The staff at Mabel's House was incredible and our stay was wonderful. Everything is within walking distance and Mabel's Lobster claw is a must stop for a great meal. We will definelty be back on our next trip.
My sister and I spent a week at Mabel’s and it was just a delight! The house and our room was so clean and very nicely decorated. It felt like we were at a home, very warm. The continental breakfast each day was the perfect mix of treats to start the day. Mabel’s lobster Claw is hands down some of the best lobster I’ve ever had and I will be back for sure! I would highly recommend Mabel’s House to anyone looking for a cozy spot close to town but far enough away to enjoy the beautiful picturesque views of Maine.
The property and rooms were very clean. It is located about 1 mile from the center of Kennebunkport (shopping area). They offer a very small breakfast (cereal cups and fruit, coffee/tea, OJ) for a very limited time in the mornings (2 hours). We wish that there were coffee and tea available, at any time but that doesn't seem possible because you only see an employee for a very small window of time in the morning. The check-in and check-out is contactless and so is the rest of the stay. It felt very impersonal. You never see an employee and there is no information about how to contact someone if you need assistance, except for the check-in email you get in the beginning of your stay. There isn't even a phone in your room. There is no personal connection. I was able to ask the girl who was at the desk, just during the morning hours for a change of towels but other than that, there wasn't anyone around. The rooms and bathrooms are very small and not easy to move around and it didn't feel very private because the walls are so thin so we were able to hear everything going on around us...including conversations in the room next to us. It was a little uncomfortable. Also, there are very few outlets in the room. My husband had one to charge his phone but I had to charge my watch and phone in the bathroom. :(. When I did speak to the girl at the desk about new towels, I asked about an ironing board because the room didn't have one and I had to iron on the bed. She said that the rooms don't come with one and that she may be able to scrounge one up but she wasn't sure. I also asked about some local suggestions/information and she said she really wasn't sure. There is not information about the area available, for reference. We were given a code for the front door of the house because they said it would be locked but it never was, even when we came in late at night. We didn't like that, from a safety standpoint. There was always a parking space available but know that they are very tight spaces so getting in and out of your cars, especially with belongings, can be a little difficult but it is manageable. Overall, it met our basic needs but we didn't have a relaxing/get away feel that you typically feel in your accomodations, which was disappointing and we hated the impersonal feel. It was very clean though. It wasn't bad but I definitely wouldn't stay there again.…
My daughter and I spent 2 nights here for a girl’s getaway. The room was clean and ample room for two. When we returned that evening after dinner the inn was in darkness. We had to carefully make out way down 2 hallways groping for the lights. No Kleenex in the room, sparse towels. The TV did not work the first night. A maintenance man came and fixed it that evening, We had a continental breakfast served in a brown bag. No water in the general area, limited coffee. We asked for water both mornings and received some the first day…none the second morning. The air conditioner was extremely loud and cycled off and on all night…even with adjusting it. The first morning at 8:15am there was a maintenance man immediately outside our window trimming bushes and weed whacking. It was not only loud but the exhaust smell coming into our room was strong. The grounds were not well maintained at all and that was disappointing because the setting near the river would have been a nice place to sit. The picnic tables were rough and worn. We made the best of it but it sure wasn’t worth the high price we paid. The pictures on the website did not Mach what we witnessed this past weekend.…
We got friendly service, near-perfect clam chowder, and a fresh salad with two dressings on the side. That made for one delicious lunch. The chowder was creamy with clams, vegetables, and bursting with flavor. I’ve had three clam chowders here in Kennebunk, and this rates quite high.
We stayed here with friends for the Christmas Prelude. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Limited menu due to the time of year but the lobster rolls and specialty drinks were top notch. Each night they lit the firepit. The Inn is about a 15 minute walk to town. We would stay here again, it's small and quiet.
Mabel's is located approx. a half mile walk from the busy downtown area. In the evenings it is quiet there. The West Quoddy 49 room was good sized with a pond and deck off a side door. Only downside is that they had to serve bagged breakfast due to the pandemic. Mabel's restaurant is right next door with good food close by.
With a clean quiet space and close to the port of Kennebunkport, this was a perfect place to rest and relax. We had the place to ourselves and were able to get some fun shots of the blue herron who came to visit us for breakfast. It’s location is ideal.
If you have never been to New England, this is a perfect place to start. Mabel's is quaint, accommodating, and the location is perfect. First, the rooms are just what we needed - a small bathroom that was beautifully renovated, a comfortable bed, and a little deck overlooking the pond behind the house. It also had two Adirondack chairs which made pouring a glass of wine before dinner a no-brainer (the room also comes with an assortment of glassware)! When we arrived we were warmly welcomed and were told of some of the amenities such as bikes and kayaks. We wound up using the bikes every day to get into the downtown area. The downtown area is about a 5 minute bike ride, which was absolutely perfect. The beach is an even shorter bike ride, and is absolutely stunning. I understand what some others said about the breakfast, but for us it was perfect. I would absolutely stay again!…
We stayed at mabels inn and also ate at the lobster claw. The room was newly renovated and nicely furnished. The shower was wonderful with new tile and a rock bed base. The room was quiet and the staff was welcoming and helpful. The covid restrictions have altered the hospitality. You must request room service or towel changes. No one told us. The breakfast is terrible. We had the same cold muffin two days in a row with the same pathetic tiny cup of grapes and melon which was not fresh. It came in a paper sack. Really? Blame covid…but they could be more creative. The parking is adequate which allows you to walk to town. The restaurant was excellent. My 2+ lb lobster was perfectly prepared. What a treat!