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Whispering Sands Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hanksville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The motel is quite good for a stay of 2-3 days - well of course nothing special, but clean, comfortable, and centrally located in the middle of the available infrastructure of Hanksville, i.e. the 2 gas stations and the 2 restaurants. This is a good starting place for tours into the southern Utah National parks.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank bilello
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Our family of 4 stayed at the Whispering Sands for a night following a day of hiking at Arches National Park. We were hot and tired so very pleased to find the comfort of the Whispering Sands. Nothing fancy, but everything one needs for a restful night.
The following eve, now in Cedar City, as we were tucking our 8 year old into sleep we realized we had left her beloved stuffy ( "Brown Puppy") at Whispering Sands. After tears were shed, an email was sent to the motel. Within minutes we had a response from Jeanette who confirmed she had Puppy safe and sound. Jeanette kindly mailed Puppy back to our home in Canada without any request for compensation.
Alas, Whispering Sands has some very special vintage characteristics in its styling and in its excellent customer service!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We weren't expecting much staying in the middle of nowhere with few choices, but we were pleasantly surprised. This is not a luxury hotel by any means, but our room was nicely decorated and very clean with extremely comfortable beds, ample thick towels and all of the 'essentials' such as hair dryer, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, good TV reception, etc. This is a family-run business and they are genuinely concerned about the comfort of their guests. Their teen-age son who was at the front desk was remarkably pleasant and efficient. Our room included a continental breakfast at Stan's Burger Shack next door which we learned is owned by a relative of the motel owners. They are all pulling together to make the entire enterprise a success. We were just passing through and stayed for only one night, but you should not hesitate to make this your base of operations if you are exploring the area for a longer period of time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank wbbcap
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Wow, what a difference 25 years makes. That was the last time we stayed in a motel in Hanksville and it wasn't a pleasant experience. This time we stayed in what they called a "cabin unit" which is really a motel room. It looks like the rooms are prefab and stuck together, side by side. There is also a 2-story building with rooms. Our "cabin" was small for the two beds in it but everything was pretty new and clean - plus the air conditioner did a great job. Neighbors were quiet and the highway was mostly empty at night. For breakfast they gave us chits to use at the next-door gas station/convenience store/cafe. It was an adequate continental breakfast. Trivia-the parking lot takes up several acres and can accommodate anything you can drive in there.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I stayed in one of the cabin units which is not really a cabin but I don't know how else to explain it. The room was super comfortable. The bed was amazing. I strongly suggest this place. Hanksville is just a place to stay to visit southern Utah but if you stay, this is the place. They give 10% discounts at a few eateries which is nice.

Only downside...no pool, the continental breakfast is not much next door, and I had a heck of a time regulating the temperature of the room and the shower water.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Josh W
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Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

Back again and it keeps getting better! Clean, friendly, and an awesome location- close to Capitol Reef, Hanksville Burpee Dinosaur Quarry, Goblin state park, and Lake Powell! Friendly staff and a well-stocked room- microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator makes this a very comfortable base for adventures in the area. A big plus is the free continental breakfast at Stan's Burger Shak next door, or, if you are looking for a full breakfast - just cross the street to Blondie's- a fantastic diner with great food to match the great service!

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Thank BV74
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Hanksville has a few choices for lodging and I chose Whispering Sand Motel. I'm really glad that I did. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they made me feel like I was visiting friends not staying at a motel. The room was clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable. They offer Free WiFi. There was good water pressure in the shower. I'd definitely stay there again and I'll recommend it to anyone going to that area.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about 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: £52 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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