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!!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Henderson Park Inn voted the 2nd Most Romantic Resort in the World, by About.Com. Henderson Park Inn was one
of only three resorts in the US to be nominated for this prestigious award, and was Voted No 1 over the other two
nominations by a substantial margin.