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“Convenient Location - Needs Management Improvement” 3 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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“Convenient Location - Needs Management Improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Indeed, as many others have noted, the Wuksachi Lodge is perfectly located with spectacular views. And, you are a captive audience as there are not a lot of other choices for lodging nor food. This hotel has the potential to live up to the luxury that is implied by its cost, but falls far short because of management shortcomings. We had booked adjoining rooms for our family of five and were told that we had two sleep sofas in an adjoining room to the master bedroom. In fact, one of the sofa beds was in the master bedroom and did not even have a mattress in it. Hence, one of our sons had to sleep on the floor. The room did not appear to have been vacuumed before our stay. The staff at the front desk, while pleasant, couldn't seem to diverge from their scripts and thus, seemed incompetent. Finally, the food in the restaurant, while good, took longer to arrive than it should have for a good restaurant. I am glad we were not in a hurry. And, it was very expensive for what it was. There are lots of opportunities here for hotel management improvement. In contrast, we had a wonderful stay at Bear Paw Camp and I cannot say enough good things about the facility and the staff. It is hard to believe they are managed by the same people.

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

The lodge is almost central to both Sequoia and Kings Canyon and therefore perfect for exploring both parks. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean. Public areas were pleasant. Our only knock was food. You are a captive audience, so really no choices. Breakfast was expensive although you could opt for just continental. Beware of dinner the day of arrival. The restaurant was booked solid so either eat at 10:00PM (not good for the kids) or carry your dinner to your room. Book dinner ahead and you should be fine.
They offered to help with luggage and we declined, but then found a steep hill to climb to the lodge buildings. We should have accepted their help. Staff was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Thousand Oaks, CA
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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.

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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 #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*
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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