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“Closest thing to Goblin Valley”

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Whispering Sands Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Hanksville
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Layton, Utah
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Closest thing to Goblin Valley”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Rooms were clean and the property was nice. The service was lacking. When we checked in at the desk, the staff was not very friendly or welcoming. They offer a free continental breakfast at the restaurant next door...which is located in a gas station, need I say more. There is nothing to do in Hanksville and it is not very scenic. Drive the extra half hour to stay in Torrey, UT where the people are friendlier, the accommodations nicer, and the views stunning. I would not stay here again as the unfriendly service turned me off right away.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Murray, Utah
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

Long story short. A trustworthy and helpful host. Large and clean rooms. Clean and well maintained. Nothing to complain about. Opened for business even though there are only two rooms occupied. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

There is not much to choose from in Hanksville. But we had a very good stay at the Whispering Sands Motel. The room (cabin) was clean, convenient and quiet. We were even given a coupon for having a basic continental breakfast at Stan’s next door.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Payson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

Bed was hard, pillows harder. No shower pressure, had to stand directly under shower head just to get wet. Heater was extremely loud. What was worse was that the door key only worked 1/4 of the time. It had to be jimmied to work. I do not recommend this motel and will not stay there again!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Not many choices in Hanksville- but the Whispering Sands Motel is a clean and conveniently located motel. Good for stopping enroute to or from Capitol Reef National Park.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Additional Information about Whispering Sands Motel

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 (per night): RM373 - RM566
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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