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Dekalb Illinois Accommodations

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The Dekalb center point is around 15 miles east of Rochelle Community Hospital and 21 miles northwest of Plano Amtrak Station.

Dekalb, Illinois, is a university town in northern Illinois. Whether you're here to visit Northern Illinois University or you want to explore the region around outer Chicago, there's a huge selection of hotels to choose from. More from this guide...

Dekalb Hotels & Accommodations

Red Roof Inn & Suites Dekalb in Dekalb 1212 West Lincoln Highway, Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Two star Highway property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Nice lobby
  • Breakfast is average
Baymont Inn & Suites Dekalb
1314 West Lincoln Highway, Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Two star property
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Hampton Inn Dekalb 663 South Annie Glidden Rd., Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Midscale Rural property
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
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Super 8 Dekalb Il in Dekalb
800 West Fairview Dr., Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check in: 11:00 AM
Holiday Inn Express & Suites : 1935 Dekalb Ave. 1935 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178 ~3.16 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • Low-priced Rural hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Courteous staff
  • Rather comfortable
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Motel 6 Sycamore in Sycamore 1860 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178 ~3.26 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • 2 star property
Quality Inn 1475 Peace Rd., Sycamore, IL 60178 ~4.01 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • 2-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Country Inn & Suites 1450 South Peace Rd., Sycamore, IL 60178 ~4.08 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • 3-star Rural property
  • Free breakfast
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • Professional service
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Holiday Inn Express Rochelle - Rochelle 1240 South Dement Rd., Rochelle, IL 61068 ~14.07 miles west of Dekalb
  • Economical Highway hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Great staff
  • Quiet rooms
Super 8 Rochelle in Rochelle
601 East Highway 38, Rochelle, IL 61068 ~14.57 miles west of Dekalb
  • Economical property
  • I like trains
  • Almost all guests said rooms were clean enough
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Country Hearth Inn 567 East Highway 38, Rochelle, IL 61068 ~14.62 miles west of Dekalb
  • Inexpensive property
  • Gym is available on property
Comfort Inn & Suites 1133 North 7th St. Highway 251, Rochelle, IL 61068 ~15.85 miles west of Dekalb
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • About half of guests thought it was rather dirty
  • Spacious rooms
Super 8 Hampshire Il - Hampshire 115 Arrowhead Dr., Hampshire, IL 60140 ~19.67 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Timber Creek Inn & Suites in Sandwich 3300 Drew Ave., Sandwich, IL 60548 ~21.78 miles southeast of Dekalb
  • Mid-scale Convention Center hotel
  • 9 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Any new clean towels
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 2096 Bricher Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 ~21.86 miles east of Dekalb
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Almost all guests thought it was clean
  • Awesome vibe
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Candlewood Suites Aurora Naperville 2625 West Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506 ~21.86 miles east of Dekalb
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 83 suites
Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora in Aurora 2423 Bushwood Dr., Aurora, IL 60506 ~22.13 miles east of Dekalb
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel
Holiday Inn Aurora North Naperville in Aurora 2424 West Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506 ~22.21 miles east of Dekalb
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Easy check-out
  • Professional service
Hotel Baker in St. Charles 100 West Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174 ~22.98 miles east of Dekalb
  • Four-star Riverfront property
  • 53 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Bar is awesome
  • Room overlooking the river
The Herrington Inn & Spa in Geneva 15 South River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134 ~23.73 miles east of Dekalb
  • Luxurious 5 Star Suburban property
  • Check in: 04:00PM
  • Nice rooms
  • Awesome vibe
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Americas Best Value Inn Belvidere / Rockford 1605 North State St., Belvidere, IL 61008 ~23.75 miles north of Dekalb
  • Two-star hotel
  • 46 rooms in hotel
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Candlewood Suites Elgin - Elgin 1780 Capital St., Elgin, IL 60124 ~23.77 miles east of Dekalb
  • Low priced Suburban hotel
  • 88 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Modestly maintained rooms
  • Fantastic service
Super 8 - St.charles 1520 East Main St., St.charles, IL 60174 ~23.95 miles east of Dekalb
  • Cheap property
  • Hotel has 66 rooms
Best Western Inn of St. Charles in Saint Charles 1635 East Main St., Saint Charles, IL 60174 ~24.14 miles east of Dekalb
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast
Geneva Motel Inn 100 South Tyler Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 ~24.15 miles east of Dekalb
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
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Dekalb has luxury options, affordable hotels, and everything in between, all with easy access to the surrounding area.
Dekalb officially became a chartered town in 1853. It was named after Baron Johann de Kalb, a major general in the American Revolutionary War. It's about an hour from downtown Chicago, not too far from the big city, but far enough away to enjoy a bit of solitude.

