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Whispering Sands Motel

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90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
Whispering Sands Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Meridian, Idaho
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family stayed in a very clean, comfortable room on the second floor for two nights as we explored the surrounding area. Great hot water, great AC, friendly staff! Very convenient to have small market/gas station next door. AND Stan's Burgers next to the market. Great sandwiches and awesome shakes there. We wholeheartedly endorse the Whispering Sands and will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Mendon, New York
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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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California
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 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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