Discover The Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Now Gatlinburg as we have mentioned multiple times has tons of hotels to select from and this makes it hard to figure out which of the Gatlinburg hotels to book. I know we are looking at all the hotels in Gatlinburg and in this post we are going to cover the Sidney James Mountain Lodge. When you read the review you can start to e if the Sidney James is the proper hotel for you to book or if a different hotel would actually suit your families needs better.
The Sidney James Mountain Lodge is a an older and independently owned location, but do not let that scare you. In fact, this is a location that has 3 pools to enjoy. Two of the pools are seasonal and outside, but the Sidney James does have an indoor pool that has a tunnel and it has an added element of fun for you and your kids. Not to mention in the indoor pool area their is a hot tub to enjoy while keeping an eye on your kids in the pool. The Sidney James Mountain Lodge does have quite a bit of parking. The on site restaurant, though, does have a limited selection of food and in most cases could be considered more of a location that would be the hot dog type of stands, but has a more expanded menu.
On the downside of the Sidney James, the walk into town can be rather long and downhill as the location is a brisk 14 minute walk from the aquarium, but going back to the location it is all uphill and that means you definitely end up getting your workout.
It has been reported that the Sidney James is being updated. However, you have to remember that like almot all of us the location is on a budget duringt he update and it does take time. From what we have seen the updates are nice and definitely are worth the coming features you are sure to love.
Location Of Sidney James Mountain Lodge
The address and location of this place is as follows.
610 Historic Nature Trl
Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
To reach this location you will go past the aquarium on the main Parkway. You will go until you reach Historic Nature Trail, which is by the convention center. You will then turn left onto the road and you can start to go up the hill and the Sidney James Mountain Lodge will be on the right hand side of the road.
Amenities Of The Sidney James Mountain Lodge
The Sidney James Mountain Lodge is a Gatlinburg hotel that does have a three pools to enjoy. The pools as mentioned earlier are located outside for a couple of them, but the hotel does have an indoor pool as well. No matter what, this makes it easier for you to come back to the hotel after enjoying either Gatlinburg or the mountains and relax.
With a lot of the hotel rooms they have a balcony to enjoy. The balconies are a private balcony so you avoid the next door neighbor staring at you. However, this hotel has most of the rooms over the creek and that allows a nice creek sound while you are sitting outside. The downside is some of the balconies may end up on the road side and you can have some road noise. Even then, the Sidney James is located high enough up the street that the road traffic is not terrible.
Getting into town is fairly easy as well from the Sidney James. The obvious method of walking down the street is feasible and definitely can work for a lot of people. However, if you have any physical challenges or simply want to ride to town, the trolley does stop almost right in front of the door.
Does The Sidney James Have Breakfast Areas?
The Sidney James does have a breakfast area, but you need to realize it is a very limited breakfast menu the last time we were at the location. However, as we mentioned above the place is located close enough to town you can walk down to the breakfast restaurants in town or even better take a quick drive into town and you can have one of the higher end breakfast restaurants. Then after enjoying the great meal at the restaurants in Gatlinburg have a chance to head staright into the mountains.
Does The Sidney James Have A Hot Tub?
While it is not really mentioned the Sidney James does have a hot tub and it is in the indoor pool area by the sauna. The location of the hot tub is in a popular area and if the hotel is busy then the chances are good it can be crowded. I did find when you go here and are around in the early evening when most people are eating the hot tub tends to be empty.
Our Final Thoughts On The Sidney James Motor Lodge
The Sidney James is an older hotel and it is family owned. However, being in Gatlinburg it has to maintain a good standard to stay competitive and survive. The Sidney James does that and while it is not a five star resort, it is a nice place that you can go and lay down at night after hiking in the mountains or enjoy a night by the pool with the family. So the place definitely fills the need you have and this makes the Sidney James Mountain Lodge one of the better places for you to stay at. What is even better is the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is a budget friendly location for the entire family.
If the Sidney James Mountain Lodge does not interest you, please check out our other Gatlinburg hotels.
Where Is The Sidney James Mountain Lodge Located
610 Historic Nature Trail.
Does The Sidney James Allow Pets?
As of the time of this publishing, the Sidney James does allow pets, but I would recommend contacting them before you book your trip to guarantee this is still the case.
How Close To Downtown Gatlinburg Is The Sidney James?
The Sidney James is located short distance from downtown and most of the time people can walk the distance in a few minutes, but if you take your time it could take close to a half-hour.
Are The Halls Indoors Or Outdoors?
The halls for the Sidney James are all outdoor corridors.