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Wuksachi Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   64740 Wuksachi Way, off Generals Highway, rte 198, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262   |  
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Topsham, Maine
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121 reviews 121 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Wuksachi Lodge, from what we could tell, was the best place to stay in Sequoia - Kings Canyon. That said, we had hoped for a room where we did not need to lug our bags up and down stairs. Be sure to ask at checkin for a room that you can get to easily -- not knowing the configuration, we asked for a ground floor room, but found that the entry was one floor up. The hotel offers help with baggage, but it is pretty much a self-service operation. There are no hotel rooms in the dining building. The room was spacious -- it was hot when we arrived, but a fan was provided quickly, and we slept well!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Wuksachi Lodge is Ok but not brilliant. The rooms are a good size. We were told we got upgraded which ended up putting us in the a room that was the longest distance from the main area. As the hotel is quite a distance from anything else you ate in the restaurant but I had no complaints as the food was very good and the staff were really attentive, especially the young girl who was doing the bar.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, TX
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Before I review the hotel, it almost didn't happen if not for Everett. We were on a 2 week trip throughout California with my wife, daughter and niece. I screwed-up the reservation and booked the wrong day - one day after we planned to arrive. When we got there, they made me aware of my mistake. As I was standing there wondering what my next move was going to be, I saw them turn away to other folks that need rooms and as they were full and so where other hotels up to 30 miles away (which is couple hours of driving on those roads). My family was not going to happy after all driving from LA. Everrett called the GM and convinced to give us the room they hold in case they have messed up. He saved me! we spend 2 great nights there. Buffet breakfast was great the wait staff very knowlledgeable about the hiking trails. Accommodations aren't the Four Seasons but very nice for a lodge. Staying "in" the park makes exploring it that much easier. we loved it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This property has many endearing qualities. First, the location is excellent for traveling in and around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The accommodations are about what you might expect. It was clean and comfortable but rustic. We had a great time in the parks. The WiFi at the Lodge was spotty at best and cellphone and 3G/4G coverage is very limited in this park system. Don't expect to have good access. Enjoy the out of doors and relax. I would go back to this hotel again. The food at the onsite restaurant was fair. The service at the restaurant was sometimes good and sometimes not. Definitely not a 4 or 5 star experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Friendswood, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Just remember you are in a National Park Lodge. We stayed in the Stewart building and the rooms are average but large. The mattress and pillows are quite worn. We went in late June during a very hot spell. The rooms were quite hot even when we had the ceiling fan, small fan and window fan blowing. It did cool down the first night but the second night was very hot. Learned quickly to make reservations for dinner right at check-in. Food was ok and staff friendly and helpful. Will definitely return during cooler season of the year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guildford
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Comfortable accommodation, friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful location, and of course there is plenty to explore in the surrounding national park. Plenty of wildlife - deer roam nearby and don't seem concerned about proximity to humans.

About the only challenge is dining. The rooms have no self-catering, so you have to look elsewhere. The Lodge restaurant is fine, but a little expensive and pretentiously ambitious. It is fine to eat there once - but you might not want to dine that way every night. Similarly the breakfast buffet is a little pricey for what it is. At the other end of the spectrum the nearby Lodgepole offers a rather unpleasant burger outlet (smelly inside, fly-blown outside) and a more reasonable deli which is only open for lunch.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Ana, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed at the Wuksachi Lodge for one night. There are a lot of trails right off the main parking lot. But as a runner, the trail to Lodgepole isn't an easy one most of it is down hill and it is full of loose rocks so be careful! It is a great walking trail though.. Beautiful scenery. Returning to the room from an exhausting day of hiking and exploring the Sequoia National Park was fantastic. Large rooms, hot shower what more could you ask for? We had reservations at the restaurant in the lodge at 7:45 and we arrived 10 minutes early and checked in but we were told we could not be seated, although 2/3 of the restaurant was empty. (Strike one) Once we were seated it took about 15 minutes just to get our drink order in. and we didn't get bread (Strike two) Once we ordered our meals it took about an hour for the food to come out which was ridiculous considering how small the portions were. Plus, they got my brothers order wrong and still charged us extra. (Strike three) The penne pasta was very good and although they had poor service their chocolate mousse cake was exceptional! A drive into Lodgepole for lunch or dinner is well worth it. Overall, I was very happy with my stay at the Wuksachi Lodge and I will defiantly be returning.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 64740 Wuksachi Way, off Generals Highway, rte 198, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262
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Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wuksachi Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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

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