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The Cooper Inn

15 Chestnut St, Cooperstown, Otsego, NY 13326-1005
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 09/02/2022.
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#3 of 17 hotels in Cooperstown
Open year-round, the charming, Federal-style Cooper Inn is ideal for both business and pleasure. A member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, the Inn is a block away from the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. Voted the "Best Small Inn in the U.S." By Executive Traveler Magazine, its 15 guest rooms include telephone, free high-speed wireless Internet access, cable TV, central heat, AC, and private bath. Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast, plus dining and recreational options at the nearby Otesaga Resort Hotel during their stay, as well as free access to the Clark Sports Center.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Breakfast buffet
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LocalBluestocking wrote a review Mar 2020
Weston, Massachusetts58 contributions9 helpful votes
Had a very nice 2 night stay at the Cooper Inn. The 3 of us had a double room with 2 beds in one room, a twin in the other, and the bathroom in between. It was the perfect mix of privacy and togetherness. The beds and linens were excellent, with good pillows. The bathroom was modern and we liked the Beekman 1802 bath products so much that we took a drive to their shop to stock up. Our room was quiet but rather too warm, so I ended up sleeping with the window open. In winter. Not very efficient. Breakfast was served downstairs in one of the very pretty parlors. We enjoyed the food selection and the coffee. We took full advantage of the nightly wine and cheese and learned so much about the history of the house and the area from the history buff man behind the front desk, Lance. Chatting with him was a highlight. We ended up at the Cooper almost by accident. We had hoped to return to the Otsega but learned after much sleuthing that it was closed for the winter (why wasn’t it simply stated on the website that it was closed for the season?). We have decided now that we prefer the Cooper Inn and look forward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from jer0127, Manager at The Cooper Inn
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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MaryKay R wrote a review Feb 2020
Panorama, New York128 contributions8 helpful votes
Very happy with our stay. The property and rooms were well appointed and maintained. Our room and bed were very comfortable and quiet. Staff was very accommodating. I enjoyed the robes provided, the complimentary breakfast and wine and cheese hours. Charming historic property affiliate of Otesaga.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Jerri Keller, Owner at The Cooper Inn
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.
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TophersTravels71 wrote a review Feb 2020
New Jersey403 contributions120 helpful votes
Quaint hotel very close to Cooperstown Main Street (including the Baseball Hall of Fame). There are only 15 rooms so book well in advance. Room was clean, wi-fi worked well, and was very conveniently located. We had a nice stay in general, but there were a number of small things that added up to a four star rating instead of five: -we couldn't figure out how to work the heater properly (and weren't alone based on conversations with fellow guests at breakfast) and the front desk wasn't very helpful -numerous things were broken or falling down in or around our room -breakfast was fine, but exactly the same every day of our four-night stay -one gentleman at the front desk during the late afternoon and evening was amazingly helpful and knowledgeable of the area, but the others we encountered at night and in the morning were friendly, but didn't seem to know much about the area -in the morning on weekdays, there was a fairly constant loud "humming" sound coming from a nearby business that started around 8AM
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: If you only need one bed, try to get one of the rooms above the check-in desk for better views of...
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Response from jer0127, Manager at The Cooper Inn
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed to hear that we did not completely meet your expectations during your recent stay. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. This level of performance is not typical of our standards and we have shared your comments with the appropriate teams for review. It is only through honest feedback such as yours that we can continually improve our service. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Mark G wrote a review Dec 2019
Catonsville, Maryland2348 contributions661 helpful votes
This 1812 gem sits only a block from Main Street, with a classic sign and gates with a circular driveway to the front door. There is a 1920's addition to the left that gives the Cooper the look of a small English manor house. There are only 15 rooms and we elected to stay in the original section that had a beautiful spiral staircase to our room on the 2nd floor. Room 270 has a great view of the property's sloping hill to the creek in the back and side view to Main Street. The room was very nice, with a nice size bath, and had a non working fireplace. The entire inn just oozed character, from the entrance way, breakfast parlor, wall paintings,living rooms with fireplaces and interesting wall and rug designs, patterns and colors that gave the inn a regal feel. The self service breakfast was great with many options and the atmosphere to enjoy it. The evening vine was a nice perk we enjoyed both evenings by the fireplace and the young gentleman working the evening desk was very generous. I would also like to thank Ken for his generous time and conversations over the 3 days. He answered my many questions regarding the inn and Cooperstown and gave me a great overview of the inn and local insight, as well as recommending the book, "The Clarks's of Cooperstown. The Cooper Inn is lucky to have him.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from jer0127, Manager at The Cooper Inn
Responded Dec 10, 2019
Thank you so much Mark for such a thoughtful and thorough review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the ambiance of the Cooper Inn. We will be sure to pass your thanks on to Ken! Please visit again soon.
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nohitgolf wrote a review Nov 2019
new york102 contributions49 helpful votes
You may want to make reservations WELL in advance, like maybe a year ! This vintage yet beautiful up to date hotel has merely 15 rooms and is walking distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame. One could not ask for a nicer hotel in any tourist area. The costs are pricey from Memorial Day through Columbus Day when they tend to lower but not by much. Expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $200 per night depending on time of the year, weekday or week end. There is a FREE breakfast of eggs, cereal, waffles, toast, fruit, coffee, tee, juice, Danish and beverages. It is a self service breakfast. Parking is on the grounds and there is plenty of room. You are located a mere two blocks from the Hall of Fame. Service and staff are friendly and efficient. Rooms are comfortable, clean and adequate. If you get reservations and want to pay the price then this is for you to try and to check another one off the "bucket list" of areas to visit.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: There is no elevator. Roll-a-ways are provided in some rooms if requested. The first floor may be...
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Response from jer0127, Manager at The Cooper Inn
Responded Nov 27, 2019
Thank you for your kind words and thorough review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our Inn and Cooperstown.
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$101 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cooper Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Cooper Inn?
Nearby attractions include National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (0.2 miles), Otsego Lake (0.3 miles), and Abner Doubleday Field (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cooper Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Cooper Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cooper Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cooper Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stagecoach Coffee, Nicoletta's Italian Cafe, and Toscana Italian Fusion & Grill.
Is The Cooper Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.10 miles away from the center of Cooperstown.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cooper Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hyde Hall (6.9 miles).