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Welcome

to the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center

Orono Maine Hotel
& Conference Center

The Black Bear Inn & Conference Center, an Orono Maine Hotel, is conveniently located off Interstate 95 in central Maine near the University of Maine, the Collins Center for the Arts, and the Bangor Mall. This is the perfect stop for UMaine Bangor Lodging Hotel and Conference Center guests because it is central to many attractions.

With 7,560 square feet of modern meeting space, the Black Bear Inn & Conference Center is the perfect location for corporate meetings, conventions and receptions, and our professional meeting planners look forward to working with you to make your next function a success. Our attractive rooms feature king or queen beds, cable television, and an array of in-room amenities. All guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning in the Black Bear Cafe, so please be sure to enjoy.

This UMaine Bangor Lodging Hotel and Conference Center is the perfect headquarters for day trips to Camden, Acadia National Park and the beautiful Bar Harbor region. 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! We are unique because you will enter as a guest, and leave as a friend.

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  • Bear's Den

    The only one of its kind, this room offers 500 sq. ft of space with beautiful hand made hickory furniture from the Amish in Northern Maine. This room is sure to impress with its high end lodge feel. 

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  • Standard Queen

    Our standard rooms are very spacious with 345 sq. ft of space and have either a work desk or sitting table for your comfort. In keeping with our Black Bear theme, you will find cozy comforts to accent your stay, including a furry friend to keep you company. These rooms feature a private bathroom with a tub, large screen TV with fiber optics high definition cable, and modern décor.

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  • Standard King

    Our standard rooms are very spacious with 345 sq. ft of space and have either a work desk or sitting table for your comfort. In keeping with our Black Bear theme, you will find cozy comforts to accent your stay, including a furry friend to keep you company. These rooms feature a private bathroom with a tub, large screen TV with fiber optics high definition cable, and modern décor.

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Weddings

Black Bear Inn and Conference Center is a rustic, yet modern-style wedding venue in Orono, Maine. This locally owned family hotel is the perfect place for a weekend wedding retreat located just eight miles from the Bangor International Airport. With indoor and outdoor spaces, couples could enjoy Maine in any season.

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Conferences & More

Our Conference Center provides a classic and customizable space for social or corporate events. The Inn and Conference Center is conveniently located off 1-95 near UMaine, Collins Center for the Arts, Hollywood Casino, Cross Insurance Center, and the Bangor Mall. It is also located near Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin, and the Moosehead Lake Region.

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Park & Fly / Shuttle

We are happy to provide shuttle service to our guests within the Bangor region with advance arrangements with the front desk.

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  • "We like your location, your excellent staff, and your concern for our comfort. Your breakfast room is inviting and your food is fresh." Richard and Betty G. in MI
  • "Beautiful accommodations. Nice continental breakfast. Would definitely stay again." Leanne C. in New Brunswick
  • "In our travels over the years the “Black Bear” has a class of its own when it comes to courteousness, cleanliness, and friendliness. The rates are very favorable too!" James S. in Newfoundland
  • "Check in was fast and they remembered me from last year! Great cookies and a free newspaper! The room was perfect." Debi
  • "I love staying here!" Kai
  • "We found it very nice. The girl in the café for breakfast on Saturday was very helpful and very friendly. Right on for the good service! We are an elderly couple and found very good service." Allison
  • "The cleanliness and amenities are wonderful. The people working here are top notch. We visited in 2010 and there was no question of where to stay this trip. Breakfast served in the lobby is quite nice." Trip Advisor Review
  • "Went to Orono for my son’s summer orientation session at Umaine, I had never stayed at Black Bear Inn but I used trip advisor and the pictures to make the choice. I had a very restful stay at the Inn. The pictures are exactly what it looks like. So homey and charming. The hotel staff was wonderful and very accommodating…." Trip Advisor Review