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Whispering Sands Motel

90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
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Whispering Sands Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Hanksville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Paragonah, Utah, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just needed a room for the night on our way to some National Parks. Wasn't expecting much, but was very pleasantly surprised! The lady at the front desk was very friendly and the rooms were much nicer than expected. I would highly recommend this motel.

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Sonoma, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We highly recommend this clean, quiet stopover on the way to Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion or Lake Powell. The staff was so kind (stayed up late to await our arrival), the rooms large, clean, quiet and cool...and the morning breakfast was lovely.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to stay!! Jillian (I believe that was her name), was so nice and accommodating. She found out that we had a little one with us and asked if we wanted a slightly bigger room at no extra charge. I loved being in the middle of nowhere. My family and I stopped here on our way from... More

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Duke A, Manager at Whispering Sands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Safe travels, we hope you will stay with us again. Jeanette Pei More

New Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, there are limited choices. However, this is a nice clean hotel with great folks in the front office. They have a building with rooms and individual cabins. I had just booked 9 cabins here while we were on a motorcycle trip. Everyone was very happy, beds were great and bathrooms clean. They do have a nice discount program with... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is very well located for those traveling between Glen Canyon and Capitol Reef. When viewed from the outside, the motel clearly seems the best choice for anyone planning to stay somewhere between those destinations. After checking in, I found my room to be every bit as pleasing and comfortable as the building's outside appearance suggested it might be.... More

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New Castle
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19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a surprisingly comfortable and nicely furnished motel room in a very, very small town: one way to Lake Powell and the other to Capitol Reef. The room was clean and the towels were surprisingly large, thick and soft. The toilet paper and tissues on the other hand were not soft at all but they did do the job.... More

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Milan, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I chose this over the other hotel in town due to the reviews here. I was a little disappointed: roon ok and quite clean but there was a stain in the sheets: small and clearly old but still. the rest was ok. but the breakfast was pitiful

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buffalo, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Whispering Sands Motel turned out to be a very nice place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had made reservations in advance. We would highly recommend staying at this location. The motel also has a very nice laundry facility.

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RIO RANCHO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Clean, nicely appointed rooms, clean fresh carpet, good beds....and 5 star service ! Four of us arrived in Hanksville on dualsport motorcycles. We were on a 7 day trip going town to town on the primitive backroads. In Hanksville (3rd night out), our friend discovered he had lost the nut on his rear axle. That would derail our trip, and... More

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Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Whispering Sands is a reliable oasis in a very inhospitable land. The visitor cannot realistically expect 5-star service in the middle of nowhere. But at Whispering Sands you will get a clean room, air conditioning, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, and cable TV. It is a good base to explore nearby places including Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Lake Powell... More

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Additional Information about Whispering Sands Motel

Address: 90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
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Location: United States > Utah > Hanksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Whispering Sands Hotel Hanksville
Whispering Sands Hanksville
Whispering Sands Motel Hanksville, Utah

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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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