bed
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Check RatesDeluxe Suite 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesRack 2 Queen Beds Standard Sitting Area Hd Cable Pet Friendly and Wood Floor Options Available
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Check RatesRack 2 Queen Mini Suites Work Desk Sitting Area Pet Friendly or Pet Free Carpet Only
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Check RatesRack King Standard Sitting Area Hd Cable Pet Friendly and Wood Floor Options Available
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Check RatesThis 1 Queen Bed Room Includes A Pull Out Couch Refrigerator, Microwave Keurig Book 21 or More Days
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Check RatesThis King Bedded Room Is Includes A Hot Tub Massage Chair 2 Large Flat Panel Televisions with Cable
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Check RatesThis Suite Includes A King Bed and A Queen Bed A Hot Tub Massage Chair 2 Large Book 21 or More Days
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Check RatesThis Suite Includes A King Bed and A Queen Bed A Hot Tub Massage Chair 2 Large Flat Panel Television
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Check RatesThis Suite Includes A King Bed and A Queen Bed A Hot Tub Massage Chair 2 Large Standard
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Local Attractions

1 mile from the University of Maine, 7 miles from Hollywood Slots, 1 mile from Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, 1 mile from Hudson Museum, 2 miles from Collins Center for the Arts, 3 miles from Old Town Canoe, 5 miles from Bangor Mall, 5 miles from Korean War Memorial, 5 miles from Penobscot High Stakes Bingo, 8 miles from St. Joseph's Hospital, 8 miles from Cascade Park, 8 miles from Sea Dog Brewery, 8 miles from Eastern Maine Medical Center, 8 miles from Bangor Municipal Golf Course, 8 miles from Husson College, 10 miles from Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center, 10 miles from Bass Park, 10 miles from Paul Bunyan Statue, 10 miles from Blackbeard's Amusement Center, 10 miles from Beal College, 10 miles from Maine Discovery Museum, 10 miles from Bangor Theological Seminary, 42 miles from Penobscot Marine Museum, 45 miles from Castine, 45 miles from Fort Knox, 50 miles from Unity College, 55 miles from Bar Harbor, 72 miles from Baxter State Park, 72 miles fro

Verified Reviews of Black Bear Inn & Conference Center

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great Hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Nice employees and very clean facility.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Aug-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 05 to Sat Aug 06 2022 at a $243.00 average nightly rate.
"Very Friendly & Helpful Staff"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We stayed at the Black Bear Inn for the UMO orientation and were impressed with the very friendly and helpful staff.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jun 21 to Wed Jun 22 2022 at a $171.99 average nightly rate.
"Dated"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Pleasant staff. Towels, etc had ragged edges. Breakfast room small.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 15 to Sat Jul 17 2021 at a $144.00 average nightly rate.
"College Drop Off."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The hotel is very nice. It is close to the school. The staff is very friendly. I will recommend this hotel to others. I will stay again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Jan-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jan 20 to Thu Jan 21 2021 at a $72.99 average nightly rate.
"College pick up."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The hotel is close to the school. It's clean and the staff is friendly and helpful.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Nov-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Nov 21 to Mon Nov 23 2020 at a $57.99 average nightly rate.
"College Visit"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Stayed at Black Bear Inn during a college visit. The decor fits the area. Black bears all around. Very cute. The rooms are clean and quiet. I will come again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 29 to Mon Sep 30 2019 at a $77.26 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 468 guest reviews

Property Description

The Black Bear Inn & Conference Center is conveniently located off Interstate 95 in central Maine near the University of Maine, the Maine Center for the Arts and the Bangor Mall. Friendly guest service agents and warm surroundings will greet you when you enter the lobby. Our attractive rooms feature king- or queen-size beds, cable television, movies, AM/FM radios, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers and Keurig coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators. All guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning in the Black Bear Cafe. With over 7,900 square feet of modern meeting space, the Black Bear Inn & Conference Center is the perfect location for corporate meetings, conventions and receptions, and their professional meeting planners look forward to working with you to make your next function a success. Finally, the Black Bear Inn & Conference Center is the perfect headquarters for day trips to Camden, Acadia National Park and the beautiful Bar Harbor region. Enjoy Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin, the Moosehead Lake Region and beautiful fall foliage tours. For outstanding accommodations in the heart of the University of Maine's Black Bear Territory, come experience the hospitality of the Black Bear Inn & Conference Center.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2012
Floors: 3
Rooms: 68
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 68
Handicap Rooms: 3
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 14760 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: Comp. Wine Reception from 5pm to 6pm Mon. - Thurs
FEMA Approved: Yes
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Cancellation Policy: Reservations may be cancelled by 4 pm the day of arrival without a charge. An extended cancellation deadline may be in effect for some special events.
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 9.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Bangor International Airport is 8 miles away, just down Interstate 95.

