My husband and I recently stayed at The Henderson Park Inn and had a wonderful time. Our stay was much too short and we would love to go back sometime in the future. It is an adults only inn which we loved! That was one of our main reasons for staying there.
The Henderson has a fantastic location with white, sandy beaches and access to the Gulf. One side of it is located next to a state park and the beach seems to have more privacy because of that. Every morning the staff put out beach umbrellas with two chairs under each umbrella. There were always enough for everyone and it was not necessary to reserve umbrellas or chairs which was a great added feature. Beach towels were plentiful and easily accessed.
The breakfast was fantastic–very tasty, plenty of it and basically anything you would want. The chef made omelettes or whatever you wanted. Oh, and the fresh squeezed orange juice was wonderful! You could eat inside or outside on the balcony. There was a window of time for breakfast which was very nice as you didn’t have to rush down to breakfast at a set time. Boxed lunches from Honey Baked Ham were provided with your choice of sandwich or salad from a selection sheet. You could eat your lunch anywhere you wanted–even on the beach. After lunch, lemonade and cookies were provided.
Around 4:00 was happy hour. They seemed to have almost anything you would want. The frozen strawberry margaritas were very good. We took ours to the beach.
The Beach Walk Cafe was its onsite restaurant. We ate dinner there one evening and had a fantastic waitress. The gourmet food was good and we had a great time as we ate on the balcony. It is wise to get a reservation for dinner before the evening you plan to eat there as they get very booked and the more desirable times go quickly. We made our reservation before we left home. The Henderson has a great balcony area which is where the happy hour is located.
There is shade as well as sunny areas on the balcony with plenty of seating and even a swing. Small refrigerators in the lobby area are stocked with complimentary water, soda and candy. A coffee machine is located there as well. You can always find what you are looking for.
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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
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.
Friendly and helpful staff. Own private beach with beach chairs. Complimentary happy hour. Amazing breakfast, good lunch. Beautiful rooms and view. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Absolutely loved this place, my partner and I both agreed that we felt this was the best place we had stayed at as far as hotels go. AMAZING.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.
… We felt very pampered and well cared for, from the moment we walked in the very welcoming front door. The gulf was exceptionally pretty, with amazing ribbons of blue and green washing up on perfectly sugar-white beaches…almost dreamlike in its beauty!
It was a wonderful experience that we hope to repeat again…very soon.
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(Destin, Fla.) – Henderson Park Inn is a luxurious New England-style bed & breakfast nestled in the heart of Destin, Florida. Hurricane Ivan devastated the inn in 2004, but now it’s been restored, renovated and is open for business.
Henderson Park Inn, Destin Bed & BreakfasToday, when so many condominium towers dot the Destin skyline and shoreline, it’s rare to find such a small bed & breakfast right in the middle of it all. That’s a big part of the charm of Henderson Park Inn, which is protected by a mile of private shoreline on the Emerald Coast, next door to Henderson State Park. This B&B for adults only offers elegant rooms with plush bedding – the sheets are incredibly soft – and there’s a very special complimentary bottle of wine and fruit for every guest upon arrival. Rooms are individually decorated and have verandas or terraces overlooking the Gulf. Some rooms include fireplaces, most have whirlpool tubs, and standup showers.
Henderson Park Inn’s innkeeper has thought of everything to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Gilchrist & Soames lotions and bath gels from London, England along with Egyptian cotton bathrobes are provided in each room. Other amenities include flat screen TVs, high- speed Internet and ceiling fans. All guests receive free beach service and towels. The community refrigerator is always fully stocked with soft drinks and chocolate. Eat all you want! Bicycles are lined up waiting for guests to enjoy a ride down scenic 98 after a day on the beach. A complimentary full breakfast is offered daily as are light lunches and snacks.
Henderson Park Inn, the area’s only Gulf-front bed & breakfast, is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or relaxing vacation. Check out the website at hendersonpark.resortzilla.org for more details. Convenient on-site check-in is available 24/7. Adults only. For reservations, contact Henderson Park Inn, 2700 Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541, toll-free 1.866.398.4432 for reservations.
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Escape to this romantic Inn where you and your sweetheart can indulge in the lavish amenities offered by the Henderson Park Inn. Impeccable service and a world-renowned chef will also accompany your stay.Read More