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Whispering Sands Motel

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New Castle
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This was a surprisingly comfortable and nicely furnished motel room in a very, very small town: one way to Lake Powell and the other to Capitol Reef. The room was clean and the towels were surprisingly large, thick and soft. The toilet paper and tissues on the other hand were not soft at all but they did do the job....

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

I chose this over the other hotel in town due to the reviews here. I was a little disappointed: roon ok and quite clean but there was a stain in the sheets: small and clearly old but still. the rest was ok. but the breakfast was pitiful

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buffalo, United States
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Whispering Sands Motel turned out to be a very nice place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had made reservations in advance. We would highly recommend staying at this location. The motel also has a very nice laundry facility.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Clean, nicely appointed rooms, clean fresh carpet, good beds....and 5 star service ! Four of us arrived in Hanksville on dualsport motorcycles. We were on a 7 day trip going town to town on the primitive backroads. In Hanksville (3rd night out), our friend discovered he had lost the nut on his rear axle. That would derail our trip, and...

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Illinois
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Whispering Sands is a reliable oasis in a very inhospitable land. The visitor cannot realistically expect 5-star service in the middle of nowhere. But at Whispering Sands you will get a clean room, air conditioning, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, and cable TV. It is a good base to explore nearby places including Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Lake Powell...

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2014

A simple motel in the middle of nowhere. However it was very clean and comfortable, just what we needed. Breakfast is in a restaurant/store close by, again simple but more than adequate. Not the Ritz but very good value for money.

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Nevada City, California
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I planned on staying in the Whispering Sands Motel for 2 days and I extended my stay for 12 more days. The property is very well maintained, staff was supportive and the management was very accommodating in extending my stay and providing excellent information for exploring this beautiful secret in a intersection in the middle of nowhere. Excellent food served...

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Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Owners also own the gas station and two restaurants in town. they are very concerened about your happiness. They go above and beyond to make you happy. Free breakfast at stans next door. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Look at the wing they added on. lol. You won't believe what they did. they put 12 storage sheds together, finished...

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1Thank michael m
Reviewed 25 May 2014

After a long day of driving, we came across Whispering Sands. Nice find for a friendly, clean and well appointed motel in an isolated location. There was nothing around in the small town of Hanksville. The TV and Wi-Fi were very good. Fairly new appointments.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I always like to stay in family/locally owned places when I travel; I hate the "big box" places. Sometimes, however, they will seem a little run down, maybe like the owners don't have the time or energy to fix them up. The Whispering Sands was wonderful: clean, nicely decorated and outfitted, and clearly owned by people who care what the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Whispering Sands Motel

Address: 90 So. Highway 95, PO Box 158, Hanksville, UT 84734
Region: United States > Utah > Hanksville
Price Range: €70 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Whispering Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“like most motels, 2nd floor is probably quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 979clarkh, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Awesome price for a 4 star motel on the way to Slot Canyons or from there to Capitol Reef.”
 of 5 bubbles ptmarie, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The cabins, being single storey, are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles EveW702, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor some better views of excellent surrounding scenery.”
 of 5 bubbles freds911, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“small with 2 floors in the main building and no elevator, and several cabin type rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 586haroldk, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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