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Cowper Inn

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705 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Cowper Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Palo Alto B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Park City, Utah
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148 reviews 148 reviews
85 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Chico, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Every time I travel to Palo Alto, I stay in this wonderful place. Beds are comfortable, it is quiet and breakfast is good. It was easy to walk downtown and enjoy the food. Only a few blocks from downtown but far enough away that you don't hear the noise.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I stayed here when visiting Stanford over the summer. The hotel was very clean and comfortable, and I had a very pleasant stay. Due to the nature of the building my room was slightly oddly shaped with some awkward sloping ceilings, but it was still a very good size and nicely decorated. Breakfasts were fresh and different each morning, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I stayed at the Cowper Inn as part of a group, where we slept in one section and had a conference in another. The beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was quite good. The general ambiance, of the neighborhood is pleasant, and that also reflects in the common areas of Cowper Inn. If I were to go back to Palo... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When I got home and checked my credit card statement, I found that Cowper had overcharged me. No big deal - I figured it was an honest mistake, emailed copies of my reservation and credit card statement, and asked them to fix things. Nothing happened. Eventually I called and was told they'd overbooked, given away my room, bumped me up... More 

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Glendale, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is certainly convenient! Breakfast was ample, with healthy choices. Our room was next door with its own kitchen and DR, very convenient if you wanted to cook or eat take out meals. Clean accommodation although bathroom was super small.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Cowper Inn is a nice an cozy place, stayed there for about two weeks. Breakfast was good with a range of options available and fresh juices. 2 minutes walk from the famous University Avenue and Caltrain was just 10 minutes away. If you are a Muslim and looking for halal food there are a couple of decent restaurants very close... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed in the room above the parking, which was large and had a complete kitchen. Great breakfast and very nice overall atmosphere. Walking distance to the town centre. $250,- a night is too much though.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As mentioned in other reviews this is a quant B&B in a quiet neighborhood. It is within walking distance of University Avenue, which is filled with nightlife and restaurants. The rooms are functional and the bed in my room #29 was quite comfy. The breakfast was excellent. The drawbacks: 1. There is no AC, which is ok. But my room... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Staying here several days whilst visiting Stanford. Have a lovely big room in the house next door. If you need everything swish and modern, this won't be for you. But if you like some older style furniture, fittings and style, this is great. Personally, I find it difficult to sleep in modern over-air-conditioned hotels. So an airy room with windows... More 

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Additional Information about Cowper Inn

Address: 705 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Cowper Hotel Palo Alto

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