During our latest road adventure, we decided to stop and stay at a local hostel in San Luis Potosi. Enrique looked online for pet-friendly places, while I asked around in my Mexico Facebook groups before we left for our trip. I received some interesting replies! Finally, he came across the hostel on Trip Advisor. They had good reviews along with a reasonable price. Bonus, they accept pets too!! So, we booked with them online.
We stayed in the matrimony suite on our way down to Morelia, Michoacan. It was very spacious! We loved it so much that we returned during later travels between San Antonio, TX to Morelia with our four-legged little guys. Our past U.S. to Mexico and return excursions were non-stop marathons. This is an exhausting way to travel! Rest stops are so much better than driving at night, tired and making wrong turns…I will write about that in another blog 🙂
When we arrived at the hostel, we were met by their resident dog. She was very friendly, but our dog, Charlie was a bit shy. So the hostel owner graciously had her wait in another room while we took him to our room. The entrance along with much of the hostel was decorated in bright vibrant colors. Furniture was made from re-purposed items. This included the brightly painted tires converted into seating areas using cushions and blankets. The front end of a vintage Volkswagen van with an Illinois plate was a treat for me! Then, I saw the nopal (cactus) guy. I have never looked at cactus paddles the same way again!
We, then brought our cats, Oscar and Iquito into our room. We set up their litter box, food, and water dishes in the bathroom. While they were eating, we opened the window to bring in fresh air and cool the room with natural a/c. Then, we let them explore the room. Iquito was actually more calm this time – even if he just spent most of the time under the bed. He can be fussy if he doesn’t like a place – by fussy I mean roaring all night long so no one gets any sleep! When this happens, Charlie grumpily groans and moans the next day. Oscar was as usual the great explorer of the room ready to lead the expedition!
AHHHH Yes! The matrimony room came with a private bathroom too!! The bathroom had a rustic charm with modern amenities. The shower had consistent hot water! Always a plus when freshening up. The toilet had a separate stall too. (check out the slide show above.)
We took Charlie out with us on our walks. We came across different plazas with statues, fountains, and ornate benches.
There were plenty of wide safe sidewalks. Then, downtown and throughout the plazas there are plenty of brightly lit streets with lots of people and shops. We enjoyed ice cream after a long walk in the warm evening.
The colonial style architecture took me to another time!
Charlie, of course, enjoyed this visit opportunity! He was all smiles as we walked to the central plaza.
He met new friends along the way too!! San Luis Potosi is such a dog friendly city.
There was a lot to see in central San Luis Potosi. We discovered an outdoor gazebo from which musical sounds were coming from an outdoor orchestra with a backdrop of the cathedral.
Then, the churches… inside and out they have so much detail.