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Whispering Sands Motel

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Paragonah, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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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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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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A simple motel in the middle of nowhere. However it was very clean and comfortable, just what we needed. Breakfast is in a restaurant/store close by, again simple but more than adequate. Not the Ritz but very good value for money.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Whispering Sands Motel

Address: 90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
Location: United States > Utah > Hanksville
Price Range: $54 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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