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Cowper Inn

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California, USA
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...

9Thank nradovsky
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.

8Thank Jingyv82
Burlington, Vermont
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....

Thank Linsey F
Salt Lake City, Utah
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...

2Thank Donna J
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 June 2013

I have been traveling to Palo Alto for business and waited several weeks for there to be an opening in the Cowper Inn. I arrrived and found that my room was in the basement - AKA garden level. The views from the windows were of the backs of hedges, the ankles of pedestrians and car wheels. Plus the window treatments...

6Thank Elaine K
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Charming, very well-located inn on quiet street just a few steps from the heart of Palo Alto. As a family of four, we were given a room with full kitchen atop the garage in back - the Carriage House. It was great - kids slept comfortably on fold out + trundle. Breakfast was very nice and staff was terrific.

1Thank Conched
Chicago, Il
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We stayed two night in March at the Inn, really quite nice. Very friendly service. The two buildings, former single family residences are older, the rooms are a bit funky in that they are also older but our room and the building was in very good shape and the room was a good value for what we paid. The best...

2Thank sleepercarChicago_Il
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 February 2013

From the outside, the two houses look charming. From the inside, the place varies QUITE A BIT. Our room was in the house next door, not the main house with the front desk and the breakfast room, which seems to have nicer, more "period" interiors. Our room was JUST inside the house's front door, barely 10 steps away, in what...

10Thank born2travel555
Reviewed 11 November 2012

We have just returned from a two day stay at the Cowper Inn. The best thing by far, is the location. It is maybe two blocks to a nice shopping area. It took us about 25 minutes to walk to the Stadium at Stanford. The room was ok. We stayed in room 28 in the Victorian House. It was large...

Thank reggiej1
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 18 September 2012

The Cowper Inn is not all that it's cracked-up to be. I chose to stay in what is called a suite at the inn, since no rooms with private baths were available. But, what I ended-up with was no suite. At hotels and b & bs that I've stayed at across the U.S. and around the world, the term suite...

2Thank lauriedominic

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  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €94 - €174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I like Rooms 25 and 26.”
blissfulliving, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“up level rooms are much quieter”
chengfeitai, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 37 and happy with it.”
vhsu813, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Definitely ask for quiet room, not by front doors.”
JohnL628, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“each room is different, the "Cottage House" has a kitchen but few real windows”
zsebibabak, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
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