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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Charming, convenient, clean, bedrooms pleasantly verging on "shabby chic," and with parking on the premises, The Cowper Inn B & B is a fine place to stay close to University Avenue shops, restaurants, drug stores, specialty and common chain stores. The Cowper Inn breakfasts are delicious and locally sourced. The lounge and dining room area is attractive and welcoming. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I have been traveling to Palo Alto for business and waited several weeks for there to be an opening in the Cowper Inn. I arrrived and found that my room was in the basement - AKA garden level. The views from the windows were of the backs of hedges, the ankles of pedestrians and car wheels. Plus the window treatments... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Charming, very well-located inn on quiet street just a few steps from the heart of Palo Alto. As a family of four, we were given a room with full kitchen atop the garage in back - the Carriage House. It was great - kids slept comfortably on fold out + trundle. Breakfast was very nice and staff was terrific.

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Chicago, Il
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed two night in March at the Inn, really quite nice. Very friendly service. The two buildings, former single family residences are older, the rooms are a bit funky in that they are also older but our room and the building was in very good shape and the room was a good value for what we paid. The best... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

From the outside, the two houses look charming. From the inside, the place varies QUITE A BIT. Our room was in the house next door, not the main house with the front desk and the breakfast room, which seems to have nicer, more "period" interiors. Our room was JUST inside the house's front door, barely 10 steps away, in what... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We have just returned from a two day stay at the Cowper Inn. The best thing by far, is the location. It is maybe two blocks to a nice shopping area. It took us about 25 minutes to walk to the Stadium at Stanford. The room was ok. We stayed in room 28 in the Victorian House. It was large... More

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Santa Monica, California
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19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The Cowper Inn is not all that it's cracked-up to be. I chose to stay in what is called a suite at the inn, since no rooms with private baths were available. But, what I ended-up with was no suite. At hotels and b & bs that I've stayed at across the U.S. and around the world, the term suite... More

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Irvine, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I have stayed at the Cowper Inn over 50 times. I often come to Palo Alto for business and find the breakfast wonderful especially the homemade granola. I absolutely love the owner Joji. And I love walking the old Palo Alto neighborhood with the beautiful homes.

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stayed for one night in February. The Inn is very sweet, and a good place to explore Palo Alto and the Stanford campus. I would say that this is a great place for people who enjoy staying in typical european style B&Bs. The rooms are clean, but there is some noise, based on being in a house with multiple... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I stayed at the Cowper Inn B&B for three nights while my husband was a patient at Stanford Hospital. I rented a suite advertised with a kitchenette. That consisted of a table, chairs, sink, coffeemaker and bar-size refrigerator. There was no way to cook or heat anything in this "kitchenette." I arrived three minutes after hours and found the keys... 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): $$
Also Known As:
Cowper Hotel Palo Alto

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