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Sidney James Mountain Lodge
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Reviewed March 9, 2009

Anyone who thought that it was a nasty hotel and smelly and old needs to go stay somewhere else. My family has stayed for the past 3 years and plan on going to stay this year as well. The staff is very nice and our rooms have always been clean and the right room as well. If we needed something and the hotel did not have it they went out of their way to get it, they even went and got a tv cord to hook our wii up for us. My children have the option every year of going here or going to the beach and guess what they choose sidney james. Those who do not like this hotel don't complain and don't come back we will and there will always be rooms available for the ones who do enjoy it and the prices.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2009

The bed was hard. That is my only complaint. Other than that we had no issues at all. The room was clean. The staff were very friendly. The pool area was clean, and we really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. It is about 3 blocks up Historic nature trail right next to the Garden plaza hotel. We drove into town and parked at a public lot right next to the four seasons hotel. Had it been warmer we would have walked from the hotel. Our room was on the 1st floor overlooking the creek. The balcony is small, but it did not bother me at all. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 15, 2009

What great fun we had here! We booked this room after reading many of the reviews on Tripadvisor - the reviews are dead-on accurate. Here's what we hated: the age of the rooms/bathrooms/television. It just felt like something out of 1970 and looked like it. In some ways, we enjoyed the feel of 'ancient motor lodge'. Water pressure was particularly low. Small toilet. On the plus side, this place was so cheap. It also has two outdoor pools and one indoor pool. The indoor 'landscaped' pool is a big draw for families with kids, and there is a nearby kiddie pool and also a large hot tub (luke-warm-ish water though). They added plenty of chlorine to make sure we didn't catch anything. There is a small deli next to the pool which serves decent hamburgers, but it barely meets low-end diner standard. The hotel is really too far for older people to walk down to the strip, so a short drive might be required. We loved the location though, and the fact that we had a creekside room with balcony. The creek is very loud, and we left our balcony door slightly ajar to better hear the creek as we slept. That was nice. We couldn't get a wi-fi signal, if they had one. The rooms didn't seem noisy, even though we had lots of young people staying there. We would stay here again given the same room rate.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2009

D U M P!!! My husband chose this place as a romantice getaway via their website! WE WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED! I wanted to leave immediately, but decided to deal with it. First of all, we did not get the room that we had reserved and paid for. We had a creekside with balcony, ground level. OLD, OUTDATED, STAINED CARPETS, SMELLY, AND UGLY DECOR! Don't get me wrong, some old/historic lodges are beautiful. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE PLACES! Positives: listening to the creek at night and the huge jacuzzi tub. But, with the tub, it took FOREVER for it to fill up with water. Claimed to have WiFi access but you have to go to lobby. We were only able to connect once while there. Parts of the indoor pool(waterfall) were not working/turned on and the areas had green junk in them. We did not use it. FOR THE MOST PART, THE WHOLE PLACE WAS NASTY!

With all said, we did have clean bath towels and clean sheets. Yes, I checked for bed bugs! That's how worried I was! None seen, though.

HOWEVER, THIS PLACE DOES NOT SET THE MOOD FOR LOVE! HA!

WE WILL NEVER BE BACK!

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2008

Very friendly staff, wonderful room with fireplace and jaquizi overlooking creek for a very reasonable price. I don't know where the negative reviews come from and I was worried until we got there, but the concerns went away within 5 minutes. Also, the indoor pool was awesome on this very cold weekend.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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