First of all, in case you don't know, let me tell you that hotels in national parks are not plentiful and are expensive where they do exist. So the price for a room at the Wuksachi does not compare favorably with other hotels, so you mustn't expect it to. My family just returned from a two week trek where we visited 5 western national parks, and the Wuksachi compares favorably to any of the other national park accommodations we saw. We wanted to stay inside Sequoia but did not want to camp, so our options were slim to none anyway. So we were willing to pay the $270 or so per night for the largest room they have. I think it's called a superior room and consists of a large room with two queens, a table and chairs, and a huge closet alongside a second "living room" with a sleeper sofa, chair, tv in an armoire, and a fridge and coffee pot. The extra room was great for our family of four, and one of our sons didn't even mind that the mattress on the sleeper sofa was thin because it meant a break from having to share a bed with his brother. They boys loved having this space to themselves, so I'm glad I paid the extra for it.
So here are some good things about the Wuksachi. First of all, it is super peaceful and lovely to be sleeping in the woods with mountain vistas all around. If that appeals to you, you will probably like it here. We were on the corner of our building and heard zero sounds from the other rooms, and of course there are no traffic sounds to be bothered with. The room decor isn't fabulous, but the room is comfy, and we found the queen beds and pillows to be very comfortable. We all slept great here with just the windows opened a bit. There is no a/c but there was a window fan and another fan in the living room area as well as a ceiling fan. And with the superior room we were able to spread out. You are walking distance to the lodge restaurant and about two miles away from the Lodgepole area where there is a grocery store and deli, so while food options are limited they do exist.
If you have mobility issues, I would not recommend the Wuksachi as you do have to walk to the restaurant as well as up a hill to your room. The rooms are in three separate buildings that share a parking area, so you will have to get yourself and all your luggage up that hill and into your room. The front desk attendant offered to get us assistance if we needed it, but we pulled it off. However, a busload of elderly tourists stayed in the building next to ours, and lodge employees handled all of their luggage for them. We even saw folks in wheelchairs making it up the hill to their rooms as well as over to the restaurant, but I fear someone with serious mobility issues (or someone who just doesn't like to have to walk much) would be disappointed in the Wuksachi. The housekeeping staff, and all the staff we came in contact with, were very friendly, and our room was very clean, but there were stains on the bedspreads, which is terribly icky.
Of all the places our family stayed on our mammoth trip, the Wuksachi was one of our favorites because of the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. However, if you're looking for a luxury experience, you're bound to be disappointed.
- 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 And Village
- Wuksachi Lodge & Village Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Wuksachi Hotel Village
- Wuksachi Village And Lodge