These days, Dekalb is home to the third-largest university in the state. It's also home to several large companies, which means Dekalb has a bustling economy with great new restaurants cropping up all the time.

When to Visit Dekalb, Illinois

When you visit Dekalb depends heavily on what you plan to do while you're there. If you are coming to Dekalb to visit Northern Illinois University, you'll want to visit while school is in session, between September and December and between February and May. These also happen to be the most expensive times to visit Dekalb, so be sure to book your accommodation well in advance.

It's also important to check whether there's a big football game coming up or when the university is hosting parents' weekend, so you can avoid the crowds or book your hotel early.

The summer is a very pleasant time to visit Dekalb, and the hotel prices are much lower than during the school year. Summer temperatures average a comfortable 75 degrees, with July as the hottest month of the year.

During the winter holiday period, hotel prices are also quite reasonable. The weather can get quite cold during this time of year, of course, and Dekalb gets a lot of snow in January, which is also the city's coldest month of the year. The great thing is that there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you busy, such as museums and historical villages.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Dekalb, IL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Dekalb

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Dekalb, IL. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the most cost effective seasons to stay in Dekalb throughout the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Dekalb, Illinois

4 Star Average Prices: $126.50

There are several luxury hotel options in Dekalb, such as Timber Creek Inn & Suites. The Timber Creek Inn is located in nearby Sandwich, about 30 minutes south of Dekalb, and is close to Aurora University and the Plano Amtrak Station. It's also close to the Raging Waves Waterpark. The hotel is very modern. All the rooms have air conditioning, plasma-screen televisions, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can get some exercise in the indoor pool and the state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center. Every night's stay also includes a buffet breakfast that offers a wide selection of pancakes, eggs, bacon, cereal, oatmeal, toast, and more.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson is a fantastic luxury hotel in Sycamore, which is only 6 miles from Dekalb. Plenty of restaurants and bars are nearby. You can opt for the king bed with a whirlpool tub for a romantic luxury weekend away. You'll also find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a gym, and plenty of free parking available. The hotel also includes a huge buffet breakfast with plenty of options for vegetarians.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Dekalb

Affordable Hotel Options in Dekalb, Illinois

3 Star Average Prices: $103.26

Dekalb is packed with affordable hotel options that still have plenty of amenities. The Baymont Inn & Suites Dekalb is a good choice. The price is unbeatable, and with your stay, you can enjoy a free continental breakfast, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. It's only a few blocks away from the university, so if you're looking for an affordable hotel nearby, this is the best option.

Super 8 Dekalb II is also a wonderful budget option for your stay in Dekalb. The Super 8 is right in the city center and is only a few miles from the airport. If you want to enjoy a round of golf during your stay in Dekalb, the Super 8 Dekalb II is only a few minutes' drive from the Buena Vista Golf Course. The hotel offers guests a complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi in every room. If you want to keep active, you can head to the indoor pool to swim a few laps. If you're traveling as part of a large group, the hotel has space for RVs and coach buses in the parking lot.

