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“Plain rooms, great location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wuksachi Lodge

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Wuksachi Lodge
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San Diego, California
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88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Plain rooms, great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The lodge building is very nice, rustic with big timbers. The rooms are located in separate buildings a short distance away across the entrance road. We were on the second floor and there are no elevators, so had to take the suitcases up the stairs (the staff said that help with luggage is provided upon request). The room we had was OK, although the mattress was too hard for me. There was a small TV which we did not use and a coffee maker. The check-in check out staff at the lodge were friendly and helpful. We had one dinner and a buffet breakfast at the lodge which I found surprisingly reasonable price-wise.

Room Tip: Easier for luggage if on ground floor as no elevators
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Missouri
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134 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

The setting is very nice and convenient to some points of interest but the mattresses were so hard in our room. The rest of the room was nice but you could tell they tried to make things look nice but the did it with very inexpensive items. There isn't a lot to choose from in this area so you're kind of forced to choose from only a few places. The restaurant had a nice view in the morning and was very expensive for breakfast. Dinner was pricey but pretty good just a bit salty on my entree. The server and staff seemed very nice and the setting is nice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank monails
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Brno, Czech Republic
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61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

We arrived to Wuksachi quite late (around 9pm) and everything looked so romantic. We were just a little bit afraid because of black bears that we heard about :-) The main building looked amazing from inside, everything wooden and very nice. We drove to the detached building where we slept and everything was fine there as well but the main building looked better. The room was OK but for that price I would expect much more nicer one. Of course, the reason of the price we paid was the LOCATION that was perfect for the next day trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tomas V
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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Restaurant here is really good. The burger was delicious. And they have a great view from the dining area. The rooms weren't that big but it was cozy. We got there in the middle of a surprise blizzard at around 2 am. The guy that worked a the front desk at night was weird. He told us to watch out for bears as we left for our room. After hearing that, it was a long dark walk through the snow to the block of rooms we were staying in. In the morning we found the day staff to be bright and friendly. Breakfast was good, and we were in driving distance of several well-known sequoias.

Room Tip: Be careful of Bears...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ReikoRing
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed at the Wuksachi in June of 2012. It was a multigenerational family vacation and we had no complaints. I wasn't expecting a bath tub (expected a shower stall) but I was glad to have it for bathing my toddler son. I was also surprised to find a mini fridge in the room. How convenient!

We spotted lots of deer around the lodge and even saw a bear on our drive into the park.

The lodge hosts great events such as the stargazing lecture that we enjoyed. Definitely make a reservation for the Barbeque! It was one of the highlights of our stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AlainaK
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Lismore, Australia
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142 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed at the lodge in the Sequoia building. The rooms had a separate t.v and lounge area that could be sectioned off and used as another bedroom, very nice. Nice clean rooms, very apt for a mountain setting. We also dined in the hotel restaurant and was impressed by the food and service. The bar area was way too small, but that was no big deal. Free morning coffee at the lodge was great and the staff all friendly. The gift shop staff seemed very confused to carry out the simplest of tasks and the long transactions to be the only hiccup in a great stay. I'd totally recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mack0168
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baltimore md
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were very disappointed in the accommodations at Wuksachi. When we arrived it was early evening but already dark. When we checked in we were told there were luggage carts provided, however when we reached our cabin, it was pitch black the lighting was nearly nonexistent, there were carts, however there were two sets of outdoor stairs and two levels of indoor stairs, and there was nor way one could negotiate luggage carts up those sets of stairs. We nearly killed ourselves trying to carry our bags up to our rooms up,those steps in the dark. The rooms were very roomy with a beautiful view, however they were very dingy and outdated. Bed linens had stains, and were thin and dingy. there were also stains on the wall and door in the bathroom. Yuk. One of the lamps in room was broken, the ceiling fan was literally Coated with dirt and dust and had dobviously not been cleaned since before summer. Also our phone was broken. The bathroom fan made so much racket it was unusable, however it was attachéd to the light so there was no way not to use it. The shower curtain was soiled and should have been replaced.There were no laundry facilities and no one at the desk could give us information about the park tour. We had similar experience with the dining hall, dirty utensils, dirty seats and stained coffee cups in dining room. It seems like they were trying to make the leftovers last through the week with day old appearing baked goods, definitLy not homemade pastries. Every morning the scrambled eggs were mixed with whatever was left from previous days breakfast. We did however have an excellent waitress, Lola, who was very gracious, helpful with the menu. Everett at front desk was very pleasant tried to be helpful. I think most of the issues could be remedied by better oversight and anticipation of guests needs at the management level. This is really beautiful country, one does not need fancy accommodations or gourmet meals, but a cozy clean, room with a warm welcoming woodsy decor and clean atmosphere are great to come 'home' after along day hiking and other outdoor activities. One does not want to return to a room with old mattresses and outdated facilities.

Room Tip: Bring your own food and a flashlight.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cleanchick
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Additional Information about Wuksachi Lodge

Property: Wuksachi Lodge
Address: 64740 Wuksachi Way, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262
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 #1 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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