The Cooper Inn
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes a hearty continental breakfast
- The proximity to noteworthy local attractions like the Fenimore Art Museum and The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
- The cozy country inn charm of the decor
- The bucolic location, close to Lake Otsego, is quintessential upstate New York
What To Know
- Free WiFi and parking
- The hotel serves breakfast but not dinner
- There’s no gym, but guests have access to the pool and fitness facilities of nearby Otesaga Resort Hotel
- A 12.0 percent tax will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Step back in time at this elegant manor house, situated in downtown Cooperstown, one of New York State’s most historic and charming villages. The picturesque facade of the Federal-style mansion is swathed in ivy and features 15 guest rooms that pay homage to the building’s 19th century history with touches like antique fireplaces, toile wallpaper and comfy overstuffed armchairs. The public spaces sport original period details like a stunning wooden staircase and show-stopping chandelier, and the walls are lined with artworks from the Fenimore Art Museum. Room rates include a hearty continental breakfast that might feature home-made waffles and pastries, and while there’s no on-site restaurant, the hotel is just strolling-distance from Cooperstown’s best restaurants. Also nearby: the Otesaga Resort Hotel, where guests of the Cooper Inn can work out, swim in the heated pool or play a spot of tennis.
In the Area
Baseball aficionados won’t want to miss the The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a shrine to the nation’s favorite sport that has been entertaining and illuminating fans since 1939. Art buffs, on the other hand, can get their fix at the excellent Fenimore Art Museum, housing a formidable collection of American folk art and Native American artworks, along with exhibits dedicated to Cooperstown’s most famous native son, writer James Fenimore Cooper. Mosey down to the Otesaga Resort to drink in gorgeous views of Lake Otsego while noshing on New York steak at the convivial Hawkeye Bar & Grill. For a more down-home dining experience, head to the Cooperstown Diner, a classic small-town joint slinging rib-sticking dishes like homemade corned beef hash and tuna melts.
How to Get There
My husband and I visited Cooperstown December 28-30 to unwind from the holidays and visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Cooper Inn is pretty and our room was well appointed, comfortable, and quiet. Continental breakfast was very good, and the Inn staff was welcoming and friendly. The Inn is quick walking distance to Otsego Lake, Hall of Fame, and great restaurants. Ten minute drive to Brewery Ommegang. The Inn is also family-friendly if you’re planning s family trip.
I have stayed at the William Cooper Inn probably 25 times in the past 20 years. It is outstanding. The rooms are very nice, clean, and charming. The hotel lobby is also very well done. All the rooms and the lobby were redone about four years ago. The front desk staff are top of the line -- I have traveled all over the world and say with 100% confidence that the staff at the Cooper Inn are second to none. The location is perfect. Right on the corner of main street, and about three blocks from the Hall of Fame. Staying at the Cooper Inn, you can also use the amenities at the Otesaga, which is a sister property and the biggest hotel in Cooperstown, located right on the lake with outstanding views and nice bars and restaurants. The Cooper Inn is a class act.
I can't say enough about this lovely little inn, convenient to all the Cooperstown sites. Set back from the street with ample parking, this is one of the loveliest, most charming places to stay while in Cooperstown. My husband and I booked a queen room for two nights for an anniversary celebration. Upon arrival we were greeted by the gracious, accommodating gentleman at the front desk who made it a point to note our anniversary and present us with delicious fudge ( made locally )and chocolates. Our room was spotless. The bed was very comfortable. I normally don't sleep well when away from home but must say I had two wonderful nights of quiet, uninterrupted sleep! And I especially appreciated the Beekman 1802 high-end soaps and lotions! In addition, the complimentary wine served every day at 4:00 in the well-maintained living room is a nice touch. There is also a quaint dining area for the convenient daily breakfast which features make-your-own waffles, fresh fruits, coffee, teas, juices, pastries, bagels, cereals, and more. And it's all served on lovely china! Without question, it is all the little details (that often are overlooked in other establishments) that make the Cooper Inn a top-notch, first class place to visit. Truly, this is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. I highly recommend, for any time of the year.
Beautiful property with many amenities. We had a spacious and clean king room with adjoining bathroom. Fantastic Beekman bath products (full size) for our use too. Interior design here was impeccable and had many beautiful touches. Continental breakfast served on China was an added touch and the staff were so helpful! They provided many recommendations for food etc. Also had all day access to ice and coffee and tea. Loved our stay!
First - they sent an email reminder with all the info we needed prior to the trip which gave me confidence I didn't need to call to confirm (since we'd made our reservation 5 months in advance). Next - it was easy to find and parking wasn't an issue at all. Friendly greeting by staff and our room was clean, quiet and fairly large. We stayed on a traditional one queen room. We were only there one night. Easy walking distance to everything you need to do in Cooperstown. Breakfast was just fruit, cereal, pastries, toast/english muffins and make-your-own waffles. We generally prefer lodging with more of a B&B sit down and be served breakfast - but we knew that wasn't what this place offered and it worked for us.