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Cowper Inn

705 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Andover, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My husband used to stay here when traveling on business, but things have changed. The main building was closed for some renovations, but we were not informed of this. The first room we were shown was dingy ( room 24), the only other option was room 29 which was better, but not that much. There was chipped paint on the... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in room 28, which is in the second house. It was right by the front door, so we heard people coming and going sometimes. Otherwise, it was quiet. The breakfast was European style, bread, cheese, cold cuts, etc, in a buffet. There's a daily special, as well. It's located close to several parks and the downtown restaurant area.

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laxenburg, Austria
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

a nice little bed and breakfast very close to everything in Palo Alto - so great if you do not want to drive. It is also ideal if you hate crowds or big chains, i.e. being a faceless one in a thousand. This is a small place with a few rooms only, each room different. Breakfast is free and very... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Very nice homey feeling in these two Victorian houses now a B&B. Very clean and well kept. Nice blended color scheme throughout. Very close to Palo Alto downtown, just a few minutes away, but little traffic, easy to find street parking just outside, free during night, 2hr free during daytime. Loved the breakfast buffet - really a treat! Great service... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cowper Inn is simply lovely. My room in the guest house was sweet - the facility is rather "shabby chic" in the nicest way possible. Walking distance to many shops, restaurants. Breakfast was perfect - not overwhelming and self-serve which as a business traveler made things easy. No interaction with manager except upon arrival so it isn't really like a... More 

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I stayed in this B&B for two weeks & I loved my time there. The room was cute & old fashioned and they have kept it in the original character of the house. The bed was comfortable & the room was clean. They are environmentally conscious which is reflected in their larger refillable shampoo & conditioner bottles. Also they constantly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

i stayed in three hotels during my week in Palo Alto and CowperInn was hands down the best!!! The room was gorgeous with an actual douvet on the bed not jus a sheet, a warm welcome and collection from the airport upon my arrival and the freshest most delicious breakfast to start my day! The location was perfection and I... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed for several nights at the Cowper Inn. On the plus side, the location is great and the breakfast is very nice. But, our room was in the basement, and it was very cold when we arrived. The space heater eventually solved that problem, but the water pressure in the shower was pretty low. It's nice to have parking... More 

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Saint Louis
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband made the reservation for me to stay there while he was going to be at the Stanford Medical Center, so I could easily visit him, enjoy downtown Palo Alto, and thinking I would enjoy a B & B more than a chain motel. Though I easily found the inn, I had to park two blocks away, not being... More 

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Park City, Utah
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109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Inn is conveniently located in central Palo Alto so that walking to restaurants is convenient, a plus since parking can be very difficult. Convenience, however, is its best feature. While the facility is clean and well cared for, our small room was furnished with a nondescript mix of elderly items and a bed that sagged in the middle. The... More 

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