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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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a road trip recently and ended up passing through Hanksville, Utah, looking for a place to stay. The AAA guide review does not do this establishment justice. It is not very attractive on the outside, but the rooms are lovely! Great A/C, nice amenities, beautiful soft towels. We'd been on a road trip for 10 days and this... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year marked our third time to motorcycle across Utah 12 and some of the most beautiful roads in the country. It also marked our third stay at the Whispering Sands. On our road trips we try to watch our budget and find lodging that is clean and comfortable. This hotel has met our needs on all three stays. Hanksville... More 

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It appears to be in the middle of nowhere but it now holds a place in the middle of my heart. The room was spotless, the bed big and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. The little welcome gifts by various town businesses was a lovely touch. It has a coin operated laundry which was very welcome and, even... More 

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Lagrange
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had made reservations for this motel. Driving east from Capitol Reef National Park, lodging choices were fairly limited. As we drove through the town of Hankesville, we didn't know what to expect--but were pleasantly surprised to find this clean motel at the edge of town. Lady at the reception desk was very helpful and friendly. We had a clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Hanksville is a long way from anywhere, it seems. My expectations for a hotel here were not very high. I was very pleasantly surprised by this motel. It is very much like a mid-level chain hotel in terms of cleanliness, amenities and location. Next door is a convenience store and a burger joint. The staff was very helpful, the room... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great base for visits in this remote region of Utah. Comfortable, clean rooms with space to spread out your hiking gear. Friendly staff for advice on travel not only to nearby National Parks, but also lesser known wilderness in the nearby canyons and mountains.

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Carlsbad, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I stayed in the Whispering Sands Motel ten years ago on a two week bicycle tour. At the time, it was the low point on our trip. We're recreating the trip this year, and once again stayed at the Whispering Sands. We are extremely impressed with the transformation. The rooms have been updated with new bathrooms, tile... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I ended up here when I needed a place, last minute, due to another motel cancelling my room. The staff was very helpful and got me a nice rate. I stayed in a cabin (although they look like a drive up motel from the front). The inside was very nice and the place was clean. They offer a voucher for... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was a clean, basic motel. We only needed a room for a stopping point on the drive between Bryce and Moab. Bed was comfortable. Good size bathroom, even at a heat lamp in the bathroom. Nice to have a refrigerator and microwave. The breakfast that was included was next door at Stan's Burgers. It was just average. Only hot... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Best hotel in Hanksville. Stay here every year when we come. Clean and well kept and continental breakfast included. Great place for stopover if on the Canyonlands Grand Circle between Capitol Reef and Goblin Valley. Hanksville Inn is a little cheaper for the more budget conscious and there is also Duke's Slickrock Campground and RV for those on a shoestring,... More 

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