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Whispering Sands Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Hanksville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Austin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of very small village, there is small motel with very friendly staff. The views around are beautiful. Nice clean room, large rooms with pretty good WIFI coverage. Remember that stores around do not have a big selection.

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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were very clean. There was WiFi availably. Other things available are hairdryers, microwave, small refrigerator, two queen size beds that are very comfortable. The rooms are decorated better than most motels. The lady that helped us is very nice and informative.

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Los Angeles, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

booked here based on tripadvisor reviews but didn't expect this good, at the middle of nowhere. Clean room, comfortable bedding, and friendly staff. Will definitely stay here again if I ever come back this way, which I am sure I will.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprisingly comfy with very nice wood decor . Pleasant staff and great rates. A perfect place to stay if you want to explore the canyon lands by ATV. Close to Goblin Valley and The Great Gallery. A perfect place to relax after a day in the canyons.

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

A buddy of mine and I stayed here for one night while day hiking the San Rafael swell and Horseshoe Canyon area. Our room was clean and functional (micro, fridge, coffee maker), and the service was friendly -- we had no complaints whatsoever and could happily have stayed several days. As with any affordable roadside motel, you can expect a... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I got caught in a snowstorm on a business trip, and was forced to spend the night with no reservations. Fortunately, I found the last room available at Whispering Sands, and I couldn't have been more impressed. I have stayed in plenty of motels in the area, this one far and away was the best!!!! I am sure they could... More

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20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Comfortable accommodations in an out-of-the way location. Family owned and operated, friendly staff. Room was clean and had the requisite amenities. Restaurants and convenience store available with-in walking distance. Offers a discount to two related restaurants, Duke's Slickrock Grill and The Burger Shack. No complimentary breakfast available on property. Stayed here several years ago and would return again.

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Park City Utah
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Not a Comfort Suites, but every bit as clean and neat. Staff is very friendly (home town people) and rooms are decorated in knotty pine. Refrig, microwave, cable, wi-fi, coffee pot, heat lamp in bath, tv with 24 channels also available. Two places to eat and gasoline within two blocks. This is a fairly desolate area. So having these perks... More

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Also Known As:
Whispering Sands Hotel
Whispering Sands Hotel Hanksville
Whispering Sands Hanksville
Whispering Sands Motel Hanksville, Utah
Address: 90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
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Location: United States > Utah > Hanksville
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Hanksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Whispering Sands Motel 2*
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 
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