The scenery surrounding the Lodge is spectacular, (I felt like I was in Middle-Earth), and is easily accessible to two of the most popular Park attractions: Giant Sherman and Moro Rock. But the Lodge simply fell short. The rooms--in three separate apartment-style structures--were spacious, but lacking a contemporary ambiance, and a tad too simple, (in our room at least, the television was in a separate room, so that you couldn't really watch it in the evening from your bed). If you like the rustic charm of a cheap ski resort, then you won't mind much--I did mind! Also Wuksachi Lodge is the ONLY semi-modern convenience in the area; you are left to the mercy of their very lacking snack and souvenir shop, with a staff that could barely speak English--and not very helpful. Worst of all, was the restaurant--and the only place to eat for miles away. The food was fine, although a touch overpriced. But what upset me was the amateurishness of the wait staff. The Wuksachi Restaurant tries hard to be a cutting-edge dining experience, but the waiters and waitresses are very young, and it shows. Like a great many customer service venues these days, the employees in the restaurant either didn't pay attention when taking an order, or simply didn't care, (likely their minds are fixated on the amount they will make in undeserved tips). One appetizer didn't even make it out of the kitchen, until after I complained about there being two appetizers, one for the each of us, and the response was: "Oh, I don't remember an order for a second appetizer." No apologies. The waiter's attitude was apathetic. Additionally when we tried to get the attention of the waiter after the meal, it was nearly impossible. Check finally delivered, credit card charged, and not so much as a "thank you" for our patronage. The next morning we ate breakfast in the same restaurant. The same waiter was there, (did he sleep in his waiter's uniform?), and didn't so much as acknowledge us--a little recognition would have been nice, since we left him $20 on a $100 bill from the previous night. In conclusion, if you are not demanding, and like things simple, then by all means this is your place. But for a one-night stay, with a total bill, (with the dinner), coming in at $300, The Wuksachi Lodge should have been so much more! Too bad there weren't other options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Every national park has its top lodge, the one place to stay that reflects all the park stands for. The Wuksachi Lodge® is Sequoia’s signature resort, a striking stone-and-cedar mountain lodge situated in the heart of the park and surrounded by a mighty sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Open year-round and located with the best access to Sequoia's awesome attractions, the Wuksachi Lodge was built in 1999 in a spectacular alpine setting at 7,200-foot elevation. Nestled amongst the tall timbers in Sequoia National Park, Wuksachi Lodge offers the perfect respite for anyone looking for a place to reconnect with friends, family and the great outdoors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wuksachi Lodge & Village Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Wuksachi Lodge And Village
- Wuksachi Hotel Village
- Wuksachi Village And Lodge