Photo gallery

Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



3.5 / 5
2,147 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Gatlinburg Convention Center
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park
    15 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Blaine's Grill & Bar
    10 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Dick's Last Resort
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson)
    68 min drive

Book online or call:


Your dates need to occur after 2019-12-12. Try updating your dates to see prices for your trip.

    About this area


    Sidney James Mountain Lodge is located on a river and in a walkable area with good shopping. Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and Titanic Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park. Gatlinburg Space Needle and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the motel's central and quiet location.

    4.5/5 guest location rating

    Guests like it for

    • Walkable (610 reviews)
    • Easy parking (591 reviews)
    • Quiet (484 reviews)

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Gatlinburg Convention Center - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Gatlinburg Space Needle - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery - 11 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park - 15 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Smoky Mountain Brewery - 16 min walk

    Getting around

    • Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) - 71 min drive


    • 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

    Skiing and snowboarding are not the only attractions at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, where you can enjoy a meal at the restaurant, take a dip in an indoor pool, and relax in a steam room. All 186 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and digital TV. Guests will also find hair dryers and free toiletries.

    Property amenities


    • 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


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

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference space (1600 square feet)


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


    • Hydrotherapy


    • 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 path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Shared microwave

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination


    • Digital channels
    • Premium channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator


    • Iron/ironing board (on request)

    Nearby things to do


    Where to eat


    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very disappointed! First I requested a non smoking room due to several family members having asthma, we arrive at our room only to open the door and be knocked down by the smell of smoke. it’s like 11pm at this time so we open the balcony door and sniffle our way through the night. So I call the front desk and the lady apologizes telling me she will personally make sure the room is cleaned and made to smell better! LIES! We show back to at our room about 7pm only to find our room hadn’t been cleaned, dirty towels still in the floor, beds unmade, and still the horrid cigarette Oder! So off to the front desk I went madder than a wet hen. The man apologized and blamed it on the “group of women doesn’t speak much English” so there is a lot of confusion. Another gentleman took it upon himself to go spray the room and take fresh towels, etc; which we greatly appreciated. ALSO, there was roaches, they phone had no buttons & the cord was cut into. The bathroom fan didn’t work. So needless to say we won’t be back.

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

    4/5 Good

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

    The pool area was nice, the kiddos loved it! Overall the hotel was a little outdated, the tv in the room gave us some problems. The poolside cafe took forever to get our food and when we did it was cold.

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


      The staff was outstanding and the stay was nice. What hotels.com advertised verses what the sidney james had available was a completely different story. I reserved a jacuzzi room but as it turns out, those rooms are NOT pet friendly. This was not stated on hotels.com and when i questioned this at the desk, it was the usual blame game....not our fault, we've tried to explain but hotels.com will not cooperate. So, will i book again with you...maybe....maybe not

      Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

      Tell us how we can improve our site