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“Great stop for Powell”

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Whispering Sands Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hanksville
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Littleton, Colorado
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15 reviews
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“Great stop for Powell”
Reviewed 25 June 2011

We stopped here on our way to Lake Powell. Nothing real exciting, but clean rooms and plenty of parking for what ever you are hauling. Would definitely stay again!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

This is a classic Mom & Pop motel, well maintained, clean and comfortable, in a little town along Utah 24. The room was clean, beds were comfortable, Wifi access worked fine, quiet at night. I enjoyed sitting outside the room chatting with other travelers. Nest door is a small restaurant where they set up a free continental breakfast -- juices, bagels, coffee, etc. and also a small store where I purchased Yogurt to go with breakfast. Upscale from a Motel 6 and way more friendly. Recommended!
You're about 30 miles from Capitol Reef NP and the same to Glen Canyon. Both rides are great in the morning or evening to catch the scenery.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Burlington KY
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

We needed to get a room in Hanksville and Whispering Sands appeared to be the best choice. We stayed in Cabin 0 (on the end). It was very clean and had a micro and a small fridge. Everything was great except the door did not have a bolt in the deadbolt lock. We weren't happy but improvised by wedging a chair in the room between the bed and door. This was an acceptable solution to us for one night.

Also, we received 10% off for Stan's Burger Shak next door. They also provided a free complimentary breakfast in the morning.

We paid 98.00 for one night. A bit much but we had few choices.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

This motel is quiet, clean and comfortable. The room could have been a little cheaper. It was great to be able to walk around the back or across the street for food. I would recommend this place for anyone who wants to visit Goblin Valley State Park but doesn't want to camp.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Chapel Hill, NC
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Reviewed 5 December 2010

The location was convenient and the room satisfactory. There is a decent restaurant across the street at the campground.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2010

The motel was the best/only place to break our journey from Richfield to Monument Park. It is expensive for what it is, but is clean and it's position makes the fantastic journey possible. We didn't find the staff welcoming.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Silver Creek, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

My husband and I were tired, hungry and looking for a place to stay for the night. This motel was recommended to us by a clerk at the local convenience store. We were a little leery...This place was clean with almost all the conveniences of home(no hair dryer) The local burger joint(Stan's burgers) was good.(also recommended) and Blondies for breakfast was very good.(also recommended) Both places even gave a 10% discount when they were told where we were staying. Would stay there again, if ever in Hanksville

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Whispering Sands Motel
Address: 90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
Region: 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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