by Jeff Bogle
The Staybridge Suites is a fine choice when visiting Dearborn thanks to large suites with fully equipped kitchens, a workspace and free in room Wi-Fi. Here, you and your children will close to all of the famous family-friendly sites in Dearborn, including the Henry Ford Museum, Ford Rouge Factory Tours where you will watch Ford trucks be built on the assembly line, and the historical Greenfield Village. The Staybridge Suites is close enough to downtown Detroit while also just a few minutes’ drive from Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. During your stay, enjoy a heated indoor pool, fitness center, access to BBQ grills and a free evening reception with food and drinks every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Suite options include a one bedroom with a king plus sleeper sofa in the living room or a two-bedroom suite for larger families, featuring a king size bed, two double beds and also with a pull out sleeper sofa in a living room. All rooms have 42-inch HD TVs and kitchens.
Our Editor Loves
- Heated indoor pool
- Evening reception
- Large suites with fully equipped kitchen
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Had it not been for the noise issues we experienced, I likely would’ve rated this hotel a 2 or 3. For the most part, it is as advertised. Breakfast has a lot of options and the pool was nice. However, the room definitely seemed worn down. Our room had two large holes in the carpet (the concrete slab was visible) and the threshold from kitchen to living space was taped down with black electrical tape.
The reason we gave this place one star is because from the moment we checked in at 3:30 until 3:30 in the morning, we heard constant noise from the room above us. It sounded like stomping and rolling and a lot more stomping. The noise was so bad that it rattled the dishes in the cabinet. We called the front desk three times. They did address the issue, but nothing changed. Someone even visited us and confirmed he could hear what we were talking about but said it was not excessive. They attempted to move the people but couldn’t because the hotel was booked. We were told upon the third compliant the people would be asked to leave. We didn’t want to evict a family and did express this. Allegedly the police were also called. For all I know and what I’m starting to assume is that this hotel simply has terrible noise insulation issues. We were given a credit, but honestly we should not have paid what we did for such little sleep. My six year old woke constantly from the noise and, as for me, I barely slept. The noise resumed promptly at 8:00 in the morning.
We will never stay at another Staybridge Suites because I’m assuming they are all constructed poorly.
We stayed here for two nights towards the end of our road trip, and the hotel suites our needs perfectly. A spacious and fresh one bedroom suite with kitchen, Direct-TV and comfortable beds. We did however have to report some small spikes that were coming up from the carpet edges (worn down), so even if they came by to fix them, they never really disappeared, so my wife cut her finger on them.
Breakfast at Staybridge is far above the other typical chain hotel, and if they had offered freshly baked bread, I would say it comes up to the standard of many European hotels (and almost could be called full breakfast). They also have a really nice evening meal Mon-Wed which is a very nice touch. The days we stayed there it was burger/sausages with all the toppings and a taco night.
Pool area was nice, and although this part of Dearborn isn't the most walking friendly, we were happy with the location. It's also only a 15 minute drive from DTW. Service was in general good, especially in the buffet area, but the front desk could be better.