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Overview
705 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2603 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Room Service
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Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
13
Price range
US$192 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Cowper Hotel Palo Alto
Location
United States > California > Palo Alto
Location
Full view
93Great for walkers
Grade: 93 out of 100
196Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
19Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Room & Suite (7)
Dining (4)
Reviews (82)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are bery charming and clean, the staff friendly, and breakfast is wonderful. I was visiting family in the area and could walk to anywhere or take a short Lyft ride into downtown Palo Alto. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reviews of this inn were a bit mixed, so even though I don't usually write reviews I felt that this place (and Hugo) deserve it! The location is terrific: so much better than staying on that awful busy road near campus, El Camino Real....More

Thank blynndav
Reviewed August 24, 2018

I booked a room online for one night before a early doctors appointment. Our room was in the basement, underneath the front porch, #36. Every person that checked in late, clomped up the stairs, across the porch and rolled their suitcase as well. The room...More

Thank Anita H
Reviewed April 11, 2018

The stay at the Cowper Inn, in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, was a genuinely amazing experience. The rooms were clean and well decorated, but what sold it for me was the comfortable bed that rivaled my own! The owners were onsite every day,...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Had never been to the area before and made our reservation at the Cowper Inn on our daughter's recommendation. We were to visit Stanford, Menlo Park, and Mountain View. The Cowper Inn was a great central location for all of our visits. We stayed in...More

Thank bitz26
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"The Carriage House was our choice. It stands alone for privacy. Short walk to the main house."
bitz26
Jan. 10, 2018
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"If you can get room #36, it comes with a living room and a fully stocked kitchen."
jhperrone
Aug. 7, 2017
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"I like Rooms 25 and 26."
blissfulliving
Dec. 28, 2016
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"up level rooms are much quieter"
chengfeitai
Sep. 15, 2016
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