After reading amazing review after amazing review on TripAdvisor, my expectations were higher than normal for this trip. This place lived up to the hype. I have to say that the best part about this wonderful inn is the location. Everywhere you look, you see paradise. Every meal, every snack, every drink, every activity just immerses you in relaxation and peace. In addition to that, the staff is SO attentive. We never require much attention from staff at hotels, and this was no different…but the level of service still delighted us. Every face we passed had a smile on it and a friendly word for us. The chefs were SO great! The front desk (Lisa, Natalie) were super helpful and sweet. The fact that everything we could’ve needed or wanted was footsteps away from us at all times was great. Easiest vacation ever. The breakfast was DELICIOUS, and the Honebaked Ham boxed lunches were so convenient and very good. Every soft drink, candy bar, cookie was replaced magically within seconds. Everything was always stocked. I have recommended this place to so many people; 1 has already made reservations! I will continue to share my pictures and our experience with anyone wanting the perfect getaway. I hate to say a negative at all, but want to share that I do think housekeeping could be just a tad better. We had bags of garbage and a box of cleaning supplies outside our door for 2 days. Our sheets were never changed (not even on the 3rd day, when the card says they will be). And on the last day, we had to ask Lisa (who was amazingly fast with it) to bring up more shampoo/conditioner/soap b/c they didn’t replenish it. That kinda stuff should be top notch from housekeeping at a place as high quality as this. That’s the ONLY negative. We will be back!!
TripAdvisor’s users have named the Henderson Park Inn one of the Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the United States. As the only beachfront hotel in Destin, it is easy to see why the Henderson Park Inn has become a nationally recognized destination for honeymoons, anniversaries, and couples getaways. Continue reading
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.
We had a fantastic stay at Henderson Park Inn. From our arrival to our departure, the entire trip was magnificent. Our room was an Executive Suite: spacious, great balcony, jetted Whirlpool tub.
The breakfasts were wonderful everyday, from the freshly made omlets to the fabulous fresh berries. I loved the snack fridge. The complementary beach towels and beach chairs were an added bonus.
Brad at the Tiki bar handled the happy hour crowd well. Natalie at the front desk was terrific, as was the whole stafff! Very friendly and helpful.
My husband and I LOVE the Henderson Park Inn when we want to get away for a truly relaxing time together.
The rooms are spacious and lovely. It’s right on the gorgeous beach where they set up beach chairs and umbrellas for guests every day, you don’t have to do anything for breakfast or lunch other than mosey over to the dining room, and they have happy hour on the deck every afternoon.
The only thing you have to think about while you’re there is keeping on the sunscreen and deciding where you’ll go to dinner at night. Perfect!
We happened upon Henderson Park Inn, and couldn’t believe we found it.
Chef cooked breakfast, box lunch and 4 pm happy hour are all included. It is right on the water, and although all the rooms face the Gulf, some have sort of a “side” view.
Their staff is exceptional. The food at their restaurant is very good. Age 25 and up, so it’s just for the grownups.
They put chairs and umbrellas out every morning, and the private, beautiful white beach is just steps away from the back deck. While it is called a “bed and breakfast” it is more like a boutique hotel. The rooms have tvs (they are small) and refrigerators.
It is a lovely, beautiful, great place to stay.
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.
We visited HPI for the first time May 12 – 15 to celebrate our anniversary, after checking various reviews and write-ups on the web. This place delivered on everything we expected. First and foremost, the staff is a highlight. We felt welcome from the start and everyone went out of their way to ensure we were pampered.
Greg at breakfast, Natalie(s) at the front desk, and Brad on the deck were all attentive to detail and made us feel like VIPs the entire time. The view from our executive suite balcony was perfect and private. The little touches really matter here – the welcome tray on the bed, unlimited water & soft drinks, the classic decor, fresh flowers, books & magazines for beach reading, a well-manicured and maintained property all around.
Keep in mind this is not your typical B&B but is more like a boutique hotel. We stayed in the main building which provided easy access to the breakfast/eating area, and it was surprisingly quiet although our room was on the 2nd floor just above the main entry to the front desk and restaurant.
From either building you’re just a few steps to the sand, and the private beach chairs & umbrellas are great. We never had any issues securing a great spot on the beach either in the late morning or mid-afternoon. Also the view, water quality, and privacy provided by the adjacent state park make this one of the best and quietest places to relax in Destin. We saw dolphins swimming not even 100 yards out from the beach 2 out of 3 days, which was a nice plus.
I took my Fiancée here for his birthday celebration in April 2011. I was floored at the exceptional romantic ambience at the Henderson’s Bed & Breakfast. It sits right on their private beach. The staff ,cooks, & the housekeeper’s are wonderful always smiling & greeting you no matter how many times they see you.
The food especially the breakfast is out of this world…always fresh & hot… This as far as I am concerned is the best Breakfast in the NW Florida area. I want to say “THANK YOU” to TAMEE who turned out what I would consider to be one of my dear friends now-she helped me out with my reservations all the way to what was happening in the Destin area-she quite up to date with what’s happening in the surrounding areas-very helpful.
I will definitely return here many more times in the future. I live in Panama City never knew this was in my own backyard what a blessing. We felt like we were up in New England or somewhere. Just writing this makes me want to go back NOW… The cleaniness is outstanding & I am extremely particular – normally I take my cleaning bucket when I’m staying in any place because I know it’s not going to meet my standards…this was the FIRST time I didn’t have to use it-I was shocked at the attention to detail from the inside to the outside of this wonderful Inn.
I urge anyone to book up now & have the best time of your life whether it be with your significant other or by yourself or a perfect getaway with the girls or guys weekend, it’s worth it-you will never forget this place & neither will I.
The only thing I didn’t like about this Inn was that when it was time for us to check out I wish I had more time to stay there-but again I WILL RETUEN MANY MORE TIMES, I am telling everyone I know about the Henderson’s Bed & Breakfast Inn, aka “MY OWN SLICE OF HEAVEN IN MY OWN BACKYARD”.
TO ALL THE STAFF & ESPECIALLY: TAMEE…keep up the outstanding work…until we meet again & we will… I Love you all…All my respect & Blessing.
The setting, the amenities, and the service are all first rate. You are treated as a VIP by all the staff from the minute you arrive. It is peaceful, private, romantic, and for adults only, which is so hard to find. The breakfasts are wonderful, and the on site restaurant is so convenient, with a wonderful menu. This place has spoiled us, and we will go as often as we can get away.