"Oasis in Hanksville" Whispering Sands Motel Tip by goodfish

Whispering Sands Motel, Hanksville: 364 reviews and 5 photos

  King room: Whispering Sands
by goodfish
  • King room: Whispering Sands - Hanksville
      King room: Whispering Sands
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  • Happy Hour with our motel neighbors - Hanksville
      Happy Hour with our motel neighbors
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This isn't exactly the only place to stay in Hanksville but, well, it's really the only option given the alternative. And as I mentioned in my intro page, it's one damn fine place, too. Whispering Sands turned out to be much better than I'd expected for the middle of nowhere: a little oasis in the desert. It may look a little austere from the road but the rooms are big, modern and very clean, and they come with all the stuff you need to be comfortable: coffeemaker, mini fridge, microwave, hair dryer, air conditioning, satellite TV and free wifi that worked like a charm. There's also a guest washer/dryer on site for dirty hiking clothes - a plus after one wet and filthy trek at Little Wild Horse - and they even provide rags for cleaning up muddy boots and equipment. Nice!

The staff is great - very friendly and helpful - and there's a huge parking area for folks driving big RVs, hauling boats, etc. The place was totally booked all three nights we were there so I guess the secret is out; reserve (by internet or phone) EARLY to hold your spot. They proudly display the "Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence" in the office window and I'll go along with that: great spot to hang your hat.

Note: the office didn't open until 3:00 PM when we were there, and I don't know if that's changed so you may have to kill some time if you show up early. And the coin washer can be a little temperamental but someone from the office will beat it into submission if you kindly ask them to. I'm listing price as per room and not per person.

Address: 90 So. Highway 95
Directions: It's not possible to get lost in Hanksville - trust me on this one.
othercontact: whisperingsands@hanksville.com
Phone: 435-542-3238
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Motel
Website: http://www.whisperingsandsmotel.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 14, 2014
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Comments (2)

  • jojes's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Sounds like a nice place to stay. Looks nice and clean.

  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    "flashing your room key" = 10%. Hmm, what kind of discount would you get from New Orleans style "flashing"?


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