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Whispering Sands Motel
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

I guess this is the best you can get in the landscape around it. You have to drive far to Capitol Reef National Park to get lodging and if you add the price factor, then this motel in Hanksville is an excellent choice. What was impressive was the cleanliness and the size of the room. The staff appeared a bit aloof, but they were descent enough to charge us zero for a day when the room service was not able to come. As for Hanksville, there is not much to do there except if you use it as a base to get to Bullfrog Bay on Lake Powell, where lodging is more expensive, and then continue your drive to the Capitol Reef National Park

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank TheGlacierist
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

We came across this motel by chance, it was an excellent find, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Susanpan88
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Rooms were clean and the property was nice. The service was lacking. When we checked in at the desk, the staff was not very friendly or welcoming. They offer a free continental breakfast at the restaurant next door...which is located in a gas station, need I say more. There is nothing to do in Hanksville and it is not very scenic. Drive the extra half hour to stay in Torrey, UT where the people are friendlier, the accommodations nicer, and the views stunning. I would not stay here again as the unfriendly service turned me off right away.

Room Tip: The cabins are better than the motel rooms.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 012512Name
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

Long story short. A trustworthy and helpful host. Large and clean rooms. Clean and well maintained. Nothing to complain about. Opened for business even though there are only two rooms occupied. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank yyyzzz_utah
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

There is not much to choose from in Hanksville. But we had a very good stay at the Whispering Sands Motel. The room (cabin) was clean, convenient and quiet. We were even given a coupon for having a basic continental breakfast at Stan’s next door.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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