Strange that I’m the first reviewer for the HPI, but let me tell you, 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.