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“Overpriced and overrated mountain retreat” 2 of 5 stars
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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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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Overpriced and overrated mountain retreat”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have just spent two nights my family at this property and was really disappointed with the condition of the rooms, level of service and quality of food given the official rating of the property and the prices they charge. Checkin was super inefficient with us having to wait until 4.15pm for our rooms to be ready, housekeeping seems to need until late afternoon to clean all rooms, the rooms themselves are dated and super hot in summer, as they either dont have AC or its not working properly like ours and the breakfast buffet is very simple/poor. So apart from the benefit to be right inside the national park there is not much difference to the cheaper and lower rated B&Bs outside the park.... Not sure its worth almost USD 300 per night...

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a 2 night stay at the lodge. As an european it was not that overwhelming to see all the mountains. But the lodge is romantic, we saw some deer, a lot of chipmunks but no bears. The big trees are quite impressive. Service is OK, we found the prices not too high.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed there for one night in May. They gave us a key for a bedroom qhich was already occupied... We then had to go to another building to have another bedroom, but no one helped us with our luggage. One of the window couldn't be locked, which is not very safe when your bedroom is on the ground floor. The restaurant is good though, especially the breakfast.
The bedroom quality is average, like a motel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, this is a great place to stay, excellent service, reasonable food, and the accommodation is fine. But if you have a choice don't get room 321, machinery next door ( a/c I assume ) kicks in every 2 mins like a tractor driving through the room. Might suit farmers :-)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The location is spectacular! We came in the winter and the walk from the lodge to the restaurant was so beautiful. For the price, the lodge itself could have been nicer, but I certainly don't regret staying here and if I had the money, would be happy to return. The lodge itself was just okay. The location was a stunner.

Room Tip: Be prepared to carry your luggage, but it's really worth a bit of lugging for the location.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Well situated for hiking all through Sequoia and visiting the Marble Cave. Breakfast and dinner is really quite good and reasonably priced. Bar area is well stocked. One always wonders when you have few close options to choose from whether the food and service will be good. But it is quite good for being in the wilderness.

Limited cell phone and wifi but the reason we are all up there in the first place is to escape the modern world so don't be put off by that. Lots of parking but it can be a little walk to your room. There is free bell service and plenty of luggage trolleys. It is possible to get over to Kings Canyon but it is an easier option just to stay at the John Muir Lodge. I wish the Wuksachi had the outdoor porch to sit on at night like the John Muir but that is my only regret.

Room Tip: Ask for 2nd floor room to avoid stairs up or down. Be sure to make dinner reservations a day or so...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Topsham, Maine
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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!

Room Tip: Ask for a view room in Sequoia or Silliman buildings that don't require you to haul bags up or d...
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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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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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 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*
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

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