University Inn & Academic Suites

5 College Ave, Orono, ME 04473
(approximately 1 mile to the Wells Conference Center)
Tel: (207) 866-4921
Room rate: $129        Booking code: NABREW
Booking deadline: July 20, 2018

The University Inn is located in the charming college town of Orono, Maine, overlooking the Stillwater River, and is known for its Downeast hospitality. The University Inn is within walking distance of the University of Maine, some of Orono's finest restaurants and within driving distance of many of Downeast Maine’s attractions: Bangor Mall, LL Bean, the Cross Insurance Center, Darlings Waterfront Pavilion, Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region and historic sites. Guests of the inn can kayak, canoe, fish or just relax by the pool.


  • seasonal outdoor heated pool with bar service
  • fitness center
  • canoe and kayak rentals
  • full complimentary breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, Belgium waffles, Danish, a variety of toasts, oatmeal, cold cereal, English muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels and cream cheese, coffee, tea, cocoa, orange, cranberry and apple juices

Driving Directions

Take I-95 to exit 191
From the south bear right off the exit onto Kelly Road
From the north bear left off the exit onto Kelly Road
Take a left at the traffic light onto Main Street (Route 2)
Go through Orono (2 lights); cross the river
University Inn is on the left, just before the third light

Please reserve your room at the University Inn & Academic Suites. The inn has limited rooms available, so once they reach their capacity additional rooms will be reserved for you at the Black Bear Inn (their sister property).

The difference between the two hotels is their proximity to the University of Maine. Also, the Black Bear Inn provides a continental breakfast as opposed to a full breakfast.