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Read reviews from former guests who stated at our romantic hotel in Destin, Florida.

TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award

TripAdvisor congratulates Henderson Park Inn on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award.  TripAdvisor travelers consistently commend Henderson Park Inn with the highest praise, and TripAdvisor recognizes the Inn’s 5 rating as an exceptional achievement.

Only the very best in the business are awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Thank you to our Guests for consistently giving our Waterfront Inn in Destin excellent ratings!

Romantic Getaway

My wife and I stayed here for two nights to celebrate our anniversary.

The suite was huge and very beautiful with a refrigerator stocked with water, soft drinks and candy bars. It also had a 50 inch flat screen t.v. in the living room which was nice.

The bedroom had a huge bed with wine, grapes and walkout doors to a patio overlooking the ocean. The beach had beautiful sand and clear water. There was very little seaweed but the waves were really big and were knocking people down.

As other reviews mention, there is a daily happy hour on the patio from 4 to 5pm. You can attend in your bathing suit or as you are as it is very informal. You can get beer, margarita, long island tea, etc. for no charge.

The breakfast buffet each morning is awesome. A chef makes to order omelets and they have potatoes, sausage, etc.

We ate both nights at the on site restaurant called The Beachwalk. You have to have reservations for this spot.  Food was outstanding. Plan on two hours for the dinner experience.

Lunches are boxed up from Heavenly Ham and are good. The staff at the hotel are all very professional and helpful. There is a Publix a few blocks away if you need to purchase any supplies.  There is a small restaurant down the street within walking distance callded Camillas. Try their roast beef sandwich which is piled high in between two halfs of garlic bagel. Awesome!

One last note–they gave us a CD to take home that has photos of the resort and music. Nice touch. I highly recommend this spot for adults seeking a romantic getaway with no kids in sight.

“Nice room, great location and no international travel required!”

Spent 4 nights at HPI. Location is terrific right on the beach and just off of Hwy 98 near shopping and restaurants.

Room we stayed in was a Coastline Suite, was pretty with a nice view and small balcony that looked west down the beachline. Bed was very comfortable and room was always cleaned nicely.

Nice bar out on the deck where people would congregate for happy hour and overlook the gulf. The included breakfast was very good with most anything you would find at a normal buffet type American breakfast to include omelets made to order, fresh fruit and pastries amongst many other items. Lunches were box lunches from Honey Baked Ham. We weren’t familiar with Honey Baked Ham until our stay, but the sandwiches were quite good for a box lunch.

There was a fridge down in the lobby with cold sodas and candy that was complementary and always ready for the taking. Warm cookies and lemonade were also complementary and available in the afternoons.

No complaints to be had about the beach. Warm clear water and the white sand beaches that are the signature of this stretch of the gulf coast. A sandbar just off the shoreline seems to even block any of the seaweed that can sometimes be found along other parts of the gulf. We ate dinner at the restaurant located on site and it was very good, but fairly expensive, but the quality was in line with the price. We had a terrific stay and I really have no complaints at all. It is easy to start comparing everything to the pricing at all inclusive mexican resorts, but this is not really in the same category. HPI is a cozy, private location and has a totally different feel. Even though at peak seasons you might pay a little more than you would at an AI without getting a dinner and show routine, but HPI is well worth it if you want a private and classy but relaxed vacation. They also have local & military specials so inquire if you might qualify.

June 2011

Dear Tamee,

We had only planned on staying for two nights, but had such a wonderful time, we stayed two more!! Thanks so much for being such a wonderful host! All the staff were so friendly and accommodating. And the food was so delicious, we both ate way too much….

The weather cooperated and we loved sitting out under the umbrella’s on the beach  and swinging in the swing sets.

The tiki bar was a treat!

We look forward to our next trip to Destin and to all the papering we received!!

March 28, 2011


Loved the flowers, wine, chocolate upon check in… Nice after a long day of travel.

Greg is a gem – great service. We Love Natalie V! I plan to come back for personal and business! I’ve been here in the past, but the new look & staff make it even better than before, very nicely done.

The friendliness of ALL staff was excellent; true southern hospitality. However, Mikie is a a gem and we adored Natalie V.

April 15, 2011

… This place is incredible.

First off, the location alone is worth five stars. At the end of the road, next to Henderson Beach State Park, the seclusion you get staying here in the otherwise crowded Destin area is unparalleled. The food, service and overall experience is top-notch.

From the manager that takes your reservation to the chef and wait staff that serve you in the restaurant, you’re treated like the only guest there. Beach Walk, the restaurant, is amazing, as is the complimentary breakfast that guests receive. My wife and I were treated to incredible creations all three mornings we were there. Lunch is provided as a box-lunch style offering, from the Honeybaked Ham store. Nothing too fancy, but it’ll hit the spot if you’re sticking around the Inn.

There are no children at the HPI…it’s adults only, and it’s 100% worth it. Celebrating an anniversary? Engagement? A weekend away from the kids? This is the place. If you want to relax with your significant other, there’s nothing better. The staff is as accommodating as any Ritz or Four Seasons. Now, in fairness, the rooms and bathrooms at the HPI are nice, but it’s not marble and crystal everywhere. This is just an incredibly well-run B&B, with great accommodations. It’s as relaxing a time you could have on the Gulf coast, IMHO. I imagine that the experience at the HPI is what life was like before all the development in the Destin area.

Bottom line, if you’re looking for a couples-only romantic vacation, DO NOT miss the Henderson Park Inn.

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We have traveled a lot and find it rare …

My husband and I wanted to once again say thank you for the hospitality you showed to us on our visit in December. We have traveled a lot and find it rare to have staff who are so polite, friendly and courteous.

From the moment we walked through the front door of the Henderson Park Inn we felt at ease. We had not made reservations and were relieved to hear you had a room available. As we waited on your deck while the room was being prepared you brought us lemonade and cookies. We were shocked!

The room was great (neat and clean) with a nice view. The environment was quiet and conducive to relaxation. Food was fabulous and we couldn’t get over the fact that you offered us so many free amenities.

The experience was so wonderful that we did not wish to leave and we have never felt this at any other place we have stayed! We came home and told our friends, families and co-workers about the Inn.

We are planning to come back in May and simply can’t wait. Thanks for going the extra mile. It does make a difference!

D & D Burch