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Whispering Sands Motel

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

After a long day of driving, we came across Whispering Sands. Nice find for a friendly, clean and well appointed motel in an isolated location. There was nothing around in the small town of Hanksville. The TV and Wi-Fi were very good. Fairly new appointments.

Thank Larry G
Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I always like to stay in family/locally owned places when I travel; I hate the "big box" places. Sometimes, however, they will seem a little run down, maybe like the owners don't have the time or energy to fix them up. The Whispering Sands was wonderful: clean, nicely decorated and outfitted, and clearly owned by people who care what the...

1Thank Christa S
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Hanksville is pretty remote so a lttle motel gem was welcome. The guy on the desk was very helpful about things in the area and getting checked in. Very comfortable rooms, quiet, and clean. The folks across the road at the Slickrock Grill will get you fed in the evening with a friendly flair. The place to stop in south...

1Thank Gordon R
Mukilteo, Washington
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We were on a bicycling vacation so had little ability to "move on down the road" to the next town. Hanksville is a pretty small place and we thought our accommodation choices would be slim. But we were pleasantly surprised at the Whispering Sands. Clean, comfortable beds, internet, and well decorated rooms. A real gem in the desert.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Clean, comfortable, efficient check in. Adequate breakfast included at Stan's Burgers next door. Paid $88 for 2 queen beds on 2nd floor. Very fair price for what you get in such a remote area. Quiet room. Would stay here again if in the area. Duke's Slickrock Grill is supposedly the best place in town to eat and both food and...

2Thank TexasRoadwarrior0
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Ended up staying here when I stayed in Capital Reef longer than expected. The highways are free range so it is not recommended to drive in the dark. However if I had driven another 30 min to the main highway, there were lots of chain motels in the area. I was on the way to Moab. The town is small...

2Thank tropicalnorth
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Great base of operation for hikers in the Hanksville region. Rooms recently renovated and are very attractive. Service is very friendly and you get free breakfast and 10 percent discount at local restaurants. Very good place to clean up after a day of scrambling in canyons.

1Thank Gregory11217
Richland, WA
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Stayed here with my three daughters a number of years ago and had good things to say back then. Back here again for more hiking in the area, and this is still a great motel for the area. Clean, reasonable space, decent price. Nice to have a mini-fridge and microwave. A simple breakfast is now included at Stan's Burger Shack...

1Thank Pigburner
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We only spent one night at the Whispering Sands in order to visit the Great Gallery and be reasonably located to return to Salt Lake City the next day for our late afternoon flight home. We found this to be a very nice motel - surprisingly so given its remote location. We had room 101 which offered a king bed...

1Thank ksgAustin
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Nice Motel, right on the road. This little town provide a very nice spot to stop for the night when travalling in southern Utah. The drive on the 95 is stunning. The hotel is clean, confortable and the rooms are well equip (Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, microwave) There is a nice restaurant on the other side of the street for breakfast or...

1Thank gabos1

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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: $85 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Whispering Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“We were on the top floor and it was very quiet. Rest of our family was on bottom floor and they said they heard nothing as well.”
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