Sidney James Mountain Lodge

610 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 US
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2.5 Star Property Near Gatlinburg Convention Center
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3.0/5

Based on 4185 guest reviews

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  • Free WiFi
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free self parking
  • Pool sun loungers
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08/19/2022 - 08/20/2022
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Verified Reviews of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"The rooms need upgrading. I would like to give the hotel manager at the front desk an excellent rati"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
The rooms are not good at all.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Mar 21 to Fri Mar 25 2022 at a $89.99 average nightly rate.
"Great place to stay."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
This lodge was a wonderful place to stay! It’s kinda old but clean and has everything you need right down to the bears in the creek. We would definitely stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 19 to Wed Sep 22 2021 at a $92.99 average nightly rate.
"Old and not maintained… need to tear down and start over."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Will not stay again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Aug 16 to Thu Aug 19 2021 at a $139.99 average nightly rate.
"Great experience, great staff."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Really enjoyed my stay here and will definitely stay again in future trips.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Mar-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Mar 14 to Wed Mar 17 2021 at a $80.34 average nightly rate.
"Clean, close to everything,Good price good experience."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Thank you so much to made my family happy the week we takeover good place.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 30 to Sat Aug 01 2020 at a $105.08 average nightly rate.
"Decent place. Under $100. Rooms are dated."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Kids loved the indoor pool! Walking distance to downtown. Dated rooms. Maybe would visit again?
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Nov-2013 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Nov 02 to Sun Nov 03 2013 at a $89.00 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good wellness hotel. Close to restaurants, bars and the city center. Great pool.

Pool

87/100
709 reviews

Good pool, acceptably clean.

Wellness Area

86/100
246 reviews

Great wellness and sauna facilities. Moderately clean wellness & sports facilities.

Service

80/100
905 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception. Management is alright, but housekeeping is not great. Booking process is sufficient. Room service could have been improved. Hotel security can be an issue. The bar needs better service.

Location

79/100
844 reviews

Great location. Easy car access but inadequate parking. Centrally located, near restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Food

71/100
269 reviews

Good food, especially side dishes. Clean enough dining area, but food is expensive. Menu is alright, but snacks are not great. Complaints about dining experience with subpar desserts & fruits.

WiFi

56/100
27 reviews

Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved.

Room

48/100
1701 reviews

Complaints about cleanliness, maintenance, and TVs. Great views, but poor quality beds and furniture in somewhat old rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Small rooms with subpar A/C, minibars, and kitchenettes. Adequate balcony. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

45/100
579 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Cleanliness

39/100
845 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms were inadequately clean, although pools were fairly well kept. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Moderately clean wellness & sports facilities. Dining area is relatively clean.

Breakfast

35/100
117 reviews

Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast.

Vibe

29/100
420 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is fairly plain. Great for a wellness holiday. Awesome for families.

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from families.

Great view. Great reception.

Wellness Area

87/100
47 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

Pool

86/100
216 reviews

Good pool, acceptably clean.

Service

80/100
233 reviews

Friendly service and great reception. Management is alright, but housekeeping is not great. Room service could have been improved.

Location

75/100
218 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Near the city centre and great nearby nightlife.

Food

70/100
63 reviews

Great menu with good food, but parking is pricey.

WiFi

43/100
6 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Room

41/100
436 reviews

Complaints about cleanliness, maintenance, and TVs. Great views, but poor quality beds and furniture in somewhat old rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Small rooms with subpar A/C, minibars, and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem. Adequate balcony.

Comfort

38/100
147 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Breakfast

35/100
37 reviews

Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast.

Cleanliness

31/100
228 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms were inadequately clean, although pools were fairly well kept. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Vibe

20/100
84 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel could use some updating.

Rated 69/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great shopping.

Pool

87/100
102 reviews

Good pool, acceptably clean.

Wellness Area

85/100
43 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

Location

81/100
158 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Centrally located, near restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Service

74/100
138 reviews

Friendly service with great reception but subpar housekeeping.

Comfort

42/100
126 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Room

42/100
328 reviews

Complaints about cleanliness, maintenance, and TVs. Great views, but poor quality beds and furniture in somewhat old rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Small rooms with subpar A/C, minibars, and kitchenettes. Adequate balcony. Shower can be a problem.

Breakfast

32/100
26 reviews

Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast.

Amenities

31/100
79 reviews

Facilities in need of refurbishment. Elevator in need of updating.

Cleanliness

27/100
145 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms were inadequately clean, although pools were fairly well kept. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Vibe

24/100
72 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel could use some updating.

Rated 68/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Pool is good. Location is great.

Pool

87/100
5 reviews

Great pool.

Location

82/100
9 reviews

Great location.

Service

79/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

Room

42/100
19 reviews

Poorly cleaned and maintained rooms with poor beds and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

38/100
9 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great pool. Fantastic service.

Location

79/100
5 reviews

Great location.

Service

78/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

44/100
6 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good wellness hotel. Close to restaurants, bars and the city center. Great pool.

Pool

87/100
706 reviews

Good pool, acceptably clean.

Wellness Area

86/100
246 reviews

Great wellness and sauna facilities. Moderately clean wellness & sports facilities.

Service

80/100
898 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception. Management is alright, but housekeeping is not great. Booking process is sufficient. Room service could have been improved. Hotel security can be an issue. The bar needs better service.

