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Wuksachi Lodge
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Back in time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great location, special atmosphere, beautiful victorian architecture. But the rooms are vers basic, with small beds, hardly any comfort. In the restaurant it was starving cold ( november), guests wearing bodywarmers and wintercoats. The shared bathroom and restrooms are okay, but they are outside and in our case not nearby the room. Evening diner was not that bad, but breakfast was terrible. First we had to wait for half an hour for à table, then it rook more then an hour to get s louzy breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank steven s
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PRSocialMediaManager, Public Relations Manager at Wuksachi Lodge, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear Steven S, we are happy to hear that you appreciate our facility and the location. We regret to hear that you were not satisfied with the your bed and restaurant experience. We have shared your review with our staff and will take corrective measures to ensure this does not reoccur in the future. Thank you for taking the time to share your visit with us and we hope you will consider staying with us again to enjoy the many beautiful seasons of Sequoia National Park.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Quite unlike its more spectacular neighbor to the north, Sequoia does not have a crowded feel. The Wuksachi Lodge, although a bit expensive, is a very nice place to stay. The accomodations are simple but quite adequate and relatively new. The restaurant in the main lodge is very attactive, and, again although a bit pricey, is a very nice place to dine. The buffet breakfast is particulary appealing before hitting the trails. If going to Sequoia, I would definitely recommend staying at the Wuksachi.

Room Tip: Nicest rooms would be on the second floor, facing toward the front of the buildings.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank peter s
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South Pasadena, California
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

Our family recently stayed at the Wuksachi Lodge for three nights (November 8th through November 11th). We stayed in the Silliman Building on the second floor. We had a wonderful time and are very appreciative of the services and care received. The front desk staff really made the trip memorable due to their kindness and assistance. Our room attendant was especially responsive to our requests for the room maintenance over our stay and did a great job. We enjoyed our meals in the Peaks Restaurant as well. The continental breakfast was perfect for our needs and gave us a great head-start for the day. Very lovely and peaceful grounds. Spent one morning walking the grounds and saw a family of deer as well as many birds.
We booked the Night Sky Package for our stay and luckily, the skies were clear for two nights so that our family could see and identify many of the constellations (using the Star Wheel) and the Milky Way in the Lodge parking lot. We also saw three shooting stars. What a thrill! We had a couple of days of beautiful weather, great hiking, ranger talks and a visit to Crystal Cave. A very memorable vacation for our family.
We will return to Wuksachi Lodge to further enjoy the true beauty and wonder of Sequoia National Park.

Room Tip: Second floor of Silliman building was very quiet and comfortable. Room had a well-working refrigerat...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank greenacres_55
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Inkpen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

The accommodation is set high above the reception area and also the car parking.As an elderly couple we found it difficult to move our luggage up the lengthy ramps from the car park and then down the stairs in the accommodation itself. We could have had a bellboy by request so it was our fault. Being November it got dark quite early and we had to buy a flash-light from the resort shop to walk safely from the accommodation to the restaurant.Most guests carried flash-lights. However we had an excellent room.Large and well equipped sitting area was appreciated.The meals were excellent and so was the service. Our stay co-incided with Veterans Day so the lodge was busy with families which made dining a little noisy.
Overall we feel this is an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank emmanbee
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

It's true, none of us go to National Parks for the quality of the hotel or food. But come on, there's no reason that we can't pay for a clean and comfortable bed. Pay, we did, but the bedding was frankly reminiscent of an old flee bag motel. Unacceptable. The institutional smell in the hallway was also unnecessary and unappealing, but at least it hinted that someone was using cleaning fluids. The days before arriving, we spent at a Hampton, and the days after, at a Best Western. In both cases (not Wuksachi), the bedding was very clean and comfortable, and the pricing was similar to Wuksachi, and both were in very desirable, waterfront locations. If they can provide clean and comfortable beds, so should Wuksachi.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roadtripper111
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PRSocialMediaManager, Public Relations Manager at Wuksachi Lodge, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear Roadtripper111, we appreciate you taking the time to share your stay with us at Wukisachi Lodge. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the area and our staff. We do regret to hear that you did not find your bedding to be of the quality that you deserve. DNC as the concessionaire, upholds very high standards for each of its properties to maintain a cleanliness inspection for each room once it has been cleaned. We have shared your review with our staff and are investigating the reason as to why your room was in an unacceptable state and chemical smell in the hallway that you encountered. Thank you again for your time and we hope to see you again.
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Ottawa, Ontario
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

The lodge is in a great location directly in the park. The rooms are quite far from the main lodge building and the parking so be prepared to use one of the luggage carts in the parking lot. The dining room had very good food but they require reservations. We found the hallways a bit noisy. The room was very nice and modern.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Belinda B
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Planet Earth
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

When one goes to a national park with family, sometimes you have a need to stay at a lodge/hotel instead of roughing it (car-camping.) Most national parks do not have much choices in lodging and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park is no exception. There is one lodge within Sequoia Nat'l Park boundary, i.e. Wuksachi. (There is Stony Creek Lodge but that's within Sequoia National Forest.) It's fairly modern (less than 15 years??) and clean. It is probably the nicest lodging inside Sequoia/Kings Canyon boundary. It has a decent restaurant that you need to walk to from the lodge. That's about it. It's all nature from there, surrounded by sequoia trees and birds and nature. Lodgepole Village (not really a village but just one market/cafeteria/campground/trails to a fall) is within 10-20 minute driving distance and Moro Rock/Giant Forest is close as well.

If you can camp instead of staying at a motel/lodge, that's awesome. If you are not a camper or want to sleep on the bed for a change, this is it in Sequoia National Park. It is over-priced, Yes, but what isn't inside National Park? That is the price one pays for the comfort and warmth in the middle of nature.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank EarthSpinner
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Property: Wuksachi Lodge
Address: 64740 Wuksachi Way, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262-9604
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 And Village
Wuksachi Lodge & Village Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
Wuksachi Hotel Village
Wuksachi Village And Lodge

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