We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Holiday Inn Express Sycamore

View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express Sycamore
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 68: English reviews
Start your review of Holiday Inn Express Sycamore
 Click to rate
Beecher, IL
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got one of the last rooms available for members of our volleyball team. While the price reflected the demand (a little higher than I would have paid), the room was very nice. The person at the desk was efficient, friendly and helpful. The room was clean and in very nice condition. Even the hotel was filled with middle-schoolers (we...

Thank Brian B
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

It is nice to here we were able to accommodate you. We do our best to enforce quiet hours when we have large groups in house so that all of our guests get a good night rest. Thank you for sharing your experience and I am glad we were able to meet your expectations even on a busy weekend.

Chicago, IL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for a college visit on a Friday and since I was a vendor at a local craft/vendor show, we decided to stay in town. This location was so convenient for both events! The pool was nice, large enough that it wasn't crowded with kids. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. I would...

Thank hipmomof2IL
About Hotel's Favourite Review
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We know you have choices when deciding where to stay so we really appreciate that you gave us the opportunity to show you that we treat our guests right.

Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We needed a room relatively last minute due to some poor weather. We booked one day before based on the forecasts and although we didn't pay the most I've seen advertised it was a little more than I would normally expect to pay for a relatively no-frill stay. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the friendly welcome, spacious...

1Thank SuperMommyJen5
SycamoreManager, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

We are glad that we were able to offer you shelter during bad weather. Our winter promotion has given guest the incentive to sleep in and eat a little later during these cold days. We are glad that you and your children enjoyed your unexpected getaway. We hope you will stay with us again when in the area. Happy Travels!

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Staff is friendly and hotel is nice. It's in a good location and has pool, exercising equipment and hot and cold breakfast included with stay. I love the front desk staff during the day!!! Wo derful ladies and very helpful! Hotel has a business center on site.

Thank Sally D
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

It is always great to hear that my staff is helpful. We appreciate you staying with us.

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Friendly staff greeted us upon arrival and offered an ihg welcome bonus. We changed rooms and upgraded to a suite immediately because of an unclean tub in the first room. The property’s older, but our suite was quiet, with a tub/shower combination, shower curtain, mini fridge, microwave, bar sink, desk, sofa, table/chairs, arm chair, ottoman and a squeaky mattress. The...

Thank J W
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Sycamore location. Our fire doors are magnetic and in case of a fire they close. Otherwise they are to remain open. We comply with all fire codes. I am glad my staff reacted quickly to any problems that arose. Thank you for sharing your thoughts we wish you safe travels.

Lexington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stayed here for a couple of nights over the summer. Lady at front desk was very kind, also helped me with recommendations and menus for dinner delivery. The room itself was good, bathroom worked well, bed was comfy, TV got an adequate amount of channels. There is also a small fitness center. I used it, machine worked well, and there...

Thank tedkirby
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have the bowling alley within walking distance. Though most everything at NIU and all of our local businesses are just a few minute drive from the property. I am sorry you had problems with A/c unit.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The parking lot, lobby, breakfast area, and room were all extremely comfortable and welcoming. I never had any issue with my room key or accessing the building. My room key reader did have to have the batteries replaced on the 3rd day but it was a quick 5 minute jaunt downstairs and it was all taken care of for me...

Thank Ey_Vee_H
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. I am glad the staff was helpful and responsive to your needs. We hope your future travels will bring you back to the area.

Saint Charles, Missouri
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We reserved a room online and it showed 1 king bed. When we arrived the lady checking us in saw our 2 kids and asked if we'd like a room with 3 queen beds- yes please! Very pleasant surprise. The room was spotless. Beds were very comfortable & each bed had a variety of pillows from soft to firm. Our...

Thank figureskater57
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad my staff was able to offer a more suitable room for your family. I am happy you enjoyed your stay. Your kindness reinforces to my staff that they are doing things right. We hope you will continue to stay with us whenever you are in the area. Safe travels and we...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is an older 2 story hotel. We had a corner room on the ground floor. It was clean and quiet. We had a problem with the lights in the bathroom. Front desk clerk brought us a lamp. As luck would have it, we found a reset button that fixed the problem. She still arranged for maintenance to check on...

Thank Elphaba
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had a problem with the lights in your room. I am glad that my front desk offered a solution and offered for maintenance to follow up. I do agree that at times the breakfast area gets a little tight. We do try to open the meeting room when possible to handle the overflow of people....

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay, friendly, helpful staff at the front desk, clean room which was well equipped with a refrigerator microwave flat screen TV and Keurig coffee machine, quiet, plenty to choose from in the breakfast area, small pool but it was advertised that way. Would stay again.

Thank Tom K
SycamoreManager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sycamore, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will stay with us whenever you are in the Sycamore/DeKalb Area. Safe Travels.

36 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (36)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Dining (9)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Room/Suite (17)
Other (4)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sycamore
6.7 km away
Hampton Inn - DeKalb (Near the University)
1.5 km away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Sycamore
0.3 km away
Motel 6 Sycamore
Motel 6 Sycamore
#4 of 4 in Sycamore
24 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.2 km away
Red Roof Inn & Suites DeKalb
8.1 km away
Super 8 DeKalb IL
Super 8 DeKalb IL
#3 of 5 in DeKalb
216 reviews
26.3 km away
Holiday Inn Express Rochelle
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express in Sycamore! Our hotel is only 5 minutes from Northern Illinois University and 10 minutes from the Convocation Center. We offer 69 freshly renovated rooms, two of which have 3 queen beds! These rooms are popular with families. All of our suites offer a microwave and refrigerator making them perfect for extended stays. Hauser Ross and Kishwaukee Community Hospital are within one mile of the hotel. We are a short distance from Monsanto, 3M, Target Distribution Center and Engineered Storage Products. We are an hour and 19 minutes from Midway Airport and 1 hour from O'Hare Airport. We are close enough to Chicago for a day trip to the city but far enough away for you to enjoy DeKalb and Sycamore's small town charm.Come try our hot Smart Start Breakfast Bar! Whether you are visiting a family member at N.I.U or preparing for a meeting, you will leave the Holiday Inn Express in Sycamore feeling ready, refreshed and relaxed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Sycamore

Address: 1935 Dekalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178-3107
Region: United States > Illinois > Sycamore
Price Range: $183 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Sycamore 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly, HRS and HotelsClick so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Sycamore reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Sycamore Dekalb Hotel Sycamore
Holiday Inn Sycamore
Sycamore Holiday Inn
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Express Sycamore staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Saint Louis, Missouri
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express Sycamore staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Prefer the third floor, not near highway.”
tedkirby, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor was absolutely silent at night. I never had a noise pollution issue up there!”
Ey_Vee_H, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not take room with fold out couch expecting a good night's sleep”
ArmenianGypsy, 14 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back of the hotel will likely be quieter, as they are away from the highway.”
smontague2868, 28 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Nothing I can think of, it was perfect!”
Pam20111, 20 May 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
US$107* /night
View Deal
View all 12 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates