by Amanda Norcross
The Staybridge Suites Eau Claire-Altoona is situated just off Highway 53 in Altoona, Wisconsin, just minutes from downtown Eau Claire. We love the hotel for its close proximity to area attractions and activities, budget-friendly rates, complimentary breakfast and evening receptions, pool, free Wi-Fi and — above all else — spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens.
Note that while it’s situated near a highway, noise is never an issue.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites with fully equipped kitchens
- Indoor swimming pool and hot tub
- Free breakfast and evening receptions
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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The Staybridge Suites Eau Claire-Altoona is an all-suite hotel, which means families can expect spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens! Each suite has a private bedroom with a king bed and bathroom; some bathrooms have shower/tub combos, while others have showers only.
In the living area (which is attached to the kitchen), you'll find a sofa bed and desk. All suites have two flat-screen TVs -- one in the bedroom and another in the living area.
Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request, and plenty of outlets for charging devices are available throughout each suite.
First time visitor to Eau Clare are was very impressed with the accommodations. Very clean and modern hotel. Room was spacious, common areas upgraded, and just a great overall experience for a most affordable price. Highly recommended.
Easy to get to. Nice option of a walking path by the river. Restaurant options in the area are expanding. Room was clean and comfortable. The outside seating with gas fireplaces was very enjoyable in the evening. Breakfast was everything you would expect.
Pool and Hot Tub
The hotel has an indoor, heated pool and hot tub, both open between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily.
Breakfast includes a range of hot and cold items, with hot entrees changing daily. You might find scrambled eggs and bacon one day and omelettes and sausage the next. Coffee, tea and juice are also provided. You can enjoy your breakfast in the designated seating area, or grab to-go bags and cups if you have somewhere to be. Breakfast is served between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m.
Hosted on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., the hotel's evening receptions feature light fare, beer and wine -- all free to guests. Food options include soup and sandwiches in the winter and burgers in the summer.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Wi-Fi is complimentary to all guests of the hotel.
The hotel offers a small fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights, plus a weight bench, mat and stability ball. It's open 24 hours and is accessible with a hotel key card.
Need to do a load of laundry? The hotel offers a coin-operated washer and dryer. Dry cleaning services are also available if needed.
The hotel provides barbecue grills and picnic tables.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Staybridge Suites Eau Claire-Altoona is busy year-round, as it largely hosts business clientele.
The Staybridge Suites Eau Claire-Altoona is just 10 minutes from the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. It's about 1.5 hours from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
You'll want a car to get around the area, as public transportation is sparse. Uber is available, however.