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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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4 Thank Laurakaust
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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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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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Saint Louis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband made the reservation for me to stay there while he was going to be at the Stanford Medical Center, so I could easily visit him, enjoy downtown Palo Alto, and thinking I would enjoy a B & B more than a chain motel. Though I easily found the inn, I had to park two blocks away, not being... More 

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Park City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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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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
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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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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
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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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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $229 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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