Location

79/100
837 reviews

Great location. Easy car access but inadequate parking. Centrally located, near restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Food

71/100
269 reviews

Good food, especially side dishes. Clean enough dining area, but food is expensive. Menu is alright, but snacks are not great. Complaints about dining experience with subpar desserts & fruits.

WiFi

56/100
27 reviews

Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved.

Room

48/100
1683 reviews

Complaints about cleanliness, maintenance, and TVs. Great views, but poor quality beds and furniture in somewhat old rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Small rooms with subpar A/C, minibars, and kitchenettes. Adequate balcony. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

45/100
577 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Cleanliness

39/100
839 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms were inadequately clean, although pools were fairly well kept. Hotel facilities could use a good clean. Moderately clean wellness & sports facilities. Dining area is relatively clean.

Breakfast

36/100
113 reviews

Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast.

Vibe

30/100
416 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel could be more stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Hotel is fairly plain.

Rated 67/100 based on reviews from families.

Great view.

Wellness Area

87/100
47 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

Pool

86/100
215 reviews

Good pool, acceptably clean.

Service

80/100
232 reviews

Friendly service and great reception. Management is alright, but housekeeping is not great. Room service could have been improved.

Location

74/100
215 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Near the city centre and great nearby nightlife.

Food

70/100
63 reviews

Great menu with good food, but parking is pricey.

WiFi

43/100
6 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Room

41/100
432 reviews

Complaints about cleanliness, maintenance, and TVs. Great views, but poor quality beds and furniture in somewhat old rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Small rooms with subpar A/C, minibars, and kitchenettes. Shower can be a problem. Adequate balcony.

Comfort

38/100
147 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Breakfast

36/100
36 reviews

Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast.

Cleanliness

31/100
226 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms were inadequately clean, although pools were fairly well kept. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Vibe

21/100
83 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel could use some updating.

Rated 66/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great shopping.

Pool

87/100
102 reviews

Good pool, acceptably clean.

Wellness Area

85/100
43 reviews

Great wellness & sports facilities.

Location

81/100
158 reviews

Well-located, although unfortunately the parking isn't easy. Centrally located, near restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Service

73/100
137 reviews

Friendly service with great reception but subpar housekeeping.

Comfort

42/100
126 reviews

Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C. Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds.

Room

42/100
326 reviews

Complaints about cleanliness, maintenance, and TVs. Great views, but poor quality beds and furniture in somewhat old rooms. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Small rooms with subpar A/C, minibars, and kitchenettes. Adequate balcony. Shower can be a problem.

Breakfast

32/100
25 reviews

Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast.

Amenities

31/100
79 reviews

Facilities in need of refurbishment. Elevator in need of updating.

Cleanliness

27/100
145 reviews

Rooms, particularly bathrooms were inadequately clean, although pools were fairly well kept. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Vibe

24/100
72 reviews

Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes. Hotel could use some updating.

Rated 64/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Pool is good. Location is great.

Pool

87/100
5 reviews

Great pool.

Location

82/100
8 reviews

Great location.

Service

79/100
10 reviews

Friendly service.

Room

41/100
18 reviews

Inadequately cleaned and maintained rooms and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

38/100
9 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner.

Rated 66/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great pool. Fantastic service.

Location

79/100
5 reviews

Great location.

Service

78/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

44/100
6 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good wellness hotel. Close to restaurants, bars and the city center. Great pool.

Location

82/100
6 reviews

Great location.

Service

76/100
6 reviews

Fantastic service.

Room

38/100
16 reviews

Room needs to be improved.

Cleanliness

34/100
6 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Review Semantics by TrustYou

Property Description

With a stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you'll be centrally located in Gatlinburg, a 10-minute walk from Gatlinburg Space Needle and 12 minutes by foot from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. This motel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Island at Pigeon Forge.

You can enjoy a meal at Poolside Cafe serving the guests of Sidney James Mountain Lodge, or stop in at the snack bar/deli. Full breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM for a fee.

Make yourself at home in one of the 186 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Gatlinburg Convention Center - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Gatlinburg Space Needle - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Gatlinburg Ziplines - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Hollywood Star Cars Museum - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Ripley's Haunted Adventure - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Star Cars Museum - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Fort Fun - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Mysterious Mansion - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Smoky Mountain Brewery - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Guinness World Records Museum - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi

The preferred airport for Sidney James Mountain Lodge is McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 72.3 km / 44.9 mi

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Gatlinburg? This motel has facilities measuring 1600 square feet (149 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.

Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a sauna. Additional amenities at this motel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a picnic area, and barbecue grills. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 21
  • Banquet hall
  • Vending machine
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (meters) - 149
  • Shared microwave
  • Free WiFi
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Number of spa tubs - 1
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Picnic area
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Off-street parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Total number of rooms - 186
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Professional property host/manager
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Children's pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Elevator
  • Free self parking
  • Conference space
  • Terrace
  • ATM/banking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1600

Airport & Shuttle Information

45 miles from Mcghee Tyson airport.

Local Shuttle Info: .50 cents each time you board. Bording pick up is on location. Hours 8am to 11pm winter hours may vary.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Pet maximum weight in lb is 35

Pet maximum weight in kg is 15.88

Only dogs are allowed

Pets allowed

Pet rooms are courtside rooms only. Up to 2 pets under 40lbs are welcome. It is mandatory to notify the hotel before bringing a pet. You must register your pet at check in.

Misc Fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • The seasonal pool will be open from April to October.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Essential workers only - NO

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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