This Howard Johnson, affectionately known as the Hojo Inn, is has a lot of pride and a great sense of home. The manager lives at the hotel for goodness sakes! The rates are very reasonable and it is actually a nice place to stay if your pockets aren't that fat. It is exceptionally close to Northern Illinois University, a major party school, and very convenient to their football stadium. I would recommend staying at this hotel if the Best Western is sold out. There is also food places and a popular bar within walking distance.
Pros: Inexpensive, Close to university