A well-known, mid-priced national and international hotel chain where kids always stay free.. In Short Howard Johnson's story began in 1925, with an ice cream stand that soon became a chain of orange-roofed restaurants, and eventually motor lodges. Today, the hotels offer quality accommodations at value prices for families and business travelers. Comforts of Home amenities include in-room coffeemakers, complimentary weekday newspapers and more. Most locations offer Home Office rooms, with work desks and chairs, and Crayola Kids Rooms, with Crayola easels and accessories, plus a mini-fridge and microwave.
Nice and Cheesy.
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.