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Whispering Sands Motel
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We weren't expecting much here in the middle of the vast Utah desert, but the room and the amenities were surprisingly good, well maintained. We left a note for the manager on checkout about much we enjoyed our stay and her friendly service. Even the continental breakfast at Stan's was good with coffee, juice, boiled eggs, bagels, cereal. Don't know if we'll be back to Hanksville, but would certainly recommend Whispering Sands to others.

Colin & Kathy S.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights. Would have stayed a 4th but needed internet for work purposes and connection was shaky. No fault of the hotel though.
Clean. Very quiet. Friendly and professional staff.
Great jumping off point for exploring Southwest. Factory Butte, Capitol Reef, Goblin Valley, Horseshoe Canyon, San Rafael Swell, Cedar Mesa all close by.
Food choices somewhat limited but it is a very small town. I ate at Duke's a couple times. Standard American fare and it was better than I expected.
I'll definitely stay there next time through.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This was our third stay. Hanksville is NOT an attractive destination, but it is on the route to several places which are. The motel is very well run -- clean, comfortable, well-equipped -- and obviously popular. The free breakfast offered at Stan's is to be avoided. Blondie's, across the road, is better. Duke's, a new restaurant in town, is barely adequate but it has to be said that there is very little choice in the area.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

The staff failed to clean my room one day. I was out of the room by 10:00 a.m. I think this hotel has made big efforts to improve their facility, but basic service needs attention. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Rooms are clean and quiet, mattresses are comfortable, and room rates are totally reasonable given the fact that they have no real competition. They also now offer a free breakfast at Stan's- didn't try it because I like Blondie's across the street so much-but might another time. Folks who run the place are also helpfu land friendly. Our check in of 6 rooms wasn't too efficient but that is a small potatoes.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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