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Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
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Guest reviews

3.7/5 Good
1,006 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa

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Explore the area

Popular LocationGatlinburg Convention Center5 min walk
Popular LocationOber Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway14 min walk
Popular LocationSmoky Mountain Brewery16 min walk
AirportKnoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson)71 min drive

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  • Creekside Two Doubles - No pets

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 288 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsCreekside Two Doubles - No pets
  • King Jacuzzi Suite - No pets

    Room amenities

    • 560 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsKing Jacuzzi Suite - No pets
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (No Pets)

    Room amenities

    • 290 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, 2 Queen Beds (No Pets)
  • Single Queen Room - No pets

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 240 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSingle Queen Room - No pets
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds (Courtside - Pet Friendly)

    Room amenities

    • 288 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Double Beds (Courtside - Pet Friendly)
  • King Bed Deluxe - No Pets

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsKing Bed Deluxe - No Pets
  • Creekside Two Queens - No Pets

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsCreekside Two Queens - No Pets
  • Courtside Double Beds - No Pets

    Room amenities

    • 180 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsCourtside Double Beds - No Pets
  • Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Gatlinburg

Located in Gatlinburg, Sidney James Mountain Lodge is in the city center and on a river. Titanic Museum and Newfound Gap are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Gatlinburg Space Needle and Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood are not to be missed. Enjoy the area's slopes with downhill skiing and snowboarding, and don't miss out on the snow tubing and sledding. Our guests appreciate the motel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gatlinburg Convention Center - 5 min walk
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle - 10 min walk
  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway - 14 min walk
  • Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park - 15 min walk
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 71 min drive

Restaurants

  • Poolside Cafe — 1 min walk
  • Blaine's Grill & Bar - 10 min walk
  • Dick's Last Resort - 11 min walk
  • Starbucks - 11 min walk
  • Five Guys - 12 min walk

About this property

Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Riverfront motel with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant
This motel features 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and a microwave in a common area. All 186 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find hair dryers and free toiletries.
Sidney James Mountain Lodge offers 186 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with premium cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and a children's pool.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Temperature checks available for guests
Temperature checks given to staff
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: USD 6-12 per person
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (1600 square feet)

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night
Dogs only
2 per room (up to 35 lbs)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00

Property payment types

American ExpressDiscoverMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

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

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector.
  • 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.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

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
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa tub

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sidney James Mountain Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sidney James Mountain Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sidney James Mountain Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this motel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 35 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 10.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Sidney James Mountain Lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this motel?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at this motel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Gatlinburg Space Needle and Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Sidney James Mountain Lodge

3.7
5 - Excellent
306
4 - Good
338
3 - Okay
189
2 - Mediocre
116
1 - Poor
57
3.7
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
3.5
Amenities
3.4
Property condition

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We checked in and checked right back out! Apparently we got a room in the “old side”, which makes me mad because I booked this room months in advance for the 4th of July. Anyways, upon arriving the room had a strong odor of water damage, smelled moldy. The room was tiny, my bathroom at home is literally bigger than the whole room. The beds were close to the floor, and one was broken. It looked like a crack hotel, no kidding. The pool outside was a tiny hole in the ground. You have to walk across the street to get to the indoor pool. Also, many people in the reviews had similar experiences, and got bed bugs from this place and roaches. I am SO glad we didn’t end up staying and got our money back. Sadly, we returned home and canceled our Fourth of July vacation due to the conditions of this room.

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The motel is older but clean. check in was a breeze. We stayed creek side. Our balcony was small but room for a couple chairs.. We only stayed 2 nights and saw a total of 12 bears, that made our vacation. Saw 1 mama with 3 cubs and another mama with 4 cubs. It was amazing watching the babies play in the water and climbing the trees...

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    There was a pleasant stream behind the property with areas to sit and relax. There were also other areas on the property to cook or picknick near the stream and, also, some of the rooms were were near the stream. There were also two swimming pools and a hot tub, which was nice.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2020