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.