Another affordable hotel in Dekalb is the Red Roof Inn & Suites. It's a fairly new hotel with a modern design and large rooms filled with natural light. The hotel is within walking distance of Huskies Stadium and only a short drive to Northern Illinois University. Your room includes a free continental breakfast, free parking, and free Wi-Fi. The Red Roof Inn & Suites also allows pets, so you don't have to leave your furry loved ones at home.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Dekalb

2 Star Average Prices: $89.23

2 Star Hotel Prices in Dekalb

Where are the real discounts in Dekalb

There are some really great discounts on rooms around Dekalb. If you are a member of AAA, Quality Inn in Sycamore offers discounts on rooms if you have your AAA card. The hotel is only a short distance from downtown Dekalb, but it's also close to Aurora University and Chicago Rockford International Airport. Every room includes free breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, and access to a spa tub and indoor swimming pool.

If you're looking for a hotel in Dekalb that offers senior discounts, check out Baymont Inn & Suites Dekalb. It offers a 13 percent discount to guests who have proof of age. The Baymont Inn & Suites provides guests with a free continental breakfast, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. There is plenty of free parking with space for RVs and coach buses.

Best Value Options in Dekalb, Illinois

There are so many great value-for-money hotel options in and around Dekalb. The Holiday Inn Express in Rochelle is a great choice. It's only 20 minutes from downtown Dekalb and is about 15 minutes from Northern Illinois University. For an amazing price, you get a free buffet breakfast, complimentary wired internet, and access to an indoor pool and fitness center. There's also a free business center where you can hold meetings, as well as a laundry service in case you need to have something washed or pressed.

Another great value hotel option near Dekalb is the Herrington Inn & Spa. This hotel is all about affordable luxury. It's in nearby Geneva, Illinois, which is right along the Fox River. All the rooms have fireplaces, private balconies, whirlpool tubs, and a nightly delivery of milk and cookies. There's also a complimentary breakfast available in the dining room each morning. The inn feels like an intimate bed and breakfast, even though there are 60 rooms. There is also a spa where you can book a massage or facial.

The Country Hearth Inn is also a good value hotel near Dekalb. It's a few miles away in Rochelle, right off of Interstate 39, so it's easy to get to and very close to Northern Illinois University. It's also less than 20 miles away from Chicago Rockford International Airport. It's a great place in an excellent location, and it's packed with amenities. Every room has free Wi-Fi, guests get a complimentary continental breakfast, and you can keep in shape in the on-site fitness center with treadmills, stationary bicycles, and weights.

The Best Restaurants in Dekalb, Illinois

As a college town, Dekalb has plenty of great pizza joints and fast-food restaurants, but the food scene in Dekalb isn't all burgers and fries. The city has a huge selection of international options as well as some wonderful family-style American eateries.

Pita Pete's is a popular option for those looking to have a healthy meal. Its pitas are made fresh and delivered from the Al Khyam Bakery of Chicago every day. The restaurant makes its own hummus, baba ghanoush, tzatziki, and pita chips in-house. It's a build-your-own type of restaurant, so you can choose your protein, your salad, and your sauce to create a personalized pita that's healthy and delicious.

For something special, head to the Mikimoto Japanese Steakhouse. It has wonderfully fresh sushi on the menu as well as cooked seafood options. There's also a wonderful steak menu. Be sure to make a reservation so you can sit at one of the hibachi-style tables and watch the chef cook your meal right in front of you. Go for a surf-and-turf option of steak and shrimp or simply enjoy the house filet mignon. Be sure to finish off your meal with the mochi green tea ice cream.

The Junction Eating Place is perfect any time of day. It's an American diner with breakfast served all day and plenty of options to keep everyone in the family happy. The restaurant sources its produce locally when possible and pride itself on hiring students from nearby universities. Diners can enjoy big juicy burgers and healthy salads and sandwiches, as well as giant omelets and grilled salmon dishes.

Dekalb is a great college city with so many wonderful hotels. Whether you're looking for a luxury weekend away or want an affordable hotel to stay in while you visit your son or daughter at nearby Northern Illinois University, you can find a hotel that can suit all of your needs and desires.

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