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Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Ranked #55 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Telford Tn.
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42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“spauff”
Reviewed 22 June 2008

We just recently stayed at Sidney James Mountain Lodge in Gatlinburg Tn. and was very nervous about what we may be getting ourselves into because of all the bad reviews I saw online.We arrived there on 06/18/08 and left on 06/22/08 and the rooms we very nice rooms and they were also large enough for a family of 4. The staff was very friendly there and also the pool that was inside was a very nice place to have your children swim. They also supplied the towels for you in case you forgot your towels.My overall review of this hotel is I would give it a 9 only because you do have a 20 minute walk to the main strip of gatlinburg but hey, that is what you will be doing down there anyway is walk. I would suggest this hotel to anyone.

  • Liked — everyone was very helpful and courteous to us
  • Disliked — was to far to walk to downtown (after 2 trips you dont think nothing of the walk)
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 June 2008

We would like to thank the management and staff of Sidney
James for an awesome stay! We really enjoyed our visit, and we appreciate you welcoming our greyhounds for this special event. We hope you will invite us back for Mountain Hounds 2009. Everyone was friendly and we didn't want for anything! We appreciate all the special things you did for us to make us
feel welcome! Thank you! We were in the hot tub every night, and also the indoor and outdoor pools. Everything was clean and neat and fresh. If we needed anything, just had to pick up the phone and it was done! No hassles with reservations or billing either. Close to downtown restaurants and attractions and not far from other attractions. Our room had a balcony overlooking the creek and it was very soothinng. Nice park with pavillion and ball field within walking distance. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Liked — The value received for the price paid.
  • Disliked — WI-FI not available in guest rooms.
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2008

My family stayed at the Sidney James Mountain Resort for a convention. We were there three nights, and the experience was very good. The hotel staff were very polite and helpful. The room was much larger then we expected with wonderful creek views from our balcony. The overall cleanliness of the room was very good, and the cleaning staff went out of their way to please. The bed was comfortable, and the carpets looked to be new. The mini fridge was functioning well, and was a welcome asset. While the hotel is older, it certainly met our needs and was an excellent value. We were comfortable and felt secure during our entire visit. We will definitely be returning to the Sidney James next year if our convention is held there again.

  • Liked — Large, clean rooms.
  • Disliked — No internet in rooms.
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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cincinnati, ohio
1 review
Reviewed 15 May 2008

Our family was going to a cabin on Sunday-Sunday and because I am impatient I wanted to start our vacation early,so I booked a room for one night after visiting the website. I don't know where they took the pictures at but the room we stayed in was not good. As soon as we walked in it smelled of mold or mildew or something, the baseboards were falling off of the walls, the shower and entire room for that matter was just nasty. Thank god we were only staying one night, I actually sprayed down the whole room with Lysol and I still wasn't comfortable.We didn't even try the pool, I was scared to see what it was all about. The best part was out on the balcony, the creek was rolling pretty good and it made a bad night almost bearable. The next morning the shower was hot for about 20 seconds then cold for 20 and so on, was just happy to be leaving this hole. Donot waste your time, money, or sanity on this place, you can find alot better places even on short notice. Also they boast the free parking, well good luck finding a spot!!

  • Liked — Checking out
  • Disliked — terrible room condition
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
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Thank wengwalk
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Tullahoma
1 review
Reviewed 25 April 2008

We just stayed at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge and it was just wonderful. It is an older hotel, but everything was clean and well kept. The front desk staff was very friendly and very helpful.
The owners of the on-site restraunt were also very friendly and the food was pretty good.
We stayed in a King room, creek side. Our balcony was RIGHT OVER the creek. Inside the room was a very good size. There was a little sitting area with a table, which was very nice. The bathroom was a bit on the small size, but that was just a minor detail to us. We did need extra pillows for the bed and they were in our room when we came back from shopping.
Speaking of shopping, the Sidney James has a great location. We could walk down to the strip from the hotel, but it is far enough to be quiet. We do recomend taking the trolly back to the hotel, however, because it is on a bit of a hill.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sidney James and plan on returning there in the summer.

  • Liked — The room was Great!
  • Disliked — The bathroom was a little small.
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank AmyJack
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Beavercreek, OH
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2008

Stay at Sidney James March 22-25, 2008
Worth the money, worth the stay, worth the trip
Staff very friendly and accomedating, just what you expect from Southern hospitality.
It is just off the main strip but well in walking distance.
Quiet place, nice atmosphere
Very Nice Rooms, especially the ones with the balcony's
It offers a lot that most don't at the price
Highly recommend

  • Liked — location and price
  • Disliked — wi-fi connection
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with family
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Thank RmanOH
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georgia
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2008

When I called to make the reservation the lady was very nice on the phone. When we got there it was hard to park there was not enough parking. The young man at the desk was very nice. The room was very old and outdated, paint peeling of the walls, the carpet was blue and old and the tlle when you came into the room was broken. There was not a lock on the the door other then the dead bolt. The bacalony was ok the air conditioner cover had fallen off, but the heat worked very well as it was cold, you had look straight down to see what they said would be a wonderful creekside view. The only good thing that I can say about the hotel was that the people were ok and that food at the cafe was pretty good. The hotel would be nice if they made some up dates to there rooms. I would not recommend this hotel, there are much better hotels in Gatlinburg that are closer to the parkway.

Stayed March 2008
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Property: Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Address: 610 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3343
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sidney James Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 136
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