We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Whispering Sands Motel

Hotels.comUS$109*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$109*
US$109*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Whispering Sands Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Whispering Sands Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 321: English reviews
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Best hotel in Hanksville. Stay here every year when we come. Clean and well kept and continental breakfast included. Great place for stopover if on the Canyonlands Grand Circle between Capitol Reef and Goblin Valley. Hanksville Inn is a little cheaper for the more budget conscious and there is also Duke's Slickrock Campground and RV for those on a shoestring,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DarrelR
berlin
Reviewed 7 June 2015

If you want to stay in Hanksville, I can recommend the Whispering Sands. The motel is clean and comfortable, and there is a gas station and some restaurants/eating places nearby. Hanksville is a pretty quiet sort of place, with not much going on. For dinner, we walked to the Slickrock restaurant(?) and had some good ribs. Breakfast was next door...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sgjsn
Illinois
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Hanksville is a small place and one must adjust expectations accordingly. But it is also very centrally located to a number of ntural attractions (Capitol Reef, Lake Powell, Canyonlands, Goblin Valley). Whispering Sands offers a consistent, comfortable base to see the area. The rooms are appointed with the needed amenities to be comfortable. The place is well-maintained and has a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MonsieurPamplemousse
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Was my least favorite hotel on our two week trip through. Not much choice tho if you are on your way from Monument Valley to Capitol Reef and want to stop to see Goblin Valley State Park. We were in the prefab cabins. I think they all ran off the same water heater since the shower temperature varied from hot...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank buckmountain
Meridian, Idaho
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Our family stayed in a very clean, comfortable room on the second floor for two nights as we explored the surrounding area. Great hot water, great AC, friendly staff! Very convenient to have small market/gas station next door. AND Stan's Burgers next to the market. Great sandwiches and awesome shakes there. We wholeheartedly endorse the Whispering Sands and will be...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank d0csma
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

My family recently stayed in the Whispering Sands for one night on two different evening while hiking and camping in the Henry Mountains / Escalante / Capital Reef / Canyonlands area. All of my motel requirements were met: friendly staff, very clean rooms, great hot water, fair price, and comfortable beds. If you are in the area, you will be...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank FMueller1950
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Very small town, stayed here for a great nights sleep before descending into The Great Gallery Pictographs in remote section of Canyonlands NP Very cute motel...nice room, great soaps! Would love to come back Ate at steakhouse diwn the road...awesome

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Beachglass1006
Mendon, New York
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Friendly, pleasant place on the main road next to a gas station/market, and burger restaurant. Complimentary continental breakfast starts at 6 AM at the burger restaurant (Stan's Burger Shak) next door or you can go to Duke's Slickrock just a very short distance away and receive a discount on your cooked breakfast. Much busier than I thought it would be...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank M F
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2015

There are only two Motels in Hanksville and we chose this one as it had many more cars in the lot than the other hotel and we were glad we did. The Motel has been upgraded and was very clean and comfortable, the only problems being that one of the lamps over the bed did not have a switch (completely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gaynorclare
virginia
Reviewed 1 May 2015

This was the perfect hotel to stay at the night before meeting our Canyoneering guide. Room was cleand and the lady behind the desk was warm and welcoming. We needed extra towels... no problem! Restaurant right next door too.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank hoonjye

101 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (67)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (32)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (34)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Other (18)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hanksville
0.0 km away
Ticaboo Resort
Ticaboo Resort
#1 of 1 in Lake Powell
161 reviews
62.0 km away
Rodeway Inn Capitol Reef
Rodeway Inn Capitol Reef
#1 of 1 in Caineville
151 reviews
0.6 km away
Duke's Slickrock Campground & RV Park
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: RM374 - RM653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Whispering Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire and Orbitz so you can book your Whispering Sands Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Whispering Sands Hotel Hanksville
Whispering Sands Hanksville
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Whispering Sands Motel staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Park City, Utah
over a year ago
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Durango, Colorado
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Whispering Sands Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try to get one of the "100" rooms.”
virgbrown, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Book early. Aril 15th starts the tourist season. Lots of hotels rates go up.”
goldwingtk59, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor are much quieter.”
  • Comfy bed with plenty of lights
  • Good clean towels and large bathroom
NyonyaLady, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The cabin rooms are just a touch smaller than the others.”
Y8325QKchrish, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“like most motels, 2nd floor is probably quieter.”
979clarkh, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$109* /night
View Deal
TravelocityUS$109
Expedia.com
Hotwire.comUS$109
View all 6 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates