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Whispering Sands Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hanksville
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Provo, Utah
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Made good on their mistake”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We made reservations for a Friday and Saturday night. When we got there, the reservations had actually been made for Saturday and Sunday night. They were aware they had made the mistake, but they had no rooms available when we arrived Friday afternoon. They paid for our dinner at the restaurant next door, and found us a room somewhere else and paid for that (closest room available was 18 miles away). We returned and stayed Saturday night. The Whispering Sands is a good choice when enjoying the out-of-doors in the area.

Room Tip: There is a row of rooms that look like they were each built in a shed. Odd from the outside, but ju...
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Provo, Utah
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

We took a chance on this location because there wasn't very much else to choose from between Goblin Valley and Natural Bridges National Monument--and what a pleasant surprise! The room (we stayed in a cabin room) was very clean and well maintained and the beds were comfortable. The free wi-fi, which was unexpected given the location, was very serviceable. 10% discounts were offered at "Stan's Burger Shak" and "Blondie's" for dinner (both within walking distance of the motel), and the continental breakfast at Stan's, which was also unexpected, included more than you get at most motels/hotels in this price range. Would definitely stay here again.

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Worcester
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Considering this was in the middle of nowhere and the only place on our route that we could stay we were not expecting much given Hanksville is not the biggest of towns. What a surprise. We arrived after a full days travel to be welcomed by a lovely lady behind the reception who answered all our questions on the locality, advised us on where to eat. The rooms were fantastic for the money, clean and welcoming. Couldn't recommend the place enough, puts some of the chains to shame.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We spent one night here and found it to be clean and well maintained. My biggest complaint would have to be the heater. We turned ours off because it was too loud, but then had to listen to the neighbors. We stayed in the cabins- not really a cabin, just a set of rooms off the main hotel. Was nice to find a picnic table was available.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Hanksville is not in the middle of nowhere but it is on the edge of nowhere. What a great room for the cost----friendly and informative check-in----rooms were comfortable and clean----and wi-fi.

Room Tip: Book early if you are traveling thru Hanksville on the week-end.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

If you are sightseeing Capital Reef NP or the San Rafael Swell the Whispering Sands Motel in Hanksville offers a good, basic place to stay.
The rooms are clean, with ac/heat, wi-fi and extra roll-away, if needed. Because the price is very good, during most weekends, this hotel is full, so book in advance.
We liked the staff, very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

People don't drive into Hanksville by accident. It is not a tourist destination. I was pretty glad to see any motel open, and was quite surprised at the good rates at the Whispering Sands. Then we saw the room and were very happy with our choice. We got a clean, comfortable, spacious room with free wi-fi, fridge and everything we needed. The lady owner who checked us in reviewed the 2 restaurants nearby. There is a laundry room for guests, we parked right at the door, it was a good place to stay.

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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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