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Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Ranked #51 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Reviewed 25 December 2013

We booked here on a last minute trip. The property is older but clean. The room was clean but could use updating. There was a new flat screen tv but the cable was out from the time we got there around 6pm and must have come on sometime during the night/early morning as it was working when we awoke. The front desk staff did inform us of the cable outage at check-in and we stayed anyway. As it was raining that weekend, many people were using indoor activities and so the pool area was crowded. The indoor pool was nice and the water was a good, warm temperature. Not sure about the hot tub as it was too crowded to use. We booked a room with a balcony on the creekside and had a nice view but didn't get to use it since it was raining. We would stay again.

Room Tip: Get a creekside room with balcony/view, otherwise the courtside rooms view the parking lot.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

We love the creek side rooms and every summer night, at least one bear came down to be seen fromour deck or strolling through their parking lot. Our state animal is the black bear, but have never seen one alive, outside of in a zoo...and the local busses stop at their front door..

Room Tip: Go Creekside!!!
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank BobWhite26301
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

While the rooms were small and outdated they were extreamly clean and the shower was great. Close to everything. Great workout going up the hill to get back to the room. Will stay again. The pool was also nice.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank Jhb00
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is a fair priced hotel that has an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. This is exactly the kind of place we would like to stay at while on vacation.

We only stayed for two days, but would definitely come back. Some things that could be improved include the cleaning staff actually cleaning your room. When we left room service had skipped our room and was in the one beside ours cleaning. We assumed they would then clean ours however that was not the case upon return.

Some of the rooms are a little out dated, the beds are not perfect but acceptable none the less. Staff is friendly and the perks the hotel offers make for an enjoyable time for those just looking to relax. I do not know if the out door pool is operational during the summer, but if so, its quite a good size and looks like something I would love to swim in.

This is the kind of place the average family would want to stay at. This is our second stay with The Sydney James and we will be back again. We enjoyed the creek side more than we did the court side (this time) but not a bad bang for the buck by any means.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I had such a terrible stay at the Sidney James this past weekend. We woke up Saturday morning to a bathroom floor full of water. We immediately called the front desk and reported it. We were told that while we were out the leak would be fixed, however when we got back there was still a bathroom full of water. It was late when we got back to the hotel, so they had all day to work on the leak, but once again I called the front desk and was told they would check it the next morning. I asked about a discount for the inconvience. I mean really, you don't expect to have to keep cleaning up water off the floor just to be able to go to the bathroom. The man at the desk said when you check out the next morning to remind him and he would see what he could do. They gave me a big $22 off the entire amount of the price of the room. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Not only did we have to deal with the leaking the room smelled of mildew. I will never stay there again, I would rather sleep outside!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Tammy C
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had an economy room court side, nothing spectacular, but very clean, and staff was very nice. Probably the nicest in all of our stays in the area. Its 1/2 mile from the center of the parkway, so its walkable to the main attractions. Its far enough away to be quiet also. It is a very nice stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank bhinesley
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We checked in at this hotel today and we were extremely disappointed. It does not look anything like the pictures. We were paying way more for something you could get at a motel 8. The room smelled of mildew and there were bugs inside and out of the room. Even a wasp which I am extremely allergic and was afraid to go into my room. I went to the front desk after they refused to answer their phones and they called maintence while we went out and ate dinner. We came back and the room was still covered in bugs. So I went to the office again and asked to see a different room. The next room we went into was almost as bad. The mildew smell was worse. We decided to check out and stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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2  Thank MBehr1219
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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #51 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range: £48 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sidney James Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 136
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