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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

Faranda's Banquet Center
+1-888-389-4121
302 Grove St., DeKalb, IL 60115
  • High end hotel
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Dekalb
+1-888-675-2083
575 South Annie Glidden Rd., Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Mid-scale property
  • 6 rooms in property
Red Roof Inn & Suites Dekalb : 1212 West Lincoln Highway
+1-800-716-8490
1212 West Lincoln Highway, Dekalb, IL 60115
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Right next to train tracks
  • Great bars
Comfort Inn Dekalb Adjacent The University : 1314 West Lincoln Highway
+1-800-805-5223
1314 West Lincoln Highway, Dekalb, IL 60115
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
Hampton Inn DeKalb, IL - Dekalb
+1-888-965-1860
663 South Annie Glidden Rd., Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$113
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Super 8 by Wyndham DeKalb IL - Dekalb
+1-888-788-5576
800 West Fairview Dr., Dekalb, IL 60115
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • 4 suites in hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Sycamore
+1-888-897-9207
1935 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178 ~3.16 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • Two-star Rural property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
Motel 6 Sycamore Il #4628
+1-888-311-4278
1860 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore, ILLINOIS 60178 ~3.33 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • Low priced property
Quality Inn in Sycamore
+1-888-469-4795
1475 Peace Rd., Sycamore, IL 60178 ~4.01 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • Economy Suburban property
  • Check-in: 3.00pm
Country Inn & Suites
+1-888-734-9421
1450 South Peace Rd., Sycamore, IL 60178 ~4.08 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • Three Star Rural hotel
  • 26 suites in property
  • Breakfast is good
  • About half of guests thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average
From$130
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Holiday Inn Express Rochelle : 1240 South Dement Rd.
+1-888-841-5292
1240 South Dement Rd., Rochelle, IL 61068 ~14.07 miles west of Dekalb
  • Economy Highway property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Fantastic service
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
From$88
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Super 8 by Wyndham Rochelle
+1-888-455-5160
601 East Highway 38, Rochelle, IL 61068 ~14.57 miles west of Dekalb
  • Low Cost property
  • Check in time: 14:00
  • Towels were thin, scratchy
  • Beds were acceptable for 69%
From$49
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Quality Inn : 567 East State Route 38
+1-888-965-8297
567 East State Route 38, Rochelle, IL 61068 ~14.59 miles west of Dekalb
  • Mid-scale property
  • 2 floors in property
Quality Inn : 567 East Highway 38
+1-888-906-6358
567 East Highway 38, Rochelle, IL 61068 ~14.62 miles west of Dekalb
  • 2 star hotel
  • 58 sleeping rooms in hotel
Comfort Inn & Suites - Rochelle
+1-888-749-6785
1133 North 7th St. Highway 251, Rochelle, IL 61068 ~15.85 miles west of Dekalb
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
  • Quick checkin
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
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Super 8 by Wyndham Hampshire IL in Hampshire
+1-888-878-9982
115 Arrowhead Dr., Hampshire, IL 60140 ~19.67 miles northeast of Dekalb
  • Two-star hotel
  • Check in: 11:00 AM
The Montcler Hotel
+1-888-389-4485
3450 Drew St., Sandwich, IL 60548 ~21.78 miles southeast of Dekalb
  • 3-star Convention Center hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy Read more
  • Ordinary amenities
  • Food could be better
Fairfield Inn and Suites By Marriott St Charles
+1-888-389-4121
2096 Bricher Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174 ~21.86 miles east of Dekalb
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Great location
  • World class service
Candlewood Suites Aurora Naperville
+1-888-675-2083
2625 West Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506 ~21.86 miles east of Dekalb
  • Economical Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$51
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Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago/Aurora : 2423 Bushwood Dr.
+1-800-716-8490
2423 Bushwood Dr., Aurora, IL 60506 ~22.13 miles east of Dekalb
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast available
From$129
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Holiday Inn Aurora North - Naperville, an IHG Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
2424 West Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506 ~22.21 miles east of Dekalb
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 82 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Lots of places to eat and shop nearby
  • For breakfast was lacking
From$94
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My Place Hotels - North Aurora, IL
+1-888-965-1860
1000 Kilbery Lane, North Aurora, IL 60542 ~22.79 miles east of Dekalb
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check in time: 15:00
Hotel Baker
+1-888-788-5576
100 West Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174 ~22.98 miles east of Dekalb
  • High end Riverfront hotel
  • 6 floors in property
  • Incredible bar
  • Most guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
The Herrington Inn & Spa in Geneva
+1-888-897-9207
15 South River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134 ~23.73 miles east of Dekalb
  • Luxurious 5 Star Suburban hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • World class service
From$189
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Americas Best Value Inn Belvidere / Rockford
+1-888-311-4278
1605 North State St., Belvidere, IL 61008 ~23.75 miles north of Dekalb
  • Economy property
  • 46 rooms in property
From$55
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Bar Chart: Upcoming 20 Days of Dekalb Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Dekalb, IL discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Dekalb hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $167.11

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: $98.90

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: $99.53

2 Star Hotel Prices in Dekalb

Best Discounts in Dekalb, Illinois

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.

FAQs about hotels in Dekalb

What are the top reviewed hotels in Dekalb?

Country Inn & Suites, My Place Hotels - North Aurora, IL and Hilton Garden Inn Rockford are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in Dekalb?

The Herrington Inn & Spa, Faranda's Banquet Center and Hotel Baker are the top 3 luxury hotels near Dekalb city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Dekalb?

Faranda's Banquet Center, Home2 Suites by Hilton Dekalb, and Red Roof Inn & Suites Dekalb are the properties closest to Dekalb city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Dekalb cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Dekalb can be as cheap as $99.53 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Dekalb cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Dekalb has been $98.90 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Dekalb cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Dekalb has been $167.11 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Dekalb?

My Place Hotels - North Aurora, IL, The Herrington Inn & Spa and The Montcler Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Dekalb?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Rockford, Fairfield Inn and Suites By Marriott St Charles and Courtyard Chicago St. Charles are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Dekalb?

Comfort Suites Elgin, Comfort Inn & Suites North Aurora and Comfort Inn & Suites Geneva - West Chicago are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Dekalb?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Holiday Inn Express Rochelle and Candlewood Suites Aurora Naperville are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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