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Alan J from: San Diego
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Comfort and Convenience
The room (Deluxe, 2 Queens) was very clean, large enough and nicely furnished. We (4 adults) were quite comfortable. The "Lodge" consists of several 3-story multi-unit complexes spread out over the property, each located a 5-minute walk or so from the main building (front desk, lobby, restaurant, bar.) Parking is a 100 yards or more from each complex. There is no elevator. I was told that I could call for assistance with my luggage if necessary; it wasn't. The restaurant is typical for the National Parks lodges, a bit pricey but good quality with friendly service. There is also a pizza take-out located on the deck adjacent to the restaurant. We were quite satisfied with our experience.
I tried to book (short notice) 2 nights in the Standard Room but could only get 1 night in the Standard Room and had to take the 2nd night in a Deluxe Room. When I checked in, the associate at the front desk was able to get me both nights in the Deluxe Room due to a recent cancellation. I was only charged the Standard Room rate for both nights. Good customer relations.
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Great location, mediocre hotel experience
Just spent two nights at Wuksachi. Location in Sequioa National Park is fabulous. The lodge consists of a Registration building with front desk, shop, dining room, bar and outdoor terrace. The bedroom buildings are a short drive or walk away. Check in was fine, with nice welcome. Then drove up to our rooms in the Sequioa building. There is no way to drive close to the building, so if you have heavy luggage, it has to be lugged up a steep path and then upstairs if you room is on the second floor... there is no elevator. Since we are in our 70's and had heavy luggage, we asked for a bellman and were sent a very nice young lady who was just starting at the resort, and who did a great job of getting all our stuff upstairs. The rooms themselves are pretty basic.... about Motel 6 standard, maybe slightly better. Typical for California National Parks, the water pressure in the bathrooms is miserable, so don't expect to have a luxurious shower, but everything worked okay and the two queen beds were comfortable. Wifi is spotty in the rooms and the TV (DirecTV) worked but with a lousy picture. There is no laundry service or washing machine available, despite the fact that a lot of guests have been hiking around in mud and rain.
Back at the reception building, we had a lunch, a dinner and a buffet breakfast in the dining room, and one pizza dinner on the terrace. The dining room itself is attractive in the daylight, but at night it just looks like a cafeteria... not at all attractive, which is why we decided to eat barfood on the terrace the second night. The dining room food is just okay. The chef seems to like to oversalt things, and the lentil soup of the day was literally inedible. But otherwise the food was acceptable and it is not overpriced. The buffet breakfast is $8 for cold buffet and $13 for hot buffet. It was fine. Would have been nice to have some decent fresh or dried fruit... there were only a few unripe peaches... but for the price it was a decent breakfast. Our dinner on the terrace boded well... not too crowded and we managed to get a table by one of the fire pits. The problem with eating on the terrace is that you have to order from a window at the bar and all the food comes in take-out packaging.... so people are sitting around this nice terrace eating from cardboard boxes .... could be so nice, but instead it is a bit cheap and nasty. Unfortunately it got worse for us, because our pizzas ended up taking a full hour to be prepared and we were quite grumpy by the time they arrived. The good news is that they are really good pizzas and the staff was very apologetic. But it did not look like a one-time problem.
If you are going to Sequioa and don't want to camp, this is no doubt the best place to stay. Just make sure you tailor your expectations. If you think of it as a backpacker's hostel, you won't be disappointed. Do not expect a luxury resort, because it is not.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
jimkT3841HO from: Sacramento, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
What a beautiful Lodge. The cedar & stone lodge is centrally located in the park. We drove to a few places and took the shuttle to others. The staff is excellent and very helpful. You have a choice in dining; 1. pizza on the deck with amazing views or 2. Dining room, reservations recommended. We had the trout one evening, which was fantastic. The beautiful setting is coupled with outstanding service. The best place to stay in Sequoia National Park.
granpaganks from: Warrington
Published Date: Sep, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Short visit to the Sequoia National Park for me ny wife and granddaughter. Wucksachi Lodge is situated over 7000 feet up. At this height you dont realise that the air is thin until you try something energetic. There are very few shops and places to eat. Where we were at has a restaurant so we had no problem with food. The walks in the woods around Wuckschi are very pleasant, but be careful if you are in the woods when to sun is going down as the insects become active and will bite you. Accommodation is basic and clean. The only down side to our visit was my wife and I are in our seventies and we were put at the top floor of a three storey log cabin with no lifts, just stairs very disappointed that the staff didn't think about us having to struggle with suitcases.
- Rooms: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
Joe S from: Wichita, Kansas
Published Date: Sep, 9, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Back to Nature
This is a beautiful area and for those wanting to commune with nature. We were in the Sequoia Building, second floor.
It was easy to walk around the area during the daylight but there were not many night lights to find your way from the main lodge to the rooms.
When we went for breakfast, we saw some deer just wandering around through the trees. We got a picture of a couple of them.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5