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    Cowper Inn

    705 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2603
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    Overview
    • Excellent37%
    • Very good27%
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    • Terrible10%
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The Cowper Inn is a bit of a mixed bag. On the plus side, it's clean, quaint, does a lovely breakfast and the beds were comfortable. On the other hand, the quaintness is genuine in that it hasn't been decorated since about 1982, and the...More

    Thank Claresaskia
    Reviewed 16 October 2017

    This would be a fine place to stay for a night or two at $95/night, but at $250, forget it. Charming from the outside, but inside the floors are a disgrace, the furniture is falling apart, lots of things need stripping and repainting. Even the...More

    Thank judilater
    Reviewed 11 October 2017

    While the public areas of the main house are nice, the second house needs much repair. We stayed three nights in a room that needed: floors refinished, painting, new wallpaper, door and cabinet hardware repaired and refurbished furniture. The shower rod and the curtain rod...More

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    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    Spent 4 nights at the Cowper Inn and were very pleased. The rooms were spotless , the breakfasts were delightful and the location was great. Only blocks away from University Avenue and the fine restaurants of Palo Alto. We were visiting Stanford Health which was...More

    Thank jhperrone
    Reviewed 24 July 2017

    The pictures on the website are alluring, but then you arrive and you're in the other house, the shabby house with tiny rooms and a bed that is as hard as the sidewalk making it impossible to sleep. Very expensive. A bad value at any...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • US$213 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • Palo Alto
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    Room Tips
    "If you can get room #36, it comes with a living room and a fully stocked kitchen."
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    "I like Rooms 25 and 26."
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