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“Nice lodging for a national park” 5 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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“Nice lodging for a national park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Nice location to enjoy the park, room was modern compared to most other parks hotels or lodges, look to be built in the 1990's kind of dormer feel.
RESTURANT food was good, but could of used air condition or at least a better air cooling system,
Plenty of wild life around including bears, see some dumb kids chasing a bear while their even dumber parents were taking pictures. I Guest that nature will clean up the gene pool?
Nice hikes located near by.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

There are limited options to stay within Sequoia National Park other than camping; Wuksachi is a convenient location and offers what you need, but is a bit worn in terms of the hotel rooms. I would stay there again for the convenience of being at the national park. We very much enjoyed our stay and recommend it for families.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This lodge, right in the middle of Sequoia park's main attractions, could not be better located. The setting is really nice and the restaurant/breakfast area has got nice views. Nevertheless, like most lodges within National parks, the rooms are a bit dated (but clean in that case).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Unforgettable experience. Stay inside this Park is amazing. Wuksachi Lodge offers really big rooms, nice service and good food. The only problem is to take bags from the parking lot to the room when the path is frozen, this was the only bad experience in this trip.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was really was looking forward to staying here. The location in the middle of Sequoia was terrific and gorgeous. We loved seeing the wildlife right outside our building and the views were wonderful, but, the hotel could use some updates. The rooms were mediocre with a "deluxe" simply being a regular room with a popped out wall for a rollaway. The rooms needed some updating...I was thinking rustic, but these rooms were ordinary. The food at the restaurant was good, especially the breakfast, but very pricey. Unfortunately, they do not accommodate early hikers or others. There was no way to get a very early breakfast or even make one with a microwave. I also totally agree with an earlier reviewer regarding more outside seating. A wraparound deck at the lodge would be wonderful to sit and look at The views and enjoy cocktails or snacks. They definitely under-utilize the property. It has so much potential, but, seems to need a makeover of sorts especially for the price.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I really liked this hotel however, there are several improvements needed to make it more comfortable and accommondating for the traveler; especially with the cost of the hotel. The good thing was the location within the park made it easy to get to the various sites at Sequoia and Kings Canyon. However, the improvements needed include: there needs to outdoor seating near each cabin section. We stayed at Stewart and we would have loved to been able to sit outside in the evening and enjoy the sunset and visit with other guests. Secondly, there should be more seating near the lodge/resturant area. Every night we tried to go and sit outside there, however we could never get a seat. The lodge needs to extend the porch around to the side or other areas so that at least 30 guests can sit outside. It was far too hot to sit inside when we visited in July. Also, there should be free coffee provided in the lodge or in each cabin reception area. I don't really like the idea of coffee pots in the rooms and I really, really hate the idea that the coffee cups are just wiped out and not replaced! Please stop this practice as it is disguisting. I much more prefer that a large coffee station be maintained in the lobby of each cabin /lodge and let us drink have a good quality coffee experience! Lastly, there needs to be another type of food options here. Like a deli or small resturant that maintains good quality food for a lower cost.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Sequoia National Park is a must see if you are travelling in Southwest USA – and staying inside the park at the Wuksachi Lodge is highly recommended. Do not pay attention to the more negative reviews of the lodge on this page, most of the critical remarks focus on things that have little or no importance compared to being inside the park. The lodge is a very good hotel with a good restaurant. The rooms may not be luxurious but they come with a nice bathroom and a very good bed and are equipped also with a large refrigerator.
Air conditioning is not relevant as the air is always cool in the evening and at night, even during high summer. A hotel outside the park may be less expensive – but you will lose too much time on transport, easily an hour each way, so choosing the Wuksachi Lodge is much better. Accept no compromises. The hotel is located only 15 minutes by car from the largest cove of giant sequoias, the Giant Forest, which has also the biggest tree of them all, the General Sherman.
Plan to spend at least a day or two hiking the Giant Forest trails. The Big Trees Trail near the museum and the Crescent Meadows Trails are both quite easy and very recommendable. We saw two bears less than 50ft away on the Big Trees Trail one late afternoon. And this is not unusual. You are unlucky if you do not see a bear.
The giant sequoias themselves are very impressive, you will never get tired of admiring these beautiful, orange colored and very elegant – more than a thousand years old – gigantic living organisms.
Sequoia Sightseeing Tours offers a half day tour from the Wuksachi Lodge. It is not cheap, but very recommendable. The tour takes you around to many of the major sights in the Giant Forest area and includes also time to climb to the top of Moro Rock.
A general store is available at the Lodgepole Vistors Center just around the corner from the hotel, less than a 10 minutes drive away. Or: You can hike through the woods from the hotel to the store in about an hour – and take the free shuttle bus on your way back.
If you want to see the Sequoia National Park, the Wuksachi Lodge located inside the park is highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Wuksachi Lodge And Village
Wuksachi Lodge & Village Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
Wuksachi Lodge & Village Hotel
Wuksachi Hotel Village
Wuksachi
Wuksachi Village And Lodge
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
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 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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