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Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 April 2015

My daughter and I went to the Capitol Reef park in Utah and decided we would head out to Hanksville to spend the night. With a population of about 300, I thought we wouldn't have a problem getting a spot at Whispering Sands, but I still figured I ought to call ahead to be safe. We got the last room!...

Thank Sarah L
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We have been coming out to Hanksville to dig at the Hanksville/Burpee Dinosaur Quarry for ten years now and depend on Whispering Sands as a comfy place to come back to. Each year it seems to get better. The staff is friendly and helpful too.

Los Alamos, New Mexico
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Let's make this easy. If you're going to stay in Hanksville, this is the hotel. We stayed in a "cabin" room (single story appendage to the main hotel). It was clean, organized, and most stuff worked fine. The staff is friendly and works hard to keep it a good place. That said, as far as we could tell, the heater...

2Thank Dave N
JenPei_72, Manager at Whispering Sands Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am very sorry about the heater, we will have it looked at. I hope you enjoyed your time in our beautiful area. And hope to see you again.

Stansbury Park, Utah
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Stayed here before going into Goblin Valley and Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon hiking. Room was great! Very clean and cheap. Don't let the fact that it is an older motel scare you. Would stay again. ...Mr & Mrs Smith

Thank Rachel S
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Very nice, very clean and nicely appointed room with a king-size bed, a rarity in most motels. Nicely remodeled bathrooms. Very friendly staff. No breakfast served, but Stan’s Burger Shack restaurant is located next door. Quiet surroundings.

Thank Normanjp
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 4 March 2015

The Whispering Sands Motel is like an oasis in the middle of a vast, sparsely populated high desert area, with Hanksville at its center. We've stayed here several times, as a base for various adventures - canyoneering, backpacking, and hiking in Capitol Reef or Goblin Valley. The owner/manager is so welcoming and accommoating, and works tirelessly to make sure guests...

Thank morrikb
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Stayed here before backpacking woodruff canyon. Room was great, very clean,and cheap. Went into the office about 9pm to see if they could run my card for cash for a soda from the machine and they gave me cash because they couldn't run my card. Great customer service.

Thank rachelle1974
Reviewed 4 January 2015

I spend a few weeks out of the year in Hanksville for work. The whispering Sands is a great value. Rooms are always clean and modern and the owner is more than accommodating. One of my favourite places to stay.

1Thank lionsback
Reviewed 20 November 2014

This is no five star Hyatt Regency, but you need to remember you're in Hanksville, Utah, this is not the end of the civilized world but you're pretty darn close. I wish every room in the country had rooms as clean and fresh, for the same price. Outside temps were in the teens but a nice quiet room furnace warmed...

3Thank DeLoss C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Fantastic homely place for a stopover to explore the local area. Rooms are clean and tidy, staff are fantastic and plenty of local options for a meal. We were on a 5 week road trip adventure across southern US with no planned or booked stops, grabbing what accommodation we could where we could, and Whispering Sands was one of those...

3Thank Chris A

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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: $84 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Whispering Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Awesome price for a 4 star motel on the way to Slot Canyons or from there to Capitol Reef.”
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“The cabins, being single storey, are very quiet.”
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“2nd floor some better views of excellent surrounding scenery.”
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“small with 2 floors in the main building and no elevator, and several cabin type rooms”
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