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Glendale, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This is certainly convenient! Breakfast was ample, with healthy choices. Our room was next door with its own kitchen and DR, very convenient if you wanted to cook or eat take out meals. Clean accommodation although bathroom was super small.

1 Thank Adelite
Lahore, Pakistan
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Cowper Inn is a nice an cozy place, stayed there for about two weeks. Breakfast was good with a range of options available and fresh juices. 2 minutes walk from the famous University Avenue and Caltrain was just 10 minutes away. If you are a Muslim and looking for halal food there are a couple of decent restaurants very close... More 

3 Thank ehmedk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed in the room above the parking, which was large and had a complete kitchen. Great breakfast and very nice overall atmosphere. Walking distance to the town centre. $250,- a night is too much though.

1 Thank Jasperwognum
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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

As mentioned in other reviews this is a quant B&B in a quiet neighborhood. It is within walking distance of University Avenue, which is filled with nightlife and restaurants. The rooms are functional and the bed in my room #29 was quite comfy. The breakfast was excellent. The drawbacks: 1. There is no AC, which is ok. But my room... More 

1 Thank ric808
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Staying here several days whilst visiting Stanford. Have a lovely big room in the house next door. If you need everything swish and modern, this won't be for you. But if you like some older style furniture, fittings and style, this is great. Personally, I find it difficult to sleep in modern over-air-conditioned hotels. So an airy room with windows... More 

4 Thank Ian M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Very comfortable, quiet, private B&B. Location is very close to downtown, but is in a quiet neighborhood. The gardens are lovely. I had to be up early so I missed breakfast both days, but I really enjoyed my stay there, even though it was only 2 nights!

2 Thank Shenand0ah
California, USA
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

I would gladly rank it ZERO if I could. I made my reservations far in advance and received a written confirmation for a 2-night stay. Four days before departure on my business trip to Palo Alto I received a phone call from Cowper Inn stating that there's a "glitch" in their computer system and they can't accommodate me for 2... More 

9 Thank nradovsky

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Cramped, unhelpful staff, no cooling during summer, no service after evening, no trash disposal, poor wifi/no wifi, 1 set of keys for which replacement cost is $150. Communal bathrooms, low ceilings, overall very uncomfortable.

8 Thank Jingyv82
Burlington, Vermont
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I have stayed at the Cowper Inn close to a dozen times over the last three years. Not only is the location incredibly close to downtown Palo Alto and an easy walk to Stanford, the Inn itself is charming. I happen to love Craftsman-style architecture, and the inn is a lovely example of it dating back to somewhere around 1900.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Charming, convenient, clean, bedrooms pleasantly verging on "shabby chic," and with parking on the premises, The Cowper Inn B & B is a fine place to stay close to University Avenue shops, restaurants, drug stores, specialty and common chain stores. The Cowper Inn breakfasts are delicious and locally sourced. The lounge and dining room area is attractive and welcoming. The... More 

2 Thank Donna J

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  • Free Parking
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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
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: €245 - €278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“up level rooms are much quieter”
 of 5 bubbles chengfeitai, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 37 and happy with it.”
 of 5 bubbles vhsu813, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Definitely ask for quiet room, not by front doors.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnL628, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“each room is different, the "Cottage House" has a kitchen but few real windows”
 of 5 bubbles zsebibabak, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose upstair rooms for more light.”
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