We saw that the Henderson Park Inn was rated #1 here on Trip Advisor, and wanted to take a little beach getaway, so we made a reservation there in one of the Executive suites. It was pricey, so I was a bit concerned about whether it would be worth it. Well, it was, and then some. The room was fantastic. Large, well appointed, with a balcony overlooking the beautiful and very private beach. When we opened our room door we were greeted with beautiful soft music, and a tray with a bottle of wine and grapes on the bed. Great breakfast, and a really nice box lunch everyday to take whereever you wanted to eat it. There's a happy hour on their beautiful deck overlooking the beach everyday, and we also ate in their restaurant each night and had delicious gourmet meals. The eggplant and crab appetizer is to die for. Don't miss it. Dinner is the only thing not included in your price here. There's bottled water, candy bars, and a gourmet coffee machine available 24/7 at no extra cost.
I would be remiss to not mention the fantastic and friendly staff. Everyone was lovely and accomodating. Also, as a fairly recent empty nester, I had not anticipated how much we would enjoy the peace and quiet of all adult accomodations. You have to be 25 or above to stay here. I love kids, and we go to Disney a couple times a year, but I must admit that the serenity of an adult stay was absolutely wonderful, and not something I had ever thought to seek before. I certainly will now.
The Destin area is a shopper's paradise on top of being a beautiful beach area. Be sure to check out Silver Sands Outlet stores, and the Destin Commons if you enjoy shopping.
I'd give the Henderson Park Inn 10 stars if I could, and we plan on making it our new getaway spot at least a couple of times a year. Very highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Each guest is welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine, fresh grapes and flowers upon arrival. Start your day with a complimentary full breakfast overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at our Destin beach restaurant. A delicious selection of cook-to-order omelets, made from scratch biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, pastries, scrumptious bacon and sausage and so much more. Next, cruise down to the beach, but first stop by our community refrigerator to grab some beverages on the way down and then relax under an umbrella and on our complimentary beach chairs. Soak up the sunshine, go for a bike ride or take a long walk for a relaxing stroll down the beach. After you’ve worked up an appetite, stop in for a complimentary lunch (excluding holidays). For a quick snack stop through the lobby for lemonade and cookies as an added treat. Before dinner, mosey down to the restaurant for happy hour nightly while overlooking the Gulf Coast’s most beautiful beaches and colorful sunsets. Arrive back to your room after a day of relaxation and indulgence with gourmet chocolates and a complimentary turn down service. Each Suite is a perfect place to enjoy the charm and grace embraced by the peaceful shores of the Emerald Coast. Handicap-accessible units available. Come see why Henderson Park Inn is one of the hotels on the beach in Destin, Florida. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Henderson Park Hotel Destin