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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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Grade: 93 out of 100
52Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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You feel like being at your home. Awesome. Breakfast was delicious and all the people were very nice and polite. It is very close to Palo Alto Downtown, where you can find great restaurants to go. The city is small and charming.
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Having to do a little business and some relaxing as well meant the Cowper Inn was well placed to suit the needs of the work side of life and the play side as well. My wife joined me on the trip and we made the most of the proximity of Cowper Inn to down town Palo Alto; to food,
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The rooms are bery charming and clean, the staff friendly, and breakfast is wonderful. I was visiting family in the area and could walk to anywhere or take a short Lyft ride into downtown Palo Alto. Prices are reasonable.
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The reviews of this inn were a bit mixed, so even though I don't usually write reviews I felt that this place (and Hugo) deserve it! The location is terrific: so much better than staying on that awful busy road near campus, El Camino Real. Here, we could walk to University
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I booked a room online for one night before a early doctors appointment. Our room was in the basement, underneath the front porch, #36. Every person that checked in late, clomped up the stairs, across the porch and rolled their suitcase as well. The room was so small we had
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room 33 with shared bath.
Bed with shabby nightstand
Bathroom mirror and light
"The Carriage House was our choice. It stands alone for privacy. Short walk to the main house."
"If you can get room #36, it comes with a living room and a fully stocked kitchen."
"I like Rooms 25 and 26."
"up level rooms are much quieter"
"We stayed in room 37 and happy with it."
cowper hotel palo alto
United StatesCaliforniaPalo Alto
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