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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Andover, Massachusetts
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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15 hotel reviews
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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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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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: $204 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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