Staybridge Suites Puebla offers spacious, apartment-style accommodation just outside the city center of Puebla, Mexico. Suites are ideal for up to four guests, and come with living areas and fully functional kitchens.
One of this hotel’s biggest draw cards is its pet-friendly policy, allowing small animals to stay for an additional fee and deposit.
Staybridge isn’t located in the historic center, though public transport is ubiquitous, and there’s even a free shuttle service for the immediate area provided by the hotel.
If you’re bringing your own vehicle, then rest assured they have plenty of parking off the street for free.
Staybridge Suites Puebla boasts 129 guests suites spread over eight floors. Each suite sleeps up to four guests, making them great for families. Even better, it’s one of Puebla’s few pet-friendly hotels.
Suite configurations vary somewhat; mostly in terms of beds. Some come with a king size and sofa bed, while others have multiple queen or single beds. Check at the time of booking to confirm what you’re getting.
Other than some variety in terms of bed configuration, the suites are mostly pretty similar to each other. Whatever your bed configuration, you should end up with enough room for four people, plus a maximum of two pets.
One of the big highlights of Staybridge Suites is the kitchen that comes with each suite. These funny furnished kitchens have stove-tops, full-size refrigerators, dishwashers and compact microwave ovens. Pots, pans and everything you’ll need to cook up a storm are available.
Each suite also has a dining table that’s just big enough for a family dinner.
After dinner, relax with premium cable and movie services on the flat screen. There’s a massive list of channels. Wifi is available throughout the hotel. One accessibility room is also available.
Bear in mind that pet owners will need to pay a deposit, plus an extra fee. The deposit is kept by the hotel in case your pet causes any damage, and at the time of writing was around MX$950 (US$50).
Then there’s the nightly pet fee, which was the same price as the deposit. Designated pet areas are available throughout the hotel for your furry friend to stretch their legs.
Staybridge has a reasonable array of additional facilities for guests. Despite the great kitchen facilities, if you’d rather take it easy on the cooking then make sure to take advantage of the free buffet breakfast.
The kids will love the heated pool, which includes a whirlpool area.
If you feel like breaking a sweat, try out the gear in the fitness center, which includes weights, ellipticals, treadmills, bicycles a star climber and more. It’s not the biggest gym in town, but not bad for keeping fit on the road.
There's also a full laundry where you can wash your clothes, perfect for long term stays.
The hotel also has a sports facility I had never seen before in a hotel this size: an outdoor running track, with a soccer field. And it's not small by any means.
Staybridge can also arrange car hire on request. Or better yet, take advantage of their free shuttle service, which offers guests transport around the immediate area, with stops including a few malls and tourist attractions.
Staybridge Suites is located outside the city center of Puebla. It’s near the city’s massive Volkswagen plant, making it a preferred base of operations for the many business travelers constantly migrating between Puebla and Germany.
It’s also barely 10 minutes from Puebla’s airport. As reception about options for transport between the airport and hotel.
The hotel also happens to be quite close to one of Puebla’s odder attractions, Volcan el Cuexcomate. Despite the name, Cuexcomate isn’t a volcano; it’s actually an inactive geyser that formed a hollow cone shaped much like a volcano, and was/ is erroneously described by locals as the “smallest volcano in the world,”
Cuexcomate is nonetheless a rather interesting side trip, and in pre-Hispanic times was believed to have been used by Indigenous people to dump the bodies of suicide victims.
Further afield, the famed Los Fuertes can be reached within 15-20 minutes from the hotel. This hill overlooks the city center, and was the site of the famous Battle of Puebla, on 5 May, 1862.
If you’ve ever celebrated 5 de Mayo, then you’ve celebrated the Mexican army’s unlikely victory against an invading French force on the grassy slopes of this fortified hill. Along with a museum dedicated to the battle, Los Fuertes also features a large natural science museum, walking trails and playgrounds.
Another five minutes down the road from Los Fuertes, you’ll be in Puebla’s historic center.
This is where most of the city’s main attractions are located, including the Amparo Museum, Puebla Cathedral and Artist Quarter. The historic center itself is family-friendly and well maintained, though it can get pretty busy on weekends.
Staybridge Suites Puebla is a fantastic choice for families and business travelers because of the many services it has, space and quality of the rooms and services, and location.
Our son was able to walk freely around without getting in harms way or bothering other patrons, we enjoyed the breakfast very much and slept very well in the crib the hotel provided.
As for adults, we enjoyed all of the above, and found the shuttle bus to be very convenient, and all of the hotel staff to be very friendly.