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Sidney James Mountain Lodge

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   610 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Ranked #50 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
spbutterworth Atlanta, Georgia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our overal experience: We had a place to sleep near the Smokies. The room was poorly cleaned, the pool was cloudy & so chlorinated, I removed the children before skin damage could occur. This was followed by an additional fee for a roll away bed. I had no reciept or notification of this additional charge over the 6 interactions before... More

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ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have never written a bad review here, but I truly felt this place deserves it. First they told us our room was ready, we got to it with arms full of luggage & bags and the door was open, bedding all over floor and towels on floor. So we had to trudge back to car with our belongings and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here for three nights so I could tour the park. As a place to lay my head, it met the bill. Affordable, clean, comfortable room. Other than that, it was an average stay. Where it fell flat was food. I didn't expect much but the steaks at the "cafe" were some of the worst I've ever had. The ribs... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were passing through the area and decided to spend a night in Gatlinburg. All the hotels in town are pretty pricey, so since the Sidney James was about half then price, we weren't expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised! We had a room on the top floor with vaulted ceilings, a ceiling fan, a gas... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was spacious and clean! The staff here was very helpful and friendly! The indoor pool is neat! The kids loved it! This hotel has a little cafe connected to it which was really convenient! We really enjoyed our stay and we will be back! :)

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Bethlehem, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel was clean but the bed hard as a brick. i need a king size room when my husband and i travel and they only had those in the club level. it would have been nice to overlook the river or even if our room had a bslcony overlooking the pool. the adverting just doesnt tell the true story.

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High Point, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a 2 night stay here at the end of February. We were originally just going to stay for one night but after seeing our room we went and extended it immediately. We loved the fireplace in our room and the little balcony overlooking the stream. The decor of the room could be updated and the amenities weren't flash... More

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Corbin
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sydney James this weekend and plan to stay there again on our next trip down. The staff was friendly and helpful and as accommodating as possible. This hotel is outdated,no shocker there,most are in Gatlinburg. However, it is exceptionally clean and you will never have trouble with having no hot water. I'm fairly certain you could... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband and I were glad we chose to stay at the SJ. We drove to Gatlinburg with no hotel reservation and wanted to find a one with a hottub and within walking distance to town. After stopping by several hotels around town we decided on the SJ after seeing the room. The very polite front desk person said they... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

If you have an animal, you are discarded across the street to the motel. These rooms have no fireplace. They are extremely small, heater extremely loud. Furniture of poor quality. Bathroom old with stained grout and dirty. You are given minimum amount of linens but they were generous with a request for additional items. However we had to walk across... More

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Also Known As:
Sidney James Mountain Hotel Gatlinburg
Sidney James Mountain Hotel
Sidney James Mountain Gatlinburg
Sidney James Lodge
Address: 610 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Fitness Center 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 #50 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sidney James Mountain Lodge 2.5*
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