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Whispering Sands Motel

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Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

My family recently stayed in the Whispering Sands for one night on two different evening while hiking and camping in the Henry Mountains / Escalante / Capital Reef / Canyonlands area. All of my motel requirements were met: friendly staff, very clean rooms, great hot water, fair price, and comfortable beds. If you are in the area, you will be...

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Very small town, stayed here for a great nights sleep before descending into The Great Gallery Pictographs in remote section of Canyonlands NP Very cute motel...nice room, great soaps! Would love to come back Ate at steakhouse diwn the road...awesome

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1Thank Beachglass1006
Mendon, New York
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Friendly, pleasant place on the main road next to a gas station/market, and burger restaurant. Complimentary continental breakfast starts at 6 AM at the burger restaurant (Stan's Burger Shak) next door or you can go to Duke's Slickrock just a very short distance away and receive a discount on your cooked breakfast. Much busier than I thought it would be...

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1Thank M F
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2015

There are only two Motels in Hanksville and we chose this one as it had many more cars in the lot than the other hotel and we were glad we did. The Motel has been upgraded and was very clean and comfortable, the only problems being that one of the lamps over the bed did not have a switch (completely...

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virginia
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This was the perfect hotel to stay at the night before meeting our Canyoneering guide. Room was cleand and the lady behind the desk was warm and welcoming. We needed extra towels... no problem! Restaurant right next door too.

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I had a wonderful time staying at Whispering Sands for a week when I was recently working in the town. The staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are large and well-equipped. The complimentary breakfast next door is a added bonus. I highly recommend staying at Whispering Sands Motel!

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Thank MissNicole2015
Joshua Tree, California
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Whispering Sands is a small motel/hotel in an even smaller town so based on that I gave it a 4 - in fact for the town it's probably a 5. We were going to Little Wild Horse Canyon and Goblin State Park the next day and this was the closest place. The hotel was clean, reasonably priced, included continental breakfast....

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Thank LA_dweller
Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 April 2015

My daughter and I went to the Capitol Reef park in Utah and decided we would head out to Hanksville to spend the night. With a population of about 300, I thought we wouldn't have a problem getting a spot at Whispering Sands, but I still figured I ought to call ahead to be safe. We got the last room!...

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Thank Sarah L
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We have been coming out to Hanksville to dig at the Hanksville/Burpee Dinosaur Quarry for ten years now and depend on Whispering Sands as a comfy place to come back to. Each year it seems to get better. The staff is friendly and helpful too.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Let's make this easy. If you're going to stay in Hanksville, this is the hotel. We stayed in a "cabin" room (single story appendage to the main hotel). It was clean, organized, and most stuff worked fine. The staff is friendly and works hard to keep it a good place. That said, as far as we could tell, the heater...

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JenPei_72, Manager at Whispering Sands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am very sorry about the heater, we will have it looked at. I hope you enjoyed your time in our beautiful area. And hope to see you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Hanksville motel gives you a great central location in the grand circle of southern Utah's national parks; this is why Whispering Sands Motel is premium Hanksville lodging. Enjoy the Satellite TV, wireless internet, air conditioning, and clean/comfy rooms that do include Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whispering Sands Motel

Address: 90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
Region: United States > Utah > Hanksville
Price Range: $131 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Whispering Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Book early. Aril 15th starts the tourist season. Lots of hotels rates go up.”
goldwingtk59, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor are much quieter.”
  • Comfy bed with plenty of lights
  • Good clean towels and large bathroom
NyonyaLady, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The cabin rooms are just a touch smaller than the others.”
Y8325QKchrish, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“like most motels, 2nd floor is probably quieter.”
979clarkh, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Awesome price for a 4 star motel on the way to Slot Canyons or from there to Capitol Reef.”
ptmarie, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
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