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Whispering Sands Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hanksville
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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Clean, solid, and affordable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 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 little bit of noise from neighboring rooms, but that's to be expected.

Protip: Stan's Burger Shack is nearby and a popular roadside spot. We made the mistake of grabbing dinner before checking in -- you get a coupon when you check in!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 have charged double the price, and was extremely surprised of what I received for the money I paid.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Park City Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is important.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Blanding, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Checked in at the Whispering Sands. The host was great, the room (Cabin) was fantastic. I was told on the phone that there was a fridge in the room and I did not find this the case, but had planned anyway just in case so no big deal. There was a microwave and that was cool. The room was clean and fresh and the price was great. Heading out to play in the slot canyons the next day I was refreshed and ready to go. I have heard good things about the place in the past and this was my first time staying there. I would highly recommend it to anyone and will recommend it to any of my future clients looking for a place to stay in Hanksville. Thanks Duke and Jessica and staff for a great place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were a bit disappointed that despite having a confirmed booking for a cabin we were allocated an upstairs room in the main building. After some discussion and juggling the receptionist offered us a ground floor room which we accepted. We had booked a cabin to ensure ground floor accommodation so perhaps their booking system needs to be checked.

That aside, the room was comfortable and well appointed. The bedding and towels etc were good quality and everything was spotlessly clean.

We used the 10% discount offered for guests of the motel at a local restaurant and the free breakfast at the Burger Shack next door.

It was great to find such a clean quality motel in Hanksville which is a fairly small town.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gresham, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed here after spending all day at Capitol Reef NP and before heading on to Arches NP. This was the only decent accommodations for miles in any direction. The motel was very nice (comparable to a 3-star Best Western) and the price was great. We also enjoyed the hamburger place next door - especially the milkshake. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Whispering Sands Motel

Property: Whispering Sands Motel
Address: 90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
Location: United States > Utah > Hanksville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hanksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Whispering Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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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