sunrise over Gatlinburg, Tennessee

4 Reasons Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel Rooms Are the Best Place to Stay

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August 21, 2023

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, Sidney James Mountain Lodge is the perfect place to stay close to all the action! When you vacation with us, you’re just a short walk or drive away from the all best restaurants and attractions. Here are 4 more reasons why our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is the best place to stay!

1. Close to Popular Attractions

Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and downtown Gatlinburg. You can check off all the things on your vacation bucket list without having to go too far. We are only a few minutes walk from Mynatt Park, which has multiple sport courts, a children’s fishing stream, a playground and a pavilion. We are also less than a 5 minute drive away from local attractions like the Gatlinburg SkyLift, Gatlinburg Space Needle and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

2. On the Trolley Route

The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

If you aren’t in the mood to drive around, you can take the trolley to go sightseeing and save on gas money while you’re at it! There is a trolley stop right outside our downtown Gatlinburg hotel, making it easy for you to catch a ride. We will even provide you with an interactive trolley map so that you can keep track of arrival and departure times. Plus, the trolley is completely free, which means you can save on parking fees!

3. All the Best Amenities

Enjoy all of the comforts of home and more with access to all of our fabulous amenities! You can go for a swim any time of the year in our indoor pool complex, complete with a hot tub and sauna! While you’re relaxing, the kids can splash around in our Kiddie Pool. During the summer, you and your family can also enjoy our two outdoor pools. Skip the long lines for food and take advantage of our poolside cafe! We offer a variety of food and drink options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Admire a beautiful view of the mountain stream right from your own private balcony! This amenity has become a guest favorite and a trademark of the Sidney James Mountain Lodge. In addition to these great perks, we also have a courtside exercise room and a guest laundry area for your convenience.

4. Pet Friendly Rooms

A small dog sleeping on a pillow.

Thinking about bringing your pet on vacation? Go ahead! Our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is one of the few places that offers pet-friendly rooms. Bring up to two pets as long as they are under 35 lbs. There are also quite a few pet friendly attractions in the area. Take a stroll with your pup through The Village, a unique collection of 27 specialty shops. You can also enjoy the thrills of Dollywood as your pooch relaxes in a kennel or cottage at Doggywood. You and your pet can get a great view of the Little Pigeon River when you visit the Gatlinburg Trail, which happens to be less than 5 minutes from our hotel!

Gatlinburg is one of the most popular vacation spots in the country. Book with us today and stay close to all the excitement! We look forward to seeing you at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge.