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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 #56 of 88 Hotels in Gatlinburg
west virginia
2 reviews
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“Awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

great deal clean rooms good service incredible veiw walking distance to all the sights

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

This place is terrible. We arrived at the hotel at 3PM, and was given an inferior room across the street at their older motel. The room was very small, the A/C was extremely noisy and didn't work properly. The bathroom was clean, but the showerhead was the pits. You couldn't get a decent shower at all. Although the water pressure was great, the showerehead put out the bearest amount of water possible. Parking was very cramped at this hotel, and the walk to the main street was very, very long. The check-in and check-out staff were very rude, and not very helpful. Complimentary breakfast was not provided. I would not recommmend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

This was the 3rd time that my family and I stayed here. We had a double on the creek side. The room was ready and very clean when we got there. Weekend Staff and house keeping both were nice. Free WiFi access near the lobby. A great little pool side cafe with good food and good prices (a very yummy breakfast).
My kids loved the indoor pool with the walk through cave.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

Most families will be drawn to this hotel for the indoor pool. But, parents beware. The floor around the pool is very, very slippery and areas of the pool are in bad condition. The outdoor pool is much better, but of course it is just a pool. Doesn't have the extras the indoor pool has. The staff should also clean up and replenish the towels more often too. Every time I went for a quick swim there were never any clean towels.
The room I stayed in was in need of remodeling also. The TV was at least 20 yrs old and the childrens TV channels shown on the Channel guide were not viewable; probably because the TV channels won't go that high. The balcony on the creekside room was one reason this hotel was chosen, but unfortunately there wasn't anything to sit on and enjoy the view.
I guess the rates for this hotel are considered low for the area, but I think I would prefer to spend a little more money to get something a little more safe for the kids and more up to date in the room.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

It is a older hotel BUT it was clean!!! I was VERY pleased with it!!! All hotels are OLD after they are stayed in a few times!!! The rates are GREAT!!!! I was really scared after reading the reviews BUT I was very happy with it. Our room DID NOT SMELL!! We stayed creekside.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EVERYTHINGISTAKEN71
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2009

My family and I stayed at the Hotel for intially 5 nights. We got to the hotel on the Wednesday and it was empty, come Friday though the place was packed! Even with all the people the hotel was quiet enough to enjoy nights of relaxing TV. The walk to the main strip was maybe 15mins tops and you were right at the Ripley's museum. Perfect location, nice clean rooms.
If you are looking for luxury, this is not the place to stay. If you are looking for a nice clean room and a GREAT pool and hot tub... stay here. We were in a creekside room and the view was so nice a relaxing....
We will stay at the same location again, infact we ended up booking another night it was so nice..... The only downfall was there is no internet in the rooms...

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mobilemama19
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

We stayed on the courtside.The only good thing about this place was the location and the indoor pool!The rooms smelled like smoke and The first room we were in had a leaky toilette which flooded onto the carpet by the bed.Luckly they did give us a new room with a more comforterable bed but this room also smelled like smoke and the carpet was icky.I will not stay in this lodge again.I also had some relitives staying on the creekside and they were also dissapointed and said that their room smelled bad as well!The hot water was also a dangerous temp both my sons burned their hands in the tub and shower .My husband and myself also had to be careful when using the hot water because it was too hot.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sidney James Mountain 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 88 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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