Let's start with the fact that this is the *only* option you have for an enclosed room with an attached bathroom within Sequoia National Park. Everything from Moro Rock to General Sherman to amazing hiking trails are within 15 minutes of the lodge, whereas Three Rivers would be an hour-long drive (not counting the wait in line at the park entrance station) both ways up and and down a super-winding 120-switchbacks and hairpin turns two-lane road. So unless you're planning to be in a campground, if you want to be inside the park itself Wuksachi is your only choice. So 5-stars for location.
Everything else is pretty mediocre, but it's what you put up with for the location. First of all, make sure to request a room facing east in the summer. We were assigned a west-facing room, and the sun greenhoused our room all afternoon. Did I mention that Wuksachi doesn't have air conditioning? Well, actually, I did see that the corner suites had window-mounted a/c units, but most of the room just have little box fans designed to pull in some fresh air. I realize that only summer months really need to worry about heat. At night, the elevated mountain air cools down very fast, and the box fan does bring in the cold fairly quickly, but you're still better off getting an east-side room in the first place. Just hope someone isn't smoking right outside while that fan is busy sucking in air.
The rooms themselves aren't bad. They're a little bigger than John Muir Lodge, and I like the bench in the "mud room" entryway. The bathroom door wouldn't stay open, so we had to prop it with a hiking boot. The shower head is "low-flow" and clogged so pressure was pretty bad. But otherwise everything was fine. The beds are okay, the mini-fridge was cold enough to freeze our gatorade bottles into ice cubes. And overall I'd say the place was cleaner and more updated that Yosemite Lodge.
Parking was okay, in terms of finding a spot. But you do have to hike a ways to get from all the parking lots to the buildings. Bringing your luggage to your room is an uphill 3-minute walk in itself. Even the registration building's parking lot is a football field away from the front door. On the flip side, none of the rooms look out directly over a parking lot, so there's that.
The worst part by far was the food. The Pizza Deck has lousy food, stereotypical National Park prices, and doesn't have the capacity to handle a crowd. At least Grant Grove Restaurant offers a mobile ordering option. I uploaded a photo of the line snaking around the building all the way to the front door at 5:40pm on a Tuesday evening (it opened at 5:30pm). The pizza was so bad my son wouldn't eat it, and he ALWAYS eats pizza.
5-stars for the location, 2-stars for the accommodations, should be 3.5-stars overall, but knock it down to 3-stars for the food. Bottom line: You don't have any other choice if you want a room with an attached bathroom. Request an east-facing room in the summer. Bring your own food. And spend as much time as you can out in the park instead of the room.
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