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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this lovely little gem in the heart of Palo Alto twice in the past year. It's quaint, charming, and everything you'd want in a B&B! The location couldn't be more perfect as its walking distance from all the great shops, restaurants, and bars in the downtown area. Bike to Stanford and/or walk to catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historiacl home style Inn is located at a nice and quiet downtown area of Palo Alto and celebritie neighbors live nearby. BBQ foods were so delicious coming with fresh various vegetables , wild Salmons, AAA steaks. What made me feel surprised were breakfast with plenty foods, different kinds of eggs, sausages, Bacon, oatmeal, yogurt, fruits, etc. Rooms are quite... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical Inn is located at the quiet street in the middle of Palo Alto downtown area and neighbored with many celebrities. Home style Inn is very comfortable and having more relaxed feeling. The room is exactly like real hotels: clean, comfortable double bed, roomy closet with tower robe and slippers, which many, even five star, hotels don't provide anymore.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cowper Inn is on the corner of Cowper St and Forest Av. The entrance to the parking lot is on Forest Av. We stayed in room 37 which is in the basement of 705. But the room has windows to side garden.The room has supplies of slipper, bathrobe and Aveda hair care products. Next to our room, there is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Beautiful pair of older Palo Alto homes turned into an inn. Just a couple of blocks from downtown Palo Alto in quiet neighborhood. About 1 1/2 miles from Caltrain station and buses up to Stanford, but walkable if love to walk. Room 28 was rather dingy - needs a major re-fresh - bathroom out of Motel 6. Right by front... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I stayed in Room 31...try to avoid. It is right near front door and dining room. Breakfast clatter for setup was VERY loud at 6:40am...even for my poor hearing. Group of people arrived 10:55pm...I could hear ever word. Bummer. Place is clean but older.

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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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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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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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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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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cowper Inn is a beautifully restored Craftsman style house that recreates the comfort and elegance of the period's best homes. The parlor, with several conversation areas, a fireplace, and a piano, is a warm and gracious room for visiting or relaxing. Each uniquely shaped guest room is furnished with antiques, television, and telephone. Breakfast, featuring seasonal fruit and fresh-baked breads, is served daily in the paneled dining room. Guests may enjoy sitting outside on the two wicker-decorated porches or in the garden. There is parking on the grounds and easy access to public transportation to San Francisco and San Jose. The Inn is part of the quiet residential neighborhood of Professorville. Downtown Palo Alto's restaurants, shops, and people watching are a two minute walk from the Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cowper Inn

Address: 705 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2603
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $262 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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