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttle service available with 72 hour notice.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary continental breakfast

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Well behaved pets allowed with a small fee. They must be supervised at all times.When asked if we allow dogs at our hotel, here’s what we generally reply:“Dogs are welcome in this hotel. We’ve never had a dog that smoked in bed and set fire to the blankets. We’ve never had a dog who stole the towels, played the TV too loud or had a fight with his traveling companion. We’ve never had a dog who got drunk and broke up the furniture. So, if your dog can vouch for you, you’re welcome too!”

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary w-fi throughout the building

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Rate fluctuations of Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

This chart illustrates seasonality of sleeping room prices for both group/meeting rates and the best online individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group offer was placed. The most competitive group rate shown is 38.5% in January 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $153 in the month of April 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Black Bear Inn and Conference Center.

Feel free to use the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Orono event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Blsck Bear Inn Conference Center 60 x 60 x 8 3600--/--------------/------360
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Blsck Bear Inn Conference Center

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
3600 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
60 x 60 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
12
Columns:
1
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$150.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$150.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$150.00 USD
Room rental rates are higher on the weekends.Packages available for large groups, teams, weddings etc.
Pink Room A 0 x 0 x 0 900--/----40--------/--80----
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Pink Room A

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
900 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
    Blue Room 0 x 0 x 0 3960--/----250--------/--400----
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    Blue Room

    Room Type:
    General Meeting Room
    Total Size:
    3960 Sq. Mi
    Dimensions:
    0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
    Floor Level:
    Natural Light?:
    No
    Obstructions?
    No
    Built In Screens?
    No
    Built In Stage?
    No
    Built In A/V?
    No
    Amenities Available
      Pink Room Combined 0 x 0 x 0 3600--/----200--------/--350200--
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      Pink Room Combined

      Room Type:
      General Meeting Room
      Total Size:
      3600 Sq. Mi
      Dimensions:
      0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
      Floor Level:
      Natural Light?:
      No
      Obstructions?
      No
      Built In Screens?
      No
      Built In Stage?
      No
      Built In A/V?
      No
      Amenities Available
        Pink Room B 0 x 0 x 0 900--/----40--------/--80----
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        Pink Room B

        Room Type:
        General Meeting Room
        Total Size:
        900 Sq. Mi
        Dimensions:
        0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
        Floor Level:
        Natural Light?:
        No
        Obstructions?
        No
        Built In Screens?
        No
        Built In Stage?
        No
        Built In A/V?
        No
        Amenities Available
          Pink Room C 0 x 0 x 0 1800--/----70--------/--150----
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          Pink Room C

          Room Type:
          General Meeting Room
          Total Size:
          1800 Sq. Mi
          Dimensions:
          0 x 0 x 0 Ft.
          Floor Level:
          Natural Light?:
          No
          Obstructions?
          No
          Built In Screens?
          No
          Built In Stage?
          No
          Built In A/V?
          No
          Amenities Available

            FAQs about Black Bear Inn & Conference Center

            What time is check in?

            Check in time is 2:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

            What time is check out?

            Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

            How many rooms does Black Bear Inn & Conference Center have?

            There are 68 rooms in the property.

            Is there any meeting space at Black Bear Inn & Conference Center?

            Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

            What kind of breakfast is at Black Bear Inn & Conference Center?

            Complimentary continental breakfast

            How much does internet cost?

            Complimentary w-fi throughout the building

            Can I get a AAA rate at Black Bear Inn & Conference Center?

            Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: 1 King Bed - Wireless Internet Coffeemaker AAA Rate Must Present Membership Card At Check in

            Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Black Bear Inn & Conference Center?

            Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: 1 King Bed - Wireless Internet Coffeemaker AARP Rate Must Present Membership Card At Check in

            Is there a gym at Black Bear Inn & Conference Center?

            Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

            Is there shopping nearby?

            Yes. Close to shopping.

            Is there a WiFi internet?

            Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. Wifi quality could be improved. Every guests reviewed said the wifi quality was bad.

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