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dangP3338FU from: Ipswich, Massachusetts
Published Date: Oct, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Wuksachi Lodge October 2020
After reading a number of poor to average reviews prior to our visit, my expectations were pretty low. Have to say, Wuksachi exceeded my expectations. Our standard room in the Stewart Bldg was nice, clean, roomy, internet and had all of the amenities we would expect plus a refrig in the room. The staff were accommodating, not real special in any specific way but polite and attentive.
My only possible and not firm criticism was the food and menu choices. The choices were minimal, pizza, salads, sandwiches, plus some other higher-end specials. The menu was fine with us. We didn't go for anything close to fine dining and were able to have some good food at reasonable prices We didn't try breakfast but it looked the best vs the lunch & dinner menus.
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
JJJ77 from: Redondo Beach, California
Published Date: Sep, 16, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Why are NPS hotels so bad?
For the price, this hotel was sub-standard. The customer service folks were fine but the facilities are poor. What is up with the National Park Service hotels? Why do they have to be so bad? The room was filthy. Found used towels, pet food and other debris on the carpet, No air conditioning. Terrible water pressure in the shower and faucet. No coffee machine. No microwave. No refrigerator. Furniture, fixtures, carpet were all old.
- Value: 1
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 3
RedRockLover2007 from: Temecula, California
Published Date: Sep, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
The main selling point of this hotel is the location inside the park. It is located in the heart of the park and most places are about 5-15 minutes from the property. The room that we stayed in was located in the Stewart building on the top floor. The room was okay, it was good enough to sleep in. The food at the main building was good, but not worth the money. The WiFi didn't work very well but I guess that that may be sort of a good thing. Please note that, as far as I know, there is no cellular service available at this hotel.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4
jwobkk from: Los Angeles, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 29, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
All about the location
The stay here was a good one. You stay here for the location, which was just perfect. The room is basic and the prices a bit elevated. No worries though, it is all about being inside this amazing national park.
Frank M from: Long Beach, California
Published Date: Aug, 24, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
High Prices and low standards
Location is the only remarkable positive about this property. Located just a few miles from the Gen. Sherman Tree, this lodge is ideally situated for access to Sequoia's key attractions. However, the pandemic restrictions have taken their toll on what are normally tolerable National Park vending operations.
The rooms are standard, modern, and clean - all you can really ask for in-park accommodations. Wi-Fi was slow but it worked. No A/C. There is no daily maid service, but this is standard now throughout the hotel industry during the pandemic. Note that the rooms are about 100 yards from where you park your car. There are trolley carts available to carry your luggage but you may need to go to your building to retrieve one and bring it to your car.
Important Note: there is no cell phone service at the lodge or anywhere within the park. If you need to make a call, there are pay phones at the stores.
Coffee is available in the lobby each morning. Highly suggest you bring food: each room has a small fridge, but no microwave. The food available at the lodge is expensive and minimal. You must pick up the food from a serving location within the lodge and either eat on the patio or take back to your room. I tried breakfast one day and was disappointed. The "fresh cut" fruit cup appeared to be prepared two days prior and the oatmeal was instant and drowned in too much water making it a soup rather than a porridge. From then on I got all my meals at the Lodgepole market, about 3 miles away. They had prepared sandwiches, salads, and some frozen entrees, but note the lodge does not have microwaves, so heat up at the store before bringing back to your room.
- Value: 2
- Location: 5
- Service: 4